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Washington Post Tech
Jul 21, 2018

Boeing faces a significant setback with the spacecraft it's designing to fly NASA astronauts
The company discovered propellant leak during a test of the emergency abort system in June, the latest setback in a program designed to restore human spaceflight from U.S. soil.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 21, 2018

Boeing faces a significant setback with the spacecraft it is designing to fly NASA astronauts
The company discovered propellant leak during a test of the emergency abort system in June, the latest setback in a program designed to restore human spaceflight from U.S. soil.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 20, 2018

Russian operatives blasted 18,000 tweets ahead of a huge news day during the 2016 presidential campaign. Did they know what was coming?
The largest collection of Russian disinformation tweets reveals a strange surge on Oct. 6, the day before Wikileaks first released the emails stolen from Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta. This has fueled a mystery: What were the trolls up to? And why did they target mainly left-wing Twitter users?

Washington Post Tech
Jul 20, 2018

Why Facebook just suspended another data analytics firm
Facebook said Friday it suspended a longtime partner that had used data from Facebook and other social networks to assist governments in monitoring public sentiment, a more cautious approach in the wake of a data privacy scandal.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 20, 2018

I went through a week-long ‘phone cleanse.' It was harder than I thought.
My summer diet was an extreme smartphone cleanse. Here's how it went.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 19, 2018

What the Justice Department will argue to get its AT&T appeal
The last judge rejected "fundamental principles of economics".

Washington Post Tech
Jul 19, 2018

Tech leaders: killer robots would be ‘dangerously destabilizing' force in the world
Thousands of artificial intelligence experts are calling on governments to take preemptive action before it's too late.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 19, 2018

Facebook says it will start removing posts that may lead to violence
Facebook said that a new policy will cover misinformation shared on the platform to instigate or amplify violence.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 19, 2018

Why some accents don't work on Alexa or Google Home
We tested Amazon's Alexa and Google Home to see how people with accents are ignored in the smart-speaker revolution.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 19, 2018

President Trump says ‘I told you so!' after Europe fines Google $5 billion
President Donald Trump on Thursday appeared to cheer European regulators who just fined Google $5 billion for harming its competitors, tweeting that the search giant had "taken advantage of the U.S., but not for long!"

Washington Post Tech
Jul 18, 2018

Why Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook won't ban Infowars and Holocaust deniers
"The approach that we've taken to false news is not to say, you can't say something wrong on the internet," Zuckerberg said.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 18, 2018

What Android users should know about Google's fight with the E.U.
What Google's fine could mean for consumers

Washington Post Tech
Jul 18, 2018

What Android users should know about Google's fight with the EU
What Google's fine could mean for consumers

Washington Post Tech
Jul 18, 2018

Why Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook won't ban Holocaust deniers and Infowars
"The approach that we've taken to false news is not to say, you can't say something wrong on the internet," Zuckerberg said.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 18, 2018

Watch Blue Origin's rocket launch and capsule abort test
Jeffrey P. Bezos's Blue Origin rocket New Shepard completed its ninth flight as it tested the vehicle's escape and self-landing system. EDITOR'S NOTE: Amazon owner and CEO Jeffrey P. Bezos owns The Washington Post.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 18, 2018

Blue Origin launches again, as it gets closer to its first human space flight
In the flight, Jeff Bezos' company tested an emergency escape system designed to rescue passengers in the case of an emergency.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 18, 2018

Blue Origin launches again, as it gets closer to flying humans for the first time
In the flight, Jeff Bezos' company tested an emergency escape system designed to rescue passengers in the case of an emergency.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 18, 2018

Europe hits Google with record $5 billion antitrust fine over bundling of its apps on Android
European regulators ordered changes that could affect which Google-owned apps appear on smartphones and tablets running its Android mobile operating system.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 18, 2018

Sinclair walks back some of its merger plans, in wake of FCC skepticism
The move comes after the FCC expressed "serious concern" over the deal this week.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 18, 2018

Europe hits Google with record $5 billion antitrust fine over bundling of its apps on Android smartphones, tablets
European regulators ordered changes that could affect which Google-owned apps appear on smartphones and tablets running its Android mobile operating system.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 18, 2018

The latest company to join the race for flying cars: Rolls-Royce
Autonomous vehicles have only just begun to navigate our streets and already the world's innovators are setting their sights on the next big transportation trend. Flying taxis. Uber plans to create a...

