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Facebook Braces Itself for Trump to Cast Doubt on Election Results

The world’s biggest social network is working out what steps to take should President Trump use its platform to dispute the vote.
Tags: Twitter, News, Social Media, Zuckerberg, Online Advertising, Trump, Facebook Inc, Political advertising, Computers and the Internet, Donald J, Mark E, Rumors and Misinformation, YouTube.com, Presidential Election of 2020, Absentee Voting, Facebook Braces Itself for Trump


Mark Zuckerberg Questioned Under Oath in F.T.C. Antitrust Inquiry

It was the first known time that regulators directly interviewed a chief executive of one of the tech companies being scrutinized for potential antitrust violations.
Tags: Mark Zuckerberg, News, Social Media, Federal Trade Commission, Zuckerberg, Start-ups, Facebook Inc, Computers and the Internet, United States Politics and Government, Antitrust Laws and Competition Issues, Mark E


Former Uber Security Chief Charged With Concealing Hack

Joe Sullivan, who led Uber’s security team through the company’s most tumultuous period, was fired by the company’s newly installed chief executive in 2017.
Tags: News, Justice Department, Computer Security, Sullivan, Uber Technologies Inc, Joe Sullivan, Car Services and Livery Cabs, Computers and the Internet, Cyberattacks and Hackers, Joe (1968-


Kamala Harris's Big Tech Connections

Silicon Valley has enthusiastically backed Ms. Harris since she first ran for state attorney general in California a decade ago.
Tags: News, Privacy, California, Silicon Valley, Biden, Campaign Finance, Kamala Harris, HARRIS, Google Inc, Facebook Inc, Computers and the Internet, United States Politics and Government, Antitrust Laws and Competition Issues, Joseph R Jr, Driverless and Semiautonomous Vehicles, Presidential Election of 2020


Airbnb, a ‘Sharing Economy’ Pioneer, Files to Go Public

The home rental company, which was privately valued at $31 billion, is trying to go public after its business was crushed by the pandemic.
Tags: News, Venture Capital, Airbnb, Brian, Start-ups, Chesky, Layoffs and Job Reductions, Initial Public Offerings, Computers and the Internet, Travel and Vacations, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


Apple Reaches $2 Trillion, Punctuating Big Tech’s Grip

Apple is the first U.S. company to hit that value, a staggering ascent that began in the pandemic.
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Cook, News, Apple Inc, Microsoft Corp, Google Inc, Facebook Inc, Alphabet Inc, Stocks and Bonds, Computers and the Internet, Mobile Applications, Amazon.com Inc, Timothy D, Stock Buybacks, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


QAnon Groups Removed by Facebook

The social network also said it was restricting another 1,950 groups, 440 pages on Facebook and more than 10,000 accounts on Instagram related to the conspiracy group.
Tags: Facebook, News, Instagram, Social Media, Conspiracy Theories, Facebook Inc, Computers and the Internet, United States Politics and Government, Rumors and Misinformation, Fringe Groups and Movements, Instagram Inc, QAnon


Trump Says He Supports Oracle Owning TikTok

President Trump, who has been pushing for a sale of the Chinese-owned video app, did not say whether Oracle would be a better buyer than Microsoft.
Tags: News, Social Media, Mergers, Ellison, Oracle Corporation, Trump, Acquisitions and Divestitures, Computers and the Internet, Politics And Government, Donald J, Mobile Applications, Enterprise Computing, Lawrence J, TikTok (ByteDance


Apple Is Worth $2 Trillion, Punctuating Big Tech’s Grip

Apple is the first U.S. company to reach $2 trillion in value, capping a staggering ascent that began in the pandemic.
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Cook, News, Apple Inc, Microsoft Corp, Google Inc, Facebook Inc, Alphabet Inc, Stocks and Bonds, Computers and the Internet, Mobile Applications, Amazon.com Inc, Timothy D, Stock Buybacks, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


I Tried Microsoft’s Flight Simulator. The Earth Never Seemed So Real.

Microsoft’s latest version of Flight Simulator is so realistic that it suggests a new way of understanding the digital world.
Tags: News, Microsoft, Software, Microsoft Corp, Computers and the Internet, Computer and Video Games


Protect Your Privacy and the Environment While Upgrading Your Gear

Got a new phone, tablet or computer and want to repurpose or responsibly recycle the old one? Here’s a guide to moving on.
Tags: News, Smartphones, Tablet Computers, Computers and the Internet, Recycling of Waste Materials




Yes, We Are Living in a Computer Simulation

Microsoft’s latest version of Flight Simulator is so realistic that it suggests a new way of understanding the digital world.
Tags: News, Microsoft, Software, Microsoft Corp, Computers and the Internet, Computer and Video Games


What Is QAnon, the Viral Pro-Trump Conspiracy Theory?

Explaining the “big tent conspiracy theory” that falsely claims that President Trump is facing down a shadowy cabal of Democratic pedophiles.
Tags: News, 4chan, Social Media, Trump, Facebook Inc, Greene, Computers and the Internet, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Wayfair Inc, Cyberharassment, Rumors and Misinformation, Fringe Groups and Movements, 8chan, QAnon, 8kun


Learning Pods During Coronavirus Explained

As many schools remain closed, families are seeking alternatives to the virtual classroom.
Tags: News, Parenting, E-learning, Computers and the Internet, Education (K-12, Private and Sectarian Schools, Tutors and Tutoring, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


You Can’t Find a Laptop. Now What?

