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Washington Post Tech
Jan 22, 2022

Mother of 11-year-old who died by suicide sues social media firms Meta and Snap
Rodriguez's mother said her daughter experienced depression and sleep deprivation as a result of her addiction to Instagram and Snapchat.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 22, 2022

Why are Twitter and Facebook embracing NFTs? Because we love status symbols.
NFTs and social networks have something crucial in common: They've both vehicles for conveying status and identity.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 21, 2022

Intel's $20 billion investment in Ohio chip factories said to be the state's largest ever
The investment comes during a broader computer chip shortage that has held back numerous industries.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 21, 2022

Esports owners, executives react to Microsoft's Activision deal: ‘We are definitely surprised'
Esports executives invested in Activision Blizzard esports see Microsoft's pending acquisition as a ringing endorsement for the future of the competitive gaming industry. It's just too early to tell what it might mean for the "Call of Duty League" or "Overwatch League."

Washington Post Tech
Jan 21, 2022

Tech companies spent almost $70 million lobbying Washington in 2021 as Congress sought to rein in their power
Seven large tech companies spent nearly $70 million lobbying the U.S. government in 2021, as policymakers from both parties weighed legislation to curtail their power and influence.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 21, 2022

Activision Blizzard employees at Raven Software ask management to recognize new union
Quality assurance testers at Raven Software have asked management to recognize their union.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 21, 2022

Ask Help Desk: Deleting apps doesn't make their subscription charges go away
How to get rid of those pesky, forgotten subscription charges

Washington Post Tech
Jan 20, 2022

Tesla driver faces felony charges in fatal crash involving Autopilot
Two people were killed in the 2019 crash when the car abruptly left the freeway and ran a red light, according to reports.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 20, 2022

Senate advances antitrust legislation, despite reservations from California Democrats
The at times heated debate over the legislation followed an aggressive lobbying blitz from tech giants and their surrogates, which appeared to resonate with a pair of California senators.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 20, 2022

European Parliament gives initial approval to rules that would change big tech data collection, advertising
The landmark Digital Services Act would require tech companies to police content on their platforms more aggressively and introduce new restrictions on advertising, among other provisions.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 20, 2022

A professor said her students think Americans make six figures on average. That's a long way off.
The answers some of Nina Strohminger's business students at the University of Pennsylvania provided give insight into how people understand the world around them, experts said.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 20, 2022

A professor said her students think average Americans make six figures. That's a long way off.
The answers some of Nina Strohminger's business students at the University of Pennsylvania provided gives us insight into how we understand the world around us.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 20, 2022

Xbox CEO Phil Spencer on reviving old Activision games as Microsoft positions itself as tech's gaming company
The newly minted Microsoft Gaming CEO discussed how his company plans to approach its new intellectual properties and its employees.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 20, 2022

Activision Blizzard CEO addresses employees on layoffs, potential departure in ‘fireside chat'
Bobby Kotick answered employee questions about the company's acquisition by Microsoft during a Thursday morning video chat.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 20, 2022

Twitch streamers' ‘TV meta' draws television industry's eye of Sauron
Some creators on Twitch are broadcasting themselves watching copyrighted material, raising the complicated question of what constitutes fair use.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 20, 2022

How we tracked right-wing influencers' audience numbers
There are the 47 influencers whose audeince numbers The Post analyzed.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 20, 2022

Four-day weeks and the freedom to move anywhere: Companies are rewriting the future of work (again)
Zoom is the latest to join a growing list of companies, including Amazon and Salesforce, that are switching up employees' options in how, when and where they work.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 20, 2022

Pro-Trump influencers flocked to alternative social networks. Their follower counts stalled soon after.
After a short surge following the Jan. 6 riot, their follower counts over the last year have barely grown or even declined, a Washington Post analysis found. Their most reliable audience-building moments came when they voiced outrage over conservatives getting banned by the mainstream sites.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 19, 2022

Microsoft is bigger than Google, Amazon and Facebook. But now lawmakers treat it like an ally in antitrust battles.
Microsoft has carved out a distinct reputation among policy makers, distancing itself from the political scrutiny embroiling its top competitors in Washington

Washington Post Tech
Jan 19, 2022

‘Warzone Pacific' loadout guide for Caldera: The best guns, attachments and perks
If you're looking for the "best gun" for "Warzone Pacific," you're thinking about your loadout the wrong way.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 19, 2022

