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New York Times Tech
Dec 08, 2019

The Price of Recycling Old Laptops: Toxic Fumes in Thailand's Lungs
The e-waste industry is booming in Southeast Asia, frightening residents worried for their health. Despite a ban on imports, Thailand is a center of the business.

New York Times Tech
Dec 07, 2019

How to Protect Your Children From Online Sexual Predators
Don't count on tech companies to keep online games and chat apps safe for children, experts warn. It's all about "parental empowerment" and imposing limits.

New York Times Tech
Dec 07, 2019

When a DNA Test Says You're a Younger Man, Who Lives 5,000 Miles Away
After a bone marrow transplant, a man with leukemia found that his donor's DNA traveled to unexpected parts of his body. A crime lab is now studying the case.

New York Times Tech
Dec 06, 2019

Amazon Grows in New York, Reviving Debate Over Abandoned Queens Project
Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other critics of an earlier proposal said a move to add offices in Manhattan proved them right.

New York Times Tech
Dec 06, 2019

This Week in Tech: What on Earth Is a Quantum Computer?
The question isn't so easy to answer. Also, Google's founders stepped away just as their company enters a turbulent adulthood.

New York Times Tech
Dec 06, 2019

Uber Says 3,045 Sexual Assaults Were Reported in U.S. Rides Last Year
In its first safety report, the ride-hailing company detailed sexual assaults, murders and fatal crashes through its platform.

New York Times Tech
Dec 06, 2019

Fake ‘Likes' Remain Just a Few Dollars Away, Researchers Say
Despite Big Tech's attempts to combat manipulation, companies that sell clicks, likes and followers on social media are easy to find.

New York Times Tech
Dec 05, 2019

Uber Says 3,045 Sex Assaults Were Reported in U.S. Rides Last Year
In its first safety report, the ride-hailing company detailed sexual assaults, murders and fatal crashes through its platform.

New York Times Tech
Dec 05, 2019

Uber: 3,045 Sexual Assaults Reported in U.S. Rides Last Year
In its first safety report, the ride-hailing company detailed sexual assaults, murders and fatal crashes through its platform.

New York Times Tech
Dec 05, 2019

19 Women Sue Lyft as Sexual Assault Allegations Mount
Dozens of women have joined lawsuits against the ride-sharing company, saying it has not done enough to prevent assaults by drivers.

New York Times Tech
Dec 05, 2019

How a Preacher's Grandson From Rural Georgia Grew Up to Lead Cisco
As the head of a $185 billion technology company, Chuck Robbins says, "We have to run a good business, but there's more to it."

New York Times Tech
Dec 05, 2019

Palettes Are What Every Teen Wants for the Holidays
How did eye shadow become the most sought-after item on high schoolers' wish lists?

New York Times Tech
Dec 04, 2019

Huawei Sues the F.C.C., Ramping Up Fight With Critics and Foes
The commission took aim last month at the Chinese tech giant's sales to telecom carriers in rural America.

New York Times Tech
Dec 04, 2019

Huawei Hits Back at the F.C.C. With a Legal Challenge
The commission took aim last month at the Chinese tech giant's sales to telecom carriers in rural America.

New York Times Tech
Dec 04, 2019

How Google's Founders Slowly Stepped Away From Their Company
Larry Page and Sergey Brin became billionaires thanks to the success of Google. But toward the end, they appeared happy to let someone else run it.

New York Times Tech
Dec 04, 2019

From Camera Roll to Canvas: Make Art From Your Photos
Several apps transform a memorable portrait or vacation shot into a "painting" suitable for hanging over the couch or sharing this holiday season.

New York Times Tech
Dec 04, 2019

Silicon Valley Learns Washington's Language (and Vice Versa)
Big Tech's presence in the capital is unmistakable, and its interests intersect with more and more issues, says David McCabe, a tech policy reporter.

New York Times Tech
Dec 04, 2019

How Huawei Lost the Heart of the Chinese Public
When an executive wrote about her house arrest in Canada, an outcry about a former employee's treatment arose on social media.

New York Times Tech
Dec 04, 2019

Podcasts and Travel Apps? Facebook Is Working on Those
The social network is exploring new product areas through a team dedicated to building the company's future.

