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Washington Post Tech
Feb 20, 2019

Samsung's new Galaxy S10 has new twists in the screen to make other smartphones seem dated
The Post's Geoffrey A. Fowler gets a first look at three of Samsung's newest Galaxy phones. They're packing some technology you have to see to believe, including holes in the screen for camera lenses and invisible fingerprint readers.

Washington Post Tech
Feb 20, 2019

Samsung's new S10 and Galaxy Fold do some awesomely strange things with screens
Samsung's new Galaxy S10 has a hole for the camera. Its Galaxy Fold closes up like a book. Is that enough to reignite sales? Our tech columnist takes a first look.

Washington Post Tech
Feb 20, 2019

Can Washington keep watch over Silicon Valley? The FTC's Facebook probe is a high-stakes test.
The Federal Trade Commission is under pressure to issue a steep fine and other sharp penalties against Facebook to prove that it's able to keep Silicon Valley in check, privacy advocates and congressional lawmakers say.

Washington Post Tech
Feb 20, 2019

Digital advertising to surpass print and TV for the first time, report says
EMarketer expects companies to spend nearly $130 billion on digital ads, compared with about $110 billion on traditional advertisements.

Washington Post Tech
Feb 20, 2019

Is your phone always low on battery and chewing through data? The ‘DrainerBot' could be to blame.
A massive fraud operation affects potentially millions of Android users, according to Oracle researchers.

Washington Post Tech
Feb 20, 2019

Is your phone always low on battery and chewing through data? The ‘DrainerBot' fraud could be to blame.
A massive fraud operation affects potentially millions of Android users, according to Oracle researchers.

Washington Post Tech
Feb 19, 2019

Microsoft says it has found another Russian operation targeting prominent think tanks
Microsoft said it had found and attempted to disrupt a "spear-phishing" attack by Russian intelligence aimed at groups that had criticized Russia.

Washington Post Tech
Feb 19, 2019

The race to 5G wireless tech is on. A report finds Americans have an early lead
Nearly 1 in 10 mobile connections in North America will be served by 5G by 2022, according to Cisco.

Washington Post Tech
Feb 19, 2019

The race to 5G wireless tech is on. A report finds Americans may have an early lead.
Nearly 1 in 10 mobile connections in North America will be served by 5G by 2022, according to Cisco.

Washington Post Tech
Feb 19, 2019

MIT scientists are using lobsters to develop a new form of flexible body armor
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard believe the soft membrane covering a lobster's abdomen could guide the development of a new type of flexible body armor for humans. The membrane is as tough as the industrial rubber used to make car tires and garden hoses.

Washington Post Tech
Feb 19, 2019

Password managers have a security flaw. But you should still use one.
Exclusive: A new study finds bugs in five of the most-popular password managers. So how is it safe to keep all your eggs in one basket?

Washington Post Tech
Feb 19, 2019

Huawei founder denies sharing secrets with China
In a series of interviews with Western news outlets, Ren Zhengfei is disputing allegations of cooperating with the Chinese government and cast U.S. legal action as "politically motivated."

Washington Post Tech
Feb 17, 2019

Facebook ‘intentionally and knowingly' violated U.K. privacy and competition rules, British lawmakers say
Lawmakers on Sunday said Facebook had "violated both data privacy and anti-competition laws" in the country, stressing that the U.K. government should open investigations into the social media giant's business practices.

Washington Post Tech
Feb 15, 2019

A German government adviser recommends a ban on smartphones for children younger than 14
The expert on child psychology described the proposal as a restriction similar to limiting drugs or alcohol.

Washington Post Tech
Feb 15, 2019

‘Anthem' maker discusses beta takeaways, update schedule and response to ‘Apex Legends'
Lead producer Mike Gamble chats at length with The Washington Post about the heralded game, which releases Feb. 22.

Washington Post Tech
Feb 14, 2019

Facebook targeted in federal investigation of Cambridge Analytica
Facebook's actions and public statements are facing inquiries from several federal agencies regarding the mishandling of millions of users' personal data.

