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New York Times Tech
May 22, 2019

Hackers Are Holding Baltimore Hostage: How They Struck and What's Next
Two weeks ago, attackers seized parts of the computer systems that run the city's government. So far, it hasn't given in to ransom demands.

New York Times Tech
May 22, 2019

Amazon Investors Reject Proposals on Climate Change and Facial Recognition
The resolutions, voted on by shareholders, would have pushed the company to reconsider its societal impact.

New York Times Tech
May 22, 2019

Google's Duplex Uses A.I. to Mimic Humans (Sometimes)
In a free service, bots call restaurants and make reservations. The technology is impressive, except for when the caller is actually a person.

New York Times Tech
May 22, 2019

Siri and Alexa Fuel Sexism, U.N. Finds
Virtual helpers that come with female voices by default are perpetuating bias, a Unesco report argues.

New York Times Tech
May 22, 2019

Taking Steps to Maximize Privacy While Covering the Lack of It
Jennifer Valentino-DeVries, an investigative reporter who has delved into issues of online privacy, is "under no illusions" that protecting our digital selves is fully possible.

New York Times Tech
May 22, 2019

Tech We're Using: Taking Steps to Maximize Privacy While Covering the Lack of It
Jennifer Valentino-DeVries, an investigative reporter who has delved into issues of online privacy, is "under no illusions" that protecting our digital selves is fully possible.

New York Times Tech
May 22, 2019

Qualcomm Violated Antitrust Laws, U.S. Judge Rules
A judge found that Qualcomm, a giant in the computer chip industry, charged cellphone makers "onerous" fees for use of its patents.

New York Times Tech
May 22, 2019

Capitalism Camp for Kids
Young people love socialism. Can a summer of indoctrination teach little Hermione and Khaleesi to love capitalism?

New York Times Tech
May 22, 2019

Huawei's U.S. Restrictions Expose a High-Tech Achilles' Heel for China
China is heavily reliant on imported computer chips, despite efforts to develop its own semiconductor industry.

New York Times Tech
May 21, 2019

New Coke Was a Debacle. It's Coming Back. Blame ‘Stranger Things.'
The creators of the hit Netflix series wrote the failed beverage into the coming season as part of a big marketing push. With memories of a 1985 backlash faded, Coca-Cola dug out the old recipe.

New York Times Tech
May 21, 2019

How Bettors in the Know Cashed In on ‘Game of Thrones'
Though HBO went to great lengths to keep the finale secret until it aired, professional bettors saw clear signs that key details had leaked and were driving the wagering.

New York Times Tech
May 21, 2019

Google Changes Abortion Ad Policy
Advertisers must be certified as providing or not providing abortions, and Google will include disclosures on ads about ending pregnancy.

New York Times Tech
May 21, 2019

U.S. Restrictions on Huawei Expose a High-Tech Achilles' Heel for China
China is heavily reliant on imported computer chips, despite efforts to develop its own semiconductor industry.

New York Times Tech
May 21, 2019

New Coke Was a Debacle. It's Coming Back. Blame Netflix.
The creators of "Stranger Things" wrote the failed beverage into the coming season as part of a big marketing push. With memories of a 1985 backlash faded, Coca-Cola dug out the old recipe.

New York Times Tech
May 21, 2019

Remember New Coke? It's Coming Back. Blame Netflix.
The creators of "Stranger Things" wrote the failed beverage into the coming season as part of a big marketing push. With memories of a 1985 backlash faded, Coca-Cola dug out the old recipe.

New York Times Tech
May 21, 2019

As Huawei Loses Google, the U.S.-China Tech Cold War Gets Its Iron Curtain
The White House's hard-line approach threatens to speed up the development of two technology worlds, further isolating one-fifth of internet users.

New York Times Tech
May 20, 2019

U.S. Tech Suppliers, Including Google, Restrict Dealings With Huawei After Trump Order
The moves could hamstring the Chinese tech giant, escalating a cold war between China and the United States over technology and trade.

New York Times Tech
May 20, 2019

Kissing Babies, Loving Scrapple, Fighting Viral Hoaxes: '20 Race's New Routine
When it comes to disinformation, all signs suggest the 2020 presidential campaign will make 2016 look like a mere test run, our columnist writes.

New York Times Tech
May 20, 2019

The New New World: As Huawei Loses Google, the U.S.-China Tech Cold War Gets Its Iron Curtain
The White House's hard-line approach threatens to speed up the development of two technology worlds, further isolating one-fifth of internet users.

New York Times Tech
May 20, 2019

A.I. Took a Test to Detect Lung Cancer. It Got an A.
Artificial intelligence may help doctors make more accurate readings of CT scans used to screen for lung cancer.

