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  1. Who Will Teach Silicon Valley To Be Ethical? Op Ed, Yesterday

    Some think chief ethics officers could help technology companies navigate political and social questions.

  2. The Next Tech Talent Shortage: Quantum Computing Researchers Business, Yesterday

    By some estimates, only 1,000 or so researchers can claim to understand the technology. Finding more could become a national security issue.

  3. From Agriculture to Art — the A.I. Wave Sweeps In Special Sections, Yesterday

    Artificial intelligence is a technology of discovery and low-cost prediction. That’s how A.I. is beginning to transform a wide variety of industries.

  4. How the Blockchain Could Break Big Tech’s Hold on A.I. Special Sections, October 20

    Several start-ups hope to use the technology introduced by Bitcoin to give broader access to the data and algorithms behind artificial intelligence.

  5. Republicans Find a Facebook Workaround: Their Own Apps Business, October 20

    Conservative political apps deliver curated partisan messages, free from the strictures and content guidelines imposed by Silicon Valley giants.

  6. Facebook Ads From Unknown Backer Take Aim at Brexit Plan Business, October 19

    The anonymous group’s campaign highlights Facebook’s continuing trouble with political advertising.

  7. Disinformation Spreads on WhatsApp Ahead of Brazilian Election Technology, October 19

    Facebook, which owns WhatsApp, is trying to prove it can curb the spread of false news. But the app’s design makes it difficult.

  8. A Harvest That Requires Flooding, Floating and Pumping Sunday Business, October 19

    Growing cranberries involves techniques that aren’t common on other American farms. In Wisconsin, the year-round work culminates in waterlogged weeks of autumn.

  9. In Liberal San Francisco, Tech Leaders Brawl Over Tax Proposal to Aid Homeless Business, October 19

    Jack Dorsey of Twitter and Marc Benioff of Salesforce, among others, are sparring over a Nov. 6 ballot initiative that would impose new corporate taxes.

  10. What Does He Do, Work in a Cave? Why, Yes Business Day, October 19

    A software company operates underground to keep data secure. Its chief seeks a Middle-earth effect in décor.

  11. The Week in Tech: Executives Pull Out of Saudi Conference Business, October 19

    Saudi Arabia’s investments in tech put some companies in a tough spot after evidence emerged that Saudi agents may have killed a dissident writer.

  12. Will There Be a Ban on Killer Robots? Technology, October 19

    A push for a global agreement on autonomous weapons is stalled, much to the chagrin of advocates who believe a treaty is urgently needed.

  13. Computer Stories: A.I. Is Beginning to Assist Novelists Special Sections, October 18

    Robin Sloan is using a homemade software program to supply phrases and images for his new book.

  14. Uncomplicated Technology, and Why It’s Always Worth Your Money Smarter Living, October 17

    If you believe the marketing, you’d think every new gadget will change your life — but many are confusing to use or doomed to obsolescence. Here’s how to determine whether your purchase will stand the test of time.

  15. An Eye for Photography, but a Google Suite for Events Business, October 17

    She was a photo editor. Now she’s an events manager. Whitney Richardson discusses how her career shift at The Times has changed her tech habits.

  16. Craig Newmark, Newspaper Villain, Is Working to Save Journalism Business, October 17

    The tech mogul, whose Craigslist site helped replace newspaper classifieds, has given $50 million to revitalize local reporting in New York — including a new gift on Wednesday.

  17. Uber and Lyft Charge Toward Potential I.P.O.s Next Year Business, October 16

    Bankers have told Uber that its public offering could be worth $120 billion. That puts it in rare company with the likes of Facebook and Alibaba.

  18. New York Attorney General Expands Inquiry Into Net Neutrality Comments Business, October 16

    The office is investigating the source of more than 22 million public comments submitted to the F.C.C. during the battle over internet regulation.

  19. Why It’s So Hard to Punish Companies for Data Breaches Op Ed, October 16

    It’s difficult to determine how and where companies like Facebook went wrong, which makes regulation challenging.

