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  1. What Happens When Facebook Goes the Way of Myspace? Magazine, Today

    If the past teaches us anything, it will happen one day. In fact, the process might have already started.

  2. Is Tech Too Easy to Use? Business, Today

    The tech industry’s obsession with “frictionless” design has been the source of innumerable problems.

  3. Google’s Pichai Faces Privacy and Bias Questions in Congress Business, Yesterday

    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.

  4. Huawei Executive Granted Bail by Canadian Court Business, Yesterday

    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.

  5. Making a Difference in 2018 Op Ed, Yesterday

    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.

  6. Amazon’s Homegrown Chips Threaten Silicon Valley Giant Intel Business, December 10

    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.

  7. Huawei Executive’s Lawyers Fight for Bail Ahead of Extradition Decision Business, December 10

    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.

  8. Evelyn Berezin, 93, Dies; Built the First True Word Processor Obits, December 10

    Her device freed secretaries from the typewriter. But as word processing became ubiquitous, it helped eliminate their jobs.

  9. Chinese Court Says Apple Infringed on Qualcomm Patents Business, December 10

    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.

  10. Don’t Fall for Facebook’s ‘China Argument’ Op Ed, December 10

    America’s global dominance in technology requires fierce competition at home, not the coddling of monopolies.

  11. The Business of Selling Your Location Podcasts, December 10

    Smartphone apps track a staggering amount of data about our whereabouts every day. That data has become a hot commodity.

  12. How to Stop Apps From Tracking Your Location Investigative, December 10

    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.

  13. Your Apps Know Where You Were Last Night, and They’re Not Keeping It Secret Interactive, December 10

    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.

  14. How The Times Analyzed Location Tracking Companies Investigative, December 10

    Reporters tested apps made for both Android and iOS, evaluated app code and examined the companies receiving the data.

  15. China Tries to Balance Anger Over Huawei Arrest With Warmer Trade Ties Business, December 9

    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.

  16. Facebook Gave Some Companies Special Access to Users’ Data, Documents Show Technology, December 5

    A trove of secret internal Facebook documents were released by a British parliamentary committee as part of an investigation into misinformation and user data.

  17. Rudy Giuliani Says Twitter Sabotaged His Tweet. Actually, He Did It Himself. U.S., December 5

    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).

  18. The ‘Next America’ Op Ed, December 4

    How do we govern in the age that will begin with the 2020 election?

  19. Digital Divide Is Wider Than We Think, Study Says Business, December 4

    New research from Microsoft says that far fewer people have broadband internet access than government statistics have shown.

  20. The Hope and Betrayal of Blockchain Special Sections, December 4

    A technology that could revolutionize our concept of trust faces a major stumbling block.

  21. Chatbots Are a Danger to Democracy Op Ed, December 4

    We need to identify, disqualify and regulate chatbots before they destroy political speech.

  22. What the West Got Wrong About China, Part 1 Podcasts, December 4

    Many in the United States believed that capitalism would never work without political freedom. Then China began to rise.

  23. Why Are We Suddenly Surrounded by ‘Grift’? Magazine, December 4

    Con artistry can charm us as much as it enrages us. And lately, it seems ubiquitous.

  24. Bad Landlord? These Coders Are Here to Help Metro, December 4

    Coders are creating apps and databases to help tenants find information about buildings and landlords, and even navigate housing court.

  25. Quora, the Q. and A. Site, Says Data Breach Affected 100 Million Users Business, December 4

    Some users seemed less surprised by the security breach than by the fact that they had a Quora account in the first place.

  26. The Race Is On to Protect Data From the Next Leap in Computers. And China Has the Lead. Business, December 3

    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.

  27. TikTok, a Chinese Video App, Brings Fun Back to Social Media Business, December 3

    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.

  28. Hide Your Phone When You’re Trying to Work. Seriously. Smarter Living, December 2

    The biggest roadblock to your productivity is the smartphone on your desk.

