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Mar 02, 2021

A Golden Age of Local Digital Stars
This can be great, but we may also lose something magical about a shared digital culture.

New York Times Tech
Mar 02, 2021

Instacart Valuation Rises to $39 Billion in Latest Fundraising
The pandemic has supercharged Instacart's growth as customers eager to avoid shopping in stores turn to the company's grocery ordering service.

New York Times Tech
Mar 02, 2021

Colleges That Require Coronavirus Screening Tech Struggle to Say Whether It Works
Many schools that use fever scanners and symptom checkers have not rigorously studied if the technology has slowed the spread of Covid-19 on campuses.

New York Times Tech
Mar 02, 2021

Colleges That Require Virus-Screening Tech Struggle to Say Whether It Works
Many schools that use fever scanners and symptom checkers have not rigorously studied if the technology has slowed the spread of Covid-19 on campuses.

New York Times Tech
Mar 02, 2021

Amazon Workers' Union Drive Reaches Far Beyond Alabama
A vote on whether to form a union at the e-commerce giant's warehouse in Bessemer, Ala., has become a labor showdown, drawing the attention of N.F.L. players, and the White House.

New York Times Tech
Mar 01, 2021

How Do Influencers Get Jobs? It's Changing
A new service is designed to help formalize relationships that are typically forged through personal connections or cold DMs.

New York Times Tech
Mar 01, 2021

Copying China's Online Blockade
How other countries' efforts to control the internet compare with China's Great Firewall.

New York Times Tech
Mar 01, 2021

China Charges Ahead With a National Digital Currency
The electronic Chinese yuan is now being tested in cities such as Shenzhen, Shanghai and Beijing. No other major power is as far along with a homegrown digital currency.

New York Times Tech
Feb 28, 2021

Seniors Seeking Vaccines Have a Problem: They Can't Use the Internet
Older adults living alone often lack access or an understanding of technology, and many are unsure how to sign up for an appointment.

New York Times Tech
Feb 27, 2021

Facebook, Amazon and Others Restrict Online Sales of Masks
Scientists are urging Americans to upgrade their face coverings. But Amazon, Google and Facebook restrict the sale of medical-grade masks. Critics say the rules are outdated.

New York Times Tech
Feb 27, 2021

Digidog, a Robotic Dog Used by the Police, Stirs Privacy Concerns
The New York Police Department has been testing Digidog, which it says can be deployed in dangerous situations and keep officers safer, but some fear it could become an aggressive surveillance tool.

New York Times Tech
Feb 27, 2021

How One State Managed to Actually Write Rules on Facial Recognition
Massachusetts is one of the first states to put legislative guardrails around the use of facial recognition technology in criminal investigations.

New York Times Tech
Feb 26, 2021

Want to Buy a Scrunchie Mask? Great. But Forget About That N95.
Scientists are urging Americans to upgrade their face coverings. But Amazon, Google and Facebook restrict the sale of medical-grade masks. Critics say the rules are outdated.

New York Times Tech
Feb 26, 2021

Amazon Moves From Film Industry's Margins to the Mainstream
With several films competing for Golden Globes on Sunday and a number of high-priced movies coming this year, the streaming service has altered its reputation in Hollywood.

New York Times Tech
Feb 26, 2021

Can Tech Break Us Out of Our Bubbles?
We need more ways to find new movies, books and activities — especially those that challenge us.

New York Times Tech
Feb 26, 2021

A Spreadsheet of China's Censorship Shows the Human Toll
An online spreadsheet with an anonymous minder tabulates Xi Jinping's crackdown on speech.

New York Times Tech
Feb 26, 2021

Away From Silicon Valley, the Military Is the Ideal Customer
While much has been made of tech's unwillingness to work with the Pentagon, start-ups are still plumbing the industry's decades-long ties to the military.

New York Times Tech
Feb 26, 2021

A Critic of Technology Turns Her Gaze Inward
Sherry Turkle is best known for exploring the dysfunctional relationships between humans and their screens. She takes on a new focus — herself — in her memoir, "The Empathy Diaries."

