Archive for the ‘Technology’ Category

Facebook, which owns WhatsApp, is trying to prove it can curb the spread of false news. But the app’s design makes it difficult.

The anonymous group’s campaign highlights Facebook’s continuing trouble with political advertising.

Jack Dorsey of Twitter and Marc Benioff of Salesforce, among others, are sparring over a Nov. 6 ballot initiative that would impose new corporate taxes.

Saudi Arabia’s investments in tech put some companies in a tough spot after evidence emerged that Saudi agents may have killed a dissident writer.

Conservative political apps deliver curated partisan messages, free from the strictures and content guidelines imposed by Silicon Valley giants.

2018 Digital Misinformation Roundup

Posted on October 20th, 2018 by

The midterm elections are 17 days away. Here is a collection of coverage from The New York Times and elsewhere on efforts to mislead voters on social media and the wider internet.

The WikiLeaks founder claimed that his longtime hosts at the country’s embassy in London are limiting his contact with the outside world and censoring his speech.

Several start-ups hope to use the technology introduced by Bitcoin to give broader access to the data and algorithms behind artificial intelligence.

Weapons: Will There Be a Ban on Killer Robots?

Posted on October 20th, 2018 by

A push for a global agreement on autonomous weapons is stalled, much to the chagrin of advocates who believe a treaty is urgently needed.

Why Amazon may want a big city for HQ2

Posted on October 20th, 2018 by

Amazon’s search for the perfect home for its next headquarters could be leaning towards larger cities.