Executives are permitted to disclose market-moving information on social media. But Mr. Musk has provided regulators ample opportunity to re-examine the policy.
Drivers flocked to the offices of the ride-hail apps to register before the city’s freeze on new for-hire vehicles goes into effect.
The old boundaries of the human self are being blurred by technology. The risks are real, but the potential is astounding.
Biometrics are moving way beyond fingerprints: To fight fraud, companies are building databases on people’s behaviors and movements.
Google’s recent update to the browser warns users when websites aren’t automatically protecting their communication.
A policy meeting that does not result in any significant decisions is still revealing in itself about the state of Twitter.
It’s time to update our stereotypes.
As exasperating as the debate about tech giants’ role in policing content may be for Americans, people in China can only dream of having such discussions.
Political and market forces have changed since Mayor Bill de Blasio lost in his bid to institute a cap on for-hire vehicles three years ago.
Chinese investors poured billions into online lending platforms. Now some can’t get their money back.
In the age of online shaming, we should push ourselves to consider the collective consequences of our actions.
Pioneer, an experimental fund, is using the Silicon Valley model to find and nurture people who have talent but lack opportunity.
If your friends are getting email messages you didn’t send, someone may be forging your address on spammy activities.
The City Council voted on Wednesday to cap Uber vehicles and other ride-hail services.
Days after Google, Facebook and Apple removed Infowars content, the app from the right-wing conspiracy site has surged in downloads.
When it comes to online comments and discourse and what you can do to limit their toxicity, you only have a certain amount of power. The real leverage lies with the tech companies.
The New York City Council is expected to vote on Wednesday on a cap for Uber vehicles and other ride-hail services.
Neil Irwin, who covers economics for The Upshot, often turns to “Fred,” a site full of economic data that is maintained by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.
Built-in utilities and third-party programs let you connect and control another computer so you can provide personal tech support to family and friends over the internet.
The rules that Apple, Google, Facebook and Twitter follow in their roles as arbiters of online speech are often vague. Critics say they are arbitrary.
Advocates asked the site to allow research exceptions to its bans on creating fake accounts and the use of digital tools that automatically download large amounts of data for analysis.
The maker of Snapchat said it lost 3 million daily active users in the latest quarter, following similar drops or flattening growth from Facebook and Twitter.
“Hate speech” is extraordinarily vague and subjective. Libel and slander are not.
Meet the accelerometer, a small sensor in your device that knows which way is up and if you’re in motion.
Many foreign internet giants are blocked, leaving some young Chinese to wonder what those services even are — and reinforcing Beijing’s ideological control.
As New York City moves to limit for-hire vehicles, yellow-cab and Uber drivers are both hopeful that the proposal could ease their financial plight.
The Times is printed at 27 locations and takes a trip — by truck or by plane, sometimes thousands of miles — to get to you. Timing is everything.
Artificial intelligence software is making its presence felt in subtle ways, in an unglamorous place: the back office.
The nation state is trumpeted. The nation state is redundant.
The fitness company selling stationary bikes and subscriptions to live classes once confused investors. Now, after new financing of $550 million, it’s the toast of Silicon Valley.
The company is investing $2.35 billion to make it easier to use apps and services securely from afar. Expect similar deals soon.
Every SoftBank investment can make waves, just like the $240 million one in Brandless that it made this week.
Making your own audio show can be fun and relatively inexpensive, but you should have a plan and get the right gear before you hit the Record button.
A look at how Apple’s trillion-dollar value stacks up against other companies and entire industries.
Apple has become the first publicly traded American company to be worth $1,000,000,000,000. It’s not all good news.
Apple is part of a group of giant companies that dominate the United States economy. That is good for financial markets, but not necessarily for everyone else.
Steve Jobs said Apple was 90 days from bankruptcy in 1997. Now it is the first publicly traded American company to be worth $1 trillion.
Doctors and public health workers in San Francisco are preparing to track injuries from electric scooters and the other transportation services blossoming in the city.
The newest students are transforming the way schools serve and educate them, including sending presidents and deans to Instagram and Twitter.
