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Washington Post Tech
Aug 17, 2018

‘He's not unlike the president': How Elon Musk shapes Tesla coverage
Elon Musk's impulsive media strategy has helped divert attention away from the tough questions at the core of his tech empire.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 17, 2018

Facing backlash, Google says plan for a censored search engine in China in ‘early stages'
Google employees are reportedly calling for a greater oversight and transparency to review controversial projects that present moral and ethical issues.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 16, 2018

FCC chief Ajit Pai testifies on Capitol Hill after agency was found to have misled public about cyberattack
The oversight hearing is the first time the chairman has appeared before Congress since an internal investigation found the FCC had wrongly claimed it suffered a cyberattack.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 16, 2018

Pai tells Senate panel that FCC's inspector general asked him to keep mum during cyberattack investigation
The FCC chairman said he relied on the agency's chief information officer in claiming that the FCC had suffered a cyberattack last year — even though he suspected that this wasn't the case.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 16, 2018

Pai testifies on Capitol Hill after agency was found to have misled public about cyberattack
The FCC chair said he relied on the agency's chief information officer in claiming that the FCC had suffered a cyberattack last year — even though Pai suspected that this wasn't the case.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 16, 2018

Microsoft and Amazon made their voice assistants into friends. Here's how that relationship works.
Alexa and Cortana will talk to each other, but won't share secrets, the companies said.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 15, 2018

Facebook turns to artificial intelligence to fight hate and misinformation in Myanmar
Facebook shared some details of the progress it's made in Myanmar.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 15, 2018

Jack Dorsey says he's rethinking the core of how Twitter works
Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey said he is rethinking core parts of the social media platform so that it doesn't enable the spread of hate speech, harassment and false news, including conspiracy theories shared by prominent users like Alex Jones and Infowars.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 15, 2018

How to track where Google's tracking you
Switching off location tracking doesn't stop all of Google's tools. Here's how to track where Google's tracking you.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 15, 2018

Democrats demand answers from FCC chief over alleged cyberattack
After an internal investigation found that the Federal Communications Commission misled the public by wrongly claiming it suffered a cyberattack last year, House Democrats are demanding answers from C...

Washington Post Tech
Aug 14, 2018

Tesla forms special committee to consider going private
The board of the all-electric car company formed a three-person committee to consider going private, the company announced Tuesday.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 14, 2018

Smartphone season is upon us. People don't seem that excited.
In a recent survey asking what the most anticipated smartphone launch of the year was, "None" came in third.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 13, 2018

‘Please do not switch me off!': An experiment with a begging robot shows people hesitate to pull the plug
Some merciful participants said they felt sorry for Nao and his fear of the void.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 13, 2018

How close are we to the end of the gaming console?
Major console makers are rolling in dough, but also talking about what happens when the console disappears altogether.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 13, 2018

Fax machines may be vulnerable to hackers, new report finds
Fax machines may present a vulnerability in organizations' networks that allows hackers to infiltrate via devices that are connected to both phone lines and the Internet, according to a report from Israel-based security company Check Point.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 13, 2018

Elon Musk says Saudi fund offered to take Tesla private
In a blog post Monday, the Tesla CEO defended his unusual move to announce on Twitter that he intends to take Tesla private.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 13, 2018

Elon Musk defends his ‘funding secured' tweet to take Tesla private
Elon Musk defended his unusual move to announce by tweet that he intends to take Tesla private.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 10, 2018

West Virginia pilots mobile blockchain voting app for overseas voters in November election
West Virginia will provide a mobile blockchain voting option, in addition to absentee ballots, for overseas military service members in elections this November, after receiving audit results earlier t...

