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  1. Dating While Dying Opinion, Yesterday

    I found myself terminally ill and unexpectedly single at 40. I didn’t know which was more terrifying.

  2. Google Tries to Corral Its Staff After Ugly Internal Debates Technology, August 23

    The tech company, telling its employees to “stop disrupting the workday,” issued new workplace rules designed to rein in its freewheeling culture.

  3. Qualcomm Wins Reprieve in F.T.C. Antitrust Case With Appeals Court Ruling Technology, August 23

    A federal appeals court ruled that the chip maker did not have to modify key business practices while the court reviews a lower-court ruling against the company.

  4. As Amazon Fires Spread, So Do the Misleading Photos World, August 23

    The fires are real. But the photographs that celebrities and politicians are sharing? Well, it depends.

  5. Facebook Bans Ads From The Epoch Times Technology, August 23

    The social network has struggled to implement a consistent political advertising policy as groups appear able to get around its transparency rules.

  6. How Uber Got Lost Business, August 23

    The once-swaggering company is losing more money and growing more slowly than ever. What happened?

  7. The Week in Tech: Facebook’s First Step Toward Treating Our Data Better Technology, August 23

    The social network’s latest privacy feature at least lets us imagine how we could better control our data in the future.

  8. Apple’s Watch Is Smarter, but My Casio Keeps Getting the Job Done Business, August 23

    Casio’s basic watches have barely changed in decades, a rare achievement as planned obsolescence is elevated to a corporate art form, our columnist says.

  9. VMware Announces 2 Deals to Bulk Up Its Cloud Offerings Business, August 22

    VMware bought Pivotal Software in a $2.7 billion deal and Carbon Black for about $2 billion in cash.

  10. Major Phone Service Providers Agree to Plan to Slow Robocallers Technology, August 22

    Verizon, AT&T, Comcast and nine other phone service providers reached a deal with 51 attorneys general across the country to install call-blocking technology. But the deal doesn’t have a deadline.

  11. YouTube Disables 210 Channels That Spread Disinformation About Hong Kong Protests Technology, August 22

    Days after Facebook and Twitter cracked down on China-backed accounts that were spreading such disinformation, YouTube did the same.

  12. Streaming Video Will Soon Look Like the Bad Old Days of TV Opinion, August 22

    As media monoliths bundle their offerings, consumers will once again have to pay for a bunch of shows they don’t want.

  13. ‘Jawline’ Review: Lives Measured in Follower Counts Movies, August 22

    Behind the laughs in this new documentary about social-media stars lies an unsettling account of the Generation-Z influencer economy.

  14. Inside India’s Messy Electric Vehicle Revolution Technology, August 22

    A million electric rickshaws sprang up out of nowhere and are now being used by 60 million people a day. The government and vehicle makers are struggling to catch up.

  15. Ransomware Attacks Are Testing Resolve of Cities Across America U.S., August 22

    As hackers lock up networks that power police forces and utilities, municipalities must operate with hobbled computer systems, and decide whether to pay ransoms.

  16. 6 Google Tricks That Will Turn You Into an Internet Detective Smarter Living, August 21

    Even if you’re already a Google pro, these tricks will get you to your desired results even faster.

  17. How to Turn an iPhone Into a Work-Only Tool Technology, August 21

    To prevent distractions, Conor Dougherty, an economics writer, dumped social media and anything fun — even his browser — from his smartphone.

  18. Hi, Alexa. How Do I Stop You From Listening In On Me? Technology, August 21

    Humans help train artificial intelligence, so someone may be listening to what you tell Siri, Google Assistant or Alexa. Here’s what to do if you have a problem with that.

  19. FogCam Is Signing Off in San Francisco U.S., August 20

    Long before streaming video, it captured images of campus life every 20 seconds. The quirky project, believed to be the longest-running public webcam, will shut down at the end of August.

  20. ‘I’m Sick of Seeing My Face,’ Says the Internet’s Kombucha Connoisseur Style, August 20

    A woman’s taste test captured the fancy of the internet. Her rapid evolution of expressions may be why.

