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    When Taming Big Tech Goes Wrong

    What the United States can learn from Europe’s efforts to restrain America’s tech giants.

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    Google Faces European Inquiry Into Fitbit Acquisition

    Authorities are investigating how Google will use health and wellness data collected from Fitbit’s fitness tracking...

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    For Robots, It’s a Time to Shine (and Maybe Disinfect)

    The pandemic has turned cleaning and other mundane building tasks into a challenge, stoking interest in...

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    Distilleries Raced to Make Hand Sanitizer for the Pandemic. No Longer.

    Even though coronavirus cases have surged again, craft distilleries say the business of making the disinfectant...

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    F.T.C. Investigating Twitter for Potential Privacy Violations

    The social media company said the agency was examining whether it had misused people’s personal information...

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    TikTok, Trump and an Impulse to Act as C.E.O. to Corporate America

    The president’s interventions in company dealings based on his own instincts are a departure from the...

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    Facebook Bets Big on Future of N.Y.C., and Offices, With New Lease

    Despite the pandemic, the social media giant leased all the office space in the former main...

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    How TikTok’s Owner Tried, and Failed, to Cross the U.S.-China Divide

    The founder of ByteDance, Zhang Yiming, dreamed of building a global tech company based in China....

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    With TikTok, ‘Uncool’ Microsoft Aims for the Love of Tweens

    Buying one of the largest and most influential social networks in the country could change the...

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    Trump Says Microsoft Can Bid for TikTok

    The president said he did not object to a potential acquisition of the Chinese-owned app, retreating...

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    This Tool Could Protect Your Photos From Facial Recognition

    Researchers at the University of Chicago want you to be able to post selfies without worrying...

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    The Strange Saga of TikTok

    The chief executive of a big tech company negotiated directly with the U.S. president over an...

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    Google Pixel 4A Review: At $350, a Win for Those on a Budget

    Yes, you can now pay less than $399 for a smartphone — and it won’t stink.

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    TikTok Ban: Creators Respond to Trump

    The uncertainty over the future of the wildly popular video app has brought chaos to its...

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    From Minecraft Tricks to Twitter Hack: A Florida Teen’s Troubled Online Path

    The teenage “mastermind” of the recent Twitter breach, who had a difficult family life, poured his...

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    NASA Astronauts Safely Return to Earth: ‘Thank You for Flying SpaceX’

    Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley returned to Earth in the first water landing by an American...

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    Nordstrom Uses Influencers to Promote Safety and Draw Anxious Shoppers

    Some retailers are turning to popular social media personalities to detail post-pandemic protocols and boost the...

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    What’s Going On With TikTok? Here’s What We Know

    President Trump is talking about banning the app. TikTok may also sell its U.S. operations. Let’s...

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    ByteDance Said to Offer to Sell TikTok’s U.S. Operations

    The Trump administration has said the video app poses security concerns because of its Chinese ownership.

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    Why a Data Breach at a Genealogy Site Has Privacy Experts Worried

    Nearly two-thirds of GEDmatch’s users opt out of helping law enforcement. For a brief window this...

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    Microsoft Said to Be in Talks to Buy TikTok, as Trump Weighs Curtailing App

    The discussions come as TikTok’s ownership by a Chinese company is under scrutiny by the White...

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    Florida Teenager Is Charged as ‘Mastermind’ of Twitter Hack

    The authorities arrested a 17-year-old who they said ran a scheme that targeted the accounts of...

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    Randonautica: What Is It and Are the Stories Real?

    An app that generates coordinates for adventurers claims to turn your thoughts into reality. TikTok and...

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    I Tried to Live Without the Tech Giants. It Was Impossible.

    As lawmakers debate whether Apple, Google, Facebook, and Amazon are monopolies, a reporter recalls her attempt...

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    ‘Hey, You Free on Friday for a Meeting and a Bank Heist?’

    Eager for an alternative to Zoom, executives are getting together in video games, to bond, brainstorm...

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    The Economy Is in Record Decline, but Not for the Tech Giants

    Even though the tech industry’s four biggest companies were stung by a slowdown in spending, they...

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    Big Tech’s Backlash Is Just Starting

    The congressional antitrust hearing showed that concerns about the tech stars aren’t going away.

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    Grilled by Lawmakers, Big Tech Turns Up the Gaslight

    It is less clear that tech executives’ strategy of evasive answers will continue to work now...

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    ‘This Is a New Phase’: Europe Shifts Tactics to Limit Tech’s Power

    The region’s lawmakers and regulators are taking direct aim at Amazon, Facebook, Google and Apple in...

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    Lawmakers, United in Their Ire, Lash Out at Big Tech’s Leaders

    The chiefs of Amazon, Apple, Google and Facebook faced withering questions from Democrats about anti-competitive practices...

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    Titans of Tech Testify in Their Trust-Me Suits

    It’s a tongue twister, but also a strategy. Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, Tim Cook and Sundar...

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    Memers Have a New Campaign Aimed at Getting Trump Out of Office

    Meme 2020, the social media collective that supported Michael Bloomberg’s presidential primary run, is back with...

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    Commerce Department Asks F.C.C. to Narrow Protections for Web Platforms

    The request comes as President Trump continues to accuse tech platforms like Facebook and Twitter of...

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    Congress Doesn’t Get Big Tech. By Design.

    Members of Congress may say dumb things at the tech hearing, but it’s not necessarily their...

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    How to Fight Against Big Tech’s Power

    We are beholden to a few Big Tech overlords for much of our digital lives. We...

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    Tech C.E.O.s Are Testifying Before Congress Today. Here's What to Know.

    The C.E.O.s are likely to argue before Congress that their companies aren’t anticompetitive. Here are the...

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    Turkey Passes Law Extending Sweeping Powers Over Social Media

    The legislation extends control over platforms like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Critics worry it will be...

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    Universal’s Theatrical Releases Will Quickly Be Available in Homes

    The studio agreed to a deal with AMC, the world’s biggest theater chain, to shorten the...

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    Misleading Hydroxychloroquine Video, Pushed by the Trumps, Spreads Online

    Social media companies took down the video within hours. But by then, it had already been...

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    Amazon Is Jeff Bezos

    Bezos built Amazon into a central force in the world. This week he’ll have to answer...

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    Uber and Lyft Drivers Win Ruling on Unemployment Benefits

    A federal judge granted a preliminary injunction instructing New York State to begin payments promptly, citing...

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    'Challenge Accepted' on Instagram: Black and White Selfies for Women

    A campaign that purports to be about “women supporting women” is filling people’s Instagram feeds with...

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    Their Businesses Went Virtual. Then Apple Wanted a Cut.

    After Airbnb and ClassPass began selling virtual classes because of the pandemic, Apple tried to collect...

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    Tech C.E.O.s From Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google to Testify Before Congress

    The tech C.E.O.s will appear together at a congressional hearing on Wednesday to argue that their...

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    What to Do About TikTok

    Instead of banning the app, U.S. officials could force it to be more transparent.

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    You Won’t Find These Masks at 7-Eleven

    Motorized air purifiers and heated sanitizers. Breathable fabrics and chic prints. With face coverings here to...

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    A Possible Weapon Against the Pandemic: Printing Human Tissue

    Bioprinting could be used for testing potential treatments for Covid-19, cancer and other diseases.

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    Jeff Bezos Cast in a Role He Never Wanted: Amazon’s D.C. Defender

    The chief executive, who testifies before Congress for the first time on Wednesday, had taken a...