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New York Times Tech
Oct 18, 2021

Lawmakers question whether Amazon executives, including Jeff Bezos, misled Congress.
A bipartisan group told the company that they were considering referring their concerns to the Justice Department for a potential criminal inquiry.

New York Times Tech
Oct 18, 2021

Nuclear Fusion Edges Toward the Mainstream
Long-shot money is flowing into start-ups that seek the energy of the stars. Driving the investments is a rising alarm about global warming.

New York Times Tech
Oct 17, 2021

Roblox, the Gaming Site, Wants to Grow Up Without Sacrificing Child Safety
The company, which went public earlier this year, has lessons for other internet outfits aiming to attract younger users even as its own audience gets older.

New York Times Tech
Oct 16, 2021

Instagram Struggles With Fears of Losing Its ‘Pipeline': Young Users
The app, hailed as Facebook's growth engine, has privately wrestled with retaining and engaging teenagers, according to internal documents.

New York Times Tech
Oct 15, 2021

Elizabeth Holmes Trial: Key Moments From Week 6
Testimony addressed the question of whether Theranos was misleading and deceiving big corporations to get money.

New York Times Tech
Oct 15, 2021

Leader of Apple activism movement says she was fired.
Janneke Parrish, who was a program manager for Apple Maps in Austin, Texas, was one of the two leaders of a group that called itself AppleToo.

New York Times Tech
Oct 15, 2021

Cybersecurity Experts Sound Alarm on Apple and E.U. Phone Scanning Plans
A group of researchers said the "dangerous technology" was invasive and not effective at detecting images of child sexual abuse.

New York Times Tech
Oct 14, 2021

YouTube's stronger election misinformation policies had a spillover effect on Twitter and Facebook, researchers say.
The prevalence of videos claiming fraud dropped sharply, according to New York University's Center for Social Media and Politics.

New York Times Tech
Oct 14, 2021

‘Disability Drives Innovation'
Audiobooks are an example of a technology developed by or for people with disabilities that has helped all of us.

New York Times Tech
Oct 14, 2021

LinkedIn to End Service in China, Citing ‘Challenging' Environment
The Microsoft-owned service had censored posts in China, in compliance with the country's laws, to operate there.

New York Times Tech
Oct 13, 2021

In a Blue Origin Rocket, William Shatner Finally Goes to Space
The actor who played Captain Kirk played the role of pitchman for Jeff Bezos' spaceflight company at a time that it is facing a number of workplace and business difficulties.

New York Times Tech
Oct 13, 2021

Facebook Clamps Down on Its Internal Message Boards
The social network, which has been under increased scrutiny after a former product manager turned into a whistle-blower, is trying to prevent leaks.

New York Times Tech
Oct 13, 2021

Father of Killed Reporter Asks Regulators to Investigate Facebook
Andy Parker, the father of a journalist killed in 2015, filed a complaint with the F.T.C. urging it to increase regulation on the tech giant, saying it failed to remove videos of his daughter's killing.

New York Times Tech
Oct 13, 2021

William Shatner's Star Trek Moment With Jeff Bezos
After the Blue Origin crew set down, science fiction met reality.

New York Times Tech
Oct 13, 2021

New Digital Companies, Old Ad Habits
Why are DoorDash and Instacart letting businesses buy their way to the top of search results?

New York Times Tech
Oct 13, 2021

Tesla Under Scrutiny Over Lack of Recall After Autopilot Update
In a letter, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reminded Tesla that federal law requires automakers to initiate recalls if they find defects that pose a safety risk.

New York Times Tech
Oct 13, 2021

A Service for People Dating in New York City
Hot Singles, a weekly email newsletter, evokes nostalgia for a simpler approach to finding romance, before dating apps were ubiquitous.

New York Times Tech
Oct 13, 2021

Dating Apps Were ‘Getting Old.' Why Not Try Something Older?
Hot Singles, a weekly email newsletter, evokes nostalgia for a simpler approach to finding romance, before dating apps were ubiquitous.

New York Times Tech
Oct 13, 2021

How to Watch William Shatner Launch to Space on Blue Origin
Jeff Bezos' rocket company will launch the man who played Captain Kirk along with three other passengers on a short up and down flight to the edge of space.

