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Washington Post Tech
Aug 23, 2019

Echo Fox partners fail in attempt to secure temporary restraining order against Rick Fox
The former Los Angeles Laker has been one of the most prominent figures in the mainstreaming of competitive video gaming but has been in a bitter internal battle over the future of his esports franchise.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 23, 2019

Facebook bans ads from the Epoch Times for violating transparency policies with pro-Trump ads
The conservative news outlet shifted its spending on Facebook in a way that blurred its links to $2 million worth of ads promoting President Trump.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 23, 2019

Buddhists unveil 'Mindar,' an android robotic priest at a 400-year-old temple in Kyoto, Japan
An android robotic priest was unveiled at Kodaiji temple, a 400-year-old Buddhist temple in Kyoto, Japan.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 23, 2019

Japanese researchers want to give granny a robotic monkey tail
Japanese researchers at Keio University have unveiled a robotic tail that has been designed to be worn by elderly people who struggle to maintain their balance.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 23, 2019

Meet ‘Mindar,' the robotic Buddhist priest
A Japanese temple has settled on a new plan for connecting with the masses, one that channels ancient wisdom through the technology of the future.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 23, 2019

Phone companies, state attorneys general announce broad campaign to fight robocalls
Twelve of the country's largest telephone companies on Thursday pledged to implement new technology that would spot and block robocalls while helping law enforcement officials track down criminals, part of an agreement brokered between the industry and 51 attorneys general.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 23, 2019

The Apple Card is a beautiful baby bird and should be handled as such
An Apple Card support page warns if the titanium credit card comes into contact with leather or denim, the interaction could cause "permanent discoloration that might not wash off."

Washington Post Tech
Aug 23, 2019

The Technology 202: Instagram's new fact-checking tool may have limited impact on disinformation
"In general, our misinformation efforts are focused on keeping our elections safe," says an Instagram spokeswoman.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 23, 2019

YouTube disables more than 200 channels for inauthentic activity around Hong Kong protests
Google announced Thursday it had taken down 210 channels on YouTube after discovering they "behaved in a coordinated manner while uploading videos" related to the protests in Hong Kong, an effort that the tech giant linked to recent, Chinese-backed operations on Facebook and Twitter.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 21, 2019

This viral Instagram hoax duped A-listers — and the man overseeing our nuclear arsenal
The ramifications of Instagram's supposed new "rule where they can use your photos" weren't totally clear.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 21, 2019

The Technology 202: Facebook attracts swift blowback from report on anti-conservative bias
Neither Republicans nor civil rights groups are happy.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 21, 2019

New Los Angeles County voting system highlights trade-offs between security and accessibility
L.A. County is about to challenge the voting machine industry

Washington Post Tech
Aug 21, 2019

Amazon's strategy to win over congressional critics: Tours of its giant warehouses
Amazon woos members of Congress to its warehouses even as President Trump and his would-be Democratic rivals rip the retailer for its treatment of the people who work there.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 20, 2019

Apple aims to protect kids' privacy. App makers say it could devastate their businesses.
Apple plans to change the rules it has for kids apps, raising concerns among some app developers about the way the tech giant wields power unilaterally over its App Store.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 20, 2019

Call of Duty league adds franchises in Los Angeles, Florida
The new franchises put the league at nine teams.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 20, 2019

Facebook makes small tweaks after anti-conservative-bias report. They're unlikely to make the issue go away.
Facebook has faced repeated criticism from conservatives that it is biased against them. It released an interim report Tuesday with its first findings on the topic.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 20, 2019

Facebook's ‘clear history' tool arrives with ambiguous data privacy controls
Facebook will allow users to see the mass of businesses, apps and other groups that collect data about them across the Web and pass it on to the social media giant — but the data won't be deleted.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 20, 2019

Overwatch League releases its 2020 schedule
The league will begin its new season with two homestands, one in New York and the other in Dallas.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 20, 2019

Japanese researchers want to give your grandma a robotic monkey tail
Japanese researchers at Keio University have unveiled a robotic tail that has been designed to be worn by elderly people who struggle to maintain their balance.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 20, 2019