Washington Post Tech
Aug 10, 2018

West Virginia to offer mobile blockchain voting app for overseas voters in November election
West Virginia will be the first state to offer the technology to improve voting accessibility for overseas military members. Although mobile voting may help with ballot accessibility, there have been concerns by some computer scientists about the security of voting over the Internet.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 10, 2018

Owners of the new MacBook Pro say their speakers are crackling
The problem doesn't seem to be an issue with the speakers, as the defect shows up whether playing sound through the speakers or through headphones.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 10, 2018

The latest way busy people are saving time: Hiring someone else to fill up their car with gas
For some people, the gas station has become too inconvenient.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 10, 2018

The start-up that wants to make sure you never have to go to a gas station again
For some people, the gas station has become too inconvenient.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 10, 2018

Hate speech crackdown spreads to behind-the-scenes tech
The tech industry's crackdown is a sign of heightened aggressiveness ahead of a planned far-right gathering this weekend inspired by the riots in Charlottesville.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 09, 2018

Samsung is making its own smart speaker
Samsung's Galaxy Home stole some thunder from the Note 9 at a Thursday launch event.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 09, 2018

Infowars app surges in popularity after tech platforms move against Alex Jones
A sudden clampdown on Alex Jones by tech platforms was followed by a dramatic boost in downloads of the Infowars app.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 09, 2018

Tribune withdraws from Sinclair merger, sues for $1 billion in damages over ‘breach' of contract
A proposed merger that would have created the biggest U.S. television company collapsed Thursday when Tribune Media announced a $1 billion lawsuit against Sinclair Broadcast Group on grounds that the...

Washington Post Tech
Aug 09, 2018

What to know about Samsung's new Note 9
Samsung showed off its latest phone, the Galaxy Note 9, which will hit store shelves on Aug. 24.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 09, 2018

What to know about Samsung's new Note9
Samsung showed off its latest phone, the Galaxy Note 9, which will hit store shelves on Aug. 24.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 09, 2018

Samsung reveals its new smart speaker, the Galaxy Home
Samsung teased some features of its upcoming smart speaker to rival the Amazon Echo, Google Home and Apple's Homepod. Samsung says more details will come at a later date.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 09, 2018

Want better customer service? Don't call. Text.
R.I.P. 1-800 numbers and hold muzak. Chat and messaging apps from Apple, Facebook, Whatsapp and others are more efficient, less painful — and both sides of the conversation are more likely to keep their cool.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 09, 2018

Everything to know about the Samsung Galaxy Note 9
Samsung unveiled the new phone at its Unpacked event. It has upgraded performance at almost every level, but there are only a few new features.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 09, 2018

Tribune withdraws from Sinclair merger, sues for $1 billion in damages over ‘breach of contract'
Tribune Media said Thursday that it would terminate its proposed merger with Sinclair Broadcast Group, while announcing a $1 billion lawsuit against the conservative television giant on grounds that i...

Washington Post Tech
Aug 09, 2018

Tribune withdraws from Sinclair merger, saying it will sue for ‘breach of contract'
Tribune Media said Thursday that it would withdraw from its $3.9 billion merger with Sinclair Broadcast Group, adding it would sue Sinclair for "breach of contract" over its failed negotiations with r...

Washington Post Tech
Aug 08, 2018

More than 40,000 Facebook users expressed interest in political protests with potential Russian ties
People on Facebook said they were interested in attending anti-Trump rallies hosted by a group that Facebook banned last week, including a sing-along in front of the White House and a protest in Rome when the president was meeting with the pope last year, according to archived pages.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 08, 2018

Toymaker Anki wants its robot assistant to be a pet for adults
Anki, which has made its name in robotic toys, wants to take on broader ambitions.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 08, 2018

Augmented reality startup Magic Leap is finally selling something
Magic Leap is selling its much-hyped headset in six locations for $2,295.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 08, 2018

Augmented-reality start-up Magic Leap is finally selling something
Magic Leap is selling its much-hyped headset in six locations for $2,295.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 08, 2018

Doubts grow over Elon Musk's master plan to take Tesla private
Some analysts are questioning the Tesla chief's unconventional Twitter revelation: "Why announce it to the world in this way?"

