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New York Times Tech
Apr 06, 2020

Young Adults, Burdened With Debt, Are Now Facing an Economic Crisis
Young people who entered this financial downturn with fewer resources than previous generations are enduring pain.

New York Times Tech
Apr 06, 2020

‘Scared to Death' by Arbitration: Companies Drowning in Their Own System
Lawyers and a Silicon Valley start-up have found ways to flood the system with claims, so companies are looking to thwart a process they created.

New York Times Tech
Apr 06, 2020

Millennials, Burdened With Debt, Are Now Facing Their First Economic Crisis
Young adults, who entered this financial downturn with fewer resources than previous generations, are enduring pain.

New York Times Tech
Apr 05, 2020

Facebook Hampers Do-It-Yourself Mask Efforts
The social network said it had made an "error" in threatening to ban the organizers of hand-sewn masks from posting or commenting on its site.

New York Times Tech
Apr 05, 2020

Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman Gamble $1.8 Billion on Quibi
Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman had to cancel a starry Hollywood party for their short-video platform because of the virus. But Quibi is still going live.

New York Times Tech
Apr 05, 2020

Gaps in Amazon's Coronavirus Response Fuel Warehouse Workers' Demands
Shifting sick-leave policy and communication issues are causing employees to assert themselves after they stayed on the job.

New York Times Tech
Apr 05, 2020

Gaps in Amazon's Virus Response Fuel Warehouse Workers' Demands
Shifting sick-leave policy and communication issues are causing employees to assert themselves after they stayed on the job.

New York Times Tech
Apr 04, 2020

Coronavirus and Paid Sick Leave: A Quarantined Uber Driver's Quest
Zachary Frenette spent about two weeks fighting to get help under a new Uber policy. It worked, but only after he got the news media involved.

New York Times Tech
Apr 04, 2020

A Quarantined Uber Driver's Quest for Paid Sick Leave
Zachary Frenette spent about two weeks fighting to get help under a new Uber policy. It worked, but only after he got the news media involved.

New York Times Tech
Apr 03, 2020

It's Bedlam in the Mask Market, as Profiteers Out-Hustle Good Samaritans
Hospitals, governments, do-gooders and hucksters are all competing. Scams and prices are soaring.

New York Times Tech
Apr 03, 2020

‘Zoombombing' Becomes a Dangerous Organized Effort
Zoom, the videoconferencing app, has become a target for harassment and abuse coordinated in private off-platform chats.

New York Times Tech
Apr 03, 2020

The Medical Mask Market Is a Mess of Profiteers and Pool Noodles
Hospitals, governments, do-gooders and hucksters are all competing. Scams and prices are soaring.

New York Times Tech
Apr 03, 2020

How to Thrive in Online Life
A video game pro tells us to embrace the mess of our pandemic lives.

New York Times Tech
Apr 03, 2020

Profiteers and Pool Noodles: The Mask Market Is a Total Mess
Hospitals, governments, do-gooders and hucksters are all competing. Scams and prices are soaring.

New York Times Tech
Apr 03, 2020

How to Hold an Awards Show in a Pandemic
Major prizes have been postponed or canceled because of the coronavirus outbreak, but one organization showed that a ceremony could still be done. Even down to the red carpet interviews.

New York Times Tech
Apr 03, 2020

How Tech's Lobbyists Are Using the Pandemic to Make Gains
Silicon Valley hasn't suffered from the same financial devastation as other industries. Tech companies still have an agenda to push.

New York Times Tech
Apr 03, 2020

Video Games to Play With Your Kids That Won't Drive You Crazy
Look at it as an opportunity to connect and build relationships with your children by doing something together.

New York Times Tech
Apr 02, 2020

When Silly Start-Ups Falter, We All Lose
The pandemic is devastating start-ups. This matters in ways we can't always see.

New York Times Tech
Apr 02, 2020

Touting Virus Cure, ‘Simple Country Doctor' Becomes a Right-Wing Star
How Dr. Vladimir Zelenko's claims for his coronavirus treatment spread from a New York village all the way to President Trump.

New York Times Tech
Apr 02, 2020

Flight of the Influencers
Doctors warn that sharing decisions to leave metropolitan areas for smaller towns on social media might encourage followers to disregard public health guidelines.

