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  1. 2 Leading Online Black Markets Are Shut Down by Authorities
    The authorities took control of one large site, Hansa Market, and covertly operated it to catch refugees fleeing the closing of the largest market, AlphaBay.
  2. A Gamer Channel’s Mission: Send the Trolls Packing
    Misscliks, a channel on the video game streaming platform Twitch, aims to be a safe space for underrepresented gamers, with no tolerance for sexism or bullying.
  3. Beijing Wants A.I. to Be Made in China by 2030
    A new plan from the top of the Chinese government calls for the country to become a powerhouse in artificial intelligence in just over a decade.
  4. Facebook, Seeking to Satisfy Publishers, May Let Them Charge for Articles
    The social giant is working with media companies on a new tool that would push Facebook users to buy subscriptions to news outlets.
  5. Bits: Farhad and Mike’s Week in Tech: Meal Kits, Lyft and ‘Despacito’
    Should every company create its own self-driving program? Mike and Farhad debate.
  6. Is This the Woman Who Will Save Uber?
    Bozoma Saint John, the marketing star who’s worked with Beyoncé, Apple and more, brings humanism, Instagram savvy and Chanel to the beleaguered brand.
  7. One Family, Many Revolutions: From Black Panthers, to Silicon Valley, to Trump
    Ben Horowitz is helping define the modern tech age. His father shaped the ’60s radical left — before taking a hard right turn. Family chats get interesting.
  8. In China, Silicon Valley Giants Confront New Walls
    The recent struggles of Apple, LinkedIn and Facebook show why the number of tech companies willing to have a try in China is dwindling.
  9. Abuses Hide in the Silence of Nondisparagement Agreements
    Often used at tech companies, nondisparagement agreements are increasingly included in employment contracts and legal settlements.
  10. Blackstone and CVC Bid for British Payments Processor Paysafe
    As more people shop online, large businesses and financial companies are looking at buying the companies that process payments.
  11. Tech Tip: Preparing for the Jump to a New Operating System
    If you have decided to switch from PC to Mac (or vice versa), Apple, Microsoft and other software makers can make the transfer process easier than you might think.
  12. Critic's Notebook: This Podcast Is a Love Story, for Your Ears Only
    The new podcast “36 Questions” sets a standard for the future of musical theater.
  13. Lyft to Develop Self-Driving Car Technology in New Silicon Valley Facility
    The ride-hailing company is opening a research center in Palo Alto, Calif., and plans to collaborate with automakers and tech companies.
  14. The Shift: As Self-Driving Cars Near, Washington Plays Catch-Up
    Congress is taking its first steps to regulate autonomous vehicles, as the technology moves closer to fruition.
  15. Future Tense: Thanks to Venmo, We Now All Know How Cheap Our Friends Are
    The app “changes friendships and makes them more transactional,” one user said. “It’s nickel-and-diming everything, literally.”
  16. Microsoft Is Rewarded for Turning to the Cloud
    Exhibit A for investors bullish on the company’s future helped profitability last quarter more than double from a year ago.
  17. Copyright Case Over Richard Prince Instagram Show to Go Forward
    A photographer has sued Mr. Prince over the use of an Instagram photo in a gallery show. A New York federal judge has declined to dismiss the case.
  18. Burundi Robotics Team Vanishes After U.S. Competition
    The police say foul play is not suspected in the disappearance of six students from the violence-plagued country. Two were reported seen in Canada.
  19. Laptop Ban on Planes Is Lifted, U.S. Officials Confirm
    The Homeland Security Department said the prohibition, imposed in March, was no longer needed because airlines had complied with new security rules.
  20. On Reddit, Intimate Glimpses of Addicts in Thrall to Opioids
    Dispatches left on a now-banned forum show the role one of the world’s largest online communities played in facilitating access to drugs tied to a mounting toll.
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