Why laptops are sold out, and what to do.
Tags: News, Social Media, E-learning, Shopping and Retail, Computers and the Internet, TikTok (ByteDance, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


A TikTok Ban Is Overdue

Critics say we shouldn’t abandon the ideal of an open internet. But there is such a thing as being a sucker.
Tags: News, Trump, Computers and the Internet, Economic Conditions and Trends, Politics And Government, Donald J, WeChat (Mobile App, TikTok (ByteDance


Uber and Lyft Consider Franchise-Like Model in California

Under pressure to classify their freelance drivers as full-time employees, the ride-hailing companies are discussing another option.
Tags: Freelancing, News, California, Automobiles, Zimmer, Dara, Uber Technologies Inc, Lyft Inc, Car Services and Livery Cabs, Computers and the Internet, Franchises, Wages and Salaries, Mobile Applications, State Legislatures, Labor and Jobs, Khosrowshahi


Struggling Under Lockdown, Schools Worldwide Relearn the Value of TV

Poor regions where internet access is scarce are turning to an older technology to reach students. That strategy could also help in wealthy countries that have focused on online classes.
Tags: Television, News, Indonesia, New Jersey, Brazil, Peru, Tanzania, E-learning, NJTV, Computers and the Internet, Third World and Developing Countries, Education (K-12, Teachers and School Employees, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, Value of TV


Trump’s Attacks on TikTok and WeChat Could Further Fracture the Internet

The president’s restrictions on Chinese tech may be part of an eye-for-an-eye logic called reciprocity. The price could be a global patchwork of online fiefs.
Tags: News, China, Social Media, United States, Trump, Google Inc, Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, Facebook Inc, Computers and the Internet, Donald J, United States International Relations, Protectionism (Trade, WeChat (Mobile App, Tiktok, TikTok (ByteDance


The M.V.P.s of This Year’s Conventions? The Digital and I.T. Teams

Making sure livestreams don’t lag. Sending out remote video kits. Showing speakers how to avoid microphone mishaps. Digital planners for the conventions have suddenly become all-important.
Tags: News, Digital, Computers and the Internet, Downloads and Streaming, Democratic National Convention, Republican National Convention, Video Recordings


Coronavirus Doctors Battle Another Scourge: Misinformation

Physicians say they regularly treat people more inclined to believe what they read on Facebook than what a medical professional tells them.
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, News, Social Media, Facebook Inc, Computers and the Internet, Medicine and Health, Cyberharassment, Rumors and Misinformation, YouTube.com, Emergency Medical Treatment, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, Hydroxychloroquine (Drug


Can Los Angeles Schools Test 700,000 Students and 75,000 Employees? That’s the Plan

Classes will start remotely. But the nation’s second-largest school district has perhaps the most ambitious plan to test students and employees for the coronavirus.
Tags: News, Austin, Duncan, Fauci, Arne, Beutner, Computers and the Internet, Anthony S, Education (K-12, Los Angeles (Calif, Tests (Medical, Giroir, Brett P, Contact Tracing (Public Health


The Week QAnon Went Mainstream

A supporter of the dangerous conspiracy theory is most likely headed to Congress. The social media platforms have some soul-searching to do.
Tags: Twitter, Elections, News, Congress, 4chan, Social Media, United States, House Of Representatives, Zuckerberg, Trump, Facebook Inc, Greene, Computers and the Internet, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Mark E


People Aren’t Reading or Watching Movies. They’re Gaming.

During the pandemic, digital three-dimensional environments are where much of life is taking place.
Tags: News, E-commerce, Computers and the Internet, Computer and Video Games, Virtual Reality (Computers


Is Gaming the Future of the Virtual World?

During the pandemic, digital three-dimensional environments are where much of life is taking place.
Tags: News, E-commerce, Computers and the Internet, Computer and Video Games, Virtual Reality (Computers


Kamala Harris and Disinformation: Debunking 3 Viral Falsehoods

False and misleading information about Ms. Harris has surged in the days since she joined the Biden ticket.
Tags: Twitter, News, Social Media, Biden, Kamala Harris, HARRIS, Facebook Inc, Computers and the Internet, Rumors and Misinformation, Presidential Election of 2020, Kamala D


Debunking 3 Viral Falsehoods About Kamala Harris

False and misleading information about Ms. Harris has surged in the days since she joined the Biden ticket.
Tags: Twitter, News, Social Media, Biden, Kamala Harris, HARRIS, Facebook Inc, Computers and the Internet, Rumors and Misinformation, Presidential Election of 2020, Kamala D


A Third of TikTok’s U.S. Users May Be 14 or Under, Raising Safety Questions

Three current and former employees expressed concerns about the Chinese-owned app’s safeguards for children who could be even younger than that.
Tags: News, Privacy, Social Media, Federal Trade Commission, Computer Security, Microsoft Corp, Computers and the Internet, Downloads and Streaming, Video Recordings, Children and Childhood, Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, Musical.ly Inc, TikTok (ByteDance


Remote Learning Is Hard. Losing Family Members Is Worse.

I’m a low-income student in a crowded apartment, and my family is vulnerable to Covid-19. The benefits of returning to school are not worth our health.
Tags: News, United States, Income Inequality, Income, E-learning, Computers and the Internet, Hispanic-Americans, Education (K-12, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, Coronavirus Reopenings