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Washington Post Tech
May 23, 2022

11th Circuit blocks major provisions of Florida's social media law
The 11th Circuit decision sets up a likely Supreme Court showdown over state regulation of social media; the 5th Circuit has allowed a similar in Texas to go into effect.

Washington Post Tech
May 23, 2022

Raven Software employees await tally in landmark union vote
The vote is the culmination of efforts to unionize that began in December after 12 quality assurance testers were let go before the holidays.

Washington Post Tech
May 23, 2022

‘The Centennial Case: A Shijima Story' succeeds as a FMV whodunnit
It's more "Murder She Wrote" than "True Detective," but the game delivers a gripping, layered mystery.

Washington Post Tech
May 23, 2022

D.C. attorney general sues Zuckerberg over Cambridge Analytica scandal
The suit filed Monday morning accuses the CEO of Facebook parent company Meta of being directly involved in decision making that led to the Cambridge Analytica data privacy scandal.

Washington Post Tech
May 23, 2022

Is Amazon Prime worth it for you?
If you're paying for Amazon Prime, or considering signing up, use this quiz to find out how much that $139 a year actually gets you and if there are better deals.

Washington Post Tech
May 21, 2022

Inside Ukraine's new start-up life: Hallways, closets, bunkers
Nearly thee months into the war, the country's startup community is trying to rebound back to life, but they're still stuck in a war zone.

Washington Post Tech
May 20, 2022

Down two thrusters, Boeing's Starliner docks with space station
The docking with the International Space Station was still expected to happen at 7:10 p.m., but other problems have been detected beyond the two thrusters that failed during Thursday's launch.

Washington Post Tech
May 20, 2022

Tesla's stock price plummets as Twitter deal hangs in the balance
Tesla's stock — and Elon Musk's wealth — took a huge hit Friday, continuing a downward spiral and possibly imperiling the billionaire's deal to buy Twitter.

Washington Post Tech
May 20, 2022

How Twitch took down Buffalo shooter's stream in under two minutes
Twitch moved quickly where others faltered. The platform has turned a corner on moderation after a bumpy few years — but there's room to improve.

Washington Post Tech
May 20, 2022

Geoff Keighley teases what's to come at Summer Game Fest
Summer Game Fest is around the corner, and media entrepreneur Geoff Keighley has the answers for what to expect.

Washington Post Tech
May 20, 2022

Ask Help Desk: How to set up legacy contacts for your online accounts
How to set up legacy contacts for all your online accounts.

Washington Post Tech
May 20, 2022

AI may be searching you for guns the next time you go out in public
A Massachusetts company says it could help stop shootings like the Tops massacre in Buffalo. Its surveillance product is increasingly popular — and, critics say, problematic.

Washington Post Tech
May 19, 2022

Starliner enters orbit, headed to space station, but not without a glitch
Follow live coverage of Boeing's test of its Starliner capsule.

Washington Post Tech
May 19, 2022

For Boeing, third time's a charm for Starliner test, despite glitches
The capsule is on its way to the station three years after SpaceX flew its fist successful test.

Washington Post Tech
May 19, 2022

Starliner test launch live updates: Third time's a charm? Boeing hopes so.
Follow live coverage of Boeing's test of its Starliner capsule.

Washington Post Tech
May 19, 2022

Starliner enters orbit, headed to space station, in its first successful test
Follow live coverage of Boeing's test of its Starliner capsule.

Washington Post Tech
May 19, 2022

Justice Dept. says ‘good faith researchers' no longer will face hacking charges
The police recognizes the importance of cybersecurity research in the modern era.

Washington Post Tech
May 19, 2022

With explosive finale, ‘Halo' ends a dramatic yet uneven first season
The show so far has been a series of missed opportunities.

Washington Post Tech
May 19, 2022

The midterms are here. Critics say Facebook is already behind
Civic groups are calling on Facebook to ramp up enforcement against the "Big Lie," saying the social media giant isn't ready.

Washington Post Tech
May 19, 2022

The midterms are here. Critics say Facebook is already behind.
Civic groups are calling on Facebook to ramp up enforcement against the "big lie," saying the social media giant isn't ready.

Washington Post Tech
May 19, 2022

Coming soon to a phone near you: A new wave of accessibility tools
Smartphones and tablets are getting better at helping people with disabilities understand and interact with the world around them. Here's our guide to the accessibility features that are coming to your phone -- or the next one you buy.

