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New York Times Tech
Jul 12, 2020

Are Uber and Lyft Drivers Well Paid? It Depends on the Study
Uber and Lyft hailed a Cornell paper's conclusion that their drivers make solid wages. But others have questioned the researchers' approach.

New York Times Tech
Jul 11, 2020

TikTok Users Respond to Potential Ban
Gen Z and millennial users have found community on the app, particularly during the last few isolating months. And for some of them, it's their livelihood.

New York Times Tech
Jul 11, 2020

Who Gets the Banhammer Now?
In a single week, some of the internet's biggest platforms banned users and groups they had tolerated for years. What changed?

New York Times Tech
Jul 10, 2020

Amazon Backtracks From Demand That Employees Delete TikTok
TikTok, owned by the Chinese company ByteDance, has been under scrutiny as a potential national security threat.

New York Times Tech
Jul 10, 2020

TikTok Users Respond to Potential U.S. Ban: ‘It Would Be Like Losing a Little Bit of Me'
Gen Z and millennial users have found community on the app, particularly during the last few isolating months. And for some of them, it's their livelihood.

New York Times Tech
Jul 10, 2020

‘It Would Be Like Losing a Little Bit of Me': TikTok Users Respond to Potential U.S. Ban
Gen Z and millennial users have found community on the app, particularly during the last few isolating months. And for some of them, it's their livelihood.

New York Times Tech
Jul 10, 2020

Facebook Said to Consider Banning Political Ads
The social network has been under intense pressure for allowing misinformation and hate speech to spread on its site.

New York Times Tech
Jul 10, 2020

Amazon Asks Employees to Delete TikTok Over Security Risks
TikTok, owned by Chinese company ByteDance, has been under scrutiny as a potential national security threat.

New York Times Tech
Jul 10, 2020

Sports in a Pandemic Don't All Stink
Virtual cycling offers lessons for how other sports can appeal to fans leading increasingly digital lives.

New York Times Tech
Jul 10, 2020

Why Is a Tech Executive Installing Security Cameras Around San Francisco?
Chris Larsen knows that a crypto mogul spending his own money for a city's camera surveillance system might sound creepy. He's here to explain why it's not.

New York Times Tech
Jul 09, 2020

Can Facebook Ever Stop the Drama?
How Facebook's most recent crisis started, and what it says about the company's role in our lives.

New York Times Tech
Jul 08, 2020

Ninja Played Fortnite on YouTube, and the Gaming World Lost Its Mind
The buzz that Tyler Blevins, also known as Ninja, generated by streaming on a new platform showed the power famous content creators have in the video game industry.

New York Times Tech
Jul 08, 2020

Facebook's Decisions Were ‘Setbacks for Civil Rights,' Audit Finds
An independent audit faulted the social network for allowing hate speech and disinformation to thrive — potentially posing a threat to the November elections.

New York Times Tech
Jul 08, 2020

Facebook Removes Roger Stone for Ties to Fake Accounts
The social network said the fake accounts were active around the 2016 presidential election.

New York Times Tech
Jul 08, 2020

Robinhood Has Lured Young Traders, Sometimes With Devastating Results
Its users buy and sell the riskiest financial products and do so more frequently than customers at other retail brokerage firms, but their inexperience can lead to staggering losses.

New York Times Tech
Jul 08, 2020

The Tech Giants' Invisible Helpers
Why we should all care who controls the invisible infrastructure of the global internet.

New York Times Tech
Jul 08, 2020

How to Buy Tech That Lasts and Lasts
All of our tech products will one day become obsolete, but here are some strategies to buying gadgets that you can enjoy for many years.

New York Times Tech
Jul 08, 2020

Virus-Tracing Apps Are Rife With Problems. Governments Are Rushing to Fix Them.
As countries race to deploy coronavirus-tracking software, researchers are reporting privacy and security risks that could affect millions of people and undermine trust in public health efforts.

New York Times Tech
Jul 08, 2020

What Counts as a Streaming Hit? A Start-Up May Have Answers
Unlike Nielsen, which measure audience size, Parrot Analytics says it can track viewer enthusiasm. That's more important to subscription services.