  20. Google to Charge Phone Makers for Android Apps in Europe Business, October 16

    To comply with a European antitrust ruling, Google will begin charging a licensing fee of handset makers.

  21. There May Soon Be Three Internets. America’s Won’t Necessarily Be the Best. Editorial, October 15

    A breakup of the web grants privacy, security and freedom to some, and not so much to others.

  22. U.S. Credit Card Giants Flout India’s New Law on Personal Data Business, October 15

    As India develops new rules governing the data of its residents, global firms are the first target. Companies say they need more time to comply.

  23. Infosys Built Its Global Machine With Indian Workers. Can It Adjust to Trump’s ‘Hire American’? Business, October 15

    Doing significantly more work in the United States, as the company is being pressured to do, would require an overhaul of its business model and corporate culture.

  24. The Google Pixel 3 Review: Phone’s Smarts Shine Through Its A.I.-Driven Camera Business, October 15

    Hardware innovations? Nope. Instead, Google is emphasizing software improvements — particularly for images — with its newest Pixel smartphones.

  25. A Genocide Incited on Facebook, With Posts From Myanmar’s Military Business, October 15

    With fake pages and sham accounts, the military targeted the mostly Muslim Rohingya minority group, said former military officials, researchers and civilian officials.

  26. M.I.T. Plans College for Artificial Intelligence, Backed by $1 Billion Business, October 15

    The goal, said L. Rafael Reif, the president of M.I.T., is to educate “the bilinguals of the future.” Blackstone’s Steven A. Schwarzman is contributing $350 million.

  27. How to Fix Fake News Op Ed, October 15

    Technology has given rise to an age of misinformation. But philosophy, and a closer look at our own social behavior, could help eliminate it.

  28. How an Unlikely Family History Website Transformed Cold Case Investigations Science, October 15

    Fifteen murder and sexual assault cases have been solved since April with a single genealogy website. This is how GEDmatch went from a casual side project to a revolutionary tool.

  29. Jeff Hawkins Is Finally Ready to Explain His Brain Research Business, October 14

    He created the mobile computing companies Palm and Handspring. But for decades his passion has been studying how the human brain works.

  30. Focusing on the Real Tech Problem Letters, October 14

    A management expert sees a need for a new business model and more oversight.

  31. Freelancers of the World, Unite in Despair! Op Ed, October 13

    A labor union for anyone who wants to feel like part of something bigger.

  32. Facebook Says Russian Firms ‘Scraped’ Data, Some for Facial Recognition Business, October 12

    On the same day the company announced it had purged domestic sources of disinformation, it said it had blocked two companies, one of them with Russian government clients.

  33. The Week in Tech: Fears of the Supply Chain in China Business, October 12

    For a week now, people have been buzzing about an article that sounded as if it had come from a high-tech spy thriller. Does it point to larger problems?

  34. Big Bets Are Great, When They Are Right Sunday Business, October 12

    Focused investing can be risky, but growth stocks and high-conviction bets helped propel three mutual funds to outsize gains in the third quarter.

  35. Facebook Hack Included Search History and Location Data of Millions Business, October 12

    The company said Friday that a network breach was smaller than originally thought: 30 million profiles. But the hackers stole detailed information.

  36. Silicon Valley’s Saudi Arabia Problem Op Ed, October 12

    Technology companies can no longer turn a blind eye to the human rights abuses of one of their largest investors.

  37. From Wall Street to K Street, Companies Gauge the Risks of Doing Business With Saudi Arabia Washington, October 11

    A lobbying firm that represents the Saudi government dropped it as a client as Saudi Arabia struggles with a backlash over allegations that it killed the journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

  38. Facebook Tackles Rising Threat: Americans Aping Russian Schemes to Deceive Business, October 11

    Ahead of the midterm elections, false and divisive messages on social media — once the specialty of Russian-linked operatives — are now increasingly being created and spread by Americans.

  39. Internet Hacking Is About to Get Much Worse Op Ed, October 11

    We can no longer leave online security to the market.

  40. How to Delete Facebook and Instagram From Your Life Forever Business, October 10

    Lost faith in Facebook and Instagram after data leakages, breaches and too much noise? Here’s a guide to breaking up with the social network and its photo-sharing app for good.

