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Driver Charged in Uber’s Fatal 2018 Autonomous Car Crash

Driver Charged in Uber’s Fatal 2018 Autonomous Car Crash

A safety driver who was riding in an autonomous Uber vehicle when it struck and killed a pedestrian on a street in Tempe, Ariz., in 2018 has been charged with negligent homicide, the local authorities…

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Yoga Teachers Take On QAnon

Several months ago, Seane Corn, a yoga teacher and Instagram influencer in Los Angeles with more than 100,000 followers, started noticing something odd happening on her social media feeds. Many of her peers in the…

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A Job That Isn’t Hard to Get in a Pandemic: Swindlers’ Unwitting Helper

After the fitness center where Denise Newton worked closed down in April because of the coronavirus, she posted her resume online to look for a new job. She soon got a call from a company…

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Apple Watch Is a Private Road

This article is part of the On Tech newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it weekdays. If you’re reading this right now on your iPhone or on a Windows laptop, that’s good for…

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TikTok’s Proposed Deal Under Review by Trump Administration

TikTok’s Proposed Deal Under Review by Trump Administration

WASHINGTON — After more than six weeks, two White House executive orders, new Chinese regulations and multiple bidders, a deal for the social media app TikTok has boiled down to one main strategy: mitigation. TikTok,…

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ByteDance’s Need for a TikTok-Oracle Deal: China is Slowing

ByteDance’s Need for a TikTok-Oracle Deal: China is Slowing

TikTok’s Chinese owner has fought tooth and nail to keep control over its wildly popular platform for dancing teens and young Los Angeles influencers. One big reason: The days of fast internet fortunes and meteoric…

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Facebook Is Failing in Global Disinformation Fight, Says Former Worker

Facebook Is Failing in Global Disinformation Fight, Says Former Worker

OAKLAND, Calif. — While Facebook has heralded improvements to its fight against disinformation in the United States, it has been slow to deal with fake accounts that have affected elections around the world, according to…

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TikTok Was a Wasted Opportunity

This article is part of the On Tech newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it weekdays. Creeping closer to resolving a monthslong saga over the future of TikTok in the United States, the…

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Nvidia Buys Arm From SoftBank for $40 Billion

Nvidia Buys Arm From SoftBank for $40 Billion

SAN FRANCISCO — Nvidia said on Sunday that it would acquire the British chip designer Arm from SoftBank in deal worth about $40 billion, a move that could reshape the battle over technology that powers…

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The Woman Taking Over TikTok at the Toughest Time

The Woman Taking Over TikTok at the Toughest Time

Six weeks ago, as TikTok grappled with escalating tensions between the United States and China, the social media app’s top executives huddled together to figure out their next steps. Vanessa Pappas, 41, was worried. TikTok’s…

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