Unscrupulous, boundary-pushing executives seem to be an inescapable part of the most exciting technology.
After a flawed trip to orbit in 2019, the company hopes to take another crack at an uncrewed test flight of its spacecraft for NASA astronauts.
What should we be asking about the technologies that shape our lives?
Investors reacted after months of increased pressure from Beijing aimed at the broader Chinese internet industry.
Fed up with the imbalance between online influencers and brands, Lindsey Lee Lugrin and Isha Mehra created a platform to change that.
Las reglas absolutas sobre los niños y la tecnología no ayudan, dice una experta en desarrollo infantil.
Facebook and other social media have been under scrutiny for vaccine misinformation, but local outlets have also sometimes been active.
The White House has teamed up with TikTok stars, while some states are paying “local micro influencers” for pro-vaccine campaigns.
The videoconferencing company said it would pay $85 million to settle the suit, which claimed that it violated users’ privacy, in part by allowing hackers to interrupt online meetings.
Governments and organizations around the world are using geospatial data and digital mapping tools to guide their vaccination campaigns.
One night in the Twin Cities, shortly after the killing of George Floyd, someone set a fire in a Goodwill. That led to an international search for the culprits — and it exposed a growing system of global surveillance.
Para ser un auténtico imperio, el gigante asiático está diseñando una poderosa y contradictoria geopolítica cultural.
Old crime, new technology. There's an answer to the plague of ransomware.
When’s the last time you went into a bank branch? Maybe it’s time to consider those friendly sounding financial start-ups.
America’s tech companies have been leading the way for how large employers should aid in the country’s pandemic response.
The discovery of multiple nooses has set off heated debates about the responsibility of companies and the ability of workers to speak their mind.
Even as businesses have reopened, many people continue to do their shopping online, and much of that business continues to go Amazon’s way.
More than 1,500 employees for the video game giant, which is facing an explosive state lawsuit, have called for executives to take sexual harassment seriously.
The stock opened at $38, the same as its I.P.O. price. The price’s drop was a sign of investor hesitancy over a company that has attracted regulatory scrutiny.
The gap keeps widening between the super rich tech superstars and the merely super. There’s one possible explanation.
The antitrust backlash against Big Tech is playing out in places not known as regulatory hotbeds.
El gigante tecnológico está aumentando sus alianzas oficiales con grupos religiosos en EE. UU. y da forma al futuro de las comunidades de fe.
Sridhar Ramaswamy ran the tech giant’s lucrative ad machine. Now he’s betting on a new business model for search.
The stock trading app is set to start trading as a public company on Thursday.
Apple had lifted mask requirements in its American stores earlier this year, but the Delta variant prompted it to reverse course.
Advertising revenue, which continues to be the bulk of Facebook’s income, rose 56 percent to $28.6 billion, easily surpassing Wall Street expectations.
The stock trading app goes public this week. Here’s why the company has gotten so much attention.
A federal judge eviscerated arguments by more than 40 state attorneys general that Facebook had a monopoly.
Folders, quick-action menus, widgets and a little basic icon organization can make navigating your smartphone a smoother experience.
Young people can buy books, tickets and classes via a government smartphone app. But rather than discovering highbrow arts, many are choosing mass media they already love.
Alphabet initially was seen as vulnerable to the pandemic, but has come out of it stronger.
Profits rose 47 percent to $16.5 billion, surpassing expectations.
The pandemic has been a windfall for Apple and its peers, as people buy even more gadgets to work, study and socialize.
Advertisers, which used people’s interests and activity to target their ads, will now only be able to use age, gender and location to show ads to users under 18.
Tech companies throw around nondisclosure agreements like confetti, but they can hurt the rest of us.
The digital media companies that once seemed to have a lock on the future are making plans to get bigger and pay back their investors.
The company attributed the suspensions to a technical update of security features, but fears of new regulatory pressure sent its shares sharply down.
Investors have poured $12.2 billion into cybersecurity companies so far this year, nearly $2 billion more than the total for all of 2020.
Absolute rules about children and technology don’t help, says a child development expert.
Fueled by a desire for touchless transactions, QR codes popped up everywhere in the pandemic. Businesses don’t want to give them up.
The new Merlin Bird ID app allows users to identify birds by their song, and it has the potential to raise appreciation for our endangered avian friends.
The moves would reduce the size of the bets that investors can make by drastically cutting the maximum leverage offered.
Researchers and regulators say Joseph Mercola, an osteopathic physician, creates and profits from misleading claims about Covid-19 vaccines.
Mark Herring had a fatal heart attack after the police swarmed his house after a fake emergency call. A Tennessee man was sentenced to five years in prison in connection with the episode.
The F.T.C. said in its request that it had reached an agreement with Facebook over the proposed extension.
The company has hired a law firm to look into allegations at Amazon Web Services.
We’re seeing a ton of new games, and many of them blur the lines between video games and other types of activities.
As the world reeled, Silicon Valley supplied the tools that made life and work possible. Now tech companies are awash in money — and questions about what it means to win amid so much loss.
