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May 23, 2018

Tech Fix: Getting a Flood of G.D.P.R.-Related Privacy Policy Updates? Read Them
To comply with Europe's General Data Protection Regulation, which goes into effect on May 25, internet companies have been updating their data policies. Here's how you can benefit.

New York Times Tech
May 23, 2018

Uber Finds Profits in Leaving Tough Overseas Markets
The ride-hailing company also announced that it was closing its driverless car testing operations in Arizona after a deadly crash.

New York Times Tech
May 23, 2018

Tech We're Using: Metrics Are Everywhere in Media. Here's How They Help.
Kathy Zhang, a newsroom and product analytics manager at The Times, discusses how analytics tools help her better serve readers.

New York Times Tech
May 23, 2018

Tech Tip: A Wrinkle in Time Keeping
If you don't want your phone's calendar to change time zones when you travel, you can lock down your appointments.

New York Times Tech
May 23, 2018

Tech Fix: Getting a Flood of G.D.P.R.-Related Privacy Policy Updates? Read Them.
To comply with Europe's General Data Protection Regulation, which goes into effect on May 25, internet companies have been updating their data policies. Here's how you can benefit.

New York Times Tech
May 23, 2018

Tech Fix: Getting a Flood of Privacy Policy Updates? Read Them.
To comply with Europe's General Data Protection Regulation, which goes into effect on May 25, internet companies have been updating their data policies. Here's how you can benefit.

New York Times Tech
May 23, 2018

Tech Fix: Getting a Flood of G.D.P.R-Related Privacy Policy Updates? Read Them.
To comply with Europe's General Data Protection Regulation, which goes into effect on May 25, internet companies have been updating their data policies. Here's how you can benefit.

New York Times Tech
May 23, 2018

Tech Fix: What You Should Look For as Europe's Data Law Takes Effect This Week
To comply with Europe's General Data Protection Regulation, which goes into effect on May 25, internet companies have been updating their data policies. Here's how you can benefit.

New York Times Tech
May 23, 2018

Macron Vowed to Make France a ‘Start-Up Nation.' Is It Getting There?
France has quickly become one of the hottest destinations in Europe for technology investment, but it faces big challenges in its mission to become a leader.

New York Times Tech
May 22, 2018

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg Gets an Earful From the E.U.
The chief executive had initially resisted meeting with European authorities, who have emerged as the world's most assertive watchdog of the technology industry.

New York Times Tech
May 22, 2018

Instagram (Finally) Adds a Mute Feature
So desperately needed.

New York Times Tech
May 22, 2018

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg Barraged With Questions by Europe Lawmakers
The Facebook chief executive had initially resisted meeting with European authorities, who have emerged as the world's most assertive watchdog of the technology industry.

New York Times Tech
May 22, 2018

Amazon Pushes Facial Recognition to Police, Prompting Outcry Over Surveillance
More than two dozen civil rights organizations asked the tech giant to stop selling its image recognition system to law enforcement agencies.

New York Times Tech
May 22, 2018

Amazon Pushes Facial Recognition to Police. Critics See Surveillance Risk.
More than two dozen civil rights organizations asked the tech giant to stop selling its image recognition system to law enforcement agencies.

New York Times Tech
May 22, 2018

Is Facebook Just a Platform? A Lawyer to the Stars Says No
Paul Tweed attracted star clients by suing publishers in Belfast, London and Dublin. He plans to hold the social media giants to the same standards.

New York Times Tech
May 22, 2018

Tech Tip: How to Adjust Your Mac's Spelling Controls
Like many modern operating systems, macOS has a built-in spell checker that you can use or lose.

New York Times Tech
May 22, 2018

New Cancer Treatments Lie Hidden Under Mountains of Paperwork
Guideposts to powerful treatments may be buried in the nation's medical records. But there is no easy way to gather those records or to get them into a usable format.

New York Times Tech
May 22, 2018

Mark Zuckerberg to Apologize Again, This Time to European Parliament
Facebook's chief executive is expected to strike a conciliatory tone about user data on Tuesday when he speaks to members of the European Parliament.

New York Times Tech
May 21, 2018

Is Facebook Different From The National Enquirer? An Irish Lawyer Thinks Not
Paul Tweed attracted star clients by suing publishers in Belfast, London and Dublin. He plans to hold the social media giants to the same standards.

New York Times Tech
May 21, 2018

Tesla Model 3 Goes Upscale, and Base-Price Buyers Must Wait
Elon Musk, the electric-car company's chief, said Tesla would lose money and die if it began selling the cheapest version of its mass-market car too soon.

