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Mar 01, 2021

Twitter Cracks Down on COVID Vaccine Misinformation
It says it will use a "strike system" to remove accounts that repeatedly violate its vaccine misinformation rules

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Mar 01, 2021

Facebook's Ban of Myanmar's Military Will Be a Test of the True Power of Social Media Platforms
It's the strongest action the company has taken against the armed forces, known as the Tatmadaw, or indeed those in power in any nation

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Feb 24, 2021

Australia Passes a Law to Make Google and Facebook Pay for News
Australia's parliament on Thursday passed the final amendments to the so-called News Media Bargaining Code

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Feb 23, 2021

Australia Says Facebook Will Lift the Country's News Ban
The ban is to be lifted after a deal was struck on legislation that would make digital giants pay for journalism

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Feb 17, 2021

Facebook Blocks Australians From Viewing and Sharing News
Australian users cannot share Australian or international news. International users outside Australia also cannot share Australian news

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Feb 08, 2021

Clubhouse App Appears to Be Blocked in China, Users Say
The reported block appeared an explosion of discussions over the weekend on taboo topics from Taiwan to Xinjiang

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Feb 04, 2021

Bachelor Stars Are Promoting a Birth Control App on Instagram That Experts Say Uses One of the Least Effective Contraceptive Methods
Natural Cycles uses fertility awareness methods, which carry a relatively high rate of unintended pregnancy

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Feb 01, 2021

Why Twitter Blocked Accounts Linked to Farmers' Protests in India—Only to Reverse Course
Twitter blocked access to accounts associated with farmers protesting against the Indian government on Monday, in a localized blackout of some 250 accounts and tweets. The blocks, which only applied for viewers based in India, came after the Indian government hit Twitter with a legal demand. One thing many of the accounts appeared to have…

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Jan 29, 2021

Facebook's New Oversight Board Is Deciding Donald Trump's Fate. Will It Also Define the Future of the Company?
The ruling on the Trump case is a major test of whether users and lawmakers will trust the company's attempts to regulate itself

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Jan 29, 2021

The Capitol Attack, Impeachment and GameStop Make it Clear: 2021 Is Shaping Up to Be the Year of the Moderator
The year's most consequential events so far can be understood as a battle between the mobs and the mods

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Jan 28, 2021

Facebook's "Oversight Board" Is a Sham. The Answer to the Capitol Riot Is Regulating Social Media
Online violence leads to real world violence. The January 6th storming of the U.S. Capitol and the role of social media in helping coordinate the riots was not a surprise and the emerging details show this could have been mitigated, if not prevented, if Facebook had taken years of warnings seriously. Buzzfeed reported that for…

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Jan 28, 2021

‘Revenge Tactic:' GameStop's Massive Stock Surge Isn't Only About Making Money
The collective push by hyper-online investors also sought to fight back against a system that they feel deserves a reckoning

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Jan 26, 2021

In the Fight Against Extremism, Don't Demonize Surveillance-Busting Tools like Signal and Bitcoin
The battle for privacy is moving to the next medium: money

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Jan 22, 2021

E-Bikes Are Taking Off—But We Need to Make Space for Them
'If you want people to ride bikes, it can't just be about safety'

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Jan 22, 2021

‘We Need a Fundamental Reset.' Shoshana Zuboff on Building an Internet That Lets Democracy Flourish
The author discusses how we can regulate the murky world of big tech platforms

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Jan 22, 2021

We Need a Fundamental Reset.' Shoshana Zuboff on Building an Internet That Lets Democracy Flourish
The author discusses how we can regulate the murky world of big tech platforms

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Jan 22, 2021

Big Tech's Business Model Is a Threat to Democracy. Here's How to Build a Fairer Digital Future
Under President Biden, tech reform will take on a new urgency

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Jan 22, 2021

Google Threatens to Pull Out of Australia Over Plan to Make It Pay for News
The rules proposed by the government aims to make Google and Facebook pay Australian media companies fairly for using news content

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Jan 21, 2021

Why Amazon's Move to Drop Parler Is a Big Deal for the Future of the Internet
The episode reveals the immense power held by Amazon's AWS and rival cloud services