  29. The Future Is Bright for the Video Games of Yesterday Business, December 2

    After the success of Nintendo’s two retro consoles, other developers are mining their vaults and resurfacing old games and hardware.

  30. 2018 Holiday Gift Guide: Technology Interactive, November 30

    The New York Times and Wirecutter bring you this indispensable guide to the best tech gifts of the holiday season.

  31. The Week in Tech: Facebook’s Three Big Problems Business, November 30

    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.

  32. Meet the Man Tasked With Expanding Uber’s Business in New York, With a Smile New York, November 30

    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.

  33. Sending Lewd Nudes to Strangers Could Mean a Year in Jail Metro, November 30

    The New York City Council has introduced a bill with bipartisan sponsorship aimed at curtailing technology-enabled sexual harassment.

  34. Sheryl Sandberg Asked for Soros Research, Facebook Acknowledges Business, November 29

    Facebook’s second in command wanted an examination of the billionaire’s financial ties after he delivered a blistering speech about tech companies.

  35. Floyd Mayweather and DJ Khaled Are Fined in I.C.O. Crackdown Business, November 29

    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.

  36. Microsoft Is Worth as Much as Apple. How Did That Happen? Business, November 29

    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.

  37. It’s Almost 2019. Do You Know Where Your Photos Are? Styles, November 29

    In the age of image abundance, purges are a way of life.

  38. That Virus Alert on Your Computer? Scammers in India May Be Behind It Business, November 28

    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.

  39. Iranians Accused in Cyberattacks, Including One That Hobbled Atlanta U.S., November 28

    The suspects chose targets with the means to pay ransom and a need to put their systems back online quickly, law enforcement officials said.

  40. Should I Quit Facebook? It’s Complicated Letters, November 28

    “Do You Have a Moral Duty to Leave Facebook?” an Op-Ed asked. Our readers say yes, it depends and don’t “scapegoat” Facebook.

  41. Make Your Friends and Family Less Irksome This Holiday Season Business, November 28

    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.

  42. Covering a White House Where News Is Always Just a Tap Away Business, November 28

    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.

  43. They Pretty Much Know Everything About You Before You Bet the Jets Metro, November 28

    New Jersey’s legalization of sports betting has led to stepped-up surveillance and data-gathering at casinos and racetracks, and online.

  44. How to Survive the Next Era of Tech (Slow Down and Be Mindful) Business, November 28

    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.

  45. A Hot Seat for Facebook, an Empty Chair for Zuckerberg and a Vow to Share Secret Files Business, November 27

    At a hearing in London, officials from nine countries criticized the social network and said they planned to release internal Facebook documents soon.

  46. The New Radicalization of the Internet Editorial, November 24

    Jihadists and right-wing extremists use remarkably similar social media strategies.

  47. A Case of ‘Catfishing,’ Blackmail and Sexual Abuse Rattles Norway Foreign, November 24

    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.

  48. Sheryl Sandberg Can’t Have It All Op Ed, November 23

    The burdens and perils of the pedestal.

  49. Tapping the Ancients for Tech Wisdom Letters, November 23

    Readers respond to a column by Bret Stephens about Facebook and other Silicon Valley giants.

  50. How WhatsApp Leads Mobs to Murder in India Interactive, November 23

    False rumors of child kidnappers have gone viral on WhatsApp in India, prompting fearful mobs to kill two dozen innocent people since April

  51. Meet Zora, the Robot Caregiver Interactive, November 23

    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.

  52. How Was Your Experience? Please Rate the Entire World Styles, November 22

    Very little escapes scrutiny from witty online commentators.

  53. How Facebook’s P.R. Firm Brought Political Trickery to Tech Business, November 21

    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.

  54. 5 Reasons Cryptocurrency Prices Are Plunging Again Business, November 21

    A year ago, Bitcoin and other digital currencies were booming. Here’s why things look so much bleaker now.

