The United States government once invested mightily to build the modern world. Now it has abdicated that role to a foreign rival. NYT > Technology

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European officials hit the internet giant with the record penalty for abusing its power in the smartphone market, the region’s latest move to rein in the clout of tech companies. NYT > Technology

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A new study based on Facebook data provides a picture of who is placing political ads on the social network ahead of the midterm elections. President Trump tops the list. NYT > Technology

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Mark Pincus, founder of the gaming company Zynga, is reducing his voting power over the company, going against a trend where entrepreneurs lobbied for more control. NYT > Technology

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The government in China, long suspicious of internet companies, now sees ambitious titans like Tencent and Alibaba as useful partners. NYT > Technology

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“This is for building real long-term relationships, not just hookups,” Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, said in an apparent jab at dating apps like Tinder. NYT > Technology

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At the company’s annual developer conference, Mr. Zuckerberg, its chief executive, unveiled new products and features. “We have to a responsibility to move forward,” he said. NYT > Technology

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A new study on surveillance finds that Republicans tend to feel pleased about tracking, both online and in real life, while Democrats often feel bad about it. NYT > Technology

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As Facebook prepares to hold its annual developer conference this week, many businesses are objecting to how the company has limited their access to its users’ information. NYT > Technology

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Jan Koum’s exit is the highest-profile departure from Facebook after months of controversy at the social network. A company executive said security of user data was behind Mr. Koum’s decision. NYT > Technology

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