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Dozens at Facebook Unite to Challenge Its ‘Intolerant’ Liberal Culture

Dozens at Facebook Unite to Challenge Its ‘Intolerant’ Liberal Culture ImageFacebook’s chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, told Congress this year that he wanted the company to “be a platform for all ideas.”CreditCreditTom Brenner/The New York Times By Kate Conger and Sheera Frenkel Aug. 28, 2018 SAN FRANCISCO — The post went up quietly on Facebook’s internal […]

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Trump Attacks Google With Claim It Is Burying Conservative News

Trump Attacks Google With Claim It Is Burying Conservative News ImagePresident Trump has increasingly denounced tech companies, as well as the news media, on the grounds that they suppress information favorable to his administration.CreditCreditDoug Mills/The New York Times By Adam Satariano Aug. 28, 2018 President Trump expanded his criticism of technology companies on Tuesday to […]

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In a Shift in Driverless Strategy, Uber Deepens Its Partnership With Toyota

In a Shift in Driverless Strategy, Uber Deepens Its Partnership With Toyota ImageUber owns a sizable fleet of Volvo cars carrying its self-driving technology. The ride-hailing company is now deepening a partnership with Toyota around driverless cars.CreditCreditNatalie Behring/Reuters By Kate Conger Aug. 27, 2018 SAN FRANCISCO — Since Uber started a self-driving car program in […]

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Google Deletes 39 YouTube Channels Linked to Iranian Influence Operation

Google Deletes 39 YouTube Channels Linked to Iranian Influence Operation ImageGoogle said “relevant videos” on the 39 YouTube channels that it deleted had 13,466 total views in the United States.CreditCreditJosh Edelson/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images By Daisuke Wakabayashi Aug. 23, 2018 SAN FRANCISCO — Two days after Facebook revealed far-reaching Iranian and Russian disinformation campaigns […]

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Profile: In ‘Small Fry,’ Steve Jobs Comes Across as a Jerk. His Daughter Forgives Him. Should We?

ImageWhat Lisa Brennan-Jobs wants readers to know is this: Steve Jobs rejected his daughter for years, but that daughter has absolved him.CreditCreditFrances F. Denny for The New York Times SectionsSkip to contentSkip to site index Profile In ‘Small Fry,’ Steve Jobs Comes Across as a Jerk. His Daughter Forgives Him. Should We? Lisa Brennan-Jobs has […]

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Alphabet’s Plans for a China Comeback Go Beyond Google Search

Alphabet’s Plans for a China Comeback Go Beyond Google Search ImageGoogle’s interest in China appears to be far broader than just internet search; it’s planning a push into autonomous vehicles, has opened a center for artificial intelligence research and has invested in local companies.CreditCreditThomas Peter/Reuters By Raymond Zhong Aug. 24, 2018 BEIJING — Google has […]

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Facebook Says It Removed 652 Disinformation Accounts Linked To Russia And Iran

MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Facebook has identified and banned more accounts engaged in misleading political behavior ahead of the U.S. midterm elections in November. The social network said Tuesday that it had removed 652 pages, groups, and accounts linked to Russia and, unexpectedly, Iran, for “coordinated inauthentic behavior” that included the sharing of political […]