State Attorneys General Said to Be Near Formal Investigation of Tech Companies

By STEVE LOHR from NYT Technology https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/19/technology/state-ag-tech-investigations.html?partner=IFTTT Technology Their bipartisan effort comes after a smaller group of the state representatives met last month with antitrust officials at the Justice Department. The New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/19/technology/state-ag-tech-investigations.html?partner=IFTTT
Facebook and Twitter Say China Is Spreading Disinformation in Hong Kong

By KATE CONGER from NYT Technology https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/19/technology/hong-kong-protests-china-disinformation-facebook-twitter.html?partner=IFTTT Technology The social media companies removed accounts and said they were sowing divisive messages about the Hong Kong protests. The New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/19/technology/hong-kong-protests-china-disinformation-facebook-twitter.html?partner=IFTTT
To Power A.I., Start-Up Creates a Giant Computer Chip

By CADE METZ from NYT Technology https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/19/technology/artificial-intelligence-chip-cerebras.html?partner=IFTTT Technology The chip could improve how quickly artificial intelligence systems can learn tasks. But its complexity and size (as big as a plate) could be a challenge. The New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/19/technology/artificial-intelligence-chip-cerebras.html?partner=IFTTT
Paging Big Brother: In Amazon’s Bookstore, Orwell Gets a Rewrite

By DAVID STREITFELD from NYT Technology https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/19/technology/amazon-orwell-1984.html?partner=IFTTT Technology As fake and illegitimate texts proliferate online, books are becoming a form of misinformation. The author of “1984” would not be surprised. The New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/19/technology/amazon-orwell-1984.html?partner=IFTTT
Terrorists Turn to Bitcoin for Funding, and They’re Learning Fast

By NATHANIEL POPPER from NYT Technology https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/18/technology/terrorists-bitcoin.html?partner=IFTTT Technology The authorities have begun to raise alarms about a steady uptick in the number of militant groups using the hard-to-trace digital currency. The New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/18/technology/terrorists-bitcoin.html?partner=IFTTT