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Washington Post Tech
Jun 24, 2019

Customers report Verizon, Cloudflare disruptions
It's unclear whether the outages are connected.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 24, 2019

How to stop companies from selling your data
Unlike the way we interact with Facebook and Google, most people don't have a direct relationship with data broker companies and often don't even know their names. Here are tips from the experts about how to reduce the number of companies selling your data.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 24, 2019

Ravelry, the Facebook of knitting, has banned pro-Trump posts over ‘open white supremacy'
The global community of knitters will not be allowed to support President Trump through words or projects, Ravelry said.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 24, 2019

The Technology 202: A bipartisan pair of senators want companies to put a price on your data
Sens. Warner and Hawley have a new effort.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 24, 2019

Customers report Verizon, Amazon Web Services, Cloudflare disruptions
It's unclear whether the outages are connected.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 22, 2019

Goodbye, Chrome: Google's web browser has become spy software
Our latest privacy experiment found Chrome ushered more than 11,000 tracker cookies into our browser — in a single week.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 22, 2019

Supercomputing is latest front in U.S.-China high-tech battle
China's burgeoning supercomputer industry became the latest target of U.S. trade restrictions as officials banned exports to four Chinese technology companies and one research institute on the grounds that they threaten American national security.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 22, 2019

Nothing but old-fashioned arcade fun in ‘My Friend Pedro'
Though it won't make you rethink your assumptions about video games, you're likely to be entertained by the game's hypnotic game play loops.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 21, 2019

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Washington Post Tech
Jun 21, 2019

Hacked documents reveal sensitive details of expanding border surveillance


Washington Post Tech
Jun 21, 2019

Google Chrome has become surveillance software. It's time to switch.


Washington Post Tech
Jun 21, 2019

The Technology 202: Taking Facebook to task on cryptocurrency will be a steep challenge for Washington


Washington Post Tech
Jun 21, 2019

This is how Google's Chrome lets the cookies track you, imagined in real life


Washington Post Tech
Jun 21, 2019

U.S. expands tech battle with China, barring more technology sales


Washington Post Tech
Jun 21, 2019

Think you know how a lightbulb works? Wait until you see this GE how-to video.
A how-to video from GE Lighting has gone viral, showing users how to reset C by GE lightbulbs.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 21, 2019

Americans lack trust in social networks' judgment to remove offensive posts, study finds
How should companies decide which objectionable content should stay online or get the ax? Answering that question has presented a tremendous challenge in recent years for companies such as Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 21, 2019

Living smarter with tech: How to be a better you
How can we use technology without it taking over our lives? See expert advice on how to be a smarter you with technology.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 21, 2019

SpaceX and Boeing continue to struggle with spacecraft designs, as watchdog raises safety concerns
Investigators are still trying to determine what caused SpaceX's capsule to explode during a test.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 20, 2019

House lawmakers unveil bipartisan anti-robocall bill
Democrats and Republicans aim to outlaw a wider array of robocall practices adopted by fraudsters and legitimate businesses alike while empowering the government to issue tougher penalties against callers who violate the law.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 20, 2019

Americans lack trust in social networks' judgment to remove offensive posts, Pew finds
How should companies decide which objectionable content should stay online or get the ax? Answering that question has presented a tremendous challenge in recent years for companies such as Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 20, 2019

Children battling cancer can't always express their feelings. Now a robotic duck is doing it for them.
Known as "My Special Aflac Duck," the robot merging play with tools that help doctors do their jobs.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 20, 2019

Nintendo's Bowser begins his reign
The new president overseeing Nintendo of America faces the challenge of keeping the company's business thriving while living up to the legacy of his beloved predecessor, Reggie Fils-Aimé.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 20, 2019

The Technology 202: Silicon Valley warns changes to key legal shield could unleash harmful content online
They're clapping back at proposals in Washington.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 20, 2019

YouTube under federal investigation over allegations it violates children's privacy
YouTube executives are discussing broad changes to how the video platform handles children's content and are also examining ways to improve core features to limit hate speech in response to criticism that the video-streaming platform has done too little to prevent harm.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 19, 2019

How did NASA put men on the moon? One harrowing step at a time.
The space agency had vision, genius and dash, but a strategy of incremental progress won the race.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 19, 2019

As it prepares to launch astronauts, Boeing plans to move space headquarters from Arlington to Florida
Boeing will move its space headquarters from Arlington, Va., to the Florida Space Coast as it pursues a number of rocket and spacecraft programs, including one that would launch astronauts from American soil for the first time since the space shuttle retired in 2011.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 19, 2019

Is Facebook's new Libra currency a play to become the world's banker?
The goal is to provide financial services to billions of people around the world, including those who lack access to banking.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 19, 2019

