As I.P.O. Approaches, Lyft’s Chief Is Nudged Into the Spotlight

By MIKE ISAAC and KATE CONGER

Logan Green is known to be reserved, letting his second-in-command speak for their ride-sharing service. But now he’s in a race with Uber to take the companies public.

Published: January 27, 2019 at 08:00AM

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A Tiny Screw Shows Why iPhones Won’t Be ‘Assembled in U.S.A.’

By JACK NICAS

Apple decided several years ago to produce a high-end Mac in Texas. The problems that surfaced illustrate the challenges of domestic manufacturing.

Published: January 28, 2019 at 08:00AM

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The Week in Tech: Silicon Valley Hobnobs in Davos

By SHEERA FRENKEL

Controversy over a video uploaded to Twitter over the weekend revealed old fault lines, and why social media is so good at exposing them.

Published: January 25, 2019 at 08:00AM

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FaceTime Bug Lets iPhone Users Eavesdrop, in a Stumble for Apple

By BRIAN X. CHEN

A glitch in the video and audio calling app, which the company says it will fix, can turn the device into one perhaps better suited for espionage.

Published: January 28, 2019 at 08:00AM

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Apple Says Profits Were Flat, Citing Slump in China

By JACK NICAS

The iPhone maker, which reported quarterly earnings, faces a number of issues, from consumer demand in China to an unusual security bug in its iPhone software.

Published: January 29, 2019 at 08:00AM

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How to Disable FaceTime to Avoid Eavesdropping Bug

By MATTHEW HAAG

Apple has disabled Group FaceTime, the feature that enabled the eavesdropping, while it works on a fix. But for extra security, follow these steps.

Published: January 29, 2019 at 08:00AM

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Apple Was Slow to Act on FaceTime Bug That Allows Spying on iPhones

By NICOLE PERLROTH

A teenager in Arizona discovered the flaw, which allows eavesdropping, on Jan. 19, and his mother contacted Apple the next day. But the company was slow to reply.

Published: January 29, 2019 at 08:00AM

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Huawei and China, Facing U.S. Charges, Have Few Ways to Retaliate

By PAUL MOZUR and RAYMOND ZHONG

Slowing growth and the trade war could restrict Beijing’s ability to get tough. Huawei has shuffled its Washington staff, apparently seeking a reset in relations.

Published: January 29, 2019 at 08:00AM

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Apple Watch, Using Aetna Client Data, Wants to Help You Be Healthy

By REUTERS

CVS Health Corp’s health insurer Aetna on Tuesday said it is working with Apple Inc on a new health app for Apple Watches that uses an individual’s medical history to set personalized health goals.

Published: January 29, 2019 at 08:00AM

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How to Save on Your Next Apple Purchase

By BRIAN X. CHEN

If recent increases are any indication, chances are your next iDevice will cost even more. We analyzed how prices have shot up and offer ways to buy for less.

Published: January 30, 2019 at 08:00AM

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Does Facebook Really Know How Many Fake Accounts It Has?

By JACK NICAS

The social network has disclosed an estimate for years, but a closer look raises lots of questions.

Published: January 30, 2019 at 08:00AM

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Amazon Users in India Will Get Less Choice and Pay More Under New Selling Rules

By VINDU GOEL

Under pressure from small merchants, the Indian government is prohibiting Amazon and Walmart from selling products on their own sites.

Published: January 30, 2019 at 08:00AM

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Maybe Only Tim Cook Can Fix Facebook’s Privacy Problem

By KEVIN ROOSE

The cold war between Facebook and Apple over data use and privacy is heating up. How far should Mr. Cook take it?

Published: January 30, 2019 at 08:00AM

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An Arsenal of Skype, Voice Recorders and FOIAs

By EMILY BAZELON

Emily Bazelon, an investigative reporter at The New York Times Magazine, craves easy-to-use tools, whether for interviews, Freedom of Information Act records or her home TV.

Published: January 30, 2019 at 08:00AM

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Facebook’s Profits and Revenue Climb as It Gains More Users

By MIKE ISAAC

Despite a painful year of scandals, the social network reported Wednesday that it continued to grow in the fourth quarter.

