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New York Times Tech
Aug 23, 2019

As Amazon Fires Spread, So Do the Misleading Photos
The fires are real. But the photographs that celebrities and politicians are sharing? Well, it depends.

New York Times Tech
Aug 23, 2019

Facebook Bans Ads From The Epoch Times
The social network has struggled to implement a consistent political advertising policy as groups appear able to get around its transparency rules.

New York Times Tech
Aug 23, 2019

How Uber Got Lost
The once-swaggering company is losing more money and growing more slowly than ever. What happened?

New York Times Tech
Aug 23, 2019

The Week in Tech: Facebook's First Step Toward Treating Our Data Better
The social network's latest privacy feature at least lets us imagine how we could better control our data in the future.

New York Times Tech
Aug 23, 2019

Snapchat's Disappearing Act Leaves Venice Beach Searching for Its Future
Snap changed social media — and Venice, Calif. — for good. What's next?

New York Times Tech
Aug 22, 2019

YouTube Disables 210 Channels That Spread Disinformation About Hong Kong Protests
Days after Facebook and Twitter cracked down on China-backed accounts that were spreading such disinformation, YouTube did the same.

New York Times Tech
Aug 22, 2019

Hollywood's Premier Fashion Camp, for Ages 6 and Up
Kids spend a week learning to sew and self-brand, and then, of course, they walk the runway.

New York Times Tech
Aug 22, 2019

How a Conservative News Site Thrived on Facebook and Google
The Western Journal has had one of the biggest online audiences. But it now finds itself clashing with Silicon Valley tech giants. Here are highlights from a Times investigation.

New York Times Tech
Aug 22, 2019

Soap, Detergent and Even Laxatives Could Turbocharge a Battery Alternative
Researchers are trying to develop options to lithium-ion and other batteries in a quest for quick bursts of power and extended energy storage.

New York Times Tech
Aug 22, 2019

Brand Camp for Kids
In Hollywood, a camp helps kids as young as 6 build fashion brands.

New York Times Tech
Aug 22, 2019

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

New York Times Tech
Aug 22, 2019

Alibaba Postpones Hong Kong Listing as Protests Roil Markets
The Chinese e-commerce giant delayed plans to sell potentially billions of dollars worth of shares in the market, which has fallen as tensions have worsened.

New York Times Tech
Aug 22, 2019

Inside India's Messy Electric Vehicle Revolution
A million electric rickshaws sprang up out of nowhere and are now being used by 60 million people a day. The government and vehicle makers are struggling to catch up.

New York Times Tech
Aug 22, 2019

A Business Built on Disinformation: Highlights From Our Investigation
Driven by Facebook, The Western Journal has had one of the biggest audiences in the news media, but little is known about the publication. Here's what we found out.

New York Times Tech
Aug 21, 2019

M.I.T. Media Lab in Crisis After 2 Scholars Vow to Leave Over Epstein Ties
After last week's apology from the research center's director, Joichi Ito, Ethan Zuckerman and J. Nathan Matias said they were protesting the institute's connection to the financier.

New York Times Tech
Aug 21, 2019

Instagram's Chain-Letter Uprising
Hordes of confused Instagrammers are trying to declare sovereignty from Instagram. Do they accidentally have a point?

New York Times Tech
Aug 21, 2019

YouTuber's Surprise Discovery Gives Parents Last Look at Son They Lost
Rich Abernathy was filming a dive for YouTube when he found an old GoPro partly buried in the muck. "It's like he's right here," said Robin McCrear of seeing the video footage of her son, Richard Lee Ragland III, who died in 2017.

New York Times Tech
Aug 21, 2019

YouTuber Finds Lost GoPro Video of Man Who Drowned and Returns It to His Family
Rich Abernathy was filming a dive for YouTube when he found an old GoPro partly buried in the muck. The camera had captured the last moments of Richard Lee Ragland III's life.

New York Times Tech
Aug 21, 2019

How to Turn an iPhone Into a Work-Only Tool
To prevent distractions, Conor Dougherty, an economics writer, dumped social media and anything fun — even his browser — from his smartphone.

New York Times Tech
Aug 21, 2019

Where Did North West Learn to Sew? At Camp, of Course
In Hollywood, there's a glamorous extracurricular program for fashion-savvy kids as young as 6.