New York Times Tech
Oct 12, 2021

Spending Is Big Tech's Superpower
When the tech giants splurge on big-ticket investments, it's great for them but hard for others to keep up.

New York Times Tech
Oct 12, 2021

As Big Tech Grows in the Pandemic, Seattle Grows With It
Despite an overall decline in office leasing in the United States, technology companies gobbled up more space in the Seattle area than they had the previous year.

New York Times Tech
Oct 11, 2021

Inside the Courtroom With Theranos's Elizabeth Holmes
Behind the closed doors are whispers, gestures and a daily rhythm, plus two court artists, numbered tickets and some true-crime fans.

New York Times Tech
Oct 10, 2021

Facebook Whistleblower Fallout Prompts a Push to Calm Employees
Employees are divided over Frances Haugen, a former product manager who testified that the company was putting profit before safety.

New York Times Tech
Oct 09, 2021

Lifestyles of the Rich and Gullible: Theranos and Ozy Edition
Average investors were not able to get in on the last decade's start-up boom in private markets. Once that seemed unfair. Now it looks lucky.

New York Times Tech
Oct 09, 2021

Lawmakers See Path to Rein in Tech, but It Isn't Smooth
If what faces Big Tech is anything like what happened to Big Tobacco, the road ahead is likely to be a yearslong battle over proposed rules and regulations.

New York Times Tech
Oct 08, 2021

Apple Appeals App Store Ruling in Fight With Epic Games
At the heart of the legal battle is the power Apple wields over its lucrative App Store.

New York Times Tech
Oct 08, 2021

Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp Go Down Again for Some Users
All of Facebook's main products — Instagram, WhatsApp, Messenger and the "big blue app" of Facebook — were inaccessible to at least some users around 3 p.m. Eastern time.

New York Times Tech
Oct 08, 2021

China Fines Meituan $530 Million in Second Tech Antitrust Case
The $530 million fine is Beijing's second major penalty this year against an internet company accused of monopolistic practices.

New York Times Tech
Oct 07, 2021

Google Stops Serving Ads on Climate Change Misinformation
"We've heard directly from a growing number of our advertising and publisher partners who have expressed concerns about ads that run alongside or promote inaccurate claims about climate change," the company said.

New York Times Tech
Oct 07, 2021

Google bans ads on content, including YouTube videos, with false claims about climate change.
"We've heard directly from a growing number of our advertising and publisher partners who have expressed concerns about ads that run alongside or promote inaccurate claims about climate change," the company said.

New York Times Tech
Oct 07, 2021

We're Smarter About Facebook Now
With each Facebook crisis, we become savvier about the influence of tech companies on our lives.

New York Times Tech
Oct 06, 2021

Key takeaways from the fifth week of the Elizabeth Holmes trial.
Jurors' eyes glazed over at detailed technical discussions as Theranos's former lab director described repeated instances of irregular and inaccurate results.

New York Times Tech
Oct 06, 2021

Elizabeth Holmes Trial: Key Takeaways From Week 5
Jurors' eyes glazed over at detailed technical discussions as Theranos's former lab director described repeated instances of irregular and inaccurate results.

New York Times Tech
Oct 06, 2021

Twitch Data Breach Could Be ‘Potentially Disastrous'
Included in the breach was a list that purportedly showed how much money each of the platform's streamers had earned in the past two years.

New York Times Tech
Oct 06, 2021

How to Fix Facebook
This is a pivotal moment in Facebook's history. Here are suggestions for how to improve the company.

New York Times Tech
Oct 06, 2021

Robert Schiffmann, Inventive Guru of the Microwave, Dies at 86
As a scientist he saw the potential of microwave ovens when he observed one heating up a sandwich in the 1960s. Microwaveable oatmeal, among other advances, was in his future.

New York Times Tech
Oct 06, 2021

Facebook Hearing Bolsters Calls for Regulation in Europe
One proposal would require Facebook and other tech platforms to disclose details to regulators and researchers about their services, algorithms and content moderation practices.

New York Times Tech
Oct 06, 2021

Facebook Whistle-Blower's Testimony Bolsters Calls for E.U. Regulation
One proposal would require Facebook and other tech platforms to disclose details to regulators and researchers about their services, algorithms and content moderation practices.

New York Times Tech
Oct 06, 2021

It's Time to Stop Paying for a VPN
Many virtual private network services that were meant to protect your web browsing can no longer be trusted. Here are other ways.

