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The internet is changing, and the freewheeling, anything-goes culture of social media is being replaced by something more accountable. Go to article - Goodbye to the Wild Wild Web
In a post-quarantine world, heat sensors could help spot sick people with elevated temperatures as they enter public places. But it’s not that simple. Go to article - How Infrared Images Could Be Part of Your Daily Life
In a pandemic-induced recession, it’s more important than ever to take care of our smartphones and other gadgets. Go to article - How to Make Smartphones Last Longer
Home entertainment today isn’t all that different from the time of VHS tapes. Go to article - New ‘TV’ Is a Lot Like TV
The city was among the first to close and among the first to reopen. But Uber’s lessons there could be difficult to duplicate elsewhere. Go to article - What Hong Kong’s Pandemic Experience Taught Uber About Other Cities
Coronavirus is just a distant memory while zipping around in a several-hundred-thousand-dollar custom van on the open road. Go to article - The #Vanlife Business Is Booming
Researchers have developed a model that uses social-media and search data to forecast outbreaks of Covid-19 well before they occur. Go to article - Can an Algorithm Predict the Pandemic’s Next Moves?
The hearing this month would be a central moment in the continuing backlash against the power of Amazon, Facebook, Alphabet and Apple. Go to article - Four Top Tech C.E.O.s Will Testify in Antitrust Inquiry, Panel Says
Internet companies should treat people with big followings differently. Go to article - Bogus Ideas Have Superspreaders, Too
A new report revealed a broad campaign that targeted Muslims in China and their diaspora in other countries, beginning as early as 2013. Go to article - China’s Software Stalked Uighurs Earlier and More Widely, Researchers Learn
The social network has tried striking a more conciliatory tone with its advertisers, who object to its handling of hate speech. Go to article - Advertiser Exodus Snowballs as Facebook Struggles to Ease Concerns
The social network said it was designating the antigovernment movement as a dangerous organization. Go to article - Facebook Bans Network With ‘Boogaloo’ Ties
American cellular businesses will no longer be able to spend federal money on equipment from the two Chinese companies. Go to article - F.C.C. Designates Huawei and ZTE as National Security Threats
The economics of delivery apps stinks. Uber is offering to buy the food delivery company Postmates to make it stink a little less — for them. Go to article - Burrito Delivery Makes No Sense
Censorship and politics are fracturing the global internet, isolating users and industries accustomed to ignoring national borders. Go to article - India Bans TikTok of China, Tightening Digital Borders
A proposal to give scientists access to huge data sets and powerful computers. Go to article - Universities and Tech Giants Back National Cloud Computing Project
Entrepreneurs are working on new business models to address income inequality and a resulting lack of access to the financial system for communities of color. Go to article - Trying to Correct Banking’s Racial Imbalance
The ride-hailing company has been trying to expand its food-delivery business to compensate for the collapse of its main business. Go to article - Uber Makes Offer to Buy Postmates Delivery Service
Scammers are out to get personal information that could lead to identity theft. Go to article - Fraudulent Covid Antibody Tests? FBI Warns of Scammers, Identity Theft
The Times said Apple News did not align with its strategy of building direct relationships with paying readers. Go to article - The New York Times Pulls Out of Apple News
The action appeared to be the first outright suspension of one of the president’s social media accounts. Go to article - Twitch Suspends Trump’s Channel for ‘Hateful Conduct’
The move is part of the tit-for-tat retaliation after the Indian and Chinese militaries clashed earlier this month. Go to article - India Bans TikTok, WeChat and Dozens of Other Chinese Apps
The influential pro-Trump community broke the rules on harassment and targeting, said Reddit, which also banned other groups. Go to article - Reddit, Acting Against Hate Speech, Bans ‘The_Donald’ Subreddit
Young people have tweaked the conspiracy, and today’s internet sites help spread such false ideas. Go to article - A TikTok Twist on ‘PizzaGate’
Young women feeling alienated by dating apps and bar culture are finding love on their For You pages. Go to article - For Lesbians, TikTok Is ‘the Next Tinder’
As the coronavirus keeps spreading, employers are convinced remote work has a bright future. Decades of setbacks suggest otherwise. Go to article - The Long, Unhappy History of Working From Home
Worn by extremists toting assault rifles, the shirt has gone from dad symbol to battle flag. Go to article - Boogaloo Extremists, Banned From Facebook, and the Hawaiian Shirt
Two researchers have studied political expression on the app since the Musical.ly era. Here’s what they found. Go to article - TikTok Is Shaping Politics. But How?
The false theory targeting Democrats, now fueled by QAnon and teenagers on TikTok, is entangling new targets like Justin Bieber. Go to article - ‘PizzaGate’ Conspiracy Theory Thrives Anew in the TikTok Era
Six former employees were recently named in federal charges that were an indication of the lengths some companies will go to hit back at detractors. Go to article - EBay’s Critics Faced an Extreme Case of an Old Silicon Valley Habit