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How new technology is transforming cities and societies, from the latest apps to advances in renewable energy, computing, transportation, and more.

Bitcoin is an energy hog. Where is all that electricity coming from?

Facebook may have too many users for its cryptocurrency to fail — even if you don’t trust it

Cat-astrophe: Pakistani politician’s event streamed on Facebook with cat filter on

Amazon is being sued for recording children’s voices with Alexa

If the Senate won’t convict Trump, “Why is that bad for the Democrats?” asks the Intercept’s Mehdi Hasan

Facebook wants to stay “neutral” on deepfakes. Congress might force it to act.

This Austrian company is betting you’ll take a flying drone taxi. Really.

Alexa, are you making me sexist?

Apple’s attempts to limit data sharing on kids’ apps is negatively impacting PBS

Russia and China are waging a “shadow war” against the US, and the battlefields will be AI and space, CNN’s Jim Sciutto says

Why Amazon is going to be one of the winners of the streaming video wars

A Google walkout organizer just quit, saying she was branded with a “scarlet letter”

Spam robocalls are a growing problem, but now carriers are allowed to automatically block them

YouTube may allow hate speech if it’s part of a larger argument. Yikes.

YouTube finally banned content from neo-Nazis, Holocaust deniers, and Sandy Hook skeptics

When US regulators investigated Google before, they gave it a pass. What about now?

You can now sign in to apps and websites with your Apple ID. It’s a big deal for privacy.

The new American religion of UFOs

Apple is officially killing iTunes

Silicon Valley needs new investors if it wants to close the gender gap, Girls Who Code CEO Reshma Saujani says

The fuss over 5G, explained

Hillary Clinton calls doctored Pelosi video “sexist trash”

The case for caseless iPhones

10 things we should all demand from Big Tech right now

We should opt into data tracking, not out of it, says DuckDuckGo CEO Gabe Weinberg

The end of forgetting

A fake viral video makes Nancy Pelosi look drunk. Facebook won’t take it down.

Twitter co-founder Ev Williams says social media will get better ... eventually

Don’t break up Facebook — replace Mark Zuckerberg, says former security boss Alex Stamos

The US government’s battle with Chinese telecom giant Huawei, explained

A celebrity biohacker who sells DIY gene-editing kits is under investigation

Artificial intelligence can now make art. Artists, don’t panic.

How Amazon turned its darkest time into runaway riches

Yes, Quora still exists, and it’s now worth $2 billion

Have smartphones really destroyed a generation? We don’t know.

Former US Attorney Preet Bharara says good journalism may have undermined the Mueller report

San Francisco banned facial recognition tech. Here’s why other cities should too.

Apple is the only media company rich enough to beat Netflix — but does it care enough to try?

A poetry-writing AI has just been unveiled. It’s ... pretty good.

Uber’s premium customers can now push a button to tell their drivers to be quiet