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Facebook Advertising Profiles Are a Mystery to Most Users, Survey Says

13 hours 36 min ago
About three-fourths of the Facebook users in a Pew Research Center survey said they were not aware of the Ad Preferences page, which lists their personal traits made available to advertisers.

Huawei’s Reclusive Founder Rejects Spying and Praises Trump

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 13:14
Ren Zhengfei, C.E.O. of the Chinese tech giant, said he would wait to see if President Trump intervened in the case of his daughter, who is accused of fraud.

Nonfiction: Tracing the Rise of a Guardian Hacker

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 13:00
In “Breaking and Entering,” Jeremy Smith tells the story of a brilliant, larger-than-life computer scientist who runs her own boutique cybersecurity firm.

Alan R. Pearlman, Synthesizer Pioneer, Dies at 93

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 12:38
Mr. Pearlman’s ARP synthesizers were once ubiquitous in pop and electronic music. By the mid-1970s, they commanded 40 percent of the market.

In Portland, Scooter Start-Ups Played Nice. Regulators Took Note.

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 08:00
Three companies agreed to a pilot program with city. The results showed environmental benefits but left unanswered what tight controls mean for profits.

Huang Qi, Online Dissident and Rights Advocate in China, Faces Trial

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 21:18
The case of the blogger behind the popular website 64 Tianwang has drawn intense international scrutiny, in part because he has a kidney disease.

An Egg, Just a Regular Egg, Is Instagram’s Most-Liked Post Ever

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 01:41
There’s nothing special about the egg. Seems like a fine enough egg. But more than 24 million people have liked it, dethroning Kylie Jenner’s birth-announcement post.

Electric Vehicles Are in the Spotlight at Detroit’s 2019 Auto Show

Sun, 01/13/2019 - 17:22
Automakers are rolling out models meant to widen the appeal of electric cars. But making it easier and faster to charge them is a crucial challenge.

Robotic Milkers and an Automated Greenhouse: Inside a High-Tech Small Farm

Sun, 01/13/2019 - 13:28
Rivendale Farms outside Pittsburgh is a laboratory for applying technology to smaller farms.

Huawei Fires Employee Arrested in Poland on Spying Charges

Sat, 01/12/2019 - 10:51
The Chinese telecommunications giant said that the alleged actions of the employee, Wang Weijing, had nothing to do with the company.

Who Is MacKenzie Bezos?

Sat, 01/12/2019 - 05:00
Her divorce from the Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has made this novelist, and her private life, a public fascination.

How We Apologize Now

Sat, 01/12/2019 - 05:00
The iPhone app Notes has become the medium of choice for celebrity mea culpas.

Mamá to Madre? ‘Roma’ Subtitles in Spain Anger Alfonso Cuarón

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 14:48
Netflix has dropped Spanish subtitles from “Roma" after the director Alfonso Cuarón called them “parochial, ignorant and offensive to Spaniards themselves.”

Bits: The Week in Tech: It’s Not Easy Being a Unicorn

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 08:43
Stock market fluctuations are making some hearts in Silicon Valley flutter as they prepare their companies for initial public offerings.

E.T.F.s Try to Lure Investors Into Ever Narrower Niches

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 07:45
By carving the stock market into specialized slices, these funds may tempt shareholders to take imprudent risks in the quest for the next big thing.

The Shift: Juul’s Convenient Smoke Screen

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 04:00
After making billions of dollars and joining forces with Big Tobacco, Juul is trying to reinvent itself as a public-health crusader.

More Start-Ups Have an Unfamiliar Message for Venture Capitalists: Get Lost

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 04:00
Frustrated with the perverse incentives of fast growth, founders are criticizing the investment model that built the tech industry as we know it.

Board Sued Over Google’s Exit Package for Accused Executive

Thu, 01/10/2019 - 18:34
A shareholder lawsuit claims the directors of Google’s parent company approved a payout for Andy Rubin, who was accused of sexual harassment, in order to “keep the matter quiet.”

Twitter Users in China Face Detention and Threats in New Beijing Crackdown

Thu, 01/10/2019 - 18:33
Authorities are using harsh methods to target people posting criticism of the government on a social media platform that is blocked in the country, extending online censorship beyond China’s borders.

Jeff Bezos of Amazon and MacKenzie Bezos Plan to Divorce

Thu, 01/10/2019 - 18:02
The financial details of the split are sure to be complicated, though the world’s richest man and his wife of 25 years vow to “remain cherished friends.”