Washington Post Tech
Aug 08, 2018

Soon, the most beautiful people in the world may no longer be human
A new generation of digital models is already emerging. They're drawing millions of followers on Instagram and interest from brands.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 07, 2018

Tesla suspends share-trading after Elon Musk tweets he wants to take the carmaker private
The move would value the company — already America's most valuable automaker — at more than $70 billion.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 07, 2018

Lawmakers get Apple to reveal how often its store rejects apps
Apple answered the committee's questions about its app review process and its policies around data collected for location services and from the microphone.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 07, 2018

The FCC claimed it got hacked last year over net neutrality. But an internal watchdog says that isn't true.
The agency's inspector general said FCC officials "misrepresented facts" in trying to explain away the controversy.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 07, 2018

How Android Pie could change the way you use your phone
My, my, here's what's in Android Pie.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 07, 2018

Tesla suspends shares after Elon Musk tweets he wants to take the carmaker private
The move would value the company -- already America's most valuable automaker -- at more than $70 billion.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 07, 2018

Tesla's Elon Musk tweets he wants to take the carmaker private
The move would value the company -- already America's most valuable automaker -- at more than $70 billion.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 07, 2018

Your banking data was once off-limits to tech companies. Now they're racing to get it.
Facebook says banks and credit-card companies have shown interest in partnerships that would boost the sharing of users' account balances, recent transactions and other financial data.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 07, 2018

Google can return to China if it follows the law, Chinese state media says
The response follows reports that the search giant is developing a censored version of its app that would earn the blessing of the Chinese government.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 07, 2018

Google can return to China if it follows the law, says Chinese state media
Chinese state media said Google is welcome to return to the country, as long at it complies with the law.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 06, 2018

Apple, Facebook and other tech companies delete content from Alex Jones
Major technology companies including Apple, Facebook and YouTube deleted years of content from conservative conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his Infowars platforms over allegations of hate speech,...

Washington Post Tech
Aug 06, 2018

Justice Dept. calls judge's approval of AT&T-Time Warner merger ‘deeply flawed'
The government criticized the lower court's "faulty logic," in a briefing to a federal appeals court.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 06, 2018

Apple, Facebook and Spotify escalate enforcement against Alex Jones
Apple, Facebook and Spotify each took the most aggressive steps yet to penalize the right-wing talk show host for violating their hate speech rules.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 06, 2018

YouTube, Apple, Facebook and Spotify escalate enforcement against Alex Jones
Apple, Facebook, YouTube and Spotify each took the most aggressive steps yet to penalize the right-wing talk show host for violating their hate speech rules.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 06, 2018

The strange birth, death and rebirth of a Russian troll account called ‘AllForUSA'
A new report underscores how disinformation operations such as the Russian one named in the special counsel's indictment work across multiple platforms to bolster the credibility and prominence of their posts on each.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 06, 2018

The strange birth, death and rebirth of a Russian troll account called "AllForUSA"
A new report underscores how disinformation operations such as the Russian one named in the Special Counsel's indictment work across multiple platforms to bolster the credibility and prominence of their posts on each.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 05, 2018

Microsoft executive considers it a responsibility to help you unplug
How the unplugging debate -- and the actual needs of customers -- are starting to make their way into Microsoft's design.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 03, 2018

Several groups banned by Facebook had strong similarities to Twitter accounts linked to Russia six weeks ago
At least three groups that Facebook banned this week for spreading disinformation shared similar names and traits with Twitter accounts that had been linked publicly to Russia six weeks earlier, underscoring the challenges of swiftly shutting down malicious influence campaigns even once strong hints emerge of who is behind it.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 03, 2018

When 5G networks get here, Motorola's newest smartphone will be ready
Motorola has made a phone accessory that will allow you to make its motoZ3 compatible with a next-generation network.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 03, 2018

The app millennials are using to look like world travelers on Instagram
The technology helps social media influencers to capitalize on a growing trend: "travel-bragging."

Washington Post Tech
Aug 02, 2018

Behind the wheel of a Tesla Model 3: It's a giant iPhone — for better and worse
Our tech columnist took a three-day test drive in the car that's really one giant connected gadget. He says cars won't ever be the same.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 02, 2018

Ride in Elon Musk's Tesla Model 3, a giant phone on wheels
This car is connected to everything, and its dashboard has...nothing. Well, except for an iPad-like device that controls everything. The Post's Geoffrey A. Fowler

Washington Post Tech
Aug 02, 2018

Is your Fitbit wrong? One woman argued hers was — and almost ended up in a legal no-man's land.
The case highlights not only the limits of wearable tech, but also what can happen when consumers try to hold companies accountable.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 02, 2018

Microsoft executive considers it a ‘responsibility' to help you unplug
How the unplugging debate -- and the actual needs of customers -- are starting to make their way into Microsoft's design.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 02, 2018

A lawsuit accuses Sinclair and other media companies of conspiring to raise TV ad prices
The antitrust suit accuses the companies of an anticompetitive "scheme."

