AT&T Loses Bid to Obtain White House Call Logs

By CECILIA KANG from NYT Technology https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/20/technology/att-loses-bid-to-obtain-white-house-call-logs.html?partner=IFTTT Technology The decision by a federal judge hampers the company’s argument that politics influenced the government’s move to block its $85 billion merger with Time Warner. The New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/20/technology/att-loses-bid-to-obtain-white-house-call-logs.html?partner=IFTTT
After Florida School Shooting, Russian ‘Bot’ Army Pounced

By SHEERA FRENKEL and DAISUKE WAKABAYASHI from NYT Technology https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/19/technology/russian-bots-school-shooting.html?partner=IFTTT Technology Twitter accounts suspected of having links to Russia were focused on Robert Mueller. But after news broke about the shooting, they quickly changed their focus. The New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/19/technology/russian-bots-school-shooting.html?partner=IFTTT
On Russia, Facebook Sends a Message It Wishes It Hadn’t

By KEVIN ROOSE from NYT Technology https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/19/technology/russia-facebook-trump.html?partner=IFTTT Technology Some Facebook executives still seem more interested in defending themselves from criticism than owning their mistakes related to the 2016 election. The New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/19/technology/russia-facebook-trump.html?partner=IFTTT
Why A.I. Researchers at Google Got Desks Next to the Boss

By CADE METZ from NYT Technology https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/19/technology/ai-researchers-desks-boss.html?partner=IFTTT Technology At Google, Facebook and other tech companies, executives are making statements about priorities with their seating charts. The New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/19/technology/ai-researchers-desks-boss.html?partner=IFTTT
Fact-Checking a Facebook Executive’s Comments on Russian Interference

By SHEERA FRENKEL from NYT Technology https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/19/technology/facebook-executive-russia-tweets-fact-check.html?partner=IFTTT Technology Rob Goldman, Facebook vice president for ads, tweeted about Russia’s disinformation effort. President Trump then cited him. We fact-checked Mr. Goldman. The New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/19/technology/facebook-executive-russia-tweets-fact-check.html?partner=IFTTT
Careem Acquires Middle East Online Restaurant Listing Platform, to Trial Food Delivery

By REUTERS from NYT Technology https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2018/02/18/technology/18reuters-mideast-careem-m-a.html?partner=IFTTT Technology Careem, a Middle East competitor to Uber Technologies [UBER.UL], said on Sunday it had acquired RoundMenu and would start trialing food delivery services through the restaurant listing and reservation online platform this month. Reuters https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2018/02/18/technology/18reuters-mideast-careem-m-a.html?partner=IFTTT