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In Washington, a Brighter Spotlight on Technology

In Washington, a Brighter Spotlight on Technology

Cecilia Kang covers technology and regulatory policy in Washington. “My contacts are very particular about how we communicate, so I have about half a dozen apps I use regularly for interviews,” she said.

‘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.

Amazon’s Ripple Effect on Grocery Industry: Rivals Stock Up on Start-Ups

Amazon’s Ripple Effect on Grocery Industry: Rivals Stock Up on Start-Ups

Plastic crates moving along a conveyor at the Boxed fulfillment center in Union, N.J. Boxed announced Tuesday that it had sold a $110 million minority stake to one of Japan’s biggest retail chains, Aeon Group.

Amazon and Apple Gush Over Holiday Sales

Amazon and Apple Gush Over Holiday Sales

A line for new iPhones in November in Cologne, Germany. Sales of the devices fueled Apple’s financial results, which were announced Thursday.

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.

The Personal Data of 346,000 People, Hung on a Museum Wall

The Personal Data of 346,000 People, Hung on a Museum Wall

Last week, the authorities in Wuhan, China, ordered Deng Yufeng’s exhibition of personal data shut down after two days and began investigating him on suspicion of amassing the information illegally.

I Used Apple’s New Controls to Limit a Teenager’s iPhone Time (and It Worked!)

I Used Apple’s New Controls to Limit a Teenager’s iPhone Time (and It Worked!)

Testing Apple’s new Screen Time feature, which is meant to help people from compulsively checking their iPhones. The phone habits of so-called screenagers have caused particular concern.

Amazon Pushes Facial Recognition to Police. Critics See Surveillance Risk.

Amazon Pushes Facial Recognition to Police. Critics See Surveillance Risk.

Amazon promotes its facial recognition technology on the company’s website, saying that the service can track people in a video even when their faces are not visible.

Why A.I. Researchers at Google Got Desks Next to the Boss

Why A.I. Researchers at Google Got Desks Next to the Boss

Overstock.com’s headquarters near Salt Lake City. The company’s research operation, OLabs, sits directly outside the chief executive’s office.

Hundreds of Apps Can Empower Stalkers to Track Their Victims

Hundreds of Apps Can Empower Stalkers to Track Their Victims

More than 200 apps and services offer would-be stalkers a variety of electronic capabilities, including basic location tracking, harvesting texts and secretly recording video.

Facebook Tried to Rein In Fake Ads. It Fell Short in a California Race.

Facebook Tried to Rein In Fake Ads. It Fell Short in a California Race.

Regina Bateson, a Democrat running for Congress in the California primary on Tuesday, at a fund-raising party in Auburn, Calif.

Facebook Ads Offer Peek at Looming Supreme Court Fight

Facebook Ads Offer Peek at Looming Supreme Court Fight

The U.S. Supreme Court justices soon after Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch joined in 2017.

Facebook Bug Changed Privacy Settings of Up to 14 Million Users

Facebook Bug Changed Privacy Settings of Up to 14 Million Users

A screen at Facebook’s developer conference last month. During testing over a few days in May, posts that millions of users thought they were creating only for family and friends were visible to the public, the company said Thursday.

Huawei and ZTE Hit Hard as U.S. Moves Against Chinese Tech Firms

Huawei and ZTE Hit Hard as U.S. Moves Against Chinese Tech Firms

Huawei made a big push in the United States with a new smartphone this year, but that was derailed when AT&T, appearing to bow to government security concerns, walked away from a deal to sell the phone.

One Goal of Amazon’s HQ2: Learn the Lessons of Seattle

One Goal of Amazon’s HQ2: Learn the Lessons of Seattle

Amazon has become the most convenient target for groups in Seattle worried about home prices and paralyzing traffic.

Use the iPhone’s Sleep Diary

Use the iPhone’s Sleep Diary

The Bedtime feature in the ios Clock app lets you plan your sleep sessions and can wake you gently in the morning.


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