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  1. Bitcoin Has Lost Steam. But Criminals Still Love It. Technology, Yesterday

    The police hoped that taking down online black markets would chase away criminals. But the amount of Bitcoin spent on illegal purposes has reached a new high.

  2. Johnson Risks a Rift with Trump by Granting New Access to Huawei World, Yesterday

    Despite the Trump administration’s effort to persuade Britain to bar the Chinese technology giant from its new broadband network, Boris Johnson decided to grant Huawei limited access.

  3. The Flawed Humanity of Silicon Valley Opinion, Yesterday

    Behind the scenes of the surveillance economy.

  4. Coronavirus Crisis Exposes Cracks in China’s Facade of Unity Business, Yesterday

    With anger rising over the response to the coronavirus outbreak, even some with ties to China’s leaders have called for acknowledging divisions, not papering them over.

  5. Britain Defies Trump Plea to Ban Huawei From 5G Network Technology, Yesterday

    The move shows how an American effort against the Chinese wireless equipment company has stumbled.

  6. As Virus Spreads, Anger Floods Chinese Social Media Technology, January 27

    The sheer volume of criticism of the government, and the sometimes clever ways that critics dodge censors, are testing Beijing’s ability to control the narrative.

  7. The Shaky Future of .org Domains Opinion, January 27

    The sale of the nonprofit domains to a private equity firm threatens the integrity of the open internet. ICANN should investigate.

  8. A $100 Million Bet That Vacationland Can Be a Tech Hub, Too Business, January 27

    A benefactor’s big gift will create a research center in Portland, Maine, testing a small city’s ability to prosper as a magnet for innovation.

  9. Reporters Face New Threats From the Governments They Cover Opinion, January 26

    The cases against Julian Assange and Glenn Greenwald may be models for a crackdown.

  10. India Restores Some Internet Access in Kashmir After Long Shutdown World, January 26

    The announcement applied only to 301 websites, and many Kashmiris said they were still in an information black hole.

  11. New Jersey Bars Police From Using Clearview Facial Recognition App Technology, January 24

    Reporting about the powerful tool with a database of three billion photos “troubled” the state’s attorney general, who asked for an inquiry into its use.

  12. Jeff Bezos, el hombre de los tabloides en Español, January 24

    Hace apenas un año, el hombre más rico del mundo parecía tener una vida bastante discreta. Eso ha quedado atrás.

  13. U.S. Cracks Down on Counterfeits in a Warning Shot to China U.S., January 24

    The Trump administration is stepping up searches and squeezing online sellers like Amazon to make sure Beijing is sticking to a partial trade deal.

  14. Have a Search Warrant for Data? Google Wants You to Pay Technology, January 24

    The tech giant has begun charging U.S. law enforcement for responses to search warrants and subpoenas.

  15. Switch From Your Internet Provider’s Email to Something Better Automobiles, January 24

    When you signed up for internet access, you probably got an email address. That’s fine, but you can do better. Here’s how to move to a good one.

  16. The Week in Tech: A Tech Mogul’s Phone and the Saudi Crown Prince Technology, January 24

    An analysis of a phone belonging to Jeff Bezos found malicious code was hidden in a video sent from a WhatsApp account belonging to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

  17. Jeff Bezos’ Phone Hack Should Terrify Everyone Opinion, January 24

    Those with the most to lose don’t always safeguard their privacy very well. You can do better.

  18. The Darkness Where the Future Should Be Opinion, January 24

    What happens to a society that loses its capacity for awe and wonder at things to come?

  19. Jeff Bezos, Tabloid Man Technology, January 23

    Just a year ago, the world’s richest man seemed to have a pretty low-key life. Times sure have changed.

  20. The Mummy Speaks! Hear Sounds From the Voice of an Ancient Egyptian Priest Science, January 23

    Scientists used a 3-D printer, a loudspeaker and computer software to recreate a part of the voice of a 3,000-year-old mummy.

  21. Mapping Potholes by Phone (the West Bank’s Roads Were Smoother) Business, January 23

    Students in Cambridge, Mass., and Ramallah have created an app to track road quality. It turns out the roads around Cambridge are worse.

  22. How Tech Taxes Became the World’s Hottest Economic Debate Business, January 23

    A global push to tax the digital services of Silicon Valley giants has raised the specter of a new tariff war and added urgency to international talks.

  23. People Are Calling SWAT Teams to Tech Executives’ Homes Technology, January 23

    Online forums carry personal details of potential targets like industry leaders and their families. The police are struggling to find a solution.