Twitter privacy settings to change now
Your tweets may be public, but you can still have more privacy on the social media service.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 18, 2022

Microsoft bought Activision because gaming is the new social media
Games aren't just where kids go to unwind anymore. They're where kids go to hang out.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 18, 2022

Microsoft sets itself up as a one-stop tech shop with historic purchase of video game giant
The deal to buy Activision Blizzard — the maker of Candy Crush and Call of Duty — for $68.7 billion would be Microsoft's largest acquisition in company history.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 18, 2022

LinkedIn, Candy Crush and Minecraft: Microsoft's empire goes far beyond Windows and Word
Microsoft hasn't been shy about making big acquisitions over the past decade. Its empire now goes a lot further than just word processing software.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 18, 2022

Microsoft to acquire Activision Blizzard, the embattled Call of Duty, Warcraft publisher, for $68.7 billion
Microsoft connected the acquisition to its Game Pass offering. The purchase will set in motion plans to release Activision Blizzard games on the service.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 18, 2022

Recycling should be easier. These home appliance start-ups are trying to help.
While it might sound a little easier to keep a couple of dedicated recycling bins around two start-ups are tackling a sort of recycling gap people might not always think about.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 17, 2022

Big Tech foes launch ‘campaign-style' initiative to push for antitrust legislation
Organizations with ties to eBay founder Pierre Omidyar and Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes are the primary funders of the Tech Oversight Project.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 17, 2022

How to keep your phone charged and useful in dangerous weather
Tech tips to stay in touch, find help and be safe during storms, from getting the right emergency alerts to making your smartphone battery last in a power outage.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 17, 2022

As Activision Blizzard employees continue strike, ‘Call of Duty' players bark about bugs
Dozens of Activision Blizzard employees, many of whom work on the popular Call of Duty franchise, have not returned to work since walking out Dec. 6.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 17, 2022

Former Google scientist says the computers that run our lives exploit us — and he has a way to stop them
Searching for artificial intelligence that's more in touch with your emotions.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 15, 2022

Nitr0, of ‘Valorant' and ‘Counter-Strike' fame, is ready to win again
The 26-year-old player dished about the difficult final months of 100 Thieves "Valorant," and his hopes for Team Liquid's "CS:GO" squad.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 14, 2022

California judge rules Google's confidentiality agreements break labor law
A California Superior Court judge has ruled in a long-running lawsuit that Google's confidentiality agreements are too broad and break the state's labor laws.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 14, 2022

Russia arrests 14 alleged members of REvil ransomware gang, including hacker U.S. says conducted Colonial Pipeline attack
In a rare moment of U.S.-Russia cooperation on ransomware, Russia shuts down REvil ransomware gang, seizing cash, bitcoin, computers and luxury cars

Washington Post Tech
Jan 14, 2022

State attorneys general appeal court's dismissal of their Facebook antitrust suit
The 99-page brief filed in the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals seeks to overcome Judge James E. Boasberg's stunning decision in June to dismiss the states' lawsuit, arguing that the states waited too long to challenge the company's acquisitions of Instagram and WhatsApp, which the company bought in 2012 and 2014, respectively.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 14, 2022

Russia arrests 14 alleged members of REvil ransomware gang, including possible hacker behind Colonial Pipeline attack
In a rare moment of U.S.-Russia cooperation on ransomware, Russia shuts down REvil ransomware gang, seizing cash, bitcoin, computers and luxury cars

Washington Post Tech
Jan 14, 2022

A decade later, ‘Skyrim' modders are now developing their own games
Some of the most prolific "Skyrim" modders are now working full time in the video game industry.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 14, 2022

Russia arrests 14 alleged members of REvil ransomware gang that cost global companies millions
In a rare moment of U.S.-Russia cooperation on ransomware, Russia shuts down REvil ransomware gang, seizing cash, bitcoin, computers and luxury cars

Washington Post Tech
Jan 14, 2022

Russia arrests 14 members of REvil ransomware gang that cost global companies millions
In a rare moment of U.S.-Russia cooperation on ransomware, Russia shuts down REvil ransomware gang, seizing cash, bitcoin, computers and luxury cars

Washington Post Tech
Jan 14, 2022

Ask Help Desk: Stop auto-correct from ducking up
From perplexing auto-corrections to the best way to call 911, we are answering your biggest tech questions.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 13, 2022

