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European Regulators Ask if Facebook Is Taking Too Much Data

European Regulators Ask if Facebook Is Taking Too Much Data

Andreas Mundt, president of Germany’s Federal Cartel Office, said that because users in Germany lacked a real choice, Facebook was able to pressure them into giving up their data.

In the World of Cryptocurrency, Even Good Projects Can Go Bad

In the World of Cryptocurrency, Even Good Projects Can Go Bad

Michael Luckow is one of the creators of the cryptocurrency start-up Envion. Despite its early promise, investors worry they have lost whatever money they put into the young company.

Scholars Have Data on Millions of Facebook Users. Who’s Guarding It?

Scholars Have Data on Millions of Facebook Users. Who’s Guarding It?

In 2007, Michal Kosinski, then at the University of Cambridge, worked with colleagues on a quiz app that offered to assess people’s personalities in exchange for collecting their Facebook data.

Google Shrugs Off $5.1 Billion Fine With Another Big Quarter

Google Shrugs Off $5.1 Billion Fine With Another Big Quarter

A record fine from the European Union over the Android operating system did little to dampen enthusiasm for Google’s parent company, Alphabet. The company announced a $3.2 billion profit for the quarter, and its stock rose 3.5 percent in after-hours trading.

‘The Business of War’: Google Employees Protest Work for the Pentagon

‘The Business of War’: Google Employees Protest Work for the Pentagon

Thousands of Google employees have signed a letter to Sundar Pichai, the company’s chief executive, protesting Google’s role in a program that could be used to improve drone strike targeting.

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.

AT&T-Time Warner Ruling Has Dealmakers Bracing

AT&T-Time Warner Ruling Has Dealmakers Bracing

The Dallas headquarters of AT&T, which wants to merge with Time Warner in an $85.4 billion deal. A federal judge is expected to rule on Tuesday on the Justice Department’s attempt to block the merger.

Killing the (Facebook) Messenger

Killing the (Facebook) Messenger

One way to delete an Android app: Drag it to the top of the screen and drop it on the Uninstall icon.

Twitter Stock Drops After User Numbers Decline

Twitter Stock Drops After User Numbers Decline

Twitter’s higher-than-expected revenue was overshadowed by a fall in its monthly active users.

In Washington, a Brighter Spotlight on Technology

In Washington, a Brighter Spotlight on Technology

Cecilia Kang covers technology and regulatory policy in Washington. “My contacts are very particular about how we communicate, so I have about half a dozen apps I use regularly for interviews,” she said.

This Start-Up Says It Wants to Fight Poverty. A Food Stamp Giant Is Blocking It.

This Start-Up Says It Wants to Fight Poverty. A Food Stamp Giant Is Blocking It.

Jimmy Chen, center, founded Propel in 2016. He said the goal of his start-up was to “apply the Silicon Valley playbook to poverty in some way.”

The Biggest Spender of Political Ads on Facebook? President Trump

The Biggest Spender of Political Ads on Facebook? President Trump

President Trump’s operation has run dozens of ads on Facebook recently that seek to rally support to confirm Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh to the vacant spot on the Supreme Court.

Guard Your Mac Against Malware

Guard Your Mac Against Malware

Malwarebytes for Mac bolsters the operating system's own defenses against malicious software. You can test a trial version before you buy it.

Facebook Banned Infowars. Now What?

Facebook Banned Infowars. Now What?

The Infowars situation was volatile enough that Mark Zuckerberg, the Facebook chief executive, got personally engaged.

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.

YouTube Drops Online Star Logan Paul From Premium Advertising

YouTube Drops Online Star Logan Paul From Premium Advertising

Top YouTube stars like Logan Paul are known for pushing the envelope with outlandish behavior.


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