  41. It’s Her Job to Get More People to Act Like You Right Now Business, October 10

    Millie Tran, the first global growth editor at The Times, discusses how she tries to understand and nurture a worldwide audience. “So many dashboards and data sets!”

  42. A Future Where Everything Becomes a Computer Is as Creepy as You Feared Business, October 10

    Amazon and other tech giants have made devices connected to the internet increasingly prevalent. Now is the time to be freaking out about the dangers.

  43. How to Grieve for Online Friends You Had Never Met in Person Well, October 10

    We often use technology to form meaningful relationships with virtual strangers. But what happens when the person on the other side of the screen dies?

  44. Soldiers in Facebook’s War on Fake News Are Feeling Overrun Business, October 9

    The social network turned to Rappler, a scrappy news start-up, to clean up its service in the Philippines. But misinformation comes fast and has proved hard to stamp out.

  45. New Pixel Phones and Other Gadgets Keep Google in the Hardware Hunt Business, October 9

    Though sales of its devices have been slow, the search giant unveiled the Pixel 3, a smart speaker with a built-in screen and a tablet that doubles as a PC.

  46. How Will Google Play Its New Product Announcements on the Back of a Data Scandal? Business, October 9

    Google is dealing with the disclosure that it exposed personal data of up to 500,000 users, but will hope its new products can take investors’s minds off the debacle.

  47. DealBook Briefing: Google’s Turn for a Data Scandal Business, October 9

    The tech company decided not to go public about a vulnerability that exposed user data. That may have been a bad idea.

  48. Why Some Amazon Workers Are Fuming About Their Raise Business, October 9

    Last week the company was praised for increasing what it paid its warehouse workers. Now the company is explaining what that means for bonuses and stock grants.

  49. Google Plus Will Be Shut Down After User Information Was Exposed Business, October 8

    Google did not notify authorities of the vulnerabilities in Google Plus, which exposed the data of up to 500,000 users.

  50. 2001: When the Internet Was, Um, Over? Styles, October 8

    After the 2000 dot-com crash and the Sept. 11 attacks, it seemed as if the era of cocky young Silicon Valley techies minting easy millions was over for good. Ha.

  51. Facebook’s New Gadget Is a Video-Chat Screen With a Camera That Follows You Business, October 8

    At a time when trust in its services is eroding, the social network introduced Portal and Portal Plus, its first major effort to build consumer hardware from scratch.

  52. That New Apple Watch EKG Feature? There Are More Downs Than Ups Upshot, October 8

    The heart monitor should not be considered a medical device and reflects wider problems with health screens.

  53. Silicon Valley Investors Shunned Juul, but Back Other Nicotine Start-Ups Business, October 7

    The willingness to back some nicotine start-ups while condemning others illustrates the delicate ethical dance that investors are trying to perform.

  54. Tech Workers Now Want to Know: What Are We Building This For? Business, October 7

    Tech employees concerned their products are being deployed for government surveillance or censorship are increasingly asking their employers how the technology is being used.

  55. Cybersecurity Risks Should Weigh on Investors’ Minds More Often Business, October 5

    Concerns about trade have dominated recent economic headlines, but hacking may be an even bigger threat to global growth and prosperity.

  56. The Week in Tech: A Breach That Ripples Far Beyond Facebook Business, October 5

    The hack of 50 million Facebook accounts affects logins on hundreds of other sites. Plus, two billionaires lost big, and another shared the wealth.

  57. DealBook Briefing: The Big Problem at the Heart of Tech’s Latest Spy Scandal Business, October 5

    Bloomberg says Chinese spy chips were placed in equipment used by Apple and Amazon. The companies involved flatly deny it. Either way, the story raises important questions.

  58. Rifts Break Open at Facebook Over Kavanaugh Hearing Business, October 4

    A prominent show of support from a Facebook executive for Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh as he faced assault claims has brought new turmoil to the company.

  59. Introducing the Internet Bill of Rights Op Ed, October 4

    If Democrats win back the House, they promise to start regulating Silicon Valley.

