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Jul 09, 2019

The Technology 202: Facial recognition debate expected to turn toward immigration
ICE officials won't be at a hearing tomorrow on the emerging technology.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 09, 2019

Twitter bans dehumanizing posts about religious groups
The update on hate speech is an attempt to curb abusive tweets that don't include a direct target or engage in threats of violence.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 08, 2019

The Technology 202: Facebook leaders say antitrust focus obscures the real tech threat: China
It's a far cry from Zuck jogging in Tiananmen Square.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 08, 2019

British Airways faces $230 million fine for customer data theft
The company's chairman said he's "surprised and disappointed" by the proposed penalty.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 08, 2019

FBI, ICE find state driver's license photos are a gold mine for facial-recognition searches
The state DMV databases form the bedrock of an unprecedented surveillance infrastructure, allowing federal investigative and immigration agents to scan millions of Americans' faces without their knowledge or consent.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 05, 2019

Facebook says private groups are its future. Some are hubs for misinformation and hate.
Facebook's new strategy of pushing interactions within closed-member groups is increasingly butting up against the company's capacity to monitor those that break the social network's rules against hate speech, harassment and other ills, advocates say.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 05, 2019

Google's balloon project has a new test: Providing Internet access to ‘mountainous villagers' in Kenya
Loon — an Internet-providing balloon service owned by Alphabet, Google's parent company — will give "mountain villagers" in Kenya the opportunity to purchase 4G service.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 05, 2019

Google's balloon project has a new test: providing Internet access to ‘mountainous villagers' in Kenya.
Loon — an Internet-providing balloon service owned by Alphabet, Google's parent company — will give "mountain villagers" in Kenya the opportunity to purchase 4g service.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 03, 2019

Facebook wants to limit the reach of bogus medical ‘cures' by treating them like spam
For years, medical misinformation has thrived on Google and Facebook.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 03, 2019

Border-surveillance subcontractor suspended after cyberattack revealed sensitive monitoring details
The suspension is a crushing blow to one of the central cogs of the U.S. border-surveillance machine.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 03, 2019

The Technology 202: I drove a Tesla Model 3 and here's what I learned: Trust but verify
It's a sneak peek of the self-driving car future.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 02, 2019

This seafood restaurant's latest catch: Chinese robots that greet customers and deliver food
A newly opened Delaware seafood restaurant has a unique item on its menu: robot servers. The machines are the latest example of intelligent machines working in the restaurant industry.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 02, 2019

The Technology 202: Trump invites conservative tech critics to White House for ‘social media summit'
PragerU is among them.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 01, 2019

The Technology 202: Small tech companies worry about retaliation if they complain about their larger rivals
That could make antitrust scrutiny complicated.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 01, 2019

The Technology 202: Social media companies readying to combat disinformation in Democratic debates
It's Silicon Valley's first big post-2016 test.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 01, 2019

Trump signals U.S. government ‘should be suing Google and Facebook'
Trump's new broadside against Silicon Valley comes at a moment when it already faces heightened antitrust scrutiny in Washington.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 01, 2019

Trustbusters are bypassing the biggest tech company of them all
Trustbusters are circling all the tech giants but one: Microsoft. Its battles with regulators offer clues for survival.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 01, 2019

Twitter adds labels for tweets that break its rules — a move with potentially stark implications for Trump's account
The social media site will also down-rank such tweets via its algorithms to reduce circulation.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 01, 2019

Wearable technology started by tracking steps. Soon, it may allow your boss to track your performance.
A team of researchers from Dartmouth say they've created a mobile sensing system — consisting of fitness bracelets, sensors and a custom app — that can measure employee performance with about 80 percent accuracy.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 01, 2019

The Technology 202: Amazon was the only tech giant called out on the debate stage
And not in a good way.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 01, 2019

The Technology 202: Andrew Yang's tie-less debate performance makes a statement
There wasn't a lot of tech talk in last night's debate.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 01, 2019

Jony Ive, the Apple design chief who played key role in iPhone's creation, to depart after 30 years
Apple announced the senior executive's departure Thursday, saying he will leave later this year to form an independent design company that will count Apple as a client. Ive has been an integral part of the company's device designs, from 1998's iMac to the company's new headquarters.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 01, 2019

Pro-Trump message board ‘quarantined' by Reddit following violent threats
The move could further inflame conservatives' claims of social-media bias.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 01, 2019

Sen. Ted Cruz questions Google about recent Project Veritas report
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) questioned Google UX director, Maggie Stanphill, about a recent Project Veritas report at a U.S. Senate hearing on June 25.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 01, 2019