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Jan 21, 2021

People Have Turned Bernie Sanders' Inauguration Fashion Into So Much More Than Your Standard Meme
Creatives evolved "Bernie Sanders in a Chair" beyond the confines of a normal meme

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Jan 21, 2021

Want to Stop the Next Crisis? Teaching Cyber Citizenship Must Become a National Priority
To be a responsible member of today's increasingly digital society requires a new set of "cyber citizenship" skills. This goes far beyond the need to protect oneself from on-line scams or the theft of Personally Identifiable Information (PII). Such skills should go to the very heart of what it means to be a U.S. citizen.…

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Jan 18, 2021

Twitter Suspends Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene Over Election Fraud Claims
Greene gained large followings on social media in part by posting incendiary videos and comments and has also embraced QAnon

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Jan 15, 2021

What if the Web Looked More Like Wikipedia?
Wikipedia, which celebrates its 20th birthday on Jan. 15, lives on—and it's not just surviving, but thriving.

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Jan 13, 2021

In These Tumultuous Times, Sea Shanty TikToks Have Suddenly Become a Port in the Storm
In centuries past, these call-and-response work songs maintained a ship crew's focus on safely navigating often dangerous waters

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Jan 12, 2021

Big Tech's Crackdown on Donald Trump and Parler Won't Fix the Real Problem With Social Media
If democracy is a river, or a forest, or a pristine meadow, then social media platforms are a factory spewing toxic pollutants into it. Even if you block the new effluent, the pollution that has already escaped won't just go away. It needs to be cleaned up. That's the analogy used by Whitney Phillips, one…

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Jan 08, 2021

Twitter Permanently Suspends President Donald Trump's Account
The social media platform announced on Friday evening that it would be permanently suspending it "due to the risk of further incitement of violence"

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Jan 07, 2021

Facebook and Twitter Finally Locked Donald Trump's Accounts. Will They Ban Him Permanently?
The events at the Capitol seemed a glaring sign that the risk to democracy was finally greater than the necessity of giving a sitting President a platform to speak

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Jan 06, 2021

Facebook Blocks President Trump's Account ‘Indefinitely' After He Incited Mob That Stormed Capitol
The social media giants removed posts by President Donald Trump, and blocked him from posting to his tens of millions of followers on Wednesday

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Jan 06, 2021

Twitter Locks Down Trump Video Over ‘Risk of Violence' as His Supporters Mob the Capitol
This appears to be the first time that Twitter has locked down engagement with one of Trump's tweets

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Jan 06, 2021

Twitter Locks Trump's Account Over ‘Repeated and Severe Violations' as His Supporters Mob the Capitol
This appears to be the first time that Twitter has locked down engagement with one of Trump's tweets

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Jan 06, 2021

Twitter and Facebook Block President Trump From Posting After He Incited Mob That Stormed Capitol
The social media giants removed posts by President Donald Trump, and blocked him from posting to his tens of millions of followers on Wednesday

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Jan 05, 2021

Health Workers Are Going Viral on TikTok for Debunking COVID-19 Myths
'I know that Doctor Noc doesn't really have an agenda, outside of science'

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Dec 31, 2020

How Domestic Abusers Have Exploited Technology During the Pandemic
When Julie's boyfriend came home with a brand new iPhone for her at the end of the summer in 2019, Julie saw it as a peace offering—a sign that their relationship was on the mend. A few weeks earlier, her boyfriend Steve had flown into a rage, trashing the apartment they shared, punching Julie in…

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Dec 19, 2020

What Happens Next with the Massive SolarWinds Hack
The cyber security firm FireEye revealed that it has been the victim of a massive, long-running hack of its network. Given FireEye's stature in the tech community, that alone would have made headlines, but the company went on to explain that the hackers were able to gain access to their system through corrupted software updates…

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Dec 18, 2020

U.S. Blacklists More Than 60 Chinese Firms, Including Drone Giant DJI
Amid concerns over their ties to Beijing's government

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Dec 17, 2020

U.S. Nuclear Weapons Agency Hacked as Part of Massive Cyber-Attack
An investigation has found the hack didn't affect "mission-essential national security functions," a Department of Energy spokesperson said in a statement.