Washington Post Tech
Jul 18, 2018

Europe penalizes Google with a record $5 billion antitrust fine for the way it bundles its apps on Android smartphones and tablets
European regulators ordered changes that could affect which Google-owned apps appear on smartphones and tablets running its Android mobile operating system.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 17, 2018

Republicans accused Facebook, Google and Twitter of bias. Democrats called the hearing ‘dumb.'
Facebook, Google and Twitter on Tuesday sought to defend themselves against accusations from Republican lawmakers that the tech giants censor conservative news and views during a congressional hearing that devolved into a political sniping match.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 17, 2018

Roblox, an online kids game, explains how a hack allowed a character's virtual ‘rape'
A mother saw something truly horrific play out on her daughter's online game.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 17, 2018

Facebook, boosting artificial-intelligence research, says it's ‘not going fast enough'
Facebook's AI researchers will learn "how the world works by observation, like young children do in the first few months of life."

Washington Post Tech
Jul 17, 2018

Facebook, boosting artificial-intelligence research, says it's "not going fast enough"
Facebook's AI researchers will learn "how the world works by observation, like young children do in the first few months of life."

Washington Post Tech
Jul 16, 2018

Uber under federal investigation for alleged gender pay gap, report says
Uber claims the company has made dramatic changes since former chief executive Travis Kalanick was ousted last year.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 16, 2018

Elon Musk's ‘pedo' attack rattles Tesla investors: ‘This thing is unraveling'
Four days after Tesla's fourth-largest shareholder urged "a time of quiet and peace," chief executive Elon Musk lobbed one of his nastiest stink bombs yet: an accusation about an organizer of the Thai...

Washington Post Tech
Jul 16, 2018

Twitter suspends Guccifer and DCLeaks after Mueller links them to Russian hacking operation
The suspensions come after 12 Russian intelligence officers were charged with conspiring to hack Democrats during the 2016 presidential election.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 16, 2018

FCC chairman has ‘serious concerns' about the Sinclair-Tribune merger and could seek to block the deal
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai is seeking to submit aspects of the merger to an administrative law judge, a first step toward blocking the deal.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 16, 2018

FCC chairman expresses ‘serious concerns' about Sinclair-Tribune merger, saying combined entity would control too many TV stations
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai signaled Thursday that he may seek to block Sinclair Broadcast Group's proposed purchase of Tribune Media television stations — a merger that would have created one of the largest television companies in America. The initial proposal, if approved, would have given the company access to 72 percent of the […]

Washington Post Tech
Jul 16, 2018

Roku pushes into the audio wars with $200 speakers made just for your television
Roku, which leads Google, Amazon and Apple in streaming media devices, sets its sights on the audio world.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 13, 2018

Here's how many followers Trump, Obama and others lost in Twitter's purge of locked accounts
Donald Trump, Barack Obama and other high-profile Twitter users saw their follower counts drop on Thursday as the social media network purged locked accounts.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 13, 2018

Microsoft calls for regulation of facial recognition, saying it's too risky to leave to tech industry alone
On Friday, company president Brad Smith urged lawmakers in a blog post to form a bipartisan and expert commission that could set standards and ward against abuses of face recognition, in which software can be used to identify a person from afar without their consent.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 12, 2018

Robo-calls are getting worse. And some big businesses soon could start calling you even more.
Robo-calls ravaged Americans' smartphones in record numbers last month. But some of the nation's top businesses are still urging the Trump administration to make it easier for them to dial and text mobile devices en masse.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 12, 2018

The NASA administrator has been lobbying for a space professional to be his deputy. That's not who the White House nominated.
James Morhard has had a long career on Capitol Hill. His backers say that's a good thing.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 12, 2018

Robocalls are getting worse. And some big businesses soon could start calling you even more.
Robocalls ravaged Americans' smartphones in record numbers last month. But some of the nation's top businesses are still urging the Trump administration to make it easier for them to dial and text mobile devices en masse.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 12, 2018

Justice Department to appeal its loss in the AT&T-Time Warner trial
The move comes weeks after a federal judge ruled against DOJ in the landmark case.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 12, 2018

Do you hate creating and remembering your passwords? Here's the solution.
The Post's Geoffrey A. Fowler shows you how password managers are a much simpler, better and secure way to manage your passwords to your favorite sites.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 12, 2018

