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As Protection Ends, Here’s One Way to Test for Net Neutrality

Some states plan to uphold net neutrality principles. How will they know if telecom companies are obeying their own promises?

Ex-Google Employee Claims Wrongful Firing For Criticizing James Damore’s Memo

Former Google engineer Tim Chevalier sued the company, claiming he was fired for sharing politically liberal posts on Google's internal message boards.

YouTube and Facebook Trending Tools Highlighted Parkland Conspiracy Theories

An algorithm change apparently designed to keep fake news out is precisely what put a Parkland conspiracy video at the top of YouTube's Trending section.

This Startup’s Test Shows How Harassment Targets Women Online

Kapwing changed the avatar on its customer-service chat widget from a woman to a man, and then a cat. The harassment stopped.

Ajit Pai’s Plan Will Take Broadband Away From Poor People

Opinion: Gutting the FCC’s Lifeline program undermines the most vulnerable Americans.

xView Detection Challenge: Help the Pentagon Analyze Satellite Images

The Defense Department is offering $100,000 for artificial-intelligence algorithms that can identify items such buildings and trucks in satellite images.

This Computer Uses Light—Not Electricity—To Train AI Algorithms

Startup Fathom Computing thinks optical computing can extend the gains of Moore's Law and light the way to the future of artificial intelligence.

For Women in Cryptocurrency, a New Effort to Grow Their Ranks

Signers of the Blockchain Inclusive and Diversity Pledge commit to seek out underrepresented groups for investment, hiring, and mentorship opportunities.

Facebook Executive Rob Goldman Apologizes After Russia Tweets

When Facebook ad executive Rob Goldman sounded off about Russia's use of the platform, he went against the company line—and Robert Mueller's indictment.

What Trump Still Gets Wrong About How Russia Played Facebook

The president's quote tweet of Facebook executive Rob Goldman misses how the Russians really influenced the election online.

Labor Board Rules Google’s Firing of James Damore Was Legal

Google released the former senior software engineer last August after he wrote a ten-page memo arguing that biological differences between men and women accounted for the gender disparity in software engineering.

A Ruling Over Embedded Tweets Could Change Online Publishing

A federal judge from New York ruled that embedding a tweet containing an image in a webpage could be considered copyright infringement.

Copycat: How Facebook Tried to Squash Snapchat

In an excerpt from a new book on Snapchat, Billy Gallagher explains how Facebook fought back against a tiny rival's challenge.

The Google Chrome Ad Blocker Has Already Changed the Web

Google started blocking the web's worst ads in Chrome on Thursday. Here's what it means for you.

LimeBike's Expansion Shows How Bike-Share Wars Are Escalating

Rivalry among established Chinese companies and US startups has intensified into a trash-talking land grab involving electric scooters and electric bikes.

This App Lets Drivers Juggle Competing Uber and Lyft Rides

Mystro gives ride-share drivers more leverage and says it can increase drivers' earnings by 30 percent.

Facebook Funded Most of the Experts Who Vetted Messenger Kids

Equally notable are the experts Facebook did not consult: Two large nonprofits say they weren’t informed about the app until weeks or days before its debut.

New Study Shows Bay Area Residents Increasingly Distrust Tech Companies

A new survey shows that California residents—and the Bay Area specifically—has had it up to here with Big Tech.

Everyone Hates Silicon Valley, Except Its Imitators

Leaders behind Silicon Prairie, Silicon Shire, and Silicon Holler say they see the flaws in the nation's tech hub, and hope to avoid the same mistakes.

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