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Jul 05, 2022

What Europe's push to simplify chargers means for you
Europe's push to end cord confusion could extend well beyond its borders.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 04, 2022

People searching for abortion online must wade through misinformation
Abortion misinformation might only get worse, as misleading information about self-managed abortions and false information from antiabortion activists spreads.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 03, 2022

Texts, web searches about abortion have been used to prosecute women
The data privacy risks associated with abortion aren't hypothetical. Cases around the world show how a digital trail can become evidence.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 03, 2022

Bill to grant crypto firms access to Federal Reserve alarms experts
A new Senate bill would help crypto firms access the Fed's payment system. But financial experts warn the move could destabilize the banking system.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 02, 2022

She helped get Trump elected. Now she's raising crypto for Ukraine.
Brittany Kaiser, the provocative Cambridge Analytica veteran, has quietly evolved as crucial to fundraising for the government of Volodymyr Zelensky.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 01, 2022

Google will delete user location history for abortion clinic visits
Google and other tech companies are under pressure to limit the data they collect, which could now be used in abortion-related prosecutions.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 01, 2022

Want to play Wordle against your friends? Try Word Fight.
Word Fight combines the puzzle format of Wordle with the competitive back-and-forth of Words With Friends.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 01, 2022

‘Technoblade,' a star Minecraft gamer on Youtube, dies of cancer at 23
The popular American online gamer prepared a message for his 11 million YouTube followers before his death — and finally revealed his real name, Alex.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 01, 2022

‘Neon White' makes you feel like a speedrunning god, even if you suck
"Neon White" is already one of the best games of 2022.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 01, 2022

Okay, Google: To protect women, collect less data about everyone
In post-Roe America, Google searches and location records can be evidence of a crime. Here are four ways Google should protect civil rights in its products now.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 01, 2022

How to skim a privacy policy to spot red flags
The tips you need to read a privacy policy for the most important points and quickly assess a company's commitment to keeping you safe.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 01, 2022

They waited years to make the Hajj. A web portal could stop them.
Saudi Arabia abruptly introduced a single online portal, Motawif, to book travel for the Hajj. It's botched rollout has likely robbed many pilgrims of making the journey.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 30, 2022

Planned Parenthood suspends marketing trackers on abortion search pages
Planned Parenthood says it's removing some trackers and reevaluating its data-sharing with companies including Google and Facebook.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 30, 2022

Twitch reveals new feature built for popular Just Chatting streams
Guest Star will allow streamers to pull guests out of their audiences and give them a full voice and video treatment on their broadcasts.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 30, 2022

For some workers, office mandates aren't just a pain. They're harmful.
Workers say remote work provided new opportunities to thrive. Potential mandates are stirring concerns and fears.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 30, 2022

‘Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course' is a culinary masterpiece
"Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course" is a five-star meal that left our reviewer begging for seconds.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 30, 2022

How a song by the Chainsmokers became TikTok's abortion rights anthem
The lyric "If we go down, we go down together" from the Chainsmokers' song "Paris" has become a rallying cry for efforts to support women seeking abortions.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 29, 2022

Companies in China are aiding Russia's military, U.S. alleges
The United States has placed five companies in China on the entity list over their aid to Russia's military.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 29, 2022

U.S. accuses companies in China of aiding Russia's military
The United States has placed five companies in China on the entity list over their aid to Russia's military.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 29, 2022

In letter to board, Enthusiast leadership asks CEO to step down
Four executives at the publicly traded esports and gaming company requested that the board of directors ask CEO Adrian Montgomery to resign.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 29, 2022

Abortion is illegal for millions. Will Big Tech help prosecute it?
Now that abortion is illegal for millions, firms like Amazon, Facebook and Google are reckoning with the prospect of data requests on users for prosecutions.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 29, 2022

In ‘Hindsight,' players explore memories and come to terms with grief
In "Hindsight," processing grief is one of the game's central themes.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 29, 2022

In ‘Hindsight,' players explore memories and comes to terms with grief
In "Hindsight," processing grief is one of the game's central themes.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 29, 2022

You scheduled an abortion. Planned Parenthood's website could tell Facebook.
A data-privacy issue on Planned Parenthood's website has experts wondering: Do people seeking abortions have any chance at covering their digital tracks?