Kaseya said the key was “effective at unlocking victims.” How the company obtained the key was a mystery.
Pandemic meets “pingdemic”: Coronavirus infections rise sharply and an official app tells legions of people to stay home after exposure, even as most restrictions are lifted.
Determinar las formas de las moléculas es vital para el diseño de fármacos, y los científicos pueden demorar años en hacerlo. DeepMind y AlphaFold son capaces de resolver este tipo de tareas en horas.
The White House-Facebook coronavirus battle distracts us from the real problem: We don’t agree on anything.
DeepMind has given 3-D structure to 350,000 proteins, including every one made by humans, promising a boon for medicine and drug design.
Oren Frank argues that the future of therapy is still in the hands of humans. But what does tech-enabled therapy mean for privacy and your data?
With the suborbital flights made by Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson this month, the privatization of the space industry has crossed the point of no return.
The facial-recognition start-up closed a Series B financing round. It faces multiple lawsuits challenging its business model.
A Catholic official’s resignation shows the real-world consequences of practices by America’s data-harvesting industries.
The suspect, Joseph O’Connor, was found in Spain and faces U.S. charges of hacking, extortion and cyberstalking.
The stock trading app is opening its initial public offering and investor presentations to everyday investors. The risks are significant.
In a pandemic-induced era of scarcity, a bit of automation can go a long way to obtaining the unobtainable.
La compañía no conoce algunos detalles sobre cómo las falsedades sobre la COVID-19 y las vacunas contra el virus se propagan en su red social.
We look at the pros and cons of using Apple’s AirTag tracking device to find our missing dogs and cats.
Employees are now expected to come back to the workplace as early as October, a month later than planned.
The Biden administration and the social media giant disagree over who is responsible for misinformation about the Covid-19 vaccine.
En un logro antes inimaginado, unos electrodos implantados en el cerebro del hombre transmiten señales a una computadora que muestra las palabras que intenta decir.
The stakes of the U.S.-China war over the future of the internet are escalating.
Neural networks could give online education a boost by providing automated feedback to students.
The company doesn’t know some specifics about how falsehoods about Covid-19 and vaccines for the virus spread on its social network.
The Republican lawmaker from Georgia cannot tweet for 12 hours, after the White House criticized social media sites for amplifying vaccine lies.
Over the past decade, China reorganized its hacking operations, turning into a sophisticated and mature adversary.
Companies are starting to make big bets on how we’ll all behave after the pandemic ends.
Feeling limited by LinkedIn, some Gen Z-ers are now applying for jobs using TikTok résumés. Employers are paying attention.
Unlike regulators in Europe and the U.S., Beijing is using the guise of antitrust to bring powerful tech companies into line with its priorities.
Tsinghua Unigroup, a would-be microchip champion, is facing bankruptcy, a setback in China’s quest for semiconductor self-reliance.
La nueva legislación podría simplificar el mantenimiento de la tecnología y hacer que la compra de un nuevo teléfono inteligente o computador sea el último recurso.
From New Hampshire to Scotland, services like Google Maps can direct ill-prepared hikers onto trails that would challenge even the most experienced climbers, mountaineers said.
Una improbable colaboración ha resuelto un antiguo misterio sobre la supervivencia de los caracoles en las Islas de la Sociedad, en la Polinesia Francesa.
The social network and the Biden administration have engaged in an increasingly rancorous war of words over the issue of vaccine misinformation.
On social media, we are all hammers seeking nails.
The president’s blunt statement capped weeks of frustration in the White House over the spread of vaccine disinformation on Facebook and other platforms.
NYC Mesh, a band of a few dozen tech volunteers, takes on Verizon and the big “incumbent providers,” with the promise of inexpensive community internet.
IBM’s artificial intelligence was supposed to transform industries and generate riches for the company. Neither has panned out. Now, IBM has settled on a humbler vision for Watson.
Artificial intelligence promises to remake the world. These believers are fighting to make sure thousands of years of text and tradition find a place among the algorithms.
During the pandemic, virtual marriage ceremonies became a symbol of love persevering in a trying time.
Los ejecutivos de la red social se han enfrentado por CrowdTangle, una herramienta de datos propiedad de Facebook que reveló los altos niveles de participación de los usuarios con los medios de comunicación de derecha.
After facing a torrent of racist abuse online, Bukayo Saka said he didn’t want anyone to deal with such “hateful and hurtful messages.”
Surveys of food deliverers and others who work for app-based services illustrate the hazards they have faced during the pandemic.
Critics said the pandemic would make the industry flee San Francisco and its southern neighbor, Silicon Valley. But tech can’t seem to quit its gravitational center.
In a once unimagined accomplishment, electrodes implanted in the man’s brain transmit signals to a computer that displays his words.
Twitter arrived late to the trend of posts that disappear after 24 hours, rolling out Fleets in March 2020.
New legislation could simplify tech maintenance and make buying a new smartphone or computer the last resort.
Influencers will be able to earn money by using specific Facebook and Instagram features or by hitting certain milestones.
