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    • Why Apple Is Struggling to Become an Artificial-Intelligence Powerhouse

    • By: Elizabeth Dwoskin
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 8 mins
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     In 2011, Apple became the first company to place artificial intelligence in the pockets of millions of consumers when it launched the voice assistant Siri on the iPhone.

    "Why Apple Is Struggling to Become an Artificial-Intelligence Powerhouse" is from the June 05, 2017 The Switch section of The Washington Post. It was written by Elizabeth Dwoskin and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Airbnb Is Forming an Alliance with One of the Nation's Biggest Labor Unions

    • By: Elizabeth Dwoskin
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    "Airbnb Is Forming an Alliance with One of the Nation's Biggest Labor Unions" is from the April 18, 2016 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Elizabeth Dwoskin and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Facebook Says It Has Uncovered a Coordinated Disinformation Operation Ahead of the 2018 Midterm Elections

    • By: Elizabeth Dwoskin, Tony Romm
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    Facebook said Tuesday that it had discovered a sophisticated coordinated disinformation operation on its platform involving 32 false pages and profiles engaging in divisive messaging ahead of the U.S. midterm elections.

    "Facebook Says It Has Uncovered a Coordinated Disinformation Operation Ahead of the 2018 Midterm Elections" is from the July 31, 2018 Tech section of The Washington Post. It was written by Elizabeth Dwoskin and Tony Romm and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Facebook Takes Down Data and Thousands of Posts, Obscuring Reach of Russian Disinformation

    • By: Craig Timberg, Elizabeth Dwoskin
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 9 mins
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    Social media analyst Jonathan Albright got a call from Facebook the day after he published research last week showing that the reach of the Russian disinformation campaign was almost certainly larger than the company had disclosed. While the company had said 10 million people read Russian-bought ads, Albright had data suggesting that the audience was at least double that — and maybe much more — if ordinary free Facebook posts were measured as well.

    "Facebook Takes Down Data and Thousands of Posts, Obscuring Reach of Russian Disinformation" is from the October 13, 2017 Technology section of The Washington Post. It was written by Craig Timberg and Elizabeth Dwoskin and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • While Trump Fights over Aluminum and Steel, Silicon Valley Braces for a Real Trade War

    • By: Elizabeth Dwoskin
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 7 mins
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    Forget aluminum and steel. The real trade war may be waged in Silicon Valley.

    "While Trump Fights over Aluminum and Steel, Silicon Valley Braces for a Real Trade War" is from the March 09, 2018 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Elizabeth Dwoskin and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Silicon Valley Escalates Its War on White Supremacy Despite Free Speech Concerns

    • By: Tracy Jan and Elizabeth Dwoskin
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 7 mins
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    Silicon Valley significantly escalated its war on white supremacy this week, choking off the ability of hate groups to raise money online, removing them from Internet search engines, and preventing some sites from registering at all.

    "Silicon Valley Escalates Its War on White Supremacy Despite Free Speech Concerns" is from the August 16, 2017 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Tracy Jan and Elizabeth Dwoskin and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • The TED Talks Empire Has Been Grappling With Sexual Harassment, Interviews and Internal Emails Show

    • By: Elizabeth Dwoskin, Danielle Paquette
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 13 mins
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    At least five people told TED officials that they were harassed or groped during the organization’s flagship conference in Vancouver in April, according to interviews and email correspondence seen by The Washington Post.

    "The TED Talks Empire Has Been Grappling With Sexual Harassment, Interviews and Internal Emails Show" is from the November 17, 2017 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Elizabeth Dwoskin and Danielle Paquette and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • How Years of Privacy Controversies Finally Caught up with Facebook

    • By: Craig Timberg, Elizabeth Dwoskin
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 6 mins
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    Facebook long had a knack for navigating privacy controversies related to its collection of user data. But the cost of its missteps finally caught up with Facebook this week, sending its stock down more than $100 billion Thursday in the largest drop in value in Wall Street history.

    "How Years of Privacy Controversies Finally Caught up with Facebook" is from the July 26, 2018 Tech section of The Washington Post. It was written by Craig Timberg and Elizabeth Dwoskin and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • How Canada Is Trying to Capitalize on Trump’s Immigration Executive Order

    • By: Elizabeth Dwoskin, Craig Timberg
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 6 mins
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    Vancouver long has sought a share of Silicon Valley’s magic. With President Trump moving to curb immigration and the U.S. tech industry in open revolt, the friendly, functional Canadian city may finally get its wish.

    "How Canada Is Trying to Capitalize on Trump’s Immigration Executive Order" is from the February 10, 2017 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Elizabeth Dwoskin and Craig Timberg and narrated by Jill Melancon.

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    • Hate Speech Crackdown Spreads to Behind-The-Scenes Tech

    • By: Tony Romm, Elizabeth Dwoskin
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 6 mins
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    The tech industry’s crackdown on content from right-wing users spread this week from social media platforms to behind-the-scenes companies that do not typically take on free speech issues, a sign of heightened aggressiveness ahead of a planned far-right gathering this weekend inspired by the riots in Charlottesville.

