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Washington Post Tech
May 27, 2024

The media bosses fighting back against AI — and the ones cutting deals
As OpenAI and other tech firms make advances, the media industry is split between pushing back and making deals.

Washington Post Tech
May 26, 2024

Debunking misinformation failed. Welcome to ‘pre-bunking'
Election officials around the world are adopting "prebunking" campaigns, as AI and other threats jeopardize voting.

Washington Post Tech
May 26, 2024

Inside the global campaigns to immunize voters against misinformation
Election officials around the world are adopting "prebunking" campaigns, as AI and other threats jeopardize voting.

Washington Post Tech
May 24, 2024

Uvalde parents sue gunmaker, ‘Call of Duty' manufacturer and Meta
The attorney representing Uvalde families announced several new lawsuits aimed at Meta, the manufacturer of video game "Call of Duty" and gunmaker Daniel Defense.

Washington Post Tech
May 24, 2024

Uvalde parents sue gunmaker, Call of Duty manufacturer and Meta
The attorney representing Uvalde families announced lawsuits against Meta, the manufacturer of the Call of Duty video games and the gunmaker Daniel Defense.

Washington Post Tech
May 24, 2024

Uvalde parents are suing gunmaker, Meta and ‘Call of Duty' manufacturer
The attorney representing Uvalde families announced several new lawsuits aimed at Meta, the manufacturer of video game "Call of Duty" and gunmaker Daniel Defense.

Washington Post Tech
May 24, 2024

Why Google's AI might recommend you mix glue into your pizza
"Distrust and verify" what AI searches and chatbots spit out. The technology can't tell jokes from facts — and can invent confident-sounding answers.

Washington Post Tech
May 24, 2024

Boeing continues to struggle with spacecraft problems ahead of human flight
The story of NASA's commercial crew program, the effort by NASA a decade ago to outsource human spaceflight to private companies in the wake of the retirement of the space shuttle, is a tale of contrast.

Washington Post Tech
May 24, 2024

Kabosu, side-eyeing Shiba inu who inspired the ‘doge' meme, dies at 18
Rescued from a dog shelter, Kabosu was an enduring meme of the 2010s, her skeptical glance inspiring a new type of online lingo and a cryptocurrency.

Washington Post Tech
May 23, 2024

The new social media etiquette: Post your politics, not your kids
The new rules for using social media, from Facebook to TikTok.

Washington Post Tech
May 23, 2024

TikTok says it removed an influence campaign originating in China
TikTok said it removed thousands of accounts belonging to covert influence operations, including the second largest such network detected from China.

Washington Post Tech
May 22, 2024

NASA again delays the launch of Boeing's troubled Starliner spacecraft
Starliner was first scheduled to fly with people on board May 6. The new launch date is June 1, the fifth postponement for the flight.

Washington Post Tech
May 22, 2024

OpenAI didn't copy Scarlett Johansson's voice for ChatGPT, records show
A different actress was hired to voice OpenAI's "Sky" months before CEO Sam Altman contacted Scarlett Johansson, according to documents and the actress's agent.

Washington Post Tech
May 22, 2024

The real story behind OpenAI and Scarlett Johansson's voice
A different actress was hired to voice OpenAI's "Sky" months before CEO Sam Altman contacted Scarlett Johansson, according to documents and the actress's agent.

Washington Post Tech
May 22, 2024

News Corp. signs deal with OpenAI to show news in ChatGPT
The owner of the Wall Street Journal, the New York Post and the Daily Telegraph joins the Financial Times and Politico in striking deals with the AI company.

Washington Post Tech
May 22, 2024

Meta walked away from news. Now the company's using it for AI content
Meta's newest attempt to engage its users could affect the news industry, again.

Washington Post Tech
May 22, 2024

Meta walked away from news. Now the company's using it for AI content.
Meta's newest attempt to engage its users could affect the news industry, again.

Washington Post Tech
May 21, 2024

In novel case, U.S. charges man with making child sex abuse images with AI
The case highlights a little-tested legal avenue long argued by federal officials: AI-invented images should still be treated in a similar manner as child sex abuse recorded in the real world.

