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Washington Post Tech
Apr 18, 2024

Meta's AI chatbot is coming to social media. Misinformation may come with it.
As MetaAI rolls into Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp, experts warn the conversational chatbot could spread falsehoods and biased results online

Washington Post Tech
Apr 18, 2024

The AI hype bubble is deflating. Now comes the hard part.
The AI hype bubble is deflating. Now comes the hard part.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 18, 2024

Widespread 911 outages hit several states
Emergency phone services were disrupted across South Dakota and in parts of Nebraska, Nevada and Texas, local officials said. It is not clear what caused the outages.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 18, 2024

The right shortcuts can give your iPhone superpowers. Here's how.
Take the pain out of tedious tasks with Apple's Shortcuts app.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 18, 2024

Having remade Twitter, Elon Musk takes his speech fight global
The X owner's dispute over disinformation with a Brazilian judge could influence social media use everywhere.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 18, 2024

Having remade Twitter, Musk takes his speech fight global
The X owner's dispute over disinformation with a Brazilian judge could influence social media use everywhere.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 18, 2024

Google just fired 28 employees who protested its contract with Israel
After employees held sit-ins at Google offices in New York City and California, nine were arrested, and 28 were fired.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 17, 2024

From work devices to resumes: Resources to help you navigate a layoff
With Google and Amazon announcing layoffs, more could be on the horizon. So spruce up your résumé and prepare for your next interview.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 17, 2024

From work devices to résumés: Resources to help you navigate a layoff
With Google and Amazon announcing layoffs, more could be on the horizon. So spruce up your résumé and prepare for your next interview.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 17, 2024

Google will provide AI to the military for disaster response
The National Guard will soon use the tech giant's image-recognition AI to scan images of disaster zones and help prioritize its response.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 16, 2024

Google workers arrested after protesting company's work with Israel
Tech workers are escalating their protests against sales to Israel as the war in Gaza continues.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 16, 2024

Google workers stage sit-ins to protest company's work with Israel
Tech workers are escalating their protests against sales to Israel as the war in Gaza continues.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 16, 2024

What's with all the black-and-white logos for apps?
The apps have gone goth — but by trying to stand out they end up blending together.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 16, 2024

TikTok is obsessed with ... premium-grade industrial glycine from China?
The earnest ads from the Donghua Jinlong factory have unexpectedly spawned memes and parodies, embodying Gen Z's surreal sense of humor. The company is "baffled."

Washington Post Tech
Apr 16, 2024

Amazon HQ2 was supposed to add jobs last year. It shed them instead.
The downturn in hiring marks another setback in the boost Amazon had initially promised with its HQ2 in Northern Virginia amid a squeeze in the tech industry.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 16, 2024

They criticized Israel. This Twitter account upended their lives.
Since Oct. 7, StopAntisemitism's Twitter account has flagged hundreds of people who have criticized Israel's actions in Gaza. Many were swiftly fired.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 15, 2024

How to leave a bad online review without being a jerk
Tech has changed our etiquette. Here's what business owners say separates constructive criticism from the mean-spirited peanut gallery on sites like Yelp, TripAdvisor and Google reviews.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 15, 2024

SpaceX could finally face competition. It may be too late.
Elon Musk's space venture may finally be facing a space industry that is poised to challenge SpaceX on a number of fronts.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 15, 2024

U.S. gives Samsung $6.4 billion to build chip factories in Texas
The subsidy is the latest wave of funding in the Biden administration's ongoing efforts to bring advanced computer chip-making capacity back to the U.S.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 15, 2024

U.S. gives Samsung $6.4 billion to build new chip factories in Texas
The subsidy is the latest wave of funding in the Biden administration's ongoing efforts to bring advanced computer chip-making capacity back to the U.S.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 14, 2024

Small-time investors in Trump's Truth Social reckon with stock collapse
Trump Media shareholders have voiced doubt and fury over the company's plunging price. Some said they had invested thousands to show Trump their faith and support.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 13, 2024

Which colors look best on you? These tech tools claim to know.
Thanks to TikTok, the 1980s color analysis phenomenon is back — this time with help from AI.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 13, 2024

This senator wants a privacy law. She's been one of its biggest obstacles.
Democratic Sen. Maria Cantwell is closing in on a historic online privacy law, but many aides say she's been one of its biggest obstacles for years.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 13, 2024

This senator wants an online privacy law. She's slowed efforts for years.
Democratic Sen. Maria Cantwell is closing in on a historic online privacy law, but many aides say she's been one of its biggest obstacles for years.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 12, 2024

Internet service has ‘nutrition labels' now. Here's how to use them.
Finally if imperfectly, you are getting information power over one of America's least empowering consumer products.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 11, 2024

U.S. says recent Microsoft breach exposed federal agencies to hacking
U.S. agencies were told to change log-ins and passwords.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 11, 2024

