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Nothing Is Too Strange for Cities Wooing Amazon to Build There City officials and business leaders across North America are going to extreme lengths to court Amazon to put its second headquarters in their city.
China Blocks WhatsApp, Broadening Online Censorship With a crucial Communist Party meeting just weeks away, Beijing is further tightening its already formidable internet controls.
Uber C.E.O., Reacting to London Ban, Apologizes for ‘Mistakes’ Dara Khosrowshahi said in an open letter that the ride-hailing service had “got things wrong.” The company will appeal a decision over its right to operate in London.
Push for Gender Equality in Tech? Some Men Say It’s Gone Too Far After revelations of harassment and bias in Silicon Valley, a backlash is growing against the women in tech movement.
Tech Tip: Engrave Your Own Stationery Template Microsoft Word comes with many sample document templates, but you can also create your own custom letterhead.
68 Things You Cannot Say on China’s Internet China’s censorship system is expanding forbidden topics far beyond politics, in line with President Xi Jinping’s prim, paternalistic vision for the “China dream.”
One Surprise Standout for Uber: Food Delivery Despite a late start, the company’s foray into delivering food, a cutthroat $100 billion-plus service industry, eclipses ride hailing in some markets.
Facebook Drops Stock Move That Would Have Solidified Zuckerberg’s Control The social network’s board withdrew a stock reclassification proposal after a shareholder suit that would have put Mr. Zuckerberg in a courtroom.
Editorial: Facebook’s Belated Awakening As social media companies wield greater power in the political system, more safeguards are needed.
State of the Art: On Russian Meddling, Mark Zuckerberg Follows a Familiar Playbook Mr. Zuckerberg’s modus operandi as a leader is to fix things long after they have broken, rather than to prevent problems in the first place.
Tech Tip: Resolutions for the Big (and Small) Screens Many online services now offer three levels of picture quality for videos, but be sure to choose the best one for your device.
Strategies: The Best Investment Since 1926? Apple Apple has generated more wealth for shareholders than any other of the top 50 companies, which account for 40 percent of stock market wealth.
Bits: Farhad’s and Mike’s Week in Tech: A Very Bad Week for Digital Giants Apple’s Watch has a bug, Facebook might be undermining democracy, and Amazon is telling us how to make bombs. Tech news is weird right now.
Uber Loses License to Operate in London London’s transportation agency criticized Uber’s corporate culture, the latest setback for a company that has faced an array of controversies this year.
The Shift: Facebook’s Frankenstein Moment A series of scandals have opened up the possibility that the company may have created something it can’t fully control.
Facebook to Turn Over Russian-Linked Ads to Congress The company said it would turn over 3,000 ads linked to Russia to Congress after growing scrutiny about its role in last November’s presidential election.
Tech Tip: Retiring the Google Drive Desktop App While its current desktop app for Windows and Mac is headed off into the sunset, Google has new apps for backing up and syncing files online.
How to Hack Your Brain (for $5,000) The new, new, new age is all about “defragging our nervous systems.”
Google Is Buying HTC’s Smartphone Expertise for $1.1 Billion The deal bolsters Google’s ability to build mobile hardware and joins two companies already working together on one of Google’s upcoming Pixel phones.
S.E.C. Says It Was a Victim of Computer Hacking Last Year The commission said the attackers could have exploited private information for trading purposes.
Internet Giants Face New Political Resistance in Washington Facebook, Google and Amazon are coming under increasing pressure by regulators concerned about their growing power.
Former Apple Engineers Working on New Eyes for Driverless Cars The Silicon Valley start-up Aeva is developing new sensors that could significantly improve how autonomous vehicles see the road.
Facebook, After ‘Fail’ Over Ads Targeting Racists, Makes Changes Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s chief operating officer, promised “more human review and oversight” to make sure offensive terms aren’t used to target ads.
Tech We’re Using: Avoiding Cameras While Training the Lens on Food Pete Wells, The Times’s restaurant critic, discussed how he avoids cameras to protect his identity and how technology has transformed the dining scene.
Europe Renews Offensive on Silicon Valley With Tax Reforms A new set of proposals presented by officials in Brussels seek to tax technology companies differently, but risk being seen as an effort to target American tech giants.
Toshiba Reaches Tentative Deal to Sell Microchip Unit The board of the Japanese conglomerate is close to an agreement with a group of investors led by Bain Capital, although details must still be finalized.
Tech Tip: Getting Social With Waze The traffic app is great at giving directions and rerouting around jams, but it also includes features for drivers when they’re not on the road.
Amazon ‘Reviewing’ Its Website After It Suggested Bomb-Making Items A British television news report said that the online retailer’s algorithms were automatically offering items that could be used to create an explosive device.
Tech Fix: Apple Watch Series 3 Excels, Even if You Don’t Need Cellular Date night without your iPhone? That’s now doable with the new cellular Apple Watch, which for the first time can be untethered from your smartphone. Here’s our review.
Before Wisconsin, Foxconn Vowed Big Spending in Brazil. Few Jobs Have Come. The Taiwanese company’s manufacturing model has not translated easily to other countries, where it faces different social, political and labor conditions.
The iPhone 8 Reviews: What the Critics Say Reviewers considered the phones a modest upgrade over the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, but several suggested waiting for the iPhone X.
An Earthquake Hits and Angelenos Shelter on Twitter It may have been mild and standard, but it happened in Los Angeles. So, naturally, earthquake was a trending topic on Twitter by early Tuesday.
Book News: YouTube Star Hank Green Will Publish His First Novel Next Year Following in the footsteps of his older brother, the best-selling novelist John Green, Hank Green will publish his first novel with Dutton.
Tech Tip: Why Deleted Tweets Still Linger Online Even if you kill a Twitter post from your timeline, a search engine may give it a second life until it updates its index files.
State of the Art: The iPhone 8: A Worthy Refinement Before the Next Generation Apple’s new iPhone 8 and 8 Plus have a ring of familiarity. But the phones may feel like a solid upgrade from older models because of their new processor.

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