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  1. Elon Musk’s Tweets on Tesla Started a Tizzy. Someone Should Hit the Brakes. Business, Yesterday

    Executives are permitted to disclose market-moving information on social media. But Mr. Musk has provided regulators ample opportunity to re-examine the policy.

  2. Uber and Lyft Drivers Rush to Register Cars Ahead of City’s New Cap Metro, Yesterday

    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.

  3. We Are Merging With Robots. That’s a Good Thing. Op Ed, Yesterday

    The old boundaries of the human self are being blurred by technology. The risks are real, but the potential is astounding.

  4. Banks and Retailers Are Tracking How You Type, Swipe and Tap Business, Yesterday

    Biometrics are moving way beyond fingerprints: To fight fraud, companies are building databases on people’s behaviors and movements.

  5. What Chrome Means by ‘Not Secure’ Business, Yesterday

    Google’s recent update to the browser warns users when websites aren’t automatically protecting their communication.

  6. Our Day With Twitter’s Jack Dorsey Insider, August 12

    A policy meeting that does not result in any significant decisions is still revealing in itself about the state of Twitter.

  7. Jocks Rule, Nerds Drool Op Ed, August 11

    It’s time to update our stereotypes.

  8. The Week in Tech: Infowars and China’s Great Firewall Business, August 10

    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.

  9. 3 Years Ago, Uber Beat Back a Cap on Vehicles. What’s Changed? A Lot. Metro, August 9

    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.

  10. As Chinese Investors Panic Over Dubious Products, Authorities Quash Protests Business, August 9

    Chinese investors poured billions into online lending platforms. Now some can’t get their money back.

  11. Are We All ‘Harmless Torturers’ Now? Op Ed, August 9

    In the age of online shaming, we should push ourselves to consider the collective consequences of our actions.

  12. Wanted: ‘Lost Einsteins.’ Please Apply. Business, August 9

    Pioneer, an experimental fund, is using the Silicon Valley model to find and nurture people who have talent but lack opportunity.

  13. How to Look for Proof of a Spoof Business, August 9

    If your friends are getting email messages you didn’t send, someone may be forging your address on spammy activities.

  14. Uber Hit With Cap as New York City Takes Lead in Crackdown Metro, August 8

    The City Council voted on Wednesday to cap Uber vehicles and other ride-hail services.

  15. Tech Companies Banned Infowars. Now, Its App Is Trending. Business, August 8

    Days after Google, Facebook and Apple removed Infowars content, the app from the right-wing conspiracy site has surged in downloads.

  16. The Internet Trolls Have Won. Sorry, There’s Not Much You Can Do. Business, August 8

    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.

  17. Why a Cap on Uber in New York Would be a Major Blow for the Ride-Hail Giant Metro, August 8

    The New York City Council is expected to vote on Wednesday on a cap for Uber vehicles and other ride-hail services.

  18. Why ‘Fred’ Is the Best Friend of Economics Writers Business, August 8

    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.

  19. Give Long-Distance Windows Help From the Comfort of Your Own Home Business, August 8

    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.

  20. Gatekeepers or Censors? How Tech Manages Online Speech Business, August 7

    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.

  21. Facebook Is Asked to Change Rules for Journalists and Scholars Washington, August 7

    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.

  22. Snap’s Drop in Active Users Could Signal a Social Media Saturation Point Technology, August 7

    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.

  23. A Better Way to Ban Alex Jones Op Ed, August 7

    “Hate speech” is extraordinarily vague and subjective. Libel and slander are not.

  24. How Your Screen Knows to Spin Business, August 7

    Meet the accelerometer, a small sensor in your device that knows which way is up and if you’re in motion.

  25. A Generation Grows Up in China Without Google, Facebook or Twitter Business, August 6

    Many foreign internet giants are blocked, leaving some young Chinese to wonder what those services even are — and reinforcing Beijing’s ideological control.