Washington Post Tech
Feb 14, 2019

The U.S. government and Facebook are negotiating a record, multibillion-dollar fine for the company's privacy lapses
The fine would be the largest the agency has ever imposed on a technology company, but the two sides have not yet agreed on an exact amount. Facebook has expressed initial concern with the FTC's demands, one of the people said. If talks break down, the FTC could take the matter to court in what would likely be a bruising legal fight.

Washington Post Tech
Feb 14, 2019

Foreign robo-callers could face fines under the FCC's proposed rules
The agency wants to crush unwanted robo-calls and texts as it escalates the war against scammers.

Washington Post Tech
Feb 14, 2019

Fortnite's free-to-play model threatens major game makers
In a shake-up at Activision Blizzard, the industry grapples with Fortnite's free gaming model.

Washington Post Tech
Feb 14, 2019

‘Fortnite's' free-to-play model threatens major game makers
In shakeup at Activision Blizzard, the industry grapples with 'Fortnite's' free gaming model.

Washington Post Tech
Feb 14, 2019

T-Mobile CEO defends $26 billion Sprint merger deal in Congress hearing
Chief Executive John Legere defended T-Mobile's $26 billion deal to buy rival wireless carrier Sprint in Congress.

Washington Post Tech
Feb 14, 2019

‘These maps are bogus': U.S. lawmakers tear into telecom execs over spotty rural coverage
Members of Congress are complaining directly to wireless carrier leaders.

Washington Post Tech
Feb 13, 2019

SEC accuses former Apple executive of insider trading
The lawsuit alleges Gene Levoff profited and avoid losses of approximately $382,000 by illegally exploiting corporate information.

Washington Post Tech
Feb 13, 2019

SpaceX protests a $150 million launch contract NASA awarded to its chief rival, a Boeing-Lockheed Martin venture
The contract is for a mission to study asteroids near Jupiter. Elon Musk's company escalated its war with United Launch Alliance by filing a protest, saying it "offered a solution with extraordinarily high confidence of mission success at a price dramatically lower than the award amount."

Washington Post Tech
Feb 13, 2019

SEC charges former Apple executive with insider trading
The lawsuit alleges Gene Levoff profited and avoid losses of approximately $382,000 by illegally exploiting corporate information.

Washington Post Tech
Feb 13, 2019

U-Md. researchers develop smart fabric that automatically warms or cools you off
University of Maryland researchers say a new temperature-regulating fabric could help people save energy and reduce the costs of air conditioning and heating.

Washington Post Tech
Feb 13, 2019

Watch Opportunity, NASA's record-setting Mars rover, and its biggest achievements
NASA announced that the 15-year mission of its Mars rover Opportunity is finally over. See why it ended, and the rover's greatest achievements.

Washington Post Tech
Feb 13, 2019

SEC charges former Apple exec with insider trading
The lawsuit alleges Gene Levoff profited and avoid losses of approximately $382,000 by illegally exploiting corporate information.

Washington Post Tech
Feb 13, 2019

T-Mobile tells Congress its merger with Sprint will help it challenge cable companies
Some lawmakers have slammed the deal as being bad for competition.

Washington Post Tech
Feb 13, 2019

Parkland school turns to experimental surveillance software that can flag students as threats
The artificial-intelligence surveillance network has raised major questions for some students, parents and teachers, who voiced concerns about its accuracy, invasiveness and effectiveness -- or whether the technology could ever understand a school campus like a human can.

Washington Post Tech
Feb 13, 2019

This AI in security cams can recognize your face and body
Companies that offer surveillance cameras are increasingly implementing software that uses artificial intelligence to identify people based off their face and body type.

Washington Post Tech
Feb 13, 2019

T-Mobile is about to defend its merger with Sprint before Congress. Here's what to expect.
Some lawmakers have slammed the deal as being bad for competition.

