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Farhad’s Week in Tech: Netflix Is a Monster, and Apple’s HomePod Arrives Soon

Farhad’s Week in Tech: Netflix Is a Monster, and Apple’s HomePod Arrives Soon

An episode of Netflix’s “Stranger Things 2” featuring, from left, Gaten Matarazzo, Noah Schnapp, Winona Ryder and Sadie Sink.

As Facebook Struggles, Rivals’ Leaders Stay (Mostly) Mum

As Facebook Struggles, Rivals’ Leaders Stay (Mostly) Mum

Timothy D. Cook, Apple’s chief executive, has suggested that new regulation protecting personal data might be in order.

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.

In Screening for Suicide Risk, Facebook Takes On Tricky Public Health Role

In Screening for Suicide Risk, Facebook Takes On Tricky Public Health Role

Facebook called Courtney Davis, left, a telecommunications operator at the Police Department in Rock Hill, S.C., about a man who was live-streaming a suicide attempt, helping Sgt. Bruce Haire find him.

Microsoft Moves to End Secrecy in Sexual Harassment Claims

Microsoft Moves to End Secrecy in Sexual Harassment Claims

The wave of sexual harassment claims has spurred Microsoft to change its workplace policy and support a proposed federal law banning agreements that silence harassment victims.

Dropbox Files for I.P.O., and Other ‘Unicorns’ Are Watching

Dropbox Files for I.P.O., and Other ‘Unicorns’ Are Watching

Drew Houston, chief executive of Dropbox, which was most recently valued at about $10 billion by private-market investors.

In an Era of ‘Smart’ Things, Sometimes Dumb Stuff Is Better

In an Era of ‘Smart’ Things, Sometimes Dumb Stuff Is Better

There are times an old-fashioned alarm clock may be a better choice than an Amazon Echo Spot. When you don’t want someone taking a picture of what you do in bed, for example.

F.B.I. Used Hacking Software Decade Before iPhone Fight

F.B.I. Used Hacking Software Decade Before iPhone Fight

James Comey, director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Records show that the F.B.I. was frustrated with encryption as early as 2003.

Amazon Asked for Patience. Remarkably, Wall Street Complied.

Amazon Asked for Patience. Remarkably, Wall Street Complied.

Allen Gillespie of Fintrust Investment Advisors is one of a minority of voices from the financial world raising concerns about whether Amazon deserves such a stratospheric share price.

India Clings to Cash, Even as Tech Firms Push Digital Money

India Clings to Cash, Even as Tech Firms Push Digital Money

Pooran Singh’s cellphone shop in Aligarh, India, verifies users of Paytm’s digital payments service and helps them open bank accounts. Companies like Paytm are trying to coax Indians to shift away from cash.

Google Deletes 39 YouTube Channels Linked to Iranian Influence Operation

Google Deletes 39 YouTube Channels Linked to Iranian Influence Operation

Google said “relevant videos” on the 39 YouTube channels that it deleted had 13,466 total views in the United States.

How Silicon Valley Came to Be a Land of ‘Bros’

How Silicon Valley Came to Be a Land of ‘Bros’

Emily Chang, author of “Brotopia.”

Uber’s Vision of Self-Driving Cars Begins to Blur

Uber’s Vision of Self-Driving Cars Begins to Blur

An Uber self-driving car on 5th Street in San Francisco in March 2017. Uber stopped testing its autonomous vehicles in the city earlier this year.

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.

Find Free (Old) Feature Films Online

Find Free (Old) Feature Films Online

The Internet Archive site is one place to find thousands of films in the public domain that you can freely stream or download.


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