New York Times Tech
Aug 21, 2019

2 Prominent Academics to Cut Ties to M.I.T. Media Lab Over Epstein Link
The academics, Ethan Zuckerman and J. Nathan Matias, said they were protesting the institute's connection to the financier, who was facing sex-crime charges when he killed himself this month.

New York Times Tech
Aug 21, 2019

Scorsese's New Mob Epic, ‘The Irishman,' Has Netflix and Theaters at Odds
Will the movie, which stars Robert De Niro, come to a theater near you? After months of talks, there is still no resolution.

New York Times Tech
Aug 21, 2019

Where Did North West Learn How to Sew? At Camp, of Course
In Hollywood, there's a glamorous extracurricular program for fashion-savvy kids as young as 6.

New York Times Tech
Aug 21, 2019

Hi, Alexa. How Do I Stop You From Listening In On Me?
Humans help train artificial intelligence, so someone may be listening to what you tell Siri, Google Assistant or Alexa. Here's what to do if you have a problem with that.

New York Times Tech
Aug 21, 2019

How Many Triangles Are There? Here's How to Solve the Puzzle
Counting will get you nowhere. Try a little combinatorics instead.

New York Times Tech
Aug 21, 2019

Netflix and Big Theater Chains Haggle Over Release of Scorsese's ‘Irishman'
Will "The Irishman," a mob-world epic starring Robert De Niro, come to a theater near you? After months of talks, there is still no resolution.

New York Times Tech
Aug 21, 2019

Where Did North West Learn How to Sew? At Camp, of Course.
In Hollywood, there's a glamorous extracurricular program for fashion-savvy kids as young as 6.

New York Times Tech
Aug 21, 2019

Inside America's Dysfunctional Trillion-Dollar Fighter-Jet Program
The F-35 was once the Pentagon's high-profile problem child. Has it finally moved past its reputation of being an overhyped and underperforming warplane?

New York Times Tech
Aug 21, 2019

The Collective Memory of American Shoppers
On Facebook and Reddit, retail-focused groups remember the heyday of malls and share stories of shuttered department stores.

New York Times Tech
Aug 20, 2019

Ransomware Attack Hits 22 Texas Towns, Authorities Say
The state declined to say which towns were affected by the coordinated cyberattack. But one expert said it could signal more such attacks in the future.

New York Times Tech
Aug 20, 2019

FogCam Is Signing Off in San Francisco
Long before streaming video, it captured images of campus life every 20 seconds. The quirky project, believed to be the longest-running public webcam, will shut down at the end of August.

New York Times Tech
Aug 20, 2019

‘I'm Sick of Seeing My Face,' Says the Internet's Kombucha Connoisseur
A woman's taste test captured the fancy of the internet. Her rapid evolution of expressions may be why.

New York Times Tech
Aug 20, 2019

Welcome to McDonald's. Would You Like a Podcast With Those Fries?
With podcasts rising in popularity, it's no surprise that companies are producing their own. What's more surprising is that people are actually listening to them.

New York Times Tech
Aug 20, 2019

How Should Big Tech Be Reined In? Here Are 4 Prominent Ideas
Some critics of the industry want to see the businesses broken up. Others would like to strengthen regulation of Silicon Valley. And there are shades of gray.

New York Times Tech
Aug 20, 2019

China's Soft-Power Failure: Condemning Hong Kong's Protests
Beijing wants greater sway over global public opinion. Instead, its propaganda outlets make Chinese leaders look like bullies.

New York Times Tech
Aug 20, 2019

Facebook's New Tool Lets You See Which Apps and Websites Tracked You
The tool is a response to criticism that Facebook has faced over how it safeguards its users' privacy.

New York Times Tech
Aug 20, 2019

China's Soft-Power Fail: Condemning Hong Kong's Protests
Beijing wants greater sway over global public opinion. Instead, its propaganda outlets make Chinese leaders look like bullies.

New York Times Tech
Aug 20, 2019

In New Facebook Effort, Humans Will Help Curate Your News Stories
A news section inside Facebook's mobile app will be run by journalists and not just algorithms, the company said.

New York Times Tech
Aug 20, 2019

Ransomware Attack Hits 23 Texas Towns, Authorities Say
The state declined to say which towns were affected by the coordinated cyberattack. But one expert said it could signal more such attacks in the future.

New York Times Tech
Aug 19, 2019

State Attorneys General Said to Be Near Formal Investigation of Tech Companies
Their bipartisan effort comes after a smaller group of the state representatives met last month with antitrust officials at the Justice Department.

