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New York Times Tech
Sep 19, 2020

Trump Approves Deal Between Oracle and TikTok
The approval delays President Trump's threat to block a popular Chinese-owned social media app from the United States until it receives investment from American partners.

New York Times Tech
Sep 19, 2020

Trump Says Deal Between Oracle and TikTok Has His ‘Blessing'
The remarks suggested the Chinese-owned social media app may be allowed to continue to operate in the United States after receiving investment from American partners.

New York Times Tech
Sep 19, 2020

In South Korea, Covid-19 Comes With Another Risk: Online Bullies
The country's extensive response has been praised around the world but has led to harassment and slander, raising questions about privacy protections.

New York Times Tech
Sep 19, 2020

After Trump's TikTok Ban, China Readies Blacklist of Foreign Companies
Beijing issued rules that could allow it to halt exports, imports and investments by businesses accused of endangering national security.

New York Times Tech
Sep 18, 2020

‘It's So Essential': WeChat Ban Makes U.S.-China Standoff Personal
When downloads of the Chinese-owned messaging service are barred in the U.S. starting at midnight on Sunday, the feud between the countries will hit home for millions of people.

New York Times Tech
Sep 18, 2020

Fox News Is Accused of Hiding George Soros's Influence
It's a twist for the cable channel, which regularly airs criticism of the billionaire investor and Democratic donor.

New York Times Tech
Sep 18, 2020

Facebook Tried to Limit QAnon. It Failed.
The social network tried cracking down on the spread of the conspiracy theory and other extremist material. But QAnon groups are still flourishing on the site.

New York Times Tech
Sep 18, 2020

No, a Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Didn't Partner With a Pro-Communist Chinese Group
A Heritage Foundation investigation went viral on Thursday, but it conflated two nonprofits with the same name.

New York Times Tech
Sep 18, 2020

Explaining Trump's Potential Ban on TikTok, WeChat: Q&A
The Commerce Department announced that it was prohibiting downloads of WeChat and TikTok in U.S. app stores. Here's what you need to know.

New York Times Tech
Sep 18, 2020

Explaining Trump Ban on TikTok, WeChat
The Commerce Department announced that it was prohibiting downloads of WeChat and TikTok in U.S. app stores. Here's what you need to know.

New York Times Tech
Sep 18, 2020

Don't quit Facebook. Change laws.
What to do if you think Facebook worsens misinformation and hate speech.

New York Times Tech
Sep 18, 2020

Trump Admin to Ban TikTok, WeChat From U.S. App Stores
The Trump administration issued new rules Friday morning that will cripple the operation of two popular Chinese-owned apps in the United States.

New York Times Tech
Sep 18, 2020

Inside the Social World of Shift-Scheduling Apps
There's no such thing as remote restaurant work. But there is HotSchedules.

New York Times Tech
Sep 18, 2020

Computing Pioneers Endorse Biden, Citing Immigration
They said the administration's policies were driving away technology talent and could do long-term damage to their industry.

New York Times Tech
Sep 17, 2020

Isolated Ballot Errors Do Not Equal a ‘Rigged Election'
President Trump continued his assault on voting by mail, but printing and mailing errors are nothing new, and have affected Republican and Democratic candidates alike.

New York Times Tech
Sep 17, 2020

TikTok Accepts Deal Revisions as Trump Prepares to Review Proposal
The video app is also looking for a new chief executive and has talked to candidates including a founder of Instagram.

New York Times Tech
Sep 17, 2020

One Family's Remote-School Tale
Like many parents, Valerie Cruz is dealing with a tough situation and making it work.

New York Times Tech
Sep 17, 2020

The New Apple Watch Measures Your Blood Oxygen. Now What?
Blood oxygen readings can be a useful indicator of wellness, but context is important — and so is medical advice from a doctor.

New York Times Tech
Sep 17, 2020

A Car Insurance Claim Estimate Before the Tow Truck Is Called
Using algorithms, tech companies are helping insurers speed up the process after an accident, make it more accurate and keep estimators out of the field — a plus during a pandemic.

New York Times Tech
Sep 17, 2020

A New Ship's Mission: Let the Deep Sea Be Seen
A giant new vessel, OceanXplorer, seeks to unveil the secrets of the abyss for a global audience.

New York Times Tech
Sep 16, 2020

Backlash Grows to TikTok-Oracle Deal
Senate Republicans and others criticized the latest plan to allow TikTok to continue operating in the United States, citing national security concerns.