  21. How Should Big Tech Be Reined In? Here Are 4 Prominent Ideas Technology, August 20

    Some critics of the industry want to see the businesses broken up. Others would like to strengthen regulation of Silicon Valley. And there are shades of gray.

  22. Could Restorative Justice Fix the Internet? Opinion, August 20

    Perhaps. But it relies on people being capable of shame, so …

  23. Facebook’s New Tool Lets You See Which Apps and Websites Tracked You Technology, August 20

    The tool is a response to criticism that Facebook has faced over how it safeguards its users’ privacy.

  24. In New Facebook Effort, Humans Will Help Curate Your News Stories Technology, August 20

    A news section inside Facebook’s mobile app will be run by journalists and not just algorithms, the company said.

  25. Ransomware Attack Hits 22 Texas Towns, Authorities Say U.S., August 20

    The state declined to say which towns were affected by the coordinated cyberattack. But one expert said it could signal more such attacks in the future.

  26. Welcome to the Promoconomy Style, August 20

    In the competitive online marketplace, coupon codes and loyalty programs are ubiquitous. But at what cost?

  27. Fact-Checking Trump’s Claim That Google ‘Manipulated’ Millions of Votes for Clinton U.S., August 19

    After making baseless claims of voter fraud, the president has turned to a new way of explaining his loss of the popular vote in 2016.

  28. State Attorneys General Said to Be Near Formal Investigation of Tech Companies Technology, August 19

    Their bipartisan effort comes after a smaller group of the state representatives met last month with antitrust officials at the Justice Department.

  29. Facebook and Twitter Say China Is Spreading Disinformation in Hong Kong Technology, August 19

    The social media companies removed accounts and said they were sowing divisive messages about the Hong Kong protests.

  30. El auge de las cocinas fantasma en Español, August 19

    Las aplicaciones para pedir comida están transformando la industria de los restaurantes, con establecimientos que solo cuentan con cocina, sin asientos ni camareros.

  31. To Power A.I., Start-Up Creates a Giant Computer Chip Technology, August 19

    The chip could improve how quickly artificial intelligence systems can learn tasks. But its complexity and size (as big as a plate) could be a challenge.

  32. Paging Big Brother: In Amazon’s Bookstore, Orwell Gets a Rewrite Technology, August 19

    As fake and illegitimate texts proliferate online, books are becoming a form of misinformation. The author of “1984” would not be surprised.

  33. I Help People Recover From Disordered Eating. Don’t Give Your Child This App. Opinion, August 18

    A registered dietitian explains why you should never put your child on a diet.

  34. Terrorists Turn to Bitcoin for Funding, and They’re Learning Fast Technology, August 18

    The authorities have begun to raise alarms about a steady uptick in the number of militant groups using the hard-to-trace digital currency.

  35. ¿Estamos viviendo en una simulación de computadora? Mejor no descubrirlo en Español, August 17

    Los experimentos que se han propuesto para probar esta teoría pueden tener dos resultados: o no demostrarán nada o podrían conducir a la aniquilación de nuestro universo.

  36. Danny Cohen, Who Helped Set the Stage for a Digital Era, Dies at 81 Obituaries, August 16

    A computer scientist who devised the first flight simulator and paved the way for internet voice calls, cloud computing and online dating. (He married her.)

  37. Customs Computer Failure Snarls Passengers at U.S. Airports U.S., August 16

    Kennedy Airport said on Twitter that the system was down across the country.

  38. Older People Need Rides. Why Aren’t They Using Uber and Lyft? Health, August 16

    Seniors need transportation alternatives more than ever, but many are intimidated by ride-hailing apps.

  39. A.I. Is Learning From Humans. Many Humans. Technology, August 16

    Artificial intelligence is being taught by thousands of office workers around the world. It is not exactly futuristic work.

