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Huawei Threatens Lawsuit Against Czech Republic After Security Warning

New York Times - Sat, 09/02/2019 - 12:36pm
The threat of legal action by the Chinese tech giant is part of a broader effort to defend itself from charges that it poses a security risk.

Why Jeff Bezos Went to Medium With His Message

New York Times - Sat, 09/02/2019 - 12:28pm
“When people have something to say, they come to Medium, where they can say it at length,” a spokeswoman for the online platform said.

Jeff Bezos Said He Was a Victim of Extortion and Blackmail. What’s the Difference?

New York Times - Sat, 09/02/2019 - 8:51am
Blackmail and extortion schemes have existed for centuries, from 17th-century Scottish farmers paying off plunderers to David Letterman revealing he was targeted to keep his affairs quiet.

Jeff Bezos Accuses National Enquirer of ‘Extortion and Blackmail’

New York Times - Sat, 09/02/2019 - 8:36am
In an online post, the chief executive of Amazon said the tabloid’s owner had used “extortion and blackmail” to try to stop his investigation into leaked photos and text messages.

Instagram Bans Graphic Images of Self-Harm After Teenager’s Suicide

New York Times - Sat, 09/02/2019 - 5:43am
Instagram and its parent company, Facebook, will no longer allow images of cutting and will make nongraphic photos of self-harm, such as healed scars, more difficult to find.

Bits: The Week in Tech: Business Is Booming Despite Backlash

New York Times - Sat, 09/02/2019 - 3:00am
Global criticism of the tech industry hasn’t had an impact on the bottom line — at least not yet, writes Kate Conger.

Where Third-Party Vendors Stand in the Wake of AWS Backup

Infomation week - Sat, 09/02/2019 - 2:00am
Amazon's offering is meant to deliver convenience-and it may push competing backup services to change tactics.

U.K. Doctors Call for Caution in Children’s Use of Screens and Social Media

New York Times - Fri, 08/02/2019 - 5:40pm
Britain’s chief medical officers declined to recommend specific age or time limits, but saw associations between social media use and mental health problems.

The Title Machine Learning Engineer Will Start to Disappear

Infomation week - Fri, 08/02/2019 - 3:30am
We may be at a point in the evolution of machine learning tools where formal education in the field is no longer necessary.

Now It's Time for the Hybrid IT Worker

Infomation week - Fri, 08/02/2019 - 2:00am
In an era when the glasshouse is gone it's time for a new work structure, with IT staff being stationed closer to the business users they support.

Twitter Continues Its Profit Streak, While Still Shedding Users

New York Times - Fri, 08/02/2019 - 1:00am
Net income was $255 million in the fourth quarter, the fifth straight with a profit. But the company reported a loss of users for the third consecutive quarter, to 321 million.

Germany Restricts Facebook’s Data Gathering

New York Times - Fri, 08/02/2019 - 12:47am
The competition authority said the company could no longer combine data from different sources without explicit permission from users.

How Facebook’s Tiny China Sales Floor Helps Generate Big Ad Money

New York Times - Fri, 08/02/2019 - 12:14am
In the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen, Facebook, working with a local partner, has found a way to overcome China’s internet blocks to make ad dollars.

Spotify. It’s Not Just for Music Anymore.

New York Times - Thu, 07/02/2019 - 7:13pm
With its acquisition of two podcasting companies, the streaming service broadens its ambitions to include everything audio.

Google and Waze Must Stop Sharing Drunken-Driving Checkpoints, New York Police Demand

New York Times - Thu, 07/02/2019 - 5:58pm
The N.Y.P.D. said that Waze, by allowing people to share the locations of sobriety checkpoints, was impeding the police’s ability to keep streets safe.

New Emojis Are Coming: Interracial Couples, Guide Dogs, Falafel and More

New York Times - Thu, 07/02/2019 - 4:40pm
The new emojis and variants, which emphasize inclusivity, are expected to come out later this year, the organization that sets standards for emoji compatibility announced.

The Shift: After Uproar, Instacart Backs Off Controversial Tipping Policy

New York Times - Thu, 07/02/2019 - 1:20pm
The delivery app’s practice of counting tips toward guaranteed minimum payments for its contract workers drew accusations of wage theft.

Tech Fix: Are Your Children Racking Up Charges From Mobile Games? Here’s How to Fight Back

New York Times - Thu, 07/02/2019 - 11:37am
Parents are often surprised by unauthorized credit card charges. The culprit: Bait apps, which lure children into buying virtual junk online. Preventing these purchases isn’t easy, but it can be done.

The New York Times Co. Reports $709 Million in Digital Revenue for 2018

New York Times - Thu, 07/02/2019 - 10:27am
The company is near its goal of $800 million in digital revenue ahead of a 2020 target. Paying subscribers rose to 4.3 million, a record.