New York Times Tech
Sep 16, 2020

Former Parody Account Was Early in Spreading False Rumors on Fires
The rumors have overwhelmed local law enforcement agencies, leading them to plead with the public to verify information before sharing it.

New York Times Tech
Sep 16, 2020

China-Backed Hackers Broke Into 100 Firms and Agencies, U.S. Says
In indictments against five Chinese nationals, the Justice Department described sophisticated attacks to hijack networks and extort universities, businesses and nonprofits.

New York Times Tech
Sep 16, 2020

No, a Molotov Cocktail Didn't Start the West's Wildfires
Viral posts about a man who was arrested and accused of setting fires in Portland, Ore., have left out one important fact: Those fires were quickly put out.

New York Times Tech
Sep 16, 2020

Snowflake More Than Doubles in Debut as Wall Street Embraces Tech IPOs
The data storage company is among several prominent start-ups going public this year as the tech industry thrives in the pandemic.

New York Times Tech
Sep 16, 2020

Snowflake Stock More Than Doubles in IPO Debut
The data storage company is among several prominent start-ups going public this year as the tech industry thrives in the pandemic.

New York Times Tech
Sep 16, 2020

Oculus Quest 2 Review: Solid V.R. Headset, but Few Games
The new $300 virtual-reality headset works well and feels comfortable. But good luck finding games that will keep you entertained.

New York Times Tech
Sep 16, 2020

Facebook Oculus Quest 2 Review: Solid V.R. Headset, but Few Games
The new $300 virtual-reality headset works well and feels comfortable. But good luck finding games that will keep you entertained.

New York Times Tech
Sep 16, 2020

‘Good Enough' Rules the World
The success of TikTok and Netflix shows that if you have enough eyeballs, mediocrity is totally OK.

New York Times Tech
Sep 16, 2020

A Chinese Billionaire Is Barred From Spending Over Unpaid Debts
A court-ordered ban on first-class flights and vacations is a humbling turn of events for Chen Feng, the head of the once high-flying conglomerate HNA Group.

New York Times Tech
Sep 15, 2020

Celebrities Plan an ‘Instagram Freeze,' but Reaction Is Icy
Stars including Kim Kardashian West, Katy Perry and Mark Ruffalo said they would protest Facebook by freezing their Instagram accounts on Wednesday. The responses were far from positive.

New York Times Tech
Sep 15, 2020

Driver Charged in Uber's Fatal 2018 Autonomous Car Crash
Investigators said the woman had been watching a video on her phone when the vehicle killed a pedestrian in Arizona.

New York Times Tech
Sep 15, 2020

Yoga Teachers Take On QAnon
Online wellness influencers are pushing back against an influx of misinformation related to QAnon, the vast pro-Trump conspiracy theory.

New York Times Tech
Sep 15, 2020

A Job That Isn't Hard to Get in a Pandemic: Swindlers' Unwitting Helper
Criminals are increasingly using people like Denise Newton to move their money, just as many have lost their jobs and are vulnerable.

New York Times Tech
Sep 15, 2020

'Tenet' Didn't Bring Audiences Back to Movie Theaters. Now What?
People aren't going to the movies at anywhere close to the numbers that Hollywood hoped, prompting studios to postpone more big releases. Marvel's "Black Widow" could be the next to retreat.

New York Times Tech
Sep 15, 2020

The Search for Life on Venus Could Start With Rocket Lab
Rocket Lab may be able to send a small spacecraft to probe the clouds of Venus long before NASA or other space agencies are able to do so.

New York Times Tech
Sep 15, 2020

A Job That Isn't Hard to Get in a Pandemic: Swindlers' Helper
Criminals are increasingly using people like Denise Newton to move their money, just as many have lost their jobs and are vulnerable.

New York Times Tech
Sep 15, 2020

Apple Watch Is a Private Road
With newer technologies, we risk losing the open highways that have defined our digital lives.

New York Times Tech
Sep 15, 2020

Gen Zers Say Silicon Valley Is Elitist and Exclusive. Can They Build a New System?
A group of young tech enthusiasts are carving their own path on Discord.

New York Times Tech
Sep 15, 2020

Coming This Fall: Return of the Video Game Console Wars
Gamers are awaiting Sony's PlayStation 5 and Microsoft's Xbox Series X, though supply might be limited because of the pandemic.

