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New York Times Tech
May 27, 2022

The S.E.C. Sent a Letter to Musk About His Twitter Shares in April
The regulator questioned whether the Tesla chief executive had disclosed his stake at the right time.

New York Times Tech
May 27, 2022

How Influencers Hype Crypto, Without Disclosing Their Financial Ties
Logan Paul, Paul Pierce and other celebrities have promoted risky and obscure digital currencies, sometimes failing to mention their conflicts of interest.

New York Times Tech
May 27, 2022

Accused of Cheating by an Algorithm, and a Professor She Had Never Met
An unsettling glimpse at the digitization of education.

New York Times Tech
May 26, 2022

TikTok's Amber Heard Hate Machine
Television turned the celebrity trial into a 24-hour tabloid spectacle. Social media made it into a sport.

New York Times Tech
May 26, 2022

Substack Drops Fund-Raising Efforts as Market Sours
Amid an industrywide downturn, venture investors are preaching austerity and halting new deals, particularly for companies that have spent aggressively on growth.

New York Times Tech
May 26, 2022

A Face Search Engine Anyone Can Use Is Alarmingly Accurate
PimEyes is a paid service that finds photos of a person from across the internet, including some the person may not want exposed. "We're just a tool provider," its owner said.

New York Times Tech
May 26, 2022

Internet Drama in Canada. (Really.)
We all need great internet service, but it doesn't happen by accident.

New York Times Tech
May 26, 2022

Broadcom to Acquire VMware in $61 Billion Enterprise Computing Deal
The resulting combination of chip company and software maker would be one of the most important suppliers of technology to the cloud computing market.

New York Times Tech
May 25, 2022

Twitter Fined in Privacy Settlement, as Musk Commits More Equity for Deal
Twitter did not do enough to tell its users that the personal data it had collected was used partly to help marketers target ads, the F.T.C. and Justice Department said.

New York Times Tech
May 25, 2022

Debunking 3 Viral Rumors About the Texas Shooting
False and unfounded claims started to spread online shortly after the killings.

New York Times Tech
May 25, 2022

Digital Threads Between the U.S. and China
Chinese trends have shaped online experiences for Americans, and U.S. tech companies have inspired those in China.

New York Times Tech
May 25, 2022

Twitter's Chief Tries Staying the Course as Elon Musk Upends Plans
Parag Agrawal, Twitter's chief executive, is grappling with a takeover where nobody "would want to be in those shoes."

New York Times Tech
May 25, 2022

‘Quantum Internet' Inches Closer With Advance in Data Teleportation
Scientists have improved their ability to send quantum information across distant computers — and have taken another step toward the network of the future.

New York Times Tech
May 25, 2022

I Tried Apple's Self-Repair Program With My iPhone. Disaster Ensued.
Apple's do-it-yourself tools and instructions are far from ideal for most of us. I know this because I broke my phone trying to use them.

New York Times Tech
May 24, 2022

These Investors Are Putting $1 Billion Into Trump Media
A draft document contains the names of dozens of hedge funds and others behind the $1 billion private investment announced in December.

New York Times Tech
May 24, 2022

An American Comeback on Amazon
Chinese merchants have been huge on Amazon. But now we're seeing the trend reverse.

New York Times Tech
May 24, 2022

Jen Psaki Joins MSNBC as a Host and Commentator
Ms. Psaki, President Biden's first press secretary, left her job at the White House this month.

New York Times Tech
May 24, 2022

Why Isn't New Technology Making Us More Productive?
Innovations like cloud computing and artificial intelligence are hailed as engines of a coming productivity revival. But a broad payoff across the economy has been elusive.

New York Times Tech
May 24, 2022

6 Podcasts About the Dark Side of the Internet
These shows tap into the dangers of our wired life, exploring cybercrime, cryptocurrency and the many flavors of horror that lurk on the dark web.

New York Times Tech
May 24, 2022

Interested in Solar Panels? Here Is Some Advice.
Buying a solar energy system can be expensive and confusing. Here are some things to think about if you are in the market for solar panels.

New York Times Tech
May 24, 2022

Why Has the CPI Inflation Calculation Changed Over Time?
As prices soar, some critics are raising doubts about the official inflation figures. But many economists say the figures are an accurate snapshot of rising prices.