New York Times Tech
May 20, 2019

Mediator: Kissing Babies, Loving Scrapple, Fighting Viral Hoaxes: '20 Race's New Routine
When it comes to disinformation, all signs suggest the 2020 presidential campaign will make 2016 look like a mere test run, our columnist writes.

New York Times Tech
May 20, 2019

Google Restricts Huawei's Access to Android After Trump Order
The move could hamstring the Chinese tech giant if it prevents the firm's customers from getting the latest versions of services such as Maps and Gmail.

New York Times Tech
May 20, 2019

Amazon Faces Investor Pressure Over Facial Recognition
Shareholders are voting on whether to push the tech giant to examine the human rights and financial risks of the surveillance technology.

New York Times Tech
May 19, 2019

Mediator: Social Media Pollution, a Huge Problem in the Last Election, Could Be Worse in 2020
As a candidate, Donald Trump promoted a mystery Twitter account that falsely portrayed a protester as an ISIS terrorist. Nothing stops him from doing it again.

New York Times Tech
May 19, 2019

Tech Jobs Lead to the Middle Class. Just Not for the Masses.
The great hope for people without a bachelor's degree hasn't yet spread beyond small-scale success stories.

New York Times Tech
May 17, 2019

Hewlett Packard Enterprise to Acquire Supercomputer Pioneer Cray
The price was relatively small, but the deal may have a big impact on the race between the United States and China to build more powerful computers.

New York Times Tech
May 17, 2019

HP Enterprise to Acquire Supercomputer Pioneer Cray
The price was relatively small, but the deal may have a big impact on the race between the United States and China to build more powerful computers.

New York Times Tech
May 17, 2019

‘Knitting is Coding' and Yarn is Programmable in This Physics Lab
For Elisabetta Matsumoto. knot theory is knit theory.

New York Times Tech
May 17, 2019

Facebook's A.I. Whiz Now Faces the Task of Cleaning It Up. Sometimes That Brings Him to Tears.
Facebook has heralded artificial intelligence as a solution to its toxic content problems. Mike Schroepfer, its chief technology officer, says it won't solve everything.

New York Times Tech
May 17, 2019

Bits: The Week in Tech: Putting an A.I. Genie Back in Its Bottle
San Francisco demonstrated that technologies believed to be damaging to citizens' well-being can be curtailed.

New York Times Tech
May 17, 2019

The Week in Tech: Putting an A.I. Genie Back in Its Bottle
San Francisco demonstrated that technologies believed to be damaging to citizens' well-being can be curtailed.

New York Times Tech
May 17, 2019

Amazon to Invest in Deliveroo, a Rival to Uber in Food Delivery
The $575 million investment strengthens one of the biggest overseas rivals to Uber's food-delivery division, which the ride-hailing company considers a key business.

New York Times Tech
May 17, 2019

The Ins and Outs of Knit Theory
For physicist Elisabetta Matsumoto, "knitting is coding," and yarn is a programmable material.

New York Times Tech
May 17, 2019

Violent Japanese Mascot That Tickled John Oliver Is Suspended by Twitter
The mascot Chiitan, modeled on a real-life otter, drew notoriety for violent stunts that delighted social media users and the HBO comedian.

New York Times Tech
May 16, 2019

SpaceX Again Delays Starlink Internet Satellite Launch
Elon Musk's company will wait until next week to test its system that aims to provide high-speed internet all over the world.

New York Times Tech
May 16, 2019

SpaceX to Launch Starlink Internet Satellites Tonight After Postponement
To make enough money for interplanetary journeys, Elon Musk's company hopes to provide high-speed internet all over the world.

New York Times Tech
May 16, 2019

Pinterest Posts Narrower Loss, but Falls Short of Wall St. Estimates
The digital pinboard company's stock price tumbled in after-hours trading after its first earnings report as a public company.

New York Times Tech
May 16, 2019

Scientists Created Bacteria With a Synthetic Genome. Is This Artificial Life?
In a milestone for synthetic biology, colonies of E. coli thrive with DNA constructed from scratch by humans, not nature.

New York Times Tech
May 16, 2019

Trump's Latest Move Takes Straight Shot at Huawei's Business
By restricting the Chinese technology giant's ability to buy American components, Washington could hamstring Huawei's operations worldwide.

New York Times Tech
May 15, 2019

SpaceX Delays Launch of Starlink Orbital Internet Satellites
The mission is to be a test of the company's ambitions to create a new line of business by connecting more parts of the world.

