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Washington Post Tech
Sep 24, 2018

A content moderator says she got PTSD while reviewing images posted on Facebook
A former Facebook contractor is suing the company, saying that reviewing thousands of graphic images caused psychological harm.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 24, 2018

The future of 5G mobile data could hinge on a battle over utility pole fees
How much should AT&T and Verizon pay to put up 5G cell sites? A proposed FCC rule could set new limits.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 24, 2018

Hospital ER reports 160 percent spike in visits involving e-scooters
As injured electric scooter riders pour into emergency departments around the country, doctors have scrambled to document a trend that many view as a growing public safety crisis. A detailed statistic...

Washington Post Tech
Sep 24, 2018

Hospital ER reports 161 percent spike in visits involving electric scooters
The injuries may reflect a fraction of Salt Lake City's injured riders, doctors say.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 24, 2018

SiriusXM to Acquire Music Streaming Company Pandora
The transaction is valued at $3.5 billion and would create one of the country's largest audio entertainment companies, Pandora said Monday.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 23, 2018

The World Bank's latest tool for fighting famine: Artificial intelligence
Famines are difficult to predict, but a coalition of international organizations is partnering with technology firms to create a tool that will use artificial intelligence to predict and respond more quickly to severe food shortages.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 22, 2018

White House distances itself from reports that Trump could target Facebook, Google and Twitter with a new executive order
The White House sought to distance itself Saturday from reports that President Trump is considering an executive order that would subject tech giants like Facebook, Google and Twitter to federal investigations for alleged political bias.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 21, 2018

PayPal bans Alex Jones, saying Infowars 'promoted hate or discriminatory intolerance'
The payment processor is the latest tech company to kick Jones off of its platform.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 21, 2018

Former Google chief predicts the Internet will split by 2028: A Chinese Web and an American one
Eric Schmidt acknowledged the danger of China's tech explosion leading to greater censorship and control on the Web.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 21, 2018

The new iPhone is in stores. Here are 5 reasons to wait before buying one.
Yes, the iPhone XS is the best iPhone ever. But if you wait a month, you could save $250.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 21, 2018

The new iPhone is now in stores. Here's 5 reasons to hold off buying one.
Yes, the iPhone XS is the best iPhone ever. But if you wait a month, you could save $250.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 20, 2018

Fatal e-scooter accident emerges just as California legalizes riding without a helmet
Texas authorities say a 24-year-old Dallas man died from blunt force injuries to his head after falling off his Lime electric scooter, likely making him the first person to die while riding the electric mobility devices that have swept across the nation this year.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 20, 2018

Amazon's Alexa is coming for your microwave, wall clock and more
Amazon.com unveiled some 70 new devices and capabilities for its Alexa product line at its Seattle headquarters Thursday. Like a rebooted Sharper Image catalogue, Amazon is adding its talking artificial intelligence to a microwave, a wall clock, a wall plug, cars and more.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 20, 2018

E.U. justice commissioner quits Facebook, describing her experience as ‘channel of dirt'
"I had for a short time a Facebook account and it was the channel of dirt," said the European Commissioner for justice, consumers and gender equality.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 20, 2018

Self-driving shuttles arrive in Columbus this week
The electric, low-speed vehicles are expected to accept passengers in December.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 19, 2018

Women don't just face a gender pay gap. They also suffer from an equity pay gap.
New research suggests the gender pay gap extends to a common form of non-traditional compensation, particularly in the tech industry.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 19, 2018

They put microchips in their employees. Now this company is helping parents track their children.
Three Square Market is known for microchipping employees, but the company's latest app is designed to help parents track their children's whereabouts. The app could be a useful tool for law enforcement, experts say, but could also be abused or lead to greater anxiety among users.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 19, 2018

What's with those robo-calls that look like your phone number?
Ever get a phone call from a number that looks suspiciously like your own? This video explains them, and what you should do about them.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 19, 2018

Nearly half of cellphone calls will be scams by 2019, report says
An Arkansas-based firm projects an explosion of incoming spam calls, marking a massive leap from 3.7 percent of total calls in 2017, to a projected 44.6 percent by early 2019.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 18, 2018

Verizon denies allegations that it's degrading mobile data service for Hurricane Florence victims
The company concedes that there may be outages in cellular service in parts of North Carolina.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 18, 2018