Libra, Facebook's new cryptocurrency, explained
On June 18, Facebook announced the debut of its digital currency Libra. Here's some background on how the initiative works.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 19, 2019

Government watchdog says cost of NASA rocket continues to rise, a threat to Trump's moon mission
The rocket NASA plans to use to get astronauts to the moon by 2024 has for years suffered significant cost overruns and schedule delays. But those problems are even worse than originally thought, according to a federal watchdog report expected to be released Wednesday.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 19, 2019

The Technology 202: Big Tech's legal shield is increasingly in jeopardy with this Republican bill
Sen. Josh Hawley wants companies to undergo FTC audits to qualify for immunity.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 18, 2019

The Technology 202: Silicon Valley's diversity advocates welcome Elizabeth Warren's latest plan
She's proposing a $7 billion fund for minority entrepreneurs.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 18, 2019

Looking for a family-friendly video game? Give these new titles a look.
From 'Minecraft Earth' to 'Bee Simulator,' here are the best family-oriented titles from E3 2019.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 18, 2019

Robocalls are overwhelming hospitals and patients, threatening a new kind of health crisis
For most Americans, robocalls are a nuisance. For hospitals, spam calls can be a life-or-death threat in a setting where every second counts.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 18, 2019

The Technology 202: Amazon is clapping back at politicians on Twitter
Just not Trump.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 18, 2019

Ten under-the-radar games at E3 2019 you need to get excited about right now
A Brenda and John Romero-made mob game, a 'pinbrawler' and other smaller games not to be missed.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 18, 2019

Attention, Walmart executives: Amazon's coming after your low-income shoppers
The online retail giant is working to draw customers who have long been loyal to Walmart.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 18, 2019

A missing backpacker's father is begging WhatsApp for help
A backpacker in Australia went missing. His father asked WhatsApp to release his encrypted messages to help find him.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 18, 2019

Debate: What does a fair esports contract look like? It's complicated.
Two esports lawyers discuss the complexities of esports contracts and why a "fair" deal is all relative in a constantly evolving industry.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 18, 2019

Domino's will start delivering pizzas via an autonomous robot this fall
Domino's plans to start delivering pizzas using an autonomous, unmanned vehicle. The announcement is the latest example of technology companies using robots to deliver food.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 18, 2019

E.U.: Russians interfered in our elections, too
Russia conducted a "continued and sustained" disinformation campaign against Europe's recent parliamentary elections, the European Union reported Friday in the latest sign that Russia's high-tech efforts to influence democratic votes have not slowed down.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 18, 2019

Elon Musk is still on Twitter after saying he ‘just deleted' his account
The nondeletion comes after Musk refused to credit an artist for an image he posted on Twitter.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 18, 2019

Google Calendar is back online after 3-hour outage
"The affected users are unable to access Google Calendar," Google said of the outage, which began Tuesday morning.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 18, 2019

Facebook launches Libra, its own cryptocurrency
The goal is to provide financial services to billions of people around the world, including those who lack access to banking.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 14, 2019

The Technology 202: Google's lobbying shake-up signals its readying for Washington battle
Tech companies must suddenly focus on lobbyists instead of engineers.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 14, 2019

Uber plans to start delivering fast food via drone this summer
This week Uber announced plans to begin testing the first-ever commercial application of drone food delivery in high-density urban areas, joining companies like Amazon and Google that are seeking to make make unmanned commercial deliveries using the same technology.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 14, 2019

Tesla wants everyone to drive an electric car. Now it risks becoming a niche brand.
Analysts and industry observers say they could see the automaker being sold or relegated to the status of a "niche" automaker.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 14, 2019

The 10 most promising games at E3 2019
From "CyberPunk 2077" to "Luigi's Mansion 3," there were plenty of titles to get excited about.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 14, 2019

It might take a while to warm up to, but once you do ‘Outer Wilds' is quite an adventure
Finding the game bewildering at first is a testament to how well the game succeeds on its own terms.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 14, 2019

How YouTube erased history in its battle against white supremacy
YouTube's removal of thousands of videos and channels featuring Holocaust denial and Nazi ideologies offended a wide array of would-be supporters of its new hate speech policy.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 13, 2019

Telegram hit by massive Chinese cyberattack during Hong Kong protests
The app, which says it has 200 million users worldwide, has been widely used in Hong Kong to coordinate demonstrations against a controversial extradition bill.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 13, 2019

Sex, drugs, and self-harm: Where 20 years of child online protection law went wrong
Two decades after Congress tried to wall off the worst of the Internet in hopes of protecting the privacy and innocence of children, the ramparts lie in ruins.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 13, 2019

The Technology 202: It's time for Congress to address deepfakes, experts say
The altered videos could sway an election.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 12, 2019