New York Times Tech
Feb 26, 2021

What Kind of Plane Am I Flying On?
After engine debris from a Boeing 777-200 rained down on a Denver suburb, some fliers may want to know more about plane safety and maintenance. Here are some answers.

New York Times Tech
Feb 25, 2021

F.C.C. Approves a $50 Monthly High-Speed Internet Subsidy
The money, aimed at low-income households, is part of an effort to bridge the access gap to broadband connectivity amid the pandemic.

New York Times Tech
Feb 25, 2021

AT&T, loaded with debt from its DirecTV deal, sells part of its TV business to a private equity firm.
The spinoff, which will give TPG a minority stake, values the TV business at $16.25 billion — about a third of what AT&T paid just for DirecTV in 2015.

New York Times Tech
Feb 25, 2021

Dispo, David Dobrik's Photo-Sharing App, Is Taking Off
Some are calling David Dobrik's new photo app, Dispo, the next Instagram.

New York Times Tech
Feb 25, 2021

Airbnb posts a $3.9 billion loss in its first report as public company.


New York Times Tech
Feb 25, 2021

Twitter Shakes Off the Cobwebs With New Product Plans
Though it has received outsized attention for the last few years, the company has not changed very much. But a recent acquisition spree signals a new course.

New York Times Tech
Feb 25, 2021

Facebook Takes a Side, Barring Myanmar Military After Coup
The move puts the social network squarely on the side of Myanmar's pro-democracy movement after years of criticism over how the military has used the site.

New York Times Tech
Feb 25, 2021

The long, painful path of net neutrality
Where the war over net neutrality stands, and why it (sort of) matters today.

New York Times Tech
Feb 25, 2021

The That's Taking Over Streaming Platforms
An idea that seemed like a real plus when streaming was newer has fallen into cliché.

New York Times Tech
Feb 25, 2021

Why Plus Is a Minus When Naming Your Streaming Site
An idea that seemed like a real plus when streaming was newer has fallen into cliché.

New York Times Tech
Feb 25, 2021

Facebook Takes a Side, Banning Myanmar Military After Coup
The move puts the social network squarely on the side of Myanmar's pro-democracy movement after years of criticism over how the military has used the site.

New York Times Tech
Feb 25, 2021

Can Clubhouse Move Fast Without Breaking Things?
The 11-month-old audio social network is compelling. It also has some very grown-up problems.

New York Times Tech
Feb 25, 2021

Plus Plus Plus = Streaming Name Surplus
An idea that seemed like a real plus when streaming was newer has fallen into cliché.

New York Times Tech
Feb 25, 2021

I Was Your Fave Is Problematic
What was I trying to accomplish with my anonymous Tumblr?

New York Times Tech
Feb 25, 2021

My Year of Grief and Cancellation
What was I trying to accomplish with my anonymous Tumblr?

New York Times Tech
Feb 24, 2021

Facebook Bans Myanmar Military Accounts in Aftermath of Coup
The move plunges the social network into the post-coup politics of the roiled nation, after years of criticism over how Myanmar's military had used the site.

New York Times Tech
Feb 24, 2021

This Website Is My Pandemic BFF
JustWatch makes finding where shows or movies are streaming online super easy. Hallelujah.

New York Times Tech
Feb 24, 2021

A New Generation of Wi-Fi to Improve Your Home Network
The technology, Wi-Fi 6, is designed to reduce congestion from devices. We put it to the test.

New York Times Tech
Feb 23, 2021

California Wins Court Victory for Its Net Neutrality Law
A federal judge's ruling can allow the state to go ahead with its law while a lawsuit works its way through the courts.

New York Times Tech
Feb 23, 2021

After Russian Cyberattack, Looking for Answers and Debating Retaliation
Key senators and corporate executives warned at a hearing on Tuesday that the "scope and scale" of the hacking of government agencies and companies, the most sophisticated in history, were still unclear.

New York Times Tech
Feb 23, 2021

The Best Law You've Never Heard Of
Taking back control of our personal data can feel like a lost cause. But there's hope!

New York Times Tech
Feb 23, 2021

A Digital Firewall in Myanmar, Built with Guns and Wire Cutters
As the military seized power again, the generals moved quickly to take the country offline, criminalize online dissent and block social media.

