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Washington Post Tech
Jun 15, 2018

Google diversity report: Black women make up only 1.2 percent of its U.S. workforce
The report shows some improvements from last year, but for the first time the company revealed breakdowns by race and gender.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 15, 2018

Two senators want Amazon's Jeff Bezos to answer for Alexa's eavesdropping
How often do Amazon Echos misinterpret commands? Two senators want to know.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 15, 2018

Hands off my data! 15 more default privacy settings you should change on your TV, cellphone plan, LinkedIn and more.
Default privacy settings often aren't very private. Our tech columnist is back with round two of his clickable guide to improving your privacy on all sorts of devices and online services.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 15, 2018

It's official: AT&T-Time Warner is a done deal
The two companies moved swiftly after a judge gave his blessing this week.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 14, 2018

Bitcoin and ether shouldn't be regulated like stocks and bonds, a top SEC official says
Financial regulators just made a huge decision affecting bitcoin and ether.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 14, 2018

Facebook's influential head of policy is leaving amid wave of controversies over data misuse
Another fallout from the crises at the world's largest social network.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 14, 2018

William Shatner wants bitcoin miners to boldly go to this solar-powered mining facility in Illinois
William Shatner once called bitcoin a ‘snob currency.' Now he's helping to market a solar-powered cryptocurrency mine.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 14, 2018

Bitcoin's astronomical rise last year was buoyed by market manipulation, researchers say
"The main takeaway is that manipulation seems to have played a large role in the rise of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies," the study's co-author said.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 13, 2018

Apple is making it harder for police to collect evidence from iPhones of suspected criminals
Apple announced Wednesday that it would block access to a port that law enforcement uses to crack into iPhones, a move that could reignite debate over whether tech companies are doing enough to help authorities probing serious crimes.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 13, 2018

Apple says it will block an access point that law enforcement often uses for cracking into iPhones during criminal investigations
The security upgrade, which would disable the Lightning port on the bottom edge of iPhones an hour after users lock their phones, could reignite debate over whether tech companies are doing enough to help authorities probing serious crimes. It would have little practical effect on most people using the devices but would make it far […]

Washington Post Tech
Jun 13, 2018

Apple is ending apps' ability to secretly sell your contacts list
A new Apple policy aims to avoid Facebook's privacy mistakes.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 12, 2018

AT&T-Time Warner merger approved, setting the stage for more consolidation across corporate America
A federal judge is expected to rule Tuesday on whether to block AT&T's $85 billion Time Warner merger, in what has become America's most closely watched antitrust trial in decades.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 12, 2018

Make room, Mario: Nintendo knows the Switch needs more partnerships like Fortnite
Nintendo pulled off a huge turnaround with the Switch. Here's what's up next.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 12, 2018

How you can unsend that Snapchat message you accidentally sent to your ex
Now you can soon retract that message you regret sending before your contact sees it.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 12, 2018

'Everything's on the line': AT&T's showdown with DOJ over Time Warner finally gets a decision today
A federal judge is expected to rule Tuesday on whether to block AT&T's $85 billion Time Warner merger, in what has become America's most closely watched antitrust trial in decades.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 11, 2018

As Elon Musk promises ‘full self-driving,' experts worry Tesla is ‘using consumers as guinea pigs'
Safety experts worried the grand promises of full self-driving capabilities could lull drivers into a false sense of security for technologies that are still largely unproven on the road.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 11, 2018

As Elon Musk promises "full self-driving," experts worry Tesla is "using consumers as guinea pigs"
Safety experts worried the grand promises of full self-driving capabilities could lull drivers into a false sense of security for technologies that are still largely unproven on the road.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 11, 2018

Facebook offers 500 pages of answers to many, but not all, of lawmakers' questions about Cambridge Analytica and more
A question about Taylor Swift goes unanswered, as do scores of others.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 11, 2018

'I don't think consumers are going to see any change at all,' FCC chief Ajit Pai says of net neutrality repeal
Ajit Pai talks about net neutrality, telecom consolidation and more.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 11, 2018

'I don't think consumers are going to see any change at all,' FCC chief says of net neutrality repeal
Ajit Pai talks about net neutrality, telecom consolidation and more.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 11, 2018

A judge is about to decide whether to block AT&T's merger with Time Warner. Here's what you need to know.
It is the biggest antitrust case of its kind since the Nixon administration.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 11, 2018

