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‘Weaponized Ad Technology’: Facebook’s Moneymaker Gets a Critical Eye

‘Weaponized Ad Technology’: Facebook’s Moneymaker Gets a Critical Eye

Government officials, researchers and advertising executives have warned that microtargeting tools, like the kind Facebook offers, can be exploited to polarize and manipulate voters.

Is Apple Slowing Down Old iPhones? Questions and Answers

Is Apple Slowing Down Old iPhones? Questions and Answers

Apple said it has, at times, limited processing power on older phones to prevent them from shutting down unexpectedly, a practice some consumers suspected was being used to force them to upgrade their devices.

How the Winklevoss Twins Found Vindication in a Bitcoin Fortune

How the Winklevoss Twins Found Vindication in a Bitcoin Fortune

The Winklevoss twins, Cameron (left) and Tyler, at their office in New York City. A bet on Bitcoin several years ago has grown into a fortune for the brothers.

Rise of Bitcoin Competitor Ripple Creates Wealth to Rival Zuckerberg

Rise of Bitcoin Competitor Ripple Creates Wealth to Rival Zuckerberg

Chris Larsen, a co-founder of the Ripple virtual currency, at Ripple’s headquarters in San Francisco. He briefly became the world’s fifth richest person on Thursday as the value of Ripple has soared.

Amazon Pauses Huge Development Plans in Seattle Over Tax Plan

Amazon Pauses Huge Development Plans in Seattle Over Tax Plan

Amazon’s glass spheres in Seattle are part of a wave of development in the city by the company. Amazon is the city’s largest employer with more than 45,000 local workers.

Tech Giants Feel the Squeeze as Xi Jinping Tightens His Grip

Tech Giants Feel the Squeeze as Xi Jinping Tightens His Grip

President Xi Jinping’s government is harnessing Chinese tech companies’ capital and knowledge to realize its goals for the country. Alibaba, the e-commerce giant, is helping cities like Hangzhou manage traffic.

Thermostats, Locks and Lights: Digital Tools of Domestic Abuse

Thermostats, Locks and Lights: Digital Tools of Domestic Abuse

In training sessions on domestic violence and technology, people have started asking about how to handle the use of connected home devices in abuse situations, said Erica Olsen, director of the Safety Net Project at the National Network to End Domestic Violence.

Without Nuclear Deal, U.S. Expects Resurgence in Iranian Cyberattacks

Without Nuclear Deal, U.S. Expects Resurgence in Iranian Cyberattacks

Tajrish Square in Tehran. Cybersecurity experts say they worry that the American departure from the nuclear deal with Iran could increase Iranian hackers’ attacks on United States targets.

F.C.C. Watchdog Looks Into Changes That Benefited Sinclair

F.C.C. Watchdog Looks Into Changes That Benefited Sinclair

Ajit Pai, the F.C.C. chairman, has moved aggressively to relax media ownership rules.

Free Video Games Say Pay Up or Wait, Testing Players’ Patience

Free Video Games Say Pay Up or Wait, Testing Players’ Patience

When a free version of the beloved 1990s PC game Dungeon Keeper came out on mobile this year, critics panned it for asking players to spend too much money to avoid long waits.

Emergency Braking Was Disabled When Self-Driving Uber Killed Woman, Report Says

Emergency Braking Was Disabled When Self-Driving Uber Killed Woman, Report Says

The police in Tempe, Ariz., speaking to the media after an autonomous Uber vehicle fatally struck a pedestrian in March.

Delivering Amazon Packages to the Top of the World

Delivering Amazon Packages to the Top of the World

The main square of Leh, India, a Himalayan town where Amazon started offering doorstep delivery last fall.

It Built an Empire of GIFs, Buzzy News and Jokes. China Isn’t Amused.

It Built an Empire of GIFs, Buzzy News and Jokes. China Isn’t Amused.

People working at Bytedance’s headquarters in Beijing. China’s top media regulator on Tuesday ordered the start-up to shut down its app for sharing jokes and silly videos.

Facebook to Let Users Rank Credibility of News

Facebook to Let Users Rank Credibility of News

Facebook has been trying to counter charges that not enough is being done to stamp out fake news and disinformation on the social media platform.

Taking Visual Journalism Into the Sky With Drones

Taking Visual Journalism Into the Sky With Drones

Josh Haner, a New York Times photographer, with his DJI Phantom drone at the Li River in China in 2016. “Every year, drones get smaller and their cameras get more advanced,” he said.

San Francisco’s Skyline, Now Inescapably Transformed by Tech

San Francisco’s Skyline, Now Inescapably Transformed by Tech

The new Salesforce Tower is visible from just about everywhere around San Francisco.


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