The ‘Alt-Right’ Created a Parallel Internet. It’s an Unholy Mess. by KEVIN ROOSE


By KEVIN ROOSE

Hard-right activists, censored and banned by Twitter and Facebook, tried to create their own digital services. But they appear to have hit obstacles.

Published: December 10, 2017 at 02:00PM

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Keeping Data Secure When Your Laptop Is in the Shop by J. D. BIERSDORFER


By J. D. BIERSDORFER

If your computer needs repairs, back up your files and lock them down before someone else works on your system.

Published: December 5, 2017 at 02:00PM

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The Hidden Player Spurring a Wave of Cheap Consumer Devices: Amazon by FARHAD MANJOO


By FARHAD MANJOO

Numerous electronics brands have sprung up offering inexpensive gadgets. Here’s how Amazon enables them, and how other brands may copy that success.

Published: December 5, 2017 at 02:00PM

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A Retreat from the World They’re Disrupting by NELLIE BOWLES


By NELLIE BOWLES

Humans build the machines and that power Silicon Valley. Nellie Bowles, a native San Franciscan, reports for The Times on their goals, anxieties, ideas and agendas.

Published: December 3, 2017 at 02:00PM

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Where Silicon Valley Is Going to Get in Touch With Its Soul by NELLIE BOWLES


By NELLIE BOWLES

The Esalen Institute, a storied hippie hotel in Big Sur, Calif., has reopened with a mission to help technologists who discover that “inside they’re hurting.”

Published: December 3, 2017 at 02:00PM

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