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Facebook and Twitter Expand Peek Into Who’s Behind Their Ads

Facebook and Twitter Expand Peek Into Who’s Behind Their Ads

The headquarters of Facebook, which announced on Thursday that every Facebook page would have a tab called “Info and Ads.” Twitter said Thursday that it was introducing an Ads Transparency Center.

Blockchain Will Be Theirs, Russian Spy Boasted at Conference

Blockchain Will Be Theirs, Russian Spy Boasted at Conference

Russian interest in the technology surrounding virtual currencies, like in this crypto-mining operation in Moscow, is growing. Last year, employees of Russia’s spy agency attended a meeting where international standards for the so-called blockchain were discussed.

How Do You Vote? 50 Million Google Images Give a Clue

How Do You Vote? 50 Million Google Images Give a Clue

Timnit Gebru led the research effort at Stanford University that analyzed 50 million images and location data from Google Street View, the street-scene feature of the online giant’s mapping service.

Measuring and Managing Your Cellular Data Use

Measuring and Managing Your Cellular Data Use

Switching to a lower audio-quality setting in the Spotify mobile app can help you use less data when streaming over a cellular connection.

China Extends Lead as Most Prolific Supercomputer Maker

China Extends Lead as Most Prolific Supercomputer Maker

The Sunway TaihuLight supercomputer when it was introduced in Wuxi, China, last December. At the time, it was the fastest computer in the world.

‘Porch Pirates’ Steal Holiday Packages as They Pile Up at Homes

‘Porch Pirates’ Steal Holiday Packages as They Pile Up at Homes

Mike Armstrong, a general contractor in Memphis, Tenn., says he has confronted suspected package thieves more than a dozen times over the last four years.

Bitcoin Sees Wall Street Warm to Trading Virtual Currency

Bitcoin Sees Wall Street Warm to Trading Virtual Currency

Traders at the New York Stock Exchange last week. The exchange’s parent company is said to be working on an online platform to trade Bitcoin.

Silicon Valley’s Giants Take Their Talent Hunt to Cambridge

Silicon Valley’s Giants Take Their Talent Hunt to Cambridge

The world’s tech powers have moved to Cambridge, England — including Microsoft, in the building at left — snapping up engineers and researchers, particularly in the burgeoning field of artificial intelligence.

Keeping Coffee Off the Keys

Keeping Coffee Off the Keys

If you're lucky, a lid on your beverage can help stem the tide, but if liquid spills out, turn off the laptop immediately.

San Francisco’s Skyline, Now Inescapably Transformed by Tech

San Francisco’s Skyline, Now Inescapably Transformed by Tech

The new Salesforce Tower is visible from just about everywhere around San Francisco.

Cisco Chief Executive’s New Mantra: Simplify Computer Networks

Cisco Chief Executive’s New Mantra: Simplify Computer Networks

Chuck Robbins, Cisco’s chief executive since 2015, has been pushing for simpler and smarter computer networking systems, both to reduce operating costs and to head off security threats.

Net Neutrality Has Officially Been Repealed. Here’s How That Could Affect You.

Net Neutrality Has Officially Been Repealed. Here’s How That Could Affect You.

Ajit Pai, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, has long opposed net neutrality regulations, saying they impeded innovation.

Judge in AT&T Case Ignored ‘Economics and Common Sense,’ Government Says

Judge in AT&T Case Ignored ‘Economics and Common Sense,’ Government Says

The Justice Department’s appeal is the start of its second attempt to stop the $85.4 billion deal between Time Warner and AT&T.

Microsoft Buys GitHub for $7.5 Billion, Moving to Grow in Coding’s New Era

Microsoft Buys GitHub for $7.5 Billion, Moving to Grow in Coding’s New Era

A GitHub billboard being installed in San Francisco in 2014. Microsoft said on Monday that it would acquire the company for $7.5 billion.

Farhad and Mike’s Week in Tech: Another Huge Security Flaw

Farhad and Mike’s Week in Tech: Another Huge Security Flaw

Two security flaws linked to the chips that underpin most of the world’s computers has the even the biggest tech companies worried.

Uber Sells Stake to SoftBank, Valuing Ride-Hailing Giant at $48 Billion

Uber Sells Stake to SoftBank, Valuing Ride-Hailing Giant at $48 Billion

Dara Khosrowshahi, who became Uber’s chief executive in August, said he wanted to take the ride-hailing company public by 2019.


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