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Live-Streaming Your Broke Self for Rent Money

New York Times - Sun, 09/12/2018 - 10:04pm
Jovan Hill, 25, dropped out of college and is unemployed. So how does he pay for his Brooklyn apartment and marijuana habit? His social media followers chip in.

China Warns Canada of ‘Heavy Price’ Over Huawei Arrest

New York Times - Sun, 09/12/2018 - 8:52pm
A strongly worded editorial in the Communist Party newspaper said that Canada had violated the human rights of Meng Wanzhou, Huawei’s chief financial officer.

Orbiting, Another Thing for Online Daters to Worry About

New York Times - Sun, 09/12/2018 - 3:58pm
Digitally observing a prospective love interest, or an ex, online is yet another way that people are confusing each other romantically.

Uber Is Said to File for an I.P.O. as It Races Lyft to a Public Debut

New York Times - Sat, 08/12/2018 - 5:57pm
The offering, which is expected to be one of the biggest ever, puts the ride-hailing service neck and neck with its rival Lyft in a race to the public markets.

Huawei Executive Took Part in Sanctions Fraud, Prosecutors Say

New York Times - Sat, 08/12/2018 - 1:53pm
In a Canadian courtroom, authorities revealed details of the charges facing Meng Wanzhou, the Huawei official whose arrest has shaken U.S.-China relations.

Huawei Arrest Tests China’s Leaders as Fear and Anger Grip Elite

New York Times - Sat, 08/12/2018 - 1:51pm
The detention of a Chinese tech executive poses a challenge for President Xi Jinping, who faces pressure to both retaliate and resolve the trade war with America.

Meng Wanzhou Was Huawei’s Professional Face, Until Her Arrest

New York Times - Sat, 08/12/2018 - 1:44pm
Ms. Meng, the daughter of Huawei’s secretive founder, Ren Zhengfei, had stressed transparency at the company. She is now accused of hiding Huawei’s dealings in Iran.

Google Hearing to Preview Democrats’ Strategy on Big Tech

New York Times - Sat, 08/12/2018 - 8:06am
Sundar Pichai, the chief executive of Google, will testify before Congress on Tuesday. Democratic lawmakers are expected to target the industry next year.

Bits: The Week in Tech: Facebook Is in the News. Again.

New York Times - Sat, 08/12/2018 - 3:00am
Tech companies used to want to be in the news because it often meant fawning coverage for a new device. How times have changed, writes Brian X. Chen.

AI-Built Deepfake Videos Did Not Alter the Election

Infomation week - Sat, 08/12/2018 - 3:00am
Things could change next election time, putting truth and democracy at grave risk.

Why Data Scientists Should Make a Commitment to Diversity

Infomation week - Sat, 08/12/2018 - 1:00am
A more fair and safe society, as well as better products and services, can be enabled if the data science industry makes a commitment to hiring and cultivating diverse talent.

Lean In’s Sheryl Sandberg Problem

New York Times - Fri, 07/12/2018 - 10:47pm
The movement that Facebook’s chief operating officer started is trying to leave her, and her scandals, behind.

A.I. as Talent Scout: Unorthodox Hires, and Maybe Lower Pay

New York Times - Fri, 07/12/2018 - 1:47pm
A form of artificial intelligence is being used to surface job candidates with the attributes of a perfect fit, even without conventional credentials.

Tumblr Fans Abandon Ship as Tumblr Bans Porn

New York Times - Fri, 07/12/2018 - 1:29pm
Pornographic content, which had a large female viewer base on the site, will no longer be allowed.

With the Economy Uncertain, Tech ‘Unicorns’ Rush Toward I.P.O.

New York Times - Fri, 07/12/2018 - 1:25pm
Faced with a choppy stock market and fears of an economic downturn, Uber and Lyft are moving toward the public markets as other private tech companies also get ready.

Facebook Used People’s Data to Favor Certain Partners and Punish Rivals, Documents Show

New York Times - Fri, 07/12/2018 - 11:57am
A trove of internal Facebook documents was released by a British parliamentary committee as part of an investigation into misinformation and user data.

Arrest Shakes Huawei as Global Skepticism of Its Business Grows

New York Times - Fri, 07/12/2018 - 11:46am
Britain, New Zealand, Australia and other countries have grown increasingly worried about potential security risks related to the Chinese telecom giant.

Adopting Disruptive Tech is a Challenge; Here's How to Make it Easier

Infomation week - Fri, 07/12/2018 - 9:00am
A good way to help your organization embrace new technology is something that has been a prominent entity at user group meetings for decades.

Lyft, Racing Uber Toward I.P.O., Takes a Crucial Step

New York Times - Fri, 07/12/2018 - 7:48am
The ride-hailing company said it had confidentially filed a draft registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Australian Government Passes Contentious Encryption Law

New York Times - Fri, 07/12/2018 - 2:31am
The law, opposed by privacy advocates, requires tech companies to provide law enforcement and security agencies with access to encrypted communications.

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