Washington Post Tech
Aug 02, 2018

Is your Fitbit wrong? One woman argued it was — and almost ended up in a legal no-man's land.
The case highlights not only the limits of wearable tech, but what can happen when consumers try to hold companies accountable.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 02, 2018

Spotify removes Alex Jones's podcasts, citing policy on ‘hate content'
The move comes after YouTube and Facebook penalized Jones for violating their rules.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 02, 2018

Microsoft's head of devices considers it a ‘responsibility' to help you unplug
How the unplugging debate -- and the actual needs of customers -- are starting to make their way into Microsoft's design.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 01, 2018

The moment when Facebook's removal of alleged Russian disinformation became a free speech issue
SAN FRANCISCO -- Left-leaning political activists accused Facebook of suppressing free speech when the social media giant removed an event listing this week that it said was part of a new disinformati...

Washington Post Tech
Aug 01, 2018

The moment when Facebook's removal of alleged Russian disinformation became a free-speech issue
SAN FRANCISCO — Left-leaning political activists accused Facebook of suppressing free speech when the social media giant removed an event listing this week that it said was part of a new disinformatio...

Washington Post Tech
Aug 01, 2018

Tesla posts a $743 million second-quarter loss as the beleaguered automaker seeks to increase production
The all-electric automaker said that it had made $3.3 billion in revenue during the second quarter of the year. Tesla burned through $700 million of its dwindling cash stockpile and disappointed investors hoping for strong production of its newest Model 3 sedan, extending a losing streak for chief Elon Musk's automaker during one of its […]

Washington Post Tech
Aug 01, 2018

Tesla posts another loss as the beleaguered automaker seeks to increase production
Tesla on Wednesday posted a $743 million loss in the second quarter, increasing the pressure on the beleaguered automaker to ramp up its production in order to stay afloat. The all-electric automaker...

Washington Post Tech
Aug 01, 2018

Reddit was hacked. Here's how to learn if you were affected.
A hacker broke into Reddit's computer systems in June, gaining access to the email addresses of some of its users and a database of usernames and user data from 2007.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 01, 2018

Addicted to Facebook and Instagram? Now they'll tell you how much time you spend liking and double tapping
Our tech columnist takes a first look at an app update that reports how much time you're spending in Instagram and Facebook — and lets you set self-imposed daily limits.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 01, 2018

An Alaskan borough turns to typewriters and handwriting after its computers were hacked
A ransomware attack infected the town's computers and email system, forcing officials to pull them offline.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 01, 2018

Huawei shipped more phones than Apple last quarter
Three market research firms confirm that Chinese smartphone maker Huawei was the world's second-largest smartphone maker by volume last quarter, having shipped more phones than Apple.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 01, 2018

Trump intends to nominate extreme-weather expert for top White House science and tech role
The president is expected to pick Kelvin Droegemeier, an expert in extreme weather and meteorology from the University of Oklahoma.

Washington Post Tech
Aug 01, 2018

Time's up: Facebook debuts its own solution to Facebook and Instagram addiction
Our tech columnist takes a first look at an app update that reports how much time you're spending in Instagram and Facebook — and lets you set self-imposed daily limits.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 31, 2018

Slowing iPhone sales aren't hurting Apple's bottom line
Apple shrugged off lower-than-expected sales for the iPhone on Tuesday as shares rose sharply after the market's close, when investors got a glimpse of a far more important number: the company's sales...