‘The Sinking City' sets a mood but struggles to go anywhere from there
Its supernatural elements aren't unnerving and its noirish elements rest on characters who are simply shady.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 01, 2019

A Facebook contractor posted Bruce Springsteen lyrics to protest their working conditions. He was fired two weeks later.
The dismissal comes as content moderators at Facebook make a new push for better treatment.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 01, 2019

Crackdown targets robocallers that placed 1 billion calls, federal and state officials say
Authorities said the effort should send a signal about the government's heightened attention to Americans targeted by such scams.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 01, 2019

Google users can now auto-delete location data
Users can set the auto-delete to every three or every eighteen months, or can manually erase the information.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 01, 2019

Google UX director grilled by Senate on persuasive algorithm use
Maggie Stanphill, director of Google User Experience, testified June 25 to the U.S. Senate on the company's use of persuasive algorithms.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 01, 2019

Florida's latest oddity: Semi trucks with nobody inside them
Starsky Robotics has begun testing unmanned, remotely operated trucks on highways. The vehicles are being pitched as a solution for the industry's massive driver shortage.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 01, 2019

Help Desk: How to fight the spies in your Chrome browser
Our tech columnist answers your questions about how to protect your privacy while using Chrome, the most popular Web browser.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 01, 2019

The Technology 202: 2020 Democratic candidates race to snap up digital talent
"The demand for people who are digital-first thinking is through the roof," says Betsy Hoover, co-founder of Higher Ground Labs.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 24, 2019

How to stop companies from selling your data
Unlike the way we interact with Facebook and Google, most people don't have a direct relationship with data broker companies and often don't even know their names. Here are tips from the experts about how to reduce the number of companies selling your data.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 24, 2019

Customers report Verizon, Cloudflare disruptions
It's unclear whether the outages are connected.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 24, 2019

Ravelry, the Facebook of knitting, has banned pro-Trump posts over ‘open white supremacy'
The global community of knitters will not be allowed to support President Trump through words or projects, Ravelry said.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 24, 2019

The Technology 202: A bipartisan pair of senators want companies to put a price on your data
Sens. Warner and Hawley have a new effort.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 24, 2019

Customers report Verizon, Amazon Web Services, Cloudflare disruptions
It's unclear whether the outages are connected.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 22, 2019

Goodbye, Chrome: Google's web browser has become spy software
Our latest privacy experiment found Chrome ushered more than 11,000 tracker cookies into our browser — in a single week.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 22, 2019

Supercomputing is latest front in U.S.-China high-tech battle
China's burgeoning supercomputer industry became the latest target of U.S. trade restrictions as officials banned exports to four Chinese technology companies and one research institute on the grounds that they threaten American national security.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 22, 2019

Nothing but old-fashioned arcade fun in ‘My Friend Pedro'
Though it won't make you rethink your assumptions about video games, you're likely to be entertained by the game's hypnotic game play loops.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 21, 2019

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Washington Post Tech
Jun 21, 2019

Hacked documents reveal sensitive details of expanding border surveillance


Washington Post Tech
Jun 21, 2019

Google Chrome has become surveillance software. It's time to switch.


Washington Post Tech
Jun 21, 2019

U.S. expands tech battle with China, barring more technology sales


Washington Post Tech
Jun 21, 2019

This is how Google's Chrome lets the cookies track you, imagined in real life


Washington Post Tech
Jun 21, 2019

The Technology 202: Taking Facebook to task on cryptocurrency will be a steep challenge for Washington


Washington Post Tech
Jun 21, 2019

Think you know how a lightbulb works? Wait until you see this GE how-to video.
A how-to video from GE Lighting has gone viral, showing users how to reset C by GE lightbulbs.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 21, 2019

Americans lack trust in social networks' judgment to remove offensive posts, study finds
How should companies decide which objectionable content should stay online or get the ax? Answering that question has presented a tremendous challenge in recent years for companies such as Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 21, 2019

SpaceX and Boeing continue to struggle with spacecraft designs, as watchdog raises safety concerns
Investigators are still trying to determine what caused SpaceX's capsule to explode during a test.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 21, 2019

Living smarter with tech: How to be a better you
How can we use technology without it taking over our lives? See expert advice on how to be a smarter you with technology.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 20, 2019

Americans lack trust in social networks' judgment to remove offensive posts, Pew finds
How should companies decide which objectionable content should stay online or get the ax? Answering that question has presented a tremendous challenge in recent years for companies such as Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 20, 2019

House lawmakers unveil bipartisan anti-robocall bill
Democrats and Republicans aim to outlaw a wider array of robocall practices adopted by fraudsters and legitimate businesses alike while empowering the government to issue tougher penalties against callers who violate the law.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 20, 2019

