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After Florida School Shooting, Russian ‘Bot’ Army Pounced Twitter accounts suspected of having links to Russia were focused on Robert Mueller. But after news broke about the shooting, they quickly changed their focus.
Why A.I. Researchers at Google Got Desks Next to the Boss At Google, Facebook and other tech companies, executives are making statements about priorities with their seating charts.
The Shift: On Russia, Facebook Sends a Message It Wishes It Hadn’t Some Facebook executives still seem more interested in defending themselves from criticism than owning their mistakes related to the 2016 election.
Fact-Checking a Facebook Executive’s Comments on Russian Interference Rob Goldman, Facebook vice president for ads, tweeted about Russia’s disinformation effort. President Trump then cited him. We fact-checked Mr. Goldman.
Fox News Plans a Streaming Service for ‘Superfans’ Fox Nation will focus primarily on right-leaning commentary and charge viewers a subscription fee.
Tech Tip: Finding Closed-Caption Content Online Many streaming video providers offer movies and television shows with embedded text descriptions for those who cannot hear the words being spoken.
Advertising: Google Chrome Now Blocks Irksome Ads. That’s a Good Thing, Right? The brower’s latest update filters out pop-up ads and other annoyances. It also strengthens Google’s grip on the web.
Bitcoin Thieves Threaten Real Violence for Virtual Currencies Criminals have been going after big holders of Bitcoin and Ether, taking advantage of the ease with which vast virtual currency riches can be transferred.
To Stir Discord in 2016, Russians Turned Most Often to Facebook The special counsel’s indictment detailed how crucial Facebook and Instagram were to the Russian campaign to disrupt the presidential election.
Yevgeny Prigozhin, Russian Oligarch Indicted by U.S., Is Known as ‘Putin’s Cook’ The secretive oligarch is one of 13 Russians the special counsel charged on Friday for allegedly meddling in the 2016 U.S. election.
Tech Tip: Creating a Point of Return for Windows While it does not back up personal data, Microsoft’s System Restore feature saves a snapshot of your Windows settings for emergencies.
Bits: Farhad’s Week in Tech: Netflix Gets a Star, and Google’s Conflicted Ad Blocker A look at the week’s developments in tech, plus a request: Which tech stories would you like to read more about?
Contributing Op-Ed Writer: The Tyranny of Convenience All the personal tasks in our lives are being made easier. But at what cost?
N.B.A. Stars Get Into the Hollywood Game Los Angeles is suddenly crawling with basketball royalty like Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and Kevin Durant, who are developing TV shows, streaming offerings and movies.
Tech Tip: Using Microsoft Apps on a Chromebook If you have a device running the Chrome OS but prefer Microsoft Office to Google Docs, you don’t have to change your ways much.
F.C.C. Watchdog Looks Into Changes That Benefited Sinclair An investigation could lead to questions that the F.C.C. chairman, Ajit Pai, has so far tried to avoid answering in public.
As the Streaming Wars Heat Up, Ryan Murphy Cashes In The producer agreed to a $300 million Netflix deal months after Shonda Rhimes signed for $100 million and Apple and Amazon contributed to a manic market.
White Collar Watch: Should Congress Create a Crypto-Cop? The mania over cryptocurrencies has gotten the attention of regulators. But currently, the S.E.C. and C.F.T.C. can only look on at what is happening.
Tech We’re Using: This Valentine’s Day, Considering Tech That Keeps Couples Together Technology has invaded modern relationships. Our Modern Love editor, Daniel Jones, says the most important tech for couples may be the shower.
Op-Ed Contributors: Don’t Let Criminals Hide Their Data Overseas Bipartisan legislation before Congress would authorize the U.S. to obtain essential information on criminals and terrorists held on servers abroad.
Tech Tip: Sampling Twitter (Without an Account) You can keep an eye on what people are talking about on Twitter even if you prefer to skip the apps and stick to a flip phone or a web browser.
Trilobites: How Cockroaches Crash Into Walls and Keep Going The ability of the ancient pests may owe less to their speed than to their tough-shock absorbent exoskeletons. The finding could help engineers design tougher robots.
Broadcom Now Seeking Fewer of Qualcomm’s Board Seats In seeking only six director spots at Qualcomm, Broadcom has effectively lowered the bar for success in its hostile takeover campaign.
Julian Assange’s Arrest Warrant Is Again Upheld by U.K. Judge In her second ruling in a week against the WikiLeaks founder, Judge Emma Arbuthnot suggested that Mr. Assange should leave the Ecuadorean Embassy to face a bail-jumping charge.
Tech Tip: Picking a Default Account in Mac Mail Apple’s Mail program can send and receive messages from multiple accounts, but you can set a preferred address for sending new messages.
Bill and Melinda Gates Tackle ‘Tough Questions’ and Trump In their annual update for the Gates Foundation, they say that they remain optimistic about the world’s progress, but that President Trump’s policies could hurt their efforts.

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