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Silicon Valley's Keystone Problem: 'A Monoculture of Thought'


Published Date: 2018-10-02 Authors: By FARHAD MANJOO section : Technology

abstract: In a satirical new novel, a former Google executive identifies the technology industry's chief issue: its narrow engineering-focused bubble.

adx_keywords: Computers and the Internet;Books and Literature;Engineering and Engineers;Search Engines;Workplace Environment;Alphabet Inc;Google Inc;Silicon Valley (Calif);Jessica Powell

des_facet: [ COMPUTERS AND THE INTERNET, BOOKS AND LITERATURE, ENGINEERING AND ENGINEERS, WORKPLACE ENVIRONMENT ]

org_facet: [ SEARCH ENGINES, ALPHABET INC, GOOGLE INC ]

geo_facet: [ SILICON VALLEY (CALIF) ]

Justice Department Sues to Stop California Net Neutrality Law


Published Date: 2018-09-30 Authors: By CECILIA KANG section : Technology

abstract: The agency filed its suit shortly after the state's bill, meant to guarantee equal access to the internet, was signed into law.

adx_keywords: Net Neutrality;Computers and the Internet;Law and Legislation;Politics and Government;Suits and Litigation (Civil);United States Politics and Government;Federal-State Relations (US);Regulation and Deregulation of Industry;Federal Communications Commission;Justice Department;Brown, Edmund G Jr

des_facet: [ NET NEUTRALITY, COMPUTERS AND THE INTERNET, LAW AND LEGISLATION, POLITICS AND GOVERNMENT ]

org_facet: [ SUITS AND LITIGATION (CIVIL), UNITED STATES POLITICS AND GOVERNMENT, FEDERAL-STATE RELATIONS (US), REGULATION AND DEREGULATION OF INDUSTRY, FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION, JUSTICE DEPARTMENT ]

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Meat Labs Pursue a Once-Impossible Goal: Kosher Bacon


Published Date: 2018-09-30 Authors: By NATHANIEL POPPER section : Technology

abstract: A rabbi at the world's largest kosher certification agency is leading an effort to determine if and how meat grown from animal cells can satisfy Jewish law.

adx_keywords: Jews and Judaism;Meat;Pork;Kosher Foods and Products;Start-ups;Accreditation;Orthodox Union;Impossible Foods Inc;Good Food Institute

des_facet: [ JEWS AND JUDAISM, MEAT, PORK ]

org_facet: [ KOSHER FOODS AND PRODUCTS, START-UPS, ACCREDITATION, ORTHODOX UNION, IMPOSSIBLE FOODS INC, GOOD FOOD INSTITUTE ]

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Google Chief Agrees to Testify to Congress


Published Date: 2018-09-28 Authors: By CECILIA KANG and DAISUKE WAKABAYASHI section : Technology

abstract: Sundar Pichai, the chief executive, met with Republican and Democratic lawmakers to try to tamp down criticism facing the company.

adx_keywords: Google Inc;Pichai, Sundar;Search Engines;Computers and the Internet;House of Representatives;Senate;United States Politics and Government

des_facet: [ SEARCH ENGINES, COMPUTERS AND THE INTERNET, UNITED STATES POLITICS AND GOVERNMENT ]

org_facet: [ GOOGLE INC, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, SENATE ]

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The Week in Tech: The Robots Aren't as Human as They Seem


Published Date: 2018-09-28 Authors: By CADE METZ section : Technology

abstract: Robots are struggling to cope with the real world. Lately, so are Twitter, Google, Facebook and a few other companies.

adx_keywords: Robots and Robotics;Boston Dynamics

des_facet: [ ROBOTS AND ROBOTICS ]

org_facet: [ BOSTON DYNAMICS ]

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The Hot Property That's Next on Tech's Agenda: Real Estate


Published Date: 2018-09-27 Authors: By ERIN GRIFFITH section : Technology

abstract: Venture capitalists are racing to pour money into technology for real estate — or what Silicon Valley is now calling proptech.

adx_keywords: Venture Capital;Real Estate and Housing (Residential);Start-ups;Computers and the Internet;Opendoor (Open Door Labs Inc);SOFTBANK Corporation;Wu, Eric C (1982- )

des_facet: [ VENTURE CAPITAL, REAL ESTATE AND HOUSING (RESIDENTIAL) ]

org_facet: [ START-UPS, COMPUTERS AND THE INTERNET, OPENDOOR (OPEN DOOR LABS INC), SOFTBANK CORPORATION ]