The future of AI will run on Amazon, company CEO says
Amazon CEO Andy Jassy says the company is positioned to dominate generative AI despite its recent pullback on ambitious cashierless checkout technology and widespread views that it is behind in the next great tech race.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 11, 2024

Apple will approve used parts in iPhone repairs, in long-awaited reversal
Starting this fall, you may be able to pay less for a fully functioning fix if you have an iPhone 15 or newer.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 11, 2024

A drone factory in Utah is at the epicenter of anti-China fervor
U.S. drone makers are hoping to break China's hold on the U.S. market.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 11, 2024

I've been living with a $699 AI Pin on my chest. You probably shouldn't.
Humane's Pin is one of the first dedicated AI gadgets out there, but it's as frustrating as it is fascinating.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 10, 2024

Content creators ask Meta to reverse politics limits on Instagram, Threads
Meta announced in February that it no longer would recommend content about politics and social issues on the two social media platforms.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 10, 2024

Gen Z workers can take criticism. You're just phrasing it wrong.
Young workers want feedback at work and lots of it. But if you deliver it rin the wrong ways, it could backfire.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 10, 2024

New FCC rule requires internet service providers to display fees
The new policy is intended to allow consumers to easily find and compare costs.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 09, 2024

Funding shortfall forces FCC to slash monthly broadband benefits in May
Some Americans could see federal subsidies for internet service cut in half, and others may not receive any benefit at all.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 09, 2024

This is the most consequential technology in America
This is America's most popular social app by a mile, the top way to listen to music, the healthiest economy on the internet and essential AI training fuel.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 09, 2024

This is the most important app in America
This is America's most popular social app by a mile, the top way to listen to music, the healthiest economy on the internet and essential AI training fuel.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 09, 2024

OpenAI prepares to fight for its life as legal troubles mount
OpenAI is playing defense amid a rush of lawsuits, investigations and potential legislation that threaten its goal of building the world's most powerful AI.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 08, 2024

Tesla settles lawsuit over 2018 crash that killed Apple engineer
Tesla avoided a lengthy jury trial over what role its technology may have played in the crash.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 08, 2024

Tesla settles suit over 2018 Autopilot crash that killed Apple engineer
Tesla avoided a lengthy jury trial over what role its technology may have played in the crash.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 08, 2024

Tesla settles case over fatal 2018 crash of an Apple engineer
Telsa avoided a lengthy jury trial over what role its technology may have played in the crash.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 08, 2024

How to take a good photo of the solar eclipse on your phone
Taking pictures of this year's stunning total eclipse shouldn't be too hard — as long as you're prepared. Here's what you need to do.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 08, 2024

Meet the 25-year-old who TikToked his way onto RFK's campaign team
Kennedy has a bigger audience on TikTok than Biden or Trump.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 08, 2024

Russian trolls target U.S. support for Ukraine, Kremlin documents show
In a campaign stoking anti-Ukraine sentiment in the U.S., Russia-directed trolls have written thousands of fabricated news articles and social media posts.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 08, 2024

Biden administration announces major expansion for Ariz. chip facility
$6.6 billion will go to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., which is already building two plants in the state and now will construct a third,

Washington Post Tech
Apr 08, 2024

Elon Musk challenges Brazilian judge over order to block X accounts
Musk called for the resignation of Justice Alexandre de Moraes, who has spearheaded a crackdown on misinformation, hate speech and incitement.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 07, 2024

Lawmakers unveil sprawling plan to expand online privacy protections
Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) announced a major breakthrough in the decades-long fight to address online privacy.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 07, 2024

Truth Social lost $58 million last year. Here's who made money anyway.
Trump's social network generated just $4 million in revenue last year, but the company's leaders stand to make millions in salaries, bonuses and stock.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 07, 2024

In 2018 crash, Tesla's Autopilot just followed the lane lines
Depositions in a civil case over a fatal 2018 crash -- set for trial this week -- provide insights into how Tesla programmed its Autopilot software to follow lines on the road

Washington Post Tech
Apr 05, 2024

House, Senate leaders nearing deal on landmark online privacy bill
The leaders of two key congressional committees are close to an agreement on a national framework to protect Americans' personal data online.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 05, 2024

The best tech to have in a natural disaster
Your smartphone can be a lifesaver in an emergency situation like a heat wave or wildfire. Here is the tech you need to stay connected in a disaster.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 05, 2024

Meta expands AI labeling policies as 2024 presidential race nears
Facebook's parent company said it will apply "Made with AI" labels to audio and images. Meta's previous policies against manipulated media only applied to video content.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 05, 2024

This $400 toothbrush is peak AI mania
An essential question for every tech hype moment: Just why?