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Dec 17, 2020

Cyberpunk 2077 Is a Mess On Every Level
It's time to rethink gaming's pre-ordering culture

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Dec 15, 2020

How the E.U's Sweeping New Regulations Against Big Tech Could Have an Impact Beyond Europe
Big tech companies could face multibillion dollar fines in Europe and the threat of being broken up unless they comply with sweeping new regulations announced by the European Commission on Tuesday. After years of wrangling in the U.S. over whether to hold tech companies accountable for data practices and anticompetitive behavior, the new rules in…

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Dec 15, 2020

European Union Announces Sweeping New Regulations Against Big Tech Companies
Big tech companies could face multibillion dollar fines in Europe and the threat of being broken up unless they comply with sweeping new regulations announced by the European Commission on Tuesday. After years of wrangling in the U.S. over whether to hold tech companies accountable for data practices and anticompetitive behavior, the new rules in…

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Dec 14, 2020

People Are Finally Downloading COVID-19 Exposure Notification Apps. Will They Make a Difference?
New Apple-Google software is leading to skyrocketing adoption

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Dec 13, 2020

Hackers Break Into U.S. Treasury and Commerce Departments
(WASHINGTON) — Hackers broke into the networks of federal agencies including the Treasury and Commerce departments in attacks revealed just days after U.S. officials warned that cyber actors linked to the Russian government were exploiting vulnerabilities to target sensitive data. The FBI and the Department of Homeland Security's cybersecurity arm are investigating what experts and…

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Dec 11, 2020

The Facebook Antitrust Case Is a Vital First Step. But More Needs to Happen
On Wednesday, the Federal Trade Commission and the attorneys general of 48 states and territories filed antitrust cases against Facebook. The state case is broader than the FTC's, but both call for unwinding Facebook's acquisitions of Instagram and WhatsApp. On the heels of the House Antitrust Subcommittee report - which concluded that Facebook, Google, and…

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Dec 11, 2020

The Perfect Last-Minute Gifts for the Gamers in Your Life
The PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X are in short supply, but there are plenty of other great gift options for gamers

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Dec 08, 2020

New Apple AirPods Max Orders Won't Arrive in Time for Christmas
By putting the accessory on sale in December, Apple was aiming to lure holiday shoppers, but shipping delays may upset that strategy

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Dec 07, 2020

No PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X? Here's How to Get Your Next-Gen Gaming Fix at Any Budget
Consider these game-streaming services instead

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Dec 07, 2020

Facebook's Oversight Board Is Reviewing Its First Cases. Critics Say It Won't Solve the Platform's Biggest Problems
Some critics argue the Facebook Oversight Board's powers are too limited to actually take on the big-picture problems Facebook has with misinformation and hate speech

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Nov 24, 2020

My Only Beef With the iPhone 12 Mini? I Wish it Was Even Smaller
It's quickly become my favorite of Apple's latest lineup

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Nov 20, 2020

The 10 Best Video Games of 2020
From 'Spider-Man: Miles Morales' to 'Among Us'

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Nov 19, 2020

How We Chose the 100 Best Inventions of 2020
Every year, TIME highlights inventions that are making the world better, smarter and even a bit more fun. (See last year's list here.) To assemble our 2020 list, we solicited nominations both from our editors and correspondents around the world, and through an online application process. We then evaluated each contender on key factors, including…

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Nov 18, 2020

Thinking About a PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X/S? Here Are 4 Reasons to Hold Off
It's tempting to upgrade right away, but there are plenty of reasons to wait.

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Nov 12, 2020

Should You Get a PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, or Xbox Series S? Here's How to Decide
Decisions, decisions...

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Nov 10, 2020

Apple's New MacBooks (and Mac Mini) Are Powered By iPhone DNA
They use new iPhone-like processors that promise better battery life

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Nov 10, 2020

Spider-Man: Miles Morales Could've Tackled Police Reform Head-On. Instead, the Cops Are Almost Entirely Gone
The otherwise excellent game is a missed opportunity to reckon with the issues of the day

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Nov 10, 2020

Contact Tracing Apps Were Big Tech's Best Idea for Fighting COVID-19. Why Haven't They Helped?
Sluggish development, distrust of technology companies, and sloppy messaging have slowed adoption