New York Times Tech
Jul 08, 2020

A Fashion Model For the Moment
How a digital avatar helped the fashion designer Hanifa go viral during the pandemic.

New York Times Tech
Jul 08, 2020

Facebook Decisions Were ‘Setbacks for Civil Rights,' Audit Finds
An independent audit faulted the social network for "vexing and heartbreaking decisions" that affect its users — and potentially the November elections.

New York Times Tech
Jul 07, 2020

Scrutinizing SpaceX, NASA Overlooked Some Boeing Software Problems
The agency identified the causes of mishaps in orbit during an uncrewed test flight of its Starliner spacecraft in December.

New York Times Tech
Jul 07, 2020

Facebook Fails to Appease Organizers of Ad Boycott
Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook's top executives, engaged in "spin" during a meeting over hate speech, civil rights groups said.

New York Times Tech
Jul 07, 2020

With Pandemic Keeping Them Apart, Runners Embrace Virtual Races
Marathons and meets are canceled, so runners are using tech to stay connected and compete.

New York Times Tech
Jul 07, 2020

What Does Simp Mean?
An insult takes a dizzying trip through rap, men's rights, misogyny and TikTok.

New York Times Tech
Jul 07, 2020

Internet Powers Collide in Hong Kong
Tech giants suspend handing over information to Hong Kong, setting up a collision with China.

New York Times Tech
Jul 07, 2020

Magic Leap Hires Top Microsoft Executive as C.E.O.
Peggy Johnson, who led Microsoft's business development, will take over the struggling virtual reality start-up in August.

New York Times Tech
Jul 07, 2020

A Bird? A Plane? No, It's a Google Balloon Beaming the Internet
A commercial deal in Kenya marks the first application of balloon-powered internet in Africa, the region with the lowest percentage of internet users globally.

New York Times Tech
Jul 07, 2020

Hong Kong Security Law Sets Stage for Global Internet Fight
As the city grapples with new restrictions on online speech, American tech giants are on the front line of a clash between China and the United States over the internet's future.

New York Times Tech
Jul 07, 2020

Palantir Files for an I.P.O.
The data start-up, which has a valuation of $20 billion, would be the largest Silicon Valley tech listing since Uber made its debut last year.

New York Times Tech
Jul 07, 2020

TikTok to Withdraw From Hong Kong as Tech Giants Halt Data Requests
Google, Facebook and Twitter said they were reviewing China's punitive new national security law for the city, a rare public questioning of Chinese policy by major American tech companies.

New York Times Tech
Jul 06, 2020

Google, Facebook and Twitter Stop Hong Kong Data Requests
The companies said they were reviewing China's punitive new national security law for the city, a rare public questioning of Chinese policy by major American tech companies.

New York Times Tech
Jul 06, 2020

Palantir Technologies Files to Go Public
The data start-up, which has a valuation of $20 billion, would be the largest Silicon Valley tech listing since Uber made its debut last year.

New York Times Tech
Jul 06, 2020

YouTube's Power of the Purse
YouTube shows that some constructions of digital spaces can help combat online nastiness.

New York Times Tech
Jul 06, 2020

Facebook Temporarily Stops Hong Kong Data Requests
The social network said it would review the city's punitive new national security law, a rare public questioning of Chinese policy by a large American tech company.

New York Times Tech
Jul 06, 2020

Uber Buys Postmates for $2.65 Billion
The ride-hailing company's core business has struggled in the pandemic, and it is betting on growth of its Uber Eats division.

New York Times Tech
Jul 06, 2020

South Korea Denies U.S. Request to Extradite Operator of Child Pornography Site
The Justice Department had sought to try Son Jong-woo after he was indicted by a federal grand jury in the District of Columbia on money-laundering and other charges.

New York Times Tech
Jul 05, 2020

Uber to Buy Postmates for $2.65 Billion
The ride-hailing company's core business has struggled in the pandemic, and it is betting on growth of its Uber Eats division.

New York Times Tech
Jul 04, 2020

New Trump Appointee Puts Global Internet Freedom at Risk, Critics Say
A battle involving Michael Pack and a U.S.-funded tech group revolves around software from Falun Gong, the secretive, anti-Beijing spiritual movement with pro-Trump elements.