Before giving your device to a family member or selling it to someone else, be sure to erase all the content and remove your accounts.
There are still large barriers ahead if the company really does plan to launch search and news services in the country.
A fringe online movement makes a front-and-center appearance at a televised event for President Trump.
Some tracking scripts may be harmless. But others are designed to recognize I.P. addresses and embed cookies that collect information prized by advertisers.
Google withdrew from China in 2010 to protest the country’s censorship. Now the internet giant is working on a search engine that complies with Chinese censorship rules.
Facebook’s earnings report sent tech stocks cratering. But don’t let that fool you: Apple, Google, Facebook, Amazon and Microsoft are still on their way to dominating the future.
Alex Stamos, Facebook’s chief security officer, is joining Stanford to teach and to examine the role of security and technology in society.
Videos that start without your consent are prominent across the web. Our tech columnist explains how the industry got here and what we can do.
Cameo is the “Being John Malkovich” of apps.
David M. Halbfinger, The Times’s Jerusalem bureau chief, found Google Translate useful in Israeli and Palestinian territory, but Waze sometimes reaches a dead end.
Can’t locate that file you were working in a few days ago and can’t remember what you called it? Here are some places to look.
Cody Wilson is engaged in a legal fight to distribute blueprints for printing 3-D weapons. He calls his efforts “a pretty mainline American idea.”
A proposed ordinance would ban employee cafeterias in new construction, encouraging tech workers to leave the office to buy their meals.
Cody Wilson, a Texas champion of gun rights and anarchists, had said he would post blueprints for 3-D printed plastic guns on Wednesday.
Before the social network makes automatic videos of your photos, tell it the names of the people you don’t wish to see in the clips.
Legislators, officials and activists around the country are rushing to stop a company from posting blueprints for “ghost guns” this week.
From digital helpmates like Siri to computer-generated Instagram models like Lil Miquela, feminized tech is all around us. Are actual human women starting to look a little bit unreal? Episode 2 of our video series.
Dogs are order. Cats are chaos. Dogs are loyal and compliant. Cats are … not. Why has the internet suddenly switched its allegiance? Episode 1 of our video series.
Dogs are order. Cats are chaos. Dogs are loyal and compliant. Cats are … not. Why has the internet suddenly switched its allegiance?
A U.S. senator and a panel in Britain’s House of Commons have offered some of the first firm suggestions to address issues relating to privacy and misinformation.
In the age of the selfie, we spend a lot of time showing off our faces. But lately a different body part is vying for attention. What are our hands trying to tell us?
From digital helpmates like Siri to computer-generated models like Lil Miquela, feminized tech is all around us. Are actual human women starting to look a little bit unreal?
Like a puppy, a sourdough starter is a living organism. Unlike a puppy, you get to eat it.
Mike Cagney lost his job as chief executive of Social Finance after a board investigation into sexual misconduct. Some of those board members have since funded his next venture.
The performance of social media companies depends on avoiding scandals and protecting users. Will investors come to see that?
A Facebook suspension and a YouTube probation, for videos that violated policies, followed weeks of controversy over Mr. Jones, who oversees Infowars.
Why the week’s most important technology story involved the tragic slaying of a young woman at a train station in San Francisco’s East Bay.
Android and iOS have a setting to mute alerts, calls and notifications when you need some peace and quiet, but you can still let important calls ring through.
The European Union imposed a $5.1 billion penalty on Google last week. It is hard to find an antitrust expert who endorses the case’s logic or outcome.
An accusation that Twitter was suppressing conservative political views drew the attention of President Trump. Here’s what’s really going on.
The online retailer’s profits exceeded expectations but its revenues did not, leading to a muted response from Wall Street.
The plunge in Facebook’s stock is a stark reminder of the dangers of giving high-flying companies the benefit of the doubt.
The errors emerged as part of a test by the A.C.L.U. that compared the photos of all federal lawmakers against a database of 25,000 publicly available mug shots.
A browser that’s set to compress or block images, ads and other bandwidth-hogging parts of a web page can save you megabytes.