Washington Post Tech
Jun 29, 2022

Big Tech silent on data collection as workers call for post-Roe action
Now that abortion is illegal for millions, firms like Amazon, Facebook and Google are reckoning with the prospect of data requests on users for prosecutions.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 29, 2022

Maker of Bored Ape NFTs sues artist for profiting off ‘copycat' images
Yuga Labs, whose Bored Ape NFTs have sold for millions of dollars, accused Ryder Ripps of trying to devalue its pieces.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 28, 2022

Trump supporters raced to debunk Jan. 6 testimony. Then they got confused.
The pro-Trump web was filled with efforts to debunk Cassidy Hutchinson's testimony.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 28, 2022

Taiwan official calls for approval of U.S. computer chip subsidies
Taiwan says the failure of the Congress to pass subsidies for chip manufacturing will slow plans for new chip factories in the United States.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 28, 2022

Sony targets PC gamers with new hardware brand, Inzone
Sony plans to win over PC gamers with competitively priced monitors and headsets.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 28, 2022

Pro-Trump web raced to debunk Jan. 6 testimony. Then they got confused.
The pro Trump web was filled with efforts to debunk Cassidy Hutchinson's testimony.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 28, 2022

The pro-Trump web raced to debunk Jan. 6 testimony. Then they got confused
The pro Trump web was filled with efforts to debunk Cassidy Hutchinson's testimony.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 28, 2022

The AI tool behind Thanos made facial animation in ‘The Quarry' a snap
The reason the characters looked so alive stems from AI and an evolution of motion-capture tools.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 28, 2022

Evil Geniuses wants data, not money, to determine success in esports
"I could totally buy the best ‘Counter-Strike' team tomorrow. ... That doesn't meant I know how to build a good ‘Counter-Strike' operation."

Washington Post Tech
Jun 28, 2022

Chinese posed as Texans on social media to attack rare earths rivals
The social media campaign was uncovered by the cybersecurity firm Mandiant.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 28, 2022

How to juggle multiple TV streaming services without missing a show
Find out if it's okay to share your streaming password, how to save money with bundles, and the trick to pausing subscriptions.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 27, 2022

Tucker Carlson just inadvertently helped raise $14,000 for abortion rights
An NFT featuring a screen shot of the Roe critic from his Fox News program was just sold in a heated auction — with the money going to Planned Parenthood and other groups.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 27, 2022

Exports to Russia from China plummet, study shows
A new study suggests that sanctions have hurt Russia's international trade, even with countries not directly affected by them. But Russia's economy still seems to be functioning.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 27, 2022

NDAs can muzzle sexual harassment victims. Congress could change that.
A new bipartisan bill would allow employees to speak out about sexual harassment even if they signed NDAs or confidentiality agreements.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 27, 2022

With clock ticking, battle over tech regulation intensifies
The tech industry is pouring millions into a battle brewing over anti-trust proposals three years in the making.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 26, 2022

Seeking an abortion? Here's how to avoid leaving a digital trail.
Simple privacy precautions anyone can take when researching or arranging an abortion in the United States.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 26, 2022

The trans Twitch star delivering news to a legion of LGBTQ teens
Clara Sorrenti, a 28-year-old Canadian known online as Keffals, built her fanbase by leaning into news and politics on the platform that is mostly used by gamers.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 24, 2022

'Bring rifles': Extremist groups call for violence over abortion ruling
On far-right and far-left Telegram channels, influencers called on followers to take up arms and create mayhem in response to Friday's ruling striking down the right to abortion in the United States.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 24, 2022

‘Bring rifles': Extremist groups call for violence over abortion ruling
On far-right and far-left Telegram channels, influencers called on followers to take up arms and create mayhem in response to Friday's ruling striking down the right to abortion in the United States.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 24, 2022

Video game industry on the end of Roe: I'm ‘not proud to be an American'
Streamers, game developers and brands that reach millions of young people expressed frustration and disappointment over the Supreme Court's ruling.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 24, 2022

With Roe overturned, period-tracking apps raise new worries
Period-tracking apps have been criticized for bad privacy practices. Here's how to track your cycle without sharing data with companies, employers, insurers or the government.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 24, 2022

For people seeking abortions, digital privacy is suddenly critical
Internet searches, visits to clinics and period-tracking apps leave a digital trail. How might a person's data trail be treated as evidence after the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade?

Washington Post Tech
Jun 24, 2022

Senate Democrats urge Facebook CEO to bolster gun sales ban
Three senators criticized Facebook's 10-strike rule for violators of its gun sales ban.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 24, 2022

How to scrub yourself from the internet, the best that you can
You'll never be able to fully delete all traces of yourself, but you can minimize what's out there.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 24, 2022

Earthquake tech could limit deaths. Afghanistan shows it's not easy.
Researchers are building algorithmic tools to better predict earthquakes and give people more time to flee. But structural challenges remain.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 23, 2022

NASA declares testing of SLS moon rocket complete. Next up: Launch.
The Space Launch System rocket has passed its final test, NASA says, clearing the way for a launch in late summer.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 23, 2022

Yelp shuts some offices doubling down on remote; CEO calls hybrid "hell"
Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman calls hybrid offices "the worst of both worlds" as he doubles down on remote work, shuttering several offices.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 23, 2022