Washington Post Tech
Feb 13, 2019

T-Mobile is defending its merger with Sprint before Congress. Here's what to expect.
Some lawmakers have slammed the deal as being bad for competition.

Washington Post Tech
Feb 13, 2019

T-Mobile is defending its Sprint merger before Congress. Here's what to expect.
Some lawmakers have slammed the deal as being bad for competition.

Washington Post Tech
Feb 12, 2019

Critics call on Apple and Google to shut down Saudi app that can restrict women's travel
Using Absher, Saudi men can restrict the travel of Saudi women.

Washington Post Tech
Feb 12, 2019

Pentagon watchdog to review SpaceX's certification to launch national security satellites
The Pentagon did not say what prompted the review.

Washington Post Tech
Feb 11, 2019

Why Amazon's new streamlined packaging is jamming up recycling centers
Environmental activists and waste experts say the new plastic sacks, which aren't recyclable in curbside recycling bins, are having a negative effect.

Washington Post Tech
Feb 11, 2019

A Lime scooter accident left Ashanti Jordan in a vegetative state. Now her mother is suing on her behalf.
Ashanti Jordan was riding an electric scooter on the street when she was hit by a car in December, leaving her severely injured. The problem, family members say, is that she was following the scooter company's riding instructions.

Washington Post Tech
Feb 11, 2019

A Lime scooter accident left Ashanti Jordan in a vegetative state. Now her mother is suing the company on her behalf.
Ashanti Jordan was riding an electric scooter on the street when she was hit by a car in December, leaving her severely injured. The problem, family members say, is that she was following the scooter company's riding instructions.

Washington Post Tech
Feb 11, 2019

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez takes aim at Equifax and credit scoring
She criticized credit reporting agencies for fueling what she described as a "dice game" and a "broken" system of credit scoring.

Washington Post Tech
Feb 08, 2019

Jeff Bezos, long known for guarding his privacy, faces his most public and personal crisis
In a blog post Thursday, the Amazon founder accused the National Enquirer of threatening to blackmail him.

Washington Post Tech
Feb 08, 2019

Does Jeff Bezos' behavior put Amazon at risk?
Jeff Bezos' explicit selfies and public attack on the National Enquirer make him part of the club of tech executives behaving badly. But his troubles aren't likely to roil Amazon - at least for now.

Washington Post Tech
Feb 08, 2019

Does Jeff Bezos's behavior put Amazon at risk?
Jeff Bezos' explicit selfies and public attack on the National Enquirer make him part of the club of tech executives behaving badly. But his troubles aren't likely to roil Amazon - at least for now.

Washington Post Tech
Feb 08, 2019

‘There's going to be a fight here to weaken it': Inside the lobbying war over California's landmark privacy law
A landmark law adopted in California last year to rein in the data-collection practices of Facebook, Google and other tech giants has touched off a lobbying blitz that could water it down, potentially undermining new protections that might apply to Internet users across the country.

Washington Post Tech
Feb 08, 2019

"There's going to be a fight here to weaken it": Inside the lobbying war over California's landmark privacy law
A landmark law adopted in California last year to rein in the data-collection practices of Facebook, Google and other tech giants has touched off a lobbying blitz that could water it down, potentially undermining new protections that might apply to Internet users across the country.

Washington Post Tech
Feb 08, 2019

Apple releases FaceTime fix, rewards 14-year-old who discovered eavesdropping bug
"Quite a few of my friends know of it and think it's pretty cool," Grant Thompson said in a TV interview.

Washington Post Tech
Feb 08, 2019

Apex Legends: A surprise Fortnite challenger that gained 10 million players in three days
The new game is an instant hit, and is growing even faster than Fortnite did in its earliest days.

Washington Post Tech
Feb 08, 2019

Don't Marie Kondo your papers and photos into the trash. Save them in the cloud.
Marie Kondo argues you should only keep what sparks joy, but The Post's Geoffrey A. Fowler says that using the cloud to keep all your things is life-changing.