  40. Are We Real, or Just a Computer Simulation? Opinion, August 16

    What if we are merely part of an experiment by an advanced civilization?

  41. The Week in Tech: Are Lawmakers Too Eager to Weaken Big Tech’s Legal Shield? Technology, August 16

    Revising Section 230 could change the internet as we know it. How about policy decisions based on sound evidence?

  42. Emojis Are Language Too: A Linguist Says Internet-Speak Isn’t Such a Bad Thing Books, August 16

    In “Because Internet,” Gretchen McCulloch explains the accelerated evolution of the English language.

  43. Alibaba’s Strong Results Suggest Chinese Consumers Are Still Spending Technology, August 15

    Though growth has slowed, the e-commerce giant’s results signal that the country’s consumers still feel comfortable enough to open their wallets.

  44. I Shared My Phone Number. I Learned I Shouldn’t Have. Technology, August 15

    Our personal tech columnist asked security researchers what they could find out about him from just his cellphone number. Quite a lot, it turns out.

  45. Capital One Hacking Suspect Had Data From Other Targets, Officials Say Technology, August 14

    Prosecutors said they found the stolen material from 30 organizations on servers in the bedroom of the accused hacker.

  46. India Shut Down Kashmir’s Internet Access. Now, ‘We Cannot Do Anything.’ Technology, August 14

    Pharmacists can’t restock medicines; workers aren’t being paid. But the government still loves to block the internet for “peace and tranquillity.”

  47. Why I Dabble in Jeffrey Epstein Conspiracy Theories Opinion, August 14

    I believe Neil Armstrong walked on the moon. I believe that Al Qaeda attacked us on Sept. 11. But on this story, I’ve been mugged by unreality.

  48. Art Disappears in Private Hands. Can Social Media Resurface It? Arts, August 14

    Private art collections are notoriously secretive. A collective website aims to make them viewable by all.

  49. Burner Apps and No Selfies When Reviewing Restaurants Technology, August 14

    It’s harder to remain incognito in the digital age, says Tejal Rao, our first California restaurant critic. She prefers dining tech that’s understated, too.

  50. The Rise of the Virtual Restaurant Technology, August 14

    Food delivery apps are reshaping the restaurant industry — and how we eat — by inspiring digital-only establishments that don’t need a dining room or waiters.

  51. All Your Data Is Health Data Opinion, August 13

    And Big Tech has it all.

  52. Versace, Givenchy and Coach Apologize to China After T-Shirt Row Fashion, August 12

    The luxury brands are the latest businesses to come under pressure from Chinese internet users for appearing to flout Beijing’s territorial claims.

  53. The Phony Patriots of Silicon Valley Technology, August 12

    Top tech companies are rallying around the flag. How opportunistic of them.

  54. How Facebook Is Changing to Deal With Scrutiny of Its Power Technology, August 12

    In both pre-emptive and defensive ways, the social network is modifying its behavior to fend off antitrust concerns.

  55. We Wanted to Know How Online Radicalization Was Changing the World. We Started With Brazil. Reader Center, August 11

    What we found there, for an article and an episode of “The Weekly,” went far beyond anything we had anticipated, with important, disturbing lessons for us all.

  56. Are We Living in a Computer Simulation? Let’s Not Find Out Opinion, August 10

    Experimental findings will be either boring or extremely dangerous.

  57. The Last Great American Novelist Opinion, August 10

    Toni Morrison and the fate of fiction in an age of distraction.

  58. The Last Great American Novelist Opinion, August 10

    Toni Morrison and the fate of fiction in an age of distraction.

  59. E-Commerce Promised the World. Are We Happy With Our Purchase? Opinion, August 10

    It has been 25 years since the first online transaction, but we are still struggling with the balance between convenience and security.

  60. How a State Plans to Turn Coal Country Into Coding Country U.S., August 10

    Driven by a tech-industry vision of rural economic revival, Wyoming is requiring all of its K-12 public schools to offer computer science.

