Disruptions: Me and My Numb Thumb: A Tale of Tech, Texts and Tendons
Former Uber Engineer’s Lawsuit Claims Sexual Harassment
Uber headquarters in San Francisco, where a former employee filed a suit Monday saying the company’s human resources department did nothing to stop co-workers from sexually harassing her.
Trilobites: In Virtual Reality, How Much Body Do You Need?
It might be as little as a pair of hands and feet, researchers in Japan found after recording subjects who wore an Oculus Rift headset.
Tech Tip: How to Adjust Your Mac’s Spelling Controls
Like many modern operating systems, macOS has a built-in spell checker that you can use or lose.
Mark Zuckerberg to Apologize Again, This Time to European Parliament
Mark Zuckerberg, the chief executive of Facebook, is expected to stick to what has become a well-used script when he appears before European lawmakers in Brussels.
Is Facebook Just a Platform? A Lawyer to the Stars Says No
“I say to Facebook, ‘What is the difference between you and a national newspaper being responsible for the letters they publish on their letters page? Why do you have to be treated differently?” said the lawyer Paul Tweed.
Tesla Model 3 Goes Upscale, and Base-Price Buyers Must Wait
Tesla’s Model 3, between the larger Model S and Model X, in a San Diego showroom. So far the company has made only versions selling for $49,000 or more, but not the $35,000 base model.
G.E. Spins Off Railroad Business
General Electric diesel locomotives at a manufacturing plant in Fort Worth. The company is spinning off its railroad business in an $11 billion deal.
New Cancer Treatments Lie Hidden Under Mountains of Paperwork
Tech Tip: Finding Your Contacts in the New Gmail
Google’s recent revamp of its mail service has moved a few old features to new places, but you don’t have to look far.
Germany Acts to Tame Facebook, Learning From Its Own History of Hate
At a Facebook deletion center in Berlin, the agents, who work for a third-party firm, remove illegal hate speech from the social network.
Death of a Biohacker
Hundreds of Apps Can Empower Stalkers to Track Their Victims
More than 200 apps and services offer would-be stalkers a variety of electronic capabilities, including basic location tracking, harvesting texts and secretly recording video.
Tech Hit This Small Town Hard. Now, Locals Hope It Will Fuel a Revival.
Holywell’s High Street is a shell of its former self, as e-commerce and bigger cities increasingly draw shoppers.
New Youth Center at American Indian Museum Focuses on Invention
The main activity space of the imagiNATIONS Activity Center at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian includes a 26-foot-long grass-rope suspension bridge made by the Quechua of Peru, descendants of the Inca.
When Thousands Filled a Hilton Ballroom to Ponder the Future of Bitcoin
Tech Tip: Turning Phone Videos Into GIFs
Several apps and services make it easy to turn that perfect video snippet into an animated GIF file that you can share by text message or email.
Bits: Kevin’s Week in Tech: Crypto Tokin’
Cleared of Spying for China, She Still Doesn’t Have Her Job Back
An independent board ruled that the Commerce Department must reinstate Sherry Chen to her job at the National Weather Service, after a judge suggested that officials had buried exculpatory evidence.
PayPal Agrees to $2.2 Billion Deal for European Payments Start-Up iZettle
IZettle began as a maker of products like credit card readers, but it has expanded its offerings to analytics software and even small business loans.
‘Will You Be My Emergency Contact?’ Takes On a Whole New Meaning
Did you know that your emergency contact’s data could be mined for medical research?
Thanks, Internet: Estonian Town Gets Cannabis Leaf as Its Emblem
The cannabis leaf design for the flag and emblem of Kanepi, Estonia. A town official defended the decision as a “very democratic” process, even though the number of online voters in favor of it — about 12,000 — easily surpassed the municipality’s population of 5,000.
China, Signaling Thaw With U.S. Over Trade, Approves Toshiba Microchip Deal
Toshiba once symbolized Japan's technological might, but it has more recently been scrambling to survive.
Tech Tip: New Ways to Delete Old Files
Last month’s update to Windows 10 added new tools for automatically and manually clearing clutter from your hard drive.
Why Am I Crying All the Time?
Senate Democrats Win Vote on Net Neutrality, a Centerpiece of 2018 Strategy
Democrats plan to lean on the issue of net neutrality to get young voters engaged in the midterm elections.
Tech Fix: Google’s File on Me Was Huge. Here’s Why It Wasn’t as Creepy as My Facebook Data.
The Shift: The Entire Economy Is MoviePass Now. Enjoy It While You Can.
Killing Spurs Didi, China’s Ride-Hailing Giant, to Revamp Its Service
The Chinese ride-hailing company Didi Chuxing says it has 450 million users. It has expanded at a breakneck pace within China and around the world.
Mark Zuckerberg to Meet European Parliament Members Over Facebook’s Data Use
Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, continues to face questions about how the company safeguards its users’ personal data.
Tech We’re Using: What Improved Tech Means for Electric, Self-Driving and Flying Cars
Jack Ewing covers economics and autos from Frankfurt. “The transition to autonomous, networked driving is not likely to be smooth,” he said.
Tech Tip: How to Record Your iPhone Screen
In iOS 11, you can make a video of what’s happening directly on your phone at the moment — without having to install an extra app.
New Privacy Rules Could Make This Woman One of Tech’s Most Important Regulators
Helen Dixon, Ireland’s data protection commissioner, will soon gain vast new authority to investigate and fine an array of technology giants with regional headquarters in Ireland.
Assassin’s Creed Has a New Mission: Working in the Classroom
A view of ancient Alexandria as seen in the Discovery Tour mode of Assassin’s Creed: Origins.
Next Up at Amazon-Run Whole Foods: Half-Priced Halibut Steaks
Amazon unveiled the next stage of its step-by-step makeover of Whole Foods Markets, the grocery chain it acquired last year, with a collection of store discounts aimed at Prime members.
White House Eliminates Cybersecurity Coordinator Role
John R. Bolton, the national security adviser. He has talked about ‘streamlining’ the National Security Council.
Justice Department and F.B.I. Are Investigating Cambridge Analytica
The London offices of Cambridge Analytica in March. The now-defunct political data firm has faced intense scrutiny since it was revealed to have harvested information from tens of millions of Facebook profiles.
Suspect Identified in C.I.A. Leak Was Charged, but Not for the Breach
Last year, WikiLeaks released a stolen trove of C.I.A. hacking documents, representing the largest loss of classified information in the agency’s history.
Facebook Says It Deleted 865 Million Posts, Mostly Spam
Facebook published numbers for the first time detailing how much and what type of content it removes from the social network.
Tech Tip: Finding Privacy for Email
Companies that offer free mail accounts typically do so in exchange for the use of your personal data, but you can find providers offering secure, private services.