Washington Post Tech
Feb 08, 2019

What happened when I told Marie Kondo I have a better, higher-tech method of tidying up
Our tech columnist debates with the star of "Tidying Up" about how to clean in an era of abundant cloud storage and software that does the organizing for you.

Washington Post Tech
Feb 08, 2019

Sprint sues AT&T over ‘5G E' marketing, calling it deceptive and misleading
Sprint alleges that it's already lost business due to the tactic.

Washington Post Tech
Feb 07, 2019

Two Virgin Galactic pilots who flew Richard Branson's aircraft to the edge of space earn astronaut wings
The pilots, C.J. Sturckow and Mark "Forger" Stucky, were honored Thursday by the FAA for flying SpaceShipTwo to an altitude of just over 50 miles in December.

Washington Post Tech
Feb 07, 2019

Two Virgin Galactic pilots who flew Richard Branson's spaceplane to the edge of space earn astronaut wings
The pilots, C.J. Sturckow and Mark "Forger" Stucky, were honored Thursday by the FAA for flying SpaceShipTwo to an altitude of just over 50 miles in December,

Washington Post Tech
Feb 07, 2019

Friendly nurse or nightmare-inducing machine? How culture programs our taste in robots.
A trio of robotic nurses with glowing red eyes and brown wigs has debuted in a Bangkok hospital. The humanoid robots reveal how androids might be well received in one country, but considered creepy in another, experts say.

Washington Post Tech
Feb 07, 2019

Twitter reveals its daily active user numbers for the first time
Twitter's daily active user numbers are dwarfed by other social media platforms like Snapchat and Facebook.

Washington Post Tech
Feb 06, 2019

How the Apple store lost its ‘wow factor'
Apple is not just a giant of technology, it has also grown into one of the biggest American retailers. But the shine of its signature stores has dimmed.

Washington Post Tech
Feb 06, 2019

T-Mobile gains a powerful ally hiring a former FCC commissioner to ‘advise' on its Sprint merger
Mignon Clyburn could make it a tad more difficult to argue against the deal.

Washington Post Tech
Feb 06, 2019

T-Mobile hired a former FCC commissioner to ‘advise' on its Sprint merger. Here's why she'll be a powerful ally.
Mignon Clyburn could make it a tad more difficult to argue against the deal.

Washington Post Tech
Feb 05, 2019

Amid a wave of injuries, Irish exchange student is latest person killed in e-scooter accident
Austin police said Mark Sands was riding a Lime scooter when he was struck by an Uber driver, leaving him fatally injured.

Washington Post Tech
Feb 05, 2019

Advocacy groups urge Democrats to oppose DNA collection and facial scanning at border
Proposals for a "smart wall" at the U.S.-Mexico border may include biometric scanning and heavy drone surveillance, advocacy groups fear.

Washington Post Tech
Feb 05, 2019

A new 3-D printing technique creates solid objects using rays of light
A team of California researchers have unveiled a 3D printer that can carve objects out of a synthetic resin using patterns of light. The machine is nicknamed 'the replicator' after a fictional device from the television show Star Trek, which created food and objects on command.

Washington Post Tech
Feb 04, 2019

Super Bowl LIII ratings slide for the third year, dipping below 100 million television viewers
"A subset of Roku users experienced intermittent issues with the CBS Sports app during the last few minutes of the game," CBS and Roku said.

Washington Post Tech
Feb 04, 2019

Warby Parker's latest tool lets shoppers try on glasses using augmented reality
It superimposes computer-generated images onto real-world imagery.

Washington Post Tech
Feb 04, 2019

Super Bowl LIII ratings slide for the third year, posts 100 million total viewers
"A subset of Roku users experienced intermittent issues with the CBS Sports app during the last few minutes of the game," CBS and Roku said.

Washington Post Tech
Feb 04, 2019

CBS and Roku confirm Super Bowl streaming problems that occurred at the worst possible time
"A subset of Roku users experienced intermittent issues with the CBS Sports app during the last few minutes of the game," CBS and Roku said.

