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Feb 23, 2019

Pinterest Restricts Vaccine Search Results to Curb Spread of Misinformation
The digital platform is grappling with the proliferation of anti-vaccination content online, a problem also faced by Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.

New York Times Tech
Feb 22, 2019

Huawei's Plight Hangs Over Wireless Industry Showcase
The potential bans of Huawei technology is overshadowing the mobile phone industry's biggest annual event in Barcelona.

New York Times Tech
Feb 22, 2019

Trending: The Future Is Here, Almost: Virtual Travel Becomes More of a Reality
The impact virtual and augmented reality software has had on the travel industry is small but growing. Here are a few examples you may encounter before or during your next trip.

New York Times Tech
Feb 22, 2019

Virgin Galactic Sends a Rocket Plane to Space Again, in Its Highest Flight Yet
After sending pilots to the edge of space in December, the company moved a step closer to commercial space travel with another safe flight, this time carrying a test passenger.

New York Times Tech
Feb 22, 2019

Virgin Galactic Sends a Rocket Plane Into Space for a Second Time
After sending pilots to the edge of space in December, the company moved a step closer to commercial space travel with another safe flight, this time carrying a test passenger.

New York Times Tech
Feb 22, 2019

Bits: The Week in Tech: Chinese and Iranian Hackers Have Returned
In this week's newsletter, Nicole Perlroth explains why U.S. companies and government agencies face renewed cybersecurity concerns.

New York Times Tech
Feb 22, 2019

personal essay: Rediscovering the World of ‘Blue Highways'
A 1982 memoir of an American road-trip remains relevant in a GPS world.

New York Times Tech
Feb 22, 2019

It Started With a Jolt: How New York Became a Tech Town
Amazon may not call it home. But the city, by design and because of its allure, is increasingly a magnet for coders and companies.

New York Times Tech
Feb 22, 2019

Labor's Hard Choice in Amazon Age: Play Along or Get Tough
The battle over Amazon's New York plans resurfaced tensions among unions over how to deal with Uber, Airbnb and other emerging giants.

New York Times Tech
Feb 21, 2019

Pinterest Is Said to File for I.P.O.
The company is joining a stampede of high profile start-ups heading toward the public markets.

New York Times Tech
Feb 21, 2019

Google Ends Forced Arbitration for All Employee Disputes
The company had pledged to do away with the controversial practice for sexual harassment claims, but expanded it to all disputes.

New York Times Tech
Feb 21, 2019

Huawei Is Expanding in Canada, Despite U.S. Pressure
The Chinese technology company, accused by American authorities of posing a security risk, will add to its research and development group in Canada.

New York Times Tech
Feb 21, 2019

Matter: DNA Gets a New — and Bigger — Genetic Alphabet
DNA is spelled out with four letters, or bases. Researchers have now built a system with eight. It may hold clues to the potential for life elsewhere in the universe and could also expand our capacity to store digital data on Earth

New York Times Tech
Feb 21, 2019

How Israel's Moon Lander Got to the Launchpad
With $100 million and a lot of volunteer labor, SpaceIL's Beresheet spacecraft could be the first privately built vessel to reach the lunar surface.

New York Times Tech
Feb 21, 2019

Consumer Groups Accuse Facebook of Duping Children
The groups called on the Federal Trade Commission to investigate whether Facebook violated consumer protection and child privacy laws.

New York Times Tech
Feb 21, 2019

Tech Fix: What's Next for Smartphones? Samsung's New Galaxy Line Offers a Few Answers
One of the company's newly unveiled models works with 5G wireless networks. Another folds up like a book.

New York Times Tech
Feb 20, 2019

Advertisers Boycott YouTube After Pedophiles Swarm Comments on Videos of Children
Google said it had deleted the accounts and channels of people leaving the comments in question, but acknowledged "there's more to be done."

New York Times Tech
Feb 20, 2019

Lyft Sets Crucial Date in Race to I.P.O.
Hoping to beat Uber to the market, Lyft plans to talk up its offering to investors, known as the roadshow, in mid-March and go public in early April.

New York Times Tech
Feb 20, 2019

Tech Fix: What's Next for Smartphones? Here Are a Few Answers
For a glimpse of what's coming, look to Samsung's newly unveiled Galaxy phones. One of the models works with 5G wireless networks, while another folds up like a book.

New York Times Tech
Feb 20, 2019

Huawei Risks to Britain Can Be Blunted, U.K. Official Says, in a Rebuff to U.S.
A top security official outlined an alternative approach to the Trump administration's call to keep the Chinese company Huawei out of 5G networks.

