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After meeting Alan Turing, Mr. Brooker went to work at the University of Manchester and wrote the programming language for the first commercial computer.
We went to one of the world’s biggest oil fields with an infrared camera to find out what’s leaking into the sky.
Companies are figuring out how to deal with a new law that gives individuals the right to see, delete and stop the sale of the personal information about them.
“Killing in the Age of Algorithms” is a New York Times documentary examining the future of artificial intelligence and warfare.
Liu Jingyao, a college student, describes what it’s like to be slut-shamed by 800 million people.
A tank that drives itself. A drone that picks its own targets. A machine gun with facial-recognition software. Sound like science fiction? Weapons powered by artificial intelligence are already here.
Avoid the murky waters of trolldom.
The job pays up to 50,000 pounds a year (about $67,000), with weekends off and free lunch, according to Buckingham Palace.
Such an action would seek to block a technical integration of WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and Instagram, people familiar with the matter said.
Thumbnail images in electronic health records provide insights into the patients we care for.
Every purchase evokes his design of the rectangular Universal Product Code. But although it became ubiquitous, he received no royalties.
At $249, Apple’s noise-canceling wireless earbuds are a strong contender in the high-end earphones market.
Smartphones and other devices have long been maligned as distractions in university classrooms. But when employed strategically, many educators find them useful.
A new policy is a response to criticism that the video service hasn’t done enough to curb bad behavior by users.
Taylor Lorenz, who writes about internet culture, explains how she keeps her finger on the pulse.
Hot Wheels big and small, smartphone holders, night-vision aids and more.
A shadow network of mini school buses that serves riders largely neglected by New York’s transit system has a new app.
The legislation, responding to an investigation in The New York Times, would make tech companies more responsible for retaining data about abuse.
What happened while you were watching impeachment hearings.
A new law would give the country’s 1.3 billion people more power over data collected by companies but allow the government to exempt itself from the rules.
With 1.5 billion users, Facebook’s WhatsApp is perhaps the world’s most commonly used encrypted communications platform.
Major nonprofits and other organizations have pledged millions of dollars toward groups that are taking on corporate giants.
Major nonprofits and other organizations have pledged millions of dollars toward groups trying to build a modern trust-busting movement.
Giant tech stocks have posted a remarkable year, shrugging off the trade war, bipartisan political hostility and regulatory threats.
Foreign meddling was once the most feared source of online deception before critical elections. Now, some candidates themselves are turning to such manipulative tactics.
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In a legal complaint, Amazon said that the president attacked the company behind the scenes to harm its C.E.O., Jeff Bezos, “his perceived political enemy.”
In a legal complaint, Amazon said the president had attacked it behind the scenes to harm its C.E.O., Jeff Bezos, “his perceived political enemy.”
Military officials are trying to develop systems that instantly push intelligence to front-line forces, a development strategists say could help deter aggression by Russia and China.
Representative David Cicilline doesn’t just want to enforce the laws governing the tech industry. He wants to change them.
She told the conservative radio host Glenn Beck that the Confederate flag symbolized “service, sacrifice and heritage” for some people in her state until Dylann S. Roof “hijacked” it.
Don’t count on tech companies to keep online games and chat apps safe for children, experts warn. It’s all about “parental empowerment” and imposing limits.
The question isn’t so easy to answer. Also, Google’s founders stepped away just as their company enters a turbulent adulthood.
Racial discrimination by algorithms or by people is harmful — but that’s where the similarities end.
Despite Big Tech’s attempts to combat manipulation, companies that sell clicks, likes and followers on social media are easy to find.
It’s best to assume your work computer is monitored and act accordingly. Here are some less obvious tasks you should be mindful of.
In its first safety report, the ride-hailing company detailed sexual assaults, murders and fatal crashes through its platform.
Easy-to-use technology straight from Moscow for any aspiring strongman — at a low price.
We must realign our digital platforms with the values that make us human.
Africa’s perceived shortcomings are what will enable its strivers and hustlers to remake the continent as a global leader in growth and innovation.
You don’t have to be a nonprofit — or meet any special criteria at all — to secure a website in this respected domain.
Spotify is bringing people together in an unusual way.
How did eye shadow become the most sought-after item on high schoolers’ wish lists?
The commission took aim last month at the Chinese tech giant’s sales to telecom carriers in rural America.
Larry Page and Sergey Brin became billionaires thanks to the success of Google. But toward the end, they appeared happy to let someone else run it.
Several apps transform a memorable portrait or vacation shot into a “painting” suitable for hanging over the couch or sharing this holiday season.