Your password has probably been stolen. Here's what to do about it.
Getting a password manager is the most important way to improve your online security. Our tech columnist picks the best.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 12, 2018

Your password has likely been stolen. Here's what to do about it.
Getting a password manager is the most important way to improve your online security. Our tech columnist picks the best.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 12, 2018

The FCC just changed its rules for handling consumer complaints
The changes come amid a burst of last-minute political opposition to the move.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 12, 2018

Apple's new MacBook Pros get a much-needed performance boost
Apple released two new models of the MacBook Pro, giving the 13-inch and 15-inch models a performance boost but keeping their controversial keyboard.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 12, 2018

Should your car keys be wearing a tinfoil hat?
A recent report making the rounds suggests we should wrap our car keys in tinfoil.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 12, 2018

In America's tech capital, tens of thousands go without home Internet. Here's how San Francisco wants to fix it.
The city's plan could close a yawning digital divide, but critics say housing and homelessness are far bigger priorities.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 11, 2018

AT&T deal hints augmented-reality start-up Magic Leap is finally close to delivering a product
Magic Leap, the augmented-reality start-up, now says the product is coming this summer.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 11, 2018

Democrats are sparring with the FCC over how to handle consumer complaints
Proposed FCC policy changes do not appear to push consumers toward filing formal complaints any more than the current policy does.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 11, 2018

AT&T deal hints augmented reality startup Magic Leap is finally close to delivering a product
Magic Leap, the augmented reality startup, now says the product is coming this summer.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 11, 2018

Trump, Obama and other high-profile Twitter users could see a ‘significant drop' in followers. Here's why.
On Wednesday, the social media service said it would begin removing large numbers of Twitter profiles that had been included in people's follower counts -- the latest in a series of hard choices that the company is making to clean up its platform.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 11, 2018

Trump, Obama and other high-profile Twitter users could see a "significant drop" in followers. Here's why.
On Wednesday, the social media service said it would begin removing large numbers of Twitter profiles that had been included in people's follower counts -- the latest in a series of hard choices that the company is making to clean up its platform.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 11, 2018

Former Tesla employee blasted by Elon Musk takes battle to SEC, filing whistleblower complaint
Martin Tripp told the SEC on Friday that the Silicon Valley car company, whose $53 billion value rivals that of General Motors, had pushed for a number of potentially damaging measures to meet production quotas, including placing batteries with puncture holes into vehicles and reusing scrapped parts.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 11, 2018

Get ready: Your Twitter followers are about to drop.
On Wednesday, the social media service said it would begin removing large numbers of Twitter profiles that had been included in people's follower counts -- the latest in a series of hard choices that the company is making to clean up its platform.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 11, 2018

No, the FCC is not forcing consumers to pay $225 to file complaints
Having your voice heard at the Federal Communciations Commission could soon cost you hundreds of dollars, according to congressional Democrats Tuesday who oppose a looming rule change by the nation's...

Washington Post Tech
Jul 11, 2018

Uber's head of HR resigns reportedly after discrimination probe
The resignation follows a tumultuous year for Uber and is the latest in a series of high-profile departures.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 10, 2018

Microsoft shrinks the Surface to a purse-friendly size
Microsoft's smaller Surface starts at $400 and courts a new audience.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 09, 2018

Twitter's stock had its worst day in months on the fallout over its fake account purge
The stock reaction followed a Washington Post article that the company suspended more than 70 million accounts in May and June — a clean-up of the platform that may affect user growth.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 09, 2018

Lawmakers press Apple and Google to explain how they track and listen to users
Top members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee asked Google and Apple for more information on how their smartphone operating systems collect data.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 09, 2018

Twitter's stock takes a hit after report of fake account purge
The stock reaction followed a Washington Post article that the company suspended more than 70 million accounts in May and June — a clean-up of the platform that may affect user growth.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 09, 2018

Google may have to make major changes to Android in response to a forthcoming fine in Europe
Google could face a new record penalty from European regulators for forcing its search and web-browsing tools on the makers of Android-equipped smartphones and other devices.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 06, 2018

Twitter is sweeping out fake accounts like never before, putting user growth at risk
Twitter has sharply escalated its battle against fake and suspicious accounts, a major shift to lessen the flow of disinformation on the platform, according to data obtained by The Washington Post.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 06, 2018