New York Times Tech
May 15, 2019

Watch SpaceX Launch 60 Starlink Orbital Internet Satellites
The mission is a test of the company's ambitions to create a new line of business by connecting more parts of the world.

New York Times Tech
May 15, 2019

SpaceX to Launch 60 Starlink Satellites, Aiming to Build Orbital Internet
The mission is a test of the company's ambitions to create a new line of business by connecting more parts of the world.

New York Times Tech
May 15, 2019

Huawei Is a Target as Trump Moves to Ban Foreign Telecom Gear
The administration also announced that it had placed the company on a list of firms prevented from buying American parts and technologies without seeking approval.

New York Times Tech
May 15, 2019

Trump Moves to Ban Foreign Telecom Gear, Targeting Huawei in Battle With China
The ban was expected. American officials have long warned that they would stop sharing intelligence if allies installed Chinese technology on their 5G networks.

New York Times Tech
May 15, 2019

The Man Behind San Francisco's Facial Recognition Ban Is Working on More. Way More.
Brian Hofer, a paralegal who drafted the ordinance, is pushing for anti-surveillance measures across California. He has already gotten more than two dozen approved.

New York Times Tech
May 15, 2019

How the Promise of a $120 Billion Uber I.P.O. Evaporated
Uber's offering was supposed to be a crowning moment for the ride-hailing company. But it suffered setback after setback and ultimately resulted in pointed questions for all involved.

New York Times Tech
May 15, 2019

Facial Recognition's Many Controversies, From Stadium Surveillance to Racist Software
Privacy worries have long surrounded the technology. Here's a look back.

New York Times Tech
May 15, 2019

San Francisco's Facial Recognition Ban Is New, but the Controversies Aren't
A look back at how facial recognition technology has stoked controversy over the years.

New York Times Tech
May 15, 2019

Trump Administration Balks at Global Pact to Crack Down on Online Extremism
Citing American's free speech protections, the administration said it would not endorse the ‘Christchurch Call,' which urges major online platforms to eradicate violent and extremist content.

New York Times Tech
May 15, 2019

Matter: Scientists Created Bacteria With a Synthetic Genome. Is This Artificial Life?
In a milestone for synthetic biology, colonies of E. coli thrive with DNA constructed from scratch by humans, not nature.

New York Times Tech
May 15, 2019

White House Says It Won't Sign Global Pact for Tougher Measures on Online Extremism
Citing free speech protections in the United States, the Trump administration said it would not endorse the ‘Christchurch Call,' which calls for the largest internet platforms to eradicate violent and extremist content online.

New York Times Tech
May 15, 2019

White House Says It Won't Sign Global Pact for Tougher Measures on Online Violence
Citing free speech protections in the United States, the Trump administration said it would not endorse the ‘Christchurch Call,' which calls for the largest internet platforms to eradicate violent and extremist content online.

New York Times Tech
May 15, 2019

Tech Tip: How to Add Hollywood Special Effects to Your Videos
With your smartphone, inexpensive software and a bit of cloth or paper, you can make your own "green screen" movies.

New York Times Tech
May 15, 2019

Tech We're Using: Why Play a Music CD? ‘No Ads, No Privacy Terrors, No Algorithms'
Streaming services have revolutionized the discovery of songs, but here's why Ben Sisario, who covers the music industry, still likes to listen to compact discs.

New York Times Tech
May 15, 2019

Condé Nast Sells Brides Magazine to Barry Diller's Dotdash
Dotdash, once known as About.com, plans to scrap the 85-year-old publication's print edition and keep most of the editorial staff.

New York Times Tech
May 15, 2019

Alibaba Reports Slower Growth as U.S.-China Trade War Intensifies
The e-commerce firm became a giant by catering to China's emerging middle class. But these are anxious times for Chinese consumers and businesses.

New York Times Tech
May 14, 2019

Facebook Restricts Live Streaming After New Zealand Shooting
When 51 people were killed in New Zealand, the suspect broadcast it live on Facebook. The massacre led to a global call to combat the spread of violent content.

New York Times Tech
May 14, 2019

Facebook Takes Step to Police Content on Its Live Service
When 51 people were killed in New Zealand, the suspect broadcast it live on Facebook. The massacre led to a global call to combat the spread of violent content.

New York Times Tech
May 14, 2019

San Francisco Bans Facial Recognition Technology
It is the first ban by a major city on the use of facial recognition technology by police and all other municipal agencies.

New York Times Tech
May 14, 2019

Uber Drivers Are Contractors, Not Employees, Labor Board Says
The National Labor Relations Board's position is a setback for drivers who had hoped to join forces to push for better pay and working conditions.