Big Tech’s presence in the capital is unmistakable, and its interests intersect with more and more issues, says David McCabe, a tech policy reporter.
When an executive wrote about her house arrest in Canada, an outcry about a former employee’s treatment arose on social media.
The social network is exploring new product areas through a team dedicated to building the company’s future.
The 30-second ad, which features a man giving a woman a Peloton Bike for the holidays, inspired parodies on social media and comparisons to “Black Mirror.”
Sundar Pichai, who has run Google for several years, is taking the reins from Larry Page as Alphabet’s C.E.O.
Here’s a way for you to make a difference.
A personal-injury lawyer in Houston is using an unusual argument to try to upend the internet’s most vital law.
The cat, with a droopy-tongued face that endeared her to legions of fans, suffered from feline dwarfism.
The “Liam Bot” teaches employees what to say if friends or family ask difficult questions about the company over the holidays.
A report by the Office of the United States Trade Representative renewed a conflict between the countries, which had negotiated a temporary truce in August.
Parents who use the Dexcom G6 depend on alarms on their phones if their children’s blood sugar levels are dangerous. They say the outage put them at risk.
The company, accused by the E.U. of stifling competition, is trying a tool in Ireland that would allow users to move photos and videos to Google.
In the wake of an internet shutdown, one human rights researcher sifts through video evidence of atrocities.
The actor and environmentalist released a statement on Saturday after President Jair Bolsonaro falsely accused him of funding the fires recently set in the Amazon rainforest.
My quest to imagine a different reality.
For most people, it’s the click that brings a package to their door. But a look at Baltimore shows how Amazon may now reach into Americans’ daily existence in more ways than any corporation in history.
Eastern Europe’s cybercriminals are highly sophisticated. Can they be coaxed into more honest work?
Rowan Winch is 15. He’s a businessman.
Las tarjetas de regalo y los cargadores de teléfonos no son buenos obsequios. Pero esas ideas pueden transformarse en productos que, quienes los reciban, realmente usarán.
The tech giant, following Google and others, has bowed to Russian demands that its apps not show Crimea as belonging to Ukraine on digital maps seen in Russia.
The video app said it would review its policies after a 17-year-old in New Jersey who discussed Chinese detention camps was locked out of her account.
AT&T, Verizon and other wireless carriers agreed to let consumers use a technology that makes it easier to switch carriers, the Justice Department said.
There’s a problem with tech companies using dual-class stock schemes: They can work well until they do not.
Your family is boring. There’s an app, or card game, for that.
Many people joining the newsroom are digitally savvy and helping media with a digital transition, says Theodore Kim, who runs fellowships and internships.
Augmented reality and virtual reality are opening doors to new experiences for artists and the public.
Gift cards and phone chargers make terrible presents. But those ideas can be transformed into gifts that people will cherish.
The U.S.-China divide isn’t just about trade.
The authorities say “six main elements” of unrest in Tehran were arrested. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he had received nearly 20,000 videos and other evidence from Iran of a violent suppression.
The app faced renewed questions about whether it censors material after it removed an American’s video about Muslims in China.
Besides a worker shortage, demand for “green” practices and technology are shifting the ground under a job that has long been tough to fill.
As groups join a coalition against the internet giant, a new report underlines its troubling impact in warehouse towns.
A company memo said they had been dismissed “for clear and repeated violations of our data security policies.”
Watch — very closely — as these A.I. engineers create ultrarealistic videos that will have you questioning reality.
I’m won over to a day with people, not screens.
I wanted the web to serve humanity. It’s not too late to live up to that promise.
Colleagues at many of Nexstar Media Group’s nearly 200 television stations jokingly offered prayers and created a shrine for Nick Vasos, who started trending on Twitter.
Researchers are creating tools to find A.I.-generated fake videos before they become impossible to detect. Some experts fear it is a losing battle.
Sacha Baron Cohen is the latest champion of a theory with limited empirical support.
After a week of unrest over fuel prices and an internet blackout, the authorities said the protests were over. “This is not a system that will be shaken by these stupid evils,” a cleric said.
The billionaire said he bought the symbolic domain name this month “to make sure someone didn’t do something crazy with it.”
“MCAS has to go,” a manager at Canada’s aviation regulator said in an email to global peers, referring to software in the Boeing plane.
The commission put new restrictions on money aimed at helping wireless carriers provide broadband to rural areas.
Some workers may be more exposed to artificial intelligence than previously thought. But worry more about automation’s threat to less skilled employees.
Public defenders lack access to gadgets and software that could keep their clients out of jail.
The social network is said to be discussing changes that include restricting how precisely campaigns can reach specific groups.