New York Times Tech
Dec 04, 2019

America's Dark History of Killing Its Own Troops With Cluster Munitions
The weapons are notorious for their effects on civilians. But five years of reporting and hundreds of interviews have revealed they've also killed and wounded scores of Americans.

New York Times Tech
Dec 03, 2019

Era Ends for Google as Founders Step Aside From a Pillar of Tech
Sundar Pichai, who has run Google for several years, is taking the reins from Larry Page as Alphabet's C.E.O.

New York Times Tech
Dec 03, 2019

Elon Musk's Defense: ‘Pedo Guy' Tweet Was a Generic Insult
The Tesla billionaire took the stand in a civil defamation trial in Los Angeles.

New York Times Tech
Dec 03, 2019

Google's Founders Step Aside as Sundar Pichai Takes Over as Alphabet C.E.O.
Mr. Pichai, who has run Google for several years, replaces Larry Page, the co-founder of the company.

New York Times Tech
Dec 03, 2019

Elon Musk's Lawyer Argues ‘Pedo Guy' Tweet Was a Generic Insult
The Tesla billionaire is expected to take the stand in a civil defamation trial in Los Angeles.

New York Times Tech
Dec 03, 2019

Sex Trafficking via Facebook Sets Off a Lawyer's Novel Crusade
A personal-injury lawyer in Houston is using an unusual argument to try to upend the internet's most vital law.

New York Times Tech
Dec 03, 2019

China Uses DNA to Map Faces, With Help From the West
Beijing's pursuit of control over a Muslim ethnic group pushes the rules of science and raises questions about consent.

New York Times Tech
Dec 02, 2019

Facebook Gives Workers a Chatbot to Appease That Prying Uncle
The "Liam Bot" teaches employees what to say if friends or family ask difficult questions about the company over the holidays.

New York Times Tech
Dec 02, 2019

Facebook Testing a Way to Let You Move Photos to Rival Sites
The company, accused by the E.U. of stifling competition, is trying a tool in Ireland that would allow users to move photos and videos to Google.

New York Times Tech
Nov 30, 2019

Twitter Permanently Suspends Accounts of Ilhan Omar's Potential Challenger
Danielle Stella, a Republican, suggested on Twitter that Ms. Omar be tried for treason and hanged.

New York Times Tech
Nov 30, 2019

Prime Mover: How Amazon Wove Itself Into the Life of an American City
For most people, it's the click that brings a package to their door. But a look at Baltimore shows how Amazon may now reach into Americans' daily existence in more ways than any corporation in history.

New York Times Tech
Nov 29, 2019

Black Friday 2019: What You Need to Know
Whether you're hitting the stores or buying online from your couch, we're here to see you through all the doorbuster deals and Black Friday blowouts.

New York Times Tech
Nov 29, 2019

The Hunt for Jeffrey Epstein's Hidden Files
A mysterious man told us he had surveillance footage from Jeffrey Epstein's properties. Then his story took a turn.

New York Times Tech
Nov 29, 2019

Black Friday 2019: The Holiday Shopping Season Begins
Whether you're hitting the stores or buying online from your couch, we're here to see you through all the doorbuster deals and Black Friday blowouts.

New York Times Tech
Nov 29, 2019

Here's What's Happening in the American Teenage Bedroom
Rowan Winch is 15. He's a businessman.

New York Times Tech
Nov 28, 2019

Apple, Bowing to Russian Pressure, Recognizes Crimea Annexation on Map
The tech giant, following Google and others, has bowed to Russian demands that its apps not show Crimea as belonging to Ukraine on digital maps seen in Russia.

New York Times Tech
Nov 28, 2019

When Is a Star Not Always a Star? When It's an Online Review
Customer reviews are incredibly important in e-commerce, but they can be unreliable or downright dishonest.

New York Times Tech
Nov 27, 2019

TikTok Reverses Ban on Teen Who Slammed China's Muslim Crackdown
The video app said it would review its policies after a 17-year-old in New Jersey who discussed Chinese detention camps was locked out of her account.

New York Times Tech
Nov 27, 2019

U.S. Closes Wireless Collusion Investigation With No Charges
AT&T, Verizon and other wireless carriers agreed to let consumers use a technology that makes it easier to switch carriers, the Justice Department said.