Washington Post Tech
May 19, 2022

Boeing faces a major test in the do-over of its spaceflight attempt
Boeing has tried two times to laucnh its Starliner capsule to the International Space Station. Will the third try be the charm?

Washington Post Tech
May 18, 2022

What a racist massacre tells us about "free speech" online
At a time when Elon Musk and others are decrying Big Tech censorship, a racist massacre reminds us why content moderation matters.

Washington Post Tech
May 18, 2022

What a racist massacre tells us about free speech online
At a time when Elon Musk and others are decrying Big Tech censorship, a racist massacre reminds us why content moderation matters.

Washington Post Tech
May 18, 2022

Texas, 12 states fire back at tech industry in Supreme Court filings
The filing escalates a battle between Paxton and industry groups representing some of the country's most powerful social media firms, which have turned to the Supreme Court after a surprise ruling at the 5th Circuit court last week allowed the law to take effect.

Washington Post Tech
May 18, 2022

Riot Games invests in Aim Lab maker to build on training, mobile goals
The maker of "Valorant" and "League of Legends" is investing in the company behind the popular esports training software.

Washington Post Tech
May 18, 2022

‘Eternal Threads' is a walking sim where time travel feel like a chore
The characters are pretty dull, but they sure are horny.

Washington Post Tech
May 18, 2022

‘Eternal Threads' is a walking sim where time travel feels like a chore
The characters are pretty dull, but they sure are horny.

Washington Post Tech
May 18, 2022

How the Biden administration let right-wing attacks derail its disinformation efforts
Nina Jankowicz was the subject of online attacks from the moment she was named head of the newly created Disinformation Governance Board. Three weeks later, the Department of Homeland Security said the board's work would be "paused."

Washington Post Tech
May 18, 2022

Inside the race for a car battery that charges fast — and won't catch fire
Amid rising gas prices and climate change, car giants are in a fierce contest to perfect the solid-state battery, long viewed as a "holy grail" for electric vehicles.

Washington Post Tech
May 18, 2022

Future of Work: ‘The office as we know it is over,' Airbnb CEO says
Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky believes the future of work may mean the death of the office in its current form as more people opt for remote arrangements.

Washington Post Tech
May 18, 2022

Elon Musk, notorious Twitter troll, is now trolling Twitter itself
The stock price is plummeting, and executives are heading for the doors. Can the social media company withstand Musk's takeover bid?

Washington Post Tech
May 17, 2022

Elon Musk's latest Twitter bluster unlikely to earn fresh SEC scrutiny
Legal experts agree Musk is within his right to criticize the company, even if the goal is to depress its stock price, given that the concerns he is raising about fake accounts appear legitimate.

Washington Post Tech
May 17, 2022

Elon Musk's latest Twitter bluster unlikely to earn him fresh SEC scrutiny
Legal experts agree Musk is within his right to criticize the company, even if the goal is to depress its stock price, given that the concerns he is raising about fake accounts appear legitimate.

Washington Post Tech
May 17, 2022

Apple delays plan to require workers in the office three days a week
The tech giant also reinstates mask requirements for common areas, citing a rise in coronavirus cases.

Washington Post Tech
May 17, 2022

China cut tech exports to Russia after U.S.-led sanctions hit
China's technology exports to Russia have dropped significantly since U.S.-led sanctions took effect, U.S. says

Washington Post Tech
May 17, 2022

The best couch co-op games to play with friends
Some games are just better played sitting next to someone.

Washington Post Tech
May 17, 2022

Elon Musk says deal can't ‘move forward' until Twitter proves bot numbers
Musk says the $44 billion deal may be off unless Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal shows less than 5% of Twitter users are fake.

Washington Post Tech
May 17, 2022

Facebook quietly bankrolled small, grass-roots groups to fight its battles in Washington
By funding minority interest groups, conservative think tanks and small business groups American Edge creates the appearance of grassroots opposition to antitrust regulation, absent Facebook's fingerprints.

Washington Post Tech
May 17, 2022

Facebook quietly bankrolled small, grassroots groups to fight its battles in Washington
By funding minority interest groups, conservative think tanks and small business groups American Edge creates the appearance of grassroots opposition to antitrust regulation, absent Facebook's fingerprints.

Washington Post Tech
May 17, 2022

How Facebook quietly funded a war against regulation
By funding minority interest groups, conservative think tanks and small business groups American Edge creates the appearance of grassroots opposition to antitrust regulation, absent Facebook's fingerprints.