  60. Setting Up Your Tech on the Assumption You’ll Be Hacked Business, October 3

    Sheera Frenkel, who writes about cybersecurity for The Times, explains how she safeguards her devices, and why passwords remain a weak link for more people.

  61. How to Charge Your Phone Faster Smarter Living, October 3

    No time to wait for your phone to charge up? No problem — these tips will get you the most battery power in the least amount of time.

  62. Police Use Fitbit Data to Charge 90-Year-Old Man in Stepdaughter’s Killing Express, October 3

    Anthony Aiello of San Jose, Calif., was charged in his stepdaughter’s death after her Fitbit showed her heart stopped beating while he was in her house, the police said.

  63. Senators Call for Federal Investigation of Children’s Apps Technology, October 3

    Two Democrats want the Federal Trade Commission to examine whether thousands of apps are violating a children’s online privacy law.

  64. Wireless Charging Is Here. So What Is It Good For? Business, October 3

    The technology, also known as magnetic induction, is a relatively new feature for powering iPhones and popular Android phones. Most people don’t use it, but here are a few benefits.

  65. EBay Claims Amazon Illegally Tried to Poach Top Sellers Business, October 3

    The auction site said it was tipped off to the situation by an eBay seller who had been contacted by Amazon.

  66. Democracy and the Internet Letters, October 3

    An expert discusses the continuing battle with tech companies to safeguard our institutions.

  67. Priyanka Chopra Is a Tech Investor, Too Business, October 3

    The actor just made her second start-up investment, in dating app Bumble. Her investments will skew heavily toward companies with an element of social impact, and companies founded by women.

  68. London’s Radio Pirates Changed Music. Then Came the Internet. Culture, October 3

    Renegade broadcasters fostered styles from rave to grime. But competition from online and community FM stations means pirate radio is dying out.

  69. Apple Used to Know Exactly What People Wanted — Then It Made a Watch Magazine, October 3

    The Apple Watch is hardly a failure, but its sluggish takeoff reveals the cracks in the company’s mythology.

  70. Facebook Hack Puts Thousands of Other Sites at Risk Business, October 2

    Ten years ago, the social network introduced a password system that connected it to a broad swath of the internet. Now we are seeing the downside.

  71. Why You Shouldn’t Use Facebook to Log In to Other Sites Business, October 2

    Facebook offered a convenient and secure way to sign up for online services. A major hack shows it failed at its one job.

  72. Trump’s Reckless Cybersecurity Strategy Op Ed, October 2

    The administration’s new policy of striking first at online attackers might invite cyberattacks, not deter them.

  73. Silicon Valley’s Keystone Problem: ‘A Monoculture of Thought’ Business, October 2

    In a satirical new novel, a former Google executive identifies the technology industry’s chief issue: its narrow engineering-focused bubble.

  74. Billionaire’s Fight to Close Path to a California Beach Comes to a Dead End Business, October 1

    The Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal by Vinod Khosla, a Silicon Valley venture capitalist whose belief in property rights outweighed his affinity for a state access law.

  75. Answering Your Questions About Our New Home Page News Desk, October 1

    Our editors and designers answer frequently asked questions about our new home page.

  76. Meat Labs Pursue a Once-Impossible Goal: Kosher Bacon Business, September 30

    A rabbi at the world’s largest kosher certification agency is leading an effort to determine if and how meat grown from animal cells can satisfy Jewish law.

  77. Justice Department Sues to Stop California Net Neutrality Law Business, September 30

    The agency filed its suit shortly after the state’s bill, meant to guarantee equal access to the internet, was signed into law.

  78. LendingClub Founder, Ousted in 2016, Settles Fraud Charges Business, September 28

    The S.E.C. said that Renaud Laplanche had improperly approved alterations to some of the company’s lending products to bolster the company’s financial performance.

  79. Facebook Was Hacked. 3 Things You Should Do After the Breach. Business Day, September 28

    The social networking giant said attackers had exploited a weakness that enabled them to hijack the accounts of nearly 50 million users. Here are some tips for securing your account.