New York Times Tech
Nov 27, 2019

‘I Think This Guy Is, Like, Passed Out in His Tesla'
What should we make of videos that seem to show Tesla drivers napping while their cars zip along on Autopilot?

New York Times Tech
Nov 27, 2019

What to Consider Before Trading Your Health Data for Cash
Don't trade away your health data without considering the potential issues first.

New York Times Tech
Nov 27, 2019

Let's Give Them Something — Anything — to Talk About
Your family is boring. There's an app, or card game, for that.

New York Times Tech
Nov 27, 2019

A Big Screen to Sift Through Recruits
Many people joining the newsroom are digitally savvy and helping media with a digital transition, says Theodore Kim, who runs fellowships and internships.

New York Times Tech
Nov 27, 2019

A Walk on the Frontier of Art, Where the Sky Is the Limit
Augmented reality and virtual reality are opening doors to new experiences for artists and the public.

New York Times Tech
Nov 27, 2019

The Worst Tech Gifts We Give (and How to Do Better)
Gift cards and phone chargers make terrible presents. But those ideas can be transformed into gifts that people will cherish.

New York Times Tech
Nov 26, 2019

TikTok Blocks Teen Who Posted About China's Detention Camps
The app faced renewed questions about whether it censors material after it removed an American's video about Muslims in China.

New York Times Tech
Nov 26, 2019

They See You When You're Shopping
How Sephora, Gucci, Kiehl's and more track about 20 million online shoppers every day. (Spoiler: with cartoons.)

New York Times Tech
Nov 26, 2019

They Can See You Typing When You're Shopping Online
How Sephora, Gucci, Kiehl's and more track about 20 million online shoppers every day. (Spoiler: with cartoons.)

New York Times Tech
Nov 26, 2019

When Mom Slams a Brand on Instagram
Mom influencers hold great sway over their loyal audiences. So how much research should they do before criticizing a company?

New York Times Tech
Nov 26, 2019

Activists Build a Grass-Roots Alliance Against Amazon
As groups join a coalition against the internet giant, a new report underlines its troubling impact in warehouse towns.

New York Times Tech
Nov 25, 2019

Google Fires 4 Workers Active in Labor Organizing
A company memo said they had been dismissed "for clear and repeated violations of our data security policies."

New York Times Tech
Nov 25, 2019

StubHub Sold to Smaller Rival Viagogo for Over $4 Billion
The merger will create a giant in the secondary market for sports and entertainment tickets, a business that by some estimates could soon be worth $15 billion.

New York Times Tech
Nov 25, 2019

Uber Is Fighting to Survive in London After Losing Its License
The company is at odds with regulators and drivers of traditional cabs in its most lucrative European market.

New York Times Tech
Nov 25, 2019

Mark Cuban Buys Democracy.com
The billionaire said he bought the domain name this month "to make sure someone didn't do something crazy with it."

New York Times Tech
Nov 25, 2019

Scientists Created Fake Rhino Horn. But Should We Use It?
Experts are divided over whether flooding the Asian market with convincing artificial rhino horn would help or hurt rhinos' survival.

New York Times Tech
Nov 25, 2019

Uber's License to Operate in London Isn't Extended
The company has been in a battle to retain its license for years, at odds with regulators and drivers of traditional cabs.

New York Times Tech
Nov 24, 2019

When Instagram Killed the Tabloid Star
In the 2010s, celebrity culture was domesticated by a free photo sharing app, and the paparazzi were left stranded on the pavement.

New York Times Tech
Nov 24, 2019

Newscaster's Errant Email Calling in Sick Gets National Attention
Colleagues at many of Nexstar Media Group's nearly 200 television stations jokingly offered prayers and created a shrine for Nick Vasos, who started trending on Twitter.

New York Times Tech
Nov 24, 2019

Internet Companies Prepare to Fight the ‘Deepfake' Future
Researchers are creating tools to find A.I.-generated fake videos before they become impossible to detect. Some experts fear it is a losing battle.

New York Times Tech
Nov 22, 2019

Imagine Being on Trial. With Exonerating Evidence Trapped on Your Phone.
Public defenders lack access to gadgets and software that could keep their clients out of jail.

New York Times Tech
Nov 22, 2019

Democracy.com Has a New Owner. It's Mark Cuban.
The billionaire said he bought the symbolic domain name this month "to make sure someone didn't do something crazy with it."