    "Hate Speech Crackdown Spreads to Behind-The-Scenes Tech" is from the August 10, 2018 Tech section of The Washington Post. It was written by Tony Romm and Elizabeth Dwoskin and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • Justice Department Opens Criminal Probe Into Uber

    • By: Elizabeth Dwoskin, Craig Timberg
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 4 mins
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    The young mother started getting advice early on from friends in the close-knit Somali immigrant community here. Don’t let your children get the vaccine for measles, mumps and rubella — it causes autism, they said.

    "Justice Department Opens Criminal Probe Into Uber" is from the May 05, 2017 Tech section of The Washington Post. It was written by Elizabeth Dwoskin and Craig Timberg and narrated by Jill Melancon.

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    • Facebook Wanted 'Visceral' Live Video. It's Getting Live-Streaming Killers and Suicides.

    • By: Elizabeth Dwoskin, Craig Timberg
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    The massive growth of live-streaming everything from Little League games to a giraffe’s birth has developed a sinister edge as murderers, rapists and terrorists have found ways to broadcast video that tech companies such as Facebook are struggling to contain.

    "Facebook Wanted 'Visceral' Live Video. It's Getting Live-Streaming Killers and Suicides." is from the April 17, 2017 Tech section of The Washington Post. It was written by Elizabeth Dwoskin and Craig Timberg and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Why Apple and Google Should Be Worried about Facebook's New Bots Store

    • By: Elizabeth Dwoskin
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 5 mins
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    "Why Apple and Google Should Be Worried about Facebook's New Bots Store" is from the April 12, 2016 Technology section of The Washington Post. It was written by Elizabeth Dwoskin and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Auschwitz, Sex Assault and Police Shootings — Where Virtual Reality Is Going Next

    • By: Elizabeth Dwoskin, Michael Alison Chandler, Brian Fung
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 12 mins
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    The fundraiser invitation promised a night of “Cocktails and Virtual Reality.” More than 40 people crowded into a Washington rowhouse, sipping mixed drinks in Mason jars before settling into folding chairs and adjusting the focus on their Oculus Rift goggles.

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    • Regulator Warns Tech Companies of Big Data Bias

    • By: Elizabeth Dwoskin
    • Narrated by: Alexander Quincy
    • Length: 2 mins
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    "Regulator Warns Tech Companies of Big Data Bias" is from the Tech section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Elizabeth Dwoskin and narrated by Alexander Quincy.

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    • Amazon Is Selling Facial Recognition to Law Enforcement — for a Fistful of Dollars

    • By: Elizabeth Dwoskin
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 6 mins
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    Amazon has been essentially giving away facial recognition tools to law enforcement agencies in Oregon and Orlando, according to documents obtained by American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California, paving the way for a rollout of technology that is causing concern among civil rights groups.

    "Amazon Is Selling Facial Recognition to Law Enforcement — for a Fistful of Dollars" is from the May 22, 2018 Tech section of The Washington Post. It was written by Elizabeth Dwoskin and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • FDA Commissioner Calls on Internet Providers to Help Police Opioid Offerings

    • By: Lenny Bernstein, Elizabeth Dwoskin
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    The head of the Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday called on Internet providers to help rid the Web of illegal offers of prescription opioids and illicit drugs such as fentanyl that have contributed to the nation's drug crisis. And on Thursday, the surgeon general is scheduled to recommend that more people keep on hand an antidote for overdoses — the latest examples of public health officials scrambling to respond to the opioid crisis.

    "FDA Commissioner Calls on Internet Providers to Help Police Opioid Offerings" is from the April 05, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Lenny Bernstein and Elizabeth Dwoskin and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Police Are Spending Millions of Dollars to Monitor the Social Media of Protesters and Suspects

    • By: Elizabeth Dwoskin
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 4 mins
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    Hundreds of local police departments across the United States have collectively spent about $4.75 million on software tools that can monitor the locations of activists at protests or social media hashtags used by suspects, according to new research.

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    • A White Man Called Her Kids the N-Word. Facebook Stopped Her From Sharing It.

    • By: Tracy Jan, Elizabeth Dwoskin
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 9 mins
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    Francie Latour was picking out produce in a suburban Boston grocery store when a white man leaned toward her two young sons and, just loudly enough for the boys to hear, unleashed a profanity-laced racist epithet.

    "A White Man Called Her Kids the N-Word. Facebook Stopped Her From Sharing It." is from the July 31, 2017 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Tracy Jan and Elizabeth Dwoskin and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • The Most Common Reason People Quit Their $200,000 Tech Jobs

    • By: Elizabeth Dwoskin
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
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    The average Silicon Valley engineer is compensated roughly $200,000 a year and gets to work in offices with perks such as daily catered lunch, on-site yoga, and life coaching.

    "The Most Common Reason People Quit Their $200,000 Tech Jobs" is from the April 27, 2017 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Elizabeth Dwoskin and narrated by Jill Melancon.

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