New York Times Tech
Aug 19, 2019

Ride Sharing Adds to the Crush of Traffic at Airports
The record number of travelers and the popularity of Uber and Lyft have left airports scrambling to ease congestion.

New York Times Tech
Aug 19, 2019

Facebook and Twitter Say China Is Spreading Disinformation in Hong Kong
The social media companies removed accounts and said they were sowing divisive messages about the Hong Kong protests.

New York Times Tech
Aug 19, 2019

U.S. Gives Companies More Time to Cease Doing Business With Huawei
A 90-day extension is intended to give rural telecommunications time to wean themselves off the Chinese company, which supplies parts and equipment.

New York Times Tech
Aug 19, 2019

U.S. Companies Working With Huawei Get More Time to Stop
A 90-day extension is intended to give rural telecommunications time to wean themselves off the Chinese company, which supplies parts and equipment.

New York Times Tech
Aug 19, 2019

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

New York Times Tech
Aug 19, 2019

Paging Big Brother: In Amazon's Bookstore, Orwell Gets a Rewrite
As fake and illegitimate texts proliferate online, books are becoming a form of misinformation. The author of "1984" would not be surprised.

New York Times Tech
Aug 19, 2019

Danny Cohen, Who Helped Set the Stage for a Digital Era, Dies at 81
A computer scientist who devised the first flight simulator and paved the way for internet voice calls, cloud computing and online dating. (He married her.)

New York Times Tech
Aug 18, 2019

Terrorists Turn to Bitcoin for Funding, and They're Learning Fast
The authorities have begun to raise alarms about a steady uptick in the number of militant groups using the hard-to-trace digital currency.

New York Times Tech
Aug 18, 2019

G.E. Is Accused of Major Fraud, and Stocks Take a Beating
Plus, WeWork takes steps to go public, and investigations into the Jeffrey Epstein case continue.

New York Times Tech
Aug 17, 2019

Closing of Pacific Standard and Topic Shows Perils of Depending on a Rich Patron
With the loss of the two award-winning publications, digital media got a little less brainy in the summer of '19.

New York Times Tech
Aug 16, 2019

Older People Need Rides. Why Aren't They Using Uber and Lyft?
Seniors need transportation alternatives more than ever, but many are intimidated by ride-hailing apps.

New York Times Tech
Aug 16, 2019

A.I. Is Learning From Humans. Many Humans.
Artificial intelligence is being taught by thousands of office workers around the world. It is not exactly futuristic work.

New York Times Tech
Aug 16, 2019

The Man Who Wrote the Guidebook for Civilian Bomb-Squad Technicians
At War talked to Tom Gersbeck, a retired Marine Corps bomb-disposal officer, who recently published the second edition of his book, "Practical Military Ordnance Identification."

New York Times Tech
Aug 16, 2019

The Week in Tech: Are Lawmakers Too Eager to Weaken Big Tech's Legal Shield?
Revising Section 230 could change the internet as we know it. How about policy decisions based on sound evidence?

New York Times Tech
Aug 15, 2019

Amazon Uses a Twitter Army of Employees to Fight Criticism of Warehouses
They love working there. It's great. They love it. It's great. They love it. It's great. They love it. It's great. They love it. It's great. They love it.

New York Times Tech
Aug 15, 2019

Alibaba's Strong Results Suggest Chinese Consumers Are Still Spending
Though growth has slowed, the e-commerce giant's results signal that the country's consumers still feel comfortable enough to open their wallets.

New York Times Tech
Aug 15, 2019

I Shared My Phone Number. I Learned I Shouldn't Have.
Our personal tech columnist asked security researchers what they could find out about him from just his cellphone number. Quite a lot, it turns out.

New York Times Tech
Aug 14, 2019

Capital One Hacking Suspect Had Data From Other Targets, Officials Say
Prosecutors said they found the stolen material from 30 organizations on servers in the bedroom of the accused hacker.

New York Times Tech
Aug 14, 2019

India Shut Down Kashmir's Internet Access. Now, ‘We Cannot Do Anything.'
Pharmacists can't restock medicines; workers aren't being paid. But the government still loves to block the internet for "peace and tranquillity."

New York Times Tech
Aug 14, 2019

Art Disappears in Private Hands. Can Social Media Resurface It?
Private art collections are notoriously secretive. A collective website aims to make them viewable by all.

