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  1. Jack Dorsey, Posting About Myanmar on Twitter, Is Accused of Being Tone Deaf
    Mr. Dorsey’s tweets about his silent-meditation retreat in the country were criticized for not mentioning the plight of the Rohingya, a persecuted Muslim minority.
  2. China Tries to Balance Anger Over Huawei Arrest With Warmer Trade Ties
    China is pushing hard for the release of a tech executive, while still trying to follow up on President Trump’s recent truce in trade frictions.
  3. Google Hearing to Preview Democrats’ Strategy on Big Tech
    Sundar Pichai, the chief executive of Google, will testify before Congress on Tuesday. Democratic lawmakers are expected to target the industry next year.
  4. What Happens When 25,000 Amazon Workers Flush Toilets?
    Amazon’s offices in Queens will be built over an aging sewage system. The city says the pipes can handle the wastewater, but residents are worried.
  5. How to Stop Apps From Tracking Your Location
    Hundreds of apps can follow your movements and share the details with advertisers, retailers and even hedge funds. Here’s how to limit the snooping.
  6. How The Times Analyzed Location Tracking Companies
    Reporters tested apps made for both Android and iOS, evaluated app code and examined the companies receiving the data.
  7. Live-Streaming Your Broke Self for Rent Money
    Jovan Hill, 25, dropped out of college and is unemployed. So how does he pay for his Brooklyn apartment and marijuana habit? His social media followers chip in.
  8. Orbiting, Another Thing for Online Daters to Worry About
    Digitally observing a prospective love interest, or an ex, online is yet another way that people are confusing each other romantically.
  9. Uber Is Said to File for an I.P.O. as It Races Lyft to a Public Debut
    The offering, which is expected to be one of the biggest ever, puts the ride-hailing service neck and neck with its rival Lyft in a race to the public markets.
  10. Meng Wanzhou Was Huawei’s Professional Face, Until Her Arrest
    Ms. Meng, the daughter of Huawei’s secretive founder, Ren Zhengfei, had stressed transparency at the company. She is now accused of hiding Huawei’s dealings in Iran.
  11. Huawei Executive Took Part in Sanctions Fraud, Prosecutors Say
    In a Canadian courtroom, authorities revealed details of the charges facing Meng Wanzhou, the Huawei official whose arrest has shaken U.S.-China relations.
  12. Huawei Arrest Tests China’s Leaders as Fear and Anger Grip Elite
    The detention of a Chinese tech executive poses a challenge for President Xi Jinping, who faces pressure to both retaliate and resolve the trade war with America.
  13. Bits: The Week in Tech: Facebook Is in the News. Again.
    Tech companies used to want to be in the news because it often meant fawning coverage for a new device. How times have changed, writes Brian X. Chen.
  14. Lean In’s Sheryl Sandberg Problem
    The movement that Facebook’s chief operating officer started is trying to leave her, and her scandals, behind.
  15. A.I. as Talent Scout: Unorthodox Hires, and Maybe Lower Pay
    A form of artificial intelligence is being used to surface job candidates with the attributes of a perfect fit, even without conventional credentials.
  16. With the Economy Uncertain, Tech ‘Unicorns’ Rush Toward I.P.O.
    Faced with a choppy stock market and fears of an economic downturn, Uber and Lyft are moving toward the public markets as other private tech companies also get ready.
  17. Tumblr Fans Abandon Ship as Tumblr Bans Porn
    Pornographic content, which had a large female viewer base on the site, will no longer be allowed.
  18. Lyft, Racing Uber Toward I.P.O., Takes a Crucial Step
    The ride-hailing company said it had confidentially filed a draft registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
  19. Australian Government Passes Contentious Encryption Law
    The law, opposed by privacy advocates, requires tech companies to provide law enforcement and security agencies with access to encrypted communications.
  20. Arrest Shakes Huawei as Global Skepticism of Its Business Grows
    Britain, New Zealand, Australia and other countries have grown increasingly worried about potential security risks related to the Chinese telecom giant.


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