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The Shift: The 2018 Good Tech Awards

Supported by The Shift The 2018 Good Tech Awards ImageCreditCreditPeter and Maria Hoey By Kevin Roose Dec. 21, 2018 The words “2018,” “good” and “tech” probably don’t seem like they belong in the same paragraph, let alone the same sentence. But stay with me here. It’s true that this was a horrible year for many […]

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The Shift: Russian Trolls Came for Instagram, Too

Supported by the Shift Russian Trolls Came for Instagram, Too A look at posts from the Internet Research Agency reveals that the group used Instagram for several distinct purposes. By Kevin Roose Dec. 18, 2018 In the wake of the 2016 election, Instagram — known as the home of preening influencers, artfully arranged grain bowls […]

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The Shift: Facebook Had a Good Election Day. But It Can’t Let Up Now.

The Shift Facebook Had a Good Election Day. But It Can’t Let Up Now. ImageFacebook’s war room at its headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., where workers monitored election-related content on the social network.CreditCreditMonica Davey/Epa By Kevin Roose Nov. 7, 2018 After an Election Day largely free of viral social media misinformation, and with little trace […]

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In a Shift in Driverless Strategy, Uber Deepens Its Partnership With Toyota

In a Shift in Driverless Strategy, Uber Deepens Its Partnership With Toyota ImageUber owns a sizable fleet of Volvo cars carrying its self-driving technology. The ride-hailing company is now deepening a partnership with Toyota around driverless cars.CreditCreditNatalie Behring/Reuters By Kate Conger Aug. 27, 2018 SAN FRANCISCO — Since Uber started a self-driving car program in […]