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Tony Fadell, Co-inventor of the iPod, Gets Back at Silicon Valley—From Paris

Tony Fadell co-created the iPod and Nest, then lost control of them. His latest project could be his most ambitious yet.

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FCC Shouldn’t Give Up on Reforming Inmate Phone Services

Opinion: Phone calls from prison cost far too much. The FCC should intervene to help this broken market.

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AI Experts Want to End ‘Black Box’ Algorithms in Government

Researchers at AI Now say algorithms increasingly used by government can be opaque and discriminatory.

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This More Powerful Version of AlphaGo Learns On Its Own

DeepMind unveils a new, more powerful version of AlphaGo that learns without studying human play.

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Here Are Twitter’s Latest Rules for Fighting Hate and Abuse

Memo outlines steps Twitter plans to control hate and abuse on the service, including expanded definitions of nudity and more enforcement.

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FCC Chair Finally Says Agency Won’t Censor Trump’s Enemies

Six days after President Trump suggested revoking broadcast licenses, FCC Chair Ajit Pai says agency won’t act based on content.

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Americans Love Automation, Until It Comes for Their Jobs

New polls find most Americans believe automation destroys more jobs than it creates; one-third believe they’re at risk of losing jobs.

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Wikipedia’s Fate Shows How the Web Endangers Knowledge

Social networks train us to focus on images and emotions, sapping the quest for knowledge.

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Why Investors Are Betting That Bike Sharing Is the Next Uber

‘Dockless’ bike-sharing companies are attracting investments from top-flight VC firms and private equity.

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Colorado Schools Pay Students to Work With Local Tech Firms

Colorado’s St. Vrain school district pays students to work with local technology firms.

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