In accusing China of disinformation, Twitter and Facebook take on a role they've long rejected
China pushed back against claims by Twitter and Facebook that the government had run disinformation operations aimed at the Hong Kong protests. The comments underscored the challenging of setting global standards for online speech.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 20, 2019

The Technology 202: Facebook and Twitter's action on accounts tied to China show disinformation is going global
Amy Klobuchar says Congress needs to act now.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 20, 2019

New Los Angeles County voting system highlights trade offs between security and accessibility
L.A. County is about to challenge the voting machine industry

Washington Post Tech
Aug 20, 2019

Top DOJ official signals intensifying state and federal antitrust probe of big tech
The U.S. government is forging ahead with its review of online platforms for potential competition concerns, coordinating with state attorneys general and signaling it could soon send document demands to Silicon Valley and its critics.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 20, 2019

Twitter and Facebook take first actions against China for using fake accounts to sow discord in Hong Kong
The social media giants said they were taking action against what Twitter called a "significant state-backed information operation" related to the protests.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 20, 2019

Walmart sues Tesla over string of solar panel fires at its stores
In a complaint filed in New York court, Walmart alleged Tesla solar panels had caught fire at least seven times dating back to 2012.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 19, 2019

Going dark: Call of Duty esports circuit awaits Activision's next move
The players and teams at the world championships brace for a new era in the Call of Duty esports scene, one marked right now by an abundance of unknowns.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 15, 2019

Researchers just created a robotic lens that can be controlled by the eyes
A team of researchers at the University California San Diego have created a soft robotic lens that responds to eye movements.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 15, 2019

The Technology 202: Googlers demand company renounce working with Trump immigration agencies
The search giant faces criticism across the political spectrum.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 15, 2019

Washington Justice hires Analynn ‘bawlynn' Dang to be new GM
The Washington Justice, a new D.C.-based team created in this year's Overwatch League expansion, announced Analynn "bawlynn" Dang will start as their new general manager. She leaves her post at the Los Angeles Gladiators as director of social media and will stay on as GM of Team USA for the reminder of the Overwatch World Cup.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 15, 2019

Congress subpoenas 8chan owner to testify about mass shootings, online hate
The bipartisan subpoena of Jim Watkins marks the most significant action yet taken against a site derided as a cesspool of online hate.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 14, 2019

WeWork IPO filing follows uneven road for other companies going public
Large companies like Uber and Lyft have dampened much of the excitement around this year's IPOs. But analysts caution it may be too soon to make a call on WeWork.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 14, 2019

The Technology 202: The head of a Senate tech task force wants to focus on data privacy
Marsha Blackburn has some ideas.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 14, 2019

Warren calls for probe into whether FTC ‘misled' Americans into thinking they'd receive $125 from Equifax settlement
Not everyone is going to receive the money they might have expected out of a settlement between Equifax and state and federal regulators over its 2017 security breach -- and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is asking why.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 14, 2019

Your next Lyft ride may cost a little more
The ride-hailing giant says "price adjustments" have hit multiple cities post-IPO.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 14, 2019

YouTube discriminates against LGBT content by unfairly culling it, suit alleges
The Google-owned site's software targets gay and lesbian videos for takedowns, some creators say.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 14, 2019

YouTube's arbitrary standards: Stars keep making money even after breaking the rules
Moderators describe a chaotic workplace where exceptions for lucrative influencers are the norm.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 14, 2019

White House questions tech giants on ways to predict shootings from social media
The technology could serve as an early-warning system for potential attacks, White House officials proposed at the brainstorming session, perhaps compiling information from across social sites to identify attacks before they happen

Washington Post Tech
Aug 14, 2019

U.S. senators call on Google, Amazon and eBay to halt online gun accessory sales
Letters were sent to corporate CEOs after The Washington Post's discovery of ammunition and rifle magazines for sale online.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 14, 2019

Uber posts record loss of $5.2 billion in the wake of going public
The steep loss reflected the punishing realities of competing as a public company in the gig economy.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 14, 2019

Tumblr once sold for $1.1 billion. The owner of WordPress just bought the site for a fraction of that.
How did Tumblr — once a booming online start-up — get swallowed up by the owner of WordPress, another blogging giant and Tumblr's former rival?