California's net neutrality bill is back and as tough as ever
State lawmakers have been working to restore key provisions that were stripped out last month.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 05, 2018

California's net neutrality bill is back, and as tough as ever
State lawmakers have been working to restore key provisions that were stripped out last month.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 05, 2018

California's net neutrality bill is back, and tough as ever
State lawmakers have been working to restore key provisions that were stripped out last month.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 05, 2018

Why Amazon keeps making tablets when the market has been struggling
The tablet market has been shrinking — but not at Amazon.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 03, 2018

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Washington Post Tech
Jul 03, 2018

What was on a USB fan given at the Trump-Kim summit? Security experts say nothing?— ?but don't plug it in.
Security experts say that people should never use USB devices without knowing where they come from.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 03, 2018

Whoa! Meet the future phones that fold up, have 9 cameras and charge over thin air.
Lately, our smartphones all look alike. So our tech columnist hunted in labs, start-ups and China's thriving phone scene to find what's next for our favorite gadget.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 03, 2018

Here's what the smartphone of the future looks like
Foldable screens are just the beginning. The Post's Geoffrey A. Fowler looks into his crystal ball at the tech innovations coming soon to smartphone design, cameras and screens.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 03, 2018

How much all-seeing AI surveillance is too much?
When a CIA-backed venture capital fund took an interest in Rana el Kaliouby's face-scanning technology for detecting emotions, the computer scientist and her colleagues did some soul-searching — and then turned down the money.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 03, 2018

Greenpeace drone, toy plane crash into French nuclear plant
Greenpeace activists say they have crashed two remote-controlled aircraft — a drone and a tiny radio-controlled plane — into a French nuclear plant to highlight the lack of security around the facility.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 03, 2018

AT&T is hiking the price of DirecTV Now, despite promising lower consumer prices in the Time Warner trial
The company's actions contrast with its testimony in the Justice Department's landmark antitrust case.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 03, 2018

What's new for Amazon's Prime Day? Deals at Whole Foods
Amazon's Prime Day deals are coming to the aisles of Whole Foods as the online retailer seeks to lure more people to its Prime membership after a recent price hike.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 02, 2018

Samsung's texting app apparently sent pictures to people's contacts without permission


Washington Post Tech
Jul 02, 2018

Facebook's disclosures under scrutiny as federal agencies join probe of tech giant's role in sharing data with Cambridge Analytica
Representatives for the FBI, the SEC and the Federal Trade Commission have joined the Department of Justice in its inquiries about the two companies and the sharing of personal information of 71 million Americans, suggesting the wide-ranging nature of the investigation.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 02, 2018

Nuclear security agency begins work on New Mexico complex
The head of the U.S. agency that oversees the nation's nuclear weapons cache and key deterrence initiatives around the globe describes working conditions at one of its largest hubs as untenable, saying Monday that the National Nuclear Security Administration finally has funding to address the problems.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 02, 2018

Anadarko and MiMedx fall; Perry Ellis and Dell jump
Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Monday:

Washington Post Tech
Jul 02, 2018

California high court: Yelp can't be ordered to remove posts
A divided California Supreme Court has ruled that online review site Yelp.com cannot be ordered to remove posts against a San Francisco law firm that a judge determined were defamatory.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 02, 2018

Facebook: 800K users may have had bug unblock blocked people
Facebook says more than 800,000 users may have been affected by a bug that unblocked people they previously had blocked.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 02, 2018

US-China tariffs: What's behind them, who stands to be hurt?
President Donald Trump has boldly declared that trade wars are easy to win. He's about to find out.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 02, 2018

Tesla makes 5,000 Model 3s per week, but can it continue?
Tesla Inc. made 5,031 lower-priced Model 3 electric cars during the last week of June, surpassing its often-missed goal of 5,000 per week. But the company still only managed to crank out an average of 2,198 per week for the quarter.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 02, 2018

New financial apps demystify stocks and bonds for Latinos
Carlos Garcia was three years into his first job in technology at Merrill Lynch when he first learned what a 401K retirement savings account was. He was floored when he learned that a colleague had already saved $30,000 in three years, and the company had matched it.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 02, 2018

Dude, Dell is going public again
Dell is going public again after a five-year sojourn as a privately held company.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 02, 2018

SoftBank invests in ‘handy Japan' hotel technology service
Japanese technology conglomerate SoftBank is investing in a mobile device service for hotel guests, called handy Japan, that offers information on tourist attractions and internet access.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 02, 2018

I never said that! High-tech deception of ‘deepfake' videos
Hey, did my congressman really say that? Is that really President Donald Trump on that video, or am I being duped?

