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Facebook Plans to Let Users Know if They Followed Russian Pages

Facebook plans to tell millions of users who liked or followed any of the 290 Facebook and Instagram pages created by Russian actors that they were ensnared in an alleged misinformation campaign around the U.S. presidential election last year.

Outcome Health Employee Made Whistleblower Claim, Investor Lawsuit Says

Outcome Health’s CEO was sent a whistleblower letter last year by a salesman accusing the company of committing “ongoing fraud,” allegations the ad startup told investors had no merit, according to documents filed in an investor lawsuit.

Robots May Make Radiologists' Jobs Easier, Not Redundant

Scientists recently said an artificial intelligence program diagnosed pneumonia on chest X-rays more accurately than human radiologists. Should radiologists worry? Probably not. AI is more likely to make their jobs easier, not less necessary.

What Is Net Neutrality Again?

The arcane subject is back in the headlines. Here’s what to know and what lifting it means for you.

Uber Reveals Data Breach and Cover-up, Leading to Two Firings

Uber Technologies on Tuesday revealed it paid hackers $100,000 in an effort to conceal a data breach affecting 57 million accounts last year.

Trump Takeaway on Tech: Enforcement Over Regulation

With its lawsuit against the AT&T-Time Warner deal and plan to roll back net-neutrality rules, the administration is fleshing out a regulatory approach: Instead of the Obama administration’s adoption of bright-line rules, it is stressing the enforcement of longstanding laws and regulations.

Meet the Antitrust Chief Heading Up AT&T-Time Warner Lawsuit

The Justice Department’s new antitrust chief, Makan Delrahim, needed just seven weeks to land himself in the middle of the biggest antitrust case in 20 years.

A Broadcom-Qualcomm Deal Would Face a Regulatory Minefield

Broadcom’s $105 billion gambit to acquire Qualcomm faces challenges not only in winning over shareholders but in navigating a host of potential roadblocks from regulators.

Iranian Charged With Hacking HBO, Taking 'Game of Thrones' Scripts

Federal prosecutors unsealed charges against an Iranian national, accusing him of hacking into HBO’s computer network, stealing unreleased scripts of “Game of Thrones” and then threatening to leak them publicly.

Fake-Ad Operation Used to Steal From Publishers Is Uncovered

Adform says it discovered a fraud scheme that could have been stealing upward of $500,000 a day by ‘spoofing’ publisher websites.

How Amazon Can Make or Break Holiday Retail

The maker of popular children’s robots is using Amazon to game the holiday retail season for its latest model.

Apple Wipes Skype From China App Store

The internet-calling and messaging service has been unavailable for download from some app stores and websites in China, the latest disruption to online communication tools as the government tightens its grip on the internet.

Tech Rally Goes Global, Powering Stock Indexes to Fresh Records

Shares in technology companies are outpacing other sectors this year by the widest margin since the height of the dot-com era, with a handful of key players dictating how markets are performing around the world.

Zuckerberg's Wealth Manager Wants to Be a Buyout Shop

Iconiq Capital, a secretive wealth manager that invests money for some of the most prominent names in Silicon Valley, plans to ramp up its private-equity investing, raising the specter of possible conflicts with some of its clients.

Meg Whitman to Step Down as Hewlett Packard Enterprise CEO

Meg Whitman will step down as chief executive of Hewlett Packard Enterprise early next year, the company said Tuesday.

Cash Sloshes Into Venture Funds, Prompting Fears of Excess

Silicon Valley is bursting with fledgling venture-capital funds as cash continues to flow despite worries that startups have generally returned little in profits.

Volvo Promises Uber Fleet of Self-Driving Taxis by 2019

Volvo said it has agreed to supply Uber Technologies with a fleet of 24,000 self-driving taxis beginning in 2019—one of the first and biggest commercial orders for such vehicles.

Retailers Try New Pricing Tricks to Battle Amazon on Black Friday

Instead of copying Amazon’s playbook, retailers such as Wal-Mart and Target are coming up with new tricks to maximize sales ahead of Black Friday.

Takeovers Roar to Life as Companies Hear Footsteps From Tech Giants

Mergers and acquisitions announced in the U.S. in November hit a near-record $200 billion as CEOs in many industries join forces to fend off competition from Amazon, Facebook, Google and Netflix.

Altice Soothes Investors With Plan to Sell Assets, Not Stock

Altice promised to pare its mountain of debt by selling noncore assets rather than by issuing new equity, reassuring jittery investors who have sent the telecommunications company’s shares into a tailspin recently.

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