Washington Post Tech
May 21, 2024

Exactly how stupid was what OpenAI did to Scarlett Johansson?
We ranked it in our list of the seven most boneheaded self-owns by technology companies.

Washington Post Tech
May 20, 2024

Scarlett Johansson says OpenAI copied ‘Her' voice after she said no
The actress says OpenAI CEO Sam Altman tried to hire her, then copied her voice when she said no.

Washington Post Tech
May 20, 2024

Scarlett Johansson claims OpenAI copied her voice for ChatGPT
The actress says OpenAI CEO Sam Altman tried to hire her, then copied her voice when she said no.

Washington Post Tech
May 20, 2024

Microsoft will build AI into new laptops, firing shot at Apple
The tech giant is pushing AI into its new laptops and tablets, guaranteeing that most people will have to interact with generative AI.

Washington Post Tech
May 20, 2024

Burned out on screens, people are sending lengthy voice notes instead
Voice notes are a way to look away from screens and say what's really on your mind, without interruptions.

Washington Post Tech
May 18, 2024

Blue Origin to fly again as space tourism struggles to get off the ground
Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin hasn't flown a space tourism mission in more than 18 months.

Washington Post Tech
May 17, 2024

Boeing delays spaceflight again as it continues to struggle with leak
The company is still assessing a helium leak in the service module of its Starliner capsule, whose test launch with astronauts has now been postponed three times.

Washington Post Tech
May 17, 2024

Why this company's biggest fans turned against it
When software runs your car, home theater, thermostat and more, one botched update can ruin everything.

Washington Post Tech
May 17, 2024

These ISIS news anchors are AI fakes. Their propaganda is real.
The Islamic State-affiliated media broadcast News Harvest shows how artificial intelligence can be used to disseminate extremist propaganda quickly and cheaply.

Washington Post Tech
May 15, 2024

Cruise settles with person dragged under one of its robotaxis
The GM-owned self-driving company suspended operations after the crash, but is starting to make a comeback.

Washington Post Tech
May 15, 2024

Even remote and hybrid work can burn you out. Here's how to avoid it.
Our new era of work has led many to working harder and more often, carrying over bad habits from the height of the pandemic.

Washington Post Tech
May 15, 2024

Senators studied AI for a year. Critics call the result ‘pathetic.'
The 31-page "road map" calls for a $32 billion infusion for AI research and development and asks congressional committees to develop legislation.

Washington Post Tech
May 15, 2024

Senators unveil plan to regulate AI, as companies race ahead
The 31-page "road map" calls for a $32 billion infusion for AI research and development and asks congressional committees to develop legislation.

Washington Post Tech
May 14, 2024

OpenAI co-founder Ilya Sutskever leaves the AI company
The AI researcher, whose work helped shape the fields of deep learning and generative AI, was among those who voted to remove CEO Sam Altman in November.

Washington Post Tech
May 14, 2024

Trump gets $1 million from Silicon Valley donor who once gave to Democrats
The donation from Jacob Helberg, a Palantir adviser who helped push the TikTok ban, shows how some in the tech industry are coalescing against Biden.

Washington Post Tech
May 14, 2024

Google pitches its vision for AI everywhere, from search to your phone
Gemini, an AI-video generator and the biggest changes to search in two decades.

Washington Post Tech
May 14, 2024

TikTok creators sue U.S. government over potential ban
The lawsuit is the second major legal challenge to a new law that could lead to the video app's nationwide ban.

Washington Post Tech
May 14, 2024

Boeing delays key space test flight once again
This time the problem is a helium leak, the latest in a series of problems that have delayed Starliner's development by years.

Washington Post Tech
May 14, 2024

What Google announced at its annual I/O conference
Gemini, an AI-video generator and the biggest changes to search in two decades.

Washington Post Tech
May 14, 2024

These four searches show how Google is changing
You'll soon start seeing more of Google's AI "answers." They take some decoding.

Washington Post Tech
May 14, 2024

How the authoritarian Middle East became the capital of Silicon Valley
Virtually overnight, the Middle East has emerged as the most powerful geopolitical force in the tech industry, due in part to the Biden administration's fears about China.

