In an Ex-Googler’s Novel, Silicon Valley Runs on Male Ego

The Big Disruption, a satirical novel written by Jessica Powell, Google’s former head of communications, is set inside the lush and bountiful Silicon Valley...

In Congressional Hearing on Hate, the Haters Got Their Way

Tuesday's House Judiciary Committee hearing on the rise of hate crimes and white nationalism devolved into a four-hour squabble over who’s most hated, and...

Facebook Is Changing News Feed (Again) to Stop Fake News

Facebook is trying to redefine authoritativeness on the internet as part of its efforts to fight the spread of misinformation and abuse on its...

House Endorses Net Neutrality, but the Outlook Remains Dim

Legislation to restore the Federal Communications Commission's net neutrality rules passed a big hurdle Wednesday. But it’s far from becoming law, and faces long...

Verizon’s 5G Network Is Here—If You Can Get a Signal

Verizon launched its mobile 5G network last week in "select areas" of Minneapolis and Chicago, and a speed test shared by a Verizon spokesperson...

Hate Wins in Congress, Epic (Virtual) Floods, and More News

Tech news you can use, in two minutes or less:Congress held a hearing on hate, and it went exactly as you thought it mightCongress...

China Says Bitcoin Is Wasteful. Now It Wants to Ban Mining

China’s bitcoin miners have long embodied a contradiction. Cryptocurrency trading is illegal in the country; initial coin offerings, used to fund new blockchain projects,...

Facebook Rolls Out More Features for Dead People

Facebook was designed for the living, but as the social network grew older, it also needed to decide what should happen when users die....

The Tricky Ethics of Google’s Cloud Ambitions

Google’s attempt to wrest more cloud computing dollars from market leaders Amazon and Microsoft got a new boss late last year. Next week, Thomas...

US Is Forcing a Chinese Firm to Sell Gay Dating App...

The US government says a Chinese gaming company's ownership of the gay dating app Grindr poses a national security risk, according to a report...
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