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Washington Post Tech
Feb 22, 2018

YouTube excels at recommending videos — but not at detecting hoaxes
Falsehoods were rampant after the Parkland, Fla., school shooting despite the firm's promise to improve its algorithm. And lawmakers are growing increasingly frustrated and vocal about disinformation on social media.

Washington Post Tech
Feb 22, 2018

The FCC's vote repealing its net neutrality rules is finally official. Here's what happens now.
The next few weeks will see a frenzy of activity. This is what to expect.

Washington Post Tech
Feb 22, 2018

Florida shooting survivor David Hogg, target of online vilification, doesn't want to 'censor' critics
David Hogg said he bears no grudge against the social media companies that surfaced and circulated false allegations that he was a "crisis actor."

Washington Post Tech
Feb 22, 2018

SpaceX's Internet satellites are part of a wave of new tech that could give you more choice in broadband providers
The result could be more competition in an industry that's starved for it.

Washington Post Tech
Feb 21, 2018

Twitter suspends thousands of suspected bot accounts, and the pro-Trump crowd is furious
Users of the social-media service who are on the far-right fringe politically are complaining of discrimination.

Washington Post Tech
Feb 21, 2018

Twitter suspends thousands of suspected bots, and the pro-Trump crowd is furious
Users of the social-media service who are on the far-right fringe politically are complaining of discrimination.

Washington Post Tech
Feb 21, 2018

How a survivor of the Florida school shooting became the victim of an online conspiracy
The Parkland falsehoods underscore how efforts to quell the spread of such online conspiracies remain incomplete on platforms that derive profits by attracting eyeballs en masse.

Washington Post Tech
Feb 21, 2018

YouTube promoted a video that falsely attacked a Parkland student. How did this happen?
Conspiracy theories always arrive after a mass shooting in America. The Parkland school massacre was no different.

Washington Post Tech
Feb 21, 2018

YouTube's top-trending video promoted a Parkland conspiracy theory. How does this happen?
Conspiracy theories always arrive after a mass shooting in America. The Parkland school massacre was no different.

Washington Post Tech
Feb 21, 2018

For a moment, YouTube's top-trending video was promoting a Parkland conspiracy theory
Conspiracy theories always arrive after a mass shooting in America. The Parkland school massacre was no different.

Washington Post Tech
Feb 21, 2018

The Trump administration wants to turn the International Space Station into a commercially run venture, NASA document shows
The White House's plan to end federal support of the orbiting laboratory and privatize it would probably run into strong opposition.

Washington Post Tech
Feb 21, 2018

Mark Zuckerberg says he wants to fix Facebook. His employees keep getting in the way.
There's an apparent gap between what the Facebook CEO wants and the realities of the people who implement his wishes.

Washington Post Tech
Feb 21, 2018

Why the White House wants to create a commercial space czar to oversee SpaceX and others
Vice President Pence to recommend streamlining efforts that would help the space industry continue to grow.

Washington Post Tech
Feb 21, 2018

You don't have to feel guilty about sharing your TV log-in
You need a password to stream the Olympics and many other shows. Sharing one isn't always a no-no.

Washington Post Tech
Feb 20, 2018

Why social media appeals after mass shootings have done little to change gun laws
A group of high school students from last week's Florida school shooting are attempting to do what few gun control activists have done before.

Washington Post Tech
Feb 20, 2018

AT&T demanded the Justice Department hand over documents that could show Trump's influence over the Time Warner deal. A judge said no.
AT&T has not done enough to prove it was the victim of 'selective enforcement,' the judge said.

Washington Post Tech
Feb 20, 2018

Getting a new iPhone battery is often a frustrating, weeks-long process
Apple promised new batteries but delivered frustration and long wait times for many.

Washington Post Tech
Feb 20, 2018

His wireless Apple headphone started smoking during a workout. Then it exploded, he said.
A Florida man says one of his wireless headphones caught fire while he was at the gym.

Washington Post Tech
Feb 19, 2018

Microsoft is trying to kill passwords. It can't happen soon enough.
Passwords are the bane of modern digital existence. But they're very hard to kill.

Washington Post Tech
Feb 19, 2018

5 things you should know about Apple's HomePod before buying one
Apple's talking speaker, the HomePod, goes on sale Feb. 9. Post tech columnist Geoffrey A. Fowler says there are five things you should know before buying one.

Washington Post Tech
Feb 19, 2018

How public media could become a casualty of YouTube's war on propaganda
British lawmakers raise alarms over YouTube's move to label videos from state-funded broadcasters.