  55. In China, Dolce & Gabbana Draws Fire and Accusations of Racism on Social Media Business, November 21

    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.

  56. Record and Share Your Family History in 5 Steps Business, November 21

    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.

  57. You Don’t Have to Be a Journalist to Want to Keep Chats Private Business, November 21

    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.

  58. Manufacturers Remain Slow to Recognize Cybersecurity Risk Special Sections, November 21

    Hackers go after supply lines and customer information in manufacturing computer systems, which are often not wellprotected.

  59. DealBook Briefing: The Stock Rout Is a Warning About the Economy Business, November 21

    In 2018, hefty fiscal stimulus has buoyed the markets and helped America shrug off risks. That safeguard looks set to be weakened next year.

  60. Somali Workers in Minnesota Force Amazon to Negotiate Business, November 20

    Labor organizers and researchers said they had not heard of Amazon previously coming to the table after worker pressure, even for private discussions.

  61. The ‘Neo-Banks’ Are Finally Having Their Moment Business, November 20

    High fees and low interest rates have provided an opening for a new generation of finance start-ups to compete with the big banks.

  62. The Tech Stock Fall Lost These 5 Companies $800 Billion in Market Value Business, November 20

    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.

  63. How Will We Outsmart A.I. Liars? Science, November 19

    For better and worse, humans are only improving their ability to deceive themselves with technology.

  64. Needing Growth, Uber Returns to Germany. This Time on Best Behavior. Technology, November 19

    Uber retreated from many towns in Germany in 2015 after battling regulators. Now the ride-hailing company has re-entered the city of Düsseldorf.

  65. In ‘Digital India,’ Government Hands Out Free Phones to Win Votes Business, November 18

    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.

  66. Finally, a Machine That Can Finish Your Sentence Business, November 18

    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.

  67. How China Made Its Own Internet Interactive, November 18

    The internet was supposed to set the world free. But China likes its walled-off and censored version just fine.

  68. Zuckerberg Defends Company in Friday Meeting With Employees Business, November 17

    Facebook’s co-founder and other executives, including Sheryl Sandberg, answered employees’ questions after a New York Times investigation of the company.

  69. Facebook Fallout Ruptures Democrats’ Longtime Alliance With Silicon Valley Technology, November 17

    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.

  70. Mayra Langdon Riesman, Movie Website Creator, Dies at 64 Obits, November 16

    The Film Scouts website let Ms. Riesman indulge her love of movies but also showed her early prescience about the power of the internet.

  71. ‘Digital Renaissance’ Argues Consumers of Media Never Had It So Good. Is That the Case? Business, November 16

    Joel Waldfogel’s new book concludes that the massive disruption the internet has wrought on the creative industries has created a pop culture renaissance.

  72. Google Cloud Executive Who Sought Pentagon Contract Steps Down Business, November 16

    Diane Greene, who has run Google Cloud for three years, will be replaced by a former Oracle executive.

  73. From Encyclopedic Collector to ‘Wikipedian-at-Large’ Foreign, November 16

    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.

  74. The Week in Tech: Amazon Finally Makes an HQ2 Decision Business, November 16

    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.

  75. Democrats Should Un-Friend Facebook Op Ed, November 16

    It’s time to treat Facebook like the ruthless monopoly it is.

  76. The Story of Threatin, a Most Puzzling Hoax Even for 2018 Styles, November 16

    A rock band went on tour in the U.K. and nobody came. Then it got weird.

  77. Mark Zuckerberg Defends Facebook as Furor Over Its Tactics Grows Business, November 15

    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.

  78. A Look Inside the Tactics of Definers, Facebook’s Attack Dog Business, November 15

    The opposition research firm had focused on the internet company’s competition. But ahead of a Senate hearing it had a new target: senators.

  79. What Amazon’s HQ2 Winners Look Like, Before Amazon Business, November 15

    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.

