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Help With Vaccination Push Comes From Unexpected Businesses

Help With Vaccination Push Comes From Unexpected Businesses

Help With Vaccination Push Comes From Unexpected Businesses Help With Vaccination Push Comes From Unexpected Businesses Amazon wrote to President Biden on Thursday offering to assist with communication and technology. Microsoft is opening up its largely empty office campus as a vaccination center as part of a broader partnership with the State of Washington. Starbucks is assigning workers from its …

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Google Shuts Loon Helium Balloon Project

Google Shuts Loon Hot-Air Balloon Project

Google Shuts Loon Helium Balloon Project Google Shuts Loon Helium Balloon Project OAKLAND, Calif. — Google’s parent company Alphabet is shutting down Loon, a high-profile subsidiary spun out from its research labs that used high-altitude helium balloons to deliver cellular connectivity from the stratosphere. Nearly a decade after it began the project, Alphabet said on Thursday that it pulled the …

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Intelligence Analysts Use U.S. Smartphone Location Data Without Warrants, Memo Says

Intelligence Analysts Use U.S. Smartphone Location Data Without Warrants, Memo Says

Intelligence Analysts Use U.S. Smartphone Location Data Without Warrants, Memo Says Intelligence Analysts Use U.S. Smartphone Location Data Without Warrants, Memo Says WASHINGTON — A military arm of the intelligence community buys commercially available databases containing location data from smartphone apps and searches it for Americans’ past movements without a warrant, according to an unclassified memo obtained by The New …

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Can a Brash Executive in Kansas Save Movie Theaters?

Can a Brash Executive in Kansas Save Movie Theaters?

Can a Brash Executive in Kansas Save Movie Theaters? Can a Brash Executive in Kansas Save Movie Theaters? Most of the time, the 116-year-old movie theater business is rather humdrum. Tickets get sold. Images get projected onto screens, sometimes in 3-D. Every now and then, change-phobic cinema operators get excited about an innovation. The armrest cup holder, for instance, was …

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Facebook Invokes Its ‘Supreme Court’

Facebook Invokes Its ‘Supreme Court’

Facebook Invokes Its ‘Supreme Court’ Facebook Invokes Its ‘Supreme Court’ This article is part of the On Tech newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it weekdays. Facebook’s new “Supreme Court” is taking on its biggest case: Donald Trump. The company’s recent decision to suspend Mr. Trump’s account after he incited a mob was — to put it mildly …

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An Australia With No Google? The Bitter Fight Behind a Drastic Threat

An Australia With No Google? The Bitter Fight Behind a Drastic Threat

An Australia With No Google? The Bitter Fight Behind a Drastic Threat An Australia With No Google? The Bitter Fight Behind a Drastic Threat SYDNEY, Australia — In a major escalation, Google threatened on Friday to make its search engine unavailable in Australia if the government approved legislation that would force tech companies to pay for journalism shared on their …

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Google Shuts Loon Hot-Air Balloon Project

Google Shuts Loon Hot-Air Balloon Project

Google Shuts Loon Hot-Air Balloon Project Google Shuts Loon Hot-Air Balloon Project OAKLAND, Calif. — Google’s parent company Alphabet is shutting down Loon, a high-profile subsidiary spun out from its research labs that used hot-air balloons to deliver cellular connectivity from the stratosphere. Nearly a decade after it began the project, Alphabet said on Thursday that it pulled the plug …

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What Internet Censorship Looks Like

What Internet Censorship Looks Like

What Internet Censorship Looks Like What Internet Censorship Looks Like This article is part of the On Tech newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it weekdays. We’ve seen the internet magnify the best and the worst of ourselves. Abdi Latif Dahir, who writes about East Africa for The New York Times, has covered the most extreme examples of …

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QAnon believers struggle with inauguration.

QAnon believers struggle with inauguration.

QAnon believers struggle with inauguration. QAnon believers struggle with inauguration. Followers of QAnon, the pro-Trump conspiracy theory, have spent weeks anticipating that Wednesday would be the “Great Awakening” — a day, long foretold in QAnon prophecy, when top Democrats would be arrested for running a global sex trafficking ring and President Trump would seize a second term in office. But …

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‘A Total Failure’: The Proud Boys Now Mock Trump

‘A Total Failure’: The Proud Boys Now Mock Trump

‘A Total Failure’: The Proud Boys Now Mock Trump ‘A Total Failure’: The Proud Boys Now Mock Trump After the presidential election last year, the Proud Boys, a far-right group, declared its undying loyalty to President Trump. In a Nov. 8 post in a private channel of the messaging app Telegram, the group urged its followers to attend protests against …

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