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Spare Your Friends: Make a Mini-Movie of Your Fabulous Vacation


Published Date: 2018-09-26 Authors: By J. D. BIERSDORFER section : Technology

abstract: Showing all of the videos from your travels can be cumbersome. Instead, stitch them together into a short highlight reel.

adx_keywords: Video Recordings, Downloads and Streaming;Smartphones;Mobile Applications;Travel and Vacations

des_facet: [ VIDEO RECORDINGS, DOWNLOADS AND STREAMING, SMARTPHONES, MOBILE APPLICATIONS, TRAVEL AND VACATIONS ]

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Is a New Russian Meddling Tactic Hiding in Plain Sight?


Published Date: 2018-09-25 Authors: By KEVIN ROOSE section : Technology

abstract: USAReally might look like any other fledgling news organization. But some cybersecurity experts believe it may be part of a retooled Russian propaganda operation.

adx_keywords: USAReally;Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates;Rumors and Misinformation;Cyberwarfare and Defense;News and News Media;Social Media;Writing and Writers;Malkevich, Alexander;Russia

des_facet: [ RUSSIAN INTERFERENCE IN 2016 US ELECTIONS AND TIES TO TRUMP ASSOCIATES, CYBERWARFARE AND DEFENSE ]

org_facet: [ USAREALLY, RUMORS AND MISINFORMATION, NEWS AND NEWS MEDIA, SOCIAL MEDIA, WRITING AND WRITERS ]

geo_facet: [ RUSSIA ]

Ex-Content Moderator Sues Facebook, Saying Violent Images Caused Her PTSD


Published Date: 2018-09-25 Authors: By SANDRA E. GARCIA section : Technology

abstract: The woman, who worked as a contractor for Facebook for nine months, cited her viewing of thousands of images of rapes, killings and other disturbing acts.

adx_keywords: Scola, Selena;Facebook Inc;Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder;Suits and Litigation (Civil);Social Media

des_facet: [ POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER, SUITS AND LITIGATION (CIVIL) ]

org_facet: [ FACEBOOK INC, SOCIAL MEDIA ]

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Instagram's Co-Founders to Step Down From Company


Published Date: 2018-09-24 Authors: By MIKE ISAAC section : Technology

abstract: Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, Instagram's co-founders, resigned from the photo app on Monday. Their exits add to the challenges facing Facebook, which owns the app.

adx_keywords: Instagram Inc;Systrom, Kevin;Krieger, Mike;Appointments and Executive Changes;Social Media;Facebook Inc;Mobile Applications

des_facet: [ APPOINTMENTS AND EXECUTIVE CHANGES, SOCIAL MEDIA, MOBILE APPLICATIONS ]

org_facet: [ INSTAGRAM INC, FACEBOOK INC ]

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Storm 'Has Never Been More Dangerous,' Governor Warns


Published Date: 2018-09-16 Authors: By DAVID ZUCCHINO, ALAN BLINDER and JACK HEALY section : U.S.

abstract: Now a tropical depression, Florence has killed at least 16 people so far, and North Carolina officials expect the crisis to continue for many days.

adx_keywords: Floods;Hurricane Florence (2018);Power Failures and Blackouts;Army Corps of Engineers;Federal Emergency Management Agency;North Carolina;South Carolina

des_facet: [ FLOODS, HURRICANE FLORENCE (2018) ]

org_facet: [ POWER FAILURES AND BLACKOUTS, ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY ]

geo_facet: [ NORTH CAROLINA, SOUTH CAROLINA ]

12 Dead, Power Failures and Catastrophic Flooding in the Carolinas


Published Date: 2018-09-15 Authors: By CAMPBELL ROBERTSON, RICHARD FAUSSET and DAVID ZUCCHINO section : U.S.

abstract: Fierce rains were likely to produce “catastrophic flash flooding and prolonged significant river flooding,” the National Hurricane Center said.