Published: January 30, 2019 at 08:00AM

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Releasing Earnings, Microsoft Stays in Stride, With Cloud Powering the Way

By KAREN WEISE

The company reported revenue of $32.5 billion in the last quarter, and it made a profit of almost $8.6 billion, big increases over the same period a year ago.

Published: January 30, 2019 at 08:00AM

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Apple Shows Facebook Who Has the Power in an App Dispute

By MIKE ISAAC

After two days of disruptions, the iPhone maker restored the social network’s access to internal apps that its employees rely on in their jobs.

Published: January 31, 2019 at 08:00AM

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Firm That Sold Social Media Bots Settles With New York Attorney General

By NICHOLAS CONFESSORE

The company, Devumi, was exposed as a leading wholesaler of fake Twitter followers in a New York Times investigation last year.

Published: January 30, 2019 at 08:00AM

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Chip Giant Intel Picks Interim Leader as Permanent C.E.O. After Long Search

By DON CLARK

Robert Swan takes the helm at a time when the Silicon Valley company is financially strong but facing questions about its future.

Published: January 31, 2019 at 08:00AM

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Russia’s Playbook for Social Media Disinformation Has Gone Global

By SHEERA FRENKEL, KATE CONGER and KEVIN ROOSE

Facebook and Twitter said on Thursday that disinformation on their platforms now comes from more domestic and foreign sources — and not just Russia.

Published: January 31, 2019 at 08:00AM

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Amazon’s Sales Growth Slows, Even as Cloud Business Stays Hot

By KAREN WEISE

The company is compensating for slowing growth in e-commerce by expanding its fast-moving, highly profitable cloud and advertising businesses.

Published: January 31, 2019 at 08:00AM

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Apple Says It Has Fixed FaceTime Security Bug

By JACK NICAS and BRIAN X. CHEN

A software update will be released next week for owners of iPhones, iPads and Mac computers, the company said.

Published: February 1, 2019 at 08:00AM

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Net Neutrality Repeal at Stake as Key Court Case Starts

By CECILIA KANG

A lawsuit challenging the Federal Communications Commission’s repeal of rules meant to ensure internet users open access to all websites and services is one of several fronts in a broader battle.

Published: February 1, 2019 at 08:00AM

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Behind Tech’s Shine, Some Warnings Signs Appear

By DAVID STREITFELD and DON CLARK

From Apple to Nvidia, tech companies say business is slowing. Among the reasons: China and a Bitcoin slump. It may be just a bump — until it’s not.

Published: February 3, 2019 at 08:00AM

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Alphabet Is in a Tumultuous Time, but the Business Keeps Booming

By DAISUKE WAKABAYASHI

Google’s parent company, fueled by searches on mobile devices and YouTube’s popularity, continues to have strong financial results.

Published: February 4, 2019 at 08:00AM

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Slack Files for Public Offering, Joining Silicon Valley’s Stock Market Rush

By ERIN GRIFFITH

The workplace messaging company, one of the technology industry’s so-called unicorns, said Monday it had confidentially filed to go public.

Published: February 4, 2019 at 08:00AM

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Snap Stems the Flood of Users Leaving Its App

By KATE CONGER

The social media company, which makes the Snapchat ephemeral messaging app, said on Tuesday that the flood of users who were leaving its platform had subsided.

Published: February 5, 2019 at 08:00AM

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Chief of Apple Stores Is Leaving After 5 Years in the Job

By JACK NICAS

Angela Ahrendts, hired after leading Burberry to global prominence, was among Apple’s highest-paid executives.

Published: February 5, 2019 at 08:00AM

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Making New Drugs With a Dose of Artificial Intelligence

By CADE METZ

Researchers at DeepMind, owned by Google’s parent company, and other companies are applying their powerful A.I. systems to drug discovery research.

Published: February 5, 2019 at 08:00AM

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Instacart and DoorDash’s Tip Policies Are Delivering Outrage

By KEVIN ROOSE

The delivery companies are under fire from critics who say the companies are taking advantage of their workers with deceptive tipping policies.

Published: February 6, 2019 at 08:00AM

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When the Tools of the Trade Are the Keyboard and Mouse

By DAISUKE WAKABAYASHI

For Daisuke Wakabayashi, who covers Google, computer accessories are important. Very important.