New York Times Tech
Jul 04, 2020

This Year's Summer Campground: Our Bedrooms and Living Rooms
Summer camp in the pandemic looks just like a screen. But what happens when kids run away from the computer?

New York Times Tech
Jul 03, 2020

What Hong Kong's Pandemic Experience Taught Uber About Other Cities
The city was among the first to close and among the first to reopen. But Uber's lessons there could be difficult to duplicate elsewhere.

New York Times Tech
Jul 03, 2020

The #Vanlife Business Is Booming
Coronavirus is just a distant memory while zipping around in a several-hundred-thousand-dollar custom van on the open road.

New York Times Tech
Jul 02, 2020

Can an Algorithm Predict the Pandemic's Next Moves?
Researchers have developed a model that uses social-media and search data to forecast outbreaks of Covid-19 well before they occur.

New York Times Tech
Jul 02, 2020

Goodbye to the Wild Wild Web
The internet is changing, and the freewheeling, anything-goes culture of social media is being replaced by something more accountable.

New York Times Tech
Jul 02, 2020

TikTok Stars Tati and Devin Will Meet
Two rising stars on the app have amassed a huge audience by playing along with their followers' fantasy of romance.

New York Times Tech
Jul 02, 2020

New ‘TV' Is a Lot Like TV
Home entertainment today isn't all that different from the time of VHS tapes.

New York Times Tech
Jul 02, 2020

Four Top Tech C.E.O.s Will Testify in Antitrust Inquiry, Panel Says
The hearing this month would be a central moment in the continuing backlash against the power of Amazon, Facebook, Alphabet and Apple.

New York Times Tech
Jul 02, 2020

How Infrared Images Could Be Part of Your Daily Life
In a post-quarantine world, heat sensors could help spot sick people with elevated temperatures as they enter public places. But it's not that simple.

New York Times Tech
Jul 01, 2020

Four Top Tech C.E.O.s Will Testify on Antitrust, Panel Says
The hearing this month would be a central moment in the continuing backlash against the power of Amazon, Facebook, Alphabet and Apple.

New York Times Tech
Jul 01, 2020

Bogus Ideas Have Superspreaders, Too
Internet companies should treat people with big followings differently.

New York Times Tech
Jul 01, 2020

How to Make Smartphones Last Longer
In a pandemic-induced recession, it's more important than ever to take care of our smartphones and other gadgets.

New York Times Tech
Jul 01, 2020

China's Software Stalked Uighurs Earlier and More Widely, Researchers Learn
A new report revealed a broad campaign that targeted Muslims in China and their diaspora in other countries, beginning as early as 2013.

New York Times Tech
Jun 30, 2020

Advertiser Exodus Snowballs as Facebook Struggles to Ease Concerns
The social network has tried striking a more conciliatory tone with its advertisers, who object to its handling of hate speech.

New York Times Tech
Jun 30, 2020

Facebook to Ban Network With ‘Boogaloo' Ties
The social network said it was designating the antigovernment movement as a dangerous organization.

New York Times Tech
Jun 30, 2020

Facebook Bans Network With ‘Boogaloo' Ties
The social network said it was designating the antigovernment movement as a dangerous organization.

New York Times Tech
Jun 30, 2020

Boogaloo Extremists, Banned From Facebook, and the Hawaiian Shirt
Worn by extremists toting assault rifles, the shirt has gone from dad symbol to battle flag.

New York Times Tech
Jun 30, 2020

F.C.C. Designates Huawei and ZTE as National Security Threats
American cellular businesses will no longer be able to spend federal money on equipment from the two Chinese companies.

New York Times Tech
Jun 30, 2020

Reddit's Steve Huffman on Banning ‘The_Donald' Subreddit
Steve Huffman, Reddit's co-founder and chief executive, says new rule changes will help the company fulfill its mission.

New York Times Tech
Jun 30, 2020

Burrito Delivery Makes No Sense
The economics of delivery apps stinks. Uber is offering to buy the food delivery company Postmates to make it stink a little less — for them.

New York Times Tech
Jun 30, 2020

India Bans TikTok of China, Tightening Digital Borders
Censorship and politics are fracturing the global internet, isolating users and industries accustomed to ignoring national borders.