adx_keywords: Hurricane Florence (2018);North Carolina;South Carolina;Floods;Rivers;Deaths (Fatalities);Power Failures and Blackouts;Rescues

des_facet: [ HURRICANE FLORENCE (2018), FLOODS, RIVERS, DEATHS (FATALITIES) ]

org_facet: [ POWER FAILURES AND BLACKOUTS, RESCUES ]

geo_facet: [ NORTH CAROLINA, SOUTH CAROLINA ]

Paul Manafort Agrees to Cooperate With Special Counsel; Pleads Guilty to Reduced Charges


Published Date: 2018-09-14 Authors: By SHARON LaFRANIERE and KENNETH P. VOGEL section : U.S.

abstract: The plea deal by President Trump's former campaign chairman was a victory for Robert S. Mueller III's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

adx_keywords: Manafort, Paul J;Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates;Trump, Donald J;Presidential Election of 2016;United States Politics and Government;Mueller, Robert S III;Special Prosecutors (Independent Counsel);Ukraine;Russia

des_facet: [ RUSSIAN INTERFERENCE IN 2016 US ELECTIONS AND TIES TO TRUMP ASSOCIATES, PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION OF 2016 ]

org_facet: [ UNITED STATES POLITICS AND GOVERNMENT, SPECIAL PROSECUTORS (INDEPENDENT COUNSEL) ]

geo_facet: [ UKRAINE, RUSSIA ]

At Least 5 Deaths Reported as Storm Dumps Rain on Carolinas


Published Date: 2018-09-14 Authors: By THE NEW YORK TIMES section : U.S.

abstract: The dead include a mother and her infant child, who were killed when a tree fell on their house in Wilmington.

adx_keywords: Hurricane Florence (2018);Weather;Hurricanes and Tropical Storms;Floods;Rain;North Carolina;South Carolina;Global Warming

des_facet: [ HURRICANE FLORENCE (2018), WEATHER, HURRICANES AND TROPICAL STORMS, GLOBAL WARMING ]

org_facet: [ FLOODS, RAIN ]

geo_facet: [ NORTH CAROLINA, SOUTH CAROLINA ]

Wind and Rain Begin Battering North Carolina


Published Date: 2018-09-13 Authors: By THE NEW YORK TIMES section : U.S.

abstract: The outer bands of Hurricane Florence are lashing at North Carolina. The storm could drop 40 inches of rain in some areas and drive a life-threatening storm surge.

adx_keywords: Hurricane Florence (2018);North Carolina;Global Warming;South Carolina;Power Failures and Blackouts

des_facet: [ HURRICANE FLORENCE (2018), POWER FAILURES AND BLACKOUTS ]

org_facet: [ GLOBAL WARMING ]

geo_facet: [ NORTH CAROLINA, SOUTH CAROLINA ]

As a New Hurricane Roars In, Trump Quarrels Over the Last One


Published Date: 2018-09-13 Authors: By PETER BAKER section : U.S.

abstract: The president dismissed the official death toll of 3,000 from Hurricane Maria, citing far lower numbers, and falsely accused Democrats of inflating the number.

adx_keywords: Hurricane Maria (2017);Puerto Rico;Deaths (Fatalities);Trump, Donald J;United States Politics and Government;Hurricane Florence (2018)

des_facet: [ HURRICANE MARIA (2017), DEATHS (FATALITIES), UNITED STATES POLITICS AND GOVERNMENT ]

org_facet: [ HURRICANE FLORENCE (2018) ]

geo_facet: [ PUERTO RICO ]

Dianne Feinstein Refers a Kavanaugh Matter to Federal Investigators


Published Date: 2018-09-13 Authors: By NICHOLAS FANDOS and CATIE EDMONDSON section : U.S.

abstract: Dianne Feinstein, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, announced she has referred a matter involving Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh to federal investigators.

adx_keywords: Kavanaugh, Brett M;Supreme Court (US);Feinstein, Dianne;Senate Committee on the Judiciary;Appointments and Executive Changes;United States Politics and Government

des_facet: [ APPOINTMENTS AND EXECUTIVE CHANGES, UNITED STATES POLITICS AND GOVERNMENT ]

org_facet: [ SUPREME COURT (US), SENATE COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY ]

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Mapping Florence's Impact: Rainfall, Power Outages, and Wind