Published: February 6, 2019 at 08:00AM

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New Emojis Are Coming: Interracial Couples, Guide Dogs, Falafel and More

By SARAH MERVOSH

The new emojis and variants, which emphasize inclusivity, are expected to come out later this year, the organization that sets standards for emoji compatibility announced.

Published: February 6, 2019 at 08:00AM

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Are Your Children Racking Up Charges From Mobile Games? Here’s How to Fight Back

By BRIAN X. CHEN

Parents are often surprised by unauthorized credit card charges. The culprit: Bait apps, which lure children into buying virtual junk online. Preventing these purchases isn’t easy, but it can be done.

Published: February 6, 2019 at 08:00AM

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How Facebook’s Tiny China Sales Floor Helps Generate Big Ad Money

By PAUL MOZUR and LIN QIQING

In the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen, Facebook, working with a local partner, has found a way to overcome China’s internet blocks to make ad dollars.

Published: February 7, 2019 at 08:00AM

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Germany Restricts Facebook’s Data Gathering

By AMIE TSANG

The competition authority said the company could no longer combine data from different sources without explicit permission from users.

Published: February 7, 2019 at 08:00AM

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Jeff Bezos Accuses National Enquirer of ‘Extortion and Blackmail’

By KAREN WEISE

In an online post, the chief executive of Amazon said the tabloid’s owner had used “extortion and blackmail” to try to stop his investigation into leaked photos and text messages.

Published: February 7, 2019 at 08:00AM

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Germany’s DFS, Rheinmetall Demonstrate System to Prevent Drone Disruptions

By REUTERS

Germany’s state-owned DFS air traffic controller and arms maker Rheinmetall on Wednesday demonstrated an experimental system aimed at averting the costly travel chaos triggered by drones flying at London’s Gatwick Airport in December.

Published: February 6, 2019 at 08:00AM

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Instagram Bans Graphic Images of Self-Harm After Teenager’s Suicide

By JULIA JACOBS

Instagram and its parent company, Facebook, will no longer allow images of cutting and will make nongraphic photos of self-harm, such as healed scars, more difficult to find.

Published: February 7, 2019 at 08:00AM

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Jeff Bezos Accuses National Enquirer of ‘Extortion and Blackmail’

By JIM RUTENBERG and KAREN WEISE

In an online post, the chief executive of Amazon said the tabloid’s owner had used “extortion and blackmail” to try to stop his investigation into leaked photos and text messages.

Published: February 7, 2019 at 08:00AM

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You Call That Meat? Not So Fast, Cattle Ranchers Say

By NATHANIEL POPPER

With new vegetarian and lab-produced burgers coming to stores, several states are looking to bar newcomers from using the word meat on their labels.

Published: February 9, 2019 at 08:00AM

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These 50 Start-Ups May Be the Next ‘Unicorns’

By ERIN GRIFFITH

CB Insights, a firm that tracks start-ups, analyzed a variety of data to create a list of 50 private companies around the world that are on a path to a $1 billion valuation.

Published: February 10, 2019 at 08:00AM

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The Next Wave of ‘Unicorn’ Start-Ups

By ERIN GRIFFITH

Uber and Airbnb were part of an early generation of tech start-ups that quickly reached $1 billion in value. The up-and-coming generation is looking very different.

Published: February 10, 2019 at 08:00AM

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In China, This Video Game Lets You Be a Tiger Mom or a Driven Dad

By CAROLYN ZHANG and RAYMOND ZHONG

Mete out love and discipline. Set ambitious goals. Endure a teenager’s first dates. Fans say the game Chinese Parents is a surprisingly poignant exercise in role reversal.

Published: February 12, 2019 at 08:00AM

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Girls Get Tech. They Just Need Others to Believe It.

By MAYA SALAM

New research explores how access to technology helps put girls on par with boys.

Published: February 12, 2019 at 08:00AM

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T-Mobile-Sprint Deal Gets New Scrutiny From the Left

By CECILIA KANG

Democratic lawmakers, empowered by their new House majority, have amplified their criticism of the deal, and two hearings are set this week.