Executives at the social network have clashed over CrowdTangle, a Facebook-owned data tool that revealed users’ high engagement levels with right-wing media sources.
Los expertos en sueño ofrecen recomendaciones para dormir profundamente toda la noche.
Central databases are exploited by criminals, governments and companies that want to part consumers from their money.
Dozens died in a fire in an Iraqi Covid ward.
An unlikely collaboration has solved a longstanding snail survival mystery in the Society Islands in French Polynesia.
Beijing’s tech crackdown could imperil the innovation that brought modern finance to underserved people — but also led to concerns about reckless lending and borrowing.
A celebration of the sudden, strange personal inquiries that guard our entrance into some of the internet’s most impersonal zones.
Sleep experts offer advice on sleeping soundly through the night.
The online influencer culture is starting to draw serious interest from big venture capital firms. But the real money could be in digital tools, not the personalities.
The social network is aiming to be a destination for creators and their viral memes. But TikTok and YouTube got there first.
The proposed rules would close a gap that let the ride-hailing company Didi go public on Wall Street before assuring Beijing that its data was safe.
“It’s actually crazy how outdated it is.” People born after AOL Mail was invented seem to prefer to communicate in almost any other way.
Crypto people say they’re building it. Gamers might already be living in it. The art world is cashing in on it. Web veterans are trying to save it. But what is it?
A $16 billion effort to modernize health records at the Department of Veterans Affairs ran into major problems in its first installation, two watchdog reports say.
The latest announcement was nearly identical to one the same agency issued on Sunday, ordering Didi’s main, consumer-facing app off mobile stores.
We want our online orders, and we want them now. But we don’t seem ready for Big Tech moving in, too.
An executive order reflects the administration’s growing embrace of warnings by some economists that declining competition is hobbling the economy’s vitality.
At many of the Covid-19 recovery clinics that have sprung up around the country, patients’ goals include their athletic ambitions.
A new, deeply reported book by the Times reporters Sheera Frenkel and Cecilia Kang recounts the full story of the social media company’s foibles.
One department official was reassigned, and lawyers still lack remote access to case files, leading to delays with lawsuits.
Fidji Simo, the new chief, worked on Facebook’s advertising business and helped develop parts of the company’s mobile advertising.
Despite our hopes, the internet hasn’t erased the pressures and struggles of the old ways.
His latest stunt shows how badly he still misunderstands speech and platforms.
The new media pioneer explores the technology and science shaping our lives in her solo show at the New Museum.
Entrepreneurs envision a “mobility hub” that can save you a spot, help with dinner reservations and offer a place to plug in an E.V. Yes, apps are involved.
The company they built is wildly successful. But her Washington wisdom didn’t hold up, and neither did their close working relationship.
Test your knowledge of this week’s health news.
The president summoned his top cybersecurity advisers to consider immediate action to disrupt Russian incursions.
Software developers have accused the company of harsh policies and taking a large cut of financial transactions in their apps.
Former President Donald J. Trump said that he planned to sue Facebook, Twitter and Google, and their chief executives, for wrongful censorship, after the platforms took various steps to ban or block him from posting.
Ohio’s attorney general has asked for a judicial declaration that Google has evolved into a common carrier. Here's why.
An inherent flaw in government purchasing of technology: Budget cycles take forever, tech changes fast.
Some people recovering from a coronavirus infection had an elevated heart rate for months, according to a new study.
A mobile-inspired overhaul makes Microsoft’s newest operating system feel equally modern and unoriginal.
Advancements in space technology and new means of financing are driving a flurry of investor interest.
The breach of a Republican National Committee contractor, also linked to Russia, and the global ransomware attack occurred weeks after a U.S.-Russian summit.
“It totally sucks,” said the chief executive of the software company Kaseya, which was compromised Friday along with some of its customers.
The new leader of the Southern Baptist Convention has delivered sermons containing passages from those of his predecessor, causing a furor.
The fallout from Beijing’s crackdown on the ride-hailing app Didi has ensnared even those who made it a point to not mix business with politics.
The decision puts an end to years of legal wrangling over the contract, for 10 years of cloud-computing services.
The ability to work online shouldn’t be a nice-to-have for a select few, but an option for all.
As more Americans return to an office a few days a week, start-ups providing tools for hybrid work are trying to cash in.
When I’m curled up in bed at night and I want to reminisce, I go first to my screenshots folder, not my photo albums.
After targeting the ride-hailing platform days after its I.P.O., regulators on Monday moved against more companies that had recently been listed on Wall Street.
A trade group representing Google, Facebook, Amazon, Apple and others said changes to a Hong Kong privacy law could stop firms from providing services in the city.
With the failure of the union campaign in Bessemer still fresh on their minds, labor organizers are looking to retool their strategy.
They can make big claims about reducing stress and even pain, but not everything that you’ll find in the App Store can necessarily restore your sense of calm.
Thousands of videos posted look like unfiltered glimpses of life for Uyghurs, but taken together, the videos begin to reveal clues of a broader influence campaign orchestrated by the Chinese government.