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U.S. Escalates Online Attacks on Russia’s Power Grid

The Trump administration is using new authority to take more aggressive digital action in a warning to Moscow and in a demonstration of its abilities.

Stanford Team Aims at Alexa and Siri With a Privacy-Minded Alternative

A handful of companies already dominate the market for digital assistants. The implications for consumer privacy are a serious concern, researchers say.

Dean Obeidallah Is Awarded $4.1 Million in Lawsuit Against The Daily Stormer

The neo-Nazi website falsely accused Mr. Obeidallah, a comedian, of committing terrorism. He hopes to give money to organizations that fight white supremacy.

California Tests a Digital ‘Fire Alarm’ for Mental Distress

The state is teaming up with Silicon Valley to make mental health services more available. Promises abound, and so do potential problems.

Huawei Chief Predicts Sales Will Flatline After Trump Crackdown

Efforts to cut off the Chinese company from U.S. technology will crimp business over the next two years, said Ren Zhengfei, though he vowed a 2021 recovery.

After Losing His Parents, an Author Wonders: Who and What Is Real?

In “Picnic Comma Lightning,” Laurence Scott combines a memoir about grief with an investigation into the ways technologies blur the line between public and private.

How Weapons Secrets Often Fall Into Enemy Hands

When a new weapon is introduced in war, the creator’s adversaries always look for an opportunity to get ahold of it.

The Week in Tech: Big Trouble With Trustbusters and China

The tech industry is caught in the middle of escalating trade tensions with China. And at home, regulators are getting serious about cracking down on Big Tech.

When Rohingya Refugees Fled to India, Hate on Facebook Followed

After posts on the social network contributed to Myanmar’s genocide of Rohingya Muslims, Facebook vowed to fix the problem. Then the vitriol moved to India.

Huawei Is Said to Demand Patent Fees From Verizon

The demand, which could amount to a billion dollars, represents a new wrinkle in the tensions between the Trump administration and China.

Dark Web Drug Sellers Dodge Police Crackdowns

The notorious Silk Road site was shut down in 2013. Others have followed. But the online trafficking of illegal narcotics hasn’t abated.

Tracking Your Sleep? Beware Orthosomnia and Other Risks

Popular sleep-tracking apps and devices can flood you with data about your night. But doctors warn there is no such thing as “perfect” sleep.

A Digital Cat-and-Mouse Battle Between Police and Protesters in Hong Kong

An attack against the messaging app Telegram and the arrest of a user show how the Hong Kong clash is unfolding digitally, with growing sophistication on both sides.

A Fake Zuckerberg Video Challenges Facebook’s Rules

Last month, the social media company would not remove a doctored video of Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Facebook said the video of Mr. Zuckerberg will get the same treatment.
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