Washington Post Tech
Aug 14, 2019

He got 2 million people to say they'd storm Area 51. Now he's planning an alien festival.
Hordes of strangers are expected to gather in the Nevada desert next month near a secretive government facility.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 14, 2019

Fortnite star Ninja left Twitch. Then the platform recommended porn to his followers.
Tyler Blevins, a.k.a "Ninja," alleged Twitch mishandled his dormant account after he moved to Microsoft's Mixer.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 14, 2019

Apple's new iPhone feature is good for your mental health | Department of Satire
Introducing ... Hide My iPhone.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 14, 2019

As summer camps turn on facial recognition, parents demand: More smiles, please
Debate may be raging about government uses of facial-recognition technology, but the technology already is an accepted part of Americans' everyday lives. Now hundreds of summer camps across the United States have tethered their rustic lakefronts to facial-recognition software, allowing parents an increasingly omniscient view into their kids' home away from home.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 14, 2019

Amazon's autonomous robots have started delivering packages in a new location: Southern California
After nearly eight months of knowledge-gathering street tests and thousands of successful deliveries, Amazon has announced that its delivery robots have begun delivering packages to customers in Irvine, Calif.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 14, 2019

‘Alexa, delete what I just said': How to manage voice recordings on your smart devices
Apple, Amazon and Google recently changed their policies after privacy concerns were raised.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 14, 2019

The Technology 202: Research into links between social media and mass shootings is lacking, experts say
They warn against knee-jerk policy reactions without data.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 14, 2019

The Technology 202: Senators concerned Epstein conspiracy theories play into Russia's hands
Moscow weaponized previous news events to sow division among Americans.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 14, 2019

Tesla on Autopilot bursts into flames after slamming into tow truck in Moscow, reports say
A Tesla using an advanced-driver assistance system slammed into the back of a tow truck while traveling on a Moscow highway over the weekend.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 14, 2019

Skepticism greets a White House meeting devoted to violent online extremism
The White House has invited tech giants including Facebook, Google and Twitter to a discussion Friday about the rise of violent online extremism, one of the Trump administration's first major engagements on the issue despite years of warnings that racial and ethnic animus on social media is linked to some of the country's deadliest attacks.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 14, 2019

The dangerous cycle that keeps conspiracy theories in the news — and Trump's tweets
Trump retweeted a conspiracy theory Saturday about the death of Jeffrey Epstein, turning baseless rumors into national news.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 14, 2019

The return of Mitch McConnell's campaign Twitter account
Twitter unlocked the Team Mitch account on Friday, two days after it shared a video of protestors screaming obscenities outside the Senate majority leader's home.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 14, 2019

How tech firms pulled the plug on 8chan
Technology companies ousted the 8chan message board as a client and "deplatformed" the site, effectively shutting it down after the El Paso shooting.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 06, 2019

In wake of shootings, Congress summons 8chan owner to testify
The anonymous message board remained offline Tuesday as its leadership faced new fire on multiple fronts.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 06, 2019

Google and Amazon list gun accessories for sale, in apparent violation of their own policies
Software algorithms are meant to catch and eliminate banned goods, but some items such as shotgun rounds slip through.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 06, 2019

The Technology 202: Social media experts are skeptical of Trump's plan to fight gun violence online
The administration missed other opportunities to address the problem.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 06, 2019

Trump accuses Google of anti-conservative bias without providing evidence
The president's tweets Tuesday morning came after a Fox News interview with an ex-Google engineer.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 06, 2019

Will taking down 8chan stop the worst people on the Internet?
The online board where three alleged mass shooters appeared to post manifestos thrived on extreme beliefs -- and mainstream attention

Washington Post Tech
Aug 06, 2019

8chan vowed to fight on, saying its ‘heartbeat is strong.' Then a tech firm knocked it offline.
Abandoned by a key partner for its "lawlessness" in the wake of mass shootings, the anonymous message board vowed to stay online, even as its posters threatened more bloodshed.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 06, 2019

Japan tests a ‘flying car' amid global race to win self-flying vehicles battle
Japanese electronics giant NEC tested its drone-like "flying car" prototype, which can hover over 10 feet.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 05, 2019

A flying car in Japan hovered above the ground for about a minute
It's the latest development in the global race to launch self-flying vehicles.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 05, 2019

