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The Tech Giants’ Invisible Helpers

Why we should all care who controls the invisible infrastructure of the global internet.

Facebook Removes Roger Stone for Ties to Fake Accounts

The social network said the fake accounts were active around the 2016 presidential election.

Robinhood Has Lured Young Traders, Sometimes With Devastating Results

Its users buy and sell the riskiest financial products and do so more frequently than customers at other retail brokerage firms, but their inexperience can lead to staggering losses.

Internet Powers Collide in Hong Kong

Tech giants suspend handing over information to Hong Kong, setting up a collision with China.

Virus-Tracing Apps Are Rife With Problems. Governments Are Rushing to Fix Them.

As countries race to deploy coronavirus-tracking software, researchers are reporting privacy and security risks that could affect millions of people and undermine trust in public health efforts.

A Fashion Model For the Moment

How a digital avatar helped the fashion designer Hanifa go viral during the pandemic.

What Counts as a Streaming Hit? A Start-Up May Have Answers

Unlike Nielsen, which measure audience size, Parrot Analytics says it can track viewer enthusiasm. That’s more important to subscription services.

Facebook Decisions Were ‘Setbacks for Civil Rights,’ Audit Finds

An independent audit faulted the social network for “vexing and heartbreaking decisions” that affect its users — and potentially the November elections.

Scrutinizing SpaceX, NASA Overlooked Some Boeing Software Problems

The agency identified the causes of mishaps in orbit during an uncrewed test flight of its Starliner spacecraft in December.

Facebook Fails to Appease Organizers of Ad Boycott

Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s top executives, engaged in “spin” during a meeting over hate speech, civil rights groups said.

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