New York Times Tech
Jun 30, 2020

Universities and Tech Giants Back National Cloud Computing Project
A proposal to give scientists access to huge data sets and powerful computers.

New York Times Tech
Jun 30, 2020

Trying to Correct Banking's Racial Imbalance
Entrepreneurs are working on new business models to address income inequality and a resulting lack of access to the financial system for communities of color.

New York Times Tech
Jun 29, 2020

Uber Makes Offer to Buy Postmates Delivery Service
The ride-hailing company has been trying to expand its food-delivery business to compensate for the collapse of its main business.

New York Times Tech
Jun 29, 2020

Fraudulent Covid Antibody Tests? FBI Warns of Scammers, Identity Theft
Scammers are out to get personal information that could lead to identity theft.

New York Times Tech
Jun 29, 2020

F.B.I. Warns of Fraudulent Coronavirus Antibody Tests
Scammers are out to get personal information that could lead to identity theft.

New York Times Tech
Jun 29, 2020

India Bans TikTok, WeChat and Dozens of Other Chinese Apps
The move is part of the tit-for-tat retaliation after the Indian and Chinese militaries clashed earlier this month.

New York Times Tech
Jun 29, 2020

Reddit, Acting Against Hate Speech, Bans ‘The_Donald' Subreddit
The influential pro-Trump community broke the rules on harassment and targeting, said Reddit, which also banned other groups.

New York Times Tech
Jun 29, 2020

The New York Times Pulls Out of Apple News
The Times said Apple News did not align with its strategy of building direct relationships with paying readers.

New York Times Tech
Jun 29, 2020

Twitch Suspends Trump's Channel for ‘Hateful Conduct'
The action comes as other tech companies increasingly combat hate speech related to President Trump on their platforms.

New York Times Tech
Jun 29, 2020

India Bans Nearly 60 Chinese Apps, Including TikTok
The move is part of the tit-for-tat retaliation after the Indian and Chinese militaries clashed earlier this month.

New York Times Tech
Jun 29, 2020

India Bans TikTok and Dozens of Other Chinese Apps
The move is part of the tit-for-tat retaliation after the Indian and Chinese militaries clashed earlier this month.

New York Times Tech
Jun 29, 2020

A TikTok Twist on ‘PizzaGate'
Young people have tweaked the conspiracy, and today's internet sites help spread such false ideas.

New York Times Tech
Jun 29, 2020

For Lesbians, TikTok Is ‘the Next Tinder'
Young women feeling alienated by dating apps and bar culture are finding love on their For You pages.

New York Times Tech
Jun 29, 2020

The Long, Unhappy History of Working From Home
As the coronavirus keeps spreading, employers are convinced remote work has a bright future. Decades of setbacks suggest otherwise.

New York Times Tech
Jun 29, 2020

Boogaloo Extremists Took the Hawaiian Shirt. What Now?
Worn by extremists toting assault rifles, the shirt has gone from dad symbol to battle flag.

New York Times Tech
Jun 28, 2020

TikTok Is Shaping Politics. But How?
Two researchers have studied political expression on the app since the Musical.ly era. Here's what they found.

New York Times Tech
Jun 27, 2020

‘PizzaGate' Conspiracy Theory Thrives Anew in the TikTok Era
The false theory targeting Democrats, now fueled by QAnon and teenagers on TikTok, is entangling new targets like Justin Bieber.

New York Times Tech
Jun 27, 2020

EBay's Critics Faced an Extreme Case of an Old Silicon Valley Habit
Six former employees were recently named in federal charges that were an indication of the lengths some companies will go to hit back at detractors.

New York Times Tech
Jun 26, 2020

Facebook Adds Labels for Some Posts as Advertisers Pull Back
Posts about voting will direct viewers to accurate information, and violations from important political figures will be marked "newsworthy."

New York Times Tech
Jun 26, 2020

‘TikTok Grandma' Who Helped Tank Trump Rally Now Works for Biden
Mary Jo Laupp, who made a viral TikTok video that disrupted a Trump campaign event, plans to create a "political hype house" to support Joe Biden.