  26. Taxi and Uber Drivers Are United in Backing a Cap on Ride-Hail Vehicles Metro, August 6

    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.

  27. See How The Times Gets Printed and Delivered Insider, August 5

    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.

  28. ‘The Beginning of a Wave’: A.I. Tiptoes Into the Workplace Business, August 5

    Artificial intelligence software is making its presence felt in subtle ways, in an unglamorous place: the back office.

  29. Airbnb Is the New NATO Op Ed, August 3

    The nation state is trumpeted. The nation state is redundant.

  30. Peloton’s New Infusion Made It a $4 Billion Company in 6 Years Business, August 3

    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.

  31. Cisco’s Duo Acquisition Is Part of an Industry Push to Secure the Cloud Business, August 3

    The company is investing $2.35 billion to make it easier to use apps and services securely from afar. Expect similar deals soon.

  32. The Week in Tech: SoftBank Strikes Again Business, August 3

    Every SoftBank investment can make waves, just like the $240 million one in Brandless that it made this week.

  33. The Basic Ingredients for Your Podcast Recipe Business, August 3

    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.

  34. Apple’s Value Hit $1 Trillion. Add Disney to Bank of America and ... You’re Halfway There Interactive, August 3

    A look at how Apple’s trillion-dollar value stacks up against other companies and entire industries.

  35. DealBook Briefing: The Trouble With a $1 Trillion Apple Business, August 3

    Apple has become the first publicly traded American company to be worth $1,000,000,000,000. It’s not all good news.

  36. Apple’s $1 Trillion Milestone Reflects Rise of Powerful Megacompanies Business, August 2

    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.

  37. Apple Is Worth $1,000,000,000,000. Two Decades Ago, It Was Almost Bankrupt. Business, August 2

    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.

  38. Health Officials Prepare to Track Electric Scooter Injuries Business, August 2

    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.

  39. The iGen Shift: Colleges Are Changing to Reach the Next Generation Special Sections, August 2

    The newest students are transforming the way schools serve and educate them, including sending presidents and deans to Instagram and Twitter.

  40. Scrub Your Android Tablet Before Handing It Down Business, August 2

    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.

  41. DealBook Briefing: Google in China Is No Done Deal Business, August 2

    There are still large barriers ahead if the company really does plan to launch search and news services in the country.

  42. The Strange Case of QAnon Podcasts, August 2

    A fringe online movement makes a front-and-center appearance at a televised event for President Trump.

  43. The Information on School Websites Is Not as Safe as You Think Special Sections, August 2

    Some tracking scripts may be harmless. But others are designed to recognize I.P. addresses and embed cookies that collect information prized by advertisers.

  44. Google, Seeking a Return to China, Is Said to Be Building a Censored Search Engine Business, August 1

    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.

  45. Stumbles? What Stumbles? Big Tech Is as Strong as Ever Business, August 1

    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.

  46. Facebook’s Security Chief to Depart for Stanford University Business, August 1

    Alex Stamos, Facebook’s chief security officer, is joining Stanford to teach and to examine the role of security and technology in society.

  47. Autoplay Videos Are Not Going Away. Here’s How to Fight Them. Business, August 1

    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.

  48. Now You Can Just Pay Celebrities to Say Stuff Culture, August 1

    Cameo is the “Being John Malkovich” of apps.

  49. Gaza and Google Translate: Covering the Conflict When You Don’t Speak the Language Business, August 1

    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.

  50. Find Recently Lost Files on Your Mac Business, August 1

    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.

  51. A Push for 3-D Weapons by One of the World’s ‘Most Dangerous People’ National, August 1

    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.”

  52. San Francisco Officials to Tech Workers: Buy Your Lunch Business, July 31

    A proposed ordinance would ban employee cafeterias in new construction, encouraging tech workers to leave the office to buy their meals.