  24. Twitter Tells Facial Recognition Trailblazer to Stop Using Site’s Photos Technology, January 22

    Twitter said Clearview AI, whose app is spreading in law enforcement, was violating its policies. Lawmakers also expressed privacy concerns.

  25. How Jeff Bezos’ iPhone X Was Hacked Technology, January 22

    It most likely began with a tiny bit of code that implanted malware, which gave attackers access to Mr. Bezos’ photos and texts.

  26. Put Alexa and Siri to Work Technology, January 22

    Voice-activated helpers can automate life’s little chores, once you get the hang of them.

  27. G.M.’s Cruise Unveils a Self-Driving Car. Don’t Look for It on Roads. Technology, January 22

    The futuristic Origin, which seats six passengers and lacks a steering wheel, will require intensive testing and regulatory scrutiny before it can hit the streets.

  28. Analysis Ties Hacking of Bezos’ Phone to Saudi Leader’s Account Technology, January 21

    Investigators said the phone of Jeff Bezos, the Amazon chief, began behaving strangely after he received a video from Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s WhatsApp account.

  29. Britain Plans Vast Privacy Protections for Children Business, January 21

    New rules will require online services to overhaul how they treat the personal details of children in the country.

  30. We Need a Law to Save Us From Dystopia Opinion, January 21

    It’s not too late. And it better be comprehensive.

  31. Tiny Love Stories: ‘You Feel Good. Is This Good?’ Style, January 21

    Modern Love in miniature, featuring reader-submitted stories of no more than 100 words.

  32. This Company Says It Will Fix Your Smile. It May Shush You if It Doesn’t. Technology, January 21

    SmileDirectClub, which sells teeth aligners online, has worked to limit information about customer dissatisfaction.

  33. I Quit Dating Apps. Five Times. Style, January 20

    The story of a tortured relationship — with a happy ending.

  34. I Quit My On-Demand Laundry Service Style, January 20

    In my study of time, I realized that these so-called conveniences were not actually saving me any.

  35. Uber Sells Food Delivery Business in India Technology, January 20

    The ride-hailing giant agreed to sell Uber Eats in India to rival Zomato, continuing its recent efforts to exit money-losing businesses.

  36. India Targets Jeff Bezos Over Amazon and Washington Post Technology, January 20

    Like Trump, India is pressuring both of Mr. Bezos’ businesses as its leaders become more nationalistic toward foreign companies and news media.

  37. Trump’s China Deal Creates Collateral Damage for Tech Firms Business, January 20

    Micron secured some gains from the China deal but it may end up suffering bigger losses from the broader U.S.-China battle.

  38. We’re Banning Facial Recognition. We’re Missing the Point. Opinion, January 20

    The whole point of modern surveillance is to treat people differently, and facial recognition technologies are only a small part of that.

  39. Unmasking a Company That Wants to Unmask Us All Reader Center, January 20

    I reported on an app, created by the company Clearview AI, that can identify people in seconds using a trove of photos collected from across the web.

  40. Unmasking a Company That Wants to Unmask Us All Technology, January 20

    I reported on an app, created by the company Clearview AI, that can identify people in seconds using a trove of photos collected from across the web.

  41. The Week in Business: Hot Topic at Davos Business, January 19

    Plus, Apple takes on Trump in a standoff over iPhone privacy.

  42. Facebook Apologizes for Vulgar Translation of Chinese Leader’s Name World, January 18

    “This should not have happened and we are taking steps to ensure it doesn’t happen again,” the company said.

  43. Love in the Time of Trump: How Do You Approach Politics on Dating Apps? Reader Center, January 18

    Swipe right for Bernie? Tell us how you signal what you’re looking for politically in an online match.

  44. The Secretive Company That Might End Privacy as We Know It Technology, January 18

    A little-known start-up helps law enforcement match photos of unknown people to their online images — and “might lead to a dystopian future or something,” a backer says.

  45. Please Stop Big Tech, Small Rivals Tell Lawmakers Technology, January 17

    Until Friday, few executives had complained in public about how Google, Apple, Amazon and Facebook hurt their businesses.

  46. Panicking About Your Kids’ Phones? New Research Says Don’t Technology, January 17

    A growing number of academics are challenging assumptions about the negative effects of social media and smartphones on children.

  47. Does the F.B.I. Need Apple to Hack Into iPhones? Technology, January 17

    There are tools to crack into the phones at the center of a new dispute over encryption. But the F.BI. says it still needs Apple’s aid.