New York Times Tech
Jun 26, 2020

This Pilates Business Loves (and Hates) Tech
Small businesses are always asking: Is the tech they now rely on helping or hurting them?

New York Times Tech
Jun 26, 2020

Amazon to Buy Zoox, in a Move Toward Self-Driving Cars
The online retailer is taking steps to move people, as well as packages.

New York Times Tech
Jun 25, 2020

Disgraced Lobbyist Jack Abramoff Headed Back to Jail
Mr. Abramoff became the first person charged with violating a law that was amended in response to his previous criminal offenses.

New York Times Tech
Jun 25, 2020

John J. Mooney, an Inventor of the Catalytic Converter, Dies at 90
The device he developed with a colleague in the 1970s has prevented billions of tons of carbon emissions from being spewed by cars, trucks and lawn mowers.

New York Times Tech
Jun 25, 2020

When the Police Treat Software Like Magic
The arrest of a man for a crime he didn't commit shows the dangers of facial recognition technology.

New York Times Tech
Jun 25, 2020

In Vintage TV Ads, a Curious Fountain of Hope (and Cheese)
An unlikely source of comfort viewing, YouTube compilations of old commercials have provided the writer a strange kind of optimism when so much else seems broken.

New York Times Tech
Jun 25, 2020

Barr's Interest in Google Antitrust Case Keeps It Moving Swiftly
Attorney General William Barr's attention to the Justice Department investigation shows the high stakes for the agency and for him.

New York Times Tech
Jun 25, 2020

For Those Getting Married, a Searchable Domestic Violence Database
A Chinese city is rolling out the database to allow people to check if their partners have a history of abuse. Domestic violence has been exacerbated by lockdowns during the coronavirus pandemic.

New York Times Tech
Jun 25, 2020

Chinese City to Unveil Domestic Violence Database for Those Getting Married
The database will allow people to check if their partners have a history of abuse. Domestic violence, a longstanding problem in China, has been exacerbated by lockdowns during the coronavirus pandemic.

New York Times Tech
Jun 24, 2020

Michael Hawley, Programmer, Professor and Pianist, Dies at 58
A man of manifold interests, his achievements ranged from developing ideas behind the so-called Internet of Things to publishing the world's biggest book.

New York Times Tech
Jun 24, 2020

Google Sets Limit on How Long It Will Store Some Data
The internet company has long been criticized about how much information it keeps on users. The change applies only to new accounts.

New York Times Tech
Jun 24, 2020

Sorry, eBay and Uber. You're Hated.
Why the middlemen are the internet's villains.

New York Times Tech
Jun 24, 2020

Google Sets Time Limit on How Long it Will Store Some Data
The internet company has long been criticized about how much information it keeps on users. The change applies only to new accounts.

New York Times Tech
Jun 24, 2020

Amazon Workers Urge Bezos to Match His Words on Race With Actions
From racist graffiti to missed promotions, employees say a "systemic pattern of racial bias" permeates the company.

New York Times Tech
Jun 24, 2020

How to Dig Up Family History Online
Digitized newspaper archives and hyperlocal historical sources can help you understand how your ancestors lived.

New York Times Tech
Jun 24, 2020

Calls Rise Inside Amazon to Address Racial Inequity
The concerns among employees have generated an unusual degree of turmoil inside the tech giant.

New York Times Tech
Jun 24, 2020

Wrongfully Accused by an Algorithm
In what may be the first known case of its kind, a faulty facial recognition match led to a Michigan man's arrest for a crime he did not commit.

New York Times Tech
Jun 23, 2020

Ad Boycott of Facebook Keeps Growing
Eddie Bauer, Magnolia Pictures, Ben & Jerry's and others have suspended campaigns over the platform's content moderation practices.

New York Times Tech
Jun 23, 2020

Companies Criticize Visa Suspensions, but Impact May Be Muted for Now
President Trump's executive order came at a time when hiring has slowed, and many U.S. consulates are not conducting interviews for temporary green cards.

New York Times Tech
Jun 23, 2020

Facebook Loses Antitrust Decision in Germany Over Data Collection
In a closely watched case, Facebook lost an appeal related to charges that it has violated competition laws by abusing its dominance in social media.

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