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Four Takeaways From a Times Investigation Into China’s Expanding Surveillance State

China is collecting a staggering amount of personal data from everyday citizens at a previously-unknown scale, a Times investigation has…

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Business

Self-Driving and Driver-Assist Technology Linked to Hundreds of Crashes, U.S. Data Shows

Over the course of 10 months, nearly 400 car crashes in the United States involved advanced driver-assistance technologies, the federal…

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Business

How Fashion Giants Recast Plastic as Good for the Planet

It’s soft. It’s vegan. It looks just like leather. It’s also made from fossil fuels. An explosion in the use…

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Health

Report Reveals Sharp Rise in Transgender Young People in the U.S.

About 1.6 million people in the United States are transgender, and 43 percent of them are young adults or teenagers,…

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World

Fraud and Identity Theft Trial to Test American Anti-Hacking Law

Nearly three years after the disclosure of one of the largest data breaches in the United States, the former Amazon…

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Business

How Safe Are Systems Like Tesla’s Autopilot? No One Knows.

Every three months, Tesla publishes a safety report that provides the number of miles between crashes when drivers use the…

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World

Meta to give researchers more information on political ad targeting.

Meta, which owns Facebook and Instagram, said that it planned to give outside researchers more detailed information on how political…

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Business

The Era of Borderless Data Is Ending

Every time we send an email, tap an Instagram ad or swipe our credit cards, we create a piece of…

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World

What Did the 2020 Census Teach Us? We Might Not Know Until 2023.

WASHINGTON — Two and a half years after the 2020 census stopped counting heads, the Census Bureau has yet to…

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World

As mask mandates end, Canada’s Atlantic provinces see a virus resurgence.

In Canada’s Atlantic provinces, once a refuge of sorts from the pandemic, there has been a resurgence of known coronavirus…

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