  48. Now, Try Slicing the Stock Market Into Equal Pieces Business, January 17

    Index fund investing is already immensely popular. But is it time to consider funds that construct indexes differently?

  49. What It’s Like to Use Facebook When You’re Blind Opinion, January 17

    For years, scrolling through my newsfeed was frustrating and confusing. Then facial recognition came along.

  50. Happy Results Turned Up Everywhere You Looked Business, January 17

    Three funds profited handsomely from investments in stocks of many descriptions in countries around the globe.

  51. Google Reaches $1 Trillion in Value, Even as It Faces New Tests Technology, January 16

    The internet search giant became the fourth tech company — after Apple, Amazon and Microsoft — to reach the market milestone.

  52. Robert Hyde, Erratic Ex-Landscaper, Is Unlikely New Impeachment Figure New York, January 15

    F.B.I. agents visited Mr. Hyde’s home and business in Connecticut after electronic messages suggested he had been illegally tracking the American ambassador to Ukraine.

  53. How to Turn Depressing Social Media Into a Positive Influence Smarter Living, January 15

    Don’t let Facebook, Instagram or Twitter become negative aspects of your life. Here’s how to fix them.

  54. Gary Starkweather, Inventor of the Laser Printer, Dies at 81 Technology, January 15

    He originally received pushback from his employer, Xerox. But his invention eventually became nearly ubiquitous in every office and home.

  55. We’re Living in a Subscriptions World. Here’s How to Navigate It. Technology, January 15

    Subscription services like Netflix and Google Drive are convenient, but we can lose control of our content and data. Here’s how to take it back.

  56. Want Your Personal Data? Hand Over More Please Technology, January 15

    A new California privacy law gives consumers the right to see and delete their data. But getting access often requires giving up more personal details.

  57. Podcast Groups Aren’t Just About Podcasts Style, January 15

    Fans of popular shows are converging on Facebook to talk about what they hear, and pretty much everything else too.

  58. China Trade Deal Details Protections for American Firms Business, January 14

    The agreement is expected to include significant concessions to protect U.S. technology and trade secrets, but its success hinges on whether China will follow through on its commitments.

  59. Apple Takes a (Cautious) Stand Against Opening a Killer’s iPhones Technology, January 14

    The Silicon Valley giant is preparing for a legal fight over encryption, even as it works to reduce tensions with the Justice Department.

  60. N.S.A. Takes Step Toward Protecting World’s Computers, Not Just Hacking Them U.S., January 14

    The intelligence agency alerted Microsoft to a vulnerability in Windows. Typically, it would keep quiet and exploit the flaw.

  61. La próxima revolución digital empezará en África en Español, January 14

    Lo emprendedores africanos son trabajadores, dinámicos y llenos de ambición para reinventar el continente y hacerlo un líder global en crecimiento e innovación.

  62. Grindr and OkCupid Spread Personal Details, Study Says Business, January 13

    Norwegian research raises questions about whether certain ways of sharing of information violate data privacy laws in Europe and the United States.

  63. Oyo Scales Back as SoftBank-Funded Companies Retreat Technology, January 13

    The Indian hospitality start-up is losing hotel rooms and has stepped back from more than 200 cities as part of a broader pullback by firms financed by SoftBank.

  64. Welcome to India, Mr. Bezos. Here’s an Antitrust Complaint. Technology, January 13

    India opened a formal investigation into Jeff Bezos’ Amazon and its leading rival, Flipkart, just before his first visit in five years.

  65. How the Police Use Facial Recognition, and Where It Falls Short Technology, January 12

    Records from Florida, where law enforcement has long used the controversial technology, offer an inside look at its risks and rewards.

  66. The Decimation of Local News Has Lawmakers Crossing the Aisle Technology, January 12

    Lawmakers from both parties blame companies like Facebook and Google for the struggles of local newspapers.

  67. Far-Right Trolls, Not Grannies, Drive Outrage Over German Satire World, January 11

    A song about a grandmother and her gas-guzzling motorcycle fuels a national debate in Germany. At the wheel were right-wing actors who wanted it that way.

  68. Buckle Up for Another Facebook Election Technology, January 10

    By opting not to change the company’s political advertising rules, Mark Zuckerberg has ensured another election shaped by the social network.

  69. Alphabet’s Chief Legal Officer Stepping Down Amid Investigation Technology, January 10

    David Drummond, who played a key role for the company since it was founded, was being investigated for relationships with several women at the company.