Kyle Rittenhouse announces video game to fund media defamation suits
"Kyle Rittenhouse is raising funds to sue the left-wing media organizations for defamation and now you can help," reads the game's website.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 23, 2022

2 huge chip makers warn of expansion delays as subsidies bill languishes
One year after the Senate passed $52 billion in subsidies for computer chip manufacturers, the funding still isn't signed into law.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 23, 2022

‘F1 22' roars into a new era with revamped cars and overhauled physics
The game developers revamped "F1 22's" physics engine, fine-tuning it until the 3D cars were registering lap times identical to their real-life counterparts.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 23, 2022

Alexa has a new voice — your dead relative's
Alexa will be able to mimic any person's voice based on short audio clips. But experts say the technology could bring security and ethical problems.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 23, 2022

There's a carbon-capture gold rush. Some warn better solutions exist.
Billionaires, politicians and philanthropists say sucking carbon out of the air and storing it underground could stem climate change. Critics fiercely disagree.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 23, 2022

Elon Musk says Tesla's car factories are ‘gigantic money furnaces'
The Tesla CEO said factories in the United States and Germany are "losing billions of dollars" from supply-chain disruptions.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 23, 2022

Instagram rolls out age verification, but not to keep children off app
Instagram's new facial-scanning partnership for age verification won't keep children off the app — and it's making AI experts nervous.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 22, 2022

Top Senate Democrat casts doubt on prospect of major data privacy bill
Senate Commerce Chair Maria Cantwell said she's not close to supporting a major proposal, dealing a significant blow to efforts to revive the long-stalled bill.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 22, 2022

Computer chip subsidies face a make-or-break moment in Congress
One year after the Senate passed $52 billion in subsidies for computer chip manufacturers, the funding still isn't signed into law.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 22, 2022

Facebook Oversight Board says company should be much more transparent
The Facebook Oversight Board argued in its first annual report the company should be far more transparent about how it makes content moderation decisions.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 22, 2022

Microsoft launches effort to slow Russian propaganda on war, vaccines
Microsoft is known for rapid detection and analysis of hacking methods employed by governments, but has trailed Facebook, Twitter and other companies in dealing with the rapid proliferation of misinformation.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 22, 2022

Disrupted by SpaceX, ULA was in ‘serious trouble.' Now it's on the road back.
Tory Bruno remade the United Launch Alliance to combat SpaceX. Will it be enough?

Washington Post Tech
Jun 22, 2022

Streamers worry the end is coming for lax password-sharing rules
Netflix's crackdown on passwords hits a nerve for longtime streamers, and muddles the future of fragmented TV.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 21, 2022

The man who saved Final Fantasy is forging its future with ‘FFXVI'
Yoshida is incorporating the lessons he took away from revitalizing "FFXIV" into "FFXVI's" design philosophy

Washington Post Tech
Jun 21, 2022

Amazon workers in Maryland say they were fired for union organizing
The labor movement's growing effort to organize Amazon facilities has reached the D.C. suburbs, not far from its new corporate offices at HQ2.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 21, 2022

Red Bull Racing suspends Juri Vips for use of racial slur on Twitch
In a statement on Instagram, Vips apologized and said he would cooperate with Red Bull's investigation.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 21, 2022

Elizabeth Holmes' Theranos partner faces the end of his trial
Former Theranos executive Sunny Balwani is on trial for similar charges as Elizabeth Holmes faced last year.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 21, 2022

Elizabeth Holmes's Theranos partner faces the end of his trial
Former Theranos executive Sunny Balwani is on trial for similar charges as Elizabeth Holmes faced last year.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 21, 2022

Justice Department and Meta settle landmark housing discrimination case
Under an agreement with the Justice Department, Facebook agrees to revamp automated advertising system in effort to deliver housing ads more equitably.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 21, 2022

Activision Blizzard shareholders vote for public harassment report
The shareholders also approved the company's proposed executive compensation packages.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 21, 2022

NASA finally fuels moon rocket, but first launch remains a question
NASA finally fully fueled its massive moon rocket on Wednesday, but a hydrogen leak forced the agency to cut short a simulated countdown.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 21, 2022

NASA finally fuels moon rocket but first launch remains a question
NASA finally fully fueled its massive moon rocket on Wednesday, but a hydrogen leak forced the agency to cut short a simulated countdown.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 21, 2022

‘Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes' is a grind series fans will enjoy
"Three Hopes" would be a dissatisfying title if it were enjoyed on its merits alone. Thankfully, it's a game totally designed for eager fans.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 21, 2022

What your future office could look like — if you even need to be there
Google, Salesforce, IBM, Twilio and PagerDuty are among the companies rethinking or rebuilding their offices as they adjust to employees' new ways of working.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 21, 2022

