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Worries Grow That the Price of Bitcoin Is Being Propped Up

Worries Grow That the Price of Bitcoin Is Being Propped Up

Concerns are growing that activity on the virtual exchange Bitfinex has artificially propped up the value of Bitcoin and other digital currencies.

CES 2019: It’s the Year of Virtual Assistants and 5G

CES 2019: It’s the Year of Virtual Assistants and 5G

DJI's virtual-reality headset connected to a drone was among the thousands of products on display at the CES tech conference in Las Vegas.

To Stir Discord in 2016, Russians Turned Most Often to Facebook

To Stir Discord in 2016, Russians Turned Most Often to Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, faces renewed questions about why the social network didn’t catch the Russian activity earlier or do more to stop it.

Can Sweatcoin, a Hot Fitness App, Keep You Off the Couch?

Can Sweatcoin, a Hot Fitness App, Keep You Off the Couch?

The Sweatcoin app uses an algorithm to verify users’ outdoor steps and issue points called “sweatcoins.” But the app often gives less credit than many people expect. When a reporter walked 3,559 steps, most of them outside, the app converted only 1,319 into sweatcoins.

Democratic Party Says It Thwarted Attempted Hack of Voter Database

Democratic Party Says It Thwarted Attempted Hack of Voter Database

A Democratic Party official said the unsuccessful hack targeted the organization's voter file, known as Votebuilder.

Trump Tried to Protect Qualcomm. Now His Trade War May Be Hurting It.

Trump Tried to Protect Qualcomm. Now His Trade War May Be Hurting It.

Steve Mollenkopf, the chief executive of Qualcomm, which the Trump administration shielded from a hostile takeover bid. Months later, Mr. Mollenkopf is waiting for China to weigh in on a $44 billion deal with NXP.

Groups in Myanmar Fire Back at Zuckerberg

Groups in Myanmar Fire Back at Zuckerberg

A half-dozen civil society groups in Myanmar said in an open letter on Thursday that Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, had mischaracterized the social network’s efforts to detect hate speech in their country.

Facebook and Google Struggle to Squelch ‘Crisis Actor’ Posts

Facebook and Google Struggle to Squelch ‘Crisis Actor’ Posts

A video that said David Hogg, a survivor of the Parkland, Fla., school shooting, was a paid actor became a No. 1 trending video on YouTube this week.

How a Fake Group on Facebook Created Real Protests

How a Fake Group on Facebook Created Real Protests

The Facebook page Black Elevation was part of a complex influence campaign that organized real-world events before it was spotted and taken down by Facebook.

Facebook Takes the Punches While Rest of Silicon Valley Ducks

Facebook Takes the Punches While Rest of Silicon Valley Ducks

Last year lawyers for Facebook, Twitter and Google appeared in Congress to answer questions about foreign meddling in the 2016 presidential election. But in the recent scandal over personal data, only Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg ended up testifying.

How to Go Back to the Old Gmail

How to Go Back to the Old Gmail

In the new version of Gmail, top, click the gear icon to get to the option to return to the old version, bottom.

Keeping Coffee Off the Keys

Keeping Coffee Off the Keys

If you're lucky, a lid on your beverage can help stem the tide, but if liquid spills out, turn off the laptop immediately.

Facebook Gains Status in China, at Least for a Moment

Facebook Gains Status in China, at Least for a Moment

Facebook has registered a subsidiary in the Chinese city of Hangzhou. Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, has assiduously courted the authorities in China, where the social networking service is blocked.

Crazy Like a Box: Going Public Can Give Start-Ups Outsize Power

Crazy Like a Box: Going Public Can Give Start-Ups Outsize Power

“It’s great to be public,” said Aaron Levie, Box’s chief executive and co-founder, citing the unpredictability of the private funding market.

The Security of Cellular Connections

The Security of Cellular Connections

If you're unsure about the security of the wireless network you're using, turn off the Wi-Fi setting in the settings and stick with the 4G LTE mobile connection.


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