Washington Post Tech
Apr 05, 2024

The AI deepfake apocalypse is here. These are the ideas for fighting it.
A growing group of researchers and start-ups are building tools to identify and track deepfake images before they take over the internet completely.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 04, 2024

Elon Musk's X restores free blue check marks. Here's what it means.
Elon Musk's X, formerly Twitter, is giving "complimentary" Premium subscriptions with blue check marks to high-profile users. But they're not all thrilled.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 04, 2024

Big Tech usually dismisses fears that AI kills jobs. Now it's studying them.
Microsoft, Google, IBM, Cisco and others will produce a report on how AI might change tech jobs.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 04, 2024

Musk's X pivots again, restoring blue checks to popular accounts
The social network formerly known as Twitter is now gifting premium features to users with at least 2,500 verified followers.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 04, 2024

Are walking pads worth it? Why I'm never leaving my desk treadmill.
TikTok fitness trends deserve skepticism. But walking pads can have real benefits for mood and focus.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 04, 2024

Elon Musk's X restores blue checks to influential accounts
The social network formerly known as Twitter is now gifting premium features to users with at least 2,500 verified followers.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 03, 2024

NASA awards contracts to three companies for new autonomous moon rovers
The rovers would operate even when astronauts are not on the moon.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 03, 2024

Tired of late messages from your boss? A new bill aims to make it illegal.
A California lawmaker wants to give workers the "right to disconnect," but his proposed bill faces opposition.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 03, 2024

What time is it on the moon? White House tells NASA to decide.
The White House has instructed NASA to standardize time on the moon by 2026, to be known as Coordinated Lunar Time (LTC), as the U.S. continues its presence there.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 03, 2024

How to turn your iPhone into a bare-bones device
An accessibility feature on iPhones for people with cognitive disabilities has a number of other uses. We tested it as an iPod, a kid's phone and a home phone.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 02, 2024

Microsoft faulted for ‘cascade' of failures in Chinese hack
The independent Cyber Safety Review Board's forthcoming report knocks the tech giant for shoddy cybersecurity, lax corporate culture and a deliberate lack of transparency.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 02, 2024

Review board faults Microsoft for ‘cascade' of errors in China hack
The independent Cyber Safety Review Board's forthcoming report knocks the tech giant for shoddy cybersecurity, lax corporate culture and a deliberate lack of transparency.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 02, 2024

Eclipse tourists should plan for overloaded cell networks
A surge of eclipse visitors could bog down local cell service. Here's how to deal, including by downloading maps and movies ahead of time.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 02, 2024

Tesla deliveries fall more than expected as firm cites production issues
Tesla's weak sales come amid waning demand for electric vehicles and consumer wariness over Elon Musk's reputation.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 02, 2024

Tesla deliveries fall more than expected as company cites production issues
Tesla's weak sales come amid waning demand for electric vehicles and consumer wariness over Elon Musk's reputation.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 02, 2024

Is this AI? See if you can spot the technology in your everyday life.
Tell us if these everyday technologies are AI and see how you compare to the experts.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 02, 2024

Are smart mouthguards the answer to better concussion protocols?
World Rugby is the first sports governing body to use smart mouthguards for in-game assessments of concussions. The NFL is watching how it unfolds.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 02, 2024

Innovations
During 2024, we have created a series of stories under the label "Innovations" to investigate everything from supersonic flight to fabric made from shrimp shells.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 02, 2024

‘Death by 1,000 cuts': Tesla to report disappointing car sales amid market challenges
Tesla's weak sales come amid waning demand for electric vehicles and consumer wariness over Elon Musk's reputation.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 01, 2024

Trump Media stock plunges as 2023 Truth Social loss put at $58 million
The stock's price slumped 15 percent.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 01, 2024

Trump's Truth Social stock plunges as 2023 loss put at $58 million
The stock's price slumped 15 percent.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 01, 2024

Google to delete some data it collected on ‘private' web browsers
The agreement is part of a class-action settlement brought by people who were tracked while using Google's ‘Incognito' mode on Chrome.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 01, 2024

Trump's Truth Social lost $58 million in 2023, despite $8 billion valuation
The stock's price slumped 15 percent.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 01, 2024

I tried the new Google. Its answers are worse.
The AI-‘supercharged' version of Google sometimes makes up facts, misinterprets questions and picks low-quality sources — even after ten months of public testing.

Washington Post Tech
Mar 31, 2024

How the FBI's visit to a Muslim woman became a right-wing rallying cry
A viral video of FBI agents looking into pro-Palestinian Facebook posts reflects the muddled politics and social media swirl of 2024.

Washington Post Tech
Mar 31, 2024

Ready or not, self-driving semi-trucks are coming to America's highways
As several self-driving truck companies gain momentum around the country, state and federal lawmakers are grappling with how to regulate the new technology.

