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  1. Microsoft Employees Protest Work With ICE, as Tech Industry Mobilizes Over Immigration
    Microsoft workers objected to the company’s work with immigration authorities, part of a wave of outrage over the Trump administration’s immigration policy.
  2. IBM Unveils System That ‘Debates’ With Humans
    Under development for six years, IBM Debater reflects a push toward machines that talk like humans. But it may have to work on getting to the point.
  3. Verizon, AT&T and Sprint to Limit Sales of Cellphone Location Data
    The change is being made after the system was used to track people without their consent.
  4. Elon Musk Accuses Tesla Employee of Sabotage
    In an email to workers, he said the operation was “quite extensive and damaging” at a time when the automaker was scrambling to ramp up production.
  5. Amazon Urged Not to Sell Facial Recognition Technology to Police
    Some Amazon shareholders say the technology raises privacy concerns. The company joins other big tech firms coming under increasing scrutiny for their government work.
  6. Tech Tip: How to Back Up Your Android Phone
    Google saves your settings and some app content to its cloud, but third-party programs may give you a more complete backup.
  7. Huawei’s New Front in the Global Technology Cold War: Australia
    The Chinese telecom giant fears U.S. skepticism over the security of its products will spread to countries that have long been dependable customers.
  8. Google’s Diversity Efforts, Charted
    The technology company is struggling to move the needle when it comes to increasing diversity in the workplace. Here are some charts.
  9. In China Trade War, Apple Worries It Will Be Collateral Damage
    Caught in the trade fight between Washington and Beijing, Tim Cook, Apple’s chief executive, has become something of an envoy while trying to protect the company’s business in China.
  10. Tech Tip: Two Tools to Protect Privacy Online
    Virtual private networks and ad blockers shield you in different ways, and can work together.
  11. Google, Rebuilding Its Presence in China, Invests in Retailer JD.com
    Its search engine has been blocked in the country for years, but the company is looking for other ways to be part of the flourishing internet scene there.
  12. Advertising: Mobile Apps Are Musts for Most Brands, as Long as Users Like Them
    Apps have become a critical part of companies’ financial strategies, but people are getting savvier about them and less forgiving if they think their performance is subpar.
  13. Video Game Addiction Tries to Move From Basement to Doctor’s Office
    Gaming disorder is being recognized for the first time by the World Health Organization. But of the few treatment options available, most are uninsured and unproven.
  14. With Twitch, Amazon Tightens Grip on Live Streams of Video Games
    Google and Facebook are struggling to catch up with Twitch, a service that Amazon bought four years ago for $1.1 billion.
  15. The Week Ahead: Central Bankers Will Debate Policy, and OPEC Meets on Output
    The Senate will also vote on an amendment that would block President Trump’s ZTE deal, and the Fox board will weigh Comcast’s $65 billion offer.
  16. Goodbye, Denver Post. Hello, Blockchain.
    A group of journalists leaves a shrinking daily to start a new outlet, The Colorado Sun, in partnership with a blockchain company.
  17. News Analysis: Why Hackers Aren’t Afraid of Us
    The United States has the most fearsome cyberweaponry on the planet, but we won’t use it for fear of what will come next.
  18. Are Genetic Testing Sites the New Social Networks?
    Like Facebook, but for fifth cousins, adoptive mothers and sperm-donor dads.
  19. Tech Tip: Get Gmail to Stop Archiving and Start Deleting
    The mobile app for Google’s service may be set to automatically archive messages you’ve swiped past, but you can change the setting.
  20. Bits: Farhad’s Week in Tech: Bitcoin and the Scams Under Everything
    In this week’s tech newsletter, our tech columnist considers a study finding price manipulation in cryptocurrencies.
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