New York Times Tech
Sep 14, 2020

TikTok's Proposed Deal Seeks to Mollify U.S. and China
The Chinese-owned app designed a compromise to satisfy U.S. security concerns. The terms are now under review by the Trump administration.

New York Times Tech
Sep 14, 2020

TikTok's Proposed Deal Under Review by Trump Administration
The Chinese-owned app designed a compromise to satisfy U.S. security concerns. The terms are now under review by the Trump administration.

New York Times Tech
Sep 14, 2020

Facebook Is Failing in Global Disinformation Fight, Says Former Worker
The employee, who worked in a group dedicated to rooting out fake accounts, said executives ignored or were slow to react to her warnings.

New York Times Tech
Sep 14, 2020

TikTok Was a Wasted Opportunity
The TikTok battle was a chance to debate big questions about technology and government. We missed it.

New York Times Tech
Sep 14, 2020

ByteDance's Need for a TikTok-Oracle Deal: China is Slowing
ByteDance's founder has long urged his employees to think beyond the world's No. 2 economy, where growth is easing and competition is rising.

New York Times Tech
Sep 13, 2020

Oracle Chosen as TikTok's Tech Partner, as Microsoft's Bid Is Rejected
The moves came as the clock ticks down on President Trump's executive order to block the Chinese-owned social media app.

New York Times Tech
Sep 13, 2020

Nvidia Buys Arm From SoftBank for $40 Billion
The move gives Nvidia a way into mobile chips, but the acquisition is likely to face regulatory scrutiny.

New York Times Tech
Sep 13, 2020

Europe Feels Squeeze as Tech Competition Heats Up Between U.S. and China
As the rapid pace of change mixes with national security issues, Europe's role as a global regulator is increasingly tested — and may not be enough.

New York Times Tech
Sep 12, 2020

SoftBank Said to Be Near Deal to Sell British Chip Designer Arm
A sale to Nvidia for more than $40 billion would net billions of dollars for the Japanese tech investor and create a powerhouse in the semiconductor industry.

New York Times Tech
Sep 11, 2020

The Woman Taking Over TikTok at the Toughest Time
Vanessa Pappas is keeping a focus on the app's community of creators and users as it deals with pressure from President Trump, Beijing and a possible sale.

New York Times Tech
Sep 11, 2020

Europe Feels the Squeeze as Tech Competition Heats Up Between U.S. and China
As the rapid pace of change mixes with national security issues, Europe's role as a global regulator is increasingly tested — and may not be enough.

New York Times Tech
Sep 11, 2020

For These Shows, Take a Hike
If you participate in a sound walk and no one is there to applaud, does it count as theater? Our critic argues that it does. Or at least that it can.

New York Times Tech
Sep 11, 2020

Gig Work Is Risky for Apps, Too
New and proposed laws and regulatory challenges threaten the business model of apps like Uber and Handy.

New York Times Tech
Sep 10, 2020

False Rumors That Activists Set Wildfires Exasperate Officials
Law enforcement agencies said claims on social media that antifascist activists had set fires on the West Coast were unfounded.

New York Times Tech
Sep 10, 2020

Russian Intelligence Hackers Are Back, Microsoft Warns, Aiming at Democrats and Republicans
China is also growing more adept at targeting campaign workers. But contrary to Trump administration warnings, Beijing is mostly aiming at Biden campaign officials.

New York Times Tech
Sep 10, 2020

Russian Intelligence Hackers Are Back, Microsoft Warns, Aiming at Officials of Both Parties
China is also growing more adept at targeting campaign workers. But contrary to Trump administration warnings, Beijing is mostly targeting Biden campaign officials.

New York Times Tech
Sep 10, 2020

Are Gender Reveals Cursed?
Several parties, meant to mark a milestone in the journey of pregnancy, have resulted in devastation. Is it time to temper the spectacle, or embrace the celebratory spirit?

New York Times Tech
Sep 10, 2020

Return of the King: Ninja, a Video Game Star, Goes Back to Twitch
After months of speculation, one of the world's most famous video gamers announced his next move.

New York Times Tech
Sep 10, 2020

Social Media Shaming Your College
Students are using apps to shame their schools into better coronavirus plans.

New York Times Tech
Sep 10, 2020

Cleaners Demand Harassment Safeguards From the Booking Service Handy
Workers for a home services company say they face sexual harassment and unfair fees. A civil rights group is asking California regulators to step in.

