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Posted Wednesday, 22 May 2019 ‐ The New York Times

More than two weeks ago, hackers seized parts of the computer systems that run Baltimore’s government. It could take months of work to get the disrupted technology back online. That, or the city could give in to the hackers’ ransom demands. “Right...

Posted Wednesday, 22 May 2019 ‐ The New York Times

How do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives? Jennifer Valentino-DeVries, an investigative reporter, discussed the tech she’s using. What are your most important tech tools for doing...

Posted Tuesday, 21 May 2019 ‐ The New York Times

A U.S. businessman friend of mine who works in China remarked to me recently that Donald Trump is not the American president America deserves, but he sure is the American president China deserves. Trump’s instinct that America needs to rebalance its...

Posted Tuesday, 21 May 2019 ‐ The New York Times

In a tech galaxy that now seems far, far away, everyone was terrified of Bill Gates. He was the Apex Predator of Tech. You wanted to make software? Microsoft would crush you. You wanted to start an online service? Microsoft would decimate you. You wanted ...

Posted Tuesday, 21 May 2019 ‐ The New York Times

This article is part of a limited-run newsletter. You can sign up here. Instead of my usual monologue, this week I’ve invited my colleague, the editorial writer Sarah Jeong, to have a conversation about the biggest story from ...

Posted Tuesday, 21 May 2019 ‐ The New York Times

Computers were as good or better than doctors at detecting tiny lung cancers on CT scans, in a study by researchers from Google and several medical centers. The technology is a work in progress, not ready for widespread use, but the new report,...

Posted Monday, 20 May 2019 ‐ The New York Times

China has spent nearly two decades building a digital wall between itself and the rest of the world, a one-way barrier designed to keep out foreign companies like Facebook and Google while allowing Chinese rivals to leave home and expand across the...

Posted Monday, 20 May 2019 ‐ The New York Times

China has spent nearly two decades building a digital wall between itself and the rest of the world, a one-way barrier designed to keep out foreign companies like Facebook and Google while allowing Chinese rivals to leave home and expand across the...

Posted Monday, 20 May 2019 ‐ The New York Times

LONDON — The Chinese technology giant Huawei on Monday began feeling painful ripple effects of a Trump administration order that effectively bars American firms from selling components and software to the company. Huawei said that Google was cutting...

Posted Monday, 20 May 2019 ‐ The New York Times

LONDON — The Chinese technology giant Huawei on Monday began feeling painful ripple effects of a Trump administration order that effectively bars American firms from selling components and software to the company. Huawei said that Google was cutting...

Posted Monday, 20 May 2019 ‐ The New York Times

LONDON — The Chinese technology giant Huawei on Monday began feeling painful ripple effects of a Trump administration order that effectively bars American firms from selling components and software to the company. Huawei said that Google was cutting...

Posted Monday, 20 May 2019 ‐ The New York Times

Cars produced today are essentially smartphones with wheels. For drivers, this has meant many new features: automatic braking, turn-by-turn directions, infotainment. But for all the things we’re getting out of our connected vehicles, carmakers are...

Posted Monday, 20 May 2019 ‐ The New York Times

Facial recognition software is coming under increasing scrutiny from civil liberties groups and lawmakers. Now Amazon, one of the most visible purveyors of the technology, is facing pressure from another corner as well: its own shareholders. As part of...

Posted Monday, 20 May 2019 ‐ The New York Times

As we worriedly watch our children navigate the ever-changing digital landscape, there’s a great deal of talk these days about “digital addiction.” But several experts say we should teach kids to think of screens as something to handle in...

Posted Monday, 20 May 2019 ‐ The New York Times

Hi, my name is Ben, and I’m an internet addict. Since the odds are that you are, too — you are living in the 21st century, right? — let me tell you about this wonderful new support group I’ve discovered. It meets in what feels like every ...

Posted Sunday, 19 May 2019 ‐ The New York Times

Brittney Ball was living in a homeless shelter with her baby when she learned of a one-year program offering technical training, professional skills and an internship. She took the plunge. Five years later, Ms. Ball is a software engineer in Charlotte,...

Posted Sunday, 19 May 2019 ‐ The New York Times

BOSTON — On the eve of the American Physical Society’s annual March meeting, a Sunday “stitch ‘n bitch” session convened during happy hour at a lobby bar of the Westin Boston Waterfront hotel. Karen Daniels, a physicist at North Carolina State...

Posted Saturday, 18 May 2019 ‐ The New York Times

Luddites, welcome. I speak to you today at a moment of tremendous change. A moment that many of us in our movement could never have anticipated during the brief legal trouble following the floppy disk bonfire of ’02. Look at how far we’ve come. Our...

Posted Saturday, 18 May 2019 ‐ The New York Times

Every couple of months, Officer Michael Zinn of the York Area Regional Police Department in Pennsylvania ran a photo of a man through the department’s facial recognition software. In a year and a half of searches, the result was always the same: No...

Posted Friday, 17 May 2019 ‐ The New York Times

At first blush, it seems safe to say that most of us harbor inconsistent — if not neurotically contradictory — notions about our personal privacy. We claim to treasure it, yet want badly to be known and seen (posting on Instagram, preening on...