A flying car in Japan hovered above the ground for about a minute.
It's the latest development in the global race to launch self-flying vehicles.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 05, 2019

Pinch, swipe, breathe. IPadOS makes iPads more functional, if you limber up your fingers.
The Post's Geoffrey A. Fowler guides you through the iPad finger yoga that makes the tablets function more like a laptop.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 05, 2019

New iPads make a strong back-to-school appeal. I'm still not sold.
Apple's iPadOS software update lets fingers do many complicated computer tasks. But students deserve a computer that does it all.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 04, 2019

As bystanders share videos of El Paso's violent aftermath, strangers online beg them to stop
Viral, sometimes live, videos of the wounded and dead after the El Paso shooting have prompted ethical questions about what we share online during a tragedy.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 04, 2019

Three mass shootings this year began with a hateful screed on 8chan. Its founder calls it a terrorist refuge in plain sight.
The suspected El Paso killer posted a racist manifesto to the anonymous extremist site. Now experts are worried that "targeted violence will become a meme itself."

Washington Post Tech
Aug 02, 2019

Did you say, ‘Hey, Siri'? Apple and Amazon curtail human review of voice recordings.
Apple said it is suspending its practice of employees reviewing voice recordings after privacy concerns.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 02, 2019

Brittany Kaiser's work with Cambridge Analytica helped elect Donald Trump. She's hoping the world will forgive her.
Brittany Kaiser first emerged in last year's Cambridge Analytica scandal as a seemingly nefarious figure, an insider steeped in the dark secrets of a new kind of voter manipulation powered by Facebook data. Now she's hoping the world will see her as a whistleblower.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 02, 2019

Did you say, ‘Hey, Siri'? Apple suspends review of voice recordings after privacy concerns.
Apple said it is suspending its practice of employees reviewing voice recordings after privacy concerns.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 02, 2019

How Lyft lost the trust of #DeleteUber women who thought it was ‘woke'
Stanford students have formed a whisper network of their interactions with Lyft drivers, who they say have made sexually explicit comments, sexual advances and crossed lines constituting clear harassment — threatening their safety and leaving lasting impacts on their mental health.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 02, 2019

These women say Lyft can't coast on #deleteuber any longer
Some riders want Lyft to do more to protect women from sexual misconduct

Washington Post Tech
Aug 02, 2019

‘Did someone forget to do the math?' Consumers, advocates rail against lowered Equifax cash payouts
The FTC said more than 4.5 million people visited the settlement site in the past week. The pool allotted for the payouts is capped at $31 million.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 02, 2019

After Trump cites Amazon concerns, Pentagon reexamines $10 billion JEDI cloud contract process
The 11th-hour Oval Office intervention comes just weeks before the winning bid was expected to be announced and has now left a major military priority up in the air.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 02, 2019

The Capital One hack couldn't have come at a worse time for Amazon's most profitable business
Amazon's cloud-computing unit was considered the front-runner in a race to secure a $10 billion Pentagon contract. Now that could be in trouble.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 01, 2019

The Technology 202: Did Andrew Yang succeed in stoking a debate on AI and universal basic income?
Yes and no. But he gets an A for effort.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 01, 2019

‘Wolfenstein: Youngblood': It's all about your friends
It's fun to play with a friend but, ultimately, it's like going to a restaurant where you know the service is fine and you wouldn't look for anything unusual.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 31, 2019

The Technology 202: Silicon Valley can breathe a sigh of relief after that Democratic debate
Tech companies largely escaped jabs despite Sanders and Warren's antitrust push.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 30, 2019

A lawmaker wants to end ‘social media addiction' by killing features that enable mindless scrolling
Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) has proposed a bill taking on Big Tech's techniques.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 30, 2019

Capital One looked to the cloud for security. But its own firewall couldn't stop a hacker.
On Monday, the company disclosed a data breach affecting 100 million credit card applications.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 30, 2019

The world is getting hotter. Can temperature-controlled clothing provide some relief?
Sony has introduced a new product called The Reon Pocket, which operates like a mobile air conditioner until that fits inside clothing.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 30, 2019

The Technology 202: Pete Buttigieg's status as Silicon Valley darling may complicate his gig economy crusade
He's targeting Uber, Lyft and Google in a new labor plan.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 29, 2019