  61. Russia Opens Antitrust Inquiry Into App Restriction at Apple Technology, August 9

    Russian officials are investigating Apple’s moves to remove parental control apps from its App Store shortly after it released a competing service.

  62. Now Crowding New York’s Streets: Rented Mopeds Going 30 M.P.H. New York, August 9

    A moped-sharing company has unleashed 1,000 Vespa-style vehicles in Brooklyn and Queens, raising concerns about safety.

  63. The Week in Tech: How Does 8chan Whack-a-Mole End? Technology, August 9

    Efforts to take a controversial website offline have been complex and divisive. But with any luck, they may also be galvanizing.

  64. Huawei Unveils Harmony, Its Answer to Android, in Survival Bid Technology, August 9

    The fast-growing Chinese company, blocked by the Trump administration from working with Google, announced plans for its own mobile operating system.

  65. Facebook Said to Be in Talks With Publishers on News Effort Technology, August 8

    The social network is pitching an initiative to license articles from some of the largest American news publishers for its mobile app, according to people with knowledge of the discussions.

  66. Uber Posts $5.2 Billion Loss and Slowest Ever Growth Rate Technology, August 8

    The double whammy immediately renewed questions about the prospects of the world’s biggest ride-hailing company.

  67. How Do We Say ‘Have a Good Night’? Let Us Count the Ways Reader Center, August 8

    Our Evening Briefing writer tailors each of her signoffs to a lighthearted news item of the day.

  68. Markiplier’s Work Diary: ‘I Find a Game and I Play It. Not Much to It.’ Business, August 8

    He’s being modest. (Maybe?) The YouTube streamer — who made a reported $17.5 million last year — has created videos that have been watched 11 billion times.

  69. The Secret History of ‘Easter Eggs’ Technology, August 8

    Yes, Google, Tesla, Amazon and others are still hiding quirky software surprises in their products, mostly to give you a chuckle.

  70. Lyft’s Losses Continue, but Company Says They Will Abate Technology, August 7

    With its number of ride-hailing passengers and trip fees growing, Lyft said its losses would not be as bad as it previously thought.

  71. Make Your Own Animated Movies, Frame by Frame Technology, August 7

    Stop-motion animation is a great way to bring toys and other objects to life — and learn the basics of filmmaking.

  72. Tech Meets Health Care, Sometimes Shakily Technology, August 7

    Katie Thomas, who covers health care, has chronicled how the technology disruption in her field has raised questions that are still unanswered.

  73. Uber Wants to Sell You Train Tickets. And Be Your Bus Service, Too. Technology, August 7

    The ride-hailing company, craving growth, is looking to public transit for riders and revenue. Cities aren’t sure whether to welcome it.

  74. A School Laptop Under $500 That Isn’t Junk Smarter Living, August 6

    To get a laptop that’s usable for most schoolwork, you need to spend at least $450 to $500. I’ve tested dozens of laptops, and here’s what I’d recommend.

  75. Why Mathematicians Hate That Viral Equation Science, August 6

    It’s formatted to confuse people, and there are no interesting underlying concepts.

  76. The High Stakes of Living Online Opinion, August 6

    Data flakes off us like dead skin cells.

  77. Shutting Down 8chan Podcasts, August 6

    Several mass shootings this year have been announced in advance on the internet message board. Now, the founder says he wants the site taken offline.

  78. Trust No One Online Opinion, August 6

    The internet remains a swamp of hate that can lead to terrible violence. But some companies like Apple see the benefit in protecting users.

  79. Legal Shield for Websites Rattles Under Onslaught of Hate Speech Technology, August 6

    Section 230, from a 1996 federal law, was meant to protect young internet companies from liability. Now lawmakers are threatening to change it.

  80. Behind the Scenes, 8chan Scrambles to Get Back Online Technology, August 5

    In a digital chain effect, tech providers pulled support for 8chan, illustrating a complex network of companies that are crucial to keeping websites up.

