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Facebook to Reorganize After Scrutiny Over Data Privacy

Facebook to Reorganize After Scrutiny Over Data Privacy

As Facebook’s chief product officer, Chris Cox will oversee key products, including the social network itself, Instagram, Messenger and WhatsApp.

Kevin’s Week in Tech: Jeff Bezos Reminds Tech Who’s Boss

Kevin’s Week in Tech: Jeff Bezos Reminds Tech Who’s Boss

Jeff Bezos, the chief executive of Amazon, released a letter to shareholders that included big numbers: 560,000 employees and more than 100 million Prime members. A smaller one: a median worker salary of $28,446.

Lebanese Intelligence Turned Targets’ Android Phones Into Spy Devices, Researchers Say

Lebanese Intelligence Turned Targets’ Android Phones Into Spy Devices, Researchers Say

Maj. Gen. Abbas Ibrahim, the director of Lebanon’s main internal intelligence agency. The agency appears to have been spying on some people’s Android mobile devices and desktop computers, researchers say.

Cryptocurrencies Come to Campus

Cryptocurrencies Come to Campus

New York University students in a cryptocurrency course taught by David Yermack, a business and law professor. He had to find a bigger lecture hall for the 225 who signed up.

Facebook Starts Paying a Price for Scandals

Facebook Starts Paying a Price for Scandals

This year’s developer conference held by Facebook, which lost more than $120 billion in market value in less than two hours on Wednesday.

Inside the Mating Rituals of Brands and Online Stars

Inside the Mating Rituals of Brands and Online Stars

Outside VidCon last month in Anaheim, Calif., where a speed dating event was held to match brands and YouTube stars looking for advertising opportunities.

Facebook Halts Aquila, Its Internet Drone Project

Facebook Halts Aquila, Its Internet Drone Project

Facebook had sought to beam internet access to remote areas with the help of drones. But the project has been abandoned.

Free Video Games Say Pay Up or Wait, Testing Players’ Patience

Free Video Games Say Pay Up or Wait, Testing Players’ Patience

When a free version of the beloved 1990s PC game Dungeon Keeper came out on mobile this year, critics panned it for asking players to spend too much money to avoid long waits.

How Russian Spies Hid Behind Bitcoin in Hacking Campaign

How Russian Spies Hid Behind Bitcoin in Hacking Campaign

A Justice Department indictment revealed how Russian operatives used Bitcoin to facilitate a 2016 hacking campaign. Bitcoin is mined by hundreds of computers, as shown here.

Ireland’s Abortion Referendum Becomes a Test for Facebook and Google

Ireland’s Abortion Referendum Becomes a Test for Facebook and Google

Ireland’s abortion referendum on Friday has turned into a test of whether Facebook and Google can prevent foreign meddling from swaying the outcome.

The Week in Tech: When to Tweet

The Week in Tech: When to Tweet

We started the week with a lingering question: Why was Twitter allowing Alex Jones, notorious far-right conspiracy theorist, to tweet?

Battling Fake Accounts, Twitter to Slash Millions of Followers

Battling Fake Accounts, Twitter to Slash Millions of Followers

Twitter plans to start removing questionable accounts from users’ follower numbers on Thursday, reducing the total follower count on the platform by about 6 percent.

CES 2019: It’s the Year of Virtual Assistants and 5G

CES 2019: It’s the Year of Virtual Assistants and 5G

DJI's virtual-reality headset connected to a drone was among the thousands of products on display at the CES tech conference in Las Vegas.

Hurricanes. Shootings. Fires. Time for an Editor’s Emergency Kit.

Hurricanes. Shootings. Fires. Time for an Editor’s Emergency Kit.

Julie Bloom, a deputy editor on the national desk, communicates with her reporters in multiple ways: via text message, Slack, the Signal app, Gchat and phone calls.

F.C.C. Watchdog Looks Into Changes That Benefited Sinclair

F.C.C. Watchdog Looks Into Changes That Benefited Sinclair

Ajit Pai, the F.C.C. chairman, has moved aggressively to relax media ownership rules.

Los Angeles Accuses Weather Channel App of Covertly Mining User Data

Los Angeles Accuses Weather Channel App of Covertly Mining User Data

The Weather Channel app used tracking data not just for local forecasts but also for commercial purposes, the Los Angeles city attorney said in a lawsuit filed Thursday.


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