Technology

Why China’s modernization drive may succeed, with or without a trade war with Trump

China will succeed in building a powerful technology industry that will rival the United States, even if President Trump starts a trade war to stop it. The reason can be found on the fourth floor of a nondescript factory in a city once famous for cheap manufacturing and prostitution. This factory floor, in the southern […]

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Silicon Valley raids UK’s elite Cambridge for artificial intelligence talent

CAMBRIDGE, England — When you step off the train here and walk into the city square outside the railway station, you will not see the spires of King’s College Chapel or the turrets atop the Trinity Great Court. The University of Cambridge is still a cab ride away. But you will see a stone and […]

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Facebook keeps saying it was ‘too slow’ to act on scandals, but speed isn’t the only issue

Facebook’s reputation is under pressure from a data leak affecting up to 87 million users, calculated foreign manipulation of its advertising platform, and reports out of Myanmar and Sri Lanka that its services were weaponized for ethnic cleansing and genocide among other things.