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Apple and Samsung End Smartphone Patent Wars

Apple and Samsung End Smartphone Patent Wars

Apple and Samsung settled a seven-year legal fight over smartphone patents.

Here’s Some Cryptocurrency. Now Please Use It.

Here’s Some Cryptocurrency. Now Please Use It.

The actor and part-time tech investor Ashton Kutcher, second from left, presented $4 million worth of digital coins called XRP to Ellen DeGeneres’s favorite charity on her talk show in May.

Video Game Creators Seek Out Hollywood for Robust Narratives

Video Game Creators Seek Out Hollywood for Robust Narratives

Video game creators are increasingly turning to Hollywood writers to craft narratives for their games.

Facebook Takes the Punches While Rest of Silicon Valley Ducks

Facebook Takes the Punches While Rest of Silicon Valley Ducks

Last year lawyers for Facebook, Twitter and Google appeared in Congress to answer questions about foreign meddling in the 2016 presidential election. But in the recent scandal over personal data, only Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg ended up testifying.

Digital Privacy Is a Big Concern in Europe. For This Reporter, Too.

Digital Privacy Is a Big Concern in Europe. For This Reporter, Too.

Matt Apuzzo, an investigative reporter for The New York Times, in Estonia this month. “I prefer face-to-face conversations whenever possible,” he said.

Now He Pulls Data Off the Web. In 1979, It Was Clips From the ‘Morgue.’

Now He Pulls Data Off the Web. In 1979, It Was Clips From the ‘Morgue.’

The technology reporter Steve Lohr hunting in the morgue, the archive of paper clippings stored in file cabinets.

What the G.D.P.R., Europe’s Tough New Data Law, Means for You

What the G.D.P.R., Europe’s Tough New Data Law, Means for You

The European Union is introducing some of the strictest online privacy rules in the world. The changes aim to give internet users more control over their information, but the long-term effects of the new law won’t be known for years.

Microsoft Tries a New Role: Moral Leader

Microsoft Tries a New Role: Moral Leader

Microsoft has been pushing to build software for people with disabilities. It’s Seeing AI app is meant to narrate images for users.

What You Don’t Know About How Facebook Uses Your Data

What You Don’t Know About How Facebook Uses Your Data

Facebook’s user data extends far beyond the basic biographical information that most share. Facebook also tracks users on other sites and apps, collects so-called biometric facial data and allows marketers to target people who express an interest in certain health conditions.

Apple Shuns the Tech Industry’s Apology Tour

Apple Shuns the Tech Industry’s Apology Tour

Craig Federighi, Apple’s software chief, onstage Monday at its developers conference. While he said that “we might not even recognize how distracted we’ve become” by the digital world, Apple announced advances like a feature that turns faces into emoji.

This Valentine’s Day, Considering Tech That Keeps Couples Together

This Valentine’s Day, Considering Tech That Keeps Couples Together

What’s particularly misleading about online dating, says Daniel Jones, the Modern Love editor, is how everyone on the site is trying to seduce you. “They’re trying to seduce everyone. They’re all saying, ‘Date me!’”

After Cambridge Analytica, Privacy Experts Get to Say ‘I Told You So’

After Cambridge Analytica, Privacy Experts Get to Say ‘I Told You So’

Facebook’s offices in Menlo Park, Calif. The disclosure that the personal data of up to 87 million Facebook users was improperly harvested by the consulting firm Cambridge Analytica has given privacy experts hope that the public will finally listen to them.

In Waymo-Uber Trial, Kalanick Recalls ‘Jam Sesh’ With Rival Engineer

In Waymo-Uber Trial, Kalanick Recalls ‘Jam Sesh’ With Rival Engineer

Travis Kalanick, Uber’s former chief executive, leaving federal court in San Francisco on Tuesday after Waymo lawyers questioned him on the witness stand.

Microsoft Moves to End Secrecy in Sexual Harassment Claims

Microsoft Moves to End Secrecy in Sexual Harassment Claims

The wave of sexual harassment claims has spurred Microsoft to change its workplace policy and support a proposed federal law banning agreements that silence harassment victims.

San Francisco’s Skyline, Now Inescapably Transformed by Tech

San Francisco’s Skyline, Now Inescapably Transformed by Tech

The new Salesforce Tower is visible from just about everywhere around San Francisco.


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