Washington Post Tech
May 17, 2022

Uber will order your hot dogs at games now. Getting a ride is harder.
Uber rolled out a suite of new offerings for wedding planners and sports enthusiasts. Meanwhile, customers are paying more and waiting longer for regular rides.

Washington Post Tech
May 17, 2022

Elon Musk says deal can't 'move forward' until Twitter proves bot numbers
Musk says the $44 billion deal may be off unless Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal shows less than 5% of Twitter users are fake.

Washington Post Tech
May 16, 2022

Elon Musk says he might try to renegotiate $44B Twitter deal for less
Musk comments that he could seek a lower price came just days after saying the Twitter deal is "temporarily on hold."

Washington Post Tech
May 16, 2022

Crypto's meltdown refocuses regulator attention on the industry
Crypto's meltdown last week, sparked in part by the implosion of a major stablecoin, has regulators refocusing on the need to craft federal rules for the industry.

Washington Post Tech
May 16, 2022

Only 22 people saw the Buffalo shooting live. Millions have seen it since.
The episode shows how little has changed in the three years since a live-streamed rampage at mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, showed how mass shooters can harness leading social platforms to make their carnage go viral.

Washington Post Tech
May 16, 2022

Only 22 saw the Buffalo shooting live. Millions have seen it since.
The episode shows how little has changed in the three years since a live-streamed rampage at mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, showed how mass shooters can harness leading social platforms to make their carnage go viral.

Washington Post Tech
May 16, 2022

PlayStation Plus will make an impressive debut with room to improve
Its lineup of classic games includes "Ico," "Syphon Filter" and the Sly Cooper series.

Washington Post Tech
May 16, 2022

‘Overwatch 2' is missing the original game's team-based charm
The "Overwatch 2" beta feels like any old shooter. That's a shame.

Washington Post Tech
May 16, 2022

After Roe v. Wade cat email gaffe, Sony and Insomniac plan donations
Neither Sony nor Insomniac plan to tweet about their donations, and Insomniac employees have been forbidden from mentioning either company on social media in the context of donations.

Washington Post Tech
May 16, 2022

Teens are flocking to new photo-sharing apps. Are they safe?
The photo-sharing apps LiveIn and Locket Widget have popped to the top of app charts in recent months. Like all social apps, these come with some safety risks. Here is what parents need to know.

Washington Post Tech
May 16, 2022

U.S. issues charges in first criminal cryptocurrency sanctions case
A U.S. judge disclosed the first criminal prosecution involving the attempted use of cryptocurrency to evade economic sanctions as American regulators race to stem the exploitation of virtual moneys.

Washington Post Tech
May 16, 2022

Elon Musk's free-speech agenda poses safety risks on global stage
Elon Musk's vow to restore free speech to Twitter is likely to be difficult to implement in the U.S. But it will be even more complicated abroad in places such as India.

Washington Post Tech
May 14, 2022

Elon Musk, the Twitter deal and his quest to save 'all life on Earth'
With each of his startups, the world's richest man has aimed to save humanity. He's also made billions.

Washington Post Tech
May 14, 2022

Elon Musk, the Twitter deal and his quest to save ‘all life on Earth'
With each of his startups, the world's richest man has aimed to save humanity. He's also made billions.

Washington Post Tech
May 14, 2022

Elon Musk's ever-expanding empire
The electric car and space mogul is venturing into a new realm with Twitter

Washington Post Tech
May 14, 2022

Twitter's bot problem likely won't be grounds for Musk to back out of deal
According to legal experts, the number of "bots," or inauthentic accounts, on Twitter's network, is not reason enough to get him out of acquiring the company. But he could use the concern that there are more bots than Twitter lets on as leverage to reopen negotiations. Twitter can still tell him to go pound sand.

Washington Post Tech
May 14, 2022

Twitter's bot problem not likely to enable Musk to back out of deal
According to legal experts, the number of "bots," or inauthentic accounts, on Twitter's network, is not reason enough to get him out of acquiring the company. But he could use the concern that there are more bots than Twitter lets on as leverage to reopen negotiations. Twitter can still tell him to go pound sand.

Washington Post Tech
May 13, 2022

Tech groups ask Supreme Court to block Texas social media law
NetChoice and the Computer & Communications Industry Association filed an emergency request for a stay, seeking to overturn an appeals court ruling that allowed Texas's social media law to take effect.

Washington Post Tech
May 13, 2022

Musk's question about bots is nothing new for Twitter
Elon Musk's question of how many Twitter accounts are really bots is nothing new for the social media platform.

