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    Who Gets the Banhammer Now?

    In a single week, some of the internet’s biggest platforms banned users and groups they had...

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    Amazon Backtracks From Demand That Employees Delete TikTok

    TikTok, owned by the Chinese company ByteDance, has been under scrutiny as a potential national security...

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    Facebook Said to Consider Banning Political Ads

    The social network has been under intense pressure for allowing misinformation and hate speech to spread...

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    TikTok Users Respond to Potential U.S. Ban: ‘It Would Be Like Losing a Little Bit of Me’

    Gen Z and millennial users have found community on the app, particularly during the last few...

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    Sports in a Pandemic Don’t All Stink

    Virtual cycling offers lessons for how other sports can appeal to fans leading increasingly digital lives.

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    Why Is a Tech Executive Installing Security Cameras Around San Francisco?

    Chris Larsen knows that a crypto mogul spending his own money for a city’s camera surveillance...

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    Can Facebook Ever Stop the Drama?

    How Facebook’s most recent crisis started, and what it says about the company’s role in our...

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    Ninja Played Fortnite on YouTube, and the Gaming World Lost Its Mind

    The buzz that Tyler Blevins, also known as Ninja, generated by streaming on a new platform...

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    Facebook Removes Roger Stone for Ties to Fake Accounts

    The social network said the fake accounts were active around the 2016 presidential election.

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    Facebook’s Decisions Were ‘Setbacks for Civil Rights,’ Audit Finds

    An independent audit faulted the social network for allowing hate speech and disinformation to thrive —...

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    Robinhood Has Lured Young Traders, Sometimes With Devastating Results

    Its users buy and sell the riskiest financial products and do so more frequently than customers...

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    A Fashion Model For the Moment

    How a digital avatar helped the fashion designer Hanifa go viral during the pandemic.

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    The Tech Giants’ Invisible Helpers

    Why we should all care who controls the invisible infrastructure of the global internet.

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    How to Buy Tech That Lasts and Lasts

    All of our tech products will one day become obsolete, but here are some strategies to...

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    What Counts as a Streaming Hit? A Start-Up May Have Answers

    Unlike Nielsen, which measure audience size, Parrot Analytics says it can track viewer enthusiasm. That’s more...

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    Virus-Tracing Apps Are Rife With Problems. Governments Are Rushing to Fix Them.

    As countries race to deploy coronavirus-tracking software, researchers are reporting privacy and security risks that could...

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    Scrutinizing SpaceX, NASA Overlooked Some Boeing Software Problems

    The agency identified the causes of mishaps in orbit during an uncrewed test flight of its...

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    Facebook Fails to Appease Organizers of Ad Boycott

    Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s top executives, engaged in “spin” during a meeting over hate...

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    Internet Powers Collide in Hong Kong

    Tech giants suspend handing over information to Hong Kong, setting up a collision with China.

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    What Does Simp Mean?

    An insult takes a dizzying trip through rap, men’s rights, misogyny and TikTok.

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    Hong Kong Security Law Sets Stage for Global Internet Fight

    As the city grapples with new restrictions on online speech, American tech giants are on the...

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    Magic Leap Hires Top Microsoft Executive as C.E.O.

    Peggy Johnson, who led Microsoft’s business development, will take over the struggling virtual reality start-up in...

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    A Bird? A Plane? No, It’s a Google Balloon Beaming the Internet

    A commercial deal in Kenya marks the first application of balloon-powered internet in Africa, the region...

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    Palantir Files for an I.P.O.

    The data start-up, which has a valuation of $20 billion, would be the largest Silicon Valley...

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    TikTok to Withdraw From Hong Kong as Tech Giants Halt Data Requests

    Google, Facebook and Twitter said they were reviewing China’s punitive new national security law for the...

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    Facebook Temporarily Stops Hong Kong Data Requests

    The social network said it would review the city’s punitive new national security law, a rare...

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    Uber Buys Postmates for $2.65 Billion

    The ride-hailing company’s core business has struggled in the pandemic, so it is betting on the...

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    YouTube’s Power of the Purse

    YouTube shows that some constructions of digital spaces can help combat online nastiness.

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    South Korea Denies U.S. Request to Extradite Operator of Child Pornography Site

    The Justice Department had sought to try Son Jong-woo after he was indicted by a federal...

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    This Year’s Summer Campground: Our Bedrooms and Living Rooms

    Summer camp in the pandemic looks just like a screen. But what happens when kids run...

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    New Trump Appointee Puts Global Internet Freedom at Risk, Critics Say

    A battle involving Michael Pack and a U.S.-funded tech group revolves around software from Falun Gong,...

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    What Hong Kong’s Pandemic Experience Taught Uber About Other Cities

    The city was among the first to close and among the first to reopen. But Uber’s...

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    The #Vanlife Business Is Booming

    Coronavirus is just a distant memory while zipping around in a several-hundred-thousand-dollar custom van on the...

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    Can an Algorithm Predict the Pandemic’s Next Moves?

    Researchers have developed a model that uses social-media and search data to forecast outbreaks of Covid-19...

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    Goodbye to the Wild Wild Web

    The internet is changing, and the freewheeling, anything-goes culture of social media is being replaced by...

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    New ‘TV’ Is a Lot Like TV

    Home entertainment today isn’t all that different from the time of VHS tapes.

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    How Infrared Images Could Be Part of Your Daily Life

    In a post-quarantine world, heat sensors could help spot sick people with elevated temperatures as they...

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    Four Top Tech C.E.O.s Will Testify in Antitrust Inquiry, Panel Says

    The hearing this month would be a central moment in the continuing backlash against the power...

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    How to Make Smartphones Last Longer

    In a pandemic-induced recession, it’s more important than ever to take care of our smartphones and...

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    China’s Software Stalked Uighurs Earlier and More Widely, Researchers Learn

    A new report revealed a broad campaign that targeted Muslims in China and their diaspora in...

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    Advertiser Exodus Snowballs as Facebook Struggles to Ease Concerns

    The social network has tried striking a more conciliatory tone with its advertisers, who object to...

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    Facebook Bans Network With ‘Boogaloo’ Ties

    The social network said it was designating the antigovernment movement as a dangerous organization.

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    F.C.C. Designates Huawei and ZTE as National Security Threats

    American cellular businesses will no longer be able to spend federal money on equipment from the...

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    Burrito Delivery Makes No Sense

    The economics of delivery apps stinks. Uber is offering to buy the food delivery company Postmates...

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    Trying to Correct Banking’s Racial Imbalance

    Entrepreneurs are working on new business models to address income inequality and a resulting lack of...

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    India Bans TikTok of China, Tightening Digital Borders

    Censorship and politics are fracturing the global internet, isolating users and industries accustomed to ignoring national...

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    Uber Makes Offer to Buy Postmates Delivery Service

    The ride-hailing company has been trying to expand its food-delivery business to compensate for the collapse...