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White House questions tech giants on ways to predict shootings from social media

Donald Trump left Washington before Friday’s meeting at the White House on online extremism for two fundraisers in New York and his resort in Bedminster, N.J. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images) August 9 at 5:21 PM Top officials in the Trump administration expressed interest in tools that might anticipate mass shootings or predict attackers by scanning social […]

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Bad Times in Tech? Not if You’re a Start-Up Serving Other Start-Ups

SAN FRANCISCO — Things should be dismal in Silicon Valley right now, with technology’s biggest companies under attack from regulators, lawmakers and even President Trump. Not for Henrique Dubugras and Pedro Franceschi. The two Stanford dropouts, both 23, are the founders of Brex, one of the hottest young companies today. Their start-up’s mission? To provide […]

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Inside Chris Hughes’s campaign to break up Facebook, the tech ‘monopoly’ he helped create

Mark Zuckerberg, left, and Chris Hughes created Facebook together at Harvard University. Hughes has now become one of Facebook’s biggest antagonists. (Rick Friedman/Corbis News via Getty Images) July 29 at 2:48 PM SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes has become one of the company’s biggest problems. In recent weeks, Hughes, who left the social […]

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Dealmaster: All the best Amazon Prime Day 2019 tech deals we can find

Enlarge Ars Technica Greetings, Arsians! Your friendly neighborhood Dealmaster is back and reporting for bargain-hunting duty—and boy, is he going to need some extra coffee. That’s because today marks the start of Amazon Prime Day 2019, the increasingly misnamed sales event that sees the nation’s largest online retailer discount products beyond number to Black Friday-level […]

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U.S. Blacklists More Chinese Tech Companies Over National Security Concerns

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration added five Chinese entities to a United States blacklist on Friday, further restricting China’s access to American technology and stoking already high tensions as President Trump and President Xi Jinping of China prepare to meet in Japan next week. The Commerce Department announced that it would add four Chinese companies […]