New York Times Tech
Oct 06, 2021

Biden's Pick for Top Antitrust Official Was a Star Corporate Lawyer
How Jonathan Kanter, the Biden administration's choice to be the Justice Department's antitrust chief, became a progressive foe of Big Tech.

New York Times Tech
Oct 05, 2021

Facebook Whistle-Blower Urges Lawmakers to Regulate the Company
Frances Haugen, who left the social network in May and leaked internal documents, gave senators rare insight into its inner workings.

New York Times Tech
Oct 05, 2021

Facebook Outage Caused by a Cascade of Errors, It Says
For more than five hours, the company's family of apps, including Instagram and WhatsApp, were unavailable to the billions who use them.

New York Times Tech
Oct 05, 2021

How Frances Haugen's Testimony Makes This Facebook Hearing Different
Ultimately, Facebook's ownership structure was also an issue, she said.

New York Times Tech
Oct 05, 2021

Parents sound off on testimony about the harms of Facebook and Instagram.
"My daughter was damaged by Instagram," one user tweeted.

New York Times Tech
Oct 05, 2021

The Key Takeaways from Frances Haugen's Facebook Testimony
Lawmakers in the hearing explored the role that Facebook's algorithms play in amplifying problematic content.

New York Times Tech
Oct 05, 2021

Facebook Engagement Ranking Boost and MSI, Explained
Here is a guide to some jargon used in the Facebook whistle-blower hearing.

New York Times Tech
Oct 05, 2021

YouTube's Ban on Misinformation
And why it isn't about us.

New York Times Tech
Oct 05, 2021

Hackers and Facebook: No Proof Data of 1.5 Billion Users is Being Sold
The problem is that the breach that Ms. Blackburn referenced is largely unverified.

New York Times Tech
Oct 05, 2021

How Frances Haugen's Inside Knowledge of Facebook is Making This Hearing Different
Ultimately, Facebook's ownership structure was also an issue, she said.

New York Times Tech
Oct 05, 2021

Who is Frances Haugen, the Facebook Whistle-Blower?
The former Facebook product manager handled democracy and misinformation issues and worked on counterespionage.

New York Times Tech
Oct 05, 2021

Who Is Frances Haugen?
The former Facebook product manager handled democracy and misinformation issues and worked on counterespionage.

New York Times Tech
Oct 05, 2021

Frances Haugen Says Facebook's Products Harm Children and Stoke Division
Ms. Haugen is testifying before a Senate subcommittee.

New York Times Tech
Oct 05, 2021

Facebook Senate Hearing: Teenage Girls and Social Media's Effect
Among young people, the idea that Instagram can hurt someone's self-image is widely discussed.

New York Times Tech
Oct 05, 2021

The Effect of Facebook and Instagram on Teenage Girls
Among young people, the idea that Instagram can hurt someone's self-image is widely discussed.

New York Times Tech
Oct 05, 2021

Teenage Girls Say Instagram's Mental Health Impacts Are No Surprise
Among young people, the idea that Instagram can hurt someone's self-image is widely discussed.

New York Times Tech
Oct 05, 2021

Where are Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg During Facebook Hearing?
Mr. Zuckerberg and Ms. Sandberg are deliberately avoiding public comment on the leaked documents.

New York Times Tech
Oct 05, 2021

Where are Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg?
Mr. Zuckerberg and Ms. Sandberg are deliberately avoiding public comment on the leaked documents.

New York Times Tech
Oct 05, 2021

Who Is Frances Haugen? The Facebook Whistle-Blower
The former Facebook project manager handled democracy and misinformation issues and worked on counterespionage.

New York Times Tech
Oct 05, 2021

What Time is the Facebook Senate Hearing?
Frances Haugen, a former product manager for Facebook, will argue to protect consumers from a profits-over-safety culture.

New York Times Tech
Oct 05, 2021

How to Watch the Facebook Senate Whistle-Blower Hearing
Frances Haugen, a former product manager for Facebook, will argue to protect consumers from a profits-over-safety culture.

New York Times Tech
Oct 05, 2021

Facebook's Apps Went Down. The World Saw How Much It Runs on Them.
The outage disrupted the digital lives of small-business owners, politicians, aid workers and others. But for some, it was a welcome reprieve.

