Facebook and Google Struggle to Squelch ‘Crisis Actor’ Posts by JACK NICAS and SHEERA FRENKEL


By JACK NICAS and SHEERA FRENKEL

The tech companies vowed this week to stamp out conspiracy videos and misinformation on the Parkland, Fla., shooting. So far, they are falling short.

Published: February 22, 2018 at 02:00PM

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Dropbox Files for I.P.O., and Other ‘Unicorns’ Are Watching by NICK WINGFIELD and MATT PHILLIPS


By NICK WINGFIELD and MATT PHILLIPS

The online file storage company, part of a group of highly valued start-ups known as unicorns, said it planned to raise up to $500 million in a public offering.

Published: February 22, 2018 at 02:00PM

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Dai and Jack’s Week in Tech: Don’t Trust the Internet by DAISUKE WAKABAYASHI and JACK NICAS


By DAISUKE WAKABAYASHI and JACK NICAS

Why the internet is full of lies and why the problem isn’t getting fixed are big questions few in the tech industry seem eager to answer.

Published: February 22, 2018 at 02:00PM

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Leaping Over the Language Barrier by J. D. BIERSDORFER


By J. D. BIERSDORFER

If you want to browse international sites but cannot understand the text, a number of software interpreters will translate for you.

Published: February 21, 2018 at 02:00PM

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To Give A.I. the Gift of Gab, Silicon Valley Needs to Offend You by CADE METZ and KEITH COLLINS


By CADE METZ and KEITH COLLINS

Researchers believe they can improve conversational A.I. systems by letting them talk to people on the internet. But sometimes, these systems can say things that reflect the worst of human nature.

Published: February 20, 2018 at 02:00PM

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