Children battling cancer can't always express their feelings. Now a robotic duck is doing it for them.
Known as "My Special Aflac Duck," the robot merging play with tools that help doctors do their jobs.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 20, 2019

Nintendo's Bowser begins his reign
The new president overseeing Nintendo of America faces the challenge of keeping the company's business thriving while living up to the legacy of his beloved predecessor, Reggie Fils-Aimé.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 20, 2019

The Technology 202: Silicon Valley warns changes to key legal shield could unleash harmful content online
They're clapping back at proposals in Washington.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 20, 2019

YouTube under federal investigation over allegations it violates children's privacy
YouTube executives are discussing broad changes to how the video platform handles children's content and are also examining ways to improve core features to limit hate speech in response to criticism that the video-streaming platform has done too little to prevent harm.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 19, 2019

As it prepares to launch astronauts, Boeing plans to move space headquarters from Arlington to Florida
Boeing will move its space headquarters from Arlington, Va., to the Florida Space Coast as it pursues a number of rocket and spacecraft programs, including one that would launch astronauts from American soil for the first time since the space shuttle retired in 2011.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 19, 2019

How did NASA put men on the moon? One harrowing step at a time.
The space agency had vision, genius and dash, but a strategy of incremental progress won the race.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 19, 2019

Is Facebook's new Libra currency a play to become the world's banker?
The goal is to provide financial services to billions of people around the world, including those who lack access to banking.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 19, 2019

Libra, Facebook's new cryptocurrency, explained
On June 18, Facebook announced the debut of its digital currency Libra. Here's some background on how the initiative works.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 19, 2019

The Technology 202: Big Tech's legal shield is increasingly in jeopardy with this Republican bill
Sen. Josh Hawley wants companies to undergo FTC audits to qualify for immunity.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 19, 2019

Government watchdog says cost of NASA rocket continues to rise, a threat to Trump's moon mission
The rocket NASA plans to use to get astronauts to the moon by 2024 has for years suffered significant cost overruns and schedule delays. But those problems are even worse than originally thought, according to a federal watchdog report expected to be released Wednesday.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 18, 2019

Google Calendar is back online after 3-hour outage
"The affected users are unable to access Google Calendar," Google said of the outage, which began Tuesday morning.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 18, 2019

Attention, Walmart executives: Amazon's coming after your low-income shoppers
The online retail giant is working to draw customers who have long been loyal to Walmart.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 18, 2019

A missing backpacker's father is begging WhatsApp for help
A backpacker in Australia went missing. His father asked WhatsApp to release his encrypted messages to help find him.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 18, 2019

E.U.: Russians interfered in our elections, too
Russia conducted a "continued and sustained" disinformation campaign against Europe's recent parliamentary elections, the European Union reported Friday in the latest sign that Russia's high-tech efforts to influence democratic votes have not slowed down.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 18, 2019

Elon Musk is still on Twitter after saying he ‘just deleted' his account
The nondeletion comes after Musk refused to credit an artist for an image he posted on Twitter.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 18, 2019

Facebook launches Libra, its own cryptocurrency
The goal is to provide financial services to billions of people around the world, including those who lack access to banking.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 18, 2019

Debate: What does a fair esports contract look like? It's complicated.
Two esports lawyers discuss the complexities of esports contracts and why a "fair" deal is all relative in a constantly evolving industry.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 18, 2019

Domino's will start delivering pizzas via an autonomous robot this fall
Domino's plans to start delivering pizzas using an autonomous, unmanned vehicle. The announcement is the latest example of technology companies using robots to deliver food.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 18, 2019

The Technology 202: Amazon is clapping back at politicians on Twitter
Just not Trump.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 18, 2019

Ten under-the-radar games at E3 2019 you need to get excited about right now
A Brenda and John Romero-made mob game, a 'pinbrawler' and other smaller games not to be missed.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 18, 2019

Looking for a family-friendly video game? Give these new titles a look.
From 'Minecraft Earth' to 'Bee Simulator,' here are the best family-oriented titles from E3 2019.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 18, 2019

Robocalls are overwhelming hospitals and patients, threatening a new kind of health crisis
For most Americans, robocalls are a nuisance. For hospitals, spam calls can be a life-or-death threat in a setting where every second counts.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 18, 2019

The Technology 202: Silicon Valley's diversity advocates welcome Elizabeth Warren's latest plan
She's proposing a $7 billion fund for minority entrepreneurs.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 14, 2019

The Technology 202: Google's lobbying shake-up signals its readying for Washington battle
Tech companies must suddenly focus on lobbyists instead of engineers.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 14, 2019