Washington Post Tech
May 14, 2024

Silicon Valley once chafed at dictatorships. Then came a Middle East gold rush.
Virtually overnight, the Middle East has emerged as the most powerful geopolitical force in the tech industry, due in part to the Biden administration's fears about China.

Washington Post Tech
May 14, 2024

Overlooking a dark history, tech companies are flocking to the Middle East
Virtually overnight, the Middle East has emerged as the most powerful geopolitical force in the tech industry, due in part to the Biden administration's fears about China.

Washington Post Tech
May 13, 2024

OpenAI wants users to act natural around ChatGPT
A demonstration showed off a new AI model and more perks for users of ChatGPT's free version.

Washington Post Tech
May 13, 2024

The end of Google search as we know it
Google is changing the way its popular search feature works, feeding users AI-generated replies to their questions rather than directing them to other websites. The Post's AI reporter Gerrit De Vynck says it could change the internet forever.

Washington Post Tech
May 13, 2024

Schumer's long-awaited AI ‘road map' is coming this week. It will cost billions.
Crafted by a bipartisan group of Senators, the "road map" reviews AI's impact on the military, health care and workers and could be released as soon as Tuesday.

Washington Post Tech
May 13, 2024

Pentagon worried its primary satellite launcher can't keep pace
In a letter sent Friday, Air Force Assistant Secretary Frank Calvelli said he was "growing concerned" about the United Launch Alliance's Vulcan rocket.

Washington Post Tech
May 13, 2024

Don't wait for AI search. Get better results with what you have now.
Microsoft and Google are bringing chatty AI-powered search results to the masses, but you can get better results today with these tricks.

Washington Post Tech
May 13, 2024

Web publishers brace for carnage as Google adds AI answers
The tech giant is rolling out AI-generated answers that displace links to human-written websites

Washington Post Tech
May 13, 2024

U.S.-China talks on AI risks set to begin in Geneva
The talks are aimed at preventing disastrous accidents and unintended war amid an AI arms race.

Washington Post Tech
May 12, 2024

Fooled by AI? These firms sell deepfake detection that's ‘REAL 100%.'
A surge of companies now claim to offer hyper-accurate detection services, but their capabilities are largely untested.

Washington Post Tech
May 10, 2024

Google's new ‘Find My' device network is useful but a stalking risk
The always-on Bluetooth tracking technologies from Apple and Google help pinpoint lost or stolen devices. But they can be abused.

Washington Post Tech
May 09, 2024

Apple apologizes for iPad ad after blowback
Apple has apologized for an iPad ad that appeared to destroy art supplies and musical instruments.

Washington Post Tech
May 09, 2024

Hack targeting hospital chain Ascension is impacting patient care
Ascension, which operates 140 hospitals in 19 states, says the hack has disrupted clinical care. The extent and duration of the disruption weren't immediately clear.

Washington Post Tech
May 08, 2024

Why everyone's mad at Apple's new iPad ad
A commercial for the new iPad Pro seems to celebrate the destruction of analog art.

Washington Post Tech
May 08, 2024

In Arizona, election workers trained with deepfakes to prepare for 2024
‘By the end of the second day, you're like: Trust no one,' said one Arizona county recorder who completed a first-of-its-kind exercise on the threat of AI in the coming election.

Washington Post Tech
May 07, 2024

Commerce Department revokes more export licenses to China's Huawei
The move is expected to impact chip sales by Intel and Qualcomm to Huawei's smartphone and laptop business lines.

Washington Post Tech
May 07, 2024

Boeing Starliner space launch delayed until at least May 17
If a misbehaving valve needs to be replaced, the launch will be pushed to next week.

Washington Post Tech
May 07, 2024

Substack courts TikTokers with new ‘creators' program
Substack is the latest app seeking to cleave off some of TikTok's user base as the app faces a possible ban in the United States.

Washington Post Tech
May 07, 2024

Apple plays up AI potential in new iPads
As Apple launched new iPads, the Cupertino, Calif., company has steadily ramped up comments on its AI work, with CEO Tim Cook saying AI will be "transformative."

Washington Post Tech
May 07, 2024

The iPad lost. Smartphones won.
Steve Jobs predicted iPads could become as widespread as cars. Instead, they're a niche.

