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Inside Silicon Valley’s 10-year quest to make soaring above a crowded city street as easy as calling an Uber. Go to article - Flying Car Makers Want to Build ‘Uber Meets Tesla in the Air’
The F.B.I. scored two major victories, recovering a Bitcoin ransom and tricking lawbreakers with an encryption app. But criminals may still have the upper hand. Go to article - Bitcoin and Encryption: A Race Between Criminals and the F.B.I.
Apple, under fire for turning over the data of two lawmakers to the Trump Justice Dept., said it did so unknowingly, while Google fought a request for New York Times data because it related to a corporate client. Go to article - In Leak Investigation, Tech Giants Are Caught Between Courts and Customers
A bipartisan group of House members introduced five bills targeting Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google. Go to article - Lawmakers, Taking Aim at Big Tech, Push Sweeping Overhaul of Antitrust
Democrats denounced the Trump administration’s seizure of lawmakers’ data as an abuse of power and called on Republicans to back the congressional inquiry. Go to article - Justice Dept. Watchdog to Investigate Seizure of Democrats’ Data
The mood about technology has soured more recently, but bosses’ paychecks have mostly remained unscathed. Go to article - Are Tech’s Wealthiest Men Worth Their Pay?
Las empresas de tecnología necesitan ser rentables y han empezado a sincerar sus tarifas: comida a domicilio, viajes en Uber, hospedajes de Airbnb ahora empiezan a costar más Go to article - Hasta la vista, estilo de vida milénial
The U.S. government has long tried to prevent the sales over concerns about rights abuses and surveillance. Documents show those efforts have failed. Go to article - China Still Buys American DNA Equipment for Xinjiang Despite Blocks
The Ivy League school said it was dismissing allegations that students had looked up online course materials during remote exams. Go to article - Dartmouth Medical School Drops Cheating Case Against Students
The hacker or hackers claimed to have stolen important source code for the 2021 edition of the popular soccer game FIFA, as well as data related to a gaming creation engine called Frostbite. Go to article - Electronic Arts, a Video-Game Maker, Is Hacked
Tech is now for all of us, and yet the tech companies keep focusing on the nerds who want fancy gadgets. Go to article - Tech Forgets About the Needs of the 99%
You streamed it. Now you can buy it at Netflix.shop, a new site that will offer everything from a “Lupin” side table to a “Yasuke” clock. Go to article - Netflix Online Shop to Sell Products Tied to Shows Like 'Lupin'
Known for the Xbox, Microsoft has been diversifying away from boxy hardware in favor of reaching millions more new gamers. Go to article - How Microsoft Is Ditching the Video Game Console Wars
In response to Times articles, the search giant is changing its algorithm, part of a major shift in how Google polices harmful content. Go to article - Google Seeks to Break Vicious Cycle of Online Slander
The new order calls for a broader review of a number of foreign-controlled applications that could pose a security risk to Americans and their data. Go to article - Biden Revokes and Replaces Trump Order That Banned TikTok
The F.B.I.’s recovery of Bitcoins paid in the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack showed cryptocurrencies are not as hard to track as it might seem. Go to article - Bitcoin Is Actually Traceable, Pipeline Investigation Shows
Technology is changing our lives in one of the most ordinary places in America. Go to article - Tech Shakes Up the Supermarket
The German artist’s new exhibition at the Pompidou Center in Paris examines, with bitter humor, how digital technology shapes life offline. Go to article - An Interview With Hito Steyerl About Her Pompidou Center Show
Apple and Google have unveiled phone features designed for an era of hybrid remote and in-person work. Go to article - What to Know About the Newest iPhone and Android Software
Gig economy companies are backing state laws in New York and elsewhere that would cement drivers’ status as contractors in exchange for a union. Go to article - Uber and Lyft Ramp Up Efforts to Shield Business Model
If Google were declared a so-called common carrier like a utility company, it would prevent the company from prioritizing its own products, services and websites in search results. Go to article - Ohio’s attorney general wants Google to be declared a public utility.
Many people who have found fame on TikTok are struggling with mental health issues. Go to article - Young Creators Are Burning Out and Breaking Down
YouTube seems to have shown that it’s possible to both upend an industry and help make it stronger. Go to article - YouTube Isn’t the Music Villain Anymore
The sites of the British government, The New York Times and Twitter were among those that were briefly inaccessible for some users. Go to article - Widespread Internet Outage Affects Major Websites
The price for Ubers, scooters and Airbnb rentals is going up as tech companies aim for profitability. Go to article - Farewell, Millennial Lifestyle Subsidy
Investigators traced 75 Bitcoins worth more than $4 million through nearly two dozen cryptocurrency accounts. Go to article - U.S. Seizes Share of Ransom From Hackers in Colonial Pipeline Attack
Apple’s privacy push has put the company at odds with rivals. Despite protests from some corners of Silicon Valley, Monday’s announcements show that Apple has doubled down on privacy features. Go to article - Apple unveils new privacy features, digital IDs and changes to FaceTime.
Some developers are sick of Apple being a dictator. Apple says it’s protecting us. Let’s dissect this. Go to article - Why All the Fury at Apple?
Mr. Bezos and his brother, Mark, will be on board when his rocket company launches its first human spaceflight next month, shortly after he steps down as chief executive of Amazon. Go to article - Jeff Bezos Will Fly Aboard Blue Origin’s First Human Trip to Space
The tech giant, which is facing similar scrutiny in the U.S., also said it would make changes to increase transparency of its online ad systems. Go to article - Google Pays $270 Million to Settle Antitrust Charges in France
He partnered with friends to produce stunning original technology that would give movie viewers an immersive, stadium-like experience. Go to article - Graeme Ferguson, Filmmaker Who Helped Create Imax, Dies at 91
The technology company Kinsa will distribute as many as 100,000 internet-connected thermometers through the city’s elementary schools. Go to article - New York Turns to Smart Thermometers for Disease Detection in Schools