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The group was likely using the websites to install malware that helped it gather data from government agencies and other groups, the company said. Go to article - Microsoft Seizes 42 Websites From a Chinese Hacking Group
The automaker may have undermined safety in designing its Autopilot driver-assistance system to fit its chief executive’s vision, former employees say. Go to article - Inside Tesla: How Elon Musk Pushed His Vision for Autopilot
Cybersecurity experts tracing money paid by American businesses to Russian ransomware gangs found it led to one of Moscow’s most prestigious addresses. Go to article - Companies Linked to Russian Ransomware Hide in Plain Sight
A 2011 thriller was supposed to cost $15. One merchant listed it at $987, with a 17th-century publication date. That’s what happens in a marketplace where third-party sellers run wild. Go to article - What Happened to Amazon’s Bookstore?
Adam Mosseri, the head of the company, is expected to face questions from lawmakers this week about whether social media harms children. Go to article - Instagram Parental Controls Are Set Arrive in March
The chip maker’s Israeli subsidiary builds driver-assistance technology for major automakers and is now testing self-driving cars. Go to article - Intel Will Take Mobileye Public in 2022
Some social media users are not feeling the Christmas spirit — or this box of mini lipsticks and branded stickers. Go to article - Chanel, TikTok and the Beauty Advent Calendar Controversy
Cryptocurrency miners are flocking to New York’s faded industrial towns, prompting concern over the environmental impact of huge computer farms. Go to article - Why New York State Is Experiencing a Bitcoin Boom
Versions of “mobility as a service,” or MaaS, apps exist, but companies and cities will need to come together for the idea to gain momentum. Go to article - Is an All-Encompassing Mobility App Making a Comeback?
This year’s data dump from the streaming music service leaned heavily on contemporary buzzwords and slang — and inspired many, many memes. Go to article - When Did Spotify Wrapped Get So Chatty?
Twitter’s head of engineering, Michael Montano, and its head of design and research, Dantley Davis, will leave the company by the end of the year. Go to article - Michael Montano and Dantley Davis to Leave Twitter in Shake-Up
The proposed deal would give Nvidia control over computing technology and designs that rival firms rely on. Go to article - F.T.C. Sues to Block Nvidia’s Takeover of Arm
Genomic surveillance has improved enormously in recent months, but the system has built-in delays, and blind spots remain. Go to article - Why Didn’t the U.S. Detect Omicron Cases Sooner?
New gaming consoles remain in short supply this holiday season, spawning cottage industries of tipsters and scalpers making money off their scarcity. Go to article - PlayStations and Xboxes Are Hard to Find. Meet the People Trying to Help.
Tears of joy prevailed as the most-used emoji in 2021, despite Gen Z’s stated contempt for it. Go to article - Here Are The Most Used Emojis of 2021
The social media giants removed a large number of accounts that promoted Covid-19 conspiracy theories and undermined reports of human rights abuses. Go to article - Facebook and Twitter Remove Accounts Connected to China
Mr. Dorsey has in recent years grown more fascinated by cryptocurrencies and the promise of technological decentralization that blockchain technology could allow for. Go to article - Square Is Renamed Block, Perhaps Signaling Jack Dorsey's Crypto Ambitions
A mainstay of the internet is regularly used to build audiences for people and organizations pushing false and misleading information. Go to article - How Cute Cats Help Spread Misinformation Online
Some lawmakers from both parties argue that when social media sites boost the performance of hateful or violent posts, the sites become accomplices. Go to article - Big Tech ‘Amplification’: What Does That Mean?
To plan for safe travels and gatherings this holiday season, here are some simple ways to take your Covid-related health data with you. Go to article - How to Store Your Covid Vaccine Card or Test Results on Your Phone
Mark Zuckerberg wants us thinking about visual art when we contemplate his company’s new venture. Artists should take the suggestion seriously. Go to article - What Will Art Look Like in the Metaverse?
Under cross-examination, the founder of the failed blood testing start-up defended herself but admitted that she had made mistakes. Go to article - Prosecutors Push Elizabeth Holmes of Theranos to Take Responsibility
The company said the policy was consistent with privacy laws in the European Union and elsewhere. Go to article - Twitter Will Take Down Pictures of People Posted Without Their Permission
David Marcus had most recently spearheaded Meta’s push into a global digital currency. Go to article - Head of Meta’s Crypto Efforts, David Marcus, Is Leaving the Company
He personified the blend of technical enthusiasm and counterculture values that shaped the industry, launching the West Coast Computer Faire in the 1970s. Go to article - Jim Warren, Early Influencer in Personal Computing, Dies at 85
Jack Dorsey, who is stepping down after six years as Twitter’s chief executive, is one of the tech leaders who seem to have grown tired of managing their empires. Go to article - Jack Dorsey’s Twitter Departure Hints at Big Tech’s Restlessness
Transactions for properties in digital realms are jumping, guided by the same principle in the physical world: location, location, location. Go to article - Investors Snap Up Metaverse Real Estate in a Virtual Land Boom