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Apple devices are on sale at Best Buy for Memorial Day – save up to $400 on MacBooks and $50 on the rarely discounted Apple Watch Series 4

Insider Picks writes about products and services to help you navigate when shopping online. Insider Inc. receives a commission from our affiliate partners when you buy through our links, but our reporting and recommendations are always independent and objective. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Best Buy is having a Memorial Day sale on select Apple products, including […]

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Faked Pelosi videos, slowed to make her appear drunk, spread across social media

Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer leave a news conference following a meeting with President Trump on Wednesday. (Alex Edelman/Bloomberg) Drew Harwell National technology reporter covering artificial intelligence May 23 at 4:14 PM Distorted videos of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), altered to make her sound as if she’s drunkenly slurring her words, are spreading rapidly […]

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Qualcomm violated antitrust law, judge rules

The court, in siding with the FTC, finds the chip giant’s patent practices ‘strangled competition’ Amid the battle over whether Chinese company Huawei’s technology should be allowed into 5G networks inside the United States and abroad, America’s homegrown 5G champion, Qualcomm, was dealt two major setbacks in the space of a week. Qualcomm’s stock started […]

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Facebook’s A.I. Whiz Now Faces the Task of Cleaning It Up. Sometimes That Brings Him to Tears.

MENLO PARK, Calif. — Mike Schroepfer, Facebook’s chief technology officer, was tearing up. For half an hour, we had been sitting in a conference room at Facebook’s headquarters, surrounded by whiteboards covered in blue and red marker, discussing the technical difficulties of removing toxic content from the social network. Then we brought up an episode […]

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White House campaign to collect data on social media bias raises free speech, privacy alarms, experts say

A new White House campaign to collect stories about alleged instances of political bias on social media has drawn wide-ranging objections from members of Congress, free-speech advocates and privacy hawks, some of whom question whether the Trump administration’s effort violates the constitution. Their concerns stem from a survey the White House tweeted to followers on […]