Jan. 6 committee says tech firms are not cooperating, issues subpoenas
The House panel issued subpoenas to four social media companies that so far have provided an "inadequate response" to requests for information and records relating to the spread of misinformation and efforts to overturn the 2020 election.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 13, 2022

Microsoft to conduct review of sexual harassment policy after shareholders push for oversight
A report, expected in the spring, will investigate some the issues raised in a 2019 email thread among Microsoft employees, in which many women alleged sexual harassment or discrimination from fellow employees and some raised concerns about the company's response.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 13, 2022

‘What's ‘Wordle'?' and your other ‘Wordle' questions, answered
It helps to start with words like "Names," "Shale" or "Slate."

Washington Post Tech
Jan 13, 2022

‘What's Wordle?' and your other ‘Wordle' questions, answered
It helps to start with words like "Names," "Shale" or "Slate."

Washington Post Tech
Jan 13, 2022

Surveillance will follow us into ‘the metaverse,' and our bodies could be its new data source
Surveillance will follow us into the 'metaverse' — and its hold will be stronger.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 13, 2022

‘Crypto colonizers' in Puerto Rico try to sell locals on the dream
A new wave of wealthy investors is moving to the island. This time they say the locals can get rich too.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 13, 2022

Rapid coronavirus tests are hard to find — unless you work for Google or play in the NBA
The omicron variant and a surge of cases are exposing just how unequal access to coronavirus testing is in the United States.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 13, 2022

German police used a tracing app to scout crime witnesses. Some fear that's fuel for covid conspiracists.
Apparent misuse of the Luca tracing app could hinder public health efforts by providing additional fodder for anti-government activists who believe coronavirus-related conspiracy theories.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 12, 2022

Xbox has its own nail polish now, as gaming companies welcome beauty deals
Through ads and brand partnerships, video game companies are embracing that men wear nail polish and that women game.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 12, 2022

Academics want to preserve video games. Copyright laws make it complicated.
Research libraries preserve classic texts, films and recordings, but when it comes to video games, it gets complicated.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 12, 2022

Academics want to preserve video games. The game industry is fighting them in court.
Research libraries preserve classic texts, films and recordings, but when it comes to video games, it gets complicated.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 12, 2022

Academics want to preserve video games. The game industry is fighting them.
Research libraries preserve classic texts, films and recordings, but when it comes to video games, it gets complicated.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 12, 2022

Front-line workers are getting some of the tech (and tracking) of office workers
Microsoft unveiled new tech tools as it doubles down on its investment to help frontline workers improve communication and collaboration in their workplaces.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 12, 2022

California DMV to review Tesla's ‘Full Self-Driving' and other technology to determine software's future use
A DMV spokeswoman said the department had notified Tesla of the review, which is separate from an evaluation of its use of the term.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 12, 2022

California DMV to review Tesla's ‘Full Self-Driving‘ and other technology to determine software's future use
A DMV spokeswoman said the department had notified Tesla of the review, which is separate from an evaluation of its use of the term "Full Self-Driving."

Washington Post Tech
Jan 11, 2022

Amazon workers in Alabama will begin voting again on unionization in February
The National Labor Relations Board set a date for a unionization revote for an Amazon warehouse in Alabama.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 11, 2022

‘Second time lucky?' Federal judge rules FTC's case against Facebook can move forward
A federal judge on Tuesday ruled that the Federal Trade Commission's antitrust case against Facebook could proceed, in a reversal of fortune for the agency after its first complaint was thrown out last year. Still, it may be challenging for the FTC to ultimately prove Facebook is a monopoly.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 11, 2022

‘Second time lucky?' FTC's case against Facebook can move forward, federal judge rules
A federal judge on Tuesday ruled that the Federal Trade Commission's antitrust case against Facebook could proceed, in a reversal of fortune for the agency after its first complaint was thrown out last year. Still, it may be challenging for the FTC to ultimately prove Facebook is a monopoly.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 11, 2022

‘Second time lucky?' FTC's case against Facebook can move forward, federal judge rules.
A federal judge on Tuesday ruled that the Federal Trade Commission's antitrust case against Facebook could proceed, in a reversal of fortune for the agency after its first complaint was thrown out last year. Still, it may be challenging for the FTC to ultimately prove Facebook is a monopoly.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 11, 2022

Amazon workers in Alabama will vote again on unionization in February
The National Labor Relations Board set a date for a unionization revote for an Amazon warehouse in Alabama.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 11, 2022

A Canadian politician's photo of his wife shoveling snow sparked outrage. She says: ‘I just wanted to.'
Cynthia Reyes said, "This tweet probably would not have gone viral if the gender roles were reversed."