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Nov 06, 2020

Facebook Gets Green Light for Whatsapp Payments in India
If successful in India, WhatsApp Pay could be replicated worldwide

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Nov 06, 2020

Forget 4K and Solid State Drives. The Controller Is the Best Reason to Get a PlayStation 5
The DualSense is a surprising standout of Sony's new console

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Oct 30, 2020

The Subreddit /r/Collapse Has Become the Doomscrolling Capital of the Internet. Can Its Users Break Free?
Every morning, Johnny Sayles wakes up and scrolls through news about the collapse of human civilization. Formerly a medical assistant at a surgical department in Washington state, Sayles was laid off at the beginning of April, when the pandemic hit. Confined to his home by stay-at-home orders, he began spending more time on the social…

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Oct 29, 2020

U.S. Hospitals Warned of Hacking Threat Amid ‘Coordinated' Ransomware Attack
The warning comes as COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations surge across the country

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Oct 27, 2020

Top Facebook India Executive Leaves the Company Following Controversy Over Hate Speech
Facebook's top policy official in India, Ankhi Das, stepped down from the company on Tuesday following reports this summer by TIME and the Wall Street Journal that detailed links between senior Facebook staff and India's ruling party. A Facebook spokesperson told TIME that Das's departure "has nothing to do with the parliamentary inquiry or the…

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Oct 20, 2020

‘This Is a Global Crisis.' Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Discuss the State of the Digital World
The Sussexes are working to educate others about the role that online communities can play in people's lives offline

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Oct 20, 2020

‘What Will You Sacrifice for the Truth?' Maria Ressa Discusses Disinformation and Social Platforms With Prince Harry and Renée DiResta
Maria Ressa urged U.S. voters to think about the kind of information ecosystem they want to live in when they vote in the Nov. 3 presidential election, in a TIME100 Talks discussion with Prince Harry and Renée DiResta. Ressa, founder of Filipino news site Rappler, which is critical of President Roderigo Duterte, is currently facing…

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Oct 20, 2020

‘What Will You Sacrifice for the Truth?' Maria Ressa Discusses Misinformation and Social Platforms With Prince Harry and Renée DiResta
Maria Ressa urged U.S. voters to think about the kind of information ecosystem they want to live in when they vote in the Nov. 3 presidential election, in a TIME100 Talks discussion with Prince Harry and Renée DiResta. Ressa, founder of Filipino news site Rappler, which is critical of President Roderigo Duterte, is currently facing…

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Oct 20, 2020

Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Discuss Misinformation With Silicon Valley's Biggest Critics
Anyone who has watched The Social Dilemma already knows that technology has fundamentally warped the way we see the world. But Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, have become invested in holding technology companies accountable for the misinformation spread on platforms like Facebook. For a special TIME100 Talks hosted by The…

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Oct 20, 2020

Reddit Co-Founder Alexis Ohanian Speaks with Meghan, Duchess of Sussex About Building a Better Tech Industry
When Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian decided to take action in support of racial equality and Black Lives Matter this June, he made a surprising move: stepping back to let someone else lead. He resigned his position on the company's board, and publicly urged the social media platform to replace him with a Black board member.…

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Oct 20, 2020

The Justice Department's Antitrust Lawsuit Against Google Isn't Enough to Stop the Abuses of Big Tech
This week's Department of Justice antitrust suit against Google is the agency's first major case against Big Tech since the 1998 Microsoft suit. It comes on the heels of a 451-page report by the House Antitrust Subcommittee that enumerates the dubious and harmful practices of the dominant digital companies and proposes the reinvigoration of the…

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Oct 19, 2020

Star Wars: Squadrons Crams Tons of Fun in a Tiny Cockpit
I'm flying through the Nadiri Dockyards, where the New Republic constructs warships to take on the ever-expanding Galactic Empire. In my X-Wing starfighter, I'm being followed by an enemy TIE Bomber set on turning me into space dust. Hit after hit knocks out my shield until I decide to hide behind an asteroid, kill the…

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Oct 18, 2020

Twitter Blocks Post From Trump Science Adviser That Falsely Claimed Masks Don't Work
The tweet violated a Twitter policy that prohibits sharing false or misleading misinformation about COVID-19 that could lead to harm, a company spokesperson said