Washington Post Tech
Jul 01, 2018

CEO Musk: Tesla hits weekly goal of making 5,000 Models 3s
Electric car maker Tesla Inc. has delivered on its CEO's promise to build a lower-priced car at a rate of 5,000 per week by the end of June.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 30, 2018

Facebook offers fresh detail about its ties to device makers in new data turned over to Congress
Facebook shared user information with 52 hardware and software makers, including some based in China, under partnership agreements to make its social media platform work more effectively on mobile devices, the company said in information furnished to Congress late Friday night.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 30, 2018

Facebook offers fresh detail about its ties to dozens of outside companies in more than 700 pages of new data turned over to Congress
Facebook shared user information with 52 hardware and software makers, including some based in China, under partnership agreements to make its social media platform work more effectively on mobile devices, the company said in information furnished to Congress late Friday night.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 30, 2018

Do you really know what your kid's doing on that smartphone?
Ayrial Miller is clearly annoyed. Her mother is sitting with her on the couch in their Chicago apartment, scrolling through the teen's contacts on social media.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 29, 2018

Officials have arrested a man who threatened to murder FCC Chairman Ajit Pai's family over net neutrality
The arrest and charges come amid a national debate over "civility."

Washington Post Tech
Jun 29, 2018

Comcast says most services restored after widespread outage
Comcast said most of its services had been restored following a widespread outage Friday.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 29, 2018

Stocks escape topsy-turvy 1st half with gains mostly intact
The first half of the year was full of surprises on Wall Street. Even experts and investors who expected more volatility after a historically calm 2017 were caught off guard by many of the developments inside and outside the markets this year, including the rapid gains stocks made in January, their abrupt descent into a "correction," and the ongoing trade tensions that threatened to undo the benefits of the GOP tax overhaul and strong corporate profits. Still, consumer-focused companies like retailers had a strong start to the year and technology companies continued to rally, while high-dividend stocks, especially phone companies and household goods makers, lagged behind. The Federal Reserve continued to push up short-term interest rates and the dollar rallied, contributing to a sell-off in emerging markets. Long-term rates didn't rise as much as short-term rates, squeezing the amount of money banks could make from lending, and the financial sector posted a modest loss for the first half.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 29, 2018

Comcast deals with widespread outage
Comcast is dealing with a widespread outage of some of its services.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 29, 2018

Polish stork vanishes from GPS but delivers huge phone bill
A Polish environmental group that was using a mobile-phone transmitter to track migratory movements of a stork has received a phone bill of 10,000 zlotys ($2,650) after the bird went missing in Sudan and someone started using the chip to make calls.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 29, 2018

AT&T is raising an obscure fee on customer bills to make an extra $970 million a year, analyst says
The new "administrative fee" could be helping to pay for the Time Warner merger, analysts say.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 29, 2018

UK lawmakers slam Facebook's evasive answers
The head of the U.K. Parliament's media committee slammed Facebook on Friday for what it described as evasive behavior in answering questions on fake news.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 29, 2018

SpaceX is flying an artificially intelligent robot named CIMON to the International Space Station
The predawn launch of the Falcon 9 rocket from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station was SpaceX's 12th of the year.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 29, 2018

How your smart fridge might be mining bitcoin for criminals
Is the web browser on your phone slower than usual? It could be mining bitcoin for criminals.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 29, 2018

China eases investment curbs as clash with US looms
China has eased limits on foreign ownership in auto manufacturing, insurance and other fields but didn't directly address complaints that are fueling conflict with Washington over trade and technology.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 28, 2018

Sweeping data privacy bill approved in California
California will soon have what experts call the nation's most far-reaching law to give consumers more control over their personal data under a bill the governor signed Thursday.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 28, 2018

Court nixes challenge to rare California bullet stamping law
The California Supreme Court threw out a lawsuit Thursday that sought to block an unusual law requiring new models of semi-automatic handguns to stamp identifying information on bullet casings when shots are fired to make it easier to solve crimes.

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