  80. ‘I Don’t Really Want to Work for Facebook.’ So Say Some Computer Science Students. Technology, November 15

    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.

  81. Facebook and the Fires Op Ed, November 15

    The toxic smoke is a bleak backdrop and an apt metaphor for where Silicon Valley finds itself.

  82. Is It Time to Drain the Water Heater? There’s an App for That Real Estate, November 15

    A variety of apps can help you keep track of home maintenance tasks and put a little fun into the tedious side of homeownership.

  83. Everything on Amazon Is Amazon! Styles, November 15

    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!

  84. Facebook Cuts Ties With Washington Firm That Sought to Discredit Social Network’s Critics Business, November 15

    The social network faced scrutiny for working with the consulting firm, which tried to discredit critics and rivals of the Silicon Valley giant.

  85. Delay, Deny and Deflect: How Facebook’s Leaders Fought Through Crisis Investigative, November 14

    Russian meddling, data sharing, hate speech — the social network faced one scandal after another. This is how Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg responded.

  86. Damage Control at Facebook: 6 Takeaways From The Times’s Investigation Investigative, November 14

    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.

  87. The Essentials for Covering Silicon Valley: Burner Phones and Doorbells Business, November 14

    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.

  88. New York’s Amazon Deal Is a Bad Bargain Editorial, November 14

    The city has what the company wants, talent. Why pay them $1.5 billion to come?

  89. Amazon’s HQ2 in Virginia Leaves a Real Estate Firm Poised to Cash In Business, November 14

    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.

  90. Uber’s Losses Continue Ahead of Initial Public Offering Business, November 14

    Uber, which is moving toward a public debut next year, said its net loss was more than $1 billion in the third quarter.

  91. What’s Hot (and What’s Not) This Black Friday Business, November 14

    To help shoppers get started, here’s a cheat sheet of the products to track, and the ones to ignore.

  92. Uber and Lyft Announce Rewards Programs Travel, November 14

    The car-hailing services, battling for riders, will now offer customers points that can add up to free trips and other perks.

  93. New York Is a Genuine Tech Hub (and That Was Before Amazon) Business, November 14

    The Bay Area in California remains the nation’s high-tech epicenter. But New York’s tech work force has been growing impressively.

  94. Amazon HQ2: How New York and Virginia Won the Beauty Contest Business, November 14

    Eager candidates offered name changes, helipads and even cactuses to entice the company into setting up shop.

  95. How Do You Get Students to Think Like Criminals? Opinion, November 14

    The skills needed for cybersecurity jobs aren’t easy to learn in the classroom.

  96. The Huxley Trap Opinion, November 14

    How technology and masturbation tamed the sexual revolution.

  97. How Google Photos Became a Perfect Jukebox for Our Memories Business, November 14

    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.

  98. A Tech Wunderkind Who Knows Jaden Smith and Elon Musk Styles, November 14

    Iddris Sandu has written code for Instagram and Twitter, and counts Barack Obama as a fan.

  99. Online Photo Printing for the Holidays (and Any Time) Smarter Living, November 13

    Want to share photos this holiday season (and other times)? We have recommendations for cards, photo books, and photo printing services.

  100. Before a Deal, Amazon Had to Know: Could Cuomo and De Blasio Get Along? Business, November 13

    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.

  101. For University of Minnesota, Chinese Tycoon’s Arrest Shines Light, Again, on Sexual Assault Business, November 13

    The billionaire Richard Liu, who has denied wrongdoing, was in Minneapolis attending a relatively new and lucrative academic program when he was arrested.

  102. Facebook Failed to Police How Its Partners Handled User Data Investigative, November 12

    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.

  103. U.S. Declines to Sign Declaration Discouraging Use of Cyberattacks Washington, November 12

    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.

  104. Amazon’s HQ2 Will Benefit From New York City. But What Does New York Get? Culture, November 12

    Amazon promises tens of thousands of new jobs, but should we expect more than that?