The move of entrepreneurs, engineers and venture investors away from the consumer internet and to enterprise software has piqued regulator interest.
Campaigns and some digital experts say the restrictions limit a tactic — microtargeting of voters — that they heavily rely on, while not aggressively addressing misinformation.
An investigation found that several sites owned by Ken LaCorte push inflammatory items — stories, petitions and the occasional conspiracy theory — to the public.
A Labour Party plan to provide government-sponsored broadband service has raised questions about how it would work, and who would pay for it.
President Trump said on Wednesday that he opened a facility that makes computers for Apple. It’s been operating since 2013.
The company says it is increasing the recording of rides to settle disputes between drivers and passengers and to improve safety.
The company said political ads would not be directed specifically to audiences based on their public voter records or political affiliations.
After nearly two years of unrest, the company appears to be cracking down on employee activism.
One way to help the planet is not to buy new tech, especially stuff the planet never needed, says Kendra Pierre-Louis, who reports on the environment.
Female-run businesses want to bring audio pornography to the imaginative, ethically conscious masses.
Readers including UNICEF, law enforcement and a child advocate respond to an article in our “Exploited” series.
The digital age ushered in new ways of reading — and revived old ones (the scroll and the ideogram). Could it also explain the rise of autofiction? Charles Finch considers.
The almost complete shutdown imposed over the weekend sets a new oppressive benchmark.
Rev was just a small start-up offering online transcriptions. Now it’s the latest symbol of a gig-economy company whose workers are fed up.
After years of on-and-off debate over nearly snoop-proof security, the industry is girding for new pressure from law enforcement around the world.
In “User Friendly,” Cliff Kuang and Robert Fabricant recount America’s long history of making products that take people’s needs into account.
Margrethe Vestager won praise for her oversight of the tech industry. Now, with more authority from the European Union, she envisions a more aggressive agenda.
The F.C.C. will vote this week on whether to ban federal subsidies from going to the Chinese telecom giant.
The search giant’s new console-free gaming service is a neat concept. But there are bugs and too many unknowns.
Law enforcement officials could potentially challenge Google, Facebook and others on fronts beyond potential antitrust violations.
You might want to think twice before plugging in at an airport or on the train.
Fresh off a multibillion-dollar loss on WeWork, SoftBank plans to shore up its domestic business with a big bet on Japan’s leading messaging app company.
Alex Zhu, the head of the Chinese-owned viral video app, is trying to assuage Washington’s fears. “I am quite optimistic,” he said.
The cash-and-stock offer “significantly undervalues HP and is not in the best interests of HP shareholders,” company officials wrote.
Some are preparing for a potential downturn by cutting spending and raising money earlier than planned. Just as they did before.
The special tech issue’s cover, and eight stories inside, are accompanied by playful photo illustrations by the artists Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari.
Millions of Americans move overseas every year, some for love, some for jobs and others to embrace new cultures. Here’s how you can join them.
The justices agreed to decide whether the search giant was liable for billions in a dispute over its Android operating system.
Twitter has said it will ban all political ads. But what is or isn’t a political message is often in the eye of the beholder.
Una sola tendencia tecnológica ha dominado la década de 2010: el teléfono inteligente. La tableta, resulta, es un celular enorme y la computadora personal, tanto de escritorio como la portátil, era una víctima inevitable. Descanse en paz.
A huge new survey shows that tech companies have failed to convince us that data collection is in our best interest.
Gig workers on Mechanical Turk, a platform run by Amazon, do computer-like tasks for pennies. Here’s what I learned when I joined their ranks.
A respiratory condition linked to vaping has caused more than 40 deaths and over 2,000 illnesses, according to United States health authorities.
We keep stumbling across examples of discrimination in algorithms, but that’s far better than their remaining hidden.
The signs were all around us. The city’s infrastructure can’t keep pace with the e-commerce boom.
Dipsea’s Gina Gutierrez spends her days setting investors straight and moderating “Hunks Brainstorm” sessions.
With surveillance gear cheaper and easier to use, security experts say checking your environment for cameras and microphones is not a crazy idea.
They already make every moment into consumable content. What can it become?
Our reporter takes you inside the weird, wild, low-wage world of Mechanical Turk.
The company said there should be an examination of whether political bias helped Microsoft win the bid.
The move by New Jersey could reverberate across the gig economy.
The sites said they would delete posts that include the purported name of the Ukraine whistle-blower. But the name keeps reappearing.
Tapping into nostalgia, Motorola announced the return of the sleek foldable phone. Some praised the update, while others sneered at the $1,500 price.
The company’s tools enable researchers to track huge numbers of people. But doctors do not yet know if it will significantly improve health outcomes.