Men (only) at work: Job ads for construction workers and truck drivers on Facebook discriminated on gender, ACLU alleges
A legal action accuses Facebook and 10 employers of discrimination for targeting ads exclusively to men.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 18, 2018

Trump's tariffs won't bite Apple, illustrating Tim Cook's political sway
Apple CEO Tim Cook has come to occupy a prominent role as one of Silicon Valley's savviest political operators -- a behind-the-scenes Trump whisperer who's been able to shape some of the administration's economic policies in ways that benefit Apple and some of its tech peers.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 18, 2018

Machines will create 58 million more jobs than they displace by 2022, World Economic Forum says
The net gain in jobs is not a forgone conclusion, the study cautioned, as huge investments are needed to retrain and educate workers.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 18, 2018

Tesla facing Justice Department investigation over Elon Musk tweets
The electric automaker is also facing an SEC investigation and multiple shareholder lawsuits over chief Elon Musk's tweets last month that he had the "funding secured" to take the company private..

Washington Post Tech
Sep 18, 2018

Sony's robot dog Aibo vs. a real puppy
Can Sony's $2,900 robot canine possibly live up to the real thing? The Post's Geoffrey A. Fowler compares Aibo to a real (adorable) puppy to find out.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 18, 2018

Aibo the robot dog will melt your heart with mechanical precision
We spent two weeks with Sony's reboot of Aibo, the robot dog. The idea that a hunk of plastic and metal can make you feel affection is no longer so far-fetched.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 18, 2018

With Elon Musk's moonshot, nothing is guaranteed
Musk wants to send a Japanese billionaire and several artists on a trip around the moon, but there are many questions about cost and timing.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 18, 2018

Employers are using Facebook to target job ads for police officers, truck drivers and sports store clerks exclusively to men
A legal action accuses Facebook and 10 employers of discrimination for targeting ads exclusively to men.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 18, 2018

'This is my lifelong dream': Japanese billionaire aims to fly to the moon
Yusaku Maezawa, a Japanese billionaire and art collector, will be SpaceX's first private passenger to fly around the moon. Maezawa said he would invite six to eight artists to join him to create works that reflect their experiences for a project called Dear Moon.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 17, 2018

Elon Musk sued by Thai-cave rescue volunteer he called a ‘child rapist'
The defamation lawsuit will extend an episode that has made even Musk's biggest supporters squirm, with several inside Tesla questioning why he remains so committed to doubling down on what they regard as a self-inflicted embarrassment.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 17, 2018

Elon Musk sued for defamation by Thai-cave rescue volunteer he called a ‘child rapist'
The defamation lawsuit will extend a shocking episode that has made even Musk's biggest supporters squirm, with several inside Tesla, Musk's electric automaker, questioning why he remains so commited to doubling down on what they regard as a self-inflicted embarrassment.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 17, 2018

Elon Musk: Tesla has moved from ‘production hell' to ‘delivery logistics hell'
The chief executive responded to a Tesla customer on Twitter and said that the company has transitioned from production problems to severe delivery issues.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 14, 2018

What cardiologists think about the Apple Watch's heart-tracking feature
The Apple Watch has FDA clearance to be used as a medical device to measure for irregular heart rhythms. But some physicians worry this will send healthy people who get a warning rushing to the doctor for no reason.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 14, 2018

Are Google and Facebook too powerful? Washington: ¯\_(?)_/¯
As President Trump calls for regulators to scrutinize Silicon Valley, actual policymakers are left scratching their heads.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 14, 2018

The Weather Channel's viral demo shows ‘worst case scenario' of storm surge
The Weather Channel's new immersive reality programming gives viewers a firsthand look inside dangerous weather phenomena.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 14, 2018

The Weather Channel's viral demo shows ‘worst-case scenario' of storm surge
The Weather Channel's new immersive reality programming gives viewers a firsthand look inside dangerous weather phenomena.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 13, 2018

Facebook ramps up effort to combat fake images, video
Facebook said Thursday it would expand its efforts to scan photos and videos uploaded to the social network for evidence that they've been manipulated, as lawmakers sound new alarms that foreign adversaries might try to spread misinformation through fake visual content.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 13, 2018

Elon Musk said a Tesla could drive itself across the country by 2018. One just crashed backing out of a garage.
The crash is an embarrassing incident for a self-driving technology unveiled in 2016 to great fanfare.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 13, 2018