New York Times Tech
Feb 23, 2021

How the Military Behind Myanmar's Coup Took the Country Offline
As the military seized power again, the generals moved quickly to take the country offline, criminalize online dissent and block social media.

New York Times Tech
Feb 23, 2021

Kazuo Ishiguro Sees What the Future Is Doing to Us
With his new novel, the Nobel Prize-winner reaffirms himself as our most profound observer of human fragility in the technological era.

New York Times Tech
Feb 23, 2021

A.I. Is Everywhere and Evolving
Many of us already live with artificial intelligence now, but researchers say interactions with the technology will become increasingly personalized.

New York Times Tech
Feb 22, 2021

Facebook Strikes Deal to Restore News Sharing in Australia
The agreement means users and publishers in Australia can once again share links to news articles, after Facebook had blocked the practice last week.

New York Times Tech
Feb 22, 2021

F.C.C. Broadband Plan Includes $50 Monthly Subsidy for Millions
A proposal released by the acting chairwoman of the commission is an attempt to close the digital divide.

New York Times Tech
Feb 22, 2021

A City With Amazon at the Center: California's Inland Empire
What happened to California's Inland Empire when Amazon came to town.

New York Times Tech
Feb 22, 2021

She Beat Cancer at 10. Now She'll Join SpaceX's First Private Trip to Orbit.
St. Jude Hospital and Jared Isaacman, a billionaire entrepreneur, selected Hayley Arceneaux for a trip to orbit in a SpaceX capsule.

New York Times Tech
Feb 22, 2021

Why an Animated Flying Cat With a Pop-Tart Body Sold for Almost $600,000
A fast-growing market for digital art, ephemera and media is marrying the world's taste for collectibles with cutting-edge technology.

New York Times Tech
Feb 21, 2021

Airbnb Is Driving Hosts Elsewhere With Costly Pandemic Policies
Hurt by refunds, some are trying to cut the site out of bookings or taking legal action. The company says it is working to reduce tensions.

New York Times Tech
Feb 21, 2021

Team Molly: The Family After Molly Steinsapir's Death
While her daughter was hospitalized, one mother built more room for our national grief.

New York Times Tech
Feb 21, 2021

China Censors the Internet. So Why Doesn't Russia?
The Kremlin has constructed an entire infrastructure of repression but has not displaced Western apps. Instead, it is turning to outright intimidation.

New York Times Tech
Feb 20, 2021

What is Clubhouse?
A simple explainer to the newest, buzziest social media app around.

New York Times Tech
Feb 19, 2021

A second Google A.I. researcher says the company fired her.


New York Times Tech
Feb 19, 2021

Hurt by Lockdowns, California's Small Businesses Push to Recall Newsom
The pain for such enterprises been particularly acute in the state, leading some to back an effort to replace Gov. Gavin Newsom.

New York Times Tech
Feb 19, 2021

Uber Drivers Are Entitled to Worker Benefits, a British Court Rules
The decision was an important victory for labor activists in the U.S. and Europe who are pushing for better wages and stronger protections for gig economy workers.

New York Times Tech
Feb 19, 2021

Rupert Neve, the Father of Modern Studio Recording, Dies at 94
His equipment became the industry standard and influenced the sound of groups like Nirvana, Fleetwood Mac, the Grateful Dead, Santana, Chicago and the Who.

New York Times Tech
Feb 19, 2021

Why We Want Tech Copycats to Fail
Big Tech likes to copy the hot new thing. But that's not always good for the rest of us.

New York Times Tech
Feb 18, 2021

Bruce Blackburn, Designer of Ubiquitous NASA Logo, Dies at 82
He was known for the NASA "worm," which has become synonymous with space exploration. He also designed the 1976 American Revolution Bicentennial star.

New York Times Tech
Feb 18, 2021

Who Wins the (Online) Corner Store?
A big question about the future of commerce is how local businesses will succeed online.

New York Times Tech
Feb 18, 2021

Meet Elizabeth Ann, the First Cloned Black-Footed Ferret
Her birth represents the first cloning of an endangered species native to North America, and may bring needed genetic diversity to the species.