New York Times Tech
Nov 22, 2019

Huawei Funds Are Cut Off by F.C.C. Over Security Threats
The commission put new restrictions on money aimed at helping wireless carriers provide broadband to rural areas.

New York Times Tech
Nov 22, 2019

Why Everyone Is Angry at Facebook Over Its Political Ads Policy
The social network is said to be discussing changes that include restricting how precisely campaigns can reach specific groups.

New York Times Tech
Nov 22, 2019

Will Instagram Ever ‘Free the Nipple'?
For years, artists have put pressure on Facebook and Instagram to treat female and male nipples equally, but such a change may be too radical for Silicon Valley.

New York Times Tech
Nov 22, 2019

The Week in Tech: A.I.'s Threat to White-Collar Jobs
Some workers may be more exposed to artificial intelligence than previously thought. But worry more about automation's threat to less skilled employees.

New York Times Tech
Nov 22, 2019

Campaigns Pressure Facebook to Stay Put on Political Ads
When Google said it would limit the ability of political advertisers to target voters, campaigns said they did not want Facebook to follow.

New York Times Tech
Nov 22, 2019

Accused of a Crime, and Falling Into the ‘Technology Gap'
Public defenders lack access to gadgets and software, routinely used by law enforcement, that could keep their clients out of jail.

New York Times Tech
Nov 22, 2019

Deepfakes — Believe at Your Own Risk
Watch — very closely — as these A.I. engineers create ultrarealistic videos that will have you questioning reality.

New York Times Tech
Nov 22, 2019

Tesla's Electric ‘Cybertruck' Is Unveiled. It's Pointy.
Elon Musk's car company presented its long-awaited pickup truck. Production begins in late 2021.

New York Times Tech
Nov 22, 2019

China's Vaping Boom Alarms the Government
For years, Chinese e-cigarette makers had free rein to operate without regard to consumer safety. But new rules are set to change that.

New York Times Tech
Nov 22, 2019

Five Places to Visit in Washington, D.C. With a Black Digital Storyteller
Lanae Spruce made a name for herself as a social media specialist at the Smithsonian's African American Museum. Here are her top D.C. spots.

New York Times Tech
Nov 22, 2019

Tesla Unveiled Its Electric Pickup Truck. It's Pointy.
Elon Musk's car company has long promised the vehicle, which it revealed on Thursday. Production begins in late 2021.

New York Times Tech
Nov 21, 2019

A Former Fox News Executive Divides Americans Using Russian Tactics
An investigation found that several sites owned by Ken LaCorte push inflammatory items — stories, petitions and the occasional conspiracy theory — to the public.

New York Times Tech
Nov 21, 2019

Tesla to Unveil Plans for an Electric Pickup Truck
Elon Musk's electric car company has long promised the truck, which will be revealed on Thursday. But you probably won't be able to buy it for a while.

New York Times Tech
Nov 21, 2019

Google Policy Change Upends Online Plans for 2020 Campaigns
The company said political ads would not be directed specifically to audiences based on their public voter records or political affiliations.

New York Times Tech
Nov 21, 2019

WeWork Will Lay Off 2,400 Workers
The troubled office space company is slashing its total work force as it sells businesses and outsources some jobs.

New York Times Tech
Nov 21, 2019

Americans Steal Kremlin's Playbook, for Clicks and Profit
An investigation found that a former Fox News executive hired Macedonians to write culturally and politically divisive content for his websites.

New York Times Tech
Nov 21, 2019

16-Year-Old Scooter Rider Killed by Tow Truck in New Jersey
The accident in Elizabeth comes just a few weeks after the city started a shared scooter program.

New York Times Tech
Nov 21, 2019

Want the Greenest Device? You May Already Own It
One way to help the planet is not to buy new tech, especially stuff the planet never needed, says Kendra Pierre-Louis, who reports on the environment.

New York Times Tech
Nov 21, 2019

Free Internet Is Proposed in Britain. Is It Even Possible?
A Labour Party plan to provide government-sponsored broadband service has raised questions about how it would work, and who would pay for it.

New York Times Tech
Nov 20, 2019

No, That Mac Factory in Texas Is Not New
President Trump said on Wednesday that he opened a facility that makes computers for Apple. It's been operating since 2013.