New York Times Tech
Feb 20, 2019

Tech We're Using: How an App Creates ‘Disturbingly Agile Millennial Thumbs'
Isabella Kwai, a reporter in Australia, rarely takes notes on paper anymore and instead uses her iPhone. She can still look sources in the eye while typing.

New York Times Tech
Feb 20, 2019

This Legislation Could Force Stores to Take Your Cash
The bills come amid a trend toward "cash-free" stores, which supporters say are more convenient. Critics counter that they discriminate against the poor.

New York Times Tech
Feb 20, 2019

Russian Hackers Targeted European Research Groups, Microsoft Says
The attacks, which come ahead of elections in May, reflect the spread of a broad online campaign linked to Moscow to disrupt its political opponents.

New York Times Tech
Feb 19, 2019

The Shift: YouTube Unleashed a Conspiracy Theory Boom. Can It Be Contained?
What if stemming the tide of misinformation on YouTube means punishing some of its biggest stars?

New York Times Tech
Feb 18, 2019

Huawei Founder Slams U.S. Charges as ‘Politically Motivated'
Ren Zhengfei had previously avoided passing judgment on the case out of respect for the legal process. Now he appears to be sharpening his language.

New York Times Tech
Feb 18, 2019

Amazon Resets Its Film Operation After Rough Year at Box Office
The tech giant put "too much focus" on art-house fare, the head of Amazon Studios said. The tech giant will now focus more on films for a broader audience, including "sexy date-night movies."

New York Times Tech
Feb 18, 2019

A Real Tube Carrying Dreams of 600-M.P.H. Transit
Virgin Hyperloop One is testing a system that would put passengers in pods hurtling through vacuum tubes. Other companies are moving ahead with similar plans.

New York Times Tech
Feb 18, 2019

Facebook Targeted in Scathing Report by British Parliament
New government regulation of Silicon Valley is needed, a parliamentary committee concluded after an 18-month investigation.

New York Times Tech
Feb 18, 2019

Chinese and Iranian Hackers Renew Their Attacks on U.S. Companies
President Trump's withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal and his trade conflicts with China are believed to have inspired new waves of attacks.

New York Times Tech
Feb 17, 2019

In Bid to Conquer Oscars, Netflix Mobilizes Savvy Campaigner and Huge Budget
Lisa Taback, who worked with Harvey Weinstein on awards campaigns for best picture winners like "The Artist" and "The King's Speech," is in charge of the lavish effort behind "Roma."

New York Times Tech
Feb 16, 2019

A Mother Learns the Identity of Her Child's Grandmother. A Sperm Bank Threatens to Sue.
The results of a consumer genetic test identified the mother of the man whose donated sperm was used to conceive Danielle Teuscher's daughter. Legal warnings soon followed.

New York Times Tech
Feb 15, 2019

Northern Virginia Is Keeping Amazon's 25,000 Jobs, and Wants You to Know It
The region has its act together and knows what it is doing, officials said.

New York Times Tech
Feb 15, 2019

As Uber Prepares for I.P.O., Its Losses Pile Up
The ride-hailing giant said that excluding certain costs, its losses increased significantly in the fourth quarter of 2018.

New York Times Tech
Feb 15, 2019

Northern Virginia Is Keeping Amazon's 25,000 Jobs and It Wants You to Know It
The region has its act together and knows what it is doing, officials said.

New York Times Tech
Feb 15, 2019

Amazon Invests in Rivian, a Tesla Rival in Electric Vehicles
The deal is the latest example of how the auto industry is being reshaped by new technologies and nimble companies that have raced ahead of many traditional carmakers.

New York Times Tech
Feb 15, 2019

Bits: The Week in Tech: A Break From Consumer Tech
What kinds of companies will be the next so-called unicorns? A hint: Many of them won't have much in common with Uber or Airbnb.

New York Times Tech
Feb 14, 2019

Amazon and New York Unions Had ‘Productive Meeting,' Then Came a Shock
Labor groups aiming to organize a Staten Island warehouse were in talks with the company a day before it abandoned plans for a Queens headquarters.

New York Times Tech
Feb 14, 2019

Facebook Fine Could Total Billions if F.T.C. Talks Lead to a Deal
The social media company is in discussions with regulators over claims that it violated a 2011 consent decree regarding user privacy.

New York Times Tech
Feb 14, 2019

Facebook Settlement With F.T.C. Could Run Into the Billions
The social media company is in discussions with regulators over claims that it violated a 2011 consent decree regarding user privacy.

New York Times Tech
Feb 14, 2019

Amazon's Retreat on New York City Headquarters Followed Unexpected Backlash
Its plan to build a sprawling complex in Queens in return for nearly for $3 billion in government incentives had come under fierce opposition from local lawmakers.

