The Twitter Purge: How Many Followers Trump, Nicki Minaj and Others Lost by RICHARD HARRIS, GABRIEL J.X. DANCE and DANNY DeBELIUS


By RICHARD HARRIS, GABRIEL J.X. DANCE and DANNY DeBELIUS

On Thursday, Twitter began slashing tens of millions of suspicious accounts from users’ followers, after mounting skepticism from advertisers and users about the accuracy of the company’s most visible measure of popularity.

Published: July 12, 2018 at 02:00PM

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The Week in Tech: What Trump’s Trade War Is Really About by RAYMOND ZHONG


By RAYMOND ZHONG

Here’s a reminder of how technology aspirations and competition are at the heart of the battle between the United States and China.

Published: July 12, 2018 at 02:00PM

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These Are the Facebook Ads That Russians Targeted at People Like You by KEITH COLLINS


By KEITH COLLINS

Congress last week released more than 3,000 Facebook ads linked to Russia around the 2016 presidential election, the most comprehensive look at the misinformation campaign mounted on the social network.

Published: May 13, 2018 at 02:00PM

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Service Meant to Monitor Inmates’ Calls Could Track You, Too by JENNIFER VALENTINO-DEVRIES


By JENNIFER VALENTINO-DEVRIES

A company catering to law enforcement and corrections officers has raised privacy concerns with a product that can locate almost anyone’s cellphone across the United States.

Published: May 9, 2018 at 02:00PM

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