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The Media Industry’s ongoing struggle to stay relevant in a digital age

The career of Roger Fidler exemplifies a warning: Sometimes, you can predict the future but still fall victim to it. Three decades ago, Mr. Fidler was a media executive promoting a vision of the future for newspapers. The rise of digital technology would allow for news to be accessed on portable devices all day long, […]

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The Continuous Decline of the Media Industry: A Losing Battle against the Future

Roger Fidler has had a front-row seat to the digital revolution in the newspaper industry. Thirty years ago, he was advocating for the future of newspapers as portable digital devices that would offer multimedia content to readers. While his vision has largely come to fruition with people constantly online and engaged with news, traditional media […]

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Biden Takes Action to Limit Sale of Personal Data to China and Russia

President Biden will issue an executive order to restrict the sale of American data to China, Russia, and four other countries in an effort to protect sensitive information from being used for malicious purposes. The order aims to prevent personally identifying data, such as locations, health records, and genetics, from being obtained by these countries […]

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Apple Abandons Plans for Electric Car Development

Apple has scrapped its plans for an electric car with self-driving capabilities after nearly a decade of development. The company informed employees of the decision in an internal meeting, with some members of the team being reassigned to roles within its artificial intelligence division. Kevin Lynch, who worked on the car project, will now report […]

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OpenAI Requests Dismissal of Certain Claims in Lawsuit Against The New York Times

OpenAI submitted a motion in federal court on Monday seeking to dismiss key aspects of a lawsuit filed by The New York Times Company. The Times accused OpenAI and Microsoft of using its articles without permission to train A.I. technologies like ChatGPT, claiming that these technologies are now competing with the news outlet as a […]

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Sam Bankman-Fried Requests Light Sentencing and Plans to Challenge Verdict on Appeal

Since Sam Bankman-Fried was convicted of fraud last year, he has hired a new lawyer known for courtroom showmanship. A group of sympathetic law professors has pushed for a reappraisal of his actions. And his parents have turned for help to former employees of FTX, the collapsed cryptocurrency exchange he founded. From a federal detention […]

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Feeling Brave? Challenge TikTok to Guess Your Age.

Cherri Gervais first got gray hairs as a teenager. “It’s genetic,” she said. Her hair color, a striking shade of silver, caught the attention of people on TikTok when she asked them to guess her age in a recent video. The guesses varied widely. Many were accurate, or close, Ms. Gervais said. (She turned 34 […]

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New Child Safety Laws Target Instagram and Facebook Subscriptions

The New Mexico attorney general, who last year sued Meta alleging that it did not protect children from sexual predators and had made false claims about its platforms’ safety, announced Monday that his office would examine how the company’s paid-subscription services attract predators. Attorney General Raúl Torrez said he had formally requested documentation from the […]

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Odysseus Moon Lander: Last Photos Before Likely Demise

Odysseus, the American robotic spacecraft that landed on the moon last week, is likely to die in the next day or so. Communications with the toppled lander remain limited and will end when sunlight is no longer shining on the solar panels, Intuitive Machines, the Houston-based company that built and operates Odysseus, said on Monday […]

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Supreme Court to Rule on First Amendment Protections in the Age of Social Media

The most significant First Amendment cases of the internet era, set to be heard by the Supreme Court on Monday, may hinge on a key question: Are platforms like Facebook, YouTube, TikTok, and X akin to newspapers, shopping centers, or phone companies? These cases have become politically charged as they revolve around laws in Florida […]

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