New York Times Tech
May 14, 2019

The New New World: In China, Some Fear the End of ‘Chimerica'
As the trade war with the U.S. threatens to decouple the world's two largest economies, some in China argue that the two sides benefit from the relationship more than they admit.

New York Times Tech
May 14, 2019

Attention, Amazon Shoppers: Google Wants Some of Your Spending Money
Amazon wants to sell ads. Google wants to woo shoppers. Their ambitions are putting the tech giants on a collision course.

New York Times Tech
May 14, 2019

Mind: Firing Up the Neural Symphony
Scientists are racing to treat brain disabilities with electrical stimulation. Here's a metaphor to help make sense of the progress.

New York Times Tech
May 14, 2019

WhatsApp Rushes to Fix Security Flaw Exposed in Hacking of Lawyer's Phone
Researchers said the NSO Group had found a vulnerability, which was disclosed Monday, that was used to target the iPhone of a human-rights lawyer in London and perhaps others.

New York Times Tech
May 14, 2019

New Report Shows How a Pro-Iran Group Spread Fake News Online
A research group at the University of Toronto has untangled look-alike websites and bogus news stories that appear to echo the Iranian government's positions.

New York Times Tech
May 13, 2019

Israeli Firm Tied to Tool That Uses WhatsApp Flaw to Spy on Activists
Researchers said the NSO Group had found a vulnerability, which was disclosed Monday, that was used to target the iPhone of a human-rights lawyer in London and perhaps others.

New York Times Tech
May 13, 2019

Supreme Court Allows Antitrust Lawsuit Against Apple to Proceed
Plaintiffs argued that the technology giant had used its monopoly power to raise the prices of iPhone apps.

New York Times Tech
May 13, 2019

In Kidnapping Attempt, Uber Driver Told 2 Women ‘You're Not Going Anywhere,' Police Say
The driver, an assistant professor at a commonwealth campus of Pennsylvania State University, was charged with kidnapping and false imprisonment.

New York Times Tech
May 13, 2019

Uber Driver Told 2 Women ‘You're Not Going Anywhere' in Kidnapping Attempt, Police Say
The driver, an assistant professor at a commonwealth campus of Pennsylvania State University, was charged with kidnapping and false imprisonment.

New York Times Tech
May 13, 2019

Welcome to TrumpTok, a Safe Space From Safe Spaces
On TikTok, there's always a rally, and expressing support for the president makes for good content.

New York Times Tech
May 12, 2019

U.S.-China Trade Talks Stumble on Beijing's Spending at Home
As the trade war intensifies, Chinese subsidies for homegrown industries present a difficult obstacle to reaching a deal.

New York Times Tech
May 12, 2019

New Zealand Seeks Global Support for Tougher Measures on Online Violence
In the wake of the terrorist attack on Muslim mosques, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is calling for a united effort against the biggest internet companies.

New York Times Tech
May 12, 2019

Your 5G Phone Won't Hurt You. But Russia Wants You to Think Otherwise.
RT America, a network known for sowing disinformation, has a new alarm: the coming ‘5G Apocalypse.'

New York Times Tech
May 11, 2019

How Volunteer Sleuths Identified a Hiker and Her Killer After 36 Years
What does it actually take to identify a person through genetic genealogy? Wading through infidelities and pornography.

New York Times Tech
May 10, 2019

Uber's Stock Disappoints, Capping a Rocky Path to Its I.P.O.
Last year, investment bankers said it could be valued at $120 billion upon I.P.O. That number has declined in recent weeks.

New York Times Tech
May 10, 2019

Uber Stock Slides in Disappointing Trading Debut That Followed Muted I.P.O.
Uber's road to the public market has been rocky. Last year, investment bankers said it could be valued at $120 billion upon I.P.O. That number has declined in recent weeks.

New York Times Tech
May 10, 2019

Bits: The Week in Tech: Facebook and Google Reshape the Narrative on Privacy
You may think privacy means keeping hold of your data. The two tech giants want it to mean they don't hand data to others.

New York Times Tech
May 09, 2019

Facebook Objects to Chris Hughes Essay Calling for Its Breakup
"You don't enforce accountability by calling for the breakup of a successful American company," Nick Clegg, a Facebook executive, said in response to the Op-Ed.

New York Times Tech
May 09, 2019

Chris Hughes Essay on Breakup Draws an Objection From Facebook
"You don't enforce accountability by calling for the breakup of a successful American company," Nick Clegg, a Facebook executive, said in response to the Op-Ed.

New York Times Tech
May 09, 2019

Sex Toy Award Is Restored by Trade Show After an Outcry Over Sexism
CES, the country's largest consumer electronics convention, had rescinded an award for innovation for a sex toy for women, provoking accusations of sexism.