Washington Post Tech
Feb 04, 2019

Some fans streaming the Super Bowl on Roku couldn't watch the final minutes
"A subset of Roku users experienced intermittent issues with the CBS Sports app during the last few minutes of the game," CBS and Roku said.

Washington Post Tech
Feb 01, 2019

Net neutrality: Federal judges had tough questions for the FCC
Three federal judges again hold the future of the Internet in their hands.

Washington Post Tech
Feb 01, 2019

Federal judges had tough questions for the FCC on net neutrality
Three federal judges again hold the future of the Internet in their hands.

Washington Post Tech
Feb 01, 2019

Robots have already mastered games like chess and Go. Now they're coming for Jenga.
A newly released video from MIT shows a robot developed by the school's engineers playing Jenga with surprising precision. Researchers say the the machine is on the verge of defeating its human competition.

Washington Post Tech
Feb 01, 2019

Jenga-playing robot built by MIT engineers
ROUGH CUT. NO REPORTER NARRATION. Even the most nimble-fingered of Jenga players would be no match for a robot built by engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The popular game involves players trying to avoid the collapse of a tower as they remove wooden pieces one by one. The robot uses a gripper with a force-sensing wrist and an external camera to see and feel which Jenga block can be removed without jeopardising the tower's stability. The research, published in the journal Science Robotics, demonstrates the robot's ability to learn the best way to carry out a task by combining visual clues with tactile, physical interactions. The team says the tactile learning system they've developed could be used in applications beyond Jenga in real-world tasks that need careful physical interaction, including separating recyclable objects from landfill and assembling consumer products.

Washington Post Tech
Feb 01, 2019

Net neutrality went to court today. Here's what went down.
Three federal judges again hold the future of the Internet in their hands.

Washington Post Tech
Feb 01, 2019

Net neutrality heads to court today. Here's what to expect.
Three federal judges again hold the future of the Internet in their hands.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 31, 2019

Apple revokes Google's ability to use internal iOS apps, just like Facebook
The companies said they are hoping to resolve the issue quickly.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 31, 2019

Twitter removed some accounts originating in Iran, Russia and Venezuela that targeted U.S. midterm election
Twitter revealed Thursday it had removed thousands of malicious accounts thought to have originated in Iran, Russia and Venezuela for spreading disinformation online, including previously undisclosed efforts to target the 2018 U.S. midterm election.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 31, 2019

'This wasn't how the Internet was meant to be': Net neutrality advocates prepare to face the FCC in court
Three federal judges again hold the future of the Internet in their hands.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 31, 2019

Net neutrality heads to court tomorrow. Here's what to expect.
Three federal judges again hold the future of the Internet in their hands.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 31, 2019

The doorbells have eyes: The privacy battle brewing over home security cameras
Police want to register — and even subsidize — connected home security cameras. That's just the start of the ethical challenges ahead.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 31, 2019

Don't be a creep with your Ring doorbell or Nest security camera. Follow these steps.
More and more people are installing doorbell cameras for security and to catch porch pirates. The Post's Geoffrey A. Fowler goes over some issues you may not have considered.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 31, 2019

Deactivating Facebook leaves people less informed but happier, study finds
The study found that temporarily quitting Facebook led people to spend more time offline, watching TV and socializing with family and friends, and provoked a small but significant improvement in satisfaction with their lives.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 31, 2019

MIT researchers' weight-loss plan: Filling your belly with expanding, golf-ball-size pills
Researchers have developed an expanding pill that could limit the stomach's ability to take in excessive calories. The pill swells after it's ingested and could remain inside the stomach for as long as a month.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 30, 2019

Tesla's profits disappoint, renewing concerns about growth
Chief executive Elon Musk has told employees that the company, long regarded as a luxury automaker, needs "to reach more customers who can afford our vehicles" if it wants to grow and compete.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 30, 2019

