Self-Driving Uber Car Kills Pedestrian in Arizona, Where Robots Roam
A woman crossing Mill Avenue at its intersection with Curry Road in Tempe, Ariz. on Monday. A pedestrian was struck and killed by a self-driving Uber vehicle at the intersection a night earlier.
Alex Stamos, Facebook Data Security Chief, To Leave Amid Outcry
Alex Stamos, the chief information security officer for Facebook. He has urged more disclosure over Russian activity on Facebook.
Cambridge Analytica, Trump-Tied Political Firm, Offered to Entrap Politicians
Alexander Nix, head of Cambridge Analytica, speaking in New York City in 2016.
Tech Fix: How to Protect Yourself (and Your Friends) on Facebook
A voter-profiling company was able to harvest data of 50 million Facebook profiles even though only about 270,000 users agreed to hand over their information. So maybe now is a good time to check your privacy settings and take a few other steps to safeguard your data.
Hundreds of Start-Ups Tell Investors: Diversify, or Keep Your Money
The Founders for Change coalition includes, from left, Howie Liu of Airtable, Andre Haddad of Turo, Todd Berman of Loom, Sarah Leary of Nextdoor, Jason Brown of Tally, Sarah Nahm of Lever, Eddie Medina of BetterUp, Amit Sharma of Narvar and Rosanna Myers of Carbon Robotics.
California Housing Problems Are Spilling Across Its Borders
Californians and companies like Tesla have migrated to Reno to take advantage of cheap land and comparatively low home prices.
What’s Next for Humanity: Automation, New Morality and a ‘Global Useless Class’
In an event organized by The New York Times and How To Academy, the historian and author Yuval Noah Harari offered his predictions for the future.
Yuval Noah Harari on the Future of Humanity
Humans, Mr. Harari warned, “have created such a complicated world that we’re no longer able to make sense of what is happening.”
The Shift: How Facebook’s Data Sharing Went From Feature to Bug
Mark Zuckerberg, the Facebook chief executive, with a group of entrepreneurs and innovators in November. He has encouraged developers to connect apps and programs to Facebook’s platform.
White House Bans Venezuela’s Digital Currency and Expands Sanctions
The sanctions were intended to send a message to Venezuela’s president, Nicolás Maduro, that the United States holds him directly responsible for his country’s economic devastation, the White House said.
How Driverless Cars See the World Around Them
A rooftop lidar system, which measures distances using pulses of light, on a Ford test car.
How Cambridge Analytica Harvested Facebook Data, Triggering a New Outcry
Cambridge Analytica, a political data firm hired by President Trump’s 2016 election campaign, gained access to information on 50 million Facebook users as a way to identify the personalities of American voters and influence their behavior.
YouTube May Add to the Burdens of Humble Wikipedia
At South by Southwest last week, YouTube’s chief executive, Susan Wojcicki, announced that the company would enlist Wikipedia’s help to deal with the proliferation of conspiracy theories and misinformation on its platform.
Tech Tip: How to Shut Up Noisy Sites in Chrome
Newer versions of Google’s browser include a setting to easily mute web pages that would otherwise open with audio blaring.
Europe’s Planned Digital Tax Heightens Tensions With U.S.
Amazon, which based its European headquarters in Luxembourg, is among the American technology companies that could be hit hardest by a new digital tax being planned in Europe.
Brian Eno Wants to Take You ‘Inside the Music’
Brian Eno is among the prominent musicians exploring the artistic potential of immersive technologies developed primarily for the video game industry.
Hashtag Open House
The Instagram influencer Ayla Woodruff, center, and Adrew Seally, right, get into a pillow fight with models. At this open house, setups were created to encourage social media posting.
Take This App and Call Me in the Morning
Reset, a prescription treatment app, allows patients to track pain, loneliness, social pressure and other situations that could trigger their addictions.
FedEx Follows Amazon Into the Robotic Future
Robotic tuggers navigate a FedEx warehouse in North Carolina. Five of the machines have been working next to humans and the plan is to expand the use of robotic labor in the coming months.
Uber’s New Rival in Australia: An Indian Upstart
Drivers for Ola in New Delhi this month. The Indian ride-hailing company recently expanded to two Australian cities, its first move into the overseas market.
Adrián Lamo, Hacker Who Reported Chelsea Manning to the F.B.I., Dies at 37
Adrian Lamo, a hacker who made headlines for breaking into the computer networks of The New York Times and other major corporations, in 2011. Mr. Lamo, 37, was found dead on Wednesday in a Kansas apartment.
Data Firm Tied to Trump Campaign Talked Business With Russians
Alexander Nix, chief executive of the data consulting firm Cambridge Analytica, told the British Parliament last month that his company had no connections to Russia.
