Senators Grill Facebook Executive on Company’s Cryptocurrency Plans by MIKE ISAAC and NATHANIEL POPPER


By MIKE ISAAC and NATHANIEL POPPER

The social media company introduced its Libra effort last month. On Tuesday, members of the Senate Banking Committee raised broad concerns about the project.

Published: July 15, 2019 at 02:00PM

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Don’t Scoff at Influencers. They’re Taking Over the World. by KEVIN ROOSE


By KEVIN ROOSE

As social media expands its cultural dominance, the people who can steer the online conversation will have an upper hand.

Published: July 15, 2019 at 02:00PM

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A Feisty Google Adversary Tests How Much People Care About Privacy by NATHANIEL POPPER


By NATHANIEL POPPER

DuckDuckGo is trying to attract users with a privacy-focused search engine. But taking on an internet giant isn’t easy.

Published: July 14, 2019 at 02:00PM

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Fighting Big Tech Makes for Some Uncomfortable Bedfellows by NELLIE BOWLES


By NELLIE BOWLES

Conservatives are showing up at largely liberal conferences to call for breaking up Facebook and Google. Liberals are going on conservative TV shows to do the same. It’s awkward.

Published: July 13, 2019 at 02:00PM

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Facebook Dodged a Bullet From the F.T.C. It Faces Many More. by ADAM SATARIANO


By ADAM SATARIANO

The social network may have escaped restrictions and financial bruising with the F.T.C.’s settlement, but its pain is just beginning around the world.

Published: July 12, 2019 at 02:00PM

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Facial Recognition Tech Is Growing Stronger, Thanks to Your Face by CADE METZ


By CADE METZ

Large databases, built with images from social networks and dating services, contain millions of pictures of people’s faces. Some are shared worldwide.

Published: July 12, 2019 at 02:00PM

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