Published: February 12, 2019 at 08:00AM

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Exposure of Bullying ‘Boys Club’ Brings #MeToo to French Media

By REUTERS

A secret “boys club” of journalists in France has been accused of harassing women writers and feminists during a near-decade long campaign of online bullying.

Published: February 12, 2019 at 08:00AM

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The Strange Experience of Being Australia’s First Tech Billionaires

By NELLIE BOWLES

In a country where wealth usually comes from mining or banking, Scott Farquhar and Mike Cannon-Brookes of Atlassian are a new kind of mogul. And they’re getting into politics.

Published: February 13, 2019 at 08:00AM

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Former Senior Apple Lawyer Charged With Insider Trading

By DAISUKE WAKABAYASHI

The former executive, who oversaw compliance with insider trading rules, was accused by the S.E.C. of profiting on nonpublic information.

Published: February 13, 2019 at 08:00AM

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How to Make a 3-D Model of Your Home Renovation Vision

By J. D. BIERSDORFER

Before you get out the hardware, use software like free floor-plan apps and augmented-reality tools to sketch out the ideas for your remodeling projects.

Published: February 13, 2019 at 08:00AM

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Germany Is Wary of a Digital World (but Loves Its E-Toothbrushes)

By MELISSA EDDY

Melissa Eddy, a Berlin reporter, explains how privacy laws have led to blurred Google Street View pictures, and why WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook are popular almost despite themselves.

Published: February 13, 2019 at 08:00AM

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India Proposes Chinese-Style Internet Censorship

By VINDU GOEL

The Modi government’s plan, which would require tech companies to automatically block a vast array of content, stifles free speech, critics said.

Published: February 14, 2019 at 08:00AM

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Little Red App: Xi’s Thoughts Are (Surprise!) a Hit in China

By RAYMOND ZHONG

Want to take President Xi Jinping’s wisdom with you wherever you go? A lot of Chinese people do. Or they’ve been told to.

Published: February 14, 2019 at 08:00AM

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Facebook Settlement With F.T.C. Could Run Into the Billions

By CECILIA KANG

The social media company is in discussions with regulators over claims that it violated a 2011 consent decree regarding user privacy.

Published: February 14, 2019 at 08:00AM

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Northern Virginia Is Keeping Amazon’s 25,000 Jobs and It Wants You to Know It

By CECILIA KANG

The region has its act together and knows what it is doing, officials said.

Published: February 15, 2019 at 08:00AM

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As Uber Prepares for I.P.O., Its Losses Pile Up

By KATE CONGER and MIKE ISAAC

The ride-hailing giant said that excluding certain costs, its losses increased significantly in the fourth quarter of 2018.

Published: February 15, 2019 at 08:00AM

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The Week in Tech: A Break From Consumer Tech

By STEVE LOHR

What kinds of companies will be the next so-called unicorns? A hint: Many of them won’t have much in common with Uber or Airbnb.

Published: February 15, 2019 at 08:00AM

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Chinese and Iranian Hackers Renew Their Attacks on U.S. Companies

By NICOLE PERLROTH

President Trump’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal and his trade conflicts with China are believed to have inspired new waves of attacks.

Published: February 18, 2019 at 08:00AM

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A Real Tube Carrying Dreams of 600-M.P.H. Transit

By ERIC A. TAUB

Virgin Hyperloop One is testing a system that would put passengers in pods hurtling through vacuum tubes. Other companies are moving ahead with similar plans.

Published: February 18, 2019 at 08:00AM

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Huawei Founder Slams U.S. Charges as ‘Politically Motivated’

By RAYMOND ZHONG

Ren Zhengfei had previously avoided passing judgment on the case, citing respect for the legal process. Now he appears to be sharpening his language.

Published: February 18, 2019 at 08:00AM

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YouTube Unleashed a Conspiracy Theory Boom. Can It Be Contained?

By KEVIN ROOSE

What if stemming the tide of misinformation on YouTube means punishing some of its biggest stars?

Published: February 19, 2019 at 08:00AM

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Russian Hackers Targeted European Research Groups, Microsoft Says

By KAREN WEISE

The attacks, which come ahead of elections in May, reflect the spread of a broad online campaign linked to Moscow to disrupt its political opponents.