Washington Post Tech
May 13, 2022

Followers are a valuable currency. Who should own them?
A new coalition of startups is calling on tech giants to stop holding followers hostage.

Washington Post Tech
May 13, 2022

Elon Musk says Twitter deal is on hold, putting bid on shaky ground
The Tesla chief executive later said he is still committed to the $44 billion deal.

Washington Post Tech
May 13, 2022

‘Halo Infinite' should have been delayed again. Season 2 is proof.
Longtime Halo fans have understood this since launch: "Halo Infinite" needed more than a year's delay.

Washington Post Tech
May 13, 2022

Crypto prices are tumbling. The future is murky.
Cryptocurrencies' prices have tumbled to near-historic lows, leaving experts to wonder what's next for these digital assets.

Washington Post Tech
May 13, 2022

Rivian sold Wall Street on an electric SUV. Then reality hit.
Rivian, the start-up maker of battery-powered SUVs and trucks with prices starting at around $80,000, was billed as the next Tesla and is backed by Amazon and Ford. Then it ran into supply chain disruptions, production delays and a recall.

Washington Post Tech
May 13, 2022

Musk doesn't own Twitter yet, but conservatives are racking up followers
Carlson's gain is one of several early signs that Musk's takeover is already shifting the dynamics of one of the most influential social networks in the country. A Washington Post analysis of hundreds of Twitter accounts found that right-leaning accounts, including Republican members of Congress, received a surge in followers since the deal was announced last month, even as their Democratic counterparts' followings flatline.

Washington Post Tech
May 13, 2022

NASA's Mars helicopter was supposed to fly five times. It's flown 28.
The helicopter was expected to make five flights over 31 days. It's made 28 over more than a year.

Washington Post Tech
May 13, 2022

Ask Help Desk: If I take a remote job, can I be forced into an office?
Employers are luring workers with remote and hybrid working arrangements. But what happens if the policy changes?

Washington Post Tech
May 13, 2022

Elon Musk tweeted that Twitter deal is temporarily on hold
The Tesla CEO tweeted early Friday that the Twitter acquisition deal was on hold pending an examination of bots on the site.

Washington Post Tech
May 12, 2022

Twitter CEO shakes up his leadership team — again
Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal ousts consumer product chief Kayvon Beykpour and revenue product chief Bruce Falck.

Washington Post Tech
May 12, 2022

How Twitter lost the celebs
From Justin Bieber to Lady Gaga, Twitter's most followed accounts have quieted over the years. Hollywood insiders say abuse and harassment are to blame — and Elon Musk probably won't help.

Washington Post Tech
May 12, 2022

Two top Twitter executives step down in management shakeup
Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal ousts consumer product chief Kayvon Beykpour and revenue product chief Bruce Falck.

Washington Post Tech
May 12, 2022

Senator introduces bill giving Big Tech its own federal watchdog
The bill represents a growing awareness that the federal government is consistently outmatched in resources and tech skills when examining massive Silicon Valley companies.

Washington Post Tech
May 12, 2022

Senator to introduce bill giving Big Tech its own federal watchdog
The bill represents a growing awareness that the federal government is consistently outmatched in resources and tech skills when examining massive Silicon Valley companies.

Washington Post Tech
May 12, 2022

Crypto's plummet tests the durability of a hype-driven industry
Collapsing cryptocurrency prices are forcing a reckoning for the high-flying sector.

Washington Post Tech
May 12, 2022

We the users want technology to work for us. Here are our demands.
Our columnist is tallying how technology fails us — and the ideas to make it better. What belongs on the list?

Washington Post Tech
May 12, 2022

I gave Instagram photos of my baby. Instagram returned fear.
Have you ever felt like recommendations on Instagram, TikTok or YouTube are dragging you down an unwanted rabbit hole? We the users need algorithm transparency and control.

Washington Post Tech
May 11, 2022

Sanctions forcing Russia to use appliance parts in military gear, U.S. says
U.S.-led sanctions are depriving Russia of technology, forcing it to use computer chips meant for refrigerators and dishwashers in some military equipment, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo said.

Washington Post Tech
May 11, 2022

Godzilla and Kong invade ‘Warzone' in new limited time mode
The iconic titans will prowl Caldera from May 11 to May 25.

Washington Post Tech
May 11, 2022

As Roe v. Wade repeal looms, video game industry stays mostly silent
In the wake of Roe v. Wade's likely repeal, most of the video game industry's biggest companies have remained quiet.