  70. The Week in Tech: New Decade, Same Old Trouble in Washington Technology, January 10

    If the tech industry was hoping for some relief from lawmakers’ pressure, the start of the year had to have been a disappointment.

  71. A Glimpse of Our Connected Tech Future, Courtesy of CES 2020 Technology, January 10

    Paying for gas with Amazon’s Alexa or playing table tennis with a robot: Whether the latest tech trends will become fixtures in our lives is an open question.

  72. I Went Back Through My Old Emails. It Was Glorious. Opinion, January 10

    For years, I allowed my email to pile up. A trip down the rabbit hole was surprisingly emotional.

  73. The Gig Economy Is Coming for Your Job Opinion, January 10

    Full-time union hotel workers are watching app-based services replace them. Who’s next?

  74. The Most Popular Words in Real Estate Listings Real Estate, January 9

    ‘Open floor plan.’ ‘Granite countertops.’ ‘Vaulted ceilings.’ Here are the words and phrases that most often lure us to property listings.

  75. Facebook Says It Won’t Back Down From Allowing Lies in Political Ads Technology, January 9

    The company was under intense pressure to adjust its policies. But in this presidential election year, no big changes are planned.

  76. Talk Less. Listen More. Here’s How. Opinion, January 9

    Lessons in the art of listening, from a C.I.A. agent, a focus group moderator and more.

  77. Peter Kirstein, Father of the European Internet, Is Dead at 86 Technology, January 8

    He was crucial to the spread of the protocols that underpin today’s internet (and gave Queen Elizabeth her own email address).

  78. What You Need to Know About 5G in 2020 Technology, January 8

    After years of hype, carriers like AT&T and Verizon are giving consumers clarity on what their next-generation cellular networks will realistically do.

  79. What You Need to Know About 5G in 2020 Technology, January 8

    After years of hype, carriers like AT&T and Verizon are giving consumers clarity on what their next-generation cellular networks will realistically do.

  80. Is the Viral Non-Ad Ad the Future of Advertising? Magazine, January 8

    A “branded narrative” from Renault pushes the boundary of just how far an ad can go to avoid selling its product.

  81. Major TikTok Security Flaws Found Technology, January 8

    The vulnerabilities, which the app says it has fixed, could have let attackers manipulate content and extract personal data.

  82. When Politicians Get a License to Lie Opinion, January 7

    Newsworthiness is responsibility with an asterisk.

  83. Inside the Billion-Dollar Battle Over .Org Technology, January 7

    A private equity firm wants to buy the internet domain used by nonprofits. A group of online pioneers says it is not the place to maximize profits.

  84. F.B.I. Asks Apple to Help Unlock Two iPhones Technology, January 7

    The request could reignite a fight between the Silicon Valley giant and law enforcement over access to encrypted technology.

  85. Why You Should Take a Close Look at What Tracks You Opinion, January 7

    It might help you manage your privacy.

  86. Lord of the Rings, 2020 and Stuffed Oreos: Read the Andrew Bosworth Memo Technology, January 7

    Mr. Bosworth, a Facebook executive, weighed in on the platform’s role in political polarization.

  87. Don’t Tilt Scales Against Trump, Facebook Executive Warns Technology, January 7

    In an internal memo, Andrew Bosworth said he “desperately” wanted the president to lose. But, he said, the company should avoid hurting Mr. Trump’s campaign.

  88. Sonos, Squeezed by the Tech Giants, Sues Google Technology, January 7

    The maker of home speakers said Google and Amazon stole its technology and abused their power, but it could only risk suing one.

  89. A Team of Engineers Invented a Brick-Laying Robot. This Is Their Story. Books, January 7

    Jonathan Waldman’s book “SAM” explores the potential of automating masonry, and the true believers who did their best to make it happen.

  90. The Superpowers of Super-Thin Materials Science, January 7

    In materials science, 2-D is the new 3-D.

  91. Facebook Says It Will Ban ‘Deepfakes’ Technology, January 7

    The company said it would remove videos altered by artificial intelligence in ways meant to mislead viewers.

  92. Government Website Is Hacked With Pro-Iran Messages U.S., January 6

    Officials were still investigating the attack, which was consistent with the work of low-level Iranian nationalist hackers looking for easy American targets, experts said.

  93. Awash in Disinformation Before Vote, Taiwan Points Finger at China Technology, January 6

    The self-governing island is on high alert for digital-age trickery and deception that Beijing might be using to try to swing a crucial election.