New York Times Tech
May 21, 2018

G.E. Spins Off Railroad Business
G.E.'s unit that manufactures locomotives will be combined with the Wabtec Corporation, in the first move under John Flannery to shed an entire business.

New York Times Tech
May 21, 2018

Former Uber Engineer's Lawsuit Claims Sexual Harassment
As Uber works to remake its tarnished image, the company is still dealing with the fallout from its past misdeeds.

New York Times Tech
May 21, 2018

Tech Tip: Finding Your Contacts in the New Gmail
Google's recent revamp of its mail service has moved a few old features to new places, but you don't have to look far.

New York Times Tech
May 19, 2018

Death of a Biohacker
Biohackers believe that in the future, citizen-scientists will be able to cure diseases and grow stronger with homemade treatments. Aaron Traywick wanted that future to arrive faster than anyone else.

New York Times Tech
May 19, 2018

Germany Acts to Tame Facebook, Learning From Its Own History of Hate
A country taps its past as it leads the way on one of the most pressing issues facing modern democracies: how to regulate the world's biggest social network.

New York Times Tech
May 19, 2018

Disruptions: Me and My Numb Thumb: A Tale of Tech, Texts and Tendons
Continually texting and emailing from her smartphone strained the tendons in this tech reporter's phone thumb, which turns out to be an increasingly common condition.

New York Times Tech
May 19, 2018

yes: Death of a Biohacker
Biohackers believe that in the future, citizen-scientists will be able to cure diseases and grow stronger with homemade treatments. Aaron Traywick wanted that future to arrive faster than anyone else.

New York Times Tech
May 19, 2018

Hundreds of Apps Can Empower Stalkers to Track Their Victims
Widely available services offer a range of spying abilities, including tracking people's phones and harvesting their texts. As survivors seek help, the legal and technical hurdles are many.

New York Times Tech
May 18, 2018

New Youth Center at American Indian Museum Focuses on Invention
At the National Museum of the American Indian, imagiNATIONS emphasizes native innovations in math, science and engineering.

New York Times Tech
May 18, 2018

Tech Hit This Small Town Hard. Now, Locals Hope It Will Fuel a Revival.
Holywell, a town in Wales with dozens of local retailers, has struggled with the impacts of online shopping. It is applying technology to try and keep its shops open.

New York Times Tech
May 18, 2018

When Thousands Filled a Hilton Ballroom to Ponder the Future of Bitcoin
A gathering in New York this week for Consensus 2018, a blockchain-themed event, had all of the trappings of a modern business conference — a sign that the once-fringe world is increasingly going mainstream.

New York Times Tech
May 18, 2018

Tech Tip: Turning Phone Videos Into GIFs
Several apps and services make it easy to turn that perfect video snippet into an animated GIF file that you can share by text message or email.

New York Times Tech
May 18, 2018

Bits: Kevin's Week in Tech: Crypto Tokin'
A weeklong blockchain conference in New York, changes at Uber, a "transparency report" from Facebook, and more.

New York Times Tech
May 17, 2018

Cleared of Spying for China, She Still Doesn't Have Her Job Back
Three years ago, Sherry Chen, a hydrologist working for the National Weather Service, had charges against her dropped. A judge says she should be able to return to work.

New York Times Tech
May 17, 2018

PayPal Agrees to $2.2 Billion Deal for European Payments Start-Up iZettle
The Silicon Valley digital payments company reached a deal for iZettle, which is Europe's answer to the mobile payments company Square.

New York Times Tech
May 17, 2018

Trilobites: In Virtual Reality, How Much Body Do You Need?
It might be as little as a pair of hands and feet, researchers in Japan found after recording subjects who wore an Oculus Rift headset.

New York Times Tech
May 17, 2018

Your Emergency Contact Information Could Be Used in a Medical Study
Researchers mined medical records to build family trees they hope could help advance medical research, but the privacy implications worry some bioethicists.

New York Times Tech
May 17, 2018

‘Will You Be My Emergency Contact?' Takes on a Whole New Meaning
Researchers mined medical records to build family trees they hope could help advance medical research, but the privacy implications worry some bioethicists.

New York Times Tech
May 17, 2018

China, Signaling Thaw With U.S. Over Trade, Approves Toshiba Microchip Deal
The decision by Chinese antitrust officials could be a significant peace offering to the Trump administration as the two countries seek to ease trade tensions.

New York Times Tech
May 17, 2018

Thanks, Internet: Estonian Town Gets Cannabis Leaf as Its Emblem
Online voters overwhelmingly favored putting the marijuana plant on the flag of Kanepi, a municipality that has a tradition of growing hemp.