New York Times Tech
May 09, 2019

Sex Toy's Award Is Restored by Trade Show After an Outcry Over Sexism
CES, the country's largest consumer electronics convention, had rescinded an award for innovation for a sex toy for women, provoking accusations of sexism.

New York Times Tech
May 09, 2019

Tech Trade Show Restores Award to Sex Toy After Outcry
CES, the country's largest consumer electronics convention, had rescinded an award for innovation for a sex toy for women, provoking accusations of sexism.

New York Times Tech
May 09, 2019

Two From China Are Charged in 2014 Anthem Data Breach
The insurer was the first of four victims linked to the pair, in what the authorities say was an aggressive hacking campaign.

New York Times Tech
May 09, 2019

Uber I.P.O. Values Ride-Hailing Giant at $82.4 Billion
At $45 a share, the company became the third largest for a firm going public on an American exchange.

New York Times Tech
May 09, 2019

Chris Hughes Essay Draws an Objection From Facebook
"You don't enforce accountability by calling for the breakup of a successful American company," Nick Clegg, a Facebook executive, said in response to the Op-Ed.

New York Times Tech
May 09, 2019

Jeff Bezos Unveils Blue Origin's Vision for Space, and a Moon Lander
In a choreographed presentation, the Amazon founder said he wants to build the infrastructure for humans to live in space.

New York Times Tech
May 09, 2019

Facebook Rejects Call for Its Breakup From Co-Founder Chris Hughes
"You don't enforce accountability by calling for the breakup of a successful American company," the company wrote in response to his essay.

New York Times Tech
May 09, 2019

Uber Prices I.P.O. at $45 a Share, Valuing It at $82.4 Billion
The ride-hailing giant's valuation is the third largest for a company going public on an American exchange.

New York Times Tech
May 09, 2019

Jeff Bezos Reveals Moon Lander, and Blue Origin's Vision for Space
In a choreographed presentation, the Amazon founder said he wants to build the infrastructure for humans to live in space.

New York Times Tech
May 09, 2019

For a Split Second, a Quantum Computer Made History Go Backward
Using a quantum computer, physicists successfully reversed time for an artificial atom. You can even try it at home.

New York Times Tech
May 09, 2019

Jeff Bezos' Shot at the Moon? Blue Origin to Announce Vision for Space
The Amazon founder's private rocket company has hinted that it may have plans for the moon's ice-rich South Pole.

New York Times Tech
May 09, 2019

The Shift: Instagram Is Trying to Curb Bullying. First, It Needs to Define Bullying.
The effort is part of a larger attempt by Instagram and its parent company, Facebook, to clean themselves up.

New York Times Tech
May 09, 2019

They Got Rich Off Uber and Lyft. Then They Moved to Low-Tax States.
Meet the semiretired millennials who left California for low-tax, low-stress places like Texas, as their former start-ups stampede toward the stock market.

New York Times Tech
May 09, 2019

Now for Sale on Facebook: Looted Middle Eastern Antiquities
Facebook groups offer ancient treasures from Syria, Iraq and other conflict zones, some of which may have been pillaged by Islamic State militants.

New York Times Tech
May 09, 2019

Uber I.P.O. is Expected to be Priced at the Midpoint
At that level, of $47 a share, Uber would be valued at about $86 billion — well below the $100 billion that the company had forecast last month.

New York Times Tech
May 09, 2019

Amazon Flunks Children's Privacy, Advocacy Groups Charge
Children's groups say the tech giant's Echo Dot Kids device violated a federal law protecting youngsters' online privacy. Amazon disagrees.

New York Times Tech
May 08, 2019

Uber Drivers' Day of Strikes Circles the Globe Before the Company's I.P.O.
Protests from Australia to San Francisco denounced the employment practices of ride-hailing companies. "I believe we deserve some respect and to be paid fairly," one driver said.

New York Times Tech
May 08, 2019

Redfin Aims to Bring E-Commerce to Home Buying
Web-focused companies are increasingly competing with traditional brokerages, moving to displace agents from the process of selling a house, and now the other side.

New York Times Tech
May 08, 2019

Pompeo Attacks China and Warns Britain Over Huawei Security Risks
Cooperation with the Chinese company could put American intelligence sharing with Britain at risk, the secretary of state said on a London visit.

New York Times Tech
May 08, 2019

Uber Said to Plan to Price I.P.O. at Midpoint of Range
At the midpoint, $47 a share, Uber would be valued at about $86 billion — well below the $100 billion that the company had forecast last month.

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