Crypto's frozen mystery: The fate of billions in Celsius deposits
A disruptive company with a charismatic leader threw a lot of wealth into uncertainty — and vividly demonstrates the end of the crypto party.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 21, 2022

Will Elizabeth Holmes's former business partner face the same fate?
Former Theranos executive Sunny Balwani is on trial for similar charges as Elizabeth Holmes faced last year.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 20, 2022

Twitch ad update offers some streamers big money, others pocket change
Streamers have struggled to understand Twitch's new ad system, which pays some streamers handsomely and shortchanges others.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 20, 2022

A picture-perfect metaverse is years away. Meta's prototypes prove it.
Meta showcased some prototype headsets that aim to address limitations with current ones but they prove a picture-perfect metaverse is ages away.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 20, 2022

Amazon drones are coming to town. Some locals want to shoot them.
Amazon is planning to test drone deliveries in a rural California town, but not everyone in town thinks their community is a good fit.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 19, 2022

Peter Thiel helped build big tech. Now he wants to tear it all down.
Inside the billionaire investor's journey from Facebook board member to an architect of the new American right

Washington Post Tech
Jun 18, 2022

Apple Store workers approve union, the first in the U.S.
Apple workers in Towson, Md., voted Saturday night to unionize and join the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 18, 2022

Apple store approves union, the first in the U.S.
Apple workers in Towson, Md., voted Saturday night to unionize and join the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 18, 2022

Lawmakers urge Google to fix abortion searches suggesting ‘fake clinics'
A study by an anti-disinformation nonprofit found that in states with antiabortion trigger laws, 11 percent of Google searches for abortion access directed users to nonmedical clinics that don't provide and discourage abortion.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 18, 2022

Her dog died suddenly. Then a Chewy delivery brought a surprise.
Anna Brose recounted her experience with Chewy on Twitter this week, and her story went viral, with strangers from across the internet paying tribute to Gus.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 17, 2022

A reporter's FOIA request scored details on EA Sports College Football
EA Sports is on track to release its next college football game next summer, according to public records.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 17, 2022

YouTube pulls Jan. 6 committee post, citing election disinformation
YouTube said the clip did not include information disputing Trump.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 17, 2022

SpaceX fires workers who criticized Elon Musk in open letter
SpaceX's president Gwynne Shotwell revealed the action in an email to employees.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 17, 2022

Stop Slacking me: How to set digital boundaries for chatty co-workers
The line between socialization and work have blurred on digital platforms, which companies turned to during the pandemic. But new norms create new problems.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 17, 2022

Stop Slacking me: How to set digital boundaries for chatty colleagues
The lines between socialization and work have blurred across the digital platforms we use.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 17, 2022

This Styrofoam-eating ‘superworm' could help solve the garbage crisis
As the garbage crisis escalates, scientists across the world are trying to find bacteria and bugs that consume trash. A Styrofoam-eating worm is the latest.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 17, 2022

Google's AI passed a famous test — and showed how the test is broken
Alan Turing's Imitation Game has long been a benchmark for machine intelligence. But what it really measures is deception.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 16, 2022

‘Final Fantasy VII Rebirth' shown during 25th Anniversary stream
While there was little gameplay and no combat shown, the livestream confirmed that a third game will be coming after "Rebirth."

Washington Post Tech
Jun 16, 2022

The best video games of 2022 so far
These are the best games of 2022, so far, on mobile, Switch, PlayStation and Xbox, starting with Wordle and Elden Ring.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 16, 2022

White House rolls out task force to curb online abuse
The long-awaited launch has taken on greater urgency in the wake of mass shootings where alleged gunmen had a history of online extremism and threats against women.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 16, 2022

‘Overwatch 2' to go free to play, with three to four new heroes per year
The game director for "Overwatch 2" said the team plans to release updates "frequently and consistently in perpetuity."

Washington Post Tech
Jun 16, 2022

‘Overwatch 2' to go free-to-play, with three to four new heroes per year
The game director for "Overwatch 2" said the team plans to release updates "frequently and consistently in perpetuity."

Washington Post Tech
Jun 16, 2022

Discord adds new Twitch-like AutoMod feature to help keep users safe
AutoMod can automatically detect, block, and alert moderators of words and phrases deemed inappropriate before they ever become visible to other users.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 16, 2022

‘TMNT: Shredder's Revenge' was made by fans for fans. Here's how.
"Shredder's Revenge" takes all rich history of TMNT's classic beat 'em ups and re-creates it in a modernized package.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 16, 2022

How ‘TMNT: Shredder's Revenge' builds on the original's arcade innovations
"Shredder's Revenge" takes all rich history of TMNT's classic beat 'em ups and re-creates it in a modernized package.

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