Top AI researchers race to detect ‘deepfake' videos: ‘We are outgunned'
Researchers fear it is only a matter of time before the AI-generated fake videos are deployed for maximum damage — to sow confusion, fuel doubt or undermine an opponent, potentially on the eve of a White House vote.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 12, 2019

Top AI researchers race to detect "deepfake" videos: "We are outgunned"
Researchers fear it is only a matter of time before the AI-generated fake videos are deployed for maximum damage — to sow confusion, fuel doubt or undermine an opponent, potentially on the eve of a White House vote.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 12, 2019

The Technology 202: Silicon Valley's congressman wants tech companies to collaborate on disinformation
Ro Khanna is drafting legislation.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 12, 2019

Inside the race to beat 'deepfakes' in 2020
"Deepfakes" have changed the idea that seeing is believing - and could have a huge impact on how future political campaigns unfold.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 12, 2019

Mark Zuckerberg ‘deepfake' will remain online
Facebook said they will not take down a video of Mark Zuckerberg created using artificial intelligence, called a "deepfake."

Washington Post Tech
Jun 12, 2019

State attorneys general sue to block merger between Sprint and T-Mobile
Nine states and the District of Columbia filed a lawsuit Tuesday to block the proposed merger of T-Mobile and Sprint, believing that the combination of the country's third- and fourth-largest wireless carriers would threaten competition and harm consumers.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 11, 2019

Pepe the Frog's creator just won a $15,000 copyright settlement against InfoWars
Matt Furie has been enforcing his copyrights to stop right-wing figures from profiting off his creation.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 11, 2019

The Technology 202: Big Tech poses ‘potentially existential' threat to news, publishers will tell Congress
They're seizing on the antitrust moment in Washington.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 10, 2019

Google's search tool falsely called Mueller report ‘fiction'
The automated search result revealed the enduring fallibility of the world's most influential search tool.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 10, 2019

Don't smile for surveillance: Why airport face scans are a privacy trap
What's face recognition at the airport really about? Immigration policy and efficiency.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 10, 2019

U.S. Customs and Border Protection says photos of travelers were taken in a data breach
CBP says photos of travelers have been compromised as part of a "malicious cyber-attack," raising concerns over how expanding surveillance efforts could imperil privacy.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 10, 2019

Your face is now your boarding pass. And that's a problem.
What's face-recognition at the airport really about? Immigration policy and efficiency.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 10, 2019

Your face is now your boarding pass. Here's why that should worry us.
JetBlue has begun using facial recognition to board certain flights. The Washington Post's Geoffrey A. Fowler travels to New York's JFK airport to take a look.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 10, 2019

How to avoid facial recognition at the airport
American citizens have the right to opt out of the growing use of face scans at the airport.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 10, 2019

The Technology 202: New video editing technology raises disinformation worries
Lawmakers are starting to scrutinize manipulated videos.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 10, 2019

LGBT creators wonder whether YouTube really supports them, or just pretends to, during Pride Month
Carlos Maza has accused YouTube of viewing LGBT creators as "props" in its effort to appear tolerant and sensitive.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 10, 2019

The Technology 202: Will Washington's antitrust moment hurt deals in Silicon Valley? Google is an early test.
Regulators need to approve its planned acquisition of Looker.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 10, 2019

No smoke without Fire: After Amazon's smartphone failure, it looks for a way back into mobile
The online retail giant is considering a bid for Boost Mobile to bolster its Alexa smart-assistant business.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 10, 2019

Apple scrambles to replace $999 computer stand | Department of Satire
Tim Apple is doing his best.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 10, 2019

Amazon's one-day delivery service depends on the work of thousands of robots
This week, Amazon unveiled a new warehouse robot named Pegasus. The suitcase-sized robot is used to sort packages at dozens of the company's sprawling distribution centers.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 10, 2019

FedEx declines to renew Amazon's U.S. air-delivery contract
The shipping giant's decision reflects long-simmering tension with the online retailer, which has its own logistics operation that's taken the most lucrative delivery routes for itself.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 10, 2019

FedEx declines to renew U.S. Express contract with Amazon, a move that could affect the retailer during holiday shipping season
FedEx says it has made a strategic decision not to renew one of its contracts with the online retail giant. While the move is unlikely to have any major effect on Amazon's day-to-day shipping needs, it could impact the retailer during the all-important holiday shipping season, when package volume surges. (Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos owns […]

Washington Post Tech
Jun 10, 2019

Huawei ban threatens U.S. national security, tech companies warn Trump administration
U.S. technology companies have told the Commerce Department that the Trump administration's ban on selling to the Chinese tech giant Huawei could significantly harm their bottom lines and might damage their ability to develop new technological innovations, including those needed by the U.S. military.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 10, 2019

NASA invites tourists to space station, while a Trump tweet casts doubt on his own administration's moon plan
Under the NASA plan, as many as two private astronauts per year could fly to the station and stay for up to 30 days, with the first mission coming as early as next year.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 10, 2019