Published Date: 2018-09-13 Authors: By SARAH ALMUKHTAR, MATTHEW BLOCH, AUDREY CARLSEN, K.K. REBECCA LAI, JASMINE C. LEE, REBECCA LIEBERMAN, ASH NGU and ADAM PEARCE section : U.S.

abstract: Animated maps and satellite images show the effects of the storm.

adx_keywords: Hurricane Florence (2018)

des_facet: [ HURRICANE FLORENCE (2018) ]

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Catastrophic Rain Predicted as Hurricane Moves Toward Carolinas


Published Date: 2018-09-12 Authors: By AMY HARMON section : U.S.

abstract: Forecasters warned that Hurricane Florence might produce severe flooding in a larger swath of the coast and farther inland than previously predicted.

adx_keywords: Hurricane Florence (2018);North Carolina;Global Warming

des_facet: [ HURRICANE FLORENCE (2018) ]

org_facet: [ GLOBAL WARMING ]

geo_facet: [ NORTH CAROLINA ]

Detention of Migrant Children Has Skyrocketed to Highest Levels Ever


Published Date: 2018-09-12 Authors: By CAITLIN DICKERSON section : U.S.

abstract: The number of migrant children being housed by the Health and Human Services Department, which oversees the shelter system, has increased more than fivefold since last summer.

adx_keywords: Children and Childhood;Immigration Detention;Illegal Immigration;Immigration and Emigration;Health and Human Services Department;Trump, Donald J;United States Politics and Government

des_facet: [ CHILDREN AND CHILDHOOD, IMMIGRATION DETENTION, ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION, IMMIGRATION AND EMIGRATION, UNITED STATES POLITICS AND GOVERNMENT ]

org_facet: [ HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT ]

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One of the First Women in the Infantry Will Be Discharged From the Marines


Published Date: 2018-09-12 Authors: By THOMAS GIBBONS-NEFF section : U.S.

abstract: The legal charges against Cpl. Remedios Cruz are not uncommon. But they highlight the Marine Corps' struggle to integrate women into combat infantry roles.

adx_keywords: United States Defense and Military Forces;Women and Girls;Courts-Martial;United States Marine Corps;Defense Department

des_facet: [ UNITED STATES DEFENSE AND MILITARY FORCES, WOMEN AND GIRLS ]

org_facet: [ COURTS-MARTIAL, UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS, DEFENSE DEPARTMENT ]

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N.R.A. Show Puts Thomas the Tank Engine in White Hood to Criticize Diversity Move


Published Date: 2018-09-12 Authors: By NIRAJ CHOKSHI section : U.S.

abstract: The gun rights group's sarcastic commentary on a move by the children's show to diversify its cast left some asking if it had gone too far.

adx_keywords: Thomas & Friends (TV Program);National Rifle Assn;Mattel Inc

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org_facet: [ NATIONAL RIFLE ASSN, MATTEL INC ]

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More Evacuations as 'Monster' Storm Looms


Published Date: 2018-09-11 Authors: By RICHARD FAUSSET, AMY HARMON and SCOTT DODD section : U.S.

abstract: Officials are imploring people to leave low-lying coastal areas and islands in the storm's path, and more than one million people are expected to flee.

adx_keywords: Hurricanes and Tropical Storms;McMaster, Henry;North Carolina;South Carolina

des_facet: [ HURRICANES AND TROPICAL STORMS ]

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geo_facet: [ NORTH CAROLINA, SOUTH CAROLINA ]

Maps: Hurricane Florence's Approach Toward the Carolinas


Published Date: 2018-09-10 Authors: By SARAH ALMUKHTAR, MATTHEW BLOCH, K.K. REBECCA LAI, REBECCA LIEBERMAN and ASH NGU section : U.S.

abstract: The Category 2 storm approached the North Carolina coast on Thursday, with winds of up to 110 miles an hour.

adx_keywords: Hurricanes and Tropical Storms;Hurricane Florence

des_facet: [ HURRICANES AND TROPICAL STORMS ]

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The Mystery of Amazon HQ2 Has Finalists Seeing Clues Everywhere


Published Date: 2018-09-07 Authors: By KAREN WEISE section : Technology

abstract: Amazon announced its plans for a second headquarters a year ago on Friday. People in the 20 finalist cities are looking for any sign of a winner.

adx_keywords: Amazon.com Inc;Labor and Jobs;Urban Areas;Area Planning and Renewal;Bezos, Jeffrey P

des_facet: [ LABOR AND JOBS, URBAN AREAS ]

org_facet: [ AMAZON.COM INC, AREA PLANNING AND RENEWAL ]

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Can You Spot the Deceptive Facebook Post?