New York Times Tech
Feb 14, 2019

‘Productive Meeting' Between Amazon and Unions, Then a Shock
Labor groups aiming to organize a Staten Island warehouse were in talks with the company a day before it abandoned plans for a Queens headquarters.

New York Times Tech
Feb 14, 2019

The Shift: For Once, Amazon Loses a Popularity Contest
Amazon's pullout poses a challenge to one of the company's bedrock beliefs: that being loved by customers is all that matters.

New York Times Tech
Feb 14, 2019

Amazon Pulls Out of Planned New York City Headquarters
Amazon's plan to build a sprawling complex in Queens in return for nearly for $3 billion in government incentives had come under fierce opposition from local lawmakers.

New York Times Tech
Feb 14, 2019

The Instant, Custom, Connected Future of Medical Devices
3D-printed and "smart" pharmaceuticals are making medical treatments more effective. But it may take years before the new devices reach most patients, if they do at all.

New York Times Tech
Feb 14, 2019

India Proposes Chinese-Style Internet Censorship
The Modi government's plan, which would require tech companies to automatically block a vast array of content, stifles free speech, critics said.

New York Times Tech
Feb 14, 2019

The Perfect Valentine? A Math Formula
Nothing says ‘I love you' like a customizable algebraic equation.

New York Times Tech
Feb 14, 2019

Little Red App: Xi's Thoughts Are (Surprise!) a Hit in China
Want to take President Xi Jinping's wisdom with you wherever you go? A lot of Chinese people do. Or they've been told to.

New York Times Tech
Feb 14, 2019

New Zealand Fears Fraying Ties With China, Its Biggest Customer
The cancellation of a tourism initiative and the abrupt return of a Shanghai-bound Air New Zealand flight has many suspecting Chinese retaliation for a ban on the company Huawei.

New York Times Tech
Feb 14, 2019

The Perfect Valentine? A Math Formula.
Nothing says ‘I love you' like a customizable algebraic equation.

New York Times Tech
Feb 13, 2019

Happy Valentine's Day! Online Dating Scams Cost Americans $143 Million
Careful out there. Scammers are robbing people who are looking for love online, and the problem is only getting worse.

New York Times Tech
Feb 13, 2019

Former Senior Apple Lawyer Charged With Insider Trading
The former executive, who oversaw compliance with insider trading rules, was accused by the S.E.C. of profiting on nonpublic information.

New York Times Tech
Feb 13, 2019

Tech We're Using: Germany Is Wary of a Digital World (but Loves Its E-Toothbrushes)
Melissa Eddy, a Berlin reporter, explains how privacy laws have led to blurred Google Street View pictures, and why WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook are popular almost despite themselves.

New York Times Tech
Feb 13, 2019

The Strange Experience of Being Australia's First Tech Billionaires
In a country where wealth usually comes from mining or banking, Scott Farquhar and Mike Cannon-Brookes of Atlassian are a new kind of mogul. And they're getting into politics.

New York Times Tech
Feb 13, 2019

Tech Tip: How to Make a 3-D Model of Your Home Renovation Vision
Before you get out the hardware, use software like free floor-plan apps and augmented-reality tools to sketch out the ideas for your remodeling projects.

New York Times Tech
Feb 13, 2019

Why Amazon Is Caught in an Unexpected Brawl in New York
The company expected a smooth path to a deal. But then came the rise of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the progressive left, which shook the foundation of the state's politics.

New York Times Tech
Feb 13, 2019

‘Gay Muslim' Comic Strip Vanishes After Indonesia Calls it Pornographic
The strip's tagline was "Gay Muslim comics for people who are able to think." Instagram said it had not complied with the government's request to block it.

New York Times Tech
Feb 13, 2019

Facebook Group of French Journalists Harassed Women for Years
The private Facebook group, called the Ligue du LOL, was behind waves of online mockery of women in journalism, often those who were feminists.

New York Times Tech
Feb 12, 2019

Administration Readies Order to Keep China Out of Wireless Networks
A long-awaited executive order would block technology from adversarial powers, including China, from superfast next-generation networks.

New York Times Tech
Feb 12, 2019

T-Mobile-Sprint Deal Gets New Scrutiny From the Left
Democratic lawmakers, empowered by their new House majority, have amplified their criticism of the deal, and two hearings are set this week.

New York Times Tech
Feb 12, 2019

‘Not All Fun and Memes': BuzzFeed News Employees Plan to Form a Union
A reporter for the site estimates the effort has the support of "90 percent" of eligible employees. The BuzzFeed founder Jonah Peretti has spoken against the idea.