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Oct 14, 2020

There Are Perfectly Good Reasons to Upgrade to an iPhone 12. 5G Isn't One of Them
5G reality hasn't caught up to expectations just yet

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Oct 13, 2020

The Best Amazon Prime Day Tech Deals We Could Find
Grab a new TV, pair of headphones, or mesh router on the cheap

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Oct 12, 2020

Facebook Has Finally Banned Holocaust Denial. Critics Ask What Took Them So Long
Mark Zuckerberg "still seems to ignore why Facebook is so ripe for spreading hate speech and disinformation to begin with"

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Oct 09, 2020

U.S. States Are Rolling Out COVID-19 Contact Tracing Apps. Months of Evidence From Europe Shows They're No Silver Bullet
On Oct. 1, New York state released an app that can notify you if you've come into contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19. Called "COVID Alert NY," the app is one of 10 currently active in states around the U.S. that are based on Google and Apple's decentralized contact tracing system,…

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Sep 27, 2020

TikTok Gets Reprieve in U.S. as Judge Temporarily Blocks Trump's App Store Ban
President Donald Trump's ban on TikTok was temporarily blocked by a federal judge hours before it was due to be removed from U.S. app stores.

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Sep 27, 2020

TikTok's Fate Uncertain as D.C. Judge Weighs Impending App Ban
Lawyers for the app argued the move would infringe on First Amendment rights and do irreparable harm to the business

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Sep 25, 2020

The Inside Story of How Signal Became the Private Messaging App for an Age of Fear and Distrust
Signal is the go-to app for protesters, whistleblowers, and dissidents. As its profile grows, how can it maintain its commitment to privacy?

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Sep 23, 2020

‘We Have to Stay Vigilant.' Sundar Pichai on Alphabet's Role in Fighting Misinformation and Safeguarding Elections
The 2020 TIME100 honoree reiterated his company's commitment to fighting online misinformation on its platforms

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Sep 20, 2020

Trump Blesses Oracle's TikTok Deal, Delaying Potential U.S. Ban
Oracle plans to take a 12.5% stake in the new TikTok Global, while Walmart has tentatively agreed to buy 7.5% of the entity

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Sep 17, 2020

Can Celebrity Activism Campaigns on Social Media Actually Make a Difference? Here's What an Expert Thinks
"To offer up the idea that we're not going to utilize a platform for a day is not a goal—it's a tactic"

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Sep 15, 2020

The 6 Most Interesting Things Apple Just Announced
Apple on Tuesday unveiled two new Apple Watches, a fitness subscription service, updates to its iPad lineup and more. It was the second pandemic-era virtual event for the company, and executives made multiple references to the outbreak and the need to stay healthy in "these difficult times," as CEO Tim Cook put it. Here's a…

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Sep 11, 2020

Sid Meier Is Here to Remind You That Life Is Full of Interesting Decisions
It is not, by any stretch of the imagination, an easy time to have fun in the United States right now. COVID-19 has killed nearly 200,000 Americans, and will likely claim many more before the outbreak finally wanes. Wildfires in California and elsewhere in the west are burning out of control, destroying entire towns and…

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Sep 10, 2020

Microsoft's Double-Screened Surface Duo Smartphone Is Exciting, But I'm Waiting for Next Year's Model
The Surface Duo is the future, but it's not quite there yet

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Sep 08, 2020

Miss the Movie Theater? 7 Easy Ways to Upgrade Your Home Theater Setup
While some new big-budget films, like Disney's Mulan, are premiering on streaming services, others, like Christopher Nolan's Tenet, are attempting to lure consumers back to theaters despite the risk of indoor transmission of COVID-19. Movie fans who don't want to take chances with their health might be feeling a bit frustrated they can't enjoy a…

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Sep 03, 2020

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 2, a Nostalgia Trip With Plenty of Growth, Is Right at Home in 2020
We talked to Hawk about staying true to form while evolving to meet a new generational moment

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Sep 03, 2020

Smartphone Showdown: Samsung's High-End Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G vs. Google's Budget Pixel 4a
Is it worth dropping a grand on a phone? Probably not

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Aug 31, 2020

Slowly Losing Your Mind in Lockdown? 5 Apps to Boost Your Mental Health
From meditation assistants to white noise generators for better sleep

Time: Techland
Aug 28, 2020

You Can Block the Music of Problematic Artists From Playing on Your Music App. Here's How.
If you're a fan of streaming music, personalized playlists, and mixes made "just for you," you've no doubt run into some boring, bad and even downright offensive songs you'd rather not hear again. And if you're familiar with the news surrounding today's most popular artists, you probably have a running list of artists who you'd…

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Aug 27, 2020

Facebook's Ties to India's Ruling Party Complicate Its Fight Against Hate Speech
The world's biggest social network has multi-billion dollar plans for India. What happens when BJP politicians use its platforms to spread hatred?

