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Sidewalk Labs, a unit of Google parent Alphabet, is partnering with Toronto to redesign part of the city's eastern waterfront as a high-tech urban neighborhood. Sidewalk Labs hide caption

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A Google-Related Plan Brings Futuristic Vision, Privacy Concerns To Toronto

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A laptop in the Netherlands was one of hundreds of thousands infected by ransomware in May. The malware reportedly originated with the NSA. Rob Engelaar/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Protesters take part in the March for Free Internet in Moscow in July. In addition to allegedly interfering with the U.S. election, Russia imposes limits on its own citizens' access to information, the Freedom of the Net report says. Mladen Antonov/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Ellen Pao sued her former employer, the venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caulfield and Byers, alleging she was discriminated against and sexually harassed. She lost the case but is seen as a leading voice on harassment in Silicon Valley. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Struggling For Investments, Silicon Valley Women Reluctant To Speak Out On Harassment

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Waymo's Chrysler Pacifica minivan was being tested at Waymo's facility in Atwater, Calif. in October. The company says it's deploying cars without backup drivers. Julia Wang/Waymo via AP hide caption

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Amazon's Cloud Cam is part of the Amazon Key in-home delivery system, rolling out on Wednesday. Amazon hide caption

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As Amazon Looks To Unlock Your Door, Taking Stock Of Meaning Of Privacy

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This April 3 photo, taken in Washington, DC, shows President Donald Trump's Twitter feed. Some Twitter users argue Trump is violating the First Amendment by blocking people from his feed after they posted negative comments. J. David Ake/AP hide caption

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First Amendment Advocates Charge Trump Can't Block Critics On Twitter

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Kellie Tiller was a contract attorney doing e-discovery after she graduated from the Massachusetts School of Law. Now she is a public defender. Asma Khalid/WBUR hide caption

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From Post-it Notes To Algorithms: How Automation Is Changing Legal Work

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said connecting the world means bringing people together. But increasingly the platform is being used by some very powerful elements to sow divisions. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Mark Zuckerberg's Big Blind Spot And The Conflict Within Facebook

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Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., (left) and Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., holds a news conference Oct. 19 to introduce legislation designed to increase the transparency of political ads on Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Facebook's Advertising Tools Complicate Efforts To Stop Russian Interference

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How Russian Propaganda Spreads On Social Media

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The big-budget video game can be a powerful medium for telling scary stories. To wit: the new survival horror game The Evil Within 2, in which reality itself is open to interpretation. Courtesy of Bethesda Softworks hide caption

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The mass shooting in Las Vegas this month was one of the latest incidents to draw listeners to apps allowing the public to listen to police and fire frequencies. Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The redesigned U.S. $100 bills that went into circulation in 2013 incorporate technology that features several visual illusions, all designed to foil counterfeiters. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Like Magic: The Tech That Goes Into Making Money Harder To Fake

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Netflix CEO Reed Hastings delivers a keynote address at CES 2016 in Las Vegas. He has admitted facing Amazon in video is a challenge. Ethan Miller/Getty Images hide caption

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Once Dominant, Netflix Faces An Increasing Number Of Video Challengers

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A full-scale figure of a "T-800" terminator robot used in the movie Terminator 2, is displayed at a preview of the Terminator Exhibition in Tokyo in 2009. Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Lawmakers: Don't Gauge Artificial Intelligence By What You See In The Movies

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Police form a perimeter around the road leading to the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino after a gunman killed 59 people and injured more than 500 others when he opened fire Sunday night on a country music concert in Las Vegas. Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Facebook, Google Spread Misinformation About Las Vegas Shooting. What Went Wrong?

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Chris Tuan tested conductive concrete on a 150-foot bridge near Lincoln, Neb., where he says it successfully de-iced the surface. University of Nebraska-Lincoln University Communications hide caption

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JetPack Man flies through the air at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on Nov. 6, 2011, in Fort Worth. Backers of a new $2 million competition hope to encourage the development of personal flying vehicles. Jerry Markland/Getty Images for NASCAR hide caption

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For months, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg had claimed that security experts at Facebook had found no evidence of Russians involved in fake news. Now, Facebook is turning over thousands of ads to Congress it said had been placed by a Russian agency. Noah Berger/AP hide caption

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In his new book, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella explores how he's had to work on his capacity for empathy to change the company's culture. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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How Do You Turn Around A Tech Giant? With Empathy, Microsoft CEO Says

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Ellen Pao is a tech investor, co-founder of inclusion nonprofit Project Include, and former Reddit CEO. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Silicon Valley's Ellen Pao Tackles Sex Discrimination, Workplace Diversity In Memoir

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