New York Times Tech
May 23, 2022

SpaceX Executive Defends Elon Musk Against Misconduct Accusations
Gwynne Shotwell, SpaceX's president and chief operating officer, addressed sexual harassment allegations against Mr. Musk in a company email last week.

New York Times Tech
May 23, 2022

SpaceX executive defends Elon Musk against misconduct accusations.
Gwynne Shotwell, SpaceX's president and chief operating officer, addressed sexual harassment allegations against Mr. Musk in a company email last week.

New York Times Tech
May 23, 2022

Snap Says It Will Miss Earnings Goals Because of Economic Challenges
Snap's announcement comes amid a slowdown for tech start-ups, as venture capital funding has fallen and young companies have been cutting costs and laying off employees.

New York Times Tech
May 23, 2022

Google Maps Workers Say They Can't Afford the Trip Back to the Office
The contract workers are resisting a plan to resume in-person work, citing health concerns and commuting costs.

New York Times Tech
May 23, 2022

Airbnb Shuts Down Its Business in China, Removing 150,000 Listings
The home rental service is the last remaining large U.S. internet business in China.

New York Times Tech
May 23, 2022

Workers at an Activision studio vote to unionize, a first for the gaming industry.
The new union affects only a small group of workers — 28 quality assurance workers at Activision's Raven studio.

New York Times Tech
May 23, 2022

Meta Will Give Researchers More Information on Political Ad Targeting
Academics and journalists will be able to see more data about the way political ads are used to target users across Facebook and Instagram.

New York Times Tech
May 23, 2022

The Era of Borderless Data Is Ending
Nations are accelerating efforts to control data produced within their perimeters, disrupting the flow of what has become a kind of digital currency.

New York Times Tech
May 23, 2022

Tridge Is Providing a Middleman Service for Global Food Trade
The Korean start-up Tridge is working to create a network for buyers and sellers, collecting valuable data in the process.

New York Times Tech
May 23, 2022

Russian-Speakers in Tech Rebuild Their Lives in San Francisco
They moved from Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and other countries for jobs in the technology industry. Now they are joined by friends fleeing war and repression.

New York Times Tech
May 23, 2022

Russian-Speaking Technologists Rebuild Their Lives in San Francisco
They moved from Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and other countries for jobs in the technology industry. Now they are joined by friends fleeing war and repression.

New York Times Tech
May 23, 2022

Activision Employees to Cast Union Vote
Employees at a company subsidiary complain about long hours and low pay. On Monday, they could vote to form the first union at a big U.S. gaming company.

New York Times Tech
May 20, 2022

Tesla's Aura Dims as Its Plunging Stock Highlights the Risks It Faces
Production problems in China and Elon Musk's pursuit of Twitter are leading investors to wonder whether the electric car company is worth as much as they thought.

New York Times Tech
May 20, 2022

Big Tech Is Getting Clobbered on Wall Street. It's a Good Time for Them.
Flush with cash, Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Microsoft and Google are positioned to emerge from a downturn stronger and more powerful. As usual.

New York Times Tech
May 20, 2022

Even Among Corporate Raiders, Elon Musk Is a Pirate
The world of deal making has always been rough and tumble. But Mr. Musk blows any predecessors away.

New York Times Tech
May 19, 2022

Facebook Has Been Monetizing Searches for the Buffalo Shooting Video
The company relies on automated systems to spot violent content, but people are still uploading and sharing the Buffalo video.

New York Times Tech
May 19, 2022

WhatsApp Adds Commercial Services as Meta Seeks More Revenue
For a fee, the app will allow businesses to build a custom dashboard so they can chat with customers and offer customer services more easily.

New York Times Tech
May 19, 2022

Has the Crypto Crash Hurt Your Investments? We Want to Hear About It.
Tell us about your experiences in the volatile crypto market.

New York Times Tech
May 19, 2022

Livestreams of Mass Shootings: From Buffalo to New Zealand
Dozens of recordings of a 2019 massacre in Christchurch, New Zealand, remain online, in a sobering reminder of the internet's permanence.

New York Times Tech
May 19, 2022

The Enduring Afterlife of a Mass Shooting's Livestream Online
Dozens of recordings of a 2019 massacre in Christchurch, New Zealand, remain online, in a sobering reminder of the internet's permanence.