New York Times Tech
Feb 17, 2021

Facebook Blocks News in Australia, Diverging With Google on Proposed Law
With Australia moving to make the tech companies pay for news, Facebook took a hard line, while Google has struck deals to pay publishers.

New York Times Tech
Feb 17, 2021

Facebook and Google Diverge in Response to Proposed Australian Law
With Australia moving to make the tech companies pay for news, Facebook said it would block news links in the country while Google has struck deals to pay publishers.

New York Times Tech
Feb 17, 2021

Facebook restricts the sharing of news in Australia as Google says it will pay some publishers.
The decision is in response to a proposed law in the country that would require tech companies to pay publishers for linking to stories across their platforms.

New York Times Tech
Feb 17, 2021

The Race to Fix Virtual Meetings
Sick of boring grids of heads? A new crop of start-ups aims to bring some serendipity and spark to remote meetings.

New York Times Tech
Feb 17, 2021

Facebook restricts the sharing of news on its platform in Australia.
The decision is in response to a proposed law in the country that would require tech companies to pay publishers for linking to stories across their platforms.

New York Times Tech
Feb 17, 2021

The Internet Is Splintering
Facebook and Google exist in so many countries. Who should decide the rules in each one?

New York Times Tech
Feb 17, 2021

Google Is Suddenly Paying for News in Australia. What About Everywhere Else?
Pathbreaking legislation showed that even a small nation can get the tech giant to bend. But the United States seems unlikely to follow.

New York Times Tech
Feb 17, 2021

How to Buy a Real N95 Mask Online
Fakes and little-known brands still abound, even as health officials have advised us to up our mask game. Here's what to do.

New York Times Tech
Feb 17, 2021

This Cloud Computing Billing Expert Is Very Funny. Seriously.
Corey Quinn has made it his business to understand Amazon's cloud-computing charges and have some fun at the company's expense.

New York Times Tech
Feb 17, 2021

Meet Me at the Virtual Water Cooler
Sick of boring grids of heads? A new crop of start-ups aims to bring some serendipity and spark to remote meetings.

New York Times Tech
Feb 17, 2021

The Rise of the Wellness App
They're everywhere, but they can't address the real problem: the alienation of 21st-century work.

New York Times Tech
Feb 16, 2021

New York Sues Amazon, Saying It Inadequately Protected Workers From Covid-19
The case focuses on two of the company's facilities in New York.

New York Times Tech
Feb 16, 2021

NY Sues Amazon, Saying It Inadequately Protected Workers From Covid-19
The case focuses on two of the company's facilities in New York.

New York Times Tech
Feb 16, 2021

Dozens Contract Covid-19 After Abundance 360 Conference
Peter Diamandis thought extensive testing could help create an "immunity bubble" for a conference in Culver City, Calif. It didn't work. "I hope others can learn from my mistakes," he said.

New York Times Tech
Feb 16, 2021

The State House Versus Big Tech
State and local governments are looking to assert more control over tech companies.

New York Times Tech
Feb 16, 2021

Big Tech's Next Big Problem Could Come From People Like ‘Mr. Sweepy'
Government antitrust lawsuits have created openings for numerous private cases against Big Tech, with more expected to come. If successful, the cases could cost them dearly.

New York Times Tech
Feb 15, 2021

Parler, a Social Network That Attracted Trump Fans, Returns Online
After being cut off by Amazon and other tech giants, Parler worked for weeks to find a way to get back on the internet.

New York Times Tech
Feb 15, 2021

An Inside Look at Cuba's Constant Struggle for Clean Water
Across the country, battling water scarcity requires a vast array of workers, from inspectors and fumigators to truck drivers and pipe layers.

New York Times Tech
Feb 15, 2021

Clubhouse, a Tiny Audio Chat App, Breaks Through
The 11-month-old app has exploded in popularity, even as it grapples with harassment, misinformation and privacy issues.

New York Times Tech
Feb 14, 2021

Big Tech's Unlikely Next Battleground: North Dakota
A vote on a bill this week is part of a movement that could cost Apple and Google billions of dollars. State legislatures are becoming the fight's new front.

