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Today β€” January 17th 2019NYT Technology

Facebook Identifies Russia-Linked Misinformation Campaign

By ADAM SATARIANO

Facebook removed nearly 500 pages and accounts targeted at Europe and Central Asia. Some originated from an agency controlled by the Kremlin.

Microsoft Pledges $500 Million for Affordable Housing in Seattle Area

By KAREN WEISE

The move is the most ambitious effort yet by a tech company to fund construction for local teachers, firefighters and other middle- and low-income residents.

Huawei Said to Be Under U.S. Investigation in Trade-Secrets Case

By KATIE BENNER, PAUL MOZUR and RAYMOND ZHONG

The inquiry grew out of a 2014 civil suit and appears unrelated to other pressure faced by the Chinese company, two people familiar with the case said.

On Technology: How Secrecy Fuels Facebook Paranoia

By JOHN HERRMAN

The social platform knows everything that happens within its walls — that’s the whole point — but it is oddly reticent when it comes to misinformation campaigns.

Tech We’re Using: How to Sort Through a Cornucopia of Television Shows

Our assistant TV editor has a state-of-the-art setup for watching shows and movies. But here’s what happens when there can be too much content to choose.

Yesterday β€” January 16th 2019NYT Technology

YouTube Bans Risky Prank Videos Amid Spate of β€˜Bird Box’ Challenge Stunts

By AMIE TSANG

The video-sharing site said that it was clarifying its policies on the posting of harmful content to explicitly exclude pranks with a “perceived danger of serious physical injury.”

Tech Tip: The Easy (and Free) Way to Make a Budget Spreadsheet

By J. D. BIERSDORFER

With a little time, typing and easy-to-use software, you can quickly see your financial picture much more thoroughly and better plan for the future.

Facebook Advertising Profiles Are a Mystery to Most Users, Survey Says

By SAPNA MAHESHWARI

About three-fourths of the Facebook users in a Pew Research Center survey said they were not aware of the Ad Preferences page, which lists their personal traits made available to advertisers.

Before yesterdayNYT Technology

Nonfiction: Hacker for Hire

By MATT APUZZO

In “Breaking and Entering,” Jeremy Smith tells the story of a brilliant, larger-than-life computer scientist who runs her own boutique cybersecurity firm.

Alan R. Pearlman, Synthesizer Pioneer, Dies at 93

By JON PARELES

Mr. Pearlman’s ARP synthesizers were once ubiquitous in pop and electronic music. By the mid-1970s, they commanded 40 percent of the market.

In Portland, Scooter Start-Ups Played Nice. Regulators Took Note.

By KATE CONGER

Three companies agreed to a pilot program with city. The results showed environmental benefits but left unanswered what tight controls mean for profits.

Huawei’s Reclusive Founder Rejects Spying and Praises Trump

By RAYMOND ZHONG

Ren Zhengfei, C.E.O. of the Chinese tech giant, said he would wait to see if President Trump intervened in the case of his daughter, who is accused of fraud.

Huang Qi, Online Dissident and Rights Advocate in China, Faces Trial

By IAN JOHNSON

The case of the blogger behind the popular website 64 Tianwang has drawn intense international scrutiny, in part because he has a kidney disease.

An Egg, Just a Regular Egg, Is Instagram’s Most-Liked Post Ever

By DANIEL VICTOR

There’s nothing special about the egg. Seems like a fine enough egg. But more than 35 million people have liked it, dethroning Kylie Jenner’s birth-announcement post.

Electric Vehicles Are in the Spotlight at Detroit’s 2019 Auto Show

By NEAL E. BOUDETTE

Automakers are rolling out models meant to widen the appeal of electric cars. But making it easier and faster to charge them is a crucial challenge.

Huawei Fires Employee Arrested in Poland on Spying Charges

By RAYMOND ZHONG

The Chinese telecommunications giant said that the alleged actions of the employee, Wang Weijing, had nothing to do with the company.

Who Is MacKenzie Bezos?

By JONAH ENGEL BROMWICH and ALEXANDRA ALTER

Her divorce from the Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has made this novelist, and her private life, a public fascination.

How We Apologize Now

By LINDSEY WEBER

The iPhone app Notes has become the medium of choice for celebrity mea culpas.

MamΓ‘ to Madre? β€˜Roma’ Subtitles in Spain Anger Alfonso CuarΓ³n

By ALEX MARSHALL

Netflix has dropped Spanish subtitles from “Roma" after the director Alfonso Cuarón called them “parochial, ignorant and offensive to Spaniards themselves.”

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