Washington Post Tech
Jan 11, 2022

Finding reliable masks online can be tricky. Here are tips that can help.
If you're planning to do your mask shopping online, here are a few best practices you should keep in mind.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 11, 2022

Turkish police detain 40 people over Twitch streamer money laundering scheme
Last year's Twitch hack led to the uncovering of a large-scale Twitch money laundering scheme in Turkey. Now law enforcement is cracking down.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 11, 2022

A Canadian politician's photo of his wife shoveling snow sparked outrage. She says: ‘I just wanted to'
Cynthia Reyes said, "This tweet probably would not have gone viral if the gender roles were reversed."

Washington Post Tech
Jan 10, 2022

‘Grand Theft Auto' game publisher to buy ‘FarmVille' maker Zynga for record $12.7 billion
The maker of mobile games "FarmVille" and "Words With Friends" joins the publisher of "Grand Theft Auto" and "Red Dead Redemption."

Washington Post Tech
Jan 10, 2022

You're going to be asked to prove your vaccination status. Here's how to do it.
There's no be-all-end-all way to carry proof of vaccination on your phone. We make sense of how different options approach your privacy, ensure your security and try to spot counterfeits.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 10, 2022

‘Grand Theft Auto' game publisher to buy ‘FarmVille'-maker Zynga for record $12.7 billion
The maker of mobile games "FarmVille" and "Words With Friends" joins the publisher of "Grand Theft Auto" and "Red Dead Redemption."

Washington Post Tech
Jan 10, 2022

‘Grand Theft Auto' game publisher buys ‘Farmville'-maker Zynga for record $12.7 billion
The maker of mobile games "FarmVille" and "Words With Friends" joins the publisher of "Grand Theft Auto" and "Red Dead Redemption."

Washington Post Tech
Jan 10, 2022

Futurist Amy Webb says babymaking could get crazy and the smartphone will die
The influential thinker has some bold ideas about genetic editing, modified foods and TikTok.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 10, 2022

A year into his social media exile, Trump is working to get back online
The pace of development for Truth Social has frustrated Trump, who has discussed but ultimately turned down opportunities to work with other right-wing social media platforms.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 10, 2022

Email spam is breaking through again. Here's what you can do to minimize it
Email spam never really went away and it's filling our inboxes more than usual. Here's how to get it under control.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 07, 2022

Here's how the world's largest consumer electronics show fared during a pandemic
This year's chaotic CES conference raises valuable questions about the future of giant in-person business events.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 07, 2022

Twitter account known for finding PlayStation 5's lends its muscle to coronavirus fight
A popular video game Twitter account is directing the public to vaccine appointments and hard-to-find home tests.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 07, 2022

Twitter account known for finding PlayStation 5s lends its muscle to coronavirus fight
A popular video game Twitter account is directing the public to vaccine appointments and hard-to-find home tests.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 07, 2022

‘Rainbow Six Extraction' is a slow, steady ... OH MY GOD IT'S GOT MY FACE!
The tactical take on the co-op shooter is deliberately paced, until it isn't.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 07, 2022

Ask Help Desk: Creating community and safety at work while omicron surges
A new year brings a lot of old problems as employers grapple with ongoing safety and connection challenges during the coronavirus pandemic.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 07, 2022

Tech giants banned Trump. But did they censor him?
Social media companies' power over speech has some experts reconsidering whether censorship is something only governments can do.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 06, 2022

Final ruling in Google-Sonos patent fight forces Google to modify smart speakers
The U.S.'s international trade agency says Google must stop important smart speakers using patents owned by Sonos. But Google has already designed workarounds to avoid the patent infringement.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 06, 2022

Video game expo E3 cancels in-person event, citing enduring covid-19 fears
The 2021 showcase opened with a pledge to return to an in-person event in June 2022, but fears about the latest strain of the coronavirus have changed that plan.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 06, 2022

Slain officer's sister sues Facebook in ‘boogaloo' murder, alleging it pushed extremist content
Facebook helped build the boogaloo community that led the officer's killer and accomplice to connect, attorneys allege.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 06, 2022

The battle to prevent another Jan. 6 features a new weapon: The algorithm
A year after the attack on the Capitol, data science is better than ever at predicting insurrections. But is it good enough?