China is getting richer, and its economy is going higher-end. But the online bazaar Pinduoduo has found that plenty of people still love cheap stuff.
For a moment it seemed like the world’s biggest social network had established a beachhead in the world’s largest internet market. But only for a moment.
Smartphone video, now used to document abuses across the globe, has been crucial in telling the outside world about Syria’s war, says Anne Barnard, Beirut bureau chief for The Times.
Big tech companies are asking themselves where their responsibilities start and stop. Sorting that out will be complicated and may end up increasing their power.
Apple has a range of models in its tablet line, but you may not need the most expensive one to suit your image-editing needs.
Strategies for traveling without letting your phone keep you from enjoying your trip.
In the past two decades, antitrust enforcement in the United States has been much less strict than in Europe.
Richard Liu, chairman of the e-commerce giant JD.com, was identified as the host of a 2015 party in Sydney after which an assault was alleged to have taken place.
Microsoft has a collection of little programs that try to fix problems on your Windows PC, but depending on your system, the success rate can be hit or miss.
In our 10-episode video series, Amanda Hess decodes the culture of the internet, the super-fun hellscape in which we live out our days.
Can technology make gardening less intimidating? We tested three new landscape design tools to find out.
Less than a week after the European Union fined Google $5.1 billion for abusing its dominance in smartphones, the tech giant still posted big profits.
Millions of smart TVs in American homes are tracking everything you watch for the sake of advertisers. If that doesn’t sit right with you, here’s how to turn it off.
If you have gotten a message from someone who claims to have dirt on you — and shows off, as proof, a password you’ve previously used — here’s what happened.
Some in China are building a future that isn’t quite ready. Still, the exuberance may be a good thing, as useful products find their place and bad ones disappear.
When the tech systems go down at a company with 55 restaurants in 13 states, a good disaster recovery plan is essential.
Companies try to lock people into buying their products without comparison shopping. But consumers can fight back, an economist says.
Mozilla’s overhaul of its flagship browser is incompatible with certain add-ons, but you can still rescue your saved passwords with a little extra effort.
Mark Zuckerberg, the company’s chief executive, prompted outrage after his attempt to explain its stance on hate speech and misinformation — and the difference between the two.
As it prepares to list shares on the Nasdaq, the fast-growing online marketplace has been hit by a complaint that it allows sales of knockoff diapers.
European and American officials need to find more effective ways to ensure competition in industries dominated by a handful of big players.
Majority-black cities, like my hometown near Pittsburgh, want to be part of the tech revival. Companies should do more to include them.
President Trump has repeatedly criticized the European Union for what he insists are its unfair trading practices.
The European Union fined Google a record $5.1 billion. But the ruling will probably have little effect on current Android users.
The European Union fined Google a record $5.1 billion. But the ruling will probably have little effect on current Android users.
If the thought of saving a huge folder of photo files in a different format makes you tired, perk up. You can do them all at once, and you may not even need expensive software.
European officials hit the internet giant with the record penalty for abusing its power in the smartphone market, the region’s latest move to rein in the clout of tech companies.
The United States government once invested mightily to build the modern world. Now it has abdicated that role to a foreign rival.
Our newly engaged tech columnist tried to use tech to plan his wedding. He was immediately overwhelmed by the complexity of the process.
David Streitfeld has covered technology for years for The Times. He thinks the Luddites are misunderstood.
Tired of seeing your friends as initials in tinted circles? If they don’t have a profile photo already, you can add your own to their address-book entries.
A smoke-and-mirrors effort by Mr. Trump after being briefed extensively on the specific roles by Russian military commanders to tamper with the 2016 presidential election.
Every day, cybercrooks inflict immense harm on real victims across our country and around the world. Will Trump protest?
Apple may prevent you from swapping out some of its own apps for your preferred defaults, but you can at least get your choices within easy reach.
With deals collectively worth billions of dollars at stake, the pressure is on advertisers and viral performers on sites like YouTube and Instagram to find the right match.
The Fed chairman will testify before panels in the House and Senate, and the Commerce Department will holding hearings on auto tariffs.