Apple designer Jony Ive is ‘zealous' over the tech giant's most personal device
"Every bone in my body tells me this is very significant," Ive said in an interview in the Steve Jobs Theater following Apple's annual product event.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 12, 2018

5 things that are smaller than the screen on Apple's new iPhone Xs Max
The Post's Geoffrey A. Fowler shares a first look at Apple's new iPhones for 2018, including the iPhone Xs Max and its massive screen.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 12, 2018

Google draws conservatives' ire after a 2016 video of company executives discussing Trump leaks to Breitbart
A leaked video of Google executives trying to console employees who were upset after the election of President Trump has infuriated conservatives, who say the remarks illustrate the search giant's political bias and should prompt regulators to take a close look at the company.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 12, 2018

Google draws conservatives' ire after a leaked 2016 video on Breitbart shows company executives discussing Trump
A leaked video of Google executives trying to console employees who were upset after the election of President Trump has infuriated conservatives, who say the remarks illustrate the search giant's political bias and should prompt regulators to take a close look at the company.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 12, 2018

Hands on with the iPhone Xs Max, the binge smartphone for our times
Your new Apple iPhone choices are big and pricey, bigger and a little less pricey, or biggest and most-expensive ever.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 12, 2018

Apple unveils its largest, most expensive iPhone
It's time for Apple's annual fall product event, and analysts are expecting some big iPhone news — literally.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 12, 2018

Apple unveils new iPhones at its annual event
It's time for Apple's annual fall product event, and analysts are expecting some big iPhone news — literally.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 12, 2018

Apple reveals iPhone XR
Apple presented the iPhone XR at its annual fall product event in Cupertino, Calif., on Sept. 12.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 12, 2018

Verizon says Oath CEO Tim Armstrong is stepping down
Armstrong, who will be succeeded in October by K. Guru Gowrappan, will have an advisory role at Verizon before leaving at the end of the year.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 12, 2018

Apple shows off new iPhone XS camera features
Apple demonstrated new camera features on the iPhone XS at its annual fall product event in Cupertino, Calif., on Sept. 12.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 12, 2018

Apple reveals ‘the most advanced iPhone' ever created
Apple presented the iPhone XS and XS Max at their annual fall product event in Cupertino, Calif. on Sept. 12.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 12, 2018

Apple kicks off its annual event with a new Apple Watch
It's time for Apple's annual fall product event, and analysts are expecting some big iPhone news — literally.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 12, 2018

Apple Watch Series 4 revealed
Apple presented the new features of the Apple Watch Series 4 at their annual fall product event in Cupertino, Calif. on Sept. 12.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 12, 2018

Disaster preparedness apps are flourishing ahead of Hurricane Florence
The storm has made disaster preparedness apps some of the most popular downloads online, revealing that people have learned the value of smartphones in emergencies, experts say.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 12, 2018

Disaster-preparedness apps are flourishing ahead of Hurricane Florence
The impending storm recently made a digital walkie-talkie the App Store's No. 1 app. People have learned the value of smartphones in emergencies, experts say.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 12, 2018

The E.U. just voted to advance digital copyright rules that would force Google, Facebook and others to pay up
Critics say the changes will give media outlets and publishers concentrated power to decide what is permissible to share online.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 12, 2018

Apple event 2018: Here's what to expect
It's time for Apple's annual fall product event, and analysts are expecting some big iPhone news — literally.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 12, 2018

Apple event 2018: Live coverage
It's time for Apple's annual fall product event, and analysts are expecting some big iPhone news — literally.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 11, 2018

Get ready for Big Bitcoin: Cryptocurrency industry opens a D.C. lobbying arm
The Bitcoin Association is the industry's first fully fledged trade association in Washington.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 11, 2018

Mercedes-Benz's futuristic vision: A driverless van with ‘interchangeable bodies'
The futuristic-looking vehicle is designed to transport cargo or people, depending on which interchangeable top it has been fitted with.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 11, 2018

The explosive problem with recycling iPads, iPhones and other gadgets: They literally catch fire.
Before you buy that new iPhone, iPad or other device, take a look inside the recycling centers catching fire as they struggle to dispose the lithium-ion batteries in your old stuff.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 11, 2018

