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Apple to Close iPhone Security Hole That Law Enforcement Uses to Crack Devices

Apple to Close iPhone Security Hole That Law Enforcement Uses to Crack Devices

An update Apple is planning for its iPhone software would close a technological loophole that law enforcement agencies have exploited to gain access to information on those devices.

Apple and Samsung End Smartphone Patent Wars

Apple and Samsung End Smartphone Patent Wars

Apple and Samsung settled a seven-year legal fight over smartphone patents.

Asking Siri to Play a Newscast

Asking Siri to Play a Newscast

Ask the Siri assistant, “Give me the news,” and the software offers up a National Public Radio newscast or the option to switch to other sources.

Uber Appoints New Head of Finance as It Marches Toward an I.P.O.

Uber Appoints New Head of Finance as It Marches Toward an I.P.O.

Nelson J. Chai said in an interview that he liked challenges and had needed no persuading to take a job that had been open at Uber since 2015.

It Built an Empire of GIFs, Buzzy News and Jokes. China Isn’t Amused.

It Built an Empire of GIFs, Buzzy News and Jokes. China Isn’t Amused.

People working at Bytedance’s headquarters in Beijing. China’s top media regulator on Tuesday ordered the start-up to shut down its app for sharing jokes and silly videos.

Resuming Camera Uploads With Dropbox

Resuming Camera Uploads With Dropbox

Camera Uploads, the photo-backup function available with certain Dropbox accounts, can be enabled in the app's settings.

Amazon Delivers a Pile of Cash, but No Fireworks

Amazon Delivers a Pile of Cash, but No Fireworks

Amazon has now been consistently profitable since early 2015, something a few analysts thought they would never see.

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.

How Do You Vote? 50 Million Google Images Give a Clue

How Do You Vote? 50 Million Google Images Give a Clue

Timnit Gebru led the research effort at Stanford University that analyzed 50 million images and location data from Google Street View, the street-scene feature of the online giant’s mapping service.

Nextdoor Is Betting a Social Network Can Still Be a Platform for Politics

Nextdoor Is Betting a Social Network Can Still Be a Platform for Politics

Nextdoor bills itself as a “private social network” that limits membership by address. It has increasingly become a place where people discuss politics and other civic issues.

Samsung’s Galaxy Note9: Too Much Phone for Most of Us

Samsung’s Galaxy Note9: Too Much Phone for Most of Us

The Samsung Galaxy Note9 has new features like the ability to convert the phone into a personal computer. It also has a bold new starting price: $999.99.

After Settling With Uber, Waymo Faces Bigger Challenges

After Settling With Uber, Waymo Faces Bigger Challenges

A Waymo self-driving car. The company grew out of Google’s seminal autonomous vehicle project and is nearly a decade into an effort that aims to change the very nature of transportation.

Turn Off Messenger Kids, Health Experts Plead to Facebook

Turn Off Messenger Kids, Health Experts Plead to Facebook

Facebook introduced Messenger Kids, for children as young as 6, last month.

Apple Shuns the Tech Industry’s Apology Tour

Apple Shuns the Tech Industry’s Apology Tour

Craig Federighi, Apple’s software chief, onstage Monday at its developers conference. While he said that “we might not even recognize how distracted we’ve become” by the digital world, Apple announced advances like a feature that turns faces into emoji.

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.

Google Will Ask Buyers of U.S. Election Ads to Prove Identities

Google Will Ask Buyers of U.S. Election Ads to Prove Identities

Senators Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota and Mark Warner of Virginia, Democratic sponsors of the Honest Ads Act, a measure to increase transparency in online political advertising after Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.


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