- Facebook Lifts Ban on Political Advertisingby Mike Isaac on 3 March 2021 at 19:39
The social network had prohibited political ads on its site indefinitely after the November election. Such ads have been criticized for spreading misinformation.
- What Job Sites Reveal About the Economyby Shira Ovide on 3 March 2021 at 18:05
Career websites are seeing a mismatch between what employers and the rest of us want in jobs.
- Facebook Takes a Side, Barring Myanmar Military After Coupby Paul Mozur, Mike Isaac, David E. Sanger and Richard C. Paddock on 3 March 2021 at 14:54
The move puts the social network squarely on the side of Myanmar’s pro-democracy movement after years of criticism over how the military has used the site.
- How to Get a Peloton-Style Workout Without Splurgingby Brian X. Chen on 3 March 2021 at 10:00
Don’t want to pay $1,900 for a Peloton bike, plus a subscription fee for classes? Here are ways to reduce the cost of using tech to exercise at home.
- The Hottest Amenity From Developers? A Power Plant Made of Batteries.by Patrick Sisson on 3 March 2021 at 08:00
Charged via rooftop solar panels, the cells form a network that