The explosive problem with recycling old electronics
The Post's Geoffrey A. Fowler visits an e-waste warehouse in Madison, Wis., where our favorite gadgets, like the iPad, are sparking battery fires and contributing to a recycling crisis.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 11, 2018

Google's location privacy practices are under investigation in Arizona
Google's alleged practice of recording location data about Android device owners even when they believe they have opted out of such tracking has sparked an investigation in Arizona, where the state's attorney general could potentially levy a hefty fine against the search giant.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 10, 2018

As Alex Jones rails against ‘Big Tech,' his Infowars stores still thrive online
Traffic to Jones' main commercial site, Infowarsstore.com, has not been affected by the industry crackdown on him. It had 1.15 million visits in August, up 55 percent compared to June, the last month before the recent controversy started.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 10, 2018

Google's ‘no-show' in Congress adds to its political headache
Google is a political powerhouse with deep pockets and close ties to some of the government regulators who oversee the company. But the search giant still has managed to unite warring Democrats and Republicans in frustration in recent weeks.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 10, 2018

Why NASA's next rockets might say Budweiser on the side
The constant creep of corporate America into all aspects of everyday life — from the Allstate Sugar Bowl to Minute Maid Park — may soon conquer a new frontier. The final frontier. NASA's administrator...

Washington Post Tech
Sep 08, 2018

Apple faces Trump's ire after company says its products would be hurt by tariffs
President Trump on Saturday took aim at Apple after the tech giant said that the White House's proposed tariffs on China could result in price hikes on popular consumer devices like AirPods, the company's wireless headphones, and the Apple Watch.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 07, 2018

Alibaba's Jack Ma, China's richest man, to retire and focus on educational philanthropy
Alibaba's co-founder Jack Ma will step down as executive chairman.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 07, 2018

Top states say they haven't been invited to the Justice Department's meeting about tech companies
The absence of invitations is prompting criticism that the Trump administration's inquiry is a politically charged attack on the tech industry.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 07, 2018

Top states say they haven't been invited to the Justice Dept.'s meeting about tech companies
The absence of invitations is prompting criticism that the Trump administration's inquiry is a politically charged attack on the tech industry.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 07, 2018

Prince Charles says he utterly objects to the idea of people becoming ‘part human, part machine'
The heir to the British throne made the comments after being awarded for his philanthropy.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 07, 2018

Verizon's troubles with AOL taught it a lesson: Consumers care about privacy
Given a choice between freebies and safeguarding their data, most customers chose safety.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 07, 2018

Verizon's troubles with AOL taught it a lesson: Consumers care about privacy, not perks
Given a choice between freebies and safeguarding their data, most customers chose safety.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 07, 2018

Defense Department pledges billions toward artificial intelligence research
The investment will step up both a technological arms race with China and an ideological clash with Silicon Valley over the future of powerful machines.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 07, 2018

Elon Musk smokes weed on Joe Rogan podcast
On the same day that the podcast was published, two executives announced their resignations from the company.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 07, 2018

Tesla's shares drop after execs resign, video of Musk smoking marijuana circulates
At least 48 executives have left the company this year.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 07, 2018

Tesla's shares drop after execs resign, video of Musk smoking weed circulates
At least 48 executives have left the company this year.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 06, 2018

Twitter has permanently banned Alex Jones and Infowars
Twitter said Thursday it had "permanently suspended" conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his website, Infowars, for sharing a series of abusive tweets and videos, including verbal attacks on a reporter that Jones live-streamed outside of a congressional hearing the day before.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 06, 2018

Starbucks opens Mexico City cafe staffed by seniors
Fourteen older workers will staff the cafe as part of a countrywide initiative to boost employment and quality of life for seniors.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 06, 2018

Racism and anti-Semitism surged in corners of the Web after Trump's election
Racist, anti-Semitic and extremist speech online can be fueled by and influence real-world events, new research finds.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 06, 2018

Racism and anti-Semitism surged in corners of the Web after Trump's election, analysis shows
Racist, anti-Semitic and extremist speech online can be fueled by and influence real-world events, new research finds.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 05, 2018

Bias, drugs and bots: Congress questions Twitter and Facebook
Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter's Jack Dorsey appeared before lawmakers on Sept. 5 and discussed foreign interference, political bias and drug sales on their platforms.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 05, 2018