  53. Judge Blocks Attempt to Post Blueprints for 3-D Guns Washington, July 31

    Cody Wilson, a Texas champion of gun rights and anarchists, had said he would post blueprints for 3-D printed plastic guns on Wednesday.

  54. How to Stop Facebook From Bringing Up Bad Memories Business, July 31

    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.

  55. A Rush to Block Downloadable Plans for 3-D Printed Guns Business, July 30

    Legislators, officials and activists around the country are rushing to stop a company from posting blueprints for “ghost guns” this week.

  56. Welcome Our New Fembot Overlords Culture, July 30

    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.

  57. Dogs Took Over the Internet. Our Souls Are at Stake. Culture, July 30

    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.

  58. Dogs Took Over the Internet. Our Souls Are at Stake. Video, July 30

    Dogs are order. Cats are chaos. Dogs are loyal and compliant. Cats are … not. Why has the internet suddenly switched its allegiance?

  59. How to Fix Social Media’s Big Problems? Lawmakers Have Ideas Business, July 30

    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.

  60. The Hidden Language of Hands Videos Video, July 30

    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?

  61. Welcome Our New Fembot Overlords Video, July 30

    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?

  62. I Wanted a Dog. I Bake Bread Instead. Op Ed, July 28

    Like a puppy, a sourdough starter is a living organism. Unlike a puppy, you get to eat it.

  63. Sex Scandal Toppled a Silicon Valley Chief. Investors Say, So What? Business, July 27

    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.

  64. The Cost of Policing Facebook and Twitter Is Spooking Wall St. It Shouldn’t. Business, July 27

    The performance of social media companies depends on avoiding scandals and protecting users. Will investors come to see that?

  65. Facebook and YouTube Give Alex Jones a Wrist Slap Business, July 27

    A Facebook suspension and a YouTube probation, for videos that violated policies, followed weeks of controversy over Mr. Jones, who oversees Infowars.

  66. The Week in Tech: Inequality Rising Business, July 27

    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.

  67. When You Want to Be Disturbed During ‘Do Not Disturb’ Time Business, July 27

    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.

  68. Why Trump Is Right About the E.U.’s Penalty Against Google Business, July 26

    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.

  69. What Is a ‘Shadow Ban,’ and Is Twitter Doing It to Republican Accounts? Politics, July 26

    An accusation that Twitter was suppressing conservative political views drew the attention of President Trump. Here’s what’s really going on.

  70. Amazon Delivers a Pile of Cash, but No Fireworks Business, July 26

    The online retailer’s profits exceeded expectations but its revenues did not, leading to a muted response from Wall Street.

  71. What Wall Street Missed at Facebook Business, July 26

    The plunge in Facebook’s stock is a stark reminder of the dangers of giving high-flying companies the benefit of the doubt.

  72. Amazon’s Facial Recognition Wrongly Identifies 28 Lawmakers, A.C.L.U. Says Business, July 26

    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.

  73. Ways to Lighten Your Data Load Business, July 26

    A browser that’s set to compress or block images, ads and other bandwidth-hogging parts of a web page can save you megabytes.

  74. The Latest Hot E-Commerce Idea in China: The Bargain Bin Business, July 25

    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.

  75. China Said to Quickly Withdraw Approval for New Facebook Venture Business, July 25

    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.

  76. How Syrians Pioneered Digital Tools to Stand Up to Authorities Business, July 25

    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.

  77. Tech Companies Like Facebook and Twitter Are Drawing Lines. It’ll Be Messy. Business, July 25

    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.

  78. Picking an iPad as a Portable Photo Studio Business, July 25

    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.

  79. How Not to Let Your Phone Ruin Your Vacation Well, July 25

    Strategies for traveling without letting your phone keep you from enjoying your trip.

  80. How E.U.’s Google Fine Explains High Cellphone Costs in the U.S. Op Ed, July 24

    In the past two decades, antitrust enforcement in the United States has been much less strict than in Europe.