New York Times Tech
Feb 13, 2021

Silicon Valley's Safe Space
Slate Star Codex was a window into the psyche of many tech leaders building our collective future. Then it disappeared.

New York Times Tech
Feb 12, 2021

Maryland Approves Country's First Tax on Big Tech's Ad Revenue
Analysts estimate that the tax will generate up to $250 million for schools in the state in the first year. It will also probably face fierce legal challenges.

New York Times Tech
Feb 12, 2021

Amazon Sues New York Attorney General to Block Covid-19 Charges
The company said the attorney general, Letitia James, had overstepped her authority in investigating workplace safety.

New York Times Tech
Feb 12, 2021

Electric Cars, Cool. But When?
What we need to get to a future of energy-efficient cars.

New York Times Tech
Feb 12, 2021

Voyager 2 Has Entered the Space Between Solar Systems
It is the second spacecraft to make the crossing into interstellar space, providing a new look at what lies beyond our local galactic neighborhood.

New York Times Tech
Feb 12, 2021

What Sun Dawu's Prosecution Says About China
A rural businessman, Sun Dawu, angered Beijing twice. His fate the second time around could augur the future of the world's other superpower.

New York Times Tech
Feb 12, 2021

Earth to Voyager 2: After a Year in the Darkness, We Can Talk to You Again
NASA's sole means of sending commands to the distant space probe, launched 44 years ago, is being restored on Friday.

New York Times Tech
Feb 12, 2021

Maryland Nears Country's First Tax on Big Tech's Ad Revenue
Analysts estimate that the tax would generate up to $250 million for schools in the state in the first year. It would also probably face fierce legal challenges.

New York Times Tech
Feb 11, 2021

Twitter vs. India
Twitter is defying a democratically elected government. We should all watch what happens next.

New York Times Tech
Feb 11, 2021

Why Is Facebook Rejecting These Fashion Ads?
The automated intelligence systems of Instagram and Facebook have repeatedly denied ads placed by small businesses that make stylish clothing for the disabled.

New York Times Tech
Feb 10, 2021

Woman Accused of Defaming Dozens Online Is Arrested
Nadire Atas trashed the reputations of people she saw as enemies, and their relatives. On Tuesday, she was charged by the Toronto police with harassment and other offenses.

New York Times Tech
Feb 10, 2021

Canadian Woman Accused of Defaming Dozens Online Is Arrested in Toronto
Nadire Atas trashed the reputations of people she saw as enemies, and their relatives. On Tuesday, she was charged by the Toronto police with harassment and other offenses.

New York Times Tech
Feb 10, 2021

Canadian Woman Cited in Online Attacks Is Arrested in Toronto
Nadire Atas trashed the reputations of dozens of people. On Tuesday, she was charged by the Toronto police with harassment and other offenses.

New York Times Tech
Feb 10, 2021

Facebook Is Said to Be Building a Product to Compete With Clubhouse
The social network, which has a history of cloning its competitors, has started working on an audio chat product.

New York Times Tech
Feb 10, 2021

Profits Steer Our Digital Future
To see where technology is headed and why, follow the money.

New York Times Tech
Feb 10, 2021

In second impeachment, misinformation spreads at a lower intensity.


New York Times Tech
Feb 10, 2021

Twitter Removes Accounts in India Under Pressure from Modi
The social media platform's problems in the country offer a stark example of the difficulty of adhering to its free-speech principles amid government worries over its influence.

New York Times Tech
Feb 10, 2021

Twitter Removes Accounts in India Under Pressure from Narendra Modi
The social media platform's problems in the country offer a stark example of the difficulty of adhering to its free-speech principles amid government worries over its influence.

New York Times Tech
Feb 10, 2021

Create a Digital Commonplace Book
Readers have collected their favorite literary lines for centuries. Now compiling a portable word scrapbook is easier than ever.

New York Times Tech
Feb 10, 2021

Facebook Dials Down the Politics for Users
News feeds will start getting less political content in Canada, Brazil and Indonesia, the social network said, with the change reaching the U.S. in coming weeks.

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