New York Times Tech
Aug 14, 2019

Hong Kong's Economy Shudders After Protests Plunge Airport Into Chaos
Clashes at one of the world's busiest transportation hubs could cast further doubt on the city's future as a business capital on China's doorstep.

New York Times Tech
Aug 14, 2019

How Flat Earthers Nearly Derailed a Space Photo Book
What a photographer's struggle to raise money for his book of images tells us about Facebook and conspiracy theorists.

New York Times Tech
Aug 14, 2019

WeWork Takes Key Step Toward I.P.O., Citing Heady Growth and Huge Losses
A public offering by the firm, which leases shared office space, will be a major test of investors' appetite for fast-growing but unprofitable start-ups.

New York Times Tech
Aug 14, 2019

Burner Apps and No Selfies When Reviewing Restaurants
It's harder to remain incognito in the digital age, says Tejal Rao, our first California restaurant critic. She prefers dining tech that's understated, too.

New York Times Tech
Aug 14, 2019

Hong Kong's Economy Shudders as Its Airport Descends into Chaos
Clashes at one of the world's busiest transportation hubs could cast further doubt on the city's future as a business capital on China's doorstep.

New York Times Tech
Aug 14, 2019

The Rise of the Virtual Restaurant
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.

New York Times Tech
Aug 12, 2019

The Phony Patriots of Silicon Valley
Top tech companies are rallying around the flag. How opportunistic of them.

New York Times Tech
Aug 12, 2019

How Facebook Is Changing to Deal With Scrutiny of Its Power
In both pre-emptive and defensive ways, the social network is modifying its behavior to fend off antitrust concerns.

New York Times Tech
Aug 11, 2019

A Financier's End, and Uber Hits the Skids
Also: Barneys files for bankruptcy, and more of the week's top stories in business and tech.

New York Times Tech
Aug 11, 2019

J.D. Salinger, E-Book Holdout, Joins the Digital Revolution
"The Catcher in the Rye" and other Salinger novels are coming out in digital formats, and the writer's son plans to release more from his archives.

New York Times Tech
Aug 09, 2019

Russia Opens Antitrust Inquiry Into App Restriction at Apple
Russian officials are investigating Apple's moves to remove parental control apps from its App Store shortly after it released a competing service.

New York Times Tech
Aug 09, 2019

Apple Transforms Central Park Into an Augmented Reality Gallery
Works by Nick Cave, Nathalie Djurberg, John Giorno and others have been choreographed into the landscape for an Apple-New Museum walking tour.

New York Times Tech
Aug 09, 2019

This High-Tech Solution to Disaster Response May Be Too Good to Be True
Major cities are turning to a Silicon Valley start-up to help save lives in an emergency. But some fear its promise has been dangerously exaggerated.

New York Times Tech
Aug 09, 2019

The Week in Tech: How Does 8chan Whack-a-Mole End?
Efforts to take a controversial website offline have been complex and divisive. But with any luck, they may also be galvanizing.

New York Times Tech
Aug 09, 2019

What Is YouTube Pushing You to Watch Next?
A New TV Show from The New York Times on FX and Hulu

New York Times Tech
Aug 09, 2019

Huawei Unveils Harmony, Its Answer to Android, in Survival Bid
The fast-growing Chinese company, blocked by the Trump administration from working with Google, announced plans for its own mobile operating system.

New York Times Tech
Aug 08, 2019

Facebook Said to Be in Talks With Publishers on News Effort
The social network is pitching an initiative to license articles from some of the largest American news publishers for its mobile app, according to people with knowledge of the discussions.

New York Times Tech
Aug 08, 2019

Legless, Leaping Larvae
Gall midge maggots have some surprising tricks that help them launch themselves into smile-inspiring jumps.

New York Times Tech
Aug 08, 2019

Our Cars Are Trying to Keep Us Safe. Here's How.
There is no question that the tech in cars is making us safer. Even when optional, active electronic safety features can pay for themselves quickly.

New York Times Tech
Aug 08, 2019

Why Aren't We Talking About LinkedIn?
As Facebook and Twitter face scrutiny, the site for job seekers remains a controversy-free zone. Is the office the future of social media?

New York Times Tech
Aug 08, 2019

Uber Posts $5.2 Billion Loss and Slowest Ever Growth Rate
The double whammy immediately renewed questions about the prospects of the world's biggest ride-hailing company.