Published Date: 2018-09-04 Authors: By KEITH COLLINS and SHEERA FRENKEL section : Technology

abstract: Facebook has been plagued with disinformation posts placed by foreign operatives. Can you tell the difference between a real post and one designed to fool you?

adx_keywords: Social Media;Midterm Elections (2018);Facebook Inc;Rumors and Misinformation

des_facet: [ SOCIAL MEDIA, RUMORS AND MISINFORMATION ]

org_facet: [ MIDTERM ELECTIONS (2018), FACEBOOK INC ]

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California Lawmakers Pass Nation's Toughest Net Neutrality Law


Published Date: 2018-08-31 Authors: By CECILIA KANG section : Technology

abstract: The bill is sure to set up a fight between broadband providers, like Verizon and AT&T, and consumer groups.

adx_keywords: California;Net Neutrality;Law and Legislation;Federal Communications Commission;Trump, Donald J;United States Politics and Government

des_facet: [ NET NEUTRALITY, LAW AND LEGISLATION ]

org_facet: [ FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION, UNITED STATES POLITICS AND GOVERNMENT ]

geo_facet: [ CALIFORNIA ]

Every Generation Gets the Beach Villain It Deserves


Published Date: 2018-08-30 Authors: By NELLIE BOWLES section : Technology

abstract: Aggressive, shameless, obsessive and optimistic, the tech billionaire Vinod Khosla is willing to litigate the California coast for the rest of his life.

adx_keywords: Khosla, Vinod;Beaches;Land Use Policies;Suits and Litigation (Civil);California;Khosla Ventures

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geo_facet: [ CALIFORNIA ]

The Flourishing Business of Fake YouTube Views


Published Date: 2018-08-11 Authors: By MICHAEL H. KELLER section : Technology

abstract: Plays can be bought for pennies and delivered in bulk, inflating videos' popularity and making the social media giant vulnerable to manipulation.

adx_keywords: YouTube.com;Frauds and Swindling;Social Media;Google Inc;Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates;Black Markets;Devumi Inc;Public Relations and Publicity;Video Recordings, Downloads and Streaming

des_facet: [ FRAUDS AND SWINDLING, SOCIAL MEDIA, BLACK MARKETS, PUBLIC RELATIONS AND PUBLICITY, VIDEO RECORDINGS, DOWNLOADS AND STREAMING ]

org_facet: [ YOUTUBE.COM, GOOGLE INC, RUSSIAN INTERFERENCE IN 2016 US ELECTIONS AND TIES TO TRUMP ASSOCIATES, DEVUMI INC ]

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An Old Scam With a New Twist


Published Date: 2018-07-23 Authors: By J. D. BIERSDORFER section : Technology

abstract: If you have gotten a message from someone who claims to have dirt on you — and shows off, as proof, a password you've previously used — here's what happened.

adx_keywords: Cyberattacks and Hackers;Computer Security;Computers and the Internet;E-Mail

des_facet: [ CYBERATTACKS AND HACKERS, COMPUTER SECURITY, COMPUTERS AND THE INTERNET, E-MAIL ]

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How to Go Back to the Old Gmail


Published Date: 2018-07-13 Authors: By J. D. BIERSDORFER section : Technology

abstract: Google's overhaul for the web may not be everyone's cup of tea, but you can return to the previous version for a while longer.

adx_keywords: E-Mail;Google Inc

des_facet: [ E-MAIL ]

org_facet: [ GOOGLE INC ]

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Finding Your Contacts in the New Gmail


Published Date: 2018-05-21 Authors: By J. D. BIERSDORFER section : Technology

abstract: Google's recent revamp of its mail service has moved a few old features to new places, but you don't have to look far.

adx_keywords: Computers and the Internet;E-Mail;Google Inc;Web Browsers

des_facet: [ COMPUTERS AND THE INTERNET, E-MAIL, WEB BROWSERS ]

org_facet: [ GOOGLE INC ]

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