How Trump Consultants Exploited the Facebook Data of Millions
Christopher Wylie, who helped found the data firm Cambridge Analytica and worked there until 2014, has described the company as an “arsenal of weapons” in a culture war.
The Future of Time Warner, Coming Soon to a Court Near You
The trial over the proposed merger between AT&T and Time Warner is set to start in United States District Court.
Qualcomm’s Ex-Chairman to Leave Amid Plans to Buy Company
Paul Jacobs, whose father co-founded Qualcomm, a chip-making giant, has told fellow board members that he wants to take the company private.
Encounters: Karlie Kloss Teaches Teenage Girls How to Code
Karlie Kloss, left, shot an iPhone video to promote her Kode With Klossy camp for teenage girls this summer.
The Rise and Fall of Elizabeth Holmes and the Black Turtleneck
Elizabeth Holmes, in her signature turtleneck, speaking at the Clinton Global Initiative in 2015.
Kelp Farms and Mammoth Windmills Are Just Two of the Government’s Long-Shot Energy Bets
A kelp forest off Mexico’s Pacific coast. A project presented this week at an energy research conference proposes using tiny robots to farm seaweed for use in biofuels.
Tech Tip: How to Format Documents While Barely Lifting a Finger
Free dictation tools convert speech to text and several popular programs now let you add text styling and other formatting by voice command.
Bits: Kevin’s Week in Tech: Theranos, Fraud and the Failure to Fail
Setbacks like those that Elizabeth Holmes faced as the founder of Theranos are common in the tech industry. What was unusual was the way Theranos responded.
A Bold, Divisive Plan to Wean Californians From Cars
Taller buildings could be coming to an Oakland neighborhood along the rapid-transit line to San Francisco if the State Legislature approves a bill that would override local zoning restrictions.
Streaming Soon: A Fight Over AT&T, Time Warner, and the Future of TV
Cyberattacks Put Russian Fingers on the Switch at Power Plants, U.S. Says
U.S. officials said the strikes accelerated in late 2015, at the same time the Russian interference in the American election was underway.
Rihanna Protests Ad on Snapchat That Mocks Domestic Violence
Left: An ad that appeared on Snapchat for a game called “Would You Rather?!”; Right: Rihanna’s response, posted on her Instagram story.
Tech Tip: Preserving Those Refrigerator-Door Masterpieces
Storing digital copies of your child’s artwork allows you to look back fondly, long after the pipe cleaners and glitter have been lost to time.
Pentagon Wants Silicon Valley’s Help on A.I.
An Air Force cargo jet in 2016 at a base in the Persian Gulf where drones were launched against the Islamic State. With drone technology just one area open to advances in artificial intelligence, a task force will explore how the government can work better with tech leaders to develop its A.I.
A Cyberattack in Saudi Arabia Had a Deadly Goal. Experts Fear Another Try.
Sadara Chemical Company is a joint venture between Saudi Aramco and Dow Chemical. Its computer systems were hit by one in a string of cyberattacks last year.
Lyft to Bring Driverless Car Tech to Broader Auto Industry
A Lyft driver hub in San Francisco. The ride-hailing service, which has taken an open-arms approach to autonomous vehicle development, added the Canadian parts maker Magna to its long list of partners.
Facebook Blocks Britain First, a Far-Right Anti-Muslim Group Promoted by Trump
Leaders and supporters of the far-right group Britain First marched in central London last year.
The Shift: The Young and Brash of Tech Grow a Bit Older, and Wiser
Op-Ed Contributor: Many Drugs and Many Doctors Lead to Many Mistakes
Tech We’re Using: In Hollywood, Cutting the Cord and Other Disruptions
Brooks Barnes prefers low-tech solutions, including keeping his appointments in a paper planner.
Tech Tip: Taking Items Off the Mac’s Menu
If you find that your Mac’s top menu is cluttered with icons you never use, you can clean things up.
Broadcom Drops Bid for Qualcomm After Trump’s Intervention
The Broadcom campus in Irvine, Calif. The chip maker said it still intended to move its legal headquarters from Singapore to the United States.
Google Bans Bitcoin Advertisements in Policy Change
Tokens representing Bitcoin’s virtual currency. Google said Tuesday that it would join Facebook in banning advertising for Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies on its services and advertising platforms.
Even With Takeover Bid Blocked, Qualcomm ‘Is in a Tight Spot’
Qualcomm, which is based in San Diego, may need to take new steps to assuage investors unhappy with its performance.
Op-Ed Contributor: The Real Problem With Video Games
Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman Benefit From the Streaming Wars
Reese Witherspoon, left, and Nicole Kidman at the Critics’ Choice Awards in January. They are taking advantage of Hollywood’s hunger for limited TV series featuring strong women.