Published: February 20, 2019 at 08:00AM

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What’s Next for Smartphones? Here Are a Few Answers

By BRIAN X. CHEN

For a glimpse of what’s coming, look to Samsung’s newly unveiled Galaxy phones. One of the models works with 5G wireless networks, while another folds up like a book.

Published: February 20, 2019 at 08:00AM

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Advertisers Boycott YouTube After Pedophiles Swarm Comments on Videos of Children

By DAISUKE WAKABAYASHI and SAPNA MAHESHWARI

Google said it had deleted the accounts and channels of people leaving the comments in question, but acknowledged “there’s more to be done.”

Published: February 20, 2019 at 08:00AM

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How an App Creates ‘Disturbingly Agile Millennial Thumbs’

By ISABELLA KWAI

Isabella Kwai, a reporter in Australia, rarely takes notes on paper anymore and instead uses her iPhone. She can still look sources in the eye while typing.

Published: February 20, 2019 at 08:00AM

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What’s Next for Smartphones? Samsung’s New Galaxy Line Offers a Few Answers

By BRIAN X. CHEN

One of the company’s newly unveiled models works with 5G wireless networks. Another folds up like a book.

Published: February 20, 2019 at 08:00AM

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Consumer Groups Accuse Facebook of Duping Children

By CECILIA KANG

The groups called on the Federal Trade Commission to investigate whether Facebook violated consumer protection and child privacy laws.

Published: February 21, 2019 at 08:00AM

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Huawei Is Expanding in Canada, Despite U.S. Pressure

By KATE CONGER and LINDSEY WIEBE

The Chinese technology company, accused by American authorities of posing a security risk, will add to its research and development group in Canada.

Published: February 21, 2019 at 08:00AM

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Pinterest Is Said to File for I.P.O.

By ERIN GRIFFITH

The company is joining a stampede of high profile start-ups heading toward the public markets.

Published: February 21, 2019 at 08:00AM

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It Started With a Jolt: How New York Became a Tech Town

By STEVE LOHR

Amazon may not call it home. But the city, by design and because of its allure, is increasingly a magnet for coders and companies.

Published: February 22, 2019 at 08:00AM

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Google Ends Forced Arbitration for All Employee Disputes

By DAISUKE WAKABAYASHI

The company had pledged to do away with the controversial practice for sexual harassment claims, but expanded it to all disputes.

Published: February 21, 2019 at 08:00AM

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Digital Shopping App JOOM Targets France in Challenge to Amazon

By REUTERS

The e-commerce marketplace JOOM, whose mobile shopping app sells products from China at cut-rate prices directly to buyers, is recruiting French brands to bolster its merchant roster in a market it sees as key to cracking Europe and taking on Amazon.

Published: February 21, 2019 at 08:00AM

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The Week in Tech: Chinese and Iranian Hackers Have Returned

By NICOLE PERLROTH

In this week’s newsletter, Nicole Perlroth explains why U.S. companies and government agencies face renewed cybersecurity concerns.

Published: February 22, 2019 at 08:00AM

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Huawei’s Plight Hangs Over Wireless Industry Showcase

By ADAM SATARIANO

The potential bans of Huawei technology is overshadowing the mobile phone industry’s biggest annual event in Barcelona.

Published: February 22, 2019 at 08:00AM

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U.A.E. to Use Equipment From Huawei Despite American Pressure

By ADAM SATARIANO

The country, an ally of the United States, will work with the Chinese company on a high-speed wireless network in latest setback to American campaign.

Published: February 26, 2019 at 08:00AM

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Man Receives Under-Skin Chip Implant Live at Mobile Show

By REUTERS

A man volunteered to have a chip inserted under his skin live on stage at a trade fair in Barcelona on Monday, and another man who had already undergone the procedure showed off how he could make a payment with it using his smartphone.

Published: February 25, 2019 at 08:00AM

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Malta Leads on Cryptoassets Regulation While EU Ponders

By REUTERS

As the European Commission ponders whether the European Union needs rules for cryptoassets and trading in virtual currencies, EU states are moving ahead with their own regulations, with the smallest of them, Malta, leading the pack.

