Inside Amazon, Diversity Concerns Flare Up After Harassment Accusations
Like other technology companies, Amazon has described improving the diversity of its workforce as an important company goal.
Feature: How the Appetite for Emojis Complicates the Effort to Standardize the World’s Alphabets
Meet the People Who Will Defend Google, Facebook and Twitter Before Lawmakers
Google, Facebook and Twitter are sending in their general counsels to testify at congressional hearings on Nov. 1.
Bits: Farhad and Mike’s Week in Tech: Regulation Is Looming
In this week’s tech newsletter, the tech giants battle Washington’s regulatory fervor. Also, Lyft gets a lot of money, and Google may remake Toronto.
Mind: How Fiction Becomes Fact on Social Media
The Woman Who Created #MeToo Long Before Hashtags
Tarana Burke created a nonprofit organization to help victims of sexual harassment and assault.
Tech Tip: Taking Your iTunes Library to Android
Apple’s iTunes Store used to be more restrictive, but if you’ve purchased music there in the past eight years, you can play it more places.
Hundreds of Mysterious Stone ‘Gates’ Found in Saudi Arabia’s Desert
Using Google Earth, an archaeologist has identified nearly 400 stone structures called “gates” in Saudi Arabia. They may have been built by ancient nomadic tribes.
Lyft Is Said to Explore I.P.O. as It Raises $1 Billion Led by Alphabet
Lyft raised $1 billion in a new investment led by CapitalG, the venture arm of Alphabet.
Trump Picks Joseph Simons, Corporate Antitrust Lawyer, to Lead F.T.C.
The Federal Trade Commission building in Washington. The agency is facing new skepticism over the power of big internet companies.
Tech Tip: Editing Your History on Amazon
The shopping site keeps a record of the products you browse in the hope you’ll return to close the deal, but you can turn off the tracking.
Want to Clap for Xi Jinping’s Speech? Use Your Smartphone
A screen shot of the game in WeChat that lets users show their appreciation for President Xi Jinping of China by quickly and repeatedly tapping their phone screens.
Senators Demand Online Ad Disclosures as Tech Lobby Mobilizes
Senator John McCain on Wednesday on Capitol Hill.
Dream City?: Google’s Founders Wanted to Shape a City. Toronto Is Their Chance.
A rendering of the Sidewalk Labs vision for a new waterfront development in Toronto.
Tech We’re Using: Pioneering Virtual Reality and New Video Technologies in Journalism
Marcelle Hopkins, deputy video editor at The Times, trying on virtual reality technology at a V.R. event this month.
Tech Tip: Using New Space-Saving Photo Files
With the latest updates for its Macs and mobile devices, Apple has added support for new image and video formats while keeping things compatible.
Samsung Is Under Scrutiny Again as South Korean Police Raid Offices
Lee Kun-hee, Samsung’s patriarch, leaving a court in Seoul, South Korea, in 2008. The police are now investigating whether he misappropriated company funds to renovate his family’s home.
How Many People Watch Netflix? Nielsen Tries to Solve a Mystery
Gaten Matarazzo, left, Finn Wolfhard, Caleb McLaughlin and Noah Schnapp in the original Netflix series “Stranger Things.”
State of the Art: How the Frightful Five Put Start-Ups in a Lose-Lose Situation
After Drone Hits Plane in Canada, New Fears About Air Safety
Marc Garneau, Canada’s transport minister.
Google Serves Fake News Ads in an Unlikely Place: Fact-Checking Sites
At the top of PolitiFact’s front page last week, a display ad served by Google promoted a fake news story that said Melania Trump was leaving the White House. It linked to a faked version of Vogue’s site.
Google Maps Pulls Calorie-Counting Feature After Criticism
Google said the calorie feature would be removed from its map app.
Tech Tip: Moving the Windows 10 Taskbar by Hand
Like previous versions of the system, Windows 10 lets you move the taskbar to where you want it.
Google’s Pixel 2 Smartphone Is a Powerful Extravagance
The Pixel 2, the new flagship phone from Google that goes on sale Thursday.
Netflix Says It Will Spend Up to $8 Billion on Content Next Year
Netflix will soon release the second season of “Stranger Things.” The streaming service plans to invest more in original programming.
Kimbal Musk Wants to Feed America, Silicon Valley-Style
Kimbal Musk at Crosstown Concourse in Memphis, where one of his Next Door restaurants opened in September.
As U.S. Confronts Internet’s Disruptions, China Feels Vindicated
An internet cafe in Beijing. In the weeks leading up to a major party congress that opens on Wednesday, China’s internet regulator, the Cyberspace Administration of China, has issued a raft of new regulations.
Justices to Decide on Forcing Technology Firms to Provide Data Held Abroad
Servers at the Microsoft data center in Dublin. The technology company’s suit with the Justice Department stemmed from a drug investigation in which prosecutors wanted emails of a suspect that were stored on a server there.
Tech Tip: Leaping Into a System Upgrade
Even if you’ve skipped the past few Mac operating system updates, you can go right to macOS High Sierra if your computer meets the requirements.
#MeToo Floods Social Media With Stories of Harassment and Assault
The actress Alyssa Milano urged people to acknowledge on social media if they had experienced sexual harassment or assault.
Mediator: As the World Tweets, Social Media Chiefs Remain Tight-Lipped
Mark Zuckerberg, the chief executive of Facebook, and his fellow mavens of social media regularly offer to be more “transparent.” But people are starting to see through that.
A Bot That Makes Trump’s Tweets Presidential
The account @TrumpsAlert keeps track of the Twitter activities of President Trump, his wife, three of his children and his adviser Kellyanne Conway.
Executive Mentors Wanted. Only Millennials Need Apply.
Jim Jehle, 66, a senior project manager, meets with his mentor, Nicole Mancino, 27, the director of marketing, at Sachse Construction’s office in Detroit. The company paired 10 executives with junior workers.
Amazon Turns on the Charm Amid Criticism From Right and Left
A job fair at the Amazon fulfillment center in Chattanooga, Tenn. In Washington, Amazon is sharing a message of job creation.