Dorsey: ‘We need to decentralize our workforce out of San Francisco'
In a Sept. 5 Senate hearing, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey spoke about diversity at this company.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 05, 2018

Congressman: ‘Here's an ad for cocaine on Twitter'
Rep. David B. McKinley (R-W.Va.) presented a tweet that appeared to sell illegal drugs at a Sept. 5 House hearing with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 05, 2018

Google researchers say the tech industry has contributed to an ‘attention crisis'
Google's research on unplugging helped it make its digital well-being tools but stops short of some deeper questions.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 05, 2018

Facebook and Twitter testified before Congress. Conservative conspiracy theorists lurked behind them.
Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter's Jack Dorsey plan to tell lawmakers Wednesday they are better prepared to combat foreign interference on their platforms than during the 2016 election.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 05, 2018

Justice Department to consider allegations of censorship on Facebook, Twitter
Attorney General Jeff Sessions plans to meet with state attorneys general later this month to discuss whether tech companies may be "intentionally stifling the free exchange of ideas," the Justice Department said Wednesday in a statement.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 05, 2018

Justice Department to address whether tech companies ‘may be hurting competition' with alleged censorship on social media platforms
Attorney General Jeff Sessions will meet with state attorneys general later this month to discuss whether tech companies may be "intentionally stifling the free exchange of ideas," the Justice Department said Wednesday in a statement. DOJ's assertion comes a week after the White House said it would explore regulating Google. This is a developing story. […]

Washington Post Tech
Sep 05, 2018

Sen. Cotton to Dorsey: ‘Do you prefer to see America remain the world's dominant global superpower?'
During a Sept. 5 hearing, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) questioned Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey about working with foreign and American intelligence agencies.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 05, 2018

More than 1 in 4 American users have deleted Facebook, Pew survey finds
Seventy-four percent of adults have taken one of the following actions on Facebook: changed their privacy settings, taken a break from the app or deleted it all together.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 05, 2018

Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter's Jack Dorsey testify before Congress
Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter's Jack Dorsey plan to tell lawmakers Wednesday they are better prepared to combat foreign interference on their platforms than during the 2016 election.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 05, 2018

Justice Department warns tech companies as Facebook and Twitter defend themselves in Congress
Attorney General Jeff Sessions plans to meet with state attorneys general later this month to discuss whether tech companies may be "intentionally stifling the free exchange of ideas," the Justice Department said Wednesday in a statement.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 05, 2018

It's tech vs. lawmakers on Capitol Hill today. It's also Sandberg vs. Dorsey.
The Silicon Valley leaders who will testify before Congress for the first time on Wednesday come to Washington with personal styles that could not be more different.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 05, 2018

Facebook Twitter Sandberg Dorsey Congress tech hearings
Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter's Jack Dorsey plan to tell lawmakers Wednesday they are better prepared to combat foreign interference on their platforms than in the 2016 election.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 05, 2018

Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter's Jack Dorsey head to Congress for tech hearings
Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter's Jack Dorsey plan to tell lawmakers Wednesday they are better prepared to combat foreign interference on their platforms than during the 2016 election.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 04, 2018

Police: Man dies after apparent electric scooter accident
The 24-year-old's death may be the first resulting from an electric scooter accident since multiple companies unloaded thousands of the vehicles on streets in dozens of cities in recent months.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 04, 2018

Samsung plans to show off its first foldable phone this year
Samsung's been promising a folding phone's in the works for years. We may actually see it before 2018 is done.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 04, 2018

Samsung plans to show off phone with foldable screen this year
Samsung's been promising a folding phone's in the works for years. We may actually see it before 2018 is done.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 04, 2018

Trump again calls for reexamining NBC's TV license, despite the fact it doesn't have one
Trump's own FCC chairman has said he cannot revoke a TV station license over the content it airs.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 04, 2018

Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg, Twitter's Jack Dorsey to face questions from Congress about Russia and censorship this week
Facebook and Twitter will dispatch top executives to Capitol Hill this week to try to assuage lawmakers who fear that Russian propaganda and political censorship continue to plague the world's most popular social media sites.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 31, 2018

The old-fashioned way Portland is trying to regulate new electric scooters
City officials are reminding electric scooter riders to follow rules of the road by attaching fliers to the vehicles.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 31, 2018

What to know about Google's Titan security key
Google Key is a $50 security boost that can live on your keyring.

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