A knot of problems with Amazon’s system for handling paid and unpaid leaves has led to devastating consequences for workers.
Invasive hacking software sold to countries to fight terrorism is easily abused. Researchers say my phone was hacked twice, probably by Saudi Arabia.
A team of private security sleuths, in their first public detailing of their efforts, discuss how they used cybercriminals’ mistakes to quietly help victims recover their data.
¿Recuerdas esas torres de cajones ruidosos llenas de carpetas? Hubo una época en la que eran vitales en la oficina y en nuestra vida personal. Ahora que nuestra existencia es más digital, los extrañaré.
Internal documents show a struggle with misinformation, hate speech and celebrations of violence in the country, the company’s biggest market.
Prosecutors focused on her alleged deceptions, trying to make the case that she intentionally misled Theranos’s investors and commercial partners.
Company documents show that the social network’s employees repeatedly raised red flags about the spread of misinformation and conspiracies before and after the contested November vote.
Social media platforms like TikTok and Instagram try to monitor for content related to the problem, but it is not always clear what to do about it.
The new details came in an unredacted version of a lawsuit filed by Texas and 11 other states.
Quietly built over two years, the Kremlin’s censorship infrastructure gives it sweeping power to block sites. Many fear a new age of digital isolation.
The company’s first-ever safety report, which it committed two years ago to producing, also included four fatal assaults and 49 deaths in crashes.
Hackers tied to the group Anonymous defaced a private version of the former president’s app, Truth Social, posting images of defecating pigs and explicative-laced rants.
A merger with a so-called blank check company is poised to give the former president access to hundreds of millions of dollars.
Snap, the parent company of Snapchat, said that it had expected some disruption but that challenges for advertisers had been more severe than expected.
The move is a concession to regulators and lawmakers, who are challenging whether the company has overcharged developers.
It all comes down to having power over what Americans watch and how.
Web searches show buyers in the U.S. have their favorite Western Hemisphere countries when it comes to real estate.
Millions of people are checking TikTok posts about a pug as a horoscope of sorts to see what kind of day they will have based on whether the dog rises or stays in bed.
The organizers say they will have enough signatures by Monday to file for an election with the National Labor Relations Board. The company is pushing back.
Not all online spaces are terrible. Join Shira Ovide, a Times technology writer, for a virtual event on Nov. 18 exploring the forces behind internet communities that work.
Open up Google Translate or Apple’s Translate and your mobile device turns into your personal language interpreter.
The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, is using modern technology to stir appreciation for ancient artistry — including an Athenian potter’s transformative “discovery” of red.
The District of Columbia case, which grew out of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, could expose the chief executive to financial and other penalties.
Start-up implosions don’t matter to most people. But the feelings of unfairness affect us all.
The Justice Department sued the company in December, arguing that Facebook had declined to “recruit, consider or hire” qualified United States workers for more than 2,000 positions.
An animal rights group said the site had ignored efforts to get clear violations taken down. YouTube said it had removed hundreds of thousands.
The tech giant rolled back some of the changes it had made to its laptops, getting rid of the unpopular Touch Bar and re-adding ports for an HDMI cable and an SD memory card.
Mr. Gates, who at the time was Microsoft’s chairman, had asked a female employee out on a date, a Microsoft spokesman said.
A bipartisan group told the company that they were considering referring their concerns to the Justice Department for a potential criminal inquiry.
The company, which went public earlier this year, has lessons for other internet outfits aiming to attract younger users even as its own audience gets older.
I would have never uploaded my fourth-grade report on caribou into the cloud. But I still liked pulling it out of the drawer labeled A-F.
The app, hailed as Facebook’s growth engine, has privately wrestled with retaining and engaging teenagers, according to internal documents.
Testimony addressed the question of whether Theranos was misleading and deceiving big corporations to get money.
Janneke Parrish, who was a program manager for Apple Maps in Austin, Texas, was one of the two leaders of a group that called itself AppleToo.
Katie Haun and I discuss the future cryptocurrency could create.
The prevalence of videos claiming fraud dropped sharply, according to New York University’s Center for Social Media and Politics.
Audiobooks are an example of a technology developed by or for people with disabilities that has helped all of us.
The Microsoft-owned service had censored posts in China, in compliance with the country’s laws, to operate there.
The social network, which has been under increased scrutiny after a former product manager turned into a whistle-blower, is trying to prevent leaks.
Andy Parker, the father of a journalist killed in 2015, filed a complaint with the F.T.C. urging it to increase regulation on the tech giant, saying it failed to remove videos of his daughter’s killing.
Why are DoorDash and Instacart letting businesses buy their way to the top of search results?
Companies are juggling conflicting federal and state orders on coronavirus vaccine mandates.
Instagram may be harmful to teenagers — but people said that about rock, rap and video games, too.
When the tech giants splurge on big-ticket investments, it’s great for them but hard for others to keep up.