Washington Post Tech
Jan 05, 2022

The weirdest and most interesting tech at CES 2022
CES salutes 2022 with some of the strangest technologies we've seen in a while. Here are the highlights.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 05, 2022

South Korea's Pearl Abyss wants to make games for the whole world. It's not easy.
"Sometimes we find that different cultures like different stories," said the studio's co-founder.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 05, 2022

What it's like at one of the world's biggest tech trade shows as omicron surges
This year's chaotic CES conference raises valuable questions about the future of giant in-person business events.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 05, 2022

‘Alexa, take me to the moon'
Alexa may soon be going to space for real. Lockheed Martin, which has built the Orion spacecraft that NASA hopes will fly astronauts to the moon within a couple of years, is partnering with Amazon to put Alexa in the capsule.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 05, 2022

Elizabeth Holmes learned all the wrong lessons from Silicon Valley
The Theranos founder copied Steve Jobs but couldn't deal with failure, entrepreneurs say.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 04, 2022

Blood, labs and fraud: What you need to know about Elizabeth Holmes and the Theranos trial
The start-up founder who rocketed to fame nearly a decade ago was convicted of four counts in the landmark Silicon Valley fraud trial.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 04, 2022

Future of Work: Computer vision and machine learning may soon bolster restaurant jobs
Chipotle CEO Brian Niccol expects the restaurant industry to adopt more emerging technologies to deal with challenges like supply chain snags, worker turnover and inefficiency.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 04, 2022

Facebook groups topped 10,000 daily attacks on election before Jan. 6, analysis shows
The Washington Post and ProPublica examined millions of posts in Facebook groups to discover the extent of election deligitimatization posts ahead of Jan. 6, 2021. The social media company has downplayed its role in fueling the Jan. 6 violence.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 04, 2022

How ProPublica and The Post researched posts of Facebook groups
How The Washington Post and ProPublica researched election-related posts in Facebook groups.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 04, 2022

Elizabeth Holmes's fraud conviction adds another chapter to the history of white-collar crime
Elizabeth Holmes' fraud trial took more than three months and spawned long lines of journalists and curious onlookers. It's just the latest chapter in a long line of high-profile white collar trials.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 04, 2022

GitHub shuts down Indian website ‘auctioning' Muslim women
Women who publicly criticized Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bharatiya Janata Party, which is pursuing an agenda that emphasizes Hindu primacy, were among the targets.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 04, 2022

Verizon, AT&T delay 5G rollout plans again, bowing to aviation safety concerns
The Federal Aviation Administration has said the 5G rollout could cause interference with airplane safety systems.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 03, 2022

Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes found guilty in landmark Silicon Valley fraud case
The judge handed the case to the jury late Friday afternoon after more than three months of trial proceedings.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 03, 2022

Jurors say they are deadlocked on three counts in Elizabeth Holmes trial
The Elizabeth Holmes trial jury is deadlocked on three counts.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 03, 2022

The biggest tech trends to watch for in 2022
Join us as we break out the crystal balls and suss out what the new year will mean for the tech in your life.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 03, 2022

Since Jan. 6, the pro-Trump Internet has descended into infighting over money and followers
Pro-Trump and QAnon influencers have squabbled bitterly over online audiences in the year since Trump left office. They're "desperate for money" and there's only so many "people you can fleece," says one researcher.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 02, 2022

Twitter permanently suspends Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene's personal account over covid-19 misinformation
Twitter previously suspended Greene temporarily in July after she falsely claimed the coronavirus was "not dangerous" for some people.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 01, 2022

Betty White's fans feared her death for years. But the ‘Golden Girls' actress wasn't afraid of dying.
The Internet was flooded with tributes to White — from actress Carol Burnett and actor Ryan Reynolds to President Biden, who called her "a cultural icon."

Washington Post Tech
Dec 31, 2021

Amid tension with Russia, Biden administration wants to extend the life of the International Space Station
The announcement by NASA Friday comes a day after Russian President Vladimir Putin warned that any new sanctions stemming from the growing crisis in Ukraine could lead to "a complete rupture of relations."

Washington Post Tech
Dec 31, 2021

Gene Park's top 10 games of 2021
Variety saved the year from malaise and a series of delays.

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