'I don't think consumers are going to see any change at all,' FCC chief says of net-neutrality repeal
Ajit Pai talks about net neutrality, telecom consolidation and more.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 11, 2018

'I don't think consumers are going to see any change at all,' FCC Chairman Pai says of net neutrality repeal in Q&A
Pai talks about net neutrality, telecom consolidation and more.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 11, 2018

The FCC's net neutrality rules are officially repealed today. Here's what that really means.
Here's how your Internet experience could change now that the rules are off the books.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 08, 2018

Are any encrypted messaging apps fail-safe? Subjects of Mueller's investigation are about to find out.
The special counsel in the Russia investigation reportedly wants to examine the contents of encrypted messaging apps, including Signal and Facebook's WhatsApp.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 08, 2018

This TV you've never heard of is the best TV deal we've ever seen
We put the $600 TCL 6-Series to the test against the $1,299 Samsung Q6. Does half the price mean half as good?

Washington Post Tech
Jun 07, 2018

A Facebook bug changed the privacy setting to public for 14 million users who thought they were making private posts
Facebook apologizes for another privacy mishap

Washington Post Tech
Jun 07, 2018

A Facebook bug publicly shared the posts of 14 million users who thought they were making private posts
Facebook apologizes for another privacy mishap

Washington Post Tech
Jun 07, 2018

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. See how the AI in Briefcam works.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 07, 2018

Google bans development of artificial intelligence used in weaponry
The new rules could set the tone for the deployment of AI far beyond Google, as rivals in Silicon Valley and around the world compete for supremacy in self-driving cars, automated assistants, robotics, military AI and other industries.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 07, 2018

Google's ties to Chinese telecom firm Huawei raise alarm in Congress
Key members of Congress on Thursday took aim at Google's partnership with Huawei, a Chinese telecom firm with alleged ties to the government in Beijing, out of fear it may have exposed smartphone users' text messages and other data to privacy and security threats.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 07, 2018

Amazon's new Fire TV Cube controls your home and your television
The Fire TV Cube combines Amazon's ambitions for entertainment and smart homes.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 07, 2018

Experts grade Apple's and Google's new tools to fight smartphone addiction
We asked three experts who examine compulsive device use to grade Apple and Google's latest efforts.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 06, 2018

North Korean elites get the latest tech - including iPhone X - despite sanctions, report finds
North Koreans have obtained iPhones, Microsoft operating systems and American-made server software despite increasingly strict U.S. sanctions in recent years and used some of this technology to help launch cyberattacks on other nations.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 06, 2018

'I can understand about 50 percent of the things you say': How Congress is struggling to get smart on tech
Facing new tough tech debates -- from artificial intelligence to Russian meddling -- lawmakers are exploring whether to bring back the Capitol's little-known, decades-old science and tech think tank.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 06, 2018

Sanctions don't stop elite North Koreans from getting iPhone X, MacBook and other pricey gear, report finds
North Koreans have obtained iPhones, Microsoft operating systems and American-made server software despite increasingly strict U.S. sanctions in recent years and used some of this technology to help launch cyberattacks on other nations.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 05, 2018

Facebook granted devices from Huawei, a Chinese telecom firm, special access to social data
Facebook allowed Huawei, a Chinese telecom company with alleged ties to the country's government, to have special access to data about the social site's users, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 05, 2018

DNA testing service MyHeritage says 92 million customer email addresses were exposed
The service did not learn about the breach until several months after the information was stolen, when a researcher alerted the company.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 05, 2018

DOJ will appeal ruling that Trump can't block people on Twitter
The appeal comes after a federal judge ruled that Trump can't block followers on Twitter based on their political views.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 05, 2018

Ancestry service MyHeritage says 92 million customer email addresses were exposed
The service did not learn about the breach until several months after the information was stolen, when a researcher alerted the company.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 05, 2018

The White House will appeal ruling that Trump can't block people on Twitter
The appeal comes after a federal judge ruled that Trump can't block followers on Twitter based on their political views.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 05, 2018

NASA's new administrator says he's talking to companies about taking over operations of the International Space Station
The new NASA administrator said two of his top priorities are returning to the moon and restoring human spaceflight from U.S. soil.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 05, 2018