Despite an overall decline in office leasing in the United States, technology companies gobbled up more space in the Seattle area than they had the previous year.
Behind the closed doors are whispers, gestures and a daily rhythm, plus two court artists, numbered tickets and some true-crime fans.
Employees are divided over Frances Haugen, a former product manager who testified that the company was putting profit before safety.
Facebook faced both an outage and a whistle-blower. Lawmakers reached a compromise on raising the debt ceiling. And the latest number on inflation is coming this week.
If what faces Big Tech is anything like what happened to Big Tobacco, the road ahead is likely to be a yearslong battle over proposed rules and regulations.
At the heart of the legal battle is the power Apple wields over its lucrative App Store.
Complete access will add roughly $40 to the price of daily park entry.
All of Facebook’s main products — Instagram, WhatsApp, Messenger and the “big blue app” of Facebook — were inaccessible to at least some users around 3 p.m. Eastern time.
New data show that companies are increasingly hiring outside of places like Silicon Valley.
Here are two proposals for regulating the platform.
Readers worry about the damaging effects that social media and advertising have on teens’ self-image and interests. Also: Haitian migrants; divorce and self-love.
The $530 million fine is Beijing’s second major penalty this year against an internet company accused of monopolistic practices.
Larrianna Jackson, 18, a student at Covington High School in Louisiana, is a facing a felony battery charge after she repeatedly punched a teacher, the authorities say.
“We’ve heard directly from a growing number of our advertising and publisher partners who have expressed concerns about ads that run alongside or promote inaccurate claims about climate change,” the company said.
With each Facebook crisis, we become savvier about the influence of tech companies on our lives.
Jurors’ eyes glazed over at detailed technical discussions as Theranos’s former lab director described repeated instances of irregular and inaccurate results.
The ruler of Dubai was found to have hacked the phones of his former wife, a Jordanian princess, and of her lawyers. One of those targeted is a member of the House of Lords in Britain.
Included in the breach was a list that purportedly showed how much money each of the platform’s streamers had earned in the past two years.
This is a pivotal moment in Facebook’s history. Here are suggestions for how to improve the company.
As a scientist he saw the potential of microwave ovens when he observed one heating up a sandwich in the 1960s. Microwaveable oatmeal, among other advances, was in his future.
A look into how the words get chosen for the New York Times Crossword.
What we learned from Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen’s Congressional testimony
A whistle-blower who told Congress about the tech giant’s inner workings has spoken with top policymakers in Brussels, Britain and France about the need for tougher oversight.
Congressional testimony by a former employee could be a turning point for the social media giant.
Many virtual private network services that were meant to protect your web browsing can no longer be trusted. Here are other ways.
How Jonathan Kanter, the Biden administration’s choice to be the Justice Department’s antitrust chief, became a progressive foe of Big Tech.
Frances Haugen, who left the social network in May and leaked internal documents, gave senators rare insight into its inner workings.
For more than five hours, the company’s family of apps, including Instagram and WhatsApp, were unavailable to the billions who use them.
Los documentos internos filtrados a The Wall Street Journal revelan una empresa cuyo mejor momento quedó atrás.
“Stop using Facebook!” one reader urges. Another admits to a possible addiction but finds it useful. Readers offer varied opinions about the company.
Lawmakers in the hearing explored the role that Facebook’s algorithms play in amplifying problematic content.
El apagón perjudicó la vida digital de pequeños empresarios, políticos, trabajadores humanitarios y millones más. Pero para otros, fue un respiro bienvenido.
Here is a guide to some jargon used in the Facebook whistle-blower hearing.
And why it isn’t about us.
“My daughter was damaged by Instagram,” one user tweeted.
“There may be heads on pikes by the end of this,” one agency executive said.
Ultimately, Facebook’s ownership structure was also an issue, she said.
The problem is that the breach that Ms. Blackburn referenced is largely unverified.
Among young people, the idea that Instagram can hurt someone’s self-image is widely discussed.
Mr. Zuckerberg and Ms. Sandberg are deliberately avoiding public comment on the leaked documents.
Ms. Haugen is testifying before a Senate subcommittee.
Prolonged outages of Facebook apps marked another bad day for the social media giant.
The former Facebook product manager handled democracy and misinformation issues and worked on counterespionage.
Frances Haugen, a former product manager for Facebook, will argue to protect consumers from a profits-over-safety culture.
Holden Karnofsky, a co-founder of GiveWell, explores the ethical questions around charitable giving.
The outage disrupted the digital lives of small-business owners, politicians, aid workers and others. But for some, it was a welcome reprieve.
Con la caída de servicios digitales hubo una pausa en la vida cotidiana de millones, las empresas quedaron sin comunicación con sus clientes y algunos empleados de Facebook no pudieron entrar a las oficinas.
Twitter appeared to embrace its moment in the spotlight.
“This court gave the agency a second chance to make a valid claim,” Facebook said in its filing. “But the same deficiency that was fatal to the F.T.C.’s initial complaint remains.”
Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger all showed outage on Monday, according to the website downdetector.com.
A Facebook whistle-blower explains her motivations.
A trove of leaked documents, published by The Wall Street Journal, hints at a company whose best days are behind it.
Frances Haugen, a Facebook product manager who left the company in May, revealed that she had provided internal documents to journalists and others.
In an internal memo meant to pre-empt a “60 Minutes” interview, Facebook defended itself and said that social media was not a primary cause of polarization.
The social network has been all hands on deck as it grapples with revelations that it knew the harmful effects its Instagram photo-sharing app was having on teenagers.
Getting children hooked on social media is a bad idea.
Those online eyeglasses and mattress start-ups aren’t tech. But they are innovative.
The company faces accusations that it hid research showing the mental and emotional harm that Instagram, its photo-sharing app, has on teenagers.
The social network published its findings about Instagram’s effect on young users, as senators prepared to question an executive on Thursday.
The two women said they had been fired for speaking out. The company said they had repeatedly flouted its employee policies.
His inexpensive Sinclair personal computer, one of many inventions, was an introduction to computing for young people in Britain and beyond.
These spyware apps record your conversations, location and everything you type, all while camouflaged as a calculator or calendar.
Amazon’s spirit of invention is refreshing, but we need technologists also to think through the consequences.
The new set of policies will cover not just the Covid-19 vaccines or long-approved vaccines against diseases like measles and hepatitis B, but also general claims about vaccines, YouTube said.
From Burning Man to spaceships, the technology has carried him through a 10-year fascination that delights, disappoints and continues to improve.
Astro has a large screen and cameras attached to a wheeled base that can navigate a home. It was part of the company’s annual devices event, where Amazon unveiled an array of product.
This social network may finally be paying the price for its bad reputation.
In a quest for more revenue, the app known for short videos is trying to make it easier to match its stars with brands.
The tech giant has struggled to produce popular games, but a much-delayed title released this week could be the first step in a turnaround.
Creative Artists Agency’s purchase of rival ICM Partners is the largest consolidation of the talent agency industry in years.
Veterinarians, ranchers and farmers say they are struggling with the effects of the surging demand for ivermectin, a deworming drug.
We can’t make social media safe for teenagers. So we should keep them off.
In some of the groups, members are given advice on how to evade the company’s rules on misinformation.
The complaint by a federal agency followed several other legal actions taken against the game maker, which has been accused of sexual harassment and discrimination.
The social media giant said it still wanted to build a child-focused Instagram product but would postpone the plans in the face of criticism.
El nuevo lanzamiento de Apple es un diez por ciento más rápido que la versión anterior y las fotos son ligeramente mejores. Nuestro columnista y sus perros nos guían por las novedades.
Misleading maps are leading us astray.
China has a complex relationship with video games. New government rules for minors have made it even more so.
Apple emitió una actualización de seguridad para corregir un fallo que permitía a los gobiernos espiar subrepticiamente a los usuarios. Te decimos cómo actualizar tu iPhone.
A guide to updating your phone's software after researchers found that a flaw had infected billions of Apple products.
A guide to the key figures in the Elizabeth Holmes trial.
People now spend more at Amazon than Walmart, making it the world’s largest retail seller outside China.
Artificial intelligence promises to remake the world. These believers are fighting to make sure thousands of years of text and tradition find a place among the algorithms.
Test your knowledge of this week’s health news.
They can make big claims about reducing stress and even pain, but not everything that you’ll find in the App Store can necessarily restore your sense of calm.
Thousands of videos posted look like unfiltered glimpses of life for Uyghurs, but taken together, the videos begin to reveal clues of a broader influence campaign orchestrated by the Chinese government.
Apple has long centered its sales pitch on protecting its users’ data. But I had a hunch that it couldn’t be that simple in China, where the company is deeply entrenched.
The Justice Department, starting early in the Trump administration, secretly sought data about journalists, lawmakers and White House officials from big tech companies.
Each year, hundreds of thousands of workers churn through a vast mechanism that hires and monitors, disciplines and fires. Amid the pandemic, the already strained system lurched.
Desde su suspensión y la toma de mando del presidente Biden, Donald Trump ha hecho intervenciones en línea con menor frecuencia, pero algunas de sus declaraciones siguen teniendo gran alcance.
If you own a newer Amazon gadget, like a Ring camera or an Echo speaker, you'll be automatically enrolled in a new network called Sidewalk.
Since Facebook and Twitter banned him, Donald J. Trump, the former president, has posted statements online far less often. But some of his statements have traveled just as far and wide on social networks.
If you’re working from home and lucky enough to have outdoor space, you can take your work outside. The key is planning for nature’s surprises.
I read 250 App Store labels. Here’s what to know.
For months, viral social media posts have cited an unverified national health database to falsely suggest that Covid-19 vaccines have caused thousands of deaths, possibly even more than the virus itself.