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Roiled by Election, Facebook Struggles to Balance Civility and Growth (www.nytimes.com) 11/24/2020 12:07 PM Employees and executives are battling over how to reduce misinformation and hate speech without hurting the company’s bottom line.
How Misinformation ‘Superspreaders’ Seed False Election Theories (www.nytimes.com) 11/24/2020 10:06 AM Researchers have found that a small group of social media accounts are responsible for the spread of a disproportionate amount of the false posts about voter fraud.
Intel and Nvidia Chips Power a Chinese Surveillance System (www.nytimes.com) 11/24/2020 10:00 AM Intel and Nvidia chips power a supercomputing center that tracks people in a place where government suppresses minorities, raising questions about the tech industry’s responsibility.
Meet GPT-3. It Has Learned to Code (and Blog and Argue). (www.nytimes.com) 11/24/2020 09:48 AM The latest natural-language system generates tweets, pens poetry, summarizes emails, answers trivia questions, translates languages and even writes its own computer programs.
‘I Forget About the World:’ Afghan Youth Find Escape in a Video Game (www.nytimes.com) 11/24/2020 07:01 AM The game’s cultlike following in Afghanistan inhabits a real-life version of its violent virtual reality.
Fact Check: No, Biden Did Not Have a Maskless Birthday Party (www.nytimes.com) 11/24/2020 04:01 AM The video of a crowd singing happy birthday to the president-elect was from 2019.
How Archaeologists Are Using Deep Learning to Dig Deeper (www.nytimes.com) 11/24/2020 02:30 AM Trawling ancient history with neural nets.
When A.I. Falls in Love (www.nytimes.com) 11/24/2020 02:30 AM The Times asked GPT-3 to tell us a little about itself and its romantic life.
As Customers Move Online, So Does the Holiday Shopping Season (www.nytimes.com) 11/24/2020 01:10 AM Empty stores are turning into fulfillment centers and the market for warehouse space is booming, as the pandemic rockets the retail industry into its e-commerce future.
Meet The Top 2020 Presidential Election Misinformation ‘Superspreaders' (www.nytimes.com) 11/23/2020 06:14 PM New research found that a handful of social media accounts had an outsize influence on false election information. President Trump topped the list.
Do You Have a Conflict of Interest? This Robotic Assistant May Find It First (www.nytimes.com) 11/23/2020 04:51 PM They can’t detect all conflicts, but new computer programs serve as guard rails when scientists and publishers fail to self-police.
The Best Video Games to Get Lost In This Holiday Season (www.nytimes.com) 11/23/2020 04:19 PM A ninth-century Viking adventure, a game about robots that literally feels good to play and an escape from hell: Here is what’s new across gaming systems to satisfy players of all stripes.
G.M. Accelerates Its Ambitions for Electric Vehicles (www.nytimes.com) 11/23/2020 03:50 PM General Motors says it will increase its investment and model offerings over the next five years “to expedite the transition to E.V.s.”
‘Release the Kraken,’ a catchphrase for unfounded conspiracy theory, trends on Twitter. (www.nytimes.com) 11/23/2020 03:47 PM The conspiracy stems from a Fox Business appearance last Friday by a lawyer making claims about the election results.
How Sidney Powell inaccurately cited Venezuela’s elections as evidence of U.S. fraud. (www.nytimes.com) 11/23/2020 03:46 PM Ms. Powell, a lawyer for President Trump, made the comments to promote viral conspiracy theories about vote switching.
Can a Computer Devise a Theory of Everything? (www.nytimes.com) 11/23/2020 01:26 PM It might be possible, physicists say, but not anytime soon. And there’s no guarantee that we humans will understand the result.
What We Like About Pandemic Shopping (www.nytimes.com) 11/23/2020 01:12 PM This year might have forever changed shopping for American consumers, store workers and retailers.
How an Online Attack ‘Brought Twitter to Its Knees’ (www.nytimes.com) 11/23/2020 12:42 PM A teenager from Florida is accused of breaching one of the most high-profile internet platforms in the world. Watch how Twitter was hacked in a new Times documentary airing tonight on FX at 10 p.m. and streaming on Hulu.
Can an Algorithm Prevent Suicide? (www.nytimes.com) 11/23/2020 05:00 AM The Department of Veterans Affairs has turned to machine-learning to help identify vets at risk of taking their own lives.
Hollywood’s ‘We’re Not in Kansas Anymore’ Moment (www.nytimes.com) 11/22/2020 05:00 AM The announcement that “Wonder Woman 1984” will be released in theaters and on HBO Max on Christmas Day is the clearest sign that streaming is now central to the film industry’s business model.
52 Years Later, IBM Apologizes for Firing Transgender Woman (www.nytimes.com) 11/21/2020 03:16 PM Lynn Conway was one of the company’s most promising young computer engineers but after confiding to supervisors that she was transgender, they fired her.
Coronavirus Antibodies Good. Machine-Made Molecules Better? (www.nytimes.com) 11/21/2020 01:45 PM With help from computer algorithms, researchers designed proteins from scratch that can trounce the coronavirus in lab animals.
No, Trump’s sister did not publicly back him. He was duped by a fake account. (www.nytimes.com) 11/20/2020 08:15 PM The president shared an article that said his sister, Elizabeth Trump Grau, was supporting his claim that he had won the election. But the article was based on posts from an impostor Twitter account.
