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Silicon Valley Slides Back Into ‘Bro’ Culture

Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg and Marc Andreessen show how the tech industry’s insular culture remains largely unchanged.

LinkedIn Ran Social Experiments on 20 Million Users Over Five Years

A study that looked back at those tests found that relatively weak social connections were more helpful in finding jobs than stronger social ties.

This Surveillance Artist Knows How You Got That Perfect Instagram Photo

A tech-savvy artist unearthed video footage of people working hard to capture the perfect shot for Instagram. It is a lesson in the artifice of social media and the ubiquity of surveillance.

Where Online Hate Speech Can Bring the Police to Your Door

Battling far-right extremism, Germany has gone further than any other Western democracy to prosecute individuals for what they say online, testing the limits of free speech on the internet.

TikTok Seen Moving Toward U.S. Security Deal, but Hurdles Remain

A draft agreement with the Biden administration to keep the Chinese-owned video app operating in the United States is under review. That could mean more wrangling.

Runners and Cyclists Use GPS Mapping to Make Art

Fitness apps and the power of live satellite tracking have allowed runners, cyclists and others to draw hearts, animals, birthday wishes — and even homages to Vermeer — across their local landscapes.

The Midterm Election’s Most Dominant Toxic Narratives

Misleading and divisive posts about the Nov. 8 midterm vote have flooded social media. Here are three prevalent themes.

Apple to Sponsor the Super Bowl Halftime Show

Apple’s pursuit of an N.F.L. media package has broadened to include a sponsorship of one of TV’s most-watched events.

Is the Hyperloop Doomed?

Though some efforts continue, the once-promising technology has run up against significant challenges — most notably creating an entirely new transit infrastructure.

Twitch Says It Will Reduce Payments for Many Popular Streamers

The video game streaming service is struggling to strike the right balance between popularity and profit.

Regulators Accuse Amazon of Singling Out Union Organizers for Discipline

National Labor Relations Board officials said the company had applied its workplace rules unfairly, and asked it to change or scrap the regulations.

Jesse Powell, C.E.O. of Cryptocurrency Exchange Kraken, Steps Down

Jesse Powell, the chief executive, has battled with employees after posting messages about race and gender and urging those who disagreed with his values to leave.

F.D.A. Warning on NyQuil Chicken Alerts Many to Existence of NyQuil Chicken

Cooking poultry in cold medicine is a bad, dangerous idea that few people seemed to be aware of until the government warning attracted media coverage.

Saving Whales From Ship Collisions With Warnings and Letter Grades

Four whales have died near San Francisco this year after ships crashed into them, and scientists hope to drive that number to zero with new technology.

The Settings That Make Smartphones Easier for Everyone to Use

The accessibility features Apple and Google include in their mobile software can help people of all abilities get more from their devices.

YouTube’s Dislike Button Rarely Shifts Recommendations, Researchers Say

New research from Mozilla shows YouTube users have little control over what is recommended to them.

How a Quebec Lithium Mine May Help Make Electric Cars Affordable

The project also illustrates how difficult it is to get lithium out of the ground and break China’s dominance in processing the metal and turning it into batteries.

Pentagon Orders Review of Its Overseas Social Media Campaigns

The move comes after Twitter and Facebook shut down misleading accounts that they determined were sending messages to promote U.S. foreign policy.

Social Media Companies Still Boost Election Fraud Claims, Report Says

The report, by New York University’s Stern Center for Business and Human Rights, argues that the companies fuel false conspiracies about election fraud despite promises to combat them.

Food Supply Disruption Is Another Front for Russian Falsehoods

As the war in Ukraine has put pressure on the global markets for food, Russia has spread conspiracy theories that blame the West.

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