New York Times Tech
Apr 02, 2020

Under Modi, India's Press Is Not So Free Anymore
India's government has pressured advertisers and even shut down channels to shape the information that 1.3 billion Indians receive. It's part of a wider assault on dissent.

New York Times Tech
Apr 02, 2020

Teaching Your Kids to Be Safe Online: A Hasty Primer
The coronavirus has relaxed many parents' stances on communication apps. Here are some ground rules.

New York Times Tech
Apr 02, 2020

Amazon Pushes Into Making Video Games, Not Just Streaming Their Play
The internet giant is investing hundreds of millions of dollars in the effort, with its first original game, Crucible, to be released next month.

New York Times Tech
Apr 02, 2020

A Feature on Zoom Secretly Displayed Data From People's LinkedIn Profiles
After an inquiry from Times reporters, Zoom said it would disable a data-mining feature that could be used to snoop on participants during meetings without their knowledge.

New York Times Tech
Apr 01, 2020

T-Mobile Closes Merger With Sprint, and a Wireless Giant Is Born
The new T-Mobile will have over 100 million customers and plans to take on AT&T and Verizon.

New York Times Tech
Apr 01, 2020

Why a Pandemic Is Bringing Out Our Best Online
Welcome to On Tech, a daily newsletter on how technology is changing all of our lives — for better or worse.

New York Times Tech
Apr 01, 2020

Notion, Maker of Collaboration Software, Raises $50 Million
While many start-ups grapple with the fallout from the pandemic, this San Francisco company raised more cash to survive.

New York Times Tech
Apr 01, 2020

Start-Ups Are Pummeled in the ‘Great Unwinding'
Dozens have laid off thousands, slashed costs and changed their businesses to try to survive the pandemic. All that may not work.

New York Times Tech
Apr 01, 2020

How to Digitize Your Most Important Documents
If you have some spare time at home and want a productive project, consider creating a digital archive of your personal papers.

New York Times Tech
Mar 31, 2020

D.I.Y. Coronavirus Solutions Are Gaining Steam
From Ireland to Seattle, makers and engineers are creating open-source versions of much-needed medical equipment.

New York Times Tech
Mar 31, 2020

Coronavirus Ended the Screen-Time Debate. Screens Won.
We've tried all sorts of things to stop us from staring at our devices. Digital detoxes. Abstinence. Now? Bring on the Zoom cocktail hour.

New York Times Tech
Mar 30, 2020

Coronavirus Prompts Instacart and Amazon Strikes Over Health Concerns
The two companies are the latest targets of labor action by groups fearing virus exposure on the job.

New York Times Tech
Mar 30, 2020

New York Attorney General Looks Into Zoom's Privacy Practices
As the videoconferencing platform's popularity has surged, Zoom has scrambled to address a series of data privacy and security problems.

New York Times Tech
Mar 30, 2020

Hive Mind of Makers Rises to Meet Pandemic
Tinkerers, sewers and scientists bring their ideas and 3-D printers to bear on the shortage of medical supplies.

New York Times Tech
Mar 30, 2020

Tech Giants Prepared for 2016-Style Meddling. But the Threat Has Changed.
After spending billions to avoid a repeat of 2016, the tech giants are careening from crisis to crisis as their foes change tactics.

New York Times Tech
Mar 30, 2020

The Quarantine Diaries
Around the world, the history of our present moment is taking shape in journal entries and drawings.

New York Times Tech
Mar 30, 2020

Facebook Aims $100 Million at Media Hit by the Coronavirus
With grants and marketing spending, the social media giant hopes to support outlets doing essential local reporting but struggling with a drop in advertising.

New York Times Tech
Mar 30, 2020

Trump Won the Internet. Democrats Are Scrambling to Take It Back.
In the era of big data, memes and disinformation, the Democrats are trying to regain their digital edge as the president and his loyalists dictate the terms of debate.

New York Times Tech
Mar 29, 2020

Facebook, Google and Twitter Struggle to Handle November's Election
After spending billions to avoid a repeat of 2016, the tech giants are careening from crisis to crisis as their foes change tactics.

New York Times Tech
Mar 29, 2020

How Russia's Troll Farm Is Changing Tactics Before the Fall Election
The Kremlin-backed Internet Research Agency, which interfered in the 2016 election, is using different methods to hide itself better.

