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  1. Google Employees Protest Secret Work on Censored Search Engine for China
    About 1,400 of the internet company’s employees have signed a letter demanding transparency, saying censored search results raise “urgent moral and ethical issues.”
  2. Elon Musk Details ‘Excruciating’ Personal Toll of Tesla Turmoil
    After setting off a furor that unsettled the markets and his own board, the Tesla chief talks about the pressure he is under and his struggle to cope.
  3. ‘Weaponized Ad Technology’: Facebook’s Moneymaker Gets a Critical Eye
    Facebook gives political campaigns the ability to tailor ads to as few as 20 people. Critics say the technique can polarize and manipulate voters.
  4. Tech Tip: Give Your Old Computer New Life
    If you’re not ready to buy a whole new system, you might be able to add new parts and upgrade your aging machine for less than a few hundred dollars.
  5. Bits: The Week in Tech: When to Tweet
    Twitter struggled, and failed, to answer the question of what is allowed on its platform. And Elon Musk dealt with the consequences of having tweeted in the first place.
  6. Takeaways From Interview With Tesla’s Elon Musk: ‘Not on Weed’ and the ‘Worst Is Yet to Come’
    The Tesla chief executive addressed a wide range of issues, including the search for a chief operating officer and his tweet that sent the company’s shares soaring.
  7. Wheels: As Cars Collect More Data, Companies Try to Move It All Faster
    It’s been three decades since cars’ internal networks got an update. With autonomous vehicles on the horizon, quick decisions will rely on a faster network.
  8. Netflix and Kenya Barris, Creator of ‘Black-ish,’ Reach a Deal
    The production deal, which had been expected, came after Mr. Barris’s relationship with ABC soured, leading him to negotiate an early exit from his contract there.
  9. ScienceTake: The Secret to Ant Efficiency Is Idleness
    To dig a nest tunnel quickly and get the most out of their efforts, 30 percent of fire ants do 70 percent of the work.
  10. Settling Arguments About Hydrogen With 168 Giant Lasers
    Scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory said they were “converging on the truth” in an experiment to understand hydrogen in its liquid metallic state.
  11. Tech Tip: Create Your Own Emoji Characters, One Way or Another
    Your mobile device and computer already have thousands of those colorful pictographs available. But if you can’t find the exact one to communicate your mood, make your own.
  12. Tech Fix: Are Targeted Ads Stalking You? Here’s How to Make Them Stop
    Ever been haunted by an online ad for an item you researched or bought? Targeted ads were designed to follow you around everywhere. Here’s how to banish them.
  13. For 9 Hours, Cubans Got Internet in an Unusual Place: Everywhere
    In order to post a picture to Facebook or send an email, Cubans must buy an access card and find a public hot spot. But a recent test hinted that this may soon change.
  14. Uber’s Losses Continue in Its March Toward an I.P.O.
    Uber’s latest quarterly results indicate little change to its financial trajectory under Dara Khosrowshahi, who took over a year ago.
  15. Tencent, the Chinese Internet Giant, Stumbles. Beijing Gets the Blame
    Bureaucratic reshuffling made it difficult for the company, an emblem of Chinese innovation, to get approvals to make money off new games, hurting earnings.
  16. Tech We’re Using: When You Track Oreos, Exercise and Everything Else
    Tim Herrera, editor of The New York Times’s Smarter Living section, does not believe the answer to happiness is less technology. Here’s why.
  17. For Online Daters, Women Peak at 18 While Men Peak at 50, Study Finds. Oy.
    The study, which looked at nearly 200,000 users, also showed that a man’s desirability increased with greater education. For women, it was another story.
  18. Tech Tip: The Mobile Virtual Network Operator Will Connect You Now
    What’s a M.V.N.O.? It’s typically a smaller wireless carrier that offers inexpensive service plans but gets its network signals from a bigger company.
  19. Twitter Suspends Alex Jones and Infowars for Seven Days
    Twitter said a tweet by Mr. Jones violated its rules against inciting violence. The move was Twitter’s harshest against Mr. Jones and his company.
  20. Tesla Directors, in Damage Control Mode, Want Elon Musk to Stop Tweeting
    Tesla’s board of directors has hired multiple outside law firms, and a number of board members and Tesla employees have urged Mr. Musk to stop posting on Twitter.
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