New York Times Tech
Nov 20, 2019

Uber Embraces Videotaping Rides, Raising Privacy Concerns
The company says it is increasing the recording of rides to settle disputes between drivers and passengers and to improve safety.

New York Times Tech
Nov 20, 2019

Google to Limit Targeting of Political Ads
The company said the ads would not be directed specifically to audiences based on their public voter records or political affiliations.

New York Times Tech
Nov 20, 2019

Tesla's Winding Road to Berlin
Elon Musk's announcement of a factory in Germany took the industry by surprise, but the deal had been in the works for months.

New York Times Tech
Nov 20, 2019

Google Hires Firm Known for Anti-Union Efforts
After nearly two years of unrest, the company appears to be cracking down on employee activism.

New York Times Tech
Nov 19, 2019

What Is End-to-End Encryption? Another Bull's-Eye on Big Tech
After years of on-and-off debate over nearly snoop-proof security, the industry is girding for new pressure from law enforcement around the world.

New York Times Tech
Nov 19, 2019

Big Tech's Toughest Opponent Says She's Just Getting Started
Margrethe Vestager won praise for her oversight of the tech industry. Now, with more authority from the European Union, she envisions a more aggressive agenda.

New York Times Tech
Nov 19, 2019

What Is End-to-End Encryption, Back as a Bull's-Eye on Big Tech?
After years of on-and-off debate over nearly snoop-proof security, the industry is girding for new pressure from law enforcement around the world.

New York Times Tech
Nov 19, 2019

How a Gig Worker Revolt Begins
Rev was just a small start-up offering online transcriptions. Now it's the latest symbol of a gig-economy company whose workers are fed up.

New York Times Tech
Nov 19, 2019

Dealing With Bias in Artificial Intelligence
Three women with extensive experience in A.I. spoke on the topic and how to confront it.

New York Times Tech
Nov 19, 2019

Silicon Valley's Biggest Foe Is Getting Even Tougher
Margrethe Vestager won praise for her oversight of the tech industry. Now, with more authority from the European Union, she envisions a more aggressive agenda.

New York Times Tech
Nov 18, 2019

U.S. Offers Huawei Reprieve on Monday, but May Crack Down on Friday
The F.C.C. will vote this week on whether to ban federal subsidies from going to the Chinese telecom giant.

New York Times Tech
Nov 18, 2019

Justice Dept. to Abolish Movie Distribution Rules Dating to 1949
The agency says the rules are effectively obsolete because of technological advancements like streaming.

New York Times Tech
Nov 18, 2019

Watch Bees Surf to Safety on Waves They Create
When honeybees fall into water, they generate their own ripples then glide to dry land, a study found.

New York Times Tech
Nov 18, 2019

T-Mobile's Longtime C.E.O., John Legere, Will Step Down
Mr. Legere was credited with reviving the telecommunications company. He has been instrumental in navigating T-Mobile's pending merger deal with Sprint.

New York Times Tech
Nov 18, 2019

Google Stadia Wants You to Replace Your Video Game Console. Don't.
The search giant's new console-free gaming service is a neat concept. But there are bugs and too many unknowns.

New York Times Tech
Nov 18, 2019

T-Mobile's Longtime C.E.O., John Legere, to Step Down
Mr. Legere was credited with reviving the telecommunications company. He will be succeeded next spring by the company's president, Mike Sievert.

New York Times Tech
Nov 18, 2019

SoftBank and Line Corp. Seek to Create a Japanese Internet Giant
Fresh off a multibillion-dollar loss on WeWork, SoftBank plans to shore up its domestic business with a big bet on Japan's leading messaging app company.

New York Times Tech
Nov 18, 2019

A 17-Mile Hike to Unite San Francisco
A motley alliance decided a single trail could unite this divided city. A sixth-generation native sets out to walk it.

New York Times Tech
Nov 18, 2019

The Streaming Era Has Finally Arrived. Everything Is About to Change.
Once a generation, Hollywood experiences a seismic shift. It is happening again.

New York Times Tech
Nov 18, 2019

TikTok's Chief Is on a Mission to Prove It's Not a Menace
Alex Zhu, the head of the Chinese-owned viral video app, is trying to assuage Washington's fears. "I am quite optimistic," he said.

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