  80. Google Chief Agrees to Testify to Congress Technology, September 28

    Sundar Pichai, the chief executive, met with Republican and Democratic lawmakers to try to tamp down criticism facing the company.

  81. The New iPhones Look Fine. But My Old One Is Better Than Ever. Sunday Business, September 28

    With a fresh battery and operating system, an aging iPhone 6 seems faster than ever. Why would Apple take steps to discourage a new purchase?

  82. Facebook Security Breach Exposes Accounts of 50 Million Users Business, September 28

    The attack added to the company’s woes as it contends with fallout from its role in a Russian disinformation campaign.

  83. Instagram Is Too Big Not to Mess With Op Ed, September 28

    With the photo app’s founders gone, Facebook is likely to change it significantly.

  84. The Week in Tech: The Robots Aren’t as Human as They Seem Business, September 28

    Robots are struggling to cope with the real world. Lately, so are Twitter, Google, Facebook and a few other companies.

  85. Bytedance of China Eyes $75 Billion Valuation, Joining Start-Up Giants Business, September 28

    A new fund-raising round could value the maker of the Tik Tok and Toutiao apps at nearly as much as Uber, as China’s online surge continues.

  86. First I Met My Children, Then My Girlfriend. They’re Related. Styles, September 28

    A former sperm donor, searching online, finds both offspring and love.

  87. DealBook Briefing: Does Facebook Have Room for More Than One Founder? Business, September 27

    The social network pays big bucks for start-ups. But founders seem uncomfortable with what happens afterward.

  88. The Hot Property That’s Next on Tech’s Agenda: Real Estate Business, September 27

    Venture capitalists are racing to pour money into technology for real estate — or what Silicon Valley is now calling proptech.

  89. It’s Google’s Turn in Washington’s Glare Business, September 26

    The internet giant has largely avoided the scrutiny faced by its internet peers. Now lawmakers are questioning whether it has too much influence.

  90. Debunking 5 (More) Viral Rumors About Kavanaugh’s Accusers National, September 26

    A week after internet rumors started circulating about Christine Blasey Ford, misinformation is still spreading about her and two other women.

  91. Google Tweaks Chrome in Response to Privacy Criticism Technology, September 26

    Google said users will be able to opt-out of getting automatically signed into Chrome.

  92. The Sun Sets. The Wind Dies. But Energy Data Is Relentless. Technology, September 26

    Alternative power sources have upended the electric grid. Ivan Penn, who covers the beat, discusses the changes and how he keeps track of them.

  93. Spare Your Friends: Make a Mini-Movie of Your Fabulous Vacation Technology, September 26

    Showing all of the videos from your travels can be cumbersome. Instead, stitch them together into a short highlight reel.

  94. Uber Settles Data Breach Investigation for $148 Million Business, September 26

    The ride-hailing company faced charges that it covered up a breach of user data, rather than immediately notifying consumers.

  95. Ex-Google Employee Urges Lawmakers to Take On Company Business, September 26

    A former research scientist at the tech giant said a project to build a censored search engine was a “catastrophic failure of the internal privacy review process.”

  96. How Apple Thrived in a Season of Tech Scandals Business, September 26

    Everyone is worried about the power of big technology companies. Apple alone has managed to turn the fears into an argument for its own business model.

  97. India’s Top Court Limits Sweep of Biometric ID Program Business, September 26

    The Supreme Court said the Aadhaar fingerprint ID system is legal, but restricted it to government benefits and banned companies from using it.

  98. When Zuckerberg Asserted Control, Instagram’s Founders Chafed Business, September 25

    Facebook’s acquisition of the photo-sharing site was a model for making a tech deal work. But slowly losing independence was difficult to accept.

  99. Is a New Russian Meddling Tactic Hiding in Plain Sight? Business, September 25

    USAReally might look like any other fledgling news organization. But some cybersecurity experts believe it may be part of a retooled Russian propaganda operation.

  100. Law Enforcement Officials Confront Tech Companies’ Power Washington, September 25

    Justice Department officials met with attorneys general from 14 states to discuss whether they have the right tools to fight concerns about privacy and the tech business model.