  81. Chinese Billionaire Is Named as Party Host in Australian Sexual Assault Case Foreign, July 24

    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.

  82. When Troubleshooters Run Into Trouble Business, July 24

    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.

  83. Like, Comment, Subscribe, Weep Video, July 24

    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.

  84. Landscaping for the Not-So-Green Thumb Real Estate, July 24

    Can technology make gardening less intimidating? We tested three new landscape design tools to find out.

  85. Google Shrugs Off $5.1 Billion Fine With Another Big Quarter Business, July 23

    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.

  86. How to Stop Your Smart TV From Tracking What You Watch Smarter Living, July 23

    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.

  87. An Old Scam With a New Twist Business, July 23

    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.

  88. Wild About Tech, China Even Loves Robot Waiters That Can’t Serve Business, July 21

    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.

  89. Keeping the Tech Running and the Food Fresh Sunday Business, July 20

    When the tech systems go down at a company with 55 restaurants in 13 states, a good disaster recovery plan is essential.

  90. How Consumers Can Resist Companies’ Market Power Sunday Business, July 20

    Companies try to lock people into buying their products without comparison shopping. But consumers can fight back, an economist says.

  91. How to Yank Passwords Out of Firefox Quantum Business, July 20

    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.

  92. Facebook’s Plan to Police the Truth Podcasts, July 20

    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.

  93. Chinese Shopping App Pinduoduo Sued in U.S. Ahead of I.P.O. Business, July 20

    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.

  94. A $5.1 Billion Fine for Google Won’t Fix Tech Editorial, July 19

    European and American officials need to find more effective ways to ensure competition in industries dominated by a handful of big players.

  95. Who Gets Left Out of the Urban Tech Boom? Op Ed, July 19

    Majority-black cities, like my hometown near Pittsburgh, want to be part of the tech revival. Companies should do more to include them.

  96. Trump Bashes E.U. Over $5.1 Billion Fine for Google Business, July 19

    President Trump has repeatedly criticized the European Union for what he insists are its unfair trading practices.

  97. For Android Users, Europe’s Google Ruling Leaves Unanswered Questions Business, July 19

    The European Union fined Google a record $5.1 billion. But the ruling will probably have little effect on current Android users.

  98. What Europe’s Google Fine Means for Android Users Technology, July 19

    The European Union fined Google a record $5.1 billion. But the ruling will probably have little effect on current Android users.

  99. How to Convert Photo Files in Bulk Business, July 19

    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.

  100. E.U. Fines Google $5.1 Billion in Android Antitrust Case Business, July 18

    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.

  101. How to Combat China’s Rise in Tech: Federal Spending, Not Tariffs Business, July 18

    The United States government once invested mightily to build the modern world. Now it has abdicated that role to a foreign rival.

  102. The Benefits (and Limits) of Using Tech to Plan a Wedding Business, July 18

    Our newly engaged tech columnist tried to use tech to plan his wedding. He was immediately overwhelmed by the complexity of the process.

  103. When a Tech Reporter Doesn’t Use Much Tech Business, July 18

    David Streitfeld has covered technology for years for The Times. He thinks the Luddites are misunderstood.

  104. Add Pictures to Android Contacts Business, July 17

    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.

  105. Confronted With Evidence of Russian Hacking, Trump Reverts to Conspiracy Washington, July 16

    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.

  106. Putin Is Running a Destructive Cybercrime Syndicate Out of Russia Op Ed, July 16

    Every day, cybercrooks inflict immense harm on real victims across our country and around the world. Will Trump protest?

  107. Chrome’s Glass Ceiling on an iPhone Business, July 16

    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.

  108. Inside the Mating Rituals of Brands and Online Stars Business, July 15

    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.

  109. Banks Report Earnings, and Google Faces Antitrust Fines Business, July 15

    The Fed chairman will testify before panels in the House and Senate, and the Commerce Department will holding hearings on auto tariffs.