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Paging Big Brother: In Amazon’s Bookstore, Orwell Gets a Rewrite

  • 2019-08-19 15:57:37
  • www.nytimes.com

As fake and illegitimate texts proliferate online, books are becoming a form of misinformation. The author of “1984” would not be surprised.

Thailand’s Roads Are Deadly. Especially if You’re Poor.

  • 2019-08-19 15:51:14
  • www.nytimes.com

The rules of a highly unequal society extend even to the highways, where have-nots are far more likely to be killed than haves.

Hong Kong Protesters Love Pepe the Frog. No, They’re Not Alt-Right.

  • 2019-08-19 15:51:13
  • www.nytimes.com

To much of the world, the cartoon frog is a hate symbol. To Hong Kong protesters, he’s something entirely different: one of them.

Accusations Against Plácido Domingo Divide the Opera World

  • 2019-08-19 15:25:27
  • www.nytimes.com

Reports of sexual harassment against one of opera’s most revered stars have brought opposing reactions from singers, and continents.

Saudis Paid $90 Million to Sudan’s Ex-Leader, Officer Says in al-Bashir Trial

  • 2019-08-19 14:35:43
  • www.nytimes.com

A senior police officer said that Omar Hassan al-Bashir, the country’s deposed leader, had admitted to receiving the money.

With Troop Buildup, China Sends a Stark Warning to Hong Kong

  • 2019-08-19 14:22:21
  • www.nytimes.com

An exercise by the People’s Armed Police on Hong Kong’s border signaled Beijing’s willingness to intervene to end any serious threat to sovereignty.

Women Are Fleeing Death at Home. The U.S. Wants to Keep Them Out.

  • 2019-08-19 14:15:58
  • www.nytimes.com

Violence against women is driving an exodus of migrants from Central America, but the Trump administration is determined to deny them asylum.

U.S. Companies Working With Huawei Get More Time to Stop

  • 2019-08-19 14:05:12
  • www.nytimes.com

A 90-day extension is intended to give rural telecommunications time to wean themselves off the Chinese company, which supplies parts and equipment.

A School Laptop Under $500 That Isn’t Junk

  • 2019-08-19 14:04:08
  • www.nytimes.com

To get a laptop that’s usable for most schoolwork, you need to spend at least $450 to $500. I’ve tested dozens of laptops, and here’s what I’d recommend.

Hong Kong, Afghanistan, Oil Tanker: Your Monday Briefing

  • 2019-08-19 12:54:30
  • www.nytimes.com

Here’s what you need to know.

China Pressures Business Over Hong Kong. Workers Get Caught in the Middle.

  • 2019-08-19 12:44:24
  • www.nytimes.com

Beijing wants global companies to back its power over the city, even as their workers join protests calling for greater say in the fate of their home.

To Power A.I., Start-Up Creates a Giant Computer Chip

  • 2019-08-19 12:30:03
  • www.nytimes.com

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.

H.D.R. Is Coming to a TV Near You. Here’s Why You Should Care.

  • 2019-08-19 09:15:51
  • www.nytimes.com

If you’re shopping for a new TV, a new acronym should be on your radar: H.D.R., or High Dynamic Range. Soon it’ll be everywhere, but here’s why it’s worth a look now.

Seized Iranian Tanker Leaves Gibraltar Despite U.S. Pressure

  • 2019-08-19 09:13:22
  • www.nytimes.com

The ship’s departure raised expectations that Iran, in turn, would relinquish a British tanker it seized in apparent retaliation.

Brexit Files, Gibraltar Tanker, Hong Kong Protests: Your Monday Briefing

  • 2019-08-19 08:27:28
  • www.nytimes.com

Here’s what you need to know.

Migrant Ship Stranded Off Italy in ‘Crisis,’ Aid Group Says

  • 2019-08-19 07:54:13
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Open Arms said desperate migrants had leapt into the sea to make it ashore and had to be rescued, even as Spain and France offered to take them in.

A Summer of Angst in One of the World’s Safest Countries

  • 2019-08-19 06:59:18
  • www.nytimes.com

Episodes like the death of a boy who was shoved in front of a train have fueled public anxiety, and far-right campaigning, in Germany.

The Week in Tech: Are Lawmakers Too Eager to Weaken Big Tech’s Legal Shield?

  • 2019-08-19 05:12:49
  • www.nytimes.com

Revising Section 230 could change the internet as we know it. How about policy decisions based on sound evidence?

The Rise of the Virtual Restaurant

  • 2019-08-19 04:48:58
  • www.nytimes.com

Food delivery apps are reshaping the restaurant industry — and how we eat — by inspiring digital-only establishments that don’t need a dining room or waiters.

Hong Kong Protesters Defy Police Ban in Show of Strength After Tumult

  • 2019-08-19 04:18:14
  • www.nytimes.com

After days of violence and warnings from the Chinese government, organizers estimated at least 1.7 million people had turned out, making it the second- largest march of the protests.

Women Are Fleeing Death at Home. The U.S. Wants to Keep Them Out.

  • 2019-08-19 03:32:38
  • www.nytimes.com

Violence against women is driving an exodus of migrants from Central America, but the Trump administration is determined to deny them asylum.

Accusations Against Plácido Domingo Divide the Opera World

  • 2019-08-19 03:32:38
  • www.nytimes.com

Reports of sexual harassment against one of opera’s most revered stars have brought opposing reactions from singers, and continents.

Your Monday Briefing

  • 2019-08-19 03:22:28
  • www.nytimes.com

Brexit documents, Gibraltar tanker, Hong Kong protests: Here’s what you need to know.

China Pressures Business Over Hong Kong. Workers Get Caught in the Middle.

  • 2019-08-19 02:23:08
  • www.nytimes.com

Beijing wants global companies to back its power over the city, even as their workers join protests calling for greater say in the fate of their home.

A Summer of Angst in One of the World’s Safest Countries

  • 2019-08-19 02:07:20
  • www.nytimes.com

Episodes like the death of a boy who was shoved in front of a train have fueled public anxiety, and far-right campaigning, in Germany.

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