  94. 4 Things to Know About YouTube’s New Children Privacy Practices Technology, January 6

    The video service is making several changes after a settlement with federal and state regulators.

  95. Your Digital Detox May Be Toxic for Advertising Business, January 5

    Companies spent $99 billion on mobile ads last year even as some made commercials that acknowledge the downside of smartphones.

  96. Silicon Valley’s Newest Rival: The Banks of the Hudson New York, January 5

    Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google will soon have 20,000 workers in New York City, many in offices on the West Side.

  97. U.S. Military Branches Block Access to TikTok App Amid Pentagon Warning U.S., January 4

    The Department of Defense advised military personnel to remove the Chinese-owned social media application from government-issued and personal smartphones.

  98. Homeland Security Sees ‘No Specific, Credible Threat’ From Iran, but Warns of Cyberattacks U.S., January 3

    The leaders of the Department of Homeland Security met to hash over threats from Iran amid concerns that the department has become more focused on immigration than terrorism.

  99. Parking Meters Are Rejecting Credit Cards in Y2K-Type Glitch New York, January 3

    A vendor failed to update software, causing meters in New York City to malfunction, officials said.

  100. The Week in Tech: Our Hidden Gems of 2019 Business, January 3

    The best stories that you might have missed.

  101. Tell Me Everything Interactive, January 3

    This wasn’t “1984”; Aunt Nettie wasn’t Big Brother. Indeed, some called her Big Mother.

  102. A Charm Against All That Interactive, January 3

    Oz is a place where everything’s watched but nothing’s canceled.

  103. Hype House and the Los Angeles TikTok Mansion Gold Rush Style, January 3

    The city is home to a land rush of “collab houses,” where the content creators are getting younger and younger.

  104. A Tech Insider Stylishly Chronicles Her Industry’s ‘Uncanny Valley’ Books, January 3

    Anna Wiener’s memoir captures the dreams, delusions and general absurdity of Silicon Valley in indelible detail.

  105. From the Analyst Sifting Through Our Digital Traces Interactive, January 3

    Surveillance is a song that turns off the songs you could be singing.

  106. My Phones Interactive, January 3

    I am one of those fifty billion green pings moving through Central Park or the Pentagon.

  107. At SoftBank’s Jewel in India: ‘Toxic’ Culture and Troubling Incidents Technology, January 2

    Oyo aims to be the world’s biggest hotel chain. But its growth was fueled by questionable practices, employees said.

  108. How to Make Friends Online the Old-Fashioned Way (Buying Clothes Together) Style, January 2

    Facebook groups and Instagram accounts celebrate indie brands, creating communities that mingle commerce, reuse and friendship.

  109. Only You Can Prevent Dystopia Opinion, January 1

    How to survive the internet in 2020. (It’s not going to be easy.)

  110. Pika-Who? How Pokémon Go Confused the Canadian Military World, January 1

    “We should almost hire a 12-year-old to help us out with this,” an official wrote.

  111. The Tech That Will Invade Our Lives in 2020 Technology, January 1

    From smart homes to ultrafast wireless speeds, here’s what to watch.

  112. The Best Things We Bought in 2019 Smarter Living, December 31

    From a killer fly swatter to a family-worthy cargo bike, these are the things we bought this year that made our lives easier and a lot more fun.

  113. California Wanted to Protect Uber Drivers. Now It May Hurt Freelancers. Technology, December 31

    A state law meant to protect workers at companies like Uber and Lyft takes effect on Wednesday. Some say it will limit their prospects.

  114. ‘The New York Times Millennium Issue’ Reader Center, December 31

    Twenty years ago at The Times, the turn from 1999 to 2000 was commemorated with Champagne, filet mignon, a jazz band — and more than a little Y2K anxiety.

  115. Letter of Recommendation: Dumb Robot Vacuums Magazine, December 31

    They’re poorly constructed and easily confused — but mine is the only gadget I can trust.

  116. Uber and Postmates File Suit to Block California Freelancer Law Technology, December 30

    The ride-hailing company and the delivery start-up are seeking an injunction against the new law, which takes effect Jan. 1.

  117. The 2019 Good Tech Awards Technology, December 30

    It’s true! Some tech companies had a positive social impact this year.

  118. Adiós a la apatía, un recuento de la década en Español, December 30

    En estos diez años han sucedido momentos que definirán nuestro futuro, pero hemos estado demasiado absortos en las pantallas de nuestros celulares para percatarnos. Llegó la hora de soltar los celulares y pasar a la acción.