New York Times Tech
Feb 12, 2019

in her words: Girls Get Tech. They Just Need Others to Believe It.
New research explores how access to technology helps put girls on par with boys.

New York Times Tech
Feb 12, 2019

In China, This Video Game Lets You Be a Tiger Mom or a Driven Dad
Mete out love and discipline. Set ambitious goals. Endure a teenager's first dates. Fans say the game Chinese Parents is a surprisingly poignant exercise in role reversal.

New York Times Tech
Feb 11, 2019

A.I. Shows Promise Assisting Physicians
A so-called neural network analyzed the medical records of 600,000 hospital patients in China, diagnosing their conditions as accurately as doctors did in some cases.

New York Times Tech
Feb 11, 2019

Washington Post Finds Itself in the Middle of the Jeff Bezos Story
The paper, which has flourished under Mr. Bezos' ownership, is now reporting on his dispute with another publisher, American Media Inc.

New York Times Tech
Feb 11, 2019

Trump Signs Executive Order Promoting Artificial Intelligence
The order did not set aside additional funds for A.I. development, and officials provided few details about how it would track the progress of the administration's new policies.

New York Times Tech
Feb 11, 2019

A.I. Shows Promise as a Physician Assistant
A neural network analyzed the medical records of 600,000 hospital patients in China, and diagnosed their conditions as accurately as doctors did in some cases.

New York Times Tech
Feb 11, 2019

Clean, On Time and Rat-Free: 9 International Transit Systems With Lessons for New York
From Tokyo to Zurich, readers told us how New York's subway compares with the public transportation in their cities (spoiler alert: not well).

New York Times Tech
Feb 11, 2019

Trump to Sign Executive Order Promoting Artificial Intelligence
But the order does not set aside additional funds for A.I. development, and officials provided few details on how it will track the progress of its new policies.

New York Times Tech
Feb 10, 2019

These 50 Start-Ups May Be the Next ‘Unicorns'
CB Insights, a firm that tracks start-ups, analyzed a variety of data to create a list of 50 private companies around the world that are on a path to a $1 billion valuation.

New York Times Tech
Feb 10, 2019

The Next Wave of ‘Unicorn' Start-Ups
Uber and Airbnb were part of an early generation of tech start-ups that quickly reached $1 billion in value. The up-and-coming generation is looking very different.

New York Times Tech
Feb 10, 2019

How OnlyFans Changed Sex Work Forever
OnlyFans has put X-rated entertainment in the hands of its entertainers. Call it the paywall of porn.

New York Times Tech
Feb 09, 2019

They Fixed Pornography
OnlyFans has put X-rated entertainment in the hands of its entertainers. Call it the paywall of porn.

New York Times Tech
Feb 09, 2019

You Call That Meat? Not So Fast, Cattle Ranchers Say
With new vegetarian and lab-produced burgers coming to stores, several states are looking to bar newcomers from using the word meat on their labels.

New York Times Tech
Feb 08, 2019

Jeff Bezos' Extortion Claim Said to Be Under Review by Prosecutors
If American Media is found to have broken a law, it would be in violation of a deal struck with federal prosecutors in connection to hush money paid to protect Donald Trump.

New York Times Tech
Feb 08, 2019

Why Jeff Bezos Went to Medium With His Message
"When people have something to say, they come to Medium, where they can say it at length," a spokeswoman for the online platform said.

New York Times Tech
Feb 08, 2019

Huawei Threatens Lawsuit Against Czech Republic After Security Warning
The threat of legal action by the Chinese tech giant is part of a broader effort to defend itself from charges that it poses a security risk.

New York Times Tech
Feb 08, 2019

Jeff Bezos Said He Was a Victim of Extortion and Blackmail. What's the Difference?
Blackmail and extortion schemes have existed for centuries, from 17th-century Scottish farmers paying off plunderers to David Letterman revealing he was targeted to keep his affairs quiet.

New York Times Tech
Feb 08, 2019

Bits: The Week in Tech: Business Is Booming Despite Backlash
Global criticism of the tech industry hasn't had an impact on the bottom line — at least not yet, writes Kate Conger.

New York Times Tech
Feb 07, 2019

Instagram Bans Graphic Images of Self-Harm After Teenager's Suicide
Instagram and its parent company, Facebook, will no longer allow images of cutting and will make nongraphic photos of self-harm, such as healed scars, more difficult to find.

New York Times Tech
Feb 07, 2019

Jeff Bezos Accuses National Enquirer of ‘Extortion and Blackmail'
In an online post, the chief executive of Amazon said the tabloid's owner had used "extortion and blackmail" to try to stop his investigation into leaked photos and text messages.