Washington Post Tech
Feb 19, 2018

Five things to know before you buy an Apple HomePod
We donned blindfolds to test Apple's smart speaker versus Amazon, Google and Sonos. But it was Siri that really let us down.

Washington Post Tech
Feb 19, 2018

This crafty tactic may let states get around the FCC on net neutrality
Under new executive orders, state officials contracting with Internet providers for service may only do so if the providers agree not to block or slow websites, or to offer websites faster delivery to consumers in exchange for an extra fee.

Washington Post Tech
Feb 19, 2018

Uber and Google's Waymo reach surprise settlement in a lawsuit over self-driving technology
Uber will give Waymo a small stake in the ride-sharing company in the settlement that was reached on the fifth day of a high-profile lawsuit between the two companies. Uber's CEO in a letter expressed regret for how the company acquired technology at the heart of the lawsuit. This is a developing story. It will […]

Washington Post Tech
Feb 19, 2018

In our eyes, Google's software sees heart attack risk
The new approach could one day allow people to screen themselves for the risks that could lead to heart disease.

Washington Post Tech
Feb 18, 2018

Members of the U.K. Parliament grill American tech giants over the spread of fake news.
Facebook to deliver expanded report on potential Russian interference in Brexit vote

Washington Post Tech
Feb 18, 2018

What are 'deepfakes'?
"Deepfakes" are fake celebrity porn videos created with face-swapping technology. On Feb. 7 Reddit banned "deepfakes" from their website.

Washington Post Tech
Feb 17, 2018

The 21st-century Russian sleeper agent is a troll with an American accent
Russians in St. Petersburg passed English-language tests and studied U.S. politics to target what they called the ‘crap country.'

Washington Post Tech
Feb 16, 2018

Russian troll farm, 13 suspects indicted in 2016 election interference
The indictment targets the Internet Research Agency, a known Russian entity, for meddling with the 2016 election.

Washington Post Tech
Feb 16, 2018

Indictment shows how Russians conspired to disrupt U.S. politics — but not how to stop them next time
That's up to the Trump administration, Congress and technology companies. So far, the answers are elusive.

Washington Post Tech
Feb 16, 2018

AT&T demands Trump administration logs in court battle over Time Warner deal
DOJ claims AT&T is on a "fishing expedition."

Washington Post Tech
Feb 16, 2018

As Elon Musk antagonized rival, the space industry battled over who will host a cocktail reception for the vice president
The tiff comes as the National Space Council, led by Vice President Pence, is set to meet again.

Washington Post Tech
Feb 16, 2018

Russian troll farm, 13 suspects indicted for interference in U.S. election
Indictment targets Internet Research Agency, a known Russian troll farm, for meddling with the 2016 election.

Washington Post Tech
Feb 15, 2018

Google's Chrome ad blocker means the Web's largest ad company is also now advertising's biggest traffic cop
The Chrome tool has begun automatically blocking what Google has determined to be some of the Web's most annoying ads.

Washington Post Tech
Feb 15, 2018

New apps make it easier for home sellers to connect with buyers
TOWN SQUARE | Opendoor.com, Knock.com and Letgo.com recently announced expansion plans aimed at revolutionizing the real estate marketplace.

Washington Post Tech
Feb 15, 2018

Russia used mainstream media to manipulate American voters
The use of links to popular news sources bolstered the credibility of Russian-backed accounts, researchers say.

Washington Post Tech
Feb 14, 2018

Nominee for FTC chairman signals scrutiny for tech giants
At a confirmation hearing for the Federal Trade Commission, several senators asked about the rise of Facebook and Google.

Washington Post Tech
Feb 14, 2018

This gutsy tactic could make or break the AT&T-Time Warner court fight
It is considered unprecedented, according to legal experts.

Washington Post Tech
Feb 14, 2018

Siri, already bumbling, just got less intelligent on the HomePod
The HomePod was Apple's big chance to reintroduce Siri to a world dubious of its intelligence — and Siri stumbled out the gate.

Washington Post Tech
Feb 14, 2018

Apple's Siri isn't very smart in the HomePod
The Post's Geoffrey A. Fowler interviews Siri in the HomePod, Apple's new smart speaker. Her answers left a lot to be desired.

Washington Post Tech
Feb 13, 2018

Salon.com wants to use your PC to mine cryptocurrency
Stymied by ad-blockers, Salon is turning to the controversial service Coinhive.

Washington Post Tech
Feb 13, 2018

Salon.com wants to fight ad-blockers by using your PC to mine cryptocurrency
The move highlights the spread of cryptocurrency in the face of declining ad revenue.

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