Apple prevents Facebook from offering research app that could monitor online activity
Facebook said it is shutting the app down for Apple users.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 30, 2019

Apple escalates war against Facebook and its privacy practices
Facebook said it is shutting the app down for Apple users.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 30, 2019

Facebook paid teens to use research app that could monitor online activity and communication
Facebook said it is shutting the app down for Apple users.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 29, 2019

Apple says sales fell in the first quarter
The announcement comes after Apple issued its first warning of lower quarterly estimates in more than 15 years.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 29, 2019

Watch Elon Musk's jet flights in 2018
Watch Elon Musk's jet flights in 2018



Washington Post Tech
Jan 29, 2019

Apple disables Group FaceTime after reports of eavesdropping security flaw
The bug allows an iPhone user to listen to audio transmitted without a call recipient's knowledge.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 29, 2019

Report: Americans got 26.3 billion robocalls last year, up 46 percent from 2017
We're getting so many unwanted robocalls, many of us are refusing to answer the phone.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 29, 2019

Apple FaceTime bug lets users spy on their friends
On Jan. 29, Apple disabled its Group FaceTime feature in response to a reported a glitch that allowed callers to listen in on a recipients' audio and video even if they didn't answer the call.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 29, 2019

Apple disables Group FaceTime following reports of eavesdropping security flaw
The bug allows an iPhone user to listen to audio transmitted without a call recipient's knowledge.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 29, 2019

His first mistake was robbing a bank, police say. His second was allegedly fleeing on an electric scooter.
An Austin teenager is accused of robbing a bank before fleeing on an electric scooter. The device -- which is tracked using GPS and contains a user's personal information -- helped police identify and charge the suspect with a crime.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 28, 2019

A Netflix for video games? Why a longtime dream is closer than ever to coming true.
As companies from Microsoft to Verizon explore cloud-based gaming, players and businesses alike are nearing the achievement of a longtime dream.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 28, 2019

Facebook to integrate WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger
Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg is planning to unify WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook Messenger services and incorporate end-to-end encryption.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 25, 2019

Electric scooters send more people to the hospital than bicycles and walking, new study finds
A newly released study has found that more people were injured riding standing electric scooters than by riding bicycles or traveling on foot, according to statistics from two Los Angeles hospitals. Documenting injury statistics from Sept. 2017 to August 2018, the study — published this week in the medical journal JAMA Network Open — found that many of those injuries were serious in nature, if not severe.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 25, 2019

Amazon facial-identification software used by police falls short on tests for accuracy and bias, new research finds
The new research is raising concerns about how biased results could tarnish the artificial-intelligence technology's exploding use by police and in public venues, including airports and schools.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 25, 2019

YouTube is changing its algorithms to stop recommending conspiracies
YouTube is retooling a core feature that recommends videos to users in an effort to curb the company's role in promoting misleading content.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 25, 2019

How one university changed overnight when it let 25 semi-autonomous robots roam its campus
Starship Technologies released 25 semi-autonomous robots on the George Mason University campus this week and students quickly reacted. With a growing number of students using delivery services like Uber Eats and DoorDash, the robots are the spearhead of an ambitious plan to keep some of that business on campus.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 25, 2019

How one university changed overnight when it let 25 semiautonomous robots roam its campus
Starship Technologies released 25 semiautonomous robots on the George Mason University campus this week and students quickly reacted. As a growing number of students use delivery services like Uber Eats and DoorDash, the robots are the spearhead of an ambitious plan to keep some of that business on campus.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 25, 2019

Microsoft CEO wants regulation on facial recognition
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says he would welcome regulation on facial recognition technology to prevent a ‘race to the bottom'.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 24, 2019

This self-driving robot delivers food to George Mason students
Starship Technologies has partnered with George Mason University and deployed 25 autonomous delivery robots across campus.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 24, 2019

Boeing's flying taxi completes its first test flight
Boeing says its autonomous flying car prototype has conducted a successful inaugural test flight, as it seeks to revolutionize urban travel.

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