New York Times Tech
Oct 05, 2021

Facebook Outage Shows World Reliance on WhatsApp, Instagram
The outage disrupted the digital lives of small-business owners, politicians, aid workers and others. But for some, it was a welcome reprieve.

New York Times Tech
Oct 04, 2021

Facebook Apps Went Down for Hours Worldwide
When apps used by billions of people worldwide blinked out, lives were disrupted, businesses were cut off from customers — and some Facebook employees were locked out of their offices.

New York Times Tech
Oct 04, 2021

Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp Were Down: Here's What to Know
When apps used by billions of people worldwide blinked out, lives were disrupted, businesses were cut off from customers — and some Facebook employees were locked out of their offices.

New York Times Tech
Oct 04, 2021

Users Turn to Twitter After Facebook Outage
Twitter appeared to embrace its moment in the spotlight.

New York Times Tech
Oct 04, 2021

Facebook Apps, Including Instagram and WhatsApp, Go Down Worldwide
Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, Oculus and Facebook Messenger all reported failures.

New York Times Tech
Oct 04, 2021

These Online Publications Are Not Free … and Readers Don't Mind
Defector, The Daily Memphian, The Dispatch and other outlets of recent vintage are driving a shift in the digital media business.

New York Times Tech
Oct 04, 2021

Facebook Urges Court to Dismiss F.T.C. Antitrust Suit
"This court gave the agency a second chance to make a valid claim," Facebook said in its filing. "But the same deficiency that was fatal to the F.T.C.'s initial complaint remains."

New York Times Tech
Oct 04, 2021

Facebook urges court to dismiss latest F.T.C. antitrust suit.
"This court gave the agency a second chance to make a valid claim," Facebook said in its filing. "But the same deficiency that was fatal to the F.T.C.'s initial complaint remains."

New York Times Tech
Oct 04, 2021

Facebook, Instagram Go Down Simultaneously
Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger all showed outage on Monday, according to the website downdetector.com.

New York Times Tech
Oct 04, 2021

A Nobel Prize for Stephen Hawking That Might Have Been
A recent study of black holes confirmed a fundamental prediction that the theoretical physicist made nearly five decades ago. But the ultimate award is beyond his reach.

New York Times Tech
Oct 04, 2021

Facebook Is Weaker Than We Knew
A trove of leaked documents, published by The Wall Street Journal, hints at a company whose best days are behind it.

New York Times Tech
Oct 03, 2021

Whistle-Blower Says Facebook ‘Chooses Profits Over Safety'
Frances Haugen, a Facebook product manager who left the company in May, revealed that she had provided internal documents to journalists and others.

New York Times Tech
Oct 02, 2021

Whistle-Blower to Accuse Facebook of Contributing to Jan. 6 Riot, Memo Says
In an internal memo, Facebook said it was preparing to defend itself and added that social media was not a primary cause of polarization.

New York Times Tech
Oct 02, 2021

Tesla Reports Record Quarterly Deliveries Amid Chip Scarcity
The electric-car maker has weathered the global shortage of semiconductors better than more established rivals.

New York Times Tech
Oct 01, 2021

Rivian, an Electric Vehicle Start-Up, Reveals Large Losses in its I.P.O. Filing
The company, which is backed by Amazon and Ford, is seeking to sell shares in one of the biggest initial public offerings of the year.

New York Times Tech
Oct 01, 2021

Rivian, Electric Vehicle Start-Up, Unveils Large Losses in I.P.O. Filing
The company, which is backed by Amazon and Ford, is seeking to sell shares in one of the biggest initial public offerings of the year.

New York Times Tech
Oct 01, 2021

Facebook Struggles to Quell Uproar Over Instagram's Effect on Teens
The social network has been all hands on deck as it grapples with revelations that it knew the harmful effects its Instagram photo-sharing app was having on teenagers.

New York Times Tech
Oct 01, 2021

Elizabeth Holmes Trial: Key Moments From Week 4
A Theranos lab director emerged as key prosecution witness during testimony focused on problems with the company's blood tests.

New York Times Tech
Oct 01, 2021

TikTok's Oddly Satisfying Pool-Cleaning Videos
Clips of swimming pools being cleaned have racked up millions of views on TikTok. Researchers have some ideas as to why.