New York Times Tech
Mar 28, 2020

Medical Expert Who Corrects Trump Is Now a Target of the Far Right
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the administration's most outspoken advocate of emergency virus measures, faces a torrent of false claims that he is mobilizing to undermine the president.

New York Times Tech
Mar 28, 2020

A Single Gesture Behind Trump Fuels an Online Conspiracy Theory
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the administration's most outspoken advocate of emergency virus measures, has become the target of claims that he is mobilizing to undermine the president.

New York Times Tech
Mar 27, 2020

At Two Fashion Resale Warehouses, Workers Fear for Their Safety
As New Jersey orders nonessential workers to stay home to fight the spread of the new coronavirus, employees of the RealReal, a luxury resale company, wonder just what is "essential."

New York Times Tech
Mar 27, 2020

As Life Moves Online, an Older Generation Faces a Digital Divide
Uncomfortable with tech, many are struggling to use modern tools to keep up with friends and family in the pandemic.

New York Times Tech
Mar 27, 2020

A New Mission for Nonprofits During the Outbreak: Survival
Upended by the coronavirus outbreak, nonprofits are laying off workers and seeking help from stretched donors.

New York Times Tech
Mar 27, 2020

The Week in Tech: We're Testing How Much the Internet Can Handle
We are more dependent on technology than ever. Can it handle the strain?

New York Times Tech
Mar 27, 2020

Nonprofits Built Themselves on a Dream. Their New Mission: Survival.
Upended by the coronavirus outbreak, nonprofits are laying off workers, seeking help from stretched donors and trying to stay alive.

New York Times Tech
Mar 26, 2020

GoFundMe Confronts Coronavirus Demand
Americans are turning to crowdfunding to cover coronavirus-related costs while the government prepares to deliver on its stimulus plan. But most campaigns aren't meeting their goals.

New York Times Tech
Mar 26, 2020

Neighbors Are Reaching Out on Nextdoor
Homebound city dwellers are turning to a neighborhood app to connect, organize and help each other without risking physical contact.

New York Times Tech
Mar 26, 2020

A.I. Versus the Coronavirus
A new consortium of top scientists will be able to use some of the world's most advanced supercomputers to look for solutions.

New York Times Tech
Mar 26, 2020

Surging Traffic Is Slowing Down Our Internet
With people going online more in the pandemic, internet traffic has exploded. That's taking a toll on our download speeds and video quality.

New York Times Tech
Mar 25, 2020

Nextdoor Pivots to Neighborliness
Homebound city dwellers are turning to a neighborhood app to connect, organize and help each other without risking physical contact.

New York Times Tech
Mar 25, 2020

Lawmakers Question Start-Ups on At-Home Kits for Coronavirus Testing
The makers of unauthorized kits designed for consumers to collect their own saliva or throat swabs faced scrutiny from Congress.

New York Times Tech
Mar 25, 2020

How to Look Your Best on a Webcam
Check your lighting and be deliberate about the background you're showing the world.

New York Times Tech
Mar 25, 2020

‘A Week of Snow Days'? Ha! Families Deal With Cabin Fever
As people become hostages in their own homes, hired clowns and costume nights may not be enough to maintain sanity.

New York Times Tech
Mar 25, 2020

The Dos and Don'ts of Online Video Meetings
Do your co-workers really need to make their pets or toddlers part of the call? No.

New York Times Tech
Mar 25, 2020

Suspect Held in South Korean Crackdown on Sexually Explicit Videos
Cho Joo-bin was accused of blackmailing dozens of young women, including at least 16 minors, into making sexually explicit video clips of themselves.

New York Times Tech
Mar 24, 2020

Drivers Say Uber and Lyft Are Blocking Unemployment Pay
States like New York and California have made gig workers eligible for jobless benefits and sick days. But the companies have resisted complying.

New York Times Tech
Mar 24, 2020

Facebook Is ‘Just Trying to Keep the Lights On' as Traffic Soars in Pandemic
The social network is straining to deal with skyrocketing usage as its 45,000 employees work from home for the first time.

New York Times Tech
Mar 24, 2020

As Businesses Close, WeWork Tries to Lure Workers Back
The shared office space company is offering its workers $100-a-day bonuses to come to its locations amid the coronavirus crisis.