New York Times Tech
May 19, 2022

Chinese Hackers Tried to Steal Russian Defense Data, Report Says
The campaign detailed by a cybersecurity firm highlights Beijing's increasingly sophisticated tactics to spy on an array of targets, including countries it considers friends.

New York Times Tech
May 19, 2022

Fentanyl Tainted Pills Cause Drug Fatalities Among Youth to Soar
The soaring drug fatalities in the U.S. are being fueled partly by fentanyl-tainted pills bought by teenagers and young adults on Snapchat, Instagram, TikTok and other social media apps.

New York Times Tech
May 19, 2022

Seeking Pills, Young People Head to Social Media, With Deadly Results
The soaring drug fatalities in the U.S. are being fueled partly by fentanyl-tainted pills bought by teenagers and young adults on Snapchat, Instagram, TikTok and other social media apps.

New York Times Tech
May 18, 2022

DHS Suspends Its New Disinformation Board, Following Criticism
The Department of Homeland Security suspended the work of a panel focused on the subject of disinformation. The group had provoked accusations of government overreach.

New York Times Tech
May 18, 2022

Sustainability Index Drops Tesla, Prompting Insult from Musk
S&P cited racial discrimination claims in deciding to exclude the electric carmaker from a listing of socially responsible companies.

New York Times Tech
May 18, 2022

How a Trash-Talking Crypto Founder Caused a $40 Billion Crash
Do Kwon, a South Korean entrepreneur, hyped the Luna and TerraUSD cryptocurrencies. Their failures have devastated some traders, though not the investment firms that cashed out early.

New York Times Tech
May 18, 2022

How a Trash-Talking Crypto Bro Caused a $40 Billion Crash
Do Kwon, a South Korean entrepreneur, hyped the Luna and TerraUSD cryptocurrencies. Their failures have devastated some traders, though not the investment firms that cashed out early.

New York Times Tech
May 18, 2022

China's Internet Censors Try a New Trick: Revealing Users' Locations
The rapidly expanding practice, which authorities say helps combat disinformation from abroad, has fueled a whole new type of online battle.

New York Times Tech
May 17, 2022

Elephants in Mourning Spotted on YouTube by Scientists
It is difficult to catch Asian elephants responding to deaths of herd members in the wild, but online videos helped researchers observe the behavior.

New York Times Tech
May 17, 2022

Russian Hacking Cartel Attacks Costa Rican Government Agencies
Experts who track the hackers' actions said the group had recently begun to shift its focus to countries in Central and South America, perhaps as retaliation against nations that have supported Ukraine.

New York Times Tech
May 17, 2022

All Those Celebrities Pushing Crypto Are Not So Vocal Now
Crypto boosters such as Matt Damon, Reese Witherspoon and Gwyneth Paltrow have been criticized for hyping virtual currency without highlighting the risks.

New York Times Tech
May 17, 2022

Apple Delays and Modifies Its Return to Office Plans
The news was welcomed by an employee group worried about growing coronavirus rates.

New York Times Tech
May 17, 2022

Elon Musk Says Twitter Deal ‘Cannot Move Forward' in Current State
Mr. Musk called on Twitter to provide more data about the number of spam and fake accounts on the social media site.

New York Times Tech
May 17, 2022

Start-Ups Flock to WeWork, Trellis and Other Low-Commitment Spaces
The pandemic's arrival turned spaces like WeWork into ghost towns. Now people are lining up for low-commitment offices, and providers are working to sustain that trend.

New York Times Tech
May 17, 2022

Your Bosses Could Have a File on You, and They May Misinterpret It
Some private companies are keeping tabs on employees with systems that may rely on questionable behavioral science foundations.

New York Times Tech
May 16, 2022

Elon Musk Says a Lower Price for Twitter Is ‘Not Out of the Question'
Mr. Musk has been creating confusion around whether the Twitter deal will close, causing the social media company's share price to fall.

New York Times Tech
May 16, 2022

After Buffalo Shooting Video Spreads, Social Platforms Face Questions
Gunmen say they are influenced by online screeds and broadcasts of past shootings. Do social media sites have a responsibility to rein in hateful and violent content?

New York Times Tech
May 16, 2022

The ‘E-Pimps' of OnlyFans
Clever marketers have figured out how easy it is to simulate online intimacy at scale, ventriloquizing alluring models with cheap, offshore labor.