Published: February 26, 2019 at 08:00AM

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Limiting Your Digital Footprints in a Surveillance State

By PAUL MOZUR

To protect himself and his sources from prying eyes in China, Paul Mozur, a technology reporter in Shanghai, leaves just an “innocent trace” of digital exhaust.

Published: February 27, 2019 at 08:00AM

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Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus Review: A $1,000 Smartphone With Compromises

By BRIAN X. CHEN

Despite being an excellent phone with an innovative wide-angle camera, Samsung’s new flagship device lags Apple in biometrics.

Published: February 27, 2019 at 08:00AM

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MWC 2019: Huawei Politics, Robots and Speedy 5G

By ADAM SATARIANO and EDU BAYER

The American-led campaign against Huawei hung over the giant tech conference in Barcelona. But most attendees were focused instead on new mobile phones and ultrafast wireless networks.

Published: February 27, 2019 at 08:00AM

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F.T.C. Hits Musical.ly With Record Fine for Child Privacy Violation

By CECILIA KANG

The agency found many users of the app, now known as TikTok, were under 13 and revealed sensitive personal information without their parents’ permission.

Published: February 27, 2019 at 08:00AM

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Huawei’s Cutest Fans in China? A Troupe of Dancing Children

By RAYMOND ZHONG

In a music video on Chinese social media, young patriots sing the praises of the tech giant’s smartphones. The company says it had nothing to do with it.

Published: February 28, 2019 at 08:00AM

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Facebook and Telegram Are Hoping to Succeed Where Bitcoin Failed

By NATHANIEL POPPER and MIKE ISAAC

Even as cryptocurrency prices have plunged, several big tech companies are working on their own digital tokens for use in text messaging systems.

Published: February 28, 2019 at 08:00AM

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Uber and Lyft Said to Offer Drivers a Chance to Participate in I.P.O.s

By KATE CONGER

The ride-hailing companies intend to set up programs to give cash to some of their drivers, enabling them to buy company stock ahead of an initial public offering.

Published: February 28, 2019 at 08:00AM

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YouTube Bans Comments on Videos of Young Children in Bid to Block Predators

By DAISUKE WAKABAYASHI

The move by the video-sharing site was a response to the latest content-related problem to touch off a firestorm of criticism among users and advertisers.

Published: February 28, 2019 at 08:00AM

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Before Lyft’s I.P.O., a Chance for Investors to Kick the Tires

By KATE CONGER and MICHAEL J. de la MERCED

Lyft, the ride-sharing company, unveiled the prospectus for its initial public offering. It leads a wave of well-known tech start-ups that plan to go public this year.

Published: March 1, 2019 at 08:00AM

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The Week in Tech: How Can America Make the World Shun Huawei?

By ADAM SATARIANO

A global tech conference in Barcelona was the latest battleground for the White House campaign against the Chinese technology giant.

Published: March 1, 2019 at 08:00AM

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As Uber Prepares to Go Public, Its Lead Lawyer Races to Clean It Up

By KATE CONGER

Tony West, Uber’s chief legal officer and a former Justice Department official, is navigating the ride-hailing giant’s numerous legal issues.

Published: March 3, 2019 at 08:00AM

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As Trump and Kim Met, North Korean Hackers Hit Over 100 Targets in U.S. and Ally Nations

By NICOLE PERLROTH

McAfee researchers watched, in real time, as the North Koreans attacked the networks of companies in the United States and around the globe.

Published: March 3, 2019 at 08:00AM

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Amazon’s Hard Bargain Extends Far Beyond New York

By KAREN WEISE, MANNY FERNANDEZ and JOHN ELIGON

Amazon often plays politics with a distinctive message: Give us what we want, or we’ll leave and take our jobs elsewhere.

Published: March 3, 2019 at 08:00AM

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Huawei Said to Be Preparing to Sue the U.S. Government

By RAYMOND ZHONG and PAUL MOZUR

The suit is likely to argue that banning government agencies from using the company’s equipment amounts to an unconstitutional legislative punishment.

Published: March 4, 2019 at 08:00AM

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A New Luxury Retreat Caters to Elderly Workers in Tech (Ages 30 and Up)

By NELLIE BOWLES

At Modern Elder Academy, on the Baja coast, guests share anxieties about ageism and obsolescence.