Washington Post Tech
May 07, 2024

TikTok files court challenge to U.S. law that could lead to ban
The filing ignites a high-stakes court battle in Washington that could prove to be an existential fight for one of the world's most popular apps.

Washington Post Tech
May 07, 2024

Boeing Starliner space launch delayed at least until Friday
If a misbehaving valve needs to be replaced, the launch will be pushed to next week.

Washington Post Tech
May 07, 2024

Defense think tank MITRE to build AI supercomputer with Nvidia
The $20 million AI ‘sandbox' will allow federal agencies from DoD to the IRS to test cutting-edge technologies amid global AI race.

Washington Post Tech
May 06, 2024

Improper ‘shadow' ads thriving on Facebook during India's election
Many political ads on Facebook in India hide their true buyers, according to civil society groups and recent studies, threatening the integrity of the process.

Washington Post Tech
May 06, 2024

Bosses mandated them back to the office. They took legal action instead.
Workers are fighting office mandates by filing legal complaints and lawsuits as employers increasingly take a hardline stance.

Washington Post Tech
May 05, 2024

Twitch streamers become go-to news source for campus protest coverage
Twitch wasn't always a place for news and political content.

Washington Post Tech
May 05, 2024

Divided Trump campaign weighs joining TikTok, the app he tried to ban
The move could spark outrage among Trump's supporters, but some advisers are arguing it would help him reach young voters who believe it's cool to be "Trump-adjacent."

Washington Post Tech
May 05, 2024

After years of delay, Boeing to try again with Starliner space capsule
Monday's planned launch comes as the aerospace giant is dealing with the fallout from problems with its airline division.

Washington Post Tech
May 03, 2024

Five tech products we actually like
A soothing white noise machine. A real camera. And, uh, more soothing from Calm's app.

Washington Post Tech
May 03, 2024

Google's empire is massive. A judge will soon rule if it's a monopoly.
The tech giant has nine products with more than a billion users

Washington Post Tech
May 03, 2024

This is the technology we're loving right now
A soothing white noise machine. A real camera. And, uh, more soothing from Calm's app.

Washington Post Tech
May 03, 2024

Trump Media auditor charged by SEC with ‘massive fraud'
Regulators said B.F. Borgers' "deliberate and systemic failure" led to errors in more than 1,500 of its filings.

Washington Post Tech
May 03, 2024

Tesla retreat from EV charging leaves growth of U.S. network in doubt
Tesla's retreat from EV charging is a blow for the whole U.S. network, which relied on Tesla superchargers.

Washington Post Tech
May 03, 2024

China launches world-first mission to retrieve samples from far side of moon
The Chang'e 6 mission will advance Beijing's ambitions to become a space power and scientific force, but its steady progress has caused concern at NASA and in Congress.

Washington Post Tech
May 02, 2024

China to launch world-first mission to retrieve samples from far side of moon
The Chang'e 6 mission will advance Beijing's ambitions to become a space power and scientific force, but its steady progress has caused concern at NASA and in Congress.

Washington Post Tech
May 02, 2024

Funding shortfall for new tech endangers rural cell service, FCC says
The Federal Communications Commission is warning that some rural areas may lose cell service altogether if Congress doesn't provide more money to carriers that have been ordered to remove Chinese-made equipment.

Washington Post Tech
May 02, 2024

Small carriers fight to survive amid delayed Huawei rip-and-replace funds
The Federal Communications Commission is warning that some rural areas may lose cell service altogether if Congress doesn't provide more money to carriers that have been ordered to remove Chinese-made equipment.

Washington Post Tech
May 02, 2024

NASA moon capsule suffered extensive damage during 2022 test flight
An inspector general's report helps explain why NASA has delayed by at least a year what was to have been Orion's first flight with crew on board.

Washington Post Tech
May 02, 2024

Russian state media ramping up English, Spanish presence on TikTok, study finds
Posts on TikTok by Russian state media in English and Spanish are increasing, a study by the Brookings Institution has found.

Washington Post Tech
May 02, 2024

Microsoft is changing how you log in to your accounts
Microsoft 365 workplace software, Xbox and Skype will now use "passkeys," which are more secure than traditional passwords. Here's how to set them up.