New York Times Tech
Aug 08, 2019

Markiplier's Work Diary: ‘I Find a Game and I Play It. Not Much to It.'
He's being modest. (Maybe?) The YouTube streamer — who made a reported $17.5 million last year — has created videos that have been watched 11 billion times.

New York Times Tech
Aug 08, 2019

The Secret History of ‘Easter Eggs'
Yes, Google, Tesla, Amazon and others are still hiding quirky software surprises in their products, mostly to give you a chuckle.

New York Times Tech
Aug 07, 2019

Netflix Signs the Duo Behind HBO's ‘Game of Thrones'
David Benioff and D.B. Weiss agreed to a deal that will have them creating new TV shows and films for the streaming giant.

New York Times Tech
Aug 07, 2019

Lyft's Losses Continue, but Company Says They Will Abate
With its number of passengers and trip fees growing, the ride-hailing company said its losses would not be as bad as it previously thought.

New York Times Tech
Aug 07, 2019

Radio Giant, Riding Podcast Boom, Takes ‘Stuff You Should Know' Global
iHeartMedia is planning translated versions of the podcasts it acquired in its $55 million deal for Stuff Media.

New York Times Tech
Aug 07, 2019

Make Your Own Animated Movies, Frame by Frame
Stop-motion animation is a great way to bring toys and other objects to life — and learn the basics of filmmaking.

New York Times Tech
Aug 07, 2019

Tech Meets Health Care, Sometimes Shakily
Katie Thomas, who covers health care, has chronicled how the technology disruption in her field has raised questions that are still unanswered.

New York Times Tech
Aug 07, 2019

Uber Wants to Sell You Train Tickets. And Be Your Bus Service, Too.
The ride-hailing company, craving growth, is looking to public transit for riders and revenue. Cities aren't sure whether to welcome it.

New York Times Tech
Aug 06, 2019

Wait, People Pay for Tinder?
Like a mobile game, the dating app offers paid features that increase the odds of success. Lots of people are buying.

New York Times Tech
Aug 06, 2019

Legal Shield for Websites Rattles Under Onslaught of Hate Speech
Section 230, from a 1996 federal law, was meant to protect young internet companies from liability. Now lawmakers are threatening to change it.

New York Times Tech
Aug 05, 2019

Deadly Germ Research Is Shut Down at Army Lab Over Safety Concerns
Problems with disposal of dangerous materials led the government to suspend research at the military's leading biodefense center.

New York Times Tech
Aug 05, 2019

Behind the Scenes, 8chan Scrambles to Get Back Online
In a digital chain effect, tech providers pulled support for 8chan, illustrating a complex network of companies that are crucial to keeping websites up.

New York Times Tech
Aug 05, 2019

‘Shut the Site Down,' Says the Creator of 8chan, a Megaphone for Gunmen
The site is a venue for extremists to test out ideas, share violent literature, and cheer on the perpetrators of mass killings.

New York Times Tech
Aug 05, 2019

Why Banning 8chan Was So Hard for Cloudflare: ‘No One Should Have That Power'
In a pair of interviews, Cloudflare's chief executive was torn about the decision. On one hand, 8chan was clearly reprehensible. But banning the site could set a bad precedent

New York Times Tech
Aug 05, 2019

Cloudflare Chief Explains Decision to Ban 8Chan, Despite Reservations
In a pair of interviews, Cloudflare's chief executive was torn about the decision. On one hand, 8chan was clearly reprehensible. But banning the site could set a bad precedent

New York Times Tech
Aug 05, 2019

Cloudflare Chief Explains Decision to Shut Down 8Chan, Despite Reservations
In a pair of interviews, Cloudflare's chief executive was torn about the decision. On one hand, 8chan was clearly reprehensible. But banning the site could set a bad precedent

New York Times Tech
Aug 05, 2019

Senators Urge Google to Give Temporary Workers Full-Time Status
Temps and contractors outnumber permanent employees at the company, allowing it to maintain labor flexibility and save money.

New York Times Tech
Aug 05, 2019

8chan, Megaphone for Gunmen, Has Gone Dark. ‘Shut the Site Down,' Says Its Creator.
The site is a venue for extremists to test out ideas, share violent literature, and cheer on the perpetrators of mass killings.

New York Times Tech
Aug 04, 2019

8chan Is a Megaphone for Gunmen. ‘Shut the Site Down,' Says Its Creator.
The site is a venue for extremists to test out ideas, share violent literature, and cheer on the perpetrators of mass killings.

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