New York Times Tech
Mar 23, 2020

Start-Ups Jump the Gun on Home Kits for Coronavirus Testing
After a federal warning, companies have stopped marketing kits that let consumers collect their own saliva or throat swabs and send them to labs.

New York Times Tech
Mar 23, 2020

The Coronavirus Revives Facebook as a News Powerhouse
More than half of all news consumption on Facebook in America is about the virus, according to an internal report.

New York Times Tech
Mar 23, 2020

There Is a Racial Divide in Speech-Recognition Systems, Researchers Say
Technology from Amazon, Apple, Google, IBM and Microsoft misidentified 35 percent of words from people who were black. White people fared much better.

New York Times Tech
Mar 23, 2020

Trump Administration Gives Apple More Tariff Relief
Trade officials approved the company's request to remove tariffs on the Apple Watch.

New York Times Tech
Mar 23, 2020

Big Tech Could Emerge From Coronavirus Crisis Stronger Than Ever
Amazon is hiring aggressively to meet customer demand. Traffic has soared on Facebook and YouTube. And cloud computing has become essential to home workers.

New York Times Tech
Mar 23, 2020

When Coronavirus Closes Your Lab, Can Science Go On?
Plenty of work can be done from home, but the pandemic is forcing some parts of the scientific process to be put on the shelf.

New York Times Tech
Mar 23, 2020

As Coronavirus Surveillance Escalates, Personal Privacy Plummets
Tracking entire populations to combat the pandemic now could open the doors to more invasive forms of government snooping later.

New York Times Tech
Mar 22, 2020

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As its user base rapidly expands, the videoconference app Zoom is seeing a rise in trolling and graphic content.

New York Times Tech
Mar 20, 2020

Trump's Embrace of Unproven Drugs to Treat Coronavirus Defies Science
Doctors and patients also worry that the president's rosy outlook for the treatments will exacerbate shortages of old malaria drugs relied on by patients with lupus and other debilitating conditions.

New York Times Tech
Mar 20, 2020

‘Zoombombing': When Video Conferences Go Wrong
As its user base rapidly expands, the videoconference app Zoom is seeing a rise in trolling and graphic content.

New York Times Tech
Mar 20, 2020

The Week in Tech: How to Stop Coronavirus ‘Doomsurfing'
The internet is a pretty scary place right now. Here are some ways to make it better.

New York Times Tech
Mar 20, 2020

The Coder and the Dictator
Gabriel Jiménez hated the Venezuelan strongman Nicolás Maduro. But he loved cryptocurrency. When he built the regime a digital coin, he nearly paid with his life.

New York Times Tech
Mar 19, 2020

Former Uber Executive Pleads Guilty to Trade Theft
Anthony Levandowski was charged with stealing driverless-car plans when he left Google to form a company, which Uber then acquired.

New York Times Tech
Mar 19, 2020

Translating a Surveillance Tool into a Virus Tracker for Democracies
Health officials in Britain are building an app that would alert the people who have come in contact with someone known to have the coronavirus. The project aims to adapt China's tracking efforts for countries wary of government surveillance.

New York Times Tech
Mar 19, 2020

Big Rigs Begin to Trade Diesel for Electric Motors
Tractor-trailer fleets will take time to electrify, and start-ups and established truck makers are racing to get their models on the road.

New York Times Tech
Mar 19, 2020

True Tales of Quarantined Socializing
Digital dance raves. Streaming soundbaths. Book readings by phone. Now we've gotta get creative.

New York Times Tech
Mar 18, 2020

Love Is Blind in Quarantine
A new project aims to turn social distancing into a dating game, taking a cue from "Love Is Blind."

New York Times Tech
Mar 18, 2020

Coronavirus Test Obstacles: A Shortage of Face Masks and Swabs
Hospitals and doctors say they are critically low on swabs that are needed to test patients for the coronavirus, as well as face masks and other gear to protect health care workers.

New York Times Tech
Mar 18, 2020

The Tech Headaches of Working From Home and How to Remedy Them
From shoddy Wi-Fi to digital distractions, our tech can make remote work miserable. Here's how to overcome the problems.

New York Times Tech
Mar 18, 2020

Abel Prize in Mathematics Shared by 2 Trailblazers of Probability and Dynamics
Hillel Furstenberg, 84, and Gregory Margulis, 74, both retired professors, share the mathematics equivalent of a Nobel Prize.