Published: March 4, 2019 at 08:00AM

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Why Napalm Is a Cautionary Tale for Tech Giants Pursuing Military Contracts

By KEVIN ROOSE

Dow Chemical stopped making napalm for the military in 1969, just four years after it began. But the reputational damage haunted the company for decades.

Published: March 4, 2019 at 08:00AM

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Google Moves to Address Wage Equity, and Finds It’s Underpaying Many Men

By DAISUKE WAKABAYASHI

After a recent study, the company gave raises to thousands of men after determining they were earning less than women in similar jobs.

Published: March 4, 2019 at 08:00AM

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Alphabet’s Security Start-Up Wants to Offer History Lessons

By NICOLE PERLROTH

Chronicle, owned by Google’s parent company, is tapping the company’s computing power to help explain cybersecurity incidents.

Published: March 4, 2019 at 08:00AM

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Prosecutors Don’t Plan to Charge Uber in Self-Driving Car’s Fatal Accident
By MIHIR ZAVERI

The crash in Arizona was the first known pedestrian death resulting from self-driving technology.

Published: March 5, 2019 at 08:00AM

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Grab, a Southeast Asian Ride-Hailing Giant, Raises $1.5 Billion
By RAYMOND ZHONG

After Uber sold its operations in the region to Grab last year, the company’s transport revenue doubled. Its food delivery revenue grew 45 times.

Published: March 6, 2019 at 08:00AM

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After Facebook’s Scandals, Mark Zuckerberg Says He’ll Shift Focus to Private Sharing
By MIKE ISAAC

The Facebook chief executive said the next wave of social networking would be to enable private and encrypted discussions.

Published: March 6, 2019 at 08:00AM

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This Tech Makes D.I.Y. Key Duplication Easy. Maybe Too Easy.
By BRIAN X. CHEN

You can now take key duplication into your own hands using kiosks and apps from start-ups. Our columnist explored whether the benefits of this outweigh the security risks.

Published: March 6, 2019 at 08:00AM

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Read Mark Zuckerberg’s Blog Post on His ‘Privacy-Focused Vision’ for Facebook
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Mr. Zuckerberg detailed plans to integrate Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger so that people can communicate privately and directly across networks. The shift follows years of scandal for Facebook, which has been criticized over its handling of user data and the spread of disinformation.

Published: March 6, 2019 at 08:00AM

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After Facebook’s Scandals, Mark Zuckerberg Says He’ll Shift Focus to Private Sharing
By MIKE ISAAC

The Facebook chief executive said the next wave of social networking would be to enable private and encrypted discussions.

Published: March 6, 2019 at 08:00AM

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Amazon Is Closing Pop-Up Stores, as Its Retail Strategy Evolves
By KAREN WEISE

The sites — dozens in more than 20 states — are shutting down even as Amazon is otherwise expanding its physical retail presence with stores like Amazon Go and Whole Foods.

Published: March 6, 2019 at 08:00AM

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Where a TV Pro Goes for Video When YouTube Just Won’t Do
By LIZ DAY

Donald Trump’s old vlog? An archive of closed captions? Liz Day, a senior story editor for The Times’s new television show, “The Weekly,” knows how to find them.

Published: March 6, 2019 at 08:00AM

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Airbnb Acquires HotelTonight to Expand Travel Portfolio
By ERIN GRIFFITH

The acquisition of HotelTonight, a service for travelers seeking last-minute hotel bookings, expands Airbnb’s listings ahead of an expected initial public offering.

Published: March 7, 2019 at 08:00AM

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Facebook Announces Plan to Curb Vaccine Misinformation
By CHRISTINA CARON

The social network said it would reduce the visibility of groups and pages that spread vaccine hoaxes, and reject ads that include vaccine misinformation.

Published: March 7, 2019 at 08:00AM

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Mark Zuckerberg Wants Facebook to Emulate China’s WeChat. Can It?
By LI YUAN

China’s WeChat messaging app offers clues as to how Facebook may carry out its shift toward private messaging. But whether Facebook can pull the change off is another question.

Published: March 7, 2019 at 08:00AM

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