New York Times Tech
May 17, 2018

China Approves Toshiba Microchip Deal, Signaling Thaw With U.S.
The decision by Chinese antitrust officials could be a significant peace offering to the Trump administration as the two countries seek to solve a trade dispute.

New York Times Tech
May 17, 2018

Tech Tip: New Ways to Delete Old Files
Last month's update to Windows 10 added new tools for automatically and manually clearing clutter from your hard drive.

New York Times Tech
May 17, 2018

Why Am I Crying All the Time?
Homecoming videos, GoFundMe campaigns, "This Is Us" tweets — the internet wants not just your eyeballs, but your tears.

New York Times Tech
May 16, 2018

Senate Democrats Win Vote on Net Neutrality, a Centerpiece of 2018 Strategy
The rare victory for Democrats is sure to be short-lived in Congress, but they plan to use the issue to get young voters engaged in midterm elections.

New York Times Tech
May 16, 2018

Tech Fix: Google's File on Me Was Huge. Here's Why It Wasn't as Creepy as My Facebook Data.
Google collects far more information about us than Facebook. But the Google data that our tech columnist downloaded on himself contained fewer surprises and was more easily deleted.

New York Times Tech
May 16, 2018

The Shift: The Entire Economy Is MoviePass Now. Enjoy It While You Can.
Inspired by Silicon Valley's hyper-growth, companies elsewhere are burning cash in hopes of being the next big thing.

New York Times Tech
May 16, 2018

Killing Prompts Didi, China's Ride-Hailing Giant, to Revamp its Service
Didi Chuxing said it would overhaul its app, as well as safety and security practices, after the death of a passenger focused attention on the company.

New York Times Tech
May 16, 2018

Killing Spurs Didi, China's Ride-Hailing Giant, to Revamp Its Service
Didi Chuxing said it would overhaul its app, as well as safety and security practices, after the death of a passenger focused attention on the company.

New York Times Tech
May 16, 2018

China Ride-Hailing Giant Didi Revamps Service After Passenger Is Killed
Didi Chuxing said it would overhaul its app, as well as safety and security practices, after the death of a passenger focused attention on the company.

New York Times Tech
May 16, 2018

Mark Zuckerberg to Meet European Parliament Members Over Facebook's Data Use
The decision by Mr. Zuckerberg, who has already testified before Congress about Facebook's handling of users' information, to go to Brussels highlights the breadth of global concern over the issue.

New York Times Tech
May 16, 2018

Mark Zuckerberg to Meet With European Lawmakers on Facebook's Use of Data
The decision by Mr. Zuckerberg, who has already testified before Congress about Facebook's handling of users' information, to go to Brussels highlights the breadth of global concern over the issue.

New York Times Tech
May 16, 2018

Tech We're Using: What Improved Tech Means for Electric, Self-Driving and Flying Cars
Jack Ewing, who covers autos and economics for The Times, says a "Jetsons"-like future is still far off, even as cars become even more computerized.

New York Times Tech
May 16, 2018

Tech Tip: How to Record Your iPhone Screen
In iOS 11, you can make a video of what's happening directly on your phone at the moment — without having to install an extra app.

New York Times Tech
May 16, 2018

New Privacy Rules Could Make This Woman One of Tech's Most Important Regulators
As Europe implements a sweeping new data privacy law, Ireland is in the middle of a standoff between regulators and tech companies.

New York Times Tech
May 16, 2018

Assassin's Creed Has a New Mission: Working in the Classroom
The long-running historical video game franchise has debuted an educational mode for its latest release, set in Ptolemaic Egypt.

New York Times Tech
May 16, 2018

Next Up at Amazon-Run Whole Foods: Half-Priced Halibut Steaks
The grocer will give large discounts for some products, and 10 percent off hundreds of sale items in stores.

New York Times Tech
May 15, 2018

White House Eliminates Cybersecurity Coordinator Role
The coordinator organized the defense of government computer networks and critical infrastructure.

New York Times Tech
May 15, 2018

Justice Department and F.B.I. Are Investigating Cambridge Analytica
Federal prosecutors have sought to question former employees of the now-defunct political data firm and banks that handled its business.

New York Times Tech
May 15, 2018

Suspect Identified in C.I.A. Leak Was Charged, but Not for the Breach
After the release of C.I.A. hacking tools last year, The Times has learned the suspect's identity. He's been charged, but in a separate child pornography case.