Trump supporters cried social media suppression. Now they have more followers than ever.
The bemoaning of social media suppression has proved to be an incredible marketing opportunity — and a route to stardom — for Trump's right-wing provocateurs.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 29, 2019

Why crafty Internet trolls in the Philippines may be coming to a website near you
Once known as a call-center hub, the Philippines is now a clearinghouse for social media deception. And it's going global.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 29, 2019

Content moderators at YouTube, Facebook and Twitter see the worst of the web — and suffer silently
YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and other tech companies have tasked a workforce of contractors with reviewing suicides and massacres to decide if such content should remain online — and protect the firms' reputations.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 29, 2019

Facebook's latest profits show FTC fine is a blip
The record FTC settlement announced Wednesday raises questions about how the company will operate in the future.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 29, 2019

For Facebook's Zuckerberg, FTC settlement could bring a new era of accountability
Mark Zuckerberg's power within Facebook is virtually unchallenged as the company's co-founder, CEO and largest stockholder. An FTC settlement that requires Zuckerberg to personally attest to the company's privacy practices may bring an end to that.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 29, 2019

How Huawei found itself in the middle of the U.S.-China trade war
Huawei has found itself under intense scrutiny from the U.S. in the midst of trade talks with China. Why has the company become so controversial?

Washington Post Tech
Jul 29, 2019

A new autonomous delivery vehicle is designed to operate like a bicycle
In Ann Arbor, Mich., the creators of a new autonomous vehicle have designed their robot to operate on local streets — but more so like a bicycle than a car.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 29, 2019

‘Fortnite' is about to award its best players $30 million. What happens next is anyone's guess.
The fledgling "Fortnite" competitive scene has been as volatile, unpredictable, and maddening as its signature storm. And with the advent of the Fortnite World Cup, Epic Games has created a lightning rod that has attracted a world's worth of players, media attention and controversy.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 29, 2019

Amazon's profit edges higher as regulators scrutinize company's growing clout
The online retail giant reports results amid growing scrutiny from regulators and lawmakers.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 29, 2019

An Equifax hack settlement promises a $125 payout. The truth is more complicated.
There's a good chance you won't actually get the full $125. Here's why.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 29, 2019

Another front in the tensions between the U.S. and China: Space
NASA is working to determine the future of the aging International Space Station, whereas China is planning to launch a station of its own within the next few years.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 29, 2019

The Technology 202: Mueller testimony a reminder Congress hasn't passed bill targeting disinformation
The Honest Ads Act has been languishing.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 29, 2019

The Technology 202: Facebook's political woes aren't over. But Wall Street is unfazed.
The company's stock soared despite new antitrust probe.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 29, 2019

Sprint, T-Mobile receive merger approval from Justice Department
The $26 billion merger between T-Mobile and Sprint secured final approval on Friday from the Department of Justice, where regulators blessed the combination of the country's third- and fourth-largest wireless carriers after they agreed to sell off a critical portion of their business to Dish Network.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 29, 2019

Tesla loss shows perils of lower-priced Model 3
The electric car maker delivered a record 95,200 vehicles in the second quarter.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 29, 2019

Philippine workers are on the front lines of the battle to keep the Internet safe, but at what cost?
Silicon Valley correspondent Elizabeth Dwoskin speaks about The Washington Post's investigation into job conditions for content moderators in the Philippines.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 29, 2019

Samsung resurrects its folding phone three months after abruptly canceling its launch
Samsung's improved folding phone comes out in September

Washington Post Tech
Jul 29, 2019

Inside Chris Hughes's campaign to break up Facebook, the tech ‘monopoly' he helped create
Hughes, who left the social media giant in 2007 and cashed out his nearly $500 million worth of stock, has been making the rounds in the nation's capital to press the case for breaking up the social network.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 29, 2019

It's not just the Russians anymore as Iranians and others turn up disinformation efforts ahead of 2020 vote
It's not just Russia. Election disnformation experts say Iran and several other nations have developed substantial capacity to wage Russian-style information operations in the United States ahead of next year's election. That means American voters are likely to be targeted in the coming campaign season by more foreign disinformation than ever before.

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