NASA's new administrator says he's talking to companies to take over the International Space Station
The new NASA administrator said two of his top priorities are returning to the moon and restoring human spaceflight from U.S. soil.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 04, 2018

Did Facebook allow Chinese firms ZTE and Huawei to access user data? A lawmaker wants to know.
A top lawmaker in the U.S. Congress is questioning whether Facebook allowed two Chinese telecommunications firms with alleged ties to their country's government to harness data about the social network's users, potentially subjecting their personal information to new privacy and security risks.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 04, 2018

Why Microsoft is buying GitHub in a $7.5 billion deal
The deal, experts say, might help the company meet the massive demand for software development in emerging areas of tech including the Internet of things and cloud computing.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 04, 2018

Here's what's coming to your iPhone with iOS 12
The Post's Geoffrey A. Fowler discusses Apple's latest operating system revealed at WWDC 2018, and how it's trying to get you less addicted to your iPhone.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 04, 2018

Did Facebook allow Chinese firms ZTE and Huawei to access user data? A lawmaker wants to know
A top lawmaker in the U.S. Congress is questioning whether Facebook allowed two Chinese telecommunications firms with alleged ties to their country's government to harness data about the social network's users, potentially subjecting their personal information to new privacy and security risks.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 04, 2018

Facebook is under fire and may face fines — again — for potentially mishandling users' data
Facebook's arrangements with Amazon, Apple, BlackBerry and Samsung that allowed their devices to access data from the social network's users could further expose Facebook to steep fines and other penalties.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 04, 2018

Hooked on your iPhone? At WWDC 2018, Apple finally offers help
At Apple's big developer conference in San Jose, the spotlight turns to iOS and Mac software — as well as a debate about digital well-being.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 04, 2018

New Apple features let users manage alerts, time on devices
Craig Federighi, Apple's senior vice president for software engineering, introduced three features to manage alerts and time spent on apple devices June 4 at the 2018 Apple Worldwide Developers Conference.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 04, 2018

Facebook is under fire and may face fines - once again - for potentially mishandling users' data
Facebook's arrangements with Amazon, Apple, BlackBerry and Samsung that allowed their devices to access data from the social network's users could further expose Facebook to steep fines and other penalties.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 04, 2018

Why Microsoft is buying GitHub in $7.5 billion deal
The deal, experts say, may help the company meet the massive demand for software development in emerging areas of tech including the internet of things and cloud computing.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 04, 2018

At WWDC 2018, Apple lays out its vision for the future of the iPhone
At Apple's big developer conference in San Jose, the spotlight turns to iOS and Mac software — as well as a debate about digital well-being.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 04, 2018

Pressure is building among some Democrats for another antitrust probe of Google
A top Democrat in Congress is calling on the U.S. government to investigate Google, the latest sign that some party lawmakers are ready to challenge an industry that they had befriended in the past.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 03, 2018

What we expect to see at WWDC 2018
Apple's developers conference is the venue for the company to set its priorities for the year.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 01, 2018

Google to drop Pentagon AI contract after employee objections to the ‘business of war'
Google has faced widespread public backlash and employee resignations for helping develop technological tools that could aid in warfighting.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 01, 2018

Google to drop Pentagon AI contract after employees called it the ‘business of war'
Google has faced widespread public backlash and employee resignations for helping develop technological tools that could aid in warfighting.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 01, 2018

Facebook is shutting down its notorious 'trending' feature
Facebook is also testing a "breaking news" label for articles that appear in the news feed and a breaking-news notification.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 01, 2018

Hands off my data! 15 default privacy settings you should change right now
Say no to defaults. A clickable guide to fixing the complicated privacy settings from Facebook, Google, Amazon, Microsoft and Apple.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 01, 2018

Don't use default privacy settings on sites and devices
The Post's Geoffrey A. Fowler explains all the things companies can get from you if you use their default privacy settings. See how to change them here: wapo.st/SayNoToDefaults

Washington Post Tech
Jun 01, 2018

How spies can use your cellphone to find you - and eavesdrop on your calls and texts, too
Security expert: "America is the Number One target, far and away."

Washington Post Tech
Jun 01, 2018

Signs of sophisticated cellphone spying found near White House, U.S. officials say
A federal study found signs that surveillance devices for intercepting cellphone calls and texts were operating near the White House and other sensitive locations in the Washington area last year.