New York Times Tech
Sep 10, 2020

Chinese Ambassador Liu Xiaoming ‘Likes' an X-Rated Video. Awkward.
China demanded that Twitter investigate, suggesting that Liu Xiaoming's account had been compromised. But the account has a history of unusual likes.

New York Times Tech
Sep 10, 2020

Chinese Ambassador ‘Likes' an X-Rated Video. Awkward.
China demanded that Twitter investigate, suggesting that Liu Xiaoming's account had been compromised. But the account has a history of unusual likes.

New York Times Tech
Sep 09, 2020

Facebook May Be Ordered to Change Data Practices in Europe
Irish regulators have started an inquiry into Facebook's movement of data on European users to the United States.

New York Times Tech
Sep 09, 2020

No, Facebook Does Not Reflect Reality
Despite what Mark Zuckerberg says, Facebook shapes our world.

New York Times Tech
Sep 09, 2020

Continue Your Life's Education With Free Online Classes
If you're pondering a career shift, looking to learn a specific skill or just plain bored, consider a web-based class to broaden your horizons.

New York Times Tech
Sep 09, 2020

‘The Social Dilemma' Review: Unplug and Run
This documentary from Jeff Orlowski explores how addiction and privacy breaches are features, not bugs, of social media platforms.

New York Times Tech
Sep 08, 2020

Computers Can't Cut Red Tape
Modernizing government technology can be helpful during a crisis. To a point.

New York Times Tech
Sep 07, 2020

Chess (Yes, Chess) Is Now a Streaming Obsession
Viewers are flocking to games during the pandemic, entranced by a charismatic grandmaster and his lightning-fast play.

New York Times Tech
Sep 05, 2020

When Learning Is Really Remote: Students Climb Trees and Travel Miles for a Cell Signal
Schools are closed in Indonesia because of the pandemic, but for the rural poor who lack internet access and smartphones, online education is particularly difficult.

New York Times Tech
Sep 05, 2020

TikTok Influencers, Harassment and Fans: Who's to Blame?
Fan armies are harassing gay and trans people on TikTok.

New York Times Tech
Sep 05, 2020

Parents Got More Time Off. Then the Backlash Started.
Pandemic policies at tech companies have created a rift between parents offered more benefits and resentful workers who don't have children.

New York Times Tech
Sep 04, 2020

Harassment Against Gay and Trans People on TikTok
Are online creators responsible for the bigotry and cruelty of their audiences? Or are the platforms?

New York Times Tech
Sep 04, 2020

Reed Hastings on Netflix, Hollywood and the Future of Streaming
Netflix started with sending DVDs — remember them? — through the mail, but now the streaming pioneer sits atop a Hollywood it has thoroughly upended.

New York Times Tech
Sep 04, 2020

Pentagon Sticks With Microsoft for Cloud Computing Contract
Amazon, a rival for the $10 billion contract, has complained that President Trump interfered in the process.

New York Times Tech
Sep 04, 2020

Why Facebook's Blocking of New Political Ads May Fall Short
There are still many ways that voter misinformation can spread on the social network, even as it moves to cut off new political ads on Oct. 27.

New York Times Tech
Sep 04, 2020

Forget TikTok. China's Powerhouse App Is WeChat.
A vital connection for the Chinese diaspora, the app has also become a global conduit of Chinese state propaganda, surveillance and intimidation. The United States has proposed banning it.

New York Times Tech
Sep 04, 2020

Forget TikTok. China's Powerhouse App Is WeChat, and Its Power Is Sweeping.
A vital connection for the Chinese diaspora, the app has also become a global conduit of Chinese state propaganda, surveillance and intimidation. The United States has proposed banning it.

New York Times Tech
Sep 04, 2020

TikTok Bid Highlights Oracle's Public Embrace of Trump
The tech giant stands out in Silicon Valley for its close ties to the administration, which must bless any deal for the social media app.

New York Times Tech
Sep 03, 2020

Student Charged in Cyberattacks at Miami-Dade Schools
Virtual classes in the fourth-largest school district in the United States were choked by glitches this week. A 16-year-old high school junior has admitted to the cyberattacks.

New York Times Tech
Sep 03, 2020

Justice Dept. Plans to File Antitrust Charges Against Google in Coming Weeks
The attorney general is said to have set a deadline over the objections of career lawyers who say they need more time to build the case.