New York Times Tech
Oct 01, 2021

The World Wants Greenland's Minerals, but Greenlanders Are Wary
The island has rare elements needed for electric cars and wind turbines. But protesters are blocking one project, signaling that mining companies must tread carefully.

New York Times Tech
Sep 30, 2021

Zoom's $15 billion deal for Five9 is off.
The plan to merge had drawn scrutiny on national security grounds.

New York Times Tech
Sep 30, 2021

Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin Accused of Toxic Culture and Safety Issues
Blue Origin launched the Amazon founder to the edge of space in July and has another flight planned in October, but the company has experienced other setbacks this year.

New York Times Tech
Sep 30, 2021

Warby Parker and the Spirit of Invention
Those online eyeglasses and mattress start-ups aren't tech. But they are innovative.

New York Times Tech
Sep 30, 2021

Lithuania vs. China: A Baltic Minnow Defies a Rising Superpower
Lithuania has enraged China by advising officials to scrap Chinese phones that it says contains censorship software, while cozying up to Taiwan and quitting a Chinese-led regional forum.

New York Times Tech
Sep 30, 2021

Facebook to Face Senate Grilling Over Instagram's Effects on Teens
The company faces accusations that it hid research showing the mental and emotional harm its photo-sharing app Instagram has had on teenagers.

New York Times Tech
Sep 29, 2021

Facebook Downplays Internal Research Released on Eve of Hearing
The social network published its findings about Instagram's effect on young users, as senators prepared to question an executive on Thursday.

New York Times Tech
Sep 29, 2021

Amazon settles with activist workers who say they were illegally fired.
The two women said they had been fired for speaking out. The company said they had repeatedly flouted its employee policies.

New York Times Tech
Sep 29, 2021

How to Find 'Stalkerware' on Your Devices
These spyware apps record your conversations, location and everything you type, all while camouflaged as a calculator or calendar.

New York Times Tech
Sep 29, 2021

Clive Sinclair, Inventive Computer Pioneer, Dies at 81
His inexpensive Sinclair personal computer, one of many inventions, was an introduction to computing for young people in Britain and beyond.

New York Times Tech
Sep 29, 2021

Amazon Should Invent With Care
Amazon's spirit of invention is refreshing, but we need technologists also to think through the consequences.

New York Times Tech
Sep 29, 2021

YouTube Bans Anti-Vaccine Misinformation
The new set of policies will cover not just the Covid-19 vaccines or those for routine immunizations against measles and hepatitis B, but will also apply to general claims about vaccines, YouTube said.

New York Times Tech
Sep 29, 2021

One Man's Endless Hunt for a Dopamine Rush in Virtual Reality
From Burning Man to spaceships, the technology has carried him through a 10-year fascination that delights, disappoints and continues to improve.

New York Times Tech
Sep 29, 2021

The Melting Face Emoji Has Already Won Us Over
Of the 37 new emojis approved this year, one has stood out as a visual proxy for our collective malaise.

New York Times Tech
Sep 28, 2021

How the Huawei Case Raised Fears of ‘Hostage Diplomacy' by China
Critics of the Justice Department deal to free Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou say it could blunt tools like sanctions and prosecutions.

New York Times Tech
Sep 28, 2021

Amazon Swears Astro, Its New Robot, Is More Than Alexa on Wheels
Astro has a large screen and cameras attached to a wheeled base that can navigate a home. It was part of the company's annual devices event, where Amazon unveiled an array of product.

New York Times Tech
Sep 28, 2021

Amazon announces Astro, a home robot that it swears is more than Alexa on wheels.
Astro has a large screen and cameras attached to a wheeled base that can navigate a home. It was part of the company's annual devices event, where Amazon unveiled an array of product.

New York Times Tech
Sep 28, 2021

Facebook Isn't Scandal-Proof
This social network may finally be paying the price for its bad reputation.

New York Times Tech
Sep 28, 2021

How an 11-Foot-Tall 3-D Printer Is Helping to Create a Community
Three-dimensional printing can create nearly any object. A partnership in Mexico is putting that theory to the test, building a village for residents living in poverty.

New York Times Tech
Sep 28, 2021

New World Is Amazon's Biggest Video Game Hope Yet
The tech giant has struggled to produce popular games, but a much-delayed title released this week could be the first step in a turnaround.

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