New York Times Tech
May 15, 2018

Facebook Says It Deleted 865 Million Posts, Mostly Spam
The company said it had taken down 865.8 million posts in the first quarter of 2018, the vast majority of them spam, and 583 million fake accounts. There were limited specifics on what was pulled.

New York Times Tech
May 15, 2018

Facebook's Latest Transparency Move: Data, Few Details, on What It Removes
The company said it had taken down 865.8 million posts in the first quarter of 2018, the vast majority of them spam, and 583 million fake accounts. There were limited specifics on what was pulled.

New York Times Tech
May 15, 2018

Facebook, Aiming for Transparency, Details Removal of Posts and Fake Accounts
The social network said it took down 865.8 million posts, the vast majority of which were spam, plus 583 million fake accounts in the first quarter.

New York Times Tech
May 15, 2018

Tech Tip: Finding Privacy for Email
Companies that offer free mail accounts typically do so in exchange for the use of your personal data, but you can find providers offering secure, private services.

New York Times Tech
May 15, 2018

Uber Eliminates Forced Arbitration for Sex Misconduct Claims
The ride-hailing company will also eliminate a requirement that people who settle these claims sign a nondisclosure agreement.

New York Times Tech
May 15, 2018

Uber Eliminates Forced Arbitration for Sexual Misconduct Claims
As part of Uber's terms of service, customers were previously required to agree to resolve any legal claims in an arbitration hearing rather than in open court.

New York Times Tech
May 14, 2018

Seattle Scales Back Tax in Face of Amazon's Revolt, but Tensions Linger
After Amazon's bold threat to curtail development in its hometown, the Seattle City Council approved a smaller tax than originally envisioned. Amazon says it's still "apprehensive" about the future.

New York Times Tech
May 14, 2018

Trump Shifts From Trade War Threats to Concessions in Rebuff to Hard-Liners
The shift by the American president could ease tensions ahead of a visit to Washington by Liu He, a vice premier in the Beijing government.

New York Times Tech
May 14, 2018

Trump Considers Easing Up on Chinese Firm ZTE, in Rebuff to Trade Hard-Liners
The shift by the American president could ease tensions ahead of a visit to Washington by Liu He, a vice premier in the Beijing government.

New York Times Tech
May 14, 2018

In India, Facebook's WhatsApp Plays Central Role in Elections
Unlike Facebook and Instagram, WhatsApp has received little attention for its influence on voters. But in one Indian state, the messaging service became a prime election tool.

New York Times Tech
May 14, 2018

As D.I.Y. Gene Editing Gains Popularity, ‘Someone Is Going to Get Hurt'
After researchers created a virus from mail-order DNA, geneticists sound the alarm about the genetic tinkering carried out in garages and living rooms.

New York Times Tech
May 14, 2018

China Welcomes Trump's Help on ZTE as Trade Talks Loom
The shift by the American president could ease tensions ahead of a visit to Washington by Liu He, a vice premier in the Beijing government.

New York Times Tech
May 14, 2018

Tech Tip: Deciding to Rent or Buy Your Office
You can get Microsoft Office on an annual subscription plan that keeps you up to date with new features or buy it outright with far fewer updates.

New York Times Tech
May 14, 2018

All About ZTE, the Chinese Sanctions Breaker That Trump Wants to Help
The U.S. punishment of one of China's biggest electronics companies and the American president's surprise offer come at a complicated time.

New York Times Tech
May 13, 2018

In About-Face on Trade, Trump Vows to Protect ZTE Jobs in China
The company, which was barred from using American components, said it had halted "major operating activities."

New York Times Tech
May 13, 2018

Silicon Valley Faces Regulatory Fight on Its Home Turf
A ballot measure brought by a real estate developer, a former C.I.A. analyst and a finance executive would create tough data privacy laws.

New York Times Tech
May 13, 2018

Why Traditional TV Is in Trouble
Dropping ratings, especially among young people, and more viewing options mean broadcast TV is in a precarious position as it pitches itself to advertisers.

New York Times Tech
May 12, 2018

Future Tense: Are My Friends Really My Friends?
The quantity of human interactions has increased, but the quality is arguably diminished.

New York Times Tech
May 11, 2018

A Helicopter on Mars? NASA Wants to Try
The space agency's next Martian rover, currently scheduled for a 2020 launch, is to carry a four-pound helicopter.

New York Times Tech
May 11, 2018

Industry Lawyer Expected to Head F.T.C. Consumer Protection
The possible appointment of Andrew Smith, who represented Facebook, Uber and Equifax and others, raised the prospect of frequent recusals from investigations.