Washington Post Tech
Jul 31, 2018

President Trump intends to nominate an extreme-weather expert as his first science and tech director
The president is expected to pick Kelvin Droegemeier, an expert in extreme weather and meteorology from the University of Oklahoma.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 31, 2018

Facebook says it has uncovered a coordinated disinformation operation ahead of the 2018 midterm elections
The social media company said that it couldn't tie the activity to Russia, which interfered on its platform around the 2016 presidential election. But Facebook said the three dozen profiles shared a pattern of behavior with the previous Russian disinformation campaign.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 31, 2018

Uber is shutting down its self-driving truck program
The company plans to focus instead on developing self-driving cars.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 31, 2018

‘Too easy to manipulate': Russian disinformation finally costs Facebook and Twitter
A pair of ugly earnings reports last week from Facebook and Twitter underscored their struggles to overcome Russia's attempts to manipulate American voters during the 2016 presidential election.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 31, 2018

‘Too easy to manipulate:' Russian disinformation finally costs Facebook and Twitter
A pair of ugly earnings reports last week from Facebook and Twitter underscored their struggles to overcome Russia's attempts to manipulate American voters during the 2016 presidential election.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 31, 2018

Ancestry, 23andMe and others say they will follow these rules when giving DNA data to businesses or police
Genetics-testing companies are setting new rules for how they assess and share consumers' DNA.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 31, 2018

France bans smartphones in school
Schoolchildren as old as 15 will have to power down their phones or leave them at home.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 31, 2018

People aren't that into the Galaxy S9, Samsung's earnings show
Samsung reports its slowest profit growth in more than a year, due to weak sales of the Galaxy S9 and S9

Washington Post Tech
Jul 30, 2018

Shareholder sues Facebook after stock plunges
The lawsuit was filed after shares in the company dropped by more than 18 percent.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 27, 2018

New York moves to break up Charter's merger with Time Warner Cable
State regulators have accused the company of acting in "bad faith."

Washington Post Tech
Jul 27, 2018

A teen allegedly broke into a couple's home. He asked them for the WiFi password, police say.
The 17-year-old was arrested on charges of residential burglary, prowling and providing false information to an officer, police say.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 27, 2018

Twitter's stock plunges after reporting drop in user numbers
But the company beat expectations for revenue, reporting $711 million in sales, up 24 percent year-over-year.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 27, 2018

The life of an electric scooter: Nasty, brutish and often short
There's even an Instagram account devoted to people destroying the contraptions.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 27, 2018

Twitter's stock plunges more than 19 percent after reporting drop in user numbers
But the company beat expectations for revenue, reporting $711 million in sales, up 24 percent year-over-year.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 27, 2018

Twitter's stock plunges more than 15 percent after reporting drop in monthly users
But the company beat expectations for revenue, reporting $711 million in sales, up 24 percent year-over-year.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 27, 2018

The Trump administration is talking to Facebook and Google about potential rules for online privacy
The Trump administration is quietly crafting a new proposal to protect web users' online privacy, aiming to blunt global criticism that the absence of strict federal rules in the United States has enabled data mishaps at Facebook and others in Silicon Valley.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 27, 2018

The Trump administration is working on a new proposal to protect online privacy
The Trump administration is quietly crafting a new proposal to protect web users' online privacy, aiming to blunt global criticism that the absence of strict federal rules in the United States has enabled data mishaps at Facebook and others in Silicon Valley.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 27, 2018

Twitter's monthly users fell by 1 million in the second quarter, following a purge of fake and suspicious accounts
But the company beat expectations for revenue, reporting $711 million in sales, up 24 percent year-over-year.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 26, 2018

The SEC has thwarted the Winklevoss twins' dreams of a bitcoin exchange-traded fund, again
The risk of bitcoin markets manipulation is still too high, regulators say.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 26, 2018

Google's plans for your smart home? More screens.
Google's "Smart Displays" challenge Amazon's dominance in the home, by adding a screen that recognizes the limits of what voice alone can do.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 26, 2018

How years of privacy controversies finally caught up with Facebook
The cost of its missteps finally caught up with Facebook this week, sending its stock down more than $100 billion Thursday in the largest drop in value in Wall Street history.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 26, 2018

If your spouse snores like a warthog, Bose has some new headphones for you
Bose's $250 Sleepbuds mask snoring, barking and other bedtime distractions. But they didn't necessarily help our tech columnist get a good night's sleep.

Washington Post Tech
Jul 26, 2018

Facebook shares down more than 18 percent following revenue forecast
Facebook's stock price dive came after the company reported a revenue shortfall, raising concerns that the backlash over privacy scandals is hurting its bottom line.

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