Washington Post Tech
Mar 30, 2024

Data from 73 million AT&T accounts leaked to dark web, company says
The data set includes personal information such as Social Security numbers for 7.6 million current customers and 65.4 million former customers, the company said.

Washington Post Tech
Mar 30, 2024

The ‘Beastification of YouTube' may be coming to an end
"Retention editing," a video style featuring bangs and flashes, may have peaked.

Washington Post Tech
Mar 30, 2024

Inside Mnuchin's far-fetched plan to rebuild TikTok from scratch
Mnuchin's proposal to buy TikTok without its algorithm from its Chinese owner has drawn skeptical reactions, including from those he's pitched.

Washington Post Tech
Mar 30, 2024

Mnuchin's plan to buy TikTok has some insiders bewildered
Mnuchin's proposal to buy TikTok without its algorithm from its Chinese owner has drawn skeptical reactions, including from those he's pitched.

Washington Post Tech
Mar 29, 2024

Surprise! The federal government made a website that doesn't stink.
Surprise! The federal government made a website that doesn't stink.

Washington Post Tech
Mar 29, 2024

I tried the IRS free alternative to TurboTax. It's surprisingly good.
Surprise! The federal government made a website that doesn't stink.

Washington Post Tech
Mar 28, 2024

AI hustlers stole women's faces to put in ads. The law can't help them.
Artificial intelligence is spurring a new type of identity theft, altering people's social media posts to sell erectile dysfunction pills or praise Russia's Vladimir Putin.

Washington Post Tech
Mar 28, 2024

Women's faces were stolen for AI ads pushing Putin and erectile dysfunction pills
Artificial intelligence is spurring a new type of identity theft, altering people's social media posts to sell erectile dysfunction pills or praise Russia's Vladimir Putin.

Washington Post Tech
Mar 27, 2024

Princess Catherine cancer video spawns fresh round of AI conspiracies
The video, in which the Princess of Wales shared her cancer diagnosis and pleads for privacy, is real, experts say. Some online commentators may not care.

Washington Post Tech
Mar 27, 2024

Meta is failing to curb anti-trans hate, new report says
In the report, GLAAD catalogued dozens of anti-trans posts, many by high-profile influencers and media outlets, that it said Meta had not acted against.

Washington Post Tech
Mar 26, 2024

How apps are turning you into an unpaid lobbyist
TikTok, Uber and other companies ask you to advocate against regulation affecting them. Is that fair?

Washington Post Tech
Mar 26, 2024

Trump's Truth Social surges in DJT stock debut, but questions remain
The trading frenzy was a boost for the former president's wealth. But Truth Social makes very little money, and Trump can't sell his shares for six months.

Washington Post Tech
Mar 26, 2024

Apps like TikTok push users to fight their political battles
TikTok, Uber and other companies ask you to advocate against regulation affecting them. Is that fair?

Washington Post Tech
Mar 26, 2024

Trump Media soars in first day of public trading
A trading frenzy Monday was a triumph for the former president's wealth. But Truth Social makes very little money, and Trump can't sell his shares for six months.

Washington Post Tech
Mar 25, 2024

U.S., Britain sanction China for broad 14-year hacking campaign
Chinese state-linked hackers targeted White House officials, along with senior agency staff and senators and representatives from both major political parties.

Washington Post Tech
Mar 25, 2024

Trump Media stock to begin public trading on Tuesday
A trading frenzy Monday was a triumph for the former president's wealth. But Truth Social makes very little money, and Trump can't sell his shares for six months.

Washington Post Tech
Mar 25, 2024

Musk tried to ‘punish' critics, judge rules, in tossing a lawsuit
A federal judge ruled the lawsuit against the Center for Countering Digital Hate was about "punishing the defendants for their speech."

Washington Post Tech
Mar 25, 2024

Florida latest to restrict social media for kids as legal battle looms
Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis signed strong restrictions, mirroring a national push to crack down on minors' access to online platforms over safety fears.

Washington Post Tech
Mar 25, 2024

Elon Musk tried to ‘punish' critics, judge rules, tossing suit against CCDH
A federal judge ruled the lawsuit against the Center for Countering Digital Hate was about "punishing the defendants for their speech."

Washington Post Tech
Mar 25, 2024

Judge accuses Musk's X of trying to intimidate critics as he tosses lawsuit
A federal judge ruled the lawsuit against the Center for Countering Digital Hate was about "punishing the defendants for their speech."

Washington Post Tech
Mar 25, 2024

E.U. probes Google, Apple, Meta under its new competition law
The European Commission announcement is a signal of Brussels' intention to move swiftly to rein in Big Tech.

Washington Post Tech
Mar 25, 2024

E.U. probes Google, Apple, Facebook under its new competition law
The European Commission announcement is a signal of Brussels' intention to move swiftly to rein in Big Tech.

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