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Cybersecurity Firm Finds Way to Alter WhatsApp Messages

Cybersecurity Firm Finds Way to Alter WhatsApp Messages

WhatsApp acknowledged that it was possible for someone to manipulate its quote feature, but the company disagreed that it was a flaw.

Stephen Bannon Buys Into Bitcoin

Stephen Bannon Buys Into Bitcoin

Describing cryptocurrencies as “disruptive populism,” Stephen K. Bannon, President Trump’s former chief strategist, said in an interview that he had a “good stake” in Bitcoin and was interested in creating other virtual coins.

New Privacy Rules Could Make This Woman One of Tech’s Most Important Regulators

New Privacy Rules Could Make This Woman One of Tech’s Most Important Regulators

Helen Dixon, Ireland’s data protection commissioner, will soon gain vast new authority to investigate and fine an array of technology giants with regional headquarters in Ireland.

F.B.I. Clash With Apple Loosed a Torrent of Possible Ways to Hack an iPhone

F.B.I. Clash With Apple Loosed a Torrent of Possible Ways to Hack an iPhone

James B. Comey Jr., F.B.I. director. The government said earlier it had no way to get into a terrorist’s phone without Apple’s help.

Uber Shareholders Including Kalanick Loosen Grip With Sales of Stock

Uber Shareholders Including Kalanick Loosen Grip With Sales of Stock

An Uber driver center in the Bronx. Travis Kalanick, Uber’s former chief executive, was said to have sold nearly one-third of his shares for about $1.4 billion.

Sharing High-Resolution Photos by Email

Sharing High-Resolution Photos by Email

The Gmail app for Android displays a photo's size when you attach it to a message so you can make sure you are using a high-resolution image.

‘The Beginning of a Wave’: A.I. Tiptoes Into the Workplace

‘The Beginning of a Wave’: A.I. Tiptoes Into the Workplace

Holly Uhl, a manager at State Auto Insurance Companies in Columbus, Ohio, oversees an automation project for back-office tasks that saves an estimated 25,000 hours of human work a year.

Uber Claims to Have Changed. A London Judge Will Decide.

Uber Claims to Have Changed. A London Judge Will Decide.

An anti-Uber billboard driven around London by the Licensed Taxi Drivers’ Association. Starting Monday, a judge will hear Uber’s appeal of the loss of its operating license in the city.

Intel Faces Scrutiny as Questions Swirl Over Chip Security

Intel Faces Scrutiny as Questions Swirl Over Chip Security

Brian Krzanich, chief executive of Intel, at The New York Times Dealbook Conference in New York in November.

U.S.-Funded Broadcaster Directed Ads to Americans

U.S.-Funded Broadcaster Directed Ads to Americans

The Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty newsroom. The broadcaster is mostly restricted by law from promoting its content in the United States.

Facebook and YouTube Give Alex Jones a Wrist Slap

Facebook and YouTube Give Alex Jones a Wrist Slap

On Friday, Facebook barred Alex Jones, who runs the Infowars website, from posting for 30 days because of repeated policy violations. YouTube has placed a first strike against his account; two more within 90 days would mean termination.

Montana Governor Signs Order to Force Net Neutrality

Montana Governor Signs Order to Force Net Neutrality

Gov. Steve Bullock of Montana in November. On Monday, he signed an executive order that will bar any internet service provider that does business with the state from blocking or charging more for faster delivery of websites.

Silicon Valley Warms to Trump After a Chilly Start

Silicon Valley Warms to Trump After a Chilly Start

Tech companies have slowly grown more comfortable with President Trump, who was initially a target of Silicon Valley criticism. Chief executives including Apple’s Tim Cook, Microsoft’s Satya Nadella and Amazon’s Jeff Bezos met with the president in June.

Pitch Behind T-Mobile-Sprint Merger: Keep Up With China in 5G

Pitch Behind T-Mobile-Sprint Merger: Keep Up With China in 5G

5G wireless technology has the potential to open a wide range of economic and technological opportunities — from self-driving cars to smart cities and factories.

Facebook and Google Struggle to Squelch ‘Crisis Actor’ Posts

Facebook and Google Struggle to Squelch ‘Crisis Actor’ Posts

A video that said David Hogg, a survivor of the Parkland, Fla., school shooting, was a paid actor became a No. 1 trending video on YouTube this week.

In Protests of Net Neutrality Repeal, Teenage Voices Stood Out

In Protests of Net Neutrality Repeal, Teenage Voices Stood Out

“The internet is a big part of my life,” said Anooha Dasari, 16, a high school junior, adding that the repeal of net neutrality is “dangerous.”


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