  81. Why Banning 8chan Was So Hard for Cloudflare: ‘No One Should Have That Power’ Technology, August 5

    In a pair of interviews, Cloudflare's chief executive was torn about the decision. On one hand, 8chan was clearly reprehensible. But banning the site could set a bad precedent

  82. Senators Urge Google to Give Temporary Workers Full-Time Status Technology, August 5

    Temps and contractors outnumber permanent employees at the company, allowing it to maintain labor flexibility and save money.

  83. The Trauma of Revenge Porn Opinion, August 4

    We should call it ‘cyberrape,’ not free speech.

  84. 8chan, Megaphone for Gunmen, Has Gone Dark. ‘Shut the Site Down,’ Says Its Creator. Technology, August 4

    The site is a venue for extremists to test out ideas, share violent literature, and cheer on the perpetrators of mass killings.

  85. Abortion Pills Should Be Everywhere Opinion, August 3

    I bought them online. They’re easy to get, and they’ll change everything.

  86. In Pentagon Contract Fight, Amazon Has Foes in High Places U.S., August 2

    The decision to delay a $10 billion computing contract for which Amazon was the favorite reflected both opposition from President Trump and an aggressive campaign by an industry rival.

  87. The Math Equation That Tried to Stump the Internet Science, August 2

    Sometimes BODMAS is just PEMDAS by another name. And no, the answer is not 100.

  88. Bad Times in Tech? Not if You’re a Start-Up Serving Other Start-Ups Technology, August 2

    Meet the two Stanford dropouts, both 23, who run Brex, which provides charge cards to start-ups. Its growth is a sign of Silicon Valley’s unflagging exuberance.

  89. The Week in Tech: Facebook Romance Scams and Banking Hacks Technology, August 2

    For years, impostors have been posing as members of the military to bilk people out of money. Why has Facebook been unable to stop them?

  90. How the Democratic Debates Narrow the Field Podcasts, August 2

    New qualifying rules are changing the way presidential campaigns are run — and giving some candidates a clear edge.

  91. DoorDash Buys a Rival, Caviar, for $410 Million Technology, August 1

    The deal escalates the intense competition in food delivery.

  92. Pentagon Delays Award of $10 Billion Cloud Computing Contract U.S., August 1

    The defense secretary said he wants to study the deal, which had been expected to go to Amazon. President Trump had earlier raised concerns.

  93. Another Victim in Facebook Romance Scams: A U.S. Congressman Technology, August 1

    After battling social media impostors for years, Representative Adam Kinzinger of Illinois wants to force Facebook to do more to combat fake accounts.

  94. EBay Accuses Amazon Managers of Conspiring to Poach Its Sellers Technology, August 1

    The accusation comes at a touchy time for Amazon, with Washington on the lookout for potential anticompetitive behavior.

  95. Amazon Kindle Oasis Review: Now Is the Perfect Time to Buy an E-Reader Technology, August 1

    In an era of smartphone addiction, a single-purpose device like an e-reader may help you unplug and focus on content that will bring you joy.

  96. Cisco to Pay $8.6 Million to Settle Government Claims of Flawed Tech Technology, July 31

    The Silicon Valley company, a major government contractor, was accused of selling video surveillance software that it knew had a security issue.

  97. And Now, a Bicycle Built for None Science, July 31

    It’s not the first self-driving bike. But equipped with an A.I. chip, it may be the nearest to thinking for itself.

  98. London Lab Advances Use of A.I. in Health Care, but Raises Privacy Concerns Technology, July 31

    DeepMind is at the forefront of bringing artificial intelligence to health care. That its parent company is Alphabet raises issues of patient privacy.

  99. The Tools for Covering Tech Are the Same as in 2009 Technology, July 31

    John Herrman, who writes about the internet, is using many of the same tech tools as a decade ago — but the conversation around how we use them has changed.

  100. ‘I’m Never Coming Back,’ the Woman at the Center of the Capital One Heist Warned Friends U.S., July 30

    A look at Paige Thompson, the former Amazon Web Services employee who was arrested in the Capital One data breach.