Uber's second-in-command, chief marketing officer depart in post-IPO shakeup
CEO Dara Khosrowshahi says he will assume command of the company's core business.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 06, 2019

LGBT creators wonder whether YouTube really supports them, or just pretends to during Pride Month
Carlos Maza has accused YouTube of viewing LGBT creators as "props" in its effort to appear tolerant and sensitive.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 06, 2019

Listen for the log-in: Hackers may glean your password by listening to how you type on your phone
PIN codes, individual letters and whole words can be recovered with the right app, researchers say.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 06, 2019

Video shows Amazon robots working alongside humans
Robots are changing the way Amazon handles its warehouse operations. Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos owns The Washington Post.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 06, 2019

Trailer: 'Draugen'
"Draugen" is a single-player, first-person Fjord Noir mystery set in 1920s Norway.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 06, 2019

The Technology 202: Breaking up Big Tech won't actually help start-ups, tech investors and entrepreneurs say
The industry's upstarts are deeply intertwined with the behemoths.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 06, 2019

The FCC allows AT&T, Verizon and other carriers to block more suspected robocalls
The new rules allow carriers to enroll consumers in call-blocking tools by default, but the FCC did not mandate that telecom giants offer these services for free, sparking sharp criticism from one Democratic commissioner.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 06, 2019

Even in a ‘golden age' for gaming, video game trade group's new CEO faces challenges
The video game industry is booming like never before ahead of the annual E3 conference, but regulators are casting a close eye on the burgeoning sector.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 06, 2019

‘Draugen' is a picturesque game about delusional thinking
Its protagonist is not a hero, but a man traumatized by his past. Its pacing is leisurely rather than hurried. Its mysteries court the mundane more than the spectacular.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 06, 2019

As Walmart turns to robots, it's the human workers who feel like machines
Some workers at the retail titan's superstores said they had expected the robots would take their jobs one day. But they hadn't expected this strange middle period, during which they'd have to work alongside brittle, clumsy and easily confused machines.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 06, 2019

Amazon unveils new delivery drone
Amazon announced June 5 it would start delivering products using drones in just months. Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos owns The Washington Post.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 06, 2019

Amazon's latest package delivery drone will fly itself
Amazon has a new fully autonomous drone and says it could start delivering to customers' doorsteps in months.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 06, 2019

Watch Amazon's new drone in action
A video at Amazon's conference showed the company's newest package delivery drone. Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos owns The Washington Post.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 05, 2019

What's new from Apple? ‘Dark Mode' on iOS, the end of iTunes and privacy tweaks.
Apple's most important software updates from WWDC.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 05, 2019

Apple embraces the dark side — and kills off iTunes, the app that started it all
At Apple's WWDC 2019, tech columnist Geoffrey Fowler says there were lots of small but welcome iterations on products — some of which were long overdue.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 05, 2019

Apple ending iTunes in favor of three separate apps
At the Worldwide Developers Conference on June 3, Apple said iTunes would become three apps instead of one: Apple Music, Apple Podcasts and Apple TV.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 05, 2019

Apple introduces new privacy options
At the Worldwide Developers Conference on June 3, Apple revealed new privacy settings including one-time location sharing and a "Sign in with Apple" feature.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 05, 2019

Apple unveils 'dark mode' for iOS 13
At the Worldwide Developers Conference on June 3, Apple unveiled dark mode for iPhones, a mode that switches app backgrounds to black.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 05, 2019

Apple unveils new services and privacy tools at its developer event
There is growing concern over how the Silicon Valley tech giant runs its app store.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 05, 2019

Apple's Tim Cook takes dig at Android
Apple CEO Tim Cook compared the iPhone iOS 12 adoption rate of 85 percent to the Android 9 adoption rate of 10 percent.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 05, 2019

D.C. attorney general's lawsuit against Facebook can proceed, judge rules
Facebook suffered an early defeat in a D.C. court on Friday, after a judge ruled against the social-networking giant's attempts to quash a case brought by the D.C. attorney general challenging the company's privacy practices.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 05, 2019

Facebook, Google and other tech giants to face antitrust investigation by House lawmakers
The probe announced Monday by the House Judiciary Committee's competition-minded panel, led by Rep. David Cicilline (R.I.), is expected to be far-reaching, covering the extent to which a company like Google favors its products over rivals or Facebook clones or acquires competitors in an attempt to ensure its continued dominance in social networking.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 05, 2019

The Justice Department is preparing a potential antitrust investigation of Google
The Justice Department has taken early steps toward opening a federal antitrust investigation into Google, according to three people familiar with the matter.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 05, 2019

The latest YouTube craze? Videos that show you what it's like to live in prison.
Prison channels on YouTube have more than 2.1 million subscribers and about 342 million page views.

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