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WhatsApp Rushes to Fix Security Flaw Exposed in Hacking of Lawyer’s Phone

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Researchers said the NSO Group had found a vulnerability, which was disclosed Monday, that was used to target the iPhone of a human-rights lawyer in London and perhaps others. Technology

Sprint and T-Mobile Merger Approval, Said to Be Near, Could Undercut Challenge by States

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Provisions set by the Justice Department, described by people familiar with the plan, could weaken a lawsuit that 10 attorneys general filed to try to block the $26 billion deal. Technology

The Week in Tech: Big Trouble With Trustbusters and China

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The tech industry is caught in the middle of escalating trade tensions with China. And at home, regulators are getting serious about cracking down on Big Tech. Technology

Stanford Team Aims at Alexa and Siri With a Privacy-Minded Alternative

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A handful of companies already dominate the market for digital assistants. The implications for consumer privacy are a serious concern, researchers say. Technology

When Rohingya Refugees Fled to India, Hate on Facebook Followed

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After posts on the social network contributed to Myanmar’s genocide of Rohingya Muslims, Facebook vowed to fix the problem. Then the vitriol moved to India. Technology

Amazon Flunks Children’s Privacy, Advocacy Groups Charge

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Children’s groups say the tech giant’s Echo Dot Kids device violated a federal law protecting youngsters’ online privacy. Amazon disagrees. Technology

Facebook Expects to Be Fined Up to $5 Billion by F.T.C. Over Privacy Issues

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Facebook and the agency have been in negotiations over a financial penalty for claims that the company violated a 2011 consent decree. Technology

Get More From Your Letters With Custom Stationery for Print or Pixels

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Even in today’s digital world, notes sent under a formal letterhead can help get the right message across. Here’s how to make your own powerful design with just a few keystrokes. Technology

Huawei Is Said to Demand Patent Fees From Verizon

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The demand, which could amount to a billion dollars, represents a new wrinkle in the tensions between the Trump administration and China. Technology

‘Oversharing’ on Google Calendar, and Making Sure Readers Come Back for More

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What are Times readers hungriest for? Here’s how Jodi Rudoren, associate managing editor for audience, finds out and then works to serve them. Technology

Who Owns Huawei? The Company Tried to Explain. It Got Complicated.

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The Chinese tech giant wants to put to rest concerns that it is susceptible to influence by the country’s government. That has been no easy task. Technology

House Opens Tech Antitrust Inquiry With Look at Threat to News Media

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Local journalism has been pushed “to the verge of extinction,” said a member of a committee that plans 18 months of hearings and other scrutiny of the big technology platforms. Technology

A Fake Zuckerberg Video Challenges Facebook’s Rules

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Last month, the social media company would not remove a doctored video of Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Facebook said the video of Mr. Zuckerberg will get the same treatment. Technology

Your Kids Think You’re Addicted to Your Phone

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While parents are, of course, worried about their teenagers’ phone use, that concern goes both ways, a new study found. Technology

Why Play a Music CD? ‘No Ads, No Privacy Terrors, No Algorithms’

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Streaming services have revolutionized the discovery of songs, but here’s why Ben Sisario, who covers the music industry, still likes to listen to compact discs. Technology

Google to Buy Data Analytics Company Despite New Antitrust Scrutiny

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Google said it would acquire Looker for $2.6 billion in a bid to catch rivals in the cloud-computing industry. Technology

They Just Won’t Die: Dark Web Drug Sellers Resist Police Crackdowns

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The notorious Silk Road site was shut down in 2013. Others have followed. But the online trafficking of illegal narcotics hasn’t abated. Technology

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