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  1. In Virginia House Race, Anonymous Attack Ads Pop Up on Facebook
    The ads, with language and imagery not typically found in even the roughest campaigns, were purchased by a critic of Jennifer Wexton, a Democrat trying to unseat the Republican incumbent.
  2. Craig Newmark, Newspaper Villain, Is Working to Save Journalism
    The tech mogul, whose Craigslist site helped replace newspaper classifieds, has given $50 million to revitalize local reporting in New York — including a new gift on Wednesday.
  3. Scene City: Wired Magazine Turns 25 With a Brainy Party
    Guests included Serena Williams, Anna Wintour, Kevin Systrom and Stewart Brand.
  4. Tech We’re Using: An Eye for Photography, but a Google Suite for Events
    She was a photo editor. Now she’s an events manager. Whitney Richardson discusses how her career shift at The Times has changed her tech habits.
  5. 6 Emerging Players in A.I.
    From Singapore to Israel, countries besides the United States and China are striving to play a role in the field of artificial intelligence.
  6. Computer Stories: A.I. Is Beginning to Assist Novelists
    Robin Sloan is using a homemade software program to supply phrases and images for his new book.
  7. Netflix’s Cash-Fueled Road to Streaming Dominance
    The streaming service surprised Wall Street with huge gains in subscribers in the third quarter. The results showed why AT&T and Disney spent big on their latest acquisitions.
  8. Thousands of Theodore Roosevelt’s Papers Are Now Online
    The Library of Congress says it has digitized the largest collection of Theodore Roosevelt’s papers in the world.
  9. Uber and Lyft Charge Toward Potential I.P.O.s Next Year
    Bankers have told Uber that its public offering could be worth $120 billion. That puts it in rare company with the likes of Facebook and Alibaba.
  10. New York Attorney General Expands Inquiry Into Net Neutrality Comments
    The office is investigating the source of more than 22 million public comments submitted to the F.C.C. during the battle over internet regulation.
  11. Google to Charge Phone Makers for Android Apps in Europe
    To comply with a European antitrust ruling, Google will begin charging a licensing fee of handset makers.
  12. The Results of Your Genetic Test Are Reassuring. But That Can Change.
    Laboratories frequently “reclassify” genetic mutations. But there is no reliable system for telling patients or doctors that the results of their genetic tests are no longer valid.
  13. Paul G. Allen, Microsoft’s Co-Founder, Is Dead at 65
    Mr. Allen and Bill Gates started the company in 1975, helping to usher in the personal computing revolution. He died after a recurrence of cancer.
  14. U.S. Credit Card Giants Flout India’s New Law on Personal Data
    As India develops new rules governing the data of its residents, global firms are the first target. Companies say they need more time to comply.
  15. Infosys Built Its Global Machine With Indian Workers. Can It Adjust to Trump’s ‘Hire American’?
    Doing significantly more work in the United States, as the company is being pressured to do, would require an overhaul of its business model and corporate culture.
  16. Tech Fix: The Google Pixel 3 Review: Phone’s Smarts Shine Through Its A.I.-Driven Camera
    Hardware innovations? Nope. Instead, Google is emphasizing software improvements — particularly for images — with its newest Pixel smartphones.
  17. A Genocide Incited on Facebook, With Posts From Myanmar’s Military
    With fake pages and sham accounts, the military targeted the mostly Muslim Rohingya minority group, said former military officials, researchers and civilian officials.
  18. M.I.T. Plans College for Artificial Intelligence, Backed by $1 Billion
    The goal, said L. Rafael Reif, the president of M.I.T., is to educate “the bilinguals of the future.” Blackstone’s Steven A. Schwarzman is contributing $350 million.
  19. How an Unlikely Family History Website Transformed Cold Case Investigations
    Fifteen murder and sexual assault cases have been solved since April with a single genealogy website. This is how GEDmatch went from a casual side project to a revolutionary tool.
  20. Jeff Hawkins Is Finally Ready to Explain His Brain Research
    He created the mobile computing companies Palm and Handspring. But for decades his passion has been studying how the human brain works.

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