Washington Post Tech
Jun 01, 2018

Signs of sophisticated cell-phone spying found near White House, say U.S. officials
A federal study found signs that surveillance devices for intercepting cellphone calls and texts were operating near the White House and other sensitive locations in the Washington area last year.

Washington Post Tech
May 31, 2018

GM's stock surges as Softbank plans to invest billions in automaker's self-driving business
SoftBank will receive a nearly 20 percent equity stake in GM Cruise.

Washington Post Tech
May 30, 2018

Why the FBI says rebooting your router can weaken a global malware attack
Rebooting your router can help set back a massive global botnet.

Washington Post Tech
May 30, 2018

The FBI would like you to reboot your WiFi router
Rebooting your router can help set back a massive global botnet.

Washington Post Tech
May 30, 2018

Microsoft surpasses Google's Alphabet to become 3rd most valuable company
The ballooning valuations of tech companies have fueled speculation as to which one will become the first trillion-dollar firm.

Washington Post Tech
May 30, 2018

How spies can use your cellphone to find you - and eavesdrop on your calls and texts too
Security expert: "America is the Number One target, far and away."

Washington Post Tech
May 29, 2018

The government that's banning its citizens from Facebook for a month
The temporary shutdown will let government researchers identity fake accounts and users who post inappropriate content and misinformation, an official said.

Washington Post Tech
May 29, 2018

Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic just got another step closer to flying tourists to space
In a test flight that Branson said was "as good as it gets,", SpaceShipTwo, the company's winged space plane, flew more than 20 miles high.

Washington Post Tech
May 29, 2018

Watch Virgin Galactic's commercial spaceship go supersonic
Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic conducted the second test flight of its commercial spaceship, VSS Unity. Branson's company plans to use these spaceships to fly tourists into space.

Washington Post Tech
May 29, 2018

Apple's iOS 11.4 finally delivers on last year's promises for HomePod and iMessage
Apple's HomePod can finally link with other speakers and check your calendar.

Washington Post Tech
May 25, 2018

Europe, not the U.S., is now the most powerful regulator of Silicon Valley
As the E.U.'s new privacy law takes affect, Facebook and other big companies scramble to comply. And a privacy advocate files new lawsuits against the social network as well as Google, Instagram and WhatsApp.

Washington Post Tech
May 25, 2018

Europe, not the US, is now the most powerful regulator of Silicon Valley
As the EU's new privacy law takes affect, Facebook and other big companies scramble to comply. And a privacy advocate files new lawsuits against the social network as well as Google, Instagram and WhatsApp.

Washington Post Tech
May 25, 2018

Hillary Clinton says she'd like to be Facebook CEO
During a discussion before receiving the Radcliffe Medal on May 25, Hillary Clinton said she would choose to be the CEO of Facebook, calling it the "biggest news platform in the world."

Washington Post Tech
May 25, 2018

Why you're getting flooded with privacy notifications in your email
Everyone from Airbnb to Yelp is suddenly updating their terms of service.

Washington Post Tech
May 24, 2018

Hey Alexa, come clean about how much you're really recording us
The Amazon Echo and Google Home promise to listen only when we give a "wake word." But how often do they go off on their own?

Washington Post Tech
May 24, 2018

An Amazon Echo recorded a family's conversation, then sent it to a random person in their contacts, report says
"I'm never plugging that device in again," one family member said.

Washington Post Tech
May 24, 2018

Who's behind those political ads on Facebook? Now, you can find out.
Facebook and Twitter forged ahead Thursday with new efforts to disclose more information about the political advertisements that appear on their sites, part of a broad campaign to help users better understand why they see the content they do and who's behind it.

Washington Post Tech
May 24, 2018

Why the Trump administration wants to make it easier for Elon Musk's SpaceX and others to get to space
The White House is seeking to ease regulations on industry to help enable a return to the moon.

Washington Post Tech
May 24, 2018

New privacy rules could spell the end of legalese — or create a lot more fine print
Silicon Valley companies for months have been rewriting their privacy policies to make them clearer in time for a Friday deadline.

Washington Post Tech
May 23, 2018

No, Twitter still isn't subject to the First Amendment — even if a judge said Trump's account is
What you need to know about the ruling on Trump's Twitter blocking.

Washington Post Tech
May 23, 2018

Trump violated the Constitution when he blocked his critics on Twitter, a federal judge rules
Trump engaged in "viewpoint discrimination" prohibited by the First Amendment, the judge said.