Tesla wants everyone to drive an electric car. Now it risks becoming a niche brand.
Analysts and industry observers say they could see the automaker being sold or relegated to the status of a "niche" automaker.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 14, 2019

The 10 most promising games at E3 2019
From "CyberPunk 2077" to "Luigi's Mansion 3," there were plenty of titles to get excited about.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 14, 2019

It might take a while to warm up to, but once you do ‘Outer Wilds' is quite an adventure
Finding the game bewildering at first is a testament to how well the game succeeds on its own terms.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 14, 2019

How YouTube erased history in its battle against white supremacy
YouTube's removal of thousands of videos and channels featuring Holocaust denial and Nazi ideologies offended a wide array of would-be supporters of its new hate speech policy.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 14, 2019

Uber plans to start delivering fast food via drone this summer
This week Uber announced plans to begin testing the first-ever commercial application of drone food delivery in high-density urban areas, joining companies like Amazon and Google that are seeking to make make unmanned commercial deliveries using the same technology.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 13, 2019

Sex, drugs, and self-harm: Where 20 years of child online protection law went wrong
Two decades after Congress tried to wall off the worst of the Internet in hopes of protecting the privacy and innocence of children, the ramparts lie in ruins.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 13, 2019

Telegram hit by massive Chinese cyberattack during Hong Kong protests
The app, which says it has 200 million users worldwide, has been widely used in Hong Kong to coordinate demonstrations against a controversial extradition bill.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 13, 2019

The Technology 202: It's time for Congress to address deepfakes, experts say
The altered videos could sway an election.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 12, 2019

Top AI researchers race to detect ‘deepfake' videos: ‘We are outgunned'
Researchers fear it is only a matter of time before the AI-generated fake videos are deployed for maximum damage — to sow confusion, fuel doubt or undermine an opponent, potentially on the eve of a White House vote.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 12, 2019

Top AI researchers race to detect "deepfake" videos: "We are outgunned"
Researchers fear it is only a matter of time before the AI-generated fake videos are deployed for maximum damage — to sow confusion, fuel doubt or undermine an opponent, potentially on the eve of a White House vote.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 12, 2019

The Technology 202: Silicon Valley's congressman wants tech companies to collaborate on disinformation
Ro Khanna is drafting legislation.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 12, 2019

Inside the race to beat 'deepfakes' in 2020
"Deepfakes" have changed the idea that seeing is believing - and could have a huge impact on how future political campaigns unfold.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 12, 2019

Mark Zuckerberg ‘deepfake' will remain online
Facebook said they will not take down a video of Mark Zuckerberg created using artificial intelligence, called a "deepfake."

Washington Post Tech
Jun 12, 2019

State attorneys general sue to block merger between Sprint and T-Mobile
Nine states and the District of Columbia filed a lawsuit Tuesday to block the proposed merger of T-Mobile and Sprint, believing that the combination of the country's third- and fourth-largest wireless carriers would threaten competition and harm consumers.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 11, 2019

Pepe the Frog's creator just won a $15,000 copyright settlement against InfoWars
Matt Furie has been enforcing his copyrights to stop right-wing figures from profiting off his creation.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 11, 2019

The Technology 202: Big Tech poses ‘potentially existential' threat to news, publishers will tell Congress
They're seizing on the antitrust moment in Washington.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 10, 2019

Don't smile for surveillance: Why airport face scans are a privacy trap
What's face recognition at the airport really about? Immigration policy and efficiency.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 10, 2019

Google's search tool falsely called Mueller report ‘fiction'
The automated search result revealed the enduring fallibility of the world's most influential search tool.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 10, 2019

U.S. Customs and Border Protection says photos of travelers were taken in a data breach
CBP says photos of travelers have been compromised as part of a "malicious cyber-attack," raising concerns over how expanding surveillance efforts could imperil privacy.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 10, 2019

Your face is now your boarding pass. And that's a problem.
What's face-recognition at the airport really about? Immigration policy and efficiency.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 10, 2019

Your face is now your boarding pass. Here's why that should worry us.
JetBlue has begun using facial recognition to board certain flights. The Washington Post's Geoffrey A. Fowler travels to New York's JFK airport to take a look.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 10, 2019

How to avoid facial recognition at the airport
American citizens have the right to opt out of the growing use of face scans at the airport.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 10, 2019

The Technology 202: New video editing technology raises disinformation worries
Lawmakers are starting to scrutinize manipulated videos.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 10, 2019

No smoke without Fire: After Amazon's smartphone failure, it looks for a way back into mobile
The online retail giant is considering a bid for Boost Mobile to bolster its Alexa smart-assistant business.

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