Washington Post Tech
May 02, 2024

Apple is behind in AI and killed its self-driving car project. What's next?
Apple is facing an uncertain outlook this year amid regulatory hurdles, waning demand for its products and escalating U.S.-China tensions.

Washington Post Tech
May 01, 2024

The tech billionaires who helped ban TikTok want to write AI rules for Trump
The tech moguls behind the Hill and Valley Forum are expanding beyond TikTok, prepping a proposal to dismantle President Biden's artificial intelligence rules.

Washington Post Tech
May 01, 2024

Biden's internet-for-all program needs Musk's help
Officials say Starlink's satellites will probably fill gaps in the Biden administration's $42 billion push to hook every U.S. home up to high-speed internet.

Washington Post Tech
May 01, 2024

How the push to ban TikTok spurred a new Washington influence machine
The tech moguls behind the Hill and Valley Forum are expanding beyond TikTok, prepping a proposal to dismantle President Biden's artificial intelligence rules.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 30, 2024

Fired Google workers who protested Israel deal file complaint with labor board
The terminated Google workers who staged protests over the company's contract with Israel have filed a formal complaint with the national labor board.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 30, 2024

8 major newspapers join legal backlash against OpenAI, Microsoft
The Chicago Tribune, New York Daily News and six other dailies accused the AI companies of taking their work to train AI algorithms.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 30, 2024

Apple banned this app for years. It's now America's No. 1 iPhone app.
Antitrust crackdowns on Apple may already be changing your iPhone for the better.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 30, 2024

As internet data centers multiply, efforts to control them are growing
Localities are starting to increase taxes and regulations on data centers as the football-field-sized buildings come under greater scrutiny.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 29, 2024

A TikTok ban could also end short-form video as we've come to know it
ByteDance's CapCut editing app has become the standard for short-form video. Legislation that could lead to a ban of TikTok could also apply to CapCut.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 29, 2024

An AI blood test purports to diagnose postpartum depression
A new AI-powered blood test from Dionysus Health claims to be able to improve the diagnosis and treatment of postpartum depression.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 29, 2024

Meta's oversight body prepares to lay off workers
Meta's company-funded oversight body is planning to trim its workforce to reduce costs, a move likely to affect its ability to police Facebook and Instagram.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 28, 2024

How an inclusive gym brand became a battlefield over LGBTQ rights
More than 50 Planet Fitness locations have been evacuated because of bomb threats in recent weeks after online criticism from an anti-trans activist.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 28, 2024

How an inclusive gym brand became a battlefield over LGBTQ rights
More than 50 Planet Fitness locations have been evacuated because of bomb threats in recent weeks after online criticism from an anti-trans activist.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 28, 2024

Lawsuits test Tesla claim that drivers are solely responsible for crashes
Evidence emerging in the Tesla Autopilot cases — including dash-cam video obtained by The Washington Post — offers sometimes-shocking details.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 26, 2024

Federal regulators accuse Amazon executives of deleting messages
Amazon leaders' use of Signal app becomes issue in landmark antitrust case and company calls concerns "baseless."

Washington Post Tech
Apr 26, 2024

Baltimore principal's racist rant was an AI fake. His colleague was arrested.
The case raises fresh concerns about easily accessible AI tools that can allow users, with only a few seconds of real audio footage, to create believable clones of people.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 26, 2024

Who might buy TikTok? ¯\_(?)_/¯
Three burning questions about the new law that could kick TikTok out of the United States. Maybe.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 25, 2024

They found safe spaces on TikTok. A ban could devastate their communities.
With President Biden signing a bill that could ban TikTok, groups such as GriefTok and DeafTok fear they'll lose an inimitable source of comfort and connection.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 25, 2024

Big Tech keeps spending billions on AI. There's no end in sight.
Much of the money is going to new data centers, which are predicted to place huge demands on the U.S. power grid.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 25, 2024

FCC reinstates net neutrality, but it's not as easy as it once was
5G's ability to offer different speeds for different purposes upends the traditional concept of net neutrality.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 25, 2024

TikTok and the U.S. government dig in for legal war
The Biden administration has worked to distance itself from past ill-fated TikTok ban attempts. Legal scholars say its new law might be just as legally flawed.

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