Washington Post Tech
May 23, 2018

Two senators say their identities were stolen in fake net neutrality comments to the FCC
Sens. Patrick Toomey and Jeff Merkley want the FCC to disclose how many fraudulent comments it received in the run-up to the vote to dismantle net neutrality.

Washington Post Tech
May 23, 2018

Trump cannot block Twitter users for their political views, court rules
Blocking Twitter users for views expressed publicly to the president's Twitter account is "viewpoint discrimination" in a public space, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.

Washington Post Tech
May 22, 2018

European lawmakers told Mark Zuckerberg they could regulate — or break up — Facebook
Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg is set to field tough questions Tuesday from European policymakers who are investigating the social network's recent privacy mishaps.

Washington Post Tech
May 22, 2018

European lawmakers told Mark Zuckerberg they could regulate - or break up - Facebook
Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg is set to field tough questions Tuesday from European policymakers who are investigating the social network's recent privacy mishaps.

Washington Post Tech
May 22, 2018

10,200 people gave this Kickstarter start-up for 3-D headphones nearly $3 million. They have nothing to show for it.
The company, Ossic, told its backers that it wouldn't be delivering any remaining orders and was shutting down immediately.

Washington Post Tech
May 22, 2018

Facebook's Zuckerberg faces new test in front of European lawmakers
Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg is set to field tough questions Tuesday from European policymakers who are investigating the social network's recent privacy mishaps.

Washington Post Tech
May 22, 2018

Amazon is selling facial recognition to law enforcement — for a fistful of dollars
Amazon has been providing facial recognition tools to law enforcement agencies in Oregon and Orlando for only a few dollars a month, paving the way for a rollout of technology that is causing concern among civil rights groups.

Washington Post Tech
May 22, 2018

See Amazon's facial recognition tools in action
Law enforcement agencies in Oregon and Orlando are using facial recognition tools provided by Amazon. This is how it works. EDITOR'S NOTE: Amazon owner and CEO Jeffrey P. Bezos owns The Washington Post.

Washington Post Tech
May 22, 2018

Facebook's Zuckerberg due to face new test in front of European lawmakers
Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg is set to field tough questions on Tuesday from European policymakers who are investigating the social network's recent privacy mishaps.

Washington Post Tech
May 21, 2018

State regulators unveil nationwide crackdown on suspicious cryptocurrency investment schemes
The sweep targets dozens of alleged scams in the biggest coordinated state enforcement action yet.

Washington Post Tech
May 18, 2018

Fake Facebook accounts and online lies multiply in hours after Santa Fe school shooting
It has become a familiar pattern in the all-too-common aftermath of American school shootings: A barrage of online misinformation, seemingly designed to cloud the truth or win political points. But some were still surprised at the speed with which the Santa Fe shooting descended into information warfare.

Washington Post Tech
May 18, 2018

Elon Musk doesn't want anyone slowing down his plan to dig tunnels under Los Angeles
His plan for Loop - a zero-emission, high speed rail project - sounds like it should have been a sure thing in a stalled city. Instead, some residents and city officials are voicing opposition.

Washington Post Tech
May 17, 2018

Lawmakers are nudging Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to testify before Congress on privacy
Lawmakers on Thursday sought to convince Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey to come testify to Congress as part of their probe into the privacy practices of the country's largest tech companies.

Washington Post Tech
May 17, 2018

In the battle for online music, YouTube enters a crowded field
YouTube will split its premium service in two, creating a music-streaming service called YouTube Music and another for its original video content called YouTube Premium.

Washington Post Tech
May 17, 2018

ICE just abandoned its dream of ‘extreme vetting' software that could predict whether a foreign visitor would become a terrorist
Immigration officials originally wanted artificial intelligence that could continuously track foreign visitors' social media. They're giving the job to humans instead.

Washington Post Tech
May 17, 2018

ICE just abandoned its dream of "extreme vetting" software that could predict whether a foreign visitor would become a terrorist
Immigration officials originally wanted artificial intelligence that could continuously track foreign visitors' social media. They're giving the job to humans instead.

Washington Post Tech
May 16, 2018

What happens to our Internet if net neutrality is gone?
In the latest news of the net neutrality fight, the Senate approved a resolution that will attempt to reverse the FCC's act of deregulating the Internet.

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