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Aug 27, 2020

Video Games May Be Key to Keeping World War II Memory Alive. Here Are 5 WWII Games Worth Playing, According to a Historian
The games worth playing—and the history they get right and wrong

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Aug 27, 2020

TikTok's CEO Resigns Amid U.S. Pressure to Sell the Video App
Kevin Mayer said that his decision to leave comes after the "political environment has sharply changed"

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Aug 26, 2020

Artificial Intelligence Is Here To Calm Your Road Rage
I am behind the wheel of a Nissan Leaf, circling a parking lot, trying not to let the day's nagging worries and checklists distract me to the point of imperiling pedestrians. Like all drivers, I am unwittingly communicating my stress to this vehicle in countless subtle ways: the strength of my grip on the steering…

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Aug 24, 2020

Working From Home Was a Big Shift Even for the Companies Making the Gear We're Using to Work From Home
'How do you really think about structuring the day," says Logitech Chief Information Officer Massimo Rapparini

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Aug 20, 2020

How These Manufacturing Companies Are Pivoting to Help in the Fight Against COVID-19
With the COVID-19 pandemic disrupting businesses around the world, the desire to keep operations up and running is butting up against companies' need to keep their employees safe on the job. That's leading many firms to pursue more novel ways of ensuring employees don't get sick, maintaining social distancing, and outfitting employees with personal protective…

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Aug 13, 2020

Facebook Takes Steps Against Misinformation Ahead of U.S. Election
New labels will direct readers to authoritative information about the upcoming presidential election

Time: Techland
Aug 11, 2020

‘Every Girl Has to Learn How to Code.' Reshma Saujani Wants to Make Space for Young Women in Tech
As the coronavirus pandemic deepened and students across the U.S. were forced to learn from home without WiFi or reliable devices, Girls Who Code CEO Reshma Saujani saw an opportunity: to teach more girls how to code. "More so than ever before, every girl has to learn how to code," said Saujani during a Time100…

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Aug 06, 2020

Trump Signs Executive Orders Barring Transactions With TikTok and WeChat in 45 Days
The measure threatens penalties on any U.S. resident or company that engages in any transactions with TikTok, WeChat or their owners after the order takes effect.

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Aug 06, 2020

How TikTok Found Itself in the Middle of a U.S.-China Tech War
First they went after Huawei. Then it was gummy bears singing Adele. TikTok-the social-media platform where primarily Gen Z users share dance routines and zany memes involving crooning fruit candies and the like-has become the latest flash point in the escalating tech war between the U.S. and China, with President Donald Trump threatening on July…

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Aug 05, 2020

Virginia Becomes First State to Roll Out Smartphone App to Alert People to Potential Coronavirus Exposure
Virginia is the first U.S. state to use new pandemic technology created by Apple and Google

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Aug 04, 2020

Blizzard Employees Share Salaries With Each Other to Protest Wage Disparities
Employees began circulating a spreadsheet to anonymously share salaries and recent pay increases

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Aug 02, 2020

Microsoft Confirms It Is in Talks to Buy the U.S. Arm of TikTok as Trump Threatens Ban
The deal could result in Microsoft owning and operating the TikTok service in the U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand

Time: Techland
Aug 01, 2020

Facebook Complies With Brazilian Judge's Order to Block 12 Accounts Accused of Running a Fake News Network
12 accounts of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's supporters are under investigation

Time: Techland
Aug 01, 2020

President Trump Says He Will Act to Ban TikTok in the U.S. as Soon as Saturday
Trump said he could use emergency economic powers or an executive order to enforce the action, insisting, "I have that authority"

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