New York Times Tech
Sep 03, 2020

Barr Ignores Lawyers' Calls to Go Slow on Google Antitrust Case
The attorney general is said to have set a deadline over the objections of career lawyers who say they need more time to build the case.

New York Times Tech
Sep 03, 2020

Lessons From a Virus Tracing Dud
One state learned the hard way that technology won't get us out of this pandemic. But it can help.

New York Times Tech
Sep 03, 2020

Facebook Moves to Stop Election Misinformation
The social network said it would block new political ads in late October, among other measures, to reduce misinformation and interference.

New York Times Tech
Sep 02, 2020

A Freelance Writer Learns He Was Working for the Russians
A man who had written for a site that officials say was a front for a Russian group said his mysterious editor "had a different kind of agenda."

New York Times Tech
Sep 02, 2020

India Bans 118 Chinese Apps as Indian Soldier Is Killed on Disputed Border
The Indian government is blocking Chinese apps from its huge domestic market to strike back against China amid a tense border standoff.

New York Times Tech
Sep 02, 2020

Amazon's Biggest Leap Was Boring
Forget about drones. Amazon delivered something just as innovative with nuts and bolts.

New York Times Tech
Sep 02, 2020

This 84-Year-Old Gamer Has More Than 900,000 ‘Grandkids'
Shirley Curry has cultivated a following on YouTube with her charming videos of journeys through The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

New York Times Tech
Sep 01, 2020

Did a 16-Year-Old Have A Hand in Twitter Hack?
On Tuesday, federal agents served a Massachusetts teenager with a search warrant. He appears to have played a significant role in the July 15 Twitter attack, investigators and fellow hackers said.

New York Times Tech
Sep 01, 2020

Apple and Google to Make It Easier to Opt In to Virus Tracing
The tech giants said states could soon send notices directly to smartphones asking people to opt in to the technology, which helps trace the coronavirus.

New York Times Tech
Sep 01, 2020

Facebook and Twitter Say Russians Are Again Targeting Americans With Disinformation
The company said it had been warned by the F.B.I. that a so-called troll farm in St. Petersburg set up a network of fake user accounts and a website.

New York Times Tech
Sep 01, 2020

Apple and Google Make It Easier to Opt In to Virus Tracing
The tech giants said states could now send notices directly to smartphones asking people to opt in to the technology, which helps trace the coronavirus.

New York Times Tech
Sep 01, 2020

Russians Again Targeting Americans With Disinformation, Facebook Says
The company said it had been warned by the F.B.I. that a so-called troll farm in St. Petersburg set up a network of fake user accounts and a website.

New York Times Tech
Sep 01, 2020

Trump's Multiple Conspiracy Theories in Fox News Interview. Here Are Their Roots
The unfounded ideas have been circulating online for months.

New York Times Tech
Sep 01, 2020

Trump Spread Multiple Conspiracy Theories on Monday. Here Are Their Roots.
The unfounded ideas have been circulating online for months.

New York Times Tech
Sep 01, 2020

Twitter Hack May Have Had Another Mastermind: A 16-Year-Old
On Tuesday, federal agents served a Massachusetts teenager with a search warrant. He appears to have played a significant role in the July 15 Twitter attack, investigators and fellow hackers said.

New York Times Tech
Sep 01, 2020

Twitter to Add Context to Trending Topics
The social media company is trying to clean up a feature that has been used for disinformation, but stopped short of what critics want.

New York Times Tech
Sep 01, 2020

Twitter to Add New Context Feature to Trending Topics
The social media company is trying to clean up a feature that has been used for disinformation, but stopped short of what critics want.

New York Times Tech
Sep 01, 2020

Yes to Tech Optimism. And Pessimism.
We need tech optimists to shoot for the moon. But we also need those looking for problems.

New York Times Tech
Sep 01, 2020

Walmart ? Membership Service to Launch in Attempt to Compete With Amazon
Walmart will cost $98 a year to receive free delivery for orders over $35. The company hopes to build on the success of its pickup grocery business.

New York Times Tech
Sep 01, 2020

To Play Poker in a Pandemic, Americans Flee the U.S.
Unlike other sporting events canceled by the coronavirus, the World of Series of Poker, and its millions in prizes, went online. But borders are tricky when it comes to internet gambling.

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