If the past teaches us anything, it will happen one day. In fact, the process might have already started.
The tech industry’s obsession with “frictionless” design has been the source of innumerable problems.
A House committee grilled Sundar Pichai, the chief executive of Google, about a variety of issues, including worries about personal data and complaints about search results.
Meng Wanzhou, a Huawei executive who American authorities want to extradite from Canada on fraud charges, was granted bail of 10 million dollars on Tuesday.
Even during a year of division and fear of the future in many corners of America, the Fixes column found people trying to make things better — and succeeding.
The retailer is now making its own server chips. It’s the latest sign that big internet outfits are willing to cut out longtime suppliers.
On the second day of a bail hearing for Meng Wanzhou, a top Huawei executive who is accused of fraud, her lawyers laid out the reasons she was not a flight risk.
Her device freed secretaries from the typewriter. But as word processing became ubiquitous, it helped eliminate their jobs.
The decision is the latest turn in a broad legal battle between the companies. But they disagreed about its impact on iPhone sales in China.
America’s global dominance in technology requires fierce competition at home, not the coddling of monopolies.
Smartphone apps track a staggering amount of data about our whereabouts every day. That data has become a hot commodity.
Hundreds of apps can follow your movements and share the details with advertisers, retailers and even hedge funds. Here’s how to limit the snooping.
Dozens of companies use smartphone locations to help advertisers and even hedge funds. They say it’s anonymous, but the data shows how personal it is.
Reporters tested apps made for both Android and iOS, evaluated app code and examined the companies receiving the data.
China is pushing hard for the release of a tech executive, while still trying to follow up on President Trump’s recent truce in trade frictions.
A trove of secret internal Facebook documents were released by a British parliamentary committee as part of an investigation into misinformation and user data.
A tweet from Mr. Giuliani now links to an anti-Trump page. The president’s lawyer blamed Twitter, but the culprit was his own typo (plus a prankster in Atlanta).
How do we govern in the age that will begin with the 2020 election?
New research from Microsoft says that far fewer people have broadband internet access than government statistics have shown.
A technology that could revolutionize our concept of trust faces a major stumbling block.
We need to identify, disqualify and regulate chatbots before they destroy political speech.
Many in the United States believed that capitalism would never work without political freedom. Then China began to rise.
Con artistry can charm us as much as it enrages us. And lately, it seems ubiquitous.
Coders are creating apps and databases to help tenants find information about buildings and landlords, and even navigate housing court.
Some users seemed less surprised by the security breach than by the fact that they had a Quora account in the first place.
China is investing in quantum encryption that could be far tougher to crack than today’s security methods. Now the United States is trying to catch up.
The app is a throwback to a time before the commercialization of internet influence, when web culture consisted mainly of harmless weirdos trying to make each other laugh.
The biggest roadblock to your productivity is the smartphone on your desk.
After the success of Nintendo’s two retro consoles, other developers are mining their vaults and resurfacing old games and hardware.
The New York Times and Wirecutter bring you this indispensable guide to the best tech gifts of the holiday season.
The social media company is facing plenty of issues. Kevin Roose wonders how many of its executives understand that Facebook has more than just a P.R. crisis.
Sarfraz Maredia is the public face of a kinder Uber. But New York’s cap on new vehicles could make it difficult for the app to keep growing.
The New York City Council has introduced a bill with bipartisan sponsorship aimed at curtailing technology-enabled sexual harassment.
Facebook’s second in command wanted an examination of the billionaire’s financial ties after he delivered a blistering speech about tech companies.
The boxer and the rapper did not disclose that they were paid $150,000 to promote Centra’s virtual currency last year. Regulators announced charges against them on Thursday.
Just a few years ago, Microsoft was seen as a lumbering has-been. Now it’s a contender for the title of the world’s most valuable company.
In the age of image abundance, purges are a way of life.
The police outside New Delhi raided fake tech-support centers that sent false warnings to Americans and Canadians and then charged to “fix” the nonexistent infection.
The suspects chose targets with the means to pay ransom and a need to put their systems back online quickly, law enforcement officials said.
“Do You Have a Moral Duty to Leave Facebook?” an Op-Ed asked. Our readers say yes, it depends and don’t “scapegoat” Facebook.
Getting a big group together this time of year can be a hassle. So spare everyone the endless phone notifications and email threads and try these methods instead.
Katie Rogers’s beat is full of real-time digital moments. One tip to keep on top of it: If you call insiders from a blocked number, they’ll think you’re the White House and answer.
New Jersey’s legalization of sports betting has led to stepped-up surveillance and data-gathering at casinos and racetracks, and online.
In his final State of the Art column, Farhad Manjoo reflects on the industry’s changes and presents a new guide for navigating the future of technology.
At a hearing in London, officials from nine countries criticized the social network and said they planned to release internal Facebook documents soon.
Jihadists and right-wing extremists use remarkably similar social media strategies.
A 26-year-old man has been accused of impersonating a teenage girl online to lure hundreds of boys into sending him explicit images and of abusing some of them offline.
The burdens and perils of the pedestal.
Readers respond to a column by Bret Stephens about Facebook and other Silicon Valley giants.
False rumors of child kidnappers have gone viral on WhatsApp in India, prompting fearful mobs to kill two dozen innocent people since April
It may not look like much — more cute toy than futuristic marvel — but this robot is at the center of an experiment in France to change care for elderly patients.
Very little escapes scrutiny from witty online commentators.
Definers, an import from Washington to Silicon Valley, thrived with opposition research and a fishy campaign to push Apple’s C.E.O. for president.
A year ago, Bitcoin and other digital currencies were booming. Here’s why things look so much bleaker now.
The Italian luxury brand said its Instagram accounts had been hacked after racist messages purportedly from one of its designers were made public. But some in China aren’t buying that.
Holiday gatherings offer a great time to create a multimedia digital archive of interviews with your relatives so they can share their memories with the current — and future — branches of the tree.
It’s easy to leave behind digital evidence when talking to sources — or to friends. Here’s how Kate Conger, a tech reporter, reduces that exposure.
Hackers go after supply lines and customer information in manufacturing computer systems, which are often not wellprotected.
In 2018, hefty fiscal stimulus has buoyed the markets and helped America shrug off risks. That safeguard looks set to be weakened next year.
Labor organizers and researchers said they had not heard of Amazon previously coming to the table after worker pressure, even for private discussions.
High fees and low interest rates have provided an opening for a new generation of finance start-ups to compete with the big banks.
Investors have soured on the stocks of Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Alphabet since the start of October, wiping out their gains in market value this year.
For better and worse, humans are only improving their ability to deceive themselves with technology.
Uber retreated from many towns in Germany in 2015 after battling regulators. Now the ride-hailing company has re-entered the city of Düsseldorf.
The leaders of one Indian state gave 2.9 million smartphones to residents, then used them to campaign for re-election. Others may copy the model.
Completing someone else’s thought is not an easy trick for A.I. But new systems are starting to crack the code of natural language.
The internet was supposed to set the world free. But China likes its walled-off and censored version just fine.
Facebook’s co-founder and other executives, including Sheryl Sandberg, answered employees’ questions after a New York Times investigation of the company.
Tech giants have found key allies among Democrats for years, a bond strengthened through mutual interests and campaign donations. But a year of scandals has forced a reckoning in Washington.
The Film Scouts website let Ms. Riesman indulge her love of movies but also showed her early prescience about the power of the internet.
Joel Waldfogel’s new book concludes that the massive disruption the internet has wrought on the creative industries has created a pop culture renaissance.
Diane Greene, who has run Google Cloud for three years, will be replaced by a former Oracle executive.
Mike Dickison was a museum curator when he turned to another form of curating, teaching fellow New Zealanders how to beef up their country’s presence on the website.
The internet retailer took 14 months to decide on a second headquarters. Surprise! There will be two of them, and skeptics have plenty to chew on.
It’s time to treat Facebook like the ruthless monopoly it is.
A rock band went on tour in the U.K. and nobody came. Then it got weird.
Mr. Zuckerberg said that he wouldn’t step down as chairman and that his No. 2, Sheryl Sandberg, was “doing great work” despite questions about their management.
The opposition research firm had focused on the internet company’s competition. But ahead of a Senate hearing it had a new target: senators.
Crystal City in Virginia and Long Island City in Queens are about to become home to an internet giant. They will probably never appear the same again.
A job at Facebook is plum. But at a recent university hackathon, some young engineers showed a changing attitude toward working at the social network.
The toxic smoke is a bleak backdrop and an apt metaphor for where Silicon Valley finds itself.
A variety of apps can help you keep track of home maintenance tasks and put a little fun into the tedious side of homeownership.
The infinite retailer appears to be ushering untold numbers of stealth brands into your life, even as it plans to take over the East Coast. If you like Ween Charm, you’ll love Austin Mill!
The social network faced scrutiny for working with the consulting firm, which tried to discredit critics and rivals of the Silicon Valley giant.
Russian meddling, data sharing, hate speech — the social network faced one scandal after another. This is how Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg responded.
An investigation by The New York Times revealed how Facebook fought back against critics during a flood of crises — with delays, denials and an influence campaign in Washington.
Reporting on secretive technology companies sometimes means finding people who don’t want to be found. Jack Nicas, who covers Apple, relies on some old-school methods.
The city has what the company wants, talent. Why pay them $1.5 billion to come?
JBG Smith is the largest landowner in a Virginia area some have called a ghost town. That could change fast with Amazon’s new office plans.
Uber, which is moving toward a public debut next year, said its net loss was more than $1 billion in the third quarter.
To help shoppers get started, here’s a cheat sheet of the products to track, and the ones to ignore.
The car-hailing services, battling for riders, will now offer customers points that can add up to free trips and other perks.
The Bay Area in California remains the nation’s high-tech epicenter. But New York’s tech work force has been growing impressively.
Eager candidates offered name changes, helipads and even cactuses to entice the company into setting up shop.
The skills needed for cybersecurity jobs aren’t easy to learn in the classroom.
How technology and masturbation tamed the sexual revolution.
Google Photos, introduced in 2015, has become one of the most emotionally resonant pieces of technology today. It is also shaping our narratives along the way.
Iddris Sandu has written code for Instagram and Twitter, and counts Barack Obama as a fan.
Want to share photos this holiday season (and other times)? We have recommendations for cards, photo books, and photo printing services.
After meeting with the governor and mayor, Amazon decided the men could put aside their differences, and it began to iron out a package worth over a billion dollars.
The billionaire Richard Liu, who has denied wrongdoing, was in Minneapolis attending a relatively new and lucrative academic program when he was arrested.
For years, Facebook struck deals that gave device makers access to troves of user data. A disclosure to Congress details the company’s lax oversight of those partnerships.
The Trump administration, leery of limiting its options, chose not to sign on to the nonbinding pact put forward by President Emmanuel Macron of France.
Amazon promises tens of thousands of new jobs, but should we expect more than that?