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Ben Gilbert

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Recent articles by Ben:

There might be another reason Instagram is testing hiding 'likes': to get you to post more

For some Instagram users, "likes" are starting to disappear — and there's an unsurprising business reason for that. → Read More

Amid ongoing criticism, Facebook is considering using a label to let people know that political ads aren't fact-checked

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg believes that his company shouldn't fact-check political ads that run on its platform. → Read More

Lamborghinis, baby lions, and stacks of cash: The Russian hackers in charge of 'Evil Corp' are living an absurdly lavish lifestyle

Members of the Russian hacking group Evil Corp live a lavish lifestyle fueled by stolen millions, authorities say. Take a look at the photos. → Read More

Spotify just launched a tool that reveals your top music of 2019 and the last decade — check it out

If you're a Spotify user, you can see your personalized year-end music charts — and decade-end music charts — starting on Thursday. → Read More

The last major public speech from Google cofounder Larry Page offers a fascinating hint at what he could do next

Google cofounder Larry Page gave a lengthy keynote and held a freewheeling Q&A during Google's 2013 developers conference. → Read More

Jay Z's music suddenly returns to Spotify after 2 years of not being available

Shawn "Jay Z" Carter is back on Spotify after a two-year hiatus. But what does that mean for Tidal, the music streaming service that Carter owns? → Read More

Elon Musk says the bizarre-looking new Cybertruck from Tesla was 'inspired by games like Halo' — here's how they compare

Tesla's new Cybertruck is bizarre looking, and also bizarrely familiar. There's a good reason for that! → Read More

We just got a rare look inside Mark Zuckerberg's home — take a look

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and philanthropist Priscilla Chan offered a rare look into their home in a new interview with CBS This Morning. → Read More

Mark Zuckerberg's non-answer about his secret dinner with Trump perfectly illustrates why his views about political speech are under fire

Mark Zuckerberg cares deeply about political speech being publicly available — except when he's dining with President Trump, apparently. → Read More

Mark Zuckerberg had a secret dinner with Trump in October, and he really doesn't want to share what they talked about

Mark Zuckerberg answered questions about his private October dinner with President Donald Trump for the first time, but he didn't share much. → Read More

Musk to testify in own defense in defamation trial, his lawyer says

Tesla CEO Elon Musk will testify in his own defense against a defamation lawsuit brought by a British cave explorer, Musk's lawyer said on Monday. → Read More

The eerily lifelike robot dog 'Spot' is now working with the police

Boston Dynamics' dog-like Spot robot is now helping the Massachusetts State Police navigate potentially dangerous situations instead of going viral. → Read More

Michael Bloomberg has a new weapon in its $100 million ads offensive against Trump: A former Facebook executive

Gary Briggs used to run Facebook's marketing strategy. Now, he's running the Bloomberg 2020 presidential campaign's marketing strategy. → Read More

The beloved 'Half-Life' series finally got a new game, but there's a good reason it's not the sequel fans were expecting

For over 10 years, "Half-Life" fans have been waiting for word on the long-awaited "Half-Life 3" — and word is finally here. → Read More

Elizabeth Warren called out Trump's private dinner with Mark Zuckerberg as 'corruption, plain and simple'

When Mark Zuckerberg was in Washington D.C. for a Congressional hearing this past October, he had a private dinner with President Donald Trump. → Read More

Trump claimed he 'opened' an Apple plant in Texas on Wednesday, but it's been making Apple products since 2012

President Donald Trump visited an Austin, Texas-based factory on Wednesday that makes computers for Apple. → Read More

Spotify is finally giving millions of free users a crucial feature that paid users have had for years

Spotify's ad-driven free service is finally coming to Amazon's Alexa, Sonos, and Bose speakers. → Read More

Amazon tried to remove a Seattle City Councilmember and lost. Here's how she describes taking on and defeating one of the world's biggest companies.

Amazon spent hundreds of thousands trying to defeat Seattle politician Kshama Sawant, who's openly critical of the tech giant, but she won reelection. → Read More

Google reportedly manipulates search results to hide controversial subjects and favor big business

A new report in the Wall Street Journal highlights some major issues with Google's ubiquitous search engine, Google Search. → Read More

Apple could bundle Apple Music, Apple TV, and Apple News Plus into a single subscription as soon as 2020

Apple is thinking of offering an all-encompassing subscription for Apple Music, Apple TV, and Apple News. → Read More