New York Times Tech
May 15, 2022

The Tesla Effect: Snowmobiles, Boats and Mowers Go Electric
They're quieter and better for the climate. But snow and water create new technological challenges for designers.

New York Times Tech
May 14, 2022

Sam Bankman-Fried, Crypto Billionaire, Wants Washington to Follow His Lead
Sam Bankman-Fried is a studiously disheveled billionaire who made a fortune overseeing trades that are too risky for the U.S. market. Now he wants Washington to follow his lead.

New York Times Tech
May 14, 2022

Will Crypto Play a Role in Funding Abortion Access?
Activists and nonprofits are considering digital currencies as a way to raise funds. But can they really do anything other payment methods can't?

New York Times Tech
May 14, 2022

Will Cryptocurrency Play a Role in Funding Abortion Access?
Activists and nonprofits are considering digital currencies as a way to raise funds. But can they really do anything other payment methods can't?

New York Times Tech
May 13, 2022

Elon Musk Says His Takeover of Twitter Is ‘On Hold.'
Mr. Musk said he wanted to confirm Twitter's findings that spam and fake accounts make up less than 5 percent of its users.

New York Times Tech
May 13, 2022

Trump's banishment from Facebook and Twitter: A timeline.


New York Times Tech
May 12, 2022

Cryptocurrencies Melt Down in a ‘Perfect Storm' of Fear and Panic
A steep sell-off that gained momentum this week starkly illustrated the risks of the experimental and unregulated digital currencies.

New York Times Tech
May 12, 2022

Appeals Court Revives Texas Law Targeting Social Media Companies
The law, prompted by complaints from conservatives, allows people to sue large online platforms that remove posts expressing a particular viewpoint.

New York Times Tech
May 12, 2022

F.B.I. Told Israel It Wanted Pegasus Hacking Tool for Investigations
A 2018 letter from the bureau to the Israeli government is the clearest documentary evidence to date that the agency weighed using the spyware for law enforcement operations.

New York Times Tech
May 12, 2022

The Messy Progress on Data Privacy
America still doesn't have a federal data privacy law. But look what we have found — hope!

New York Times Tech
May 12, 2022

Two Twitter Leaders Are Leaving Company Following Musk Deal
An internal memo shared with employees said that the platform's general manager and general manager for revenue would be departing.

New York Times Tech
May 12, 2022

Rivian shares surge after the E.V. maker affirms its 2022 production goal.
The company encountered supply-chain problems and investor concern after its initial public offering last year gave it a huge market value.

New York Times Tech
May 12, 2022

The Milky Way's Black Hole Comes to Light
The Event Horizon Telescope has once again caught sight of the "unseeable."

New York Times Tech
May 12, 2022

Why Union Efforts at Starbucks Have Spread Further Than at Amazon
Why has the union campaign spread so much further at the coffee chain than at the e-commerce giant?

New York Times Tech
May 12, 2022

A Union Blitzed Starbucks. At Amazon, It's a Slog.
Why has the union campaign spread so much further at the coffee chain than at the e-commerce giant?

New York Times Tech
May 12, 2022

GM's Mary Barra Has a Plan to Win the Electric Vehicle Race
The General Motors chief says efficiencies, innovations and learning from mistakes will allow her company to become a leader in electric vehicles.

New York Times Tech
May 12, 2022

Has the Milky Way's Black Hole Come to Light?
The Event Horizon Telescope reaches again for a glimpse of the "unseeable."

New York Times Tech
May 11, 2022

Instacart Takes a Big Step Toward a Public Offering
After a year of turmoil, the company said it plans to test the waters on Wall Street despite investors' cooling on technology stocks.

New York Times Tech
May 11, 2022

Google's I/O Conference Offers Modest Vision of the Future
Artificial intelligence is being woven into an array of the company's products. But the change — for now — is subtle.

New York Times Tech
May 11, 2022

Disney Added 7.9 Million Subscribers Last Quarter
New releases like Pixar's "Turning Red" helped the service surpass analyst estimates for new subscribers globally.

New York Times Tech
May 11, 2022

Rivian affirms its 2022 E.V. production goal despite supply problems.
The electric-vehicle maker's stock has fallen sharply after its initial public offering last year gave it a huge market value.