New York Times Tech
May 11, 2018

AT&T Chief Says It Made a ‘Big Mistake' Hiring Michael Cohen
In a companywide memo, Randall Stephenson also said the company's head of lobbying would retire.

New York Times Tech
May 11, 2018

Without Nuclear Deal, U.S. Expects Resurgence in Iranian Cyberattacks
Iranian hackers, computer security experts say, had been deterred by the nuclear deal, but could now be inspired to make more retaliatory assaults.

New York Times Tech
May 11, 2018

When White People Call the Police on Black People
Viral videos and news coverage have focused attention on something all too familiar. "It's humiliating and aggravating and upsetting," a professor says.

New York Times Tech
May 11, 2018

Is Your Script Gender-Balanced? Try This Test
Taking their cue from a screenwriter, rival software developers are adding tools to analyze material before it reaches casting directors or producers.

New York Times Tech
May 11, 2018

The New Old Age: No Luck Finding the Right Nursing Home? Maybe Yelp Can Help
Every tool used to rate nursing homes is flawed, particularly the federal government's. But online reviews by consumers can help alert families to shortcomings.

New York Times Tech
May 11, 2018

AT&T Chief Says Hiring Michael Cohen Was a ‘Big Mistake'
In a companywide memo, the C.E.O. also said the company's head of lobbying will retire.

New York Times Tech
May 11, 2018

AT&T Chief Calls Hiring Michael Cohen as Consultant a ‘Big Mistake'
In a staffwide memo, Randall L. Stephenson, the C.E.O., also said the company's head of lobbying would retire.

New York Times Tech
May 11, 2018

Bits: Kevin's Week in Tech: Are Google's A.I.-Powered Phone Calls Cool, Creepy, or Both?
At no point in the demo were the receptionists on the other end of the calls informed that they were talking to a computer rather than another human.

New York Times Tech
May 11, 2018

Tech Tip: The Keys That Might Fix Your Mac
If your Mac greets you with a black screen, the fan runs constantly or you notice other power-related issues, a simple home solution might save you a trip to the Genius Bar.

New York Times Tech
May 11, 2018

What Keeps Xi Jinping Awake at Night
A new book of the Chinese leader's remarks on national security highlights his worries about technology, the internet and risks of financial meltdown.

New York Times Tech
May 10, 2018

Man Charged With Hacking Into and Defacing Military and Government Websites
A California man is believed to have accessed sites for West Point's Combating Terrorism Center and the New York City Comptroller's Office, along with thousands of others.

New York Times Tech
May 10, 2018

Man Is Charged With Hacking West Point and Government Websites
The man, who is thought to have hacked thousands of sites around the world, was arrested in California and could face up to 21 years in prison.

New York Times Tech
May 10, 2018

Man Who Hacked West Point and Government Websites Is Charged
The man, who is thought to have hacked thousands of sites around the world, was arrested in California and could face up to 21 years in prison.

New York Times Tech
May 10, 2018

Service Meant to Monitor Inmates' Calls Could Track You, Too
A company catering to law enforcement and corrections officers has raised privacy concerns with a product that can locate almost anyone's cellphone across the United States.

New York Times Tech
May 10, 2018

Robert N. Hall, 96, Whose Inventions Are Everywhere, Is Dead
He came up with a semiconductor laser used in supermarket scanners, printers and remote controls. His magnetron was adapted for the microwave oven.

New York Times Tech
May 10, 2018

Tech Tip: Playing by the E-Book Rules
The law treats electronic books and their printed counterparts differently when it comes to what you can do with them.

New York Times Tech
May 10, 2018

Alexa and Siri Can Hear This Hidden Command. You Can't.
Researchers can now send secret audio instructions undetectable to the human ear to Apple's Siri, Amazon's Alexa and Google's Assistant.

New York Times Tech
May 10, 2018

noted: The Ghostwriter Next Door
When that text, email or dating profile needs a little polish, who you gonna call?

New York Times Tech
May 09, 2018

Chinese Tech Giant on Brink of Collapse in New U.S. Cold War
The electronics firm ZTE has found success in the American market like few other Chinese technology brands have. Now it is fighting for its life.

New York Times Tech
May 09, 2018

Tech Fix: How to Pack and Prepare Your Smartphone for Traveling This Summer
Your smartphone is a helpful travel companion. Before taking it abroad, here's a list of things to pack and do to ensure a problem-free trip.

New York Times Tech
May 09, 2018

Chinese Tech Giant May Be First Victim of a New U.S. Cold War
The electronics firm ZTE has found success in the American market like few other Chinese technology brands have. Now it is fighting for its life.

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