New York Times Tech
Mar 18, 2020

Pixar Pioneers Win $1 Million Turing Award
Ed Catmull and Pat Hanrahan created computer techniques that remade animation, special effects, virtual reality and artificial intelligence.

New York Times Tech
Mar 18, 2020

Pandemic Erodes Gig Economy Work
Gig companies promoted their flexible hours as an economic lifeline for workers. In the coronavirus outbreak, it has been anything but.

New York Times Tech
Mar 18, 2020

Customers Want Customization, and Companies Are Giving It to Them
From start-ups to big brands, businesses are offering personalized product options to extend their product lines and increase sales.

New York Times Tech
Mar 18, 2020

The Coronavirus Exposes Education's Digital Divide
In China, many rural students lack the connections or hardware to learn remotely. More nations will confront the same reality as the outbreak spreads.

New York Times Tech
Mar 17, 2020

To Focus on Necessities, Amazon Stops Accepting Some Items in Warehouses
The three-week pause, which affects products like consumer electronics, allows the e-commerce company to deal with a surge in demand for household goods.

New York Times Tech
Mar 17, 2020

Amazon Bans, Then Reinstates, Hitler's ‘Mein Kampf'
The retailer is trying to do two contradictory things: Ban hate literature but allow free speech.

New York Times Tech
Mar 17, 2020

Glued to TV for Now, but When Programming Thins and Bills Mount …
More Netflix. Less ESPN. The pandemic means a greater number of television viewers in the short term, but signals a potential threat to the ecosystem protecting the industry.

New York Times Tech
Mar 17, 2020

From Zoom University to the Zoom Party
Zoom is where we work, go to school and party these days.

New York Times Tech
Mar 17, 2020

Glued to the Screen in the Time of Coronavirus
More Netflix. Less ESPN. The pandemic means a greater number of television viewers in the short term, but signals a potential threat to the ecosystem protecting the industry.

New York Times Tech
Mar 17, 2020

The Coronavirus Crisis Is Showing Us How to Live Online
We've always hoped that our digital tools would create connections, not conflict. We have a chance to make it happen.

New York Times Tech
Mar 17, 2020

Coronavirus Fight Lays Bare Education's Digital Divide
In China, many rural students lack the connections or hardware to learn remotely. More nations will confront the same reality as the outbreak spreads.

New York Times Tech
Mar 16, 2020

Coronavirus Outrage Spurs China's Internet Police to Action
Online enforcers are dragging in hundreds for questioning as an assault on online speech continues. They are a sign how Beijing has given censors a more punitive role.

New York Times Tech
Mar 16, 2020

Coronavirus Testing Website Goes Live and Quickly Hits Capacity
The site from Google's sister company, Verily, was rolled out to two Northern California counties in hopes of guiding people to local virus testing.

New York Times Tech
Mar 16, 2020

Coronavirus Testing Website Goes Live and Runs Into Confusion
The site from Google's sister company, Verily, was rolled out to two Northern California counties in hopes of guiding people to local virus testing.

New York Times Tech
Mar 16, 2020

So We're Working From Home. Can the Internet Handle It?
With millions of people working and learning from home during the pandemic, internet networks are set to be strained to the hilt.

New York Times Tech
Mar 16, 2020

France Fines Apple $1.2 Billion for Antitrust Issues
The fine comes as the iPhone maker deals with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

New York Times Tech
Mar 16, 2020

Muting Coronavirus Anger, China Empowers Its Internet Police
Online enforcers are dragging in hundreds for questioning as an assault on online speech continues. They are a sign how Beijing has given censors a more punitive role.

New York Times Tech
Mar 16, 2020

American Teenagers Are Declaring ‘Virginity Rocks'
A clothing item inspired by a YouTube star has found its way into malls and schools, stumping adults along the way.

New York Times Tech
Mar 15, 2020

When Facebook Is More Trustworthy Than the President
Social media companies are delivering reliable information in the coronavirus crisis. Why can't they do that all the time?

New York Times Tech
Mar 15, 2020

The Man With 17,700 Bottles of Hand Sanitizer Just Donated Them
A Tennessee man had planned to sell his stockpile at marked-up prices online. Now he is under investigation for price gouging.

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