  101. Scott Adams, Dilbert Creator, Has One Regret About Mass Shooting Tweet Business, July 30

    After a gunman killed three people in Gilroy, Calif., Mr. Adams said witnesses could “set your price” on an app he invented. The cartoonist, no stranger to controversy, had found another.

  102. Apple Reports Declining Profits and Stagnant Growth, Again Technology, July 30

    Revenue rose slightly in the most recent quarter, the company said, but profits still fell as iPhone sales continued to drop.

  103. Paige Thompson, Suspect in Capital One Data Breach, Left a Trail Online Business, July 30

    Ms. Thompson, a 33-year-old software developer, made a habit of oversharing online. Those posts led the authorities to her door.

  104. Huawei’s Sales Jump Despite Trump’s Blacklisting Technology, July 30

    Executives at the Chinese tech giant sounded exuberant about the firm’s ability to thrive, even if it ends up fully cut off from American technology.

  105. Huawei’s Sales Jump Despite Trump’s Blacklisting Technology, July 30

    Executives at the Chinese tech giant sounded exuberant about the firm’s ability to thrive, even if it ends up fully cut off from American technology.

  106. Your Next iPhone Might Be Made in Vietnam. Thank the Trade War. Technology, July 30

    Samsung already assembles half of its handsets in the country, which got a big lift from U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods. Now Apple is homing in.

  107. Would You Want a Computer to Judge Your Risk of H.I.V. Infection? Health, July 30

    A new software algorithm decides which patients are most likely to become infected with the virus. But this is not like other risk calculators, some experts say.

  108. Cuba Expands Internet Access to Private Homes and Businesses World, July 29

    While Cuba went online in the 1990s, it has lagged behind much of the world in the race toward greater connectivity. For years, access remained prohibitively expensive and tightly controlled.

  109. Uber Lays Off 400 as Profitability Doubts Linger After I.P.O. Technology, July 29

    The ride-hailing company’s cuts follow an internal reorganization and questions about whether it can make money.

  110. Facebook Love Scams: Who’s Really Behind That Friend Request? Business, July 29

    A New TV Show from The New York Times on FX and Hulu

  111. In Brazil, Architects Explore ‘the Logic of the Weave’ Science, July 29

    The weaver and artist Alison Grace Martin employs non-Euclidean geometry in her small bamboo creations. Now she’s scaling up.

  112. Facebook Connected Her to a Tattooed Soldier in Iraq. Or So She Thought. Technology, July 28

    Renee Holland sent her Facebook friend thousands of dollars. She became entwined in a global fraud that the social network and the United States military appear helpless to stop.

  113. 5 Things to Know About Military Romance Scams on Facebook Technology, July 28

    Here’s how victims are hooked, and what Facebook and the United States military say they can (and cannot) do about it.

  114. While Reporting on Facebook Scams, an Unexpected Tragedy Reader Center, July 28

    I was writing about women duped by fake American soldiers when one of my sources was killed. After I found out, telling her story felt even more important.

  115. Hackers’ Latest Target: School Districts U.S., July 28

    Schools handle a lot of personal data and may not have strong technology teams, leaving them vulnerable to attacks, experts say.

  116. Amazon Wants to Rule the Grocery Aisles, and Not Just at Whole Foods Technology, July 28

    Instead of Whole Foods being the answer to the tech behemoth’s grocery ambitions, it seems to have encouraged executives to pursue other ideas, too.

  117. The Week in Business: Food Stamps Come Under Fire, and Facebook Gets Fined (Again) Business, July 28

    Plus, the Epstein scandal takes another casualty — Deutsche Bank.

  118. In an Industrial Corner of France, 18,000 Jobs Are On Offer. Why Aren’t People Taking Them? Business, July 27

    In France, there are few takers for tens of thousands of manufacturing jobs, despite one of Europe’s highest unemployment rates. Now, the industry is being pushed to burnish its allure.