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  1. How Looming Privacy Regulations May Strengthen Facebook and Google
    Facebook and Google are dealing with a privacy backlash and new European rules on data collection. The rules, though, may not be as damaging to the companies as they appear.
  2. Amazon Tries a New Delivery Spot: Your Car
    The new service is aimed at anyone who doesn’t want to risk a package being stolen from a porch and can’t receive an order at work.
  3. This Start-Up Says It Wants to Fight Poverty. A Food Stamp Giant Is Blocking It.
    Propel, a start-up, was begun to bring convenience and new services to food stamp recipients. A big government contractor is getting in the way.
  4. YouTube Says Computers Are Catching Problem Videos
    The video-sharing site said it took down more than eight million videos in the fourth quarter of 2017. The vast majority were flagged by computers.
  5. Tech Tip: Posting PDF Files on Facebook
    You can attach one to a post or a status update, but only if you are using a certain type of Facebook page.
  6. 3 Gadgets You Didn’t Know You Needed, but Are Worth Buying
    If you don’t have one of these — or you’ve waited until the options were good enough before investing — now is the time to buy.
  7. Google’s Parent Company Spends Like It’s Thinking of a Future Beyond Ads
    With regulatory pressure looming, Google is spending heavily for its cloud business, hardware products and A.I. assistant.
  8. Apple’s Deal for Shazam Is Delayed in Europe Over Data Concerns
    European authorities are testing the idea that data can give companies an unfair edge over rivals.
  9. Tech Tip: You Don’t Want the Malware Prize
    Devious code is sending people to fraudulent quiz and contest pages, so ignore that “lucky winner” notice and run a security scan.
  10. A Former Top Wall Street Regulator Turns to the Blockchain
    Gary Gensler, who once led the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, has joined M.I.T., where he is warning about potential problems for virtual currencies.
  11. Amazon’s Critics Get New Life With Trump’s Attacks on the Company
    Many of Amazon’s opponents have struggled for years to be heard. Now they have the country’s most powerful bullhorn — President Trump — on their side.
  12. Zelle, the Banks’ Answer to Venmo, Proves Vulnerable to Fraud
    The personal payment platform Zelle is flourishing. But so are fraudsters, who are exploiting weaknesses in the banks’ security.
  13. Is Facebook’s Campbell Brown a Force to Be Reckoned With? Or Is She Fake News?
    As Facebook’s head of news partnerships, Ms. Brown, a former CNN and NBC anchor, is emerging as a surprisingly adept negotiator for her publishing vision at the social network.
  14. Tesla Factory Safety Under Scrutiny After Worker Is Injured
    Days after a news report focused on conditions at the plant, a California agency said it was investigating an episode that left a millwright’s jaw broken.
  15. Electric Scooters Are Causing Havoc. This Man Is Shrugging It Off.
    Travis VanderZanden, chief executive of electric scooter start-up Bird, is unperturbed by how San Francisco and other cities are in an uproar over the dockless vehicles.
  16. Modi May Pay the Price as India’s A.T.M.s Run Out of Cash Again
    The shortage, caused by government policies, poses a challenge for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was also responsible for India’s last cash crisis.
  17. U.S. Investigating AT&T and Verizon Over Wireless Collusion Claim
    Complaints to the Justice Department allege that the companies and a standards group worked together to restrict eSIM technology, a cardless way to easily switch carriers.
  18. The Saturday Profile: Long Before Cambridge Analytica, a Belief in the ‘Power of the Subliminal’
    Decades ago, Nigel Oakes believed it was possible, using science, to influence human behavior on a mass scale. That ultimately led to data mining.
  19. G.E. Earnings Show Some Signs of a Turnaround
    Despite a first-quarter loss, General Electric reported improving trends in industrial earnings and reaffirmed its profit outlook for the year.
  20. Tech Tip: Getting Your Desktop Windows in Order
    If your screen has become jumbled with too many open files, folders and programs to manage, you can quickly sort the pile.

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