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  1. Facebook’s Suspension of ‘Tens of Thousands’ of Apps Reveals Wider Privacy Issues
    The scale of suspensions, following the Cambridge Analytica scandal, was far larger than the social network had previously revealed.
  2. Inside Airbnb, Employees Eager for Big Payouts Pushed It to Go Public
    Tension has grown among a 6,000-person work force as it waits to sell company shares, people with knowledge of the situation said.
  3. Twitter Suspends Account of Former Adviser to Saudi Crown Prince
    The account was one of thousands with ties to governments in the Middle East that were taken down by the social media company.
  4. Hard Times in Silicon Valley? Not for the Payments Start-Up Stripe
    Known for its quiet and steady growth, Stripe said on Thursday that it received new funding that made it worth $35 billion.
  5. China’s Big Brother Targets Business
    Beijing hopes its social credit system will use vast troves of data to quickly punish companies accused of wrongdoing. U.S. firms could get hit, too.
  6. Some on WeWork’s Board Are Said to Be Discussing Replacing Its C.E.O.
    Some major money managers have reportedly said they wouldn’t invest unless an experienced operator was brought in to replace Adam Neumann.
  7. M.I.T. Media Lab, Already Rattled by the Epstein Scandal, Has a New Worry
    Former researchers for a “food computer” initiative at the lab say the project’s leader misled outsiders about how it was going.
  8. Congress Asks More than 80 Companies for Big Tech Complaints
    House lawmakers asked the companies for information on how their businesses had been affected by Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google.
  9. ‘Nerd,’ ‘Nonsmoker,’ ‘Wrongdoer’: How Might A.I. Label You?
    ImageNet Roulette, a digital art project and viral selfie app, exposes how biases have crept into the artificial-intelligence technologies changing our lives.
  10. Funny or Die Finds New Life in the Streaming Era
    The company, which began as a comedy website, has branched out to podcasts and feature films, including “Between Two Ferns: The Movie,” which debuts on Netflix on Friday.
  11. The Week in Tech: An Emerging Twist on Antitrust
    If regulators and lawmakers are serious, they’re going to have to rethink a traditional approach to monopolies.
  12. Seven Ways Telecommuting Has Changed Real Estate
    As more people are able to work from home, housing priorities have changed, and different places and types of housing have become more popular.
  13. Secret F.B.I. Subpoenas Scoop Up Personal Data From Scores of Companies
    The practice, which the bureau says is vital to counterterrorism efforts, casts a much wider net than previously disclosed, newly released documents show.
  14. Uber and Lyft Drivers Gain Labor Clout, With Help From an App
    A nascent group in California offers a model for organizing a far-flung work force, and wielding political influence, through innovative technology.
  15. Airbnb Says It Plans to Go Public in 2020
    Making a public statement about a stock market debut in a particular year is unusual among technology start-ups, which typically keep their plans secret.
  16. Vaping Illnesses Increase to 530 Probable Cases, C.D.C. Says
    More than three-fourths of those sickened are male, health officials said, and half are under 25. Missouri reported the eighth death linked to vaping during this summer’s crisis.
  17. Amazon Accelerates Efforts to Fight Climate Change
    Pledging that the retailer would be carbon neutral by 2040, Jeff Bezos, the C.E.O., said it was ordering 100,000 electric delivery trucks.
  18. Teenage Vaping Rises Sharply Again This Year
    Preliminary figures from a national survey show that the prevalence of e-cigarette use among minors has doubled from 2017 through this year, despite national campaigns warning of the dangers.
  19. Luigi Colani, 91, Designer of Fanciful and Futuristic Objects, Dies
    Better known for far-out prototypes than actual products, he was seen by his admirers as a visionary in an unimaginative world.
  20. Lawmakers Urge Aggressive Action From Regulators on Big Tech
    Senators at a hearing pushed for assurances that the F.T.C. and Justice Department would provide vigorous oversight of the companies.
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