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Youtube, Facebook, and Google Can’t Expect Wikipedia to Cure the Internet

YouTube and other tech giants have repeatedly turned to Wikipedia to help solve some of their biggest problems—often without giving back.

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Tech Companies Try to Retrain the Workers They’re Displacing

Automation will change or eliminate millions of today’s jobs. Can training workers for entry-level tech jobs now ease the transition?

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Susan Wojcicki on YouTube’s Fight Against Misinformation

In an interview, YouTube’s CEO discusses using Wikipedia to combat conspiracy theories, identifying “authoritative” sources and whether its algorithms promote extremes.

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It’s Time for Facebook to Share More Data with Researchers

Opinion: If Mark Zuckerberg wants to make the social network good for people’s well-being, he needs to let academics study its users’ behavior.

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Fundbox Wants to Be PayPal for Small Businesses

Small-business lender Fundbox is introducing a payment service that acts like a credit card.

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Blockchain’s Brand New World Is Being Built By Refugees

Cryptocurrency enthusiasts are harnessing blockchain’s record-keeping potential to create a digital trail for people who’ve fallen off the grid

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Theranos and Silicon Valley’s ‘Fake It Till You Make It’ Culture

Elizabeth Holmes, the CEO of the once highly touted blood-testing startup, is accused of an “elaborate years-long fraud.”

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California Net Neutrality Bill Would Go Beyond Original Protections

Proposal from state senator would ban “zero rating” deals where specific services don’t count against data caps.

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Fear of China Scuttles Broadcom Deal That Didn’t Involve China

President Trump invoked national security in blocking Broadcom’s proposed takeover of Qualcomm. His real concern may have been Qualcomm’s research budget.

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Weighing Privacy vs. Security for the Internet’s Address Book

European Union privacy rules may prompt removal of personal information from Whois lookups.

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