New York Times Tech
May 11, 2022

New F.T.C. Majority Gives Lina Khan a Chance to Push an Aggressive Agenda
The confirmation of a third Democrat creates an opportunity for Lina Khan, the Federal Trade Commission's chair, to advance efforts to rein in corporate power.

New York Times Tech
May 11, 2022

The Good News About Food Delivery
Delivery apps are making fresh food available to millions who couldn't have easily gotten it otherwise.

New York Times Tech
May 11, 2022

Bitcoin Is Increasingly Acting Like Just Another Tech Stock
The cryptocurrency's plunging value has mirrored losses in the Nasdaq, a benchmark that's weighted toward tech stocks.

New York Times Tech
May 11, 2022

How to ‘Romanticize Your Life'
A trend that took off early in the pandemic encourages people to appreciate life's simple pleasures, a philosophy that resonates just as strongly two years later.

New York Times Tech
May 11, 2022

FIFA and EA Sports End Video Game Partnership
The demise of a relationship that produced one of the most popular games of all time will mean risks for soccer's governing body but few changes for consumers.

New York Times Tech
May 11, 2022

Fear and Loathing Return to Tech Start-Ups
Workers are dumping their stock, companies are cutting costs, and layoffs abound as troubling economic forces hit tech start-ups.

New York Times Tech
May 10, 2022

Russia Was Behind Cyberattack in Run-Up to Ukraine War, Investigation Finds
The February attack rattled Pentagon officials and private industry because it revealed new vulnerabilities in global communications systems.

New York Times Tech
May 10, 2022

Apple Stops Production of iPods, After Nearly 22 Years
After nearly 22 years, Apple is stopping production of the devices that changed consumer electronics and led to the creation of the iPhone.

New York Times Tech
May 10, 2022

BeReal Photo-Sharing App Is the Right Kind of Boring
In its infancy, the app feels more like a game or a group activity than a full-fledged social platform. Can that feeling last?

New York Times Tech
May 10, 2022

Elon Musk Would Reverse Twitter's Ban on Trump
The former president has said he would not rejoin the platform.

New York Times Tech
May 10, 2022

Our In-Person Shopping Hurts Big Tech
We're now buying less online than many had predicted, and it's throwing tech companies and the economy for a loop.

New York Times Tech
May 10, 2022

FIFA and EA Sports End Their Two-Decade Partnership
The demise of a relationship that produced one of the most popular games of all time will mean risks for soccer's governing body but few changes for its players.

New York Times Tech
May 10, 2022

Bolt Built $11 Billion Business With Inflated Metrics and Eager Investors
The start-up has had a meteoric rise, thanks to its charismatic co-founder, Ryan Breslow. But he sometimes stretched the truth to get there.

New York Times Tech
May 10, 2022

Bolt Built $11 Billion Payments Business With Inflated Metrics and Eager Investors
The start-up has had a meteoric rise, thanks to its charismatic co-founder, Ryan Breslow. But he sometimes stretched the truth to get there.

New York Times Tech
May 10, 2022

Netflix Tells Employees Ads May Come by the End of 2022
Executives said they were aiming to introduce an ad-supported, lower-priced subscription tier in the last three months of the year, sooner than originally indicated.

New York Times Tech
May 10, 2022

For Tens of Millions of Americans, the Good Times Are Right Now
Their houses are piggy banks, their retirement accounts are up and their bosses are eager to please. When the boom ends, everything will change.

New York Times Tech
May 09, 2022

Clearview AI Settles Suit and Agrees to Limits on Facial Recognition Database
The facial recognition software maker is largely prohibited from selling its database of photos to private companies.

New York Times Tech
May 07, 2022

Hear the Weird Sounds of a Black Hole Singing
As part of an effort to "sonify" the cosmos, researchers have converted the pressure waves from a black hole into an audible … something.

New York Times Tech
May 06, 2022

Inside Elon Musk's Big Plans for Twitter
Here's what Mr. Musk is projecting for Twitter's finances over the next few years, according to a pitch deck he presented to investors.

New York Times Tech
May 06, 2022

NLRB Finds Merit in Union Accusations Against Amazon and Starbucks
Workers had accused the companies of unlawful behavior during recent union campaigns.

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