Washington Post Tech
May 11, 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
May 11, 2022

Google will take on Apple with a tablet and smartwatch of its own
For years, Google was content making smart home gadgets and the occasional smartphones. Not anymore.

Washington Post Tech
May 11, 2022

Google tweaks its products for new reality: Hybrid work
The tech giant's suite of productivity tools, called Google Workspace, is getting new features aimed at helping distributed workforces, the company announced at its annual developer conference, Google I/O.

Washington Post Tech
May 10, 2022

The iPod is finally dead. Long live the iPod.
Apple will sell its remaining stock of Mp3 players and kiss the age of the iPod goodbye. But a new generation of tech aficionados is working to prolong the iPod's legacy.

Washington Post Tech
May 10, 2022

Here's what FIFA's divorce with EA Sports means for video game fans
The video game company says gamers shouldn't worry: 'EA Sports FC' will look similar to the current series.

Washington Post Tech
May 10, 2022

The iPod: Gone but never forgotten
Apple will sell its remaining stock of Mp3 players and kiss the age of the iPod goodbye. But a new generation of tech aficionados is working to prolong the iPod's legacy.

Washington Post Tech
May 10, 2022

Twitter lawyer long weighed safety, free speech. Then Musk called her out.
Twitter's top lawyer, Vijaya Gadde, has been targeted by the right as Elon Musk seeks to take over the company. But insiders say she's not the "chief censor" critics imagine.

Washington Post Tech
May 10, 2022

‘Norco' is a sci-fi Deep South dystopia about mundane, corporate evils
"Norco" might be mired in the supernatural, but its villain's corporate face is all too realistic.

Washington Post Tech
May 10, 2022

Elon Musk says he would reverse Twitter ban on Donald Trump
Elon Musk, who is buying Twitter for $44 billion, said he would restore former president Donald Trump to the social media platform. Trump was permanently banned following the events of Jan. 6.

Washington Post Tech
May 10, 2022

‘Trek to Yomi' is a decent samurai descendant of ‘Prince of Persia'
Don't expect a meaty action game; instead, stick around for a striking, black-and-white, classic samurai cinema greatest hits compilation.

Washington Post Tech
May 10, 2022

Some voice mails are unspeakably precious. Here's how to save them.
If you're one of the many people who have treasured voice mails locked away on your phone, please: Take a few moments to save them elsewhere, just in case. Thankfully, most smartphones make the process easy.

Washington Post Tech
May 10, 2022

Amid global chaos, the tech industry takes a rare tumble
Tech companies, usually a bright spot in the global economy, are reeling amid skyrocketing inflation, the war in Ukraine and interest rate hikes.

Washington Post Tech
May 10, 2022

Here's what Elon Musk has said about his plans for Twitter
Elon Musk has said he wants to promote free speech on Twitter and open up the algorithm to increase transparency. Here's what else he has shared about his plans for Twitter.

Washington Post Tech
May 09, 2022

Tinder parent company sues Google over app store fees
Match Group, the owner of dating apps including Tinder, is suing Google over the fees it charges developers that take payments through their apps.

Washington Post Tech
May 09, 2022

Raven Software prepares for union vote following months-long campaign
Raven QA testers must submit their ballots by May 20. Many have already received their ballots in the mail and voted.

Washington Post Tech
May 09, 2022

Knotwords is a sudoku-style word puzzle for Wordle and crossword fans
In this crossword-style puzzle, the grid patterns themselves are the clues.

Washington Post Tech
May 09, 2022

Twitter's top lawyer long weighed safety and free speech. Then Elon Musk called her out.
Twitter's top lawyer Vijaya Gadde has been targeted by the right as Elon Musk seeks to take over the company. But insiders say she's not the ‘chief censor' critics imagine.

Washington Post Tech
May 09, 2022

Clearview AI to stop selling facial recognition tool to private firms
Clearview AI has agreed to stop providing its facial recognition software to private businesses in the United States.

Washington Post Tech
May 09, 2022

She's in charge of Twitter safety. Her days there may be numbered.
Twitter's top lawyer Vijaya Gadde has been targeted by the right as Elon Musk seeks to take over the company. But insiders say she's not the ‘chief censor' critics imagine.

Washington Post Tech
May 08, 2022

Musk says he will ban Twitter spam bots, but he has been a beneficiary
Elon Musk has promised to rid Twitter of bots. But he's been the frequent beneficiary of bot accounts.

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