Clubhouse, the (www.nytimes.com) 11/20/2020 04:54 PM Time to learn about reverse takeovers, kids!
Uncool Can Beat Flashy Tech (www.nytimes.com) 11/20/2020 03:47 PM Focus more on the boring stuff. It can make a profound difference in our lives.
What went viral this week. (www.nytimes.com) 11/20/2020 03:09 PM Stories about the Georgia recount, Charlie Brown TV specials and Keanu Reeves dominated the week on social media.
When Sharks Turned Up at Their Beach, They Called in Drones (www.nytimes.com) 11/20/2020 01:18 PM A goal of the SharkEye project is to one day produce automated “shark reports” for beachgoers to help them gauge levels of risk.
These Algorithms Could End the Scourge of Tuberculosis (www.nytimes.com) 11/20/2020 11:44 AM In rural India and other places where tuberculosis is rampant, A.I. that scans lung X-rays might eliminate the scourge.
Trump allies are among the frequent purveyors of election misinformation. (www.nytimes.com) 11/20/2020 10:00 AM The who’s who includes the conservative activist Charlie Kirk, Jim Holt of Gateway Pundit, Eric Trump — and the president himself.
Roblox, a Video Game Company, Files for an I.P.O. (www.nytimes.com) 11/19/2020 08:04 PM The gaming site and app, which is popular with tweens, has benefited from the pandemic but continues to lose money.
Giuliani makes accusations of fraud that the Trump team has failed to support in court. (www.nytimes.com) 11/19/2020 04:11 PM
How to Have a Fully Remote Family Thanksgiving (www.nytimes.com) 11/19/2020 02:12 PM Skipping travel this year to stop the spread of Covid-19? Here’s how to digitally reimagine the holiday, from meal prep to after-dinner activities.
How Fake Reviews Hurt Us and Amazon (www.nytimes.com) 11/19/2020 12:24 PM New research shows that we need to be even more skeptical online shoppers.
Zillow Surfing Is the Escape We All Need Right Now (www.nytimes.com) 11/19/2020 05:00 AM Scrolling through real estate listings in far-flung destinations is a way to visualize an alternate life, whether you’re trying to move or not.
Apple Halves Its App Store Fee for the Smaller Companies (www.nytimes.com) 11/19/2020 12:52 AM App makers bridled at the 30 percent commission, which has drawn scrutiny from regulators looking into antitrust claims.
Local officials rebut 3 dead-voter claims by the Trump campaign. (www.nytimes.com) 11/18/2020 06:20 PM The accusations from the campaign spread widely on social media.
G.O.P. officials refused to certify Michigan ballots over issues that are fairly common. (www.nytimes.com) 11/18/2020 04:29 PM
Election misinformation often evaded YouTube’s efforts to stop it. (www.nytimes.com) 11/18/2020 04:05 PM A research project that has been studying misinformation on the site said 34 percent of videos it studied spread false election claims.
We Should Be Able to Use Apps Without Fear of Government Surveillance (www.nytimes.com) 11/18/2020 12:58 PM We should be able to use a dating app without fear of winding up in a military database.
Giuliani peddles election conspiracy theories and falsehoods. (www.nytimes.com) 11/18/2020 10:31 AM In media appearances and social media posts this past week, Rudy Giuliani, President Trump’s personal lawyer, spread debunked claims of barred poll workers and a voting software company.
No, The Army Didn't Seize Server Showing Trump Election Landslide (www.nytimes.com) 11/18/2020 10:07 AM A false rumor about Scytl, an election tech provider, is making the rounds on right-wing social media.
No, Trump did not win in Nevada. (www.nytimes.com) 11/18/2020 09:17 AM President Trump claimed that there was “large scale voter discrepancy” in Clark County, Nev. A review of votes there showed the contrary.
Airbnb’s Biggest Problem (www.nytimes.com) 11/18/2020 07:36 AM Resentment of Airbnb poses a challenge both for the company and for the future of our communities.
No, the Georgia recount does not include reverifying signatures. (www.nytimes.com) 11/17/2020 09:21 PM
How Twitter and Facebook plan to handle Trump’s accounts when he leaves office. (www.nytimes.com) 11/17/2020 06:35 PM World leaders enjoy exceptions on the social media platforms, but that can change once they no longer hold office.
No, a high-level member of the Biden campaign was not arrested in Texas. (www.nytimes.com) 11/17/2020 04:09 PM The staff member denied that he was arrested, and a photo purportedly showing his arrest was actually that of the actor Cuba Gooding Jr.
Today's Tech Hearing Highlights by the Numbers (www.nytimes.com) 11/17/2020 03:37 PM Content moderation came up the most. Republicans asked more questions. And Mark Zuckerberg was on the hook for more answers.
Lawmakers drill down on how Facebook and Twitter moderate content. (www.nytimes.com) 11/17/2020 03:12 PM The issue of how the social media companies sort through content dominated the hearing.
Dorsey, under fire from both parties, defends labeling tweets. (www.nytimes.com) 11/17/2020 01:35 PM
Democrats call for more regulation of the tech industry. (www.nytimes.com) 11/17/2020 12:56 PM The calls for legislative changes could portend an agenda aimed at Silicon Valley in the next Congress.

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