New York Times Tech
Feb 07, 2019

U.K. Doctors Call for Caution in Children's Use of Screens and Social Media
Britain's chief medical officers declined to recommend specific age or time limits, but saw associations between social media use and mental health problems.

New York Times Tech
Feb 07, 2019

Twitter Continues Its Profit Streak, While Still Shedding Users
Net income was $255 million in the fourth quarter, the fifth straight with a profit. But the company reported a loss of users for the third consecutive quarter, to 321 million.

New York Times Tech
Feb 07, 2019

Germany Restricts Facebook's Data Gathering
The competition authority said the company could no longer combine data from different sources without explicit permission from users.

New York Times Tech
Feb 07, 2019

How Facebook's Tiny China Sales Floor Helps Generate Big Ad Money
In the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen, Facebook, working with a local partner, has found a way to overcome China's internet blocks to make ad dollars.

New York Times Tech
Feb 06, 2019

The Shift: After Uproar, Instacart Backs Off Controversial Tipping Policy
The delivery app's practice of counting tips toward guaranteed minimum payments for its contract workers drew accusations of wage theft.

New York Times Tech
Feb 06, 2019

Google and Waze Must Stop Sharing Drunken-Driving Checkpoints, New York Police Demand
The N.Y.P.D. said that Waze, by allowing people to share the locations of sobriety checkpoints, was impeding the police's ability to keep streets safe.

New York Times Tech
Feb 06, 2019

Tech Fix: Are Your Children Racking Up Charges From Mobile Games? Here's How to Fight Back
Parents are often surprised by unauthorized credit card charges. The culprit: Bait apps, which lure children into buying virtual junk online. Preventing these purchases isn't easy, but it can be done.

New York Times Tech
Feb 06, 2019

New Emojis Are Coming: Interracial Couples, Guide Dogs, Falafel and More
The new emojis and variants, which emphasize inclusivity, are expected to come out later this year, the organization that sets standards for emoji compatibility announced.

New York Times Tech
Feb 06, 2019

Instacart Reverses Tipping Policy After an Uproar Among Workers
The delivery start-up will retroactively pay shoppers whose tips were included in guaranteed minimum amounts.

New York Times Tech
Feb 06, 2019

Spotify. It's Not Just for Music Anymore.
With its acquisition of two podcasting companies, the streaming service broadens its ambitions to include everything audio.

New York Times Tech
Feb 06, 2019

The Shift: Instacart and DoorDash's Tip Policies Deliver Outrage
The delivery companies came under fire from critics who said the companies were taking advantage of their workers with deceptive tipping policies.

New York Times Tech
Feb 06, 2019

The Shift: Instacart and DoorDash's Tip Policies Are Delivering Outrage
The delivery companies are under fire from critics who say the companies are taking advantage of their workers with deceptive tipping policies.

New York Times Tech
Feb 06, 2019

Spotify, in Major Podcast Push, Buys Gimlet Media and Audio Tool Start-Up
The deals will help the music-streaming giant expand beyond its core service and reduce its reliance on the major record labels.

New York Times Tech
Feb 06, 2019

The New York Times Co. Reports $709 Million in Digital Revenue for 2018
The company is nearing its goal of $800 million in digital revenue ahead of a 2020 target. Paying subscribers rose to 4.3 million, a record.

New York Times Tech
Feb 06, 2019

Tech We're Using: When the Tools of the Trade Are the Keyboard and Mouse
For Daisuke Wakabayashi, who covers Google, computer accessories are important. Very important.

New York Times Tech
Feb 05, 2019

Crypto-Exchange Says It Can't Pay Investors Because Its C.E.O. Died, and He Had the Passwords
Quadriga CX said that Gerald W. Cotten died while visiting India in December, and he was the sole person able to access $250 million in client holdings. Some investors are skeptical.

New York Times Tech
Feb 05, 2019

Chief of Apple Stores Is Leaving After 5 Years in the Job
Angela Ahrendts, hired after leading Burberry to global prominence, was among Apple's highest-paid executives.

New York Times Tech
Feb 05, 2019

Making New Drugs With a Dose of Artificial Intelligence
Researchers at DeepMind, owned by Google's parent company, and other companies are applying their powerful A.I. systems to drug discovery research.

New York Times Tech
Feb 05, 2019

Snap Stems the Flood of Users Leaving Its App
The social media company, which makes the Snapchat ephemeral messaging app, said on Tuesday that the flood of users who were leaving its platform had subsided.

New York Times Tech
Feb 05, 2019

The Rise of the Robot Reporter
Fast, accurate and no typos! Bloomberg News, The Washington Post and The Associated Press test out machine-generated journalism.

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