  101. Qualcomm Accuses Apple of Stealing Secrets to Help Intel Business, September 25

    The chip maker claims Apple wanted to reduce its reliance on Qualcomm technology and make sure Intel’s chips were just as good.

  102. The Trouble With Cryptocurrency’s Viral Growth Op Ed, September 25

    When it comes to Bitcoin and the like, government oversight should be a feature, not a bug.

  103. Ex-Content Moderator Sues Facebook, Saying Violent Images Caused Her PTSD Express, September 25

    The woman, who worked as a contractor for Facebook for nine months, cited her viewing of thousands of images of rapes, killings and other disturbing acts.

  104. Why India Wants to Scan All Fingers, Eyes and Faces Video, September 25

    The government says its identification system for public services has already saved billions of dollars, but critics are worried about data security and a surveillance state.

  105. Facebook Reels Over Instagram’s Leadership Loss: DealBook’s One Thing to Watch Today Business, September 25

    It’s unclear if any successor will be able to continue the hot streak of the social networks’s co-founders, Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger.

  106. How Instagram Rose Into a Cultural Powerhouse Business, September 25

    Instagram’s co-founders, who resigned on Monday, presided over a company that boomed with help from technological advances and societal changes.

  107. DealBook Briefing: Instagram’s Co-Founders Are Leaving Business, September 25

    Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, who carefully shaped the company even after Facebook acquired it, have resigned — and tension with Mark Zuckerberg may be to blame.

  108. Instagram’s Co-Founders to Step Down From Company Business, September 24

    Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, Instagram’s co-founders, resigned from the photo app on Monday. Their exits add to the challenges facing Facebook, which owns the app.

  109. When Reporting on Defcon, Avoid Stereotypes and A.T.M.s Summary, September 24

    My goal, in writing about the annual hacking and cybersecurity conference in Las Vegas, was to show a more nuanced portrait of the hacker community, while protecting my data.

  110. Can Drag Survive the Internet? Video, September 24

    Thanks to the internet — and RuPaul — what was once a queer subculture has gone totally mainstream. Episode 8 of our video series.

  111. Can Drag Survive the Internet? Culture, September 24

    Thanks to the internet — and RuPaul — what was once a queer subculture has gone totally mainstream. Episode 8 of our video series.

  112. How to Control a Celebrity Like a Puppet Culture, September 24

    The internet has given fans the tools to pull celebrities’ strings. How creepy can we get? Episode 9 of our video series.

  113. How to Control a Celebrity Like a Puppet Video, September 24

    The internet has given fans the tools to pull celebrities’ strings. How creepy can we get? Episode 9 of our video series.

  114. Why the Internet Wants Your Baby to Fail Culture, September 24

    How YouTube family vlogs are remaking childhood itself to fit the algorithm. Episode 7 of our video series.

  115. Trump’s China Fight Puts U.S. Tech in the Cross Hairs Business, September 23

    As tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods go into effect on Monday, tech and telecom companies warn that America’s dominance is at risk.

  116. Want to See What’s Up Amazon’s Sleeve? Take a Tour of Seattle Business, September 23

    The e-commerce giant uses its headquarters city as a living laboratory, trying out new retail and logistics models.

  117. App-Only Banks Rise in Europe and Aim at Traditional Lenders Business, September 23

    Favorable regulations and an influx of venture capital have made London a testing ground for banks without physical branches.

  118. News Site to Investigate Big Tech, Helped by Craigslist Founder Business, September 23

    The Markup, dedicated to investigating technology and its effect on society, will be led by two former ProPublica journalists. Craig Newmark gave $20 million to help fund the operation.

  119. These Robots Run, Dance and Flip. But Are They a Business? Business, September 22

    Boston Dynamics often makes a splash with videos of its anthropomorphic robots. But after years of work, it is not clear who would buy them or what they would be used for.

  120. For Hackers, Anonymity Was Once Critical. That’s Changing. National, September 22

    At Defcon, one of the world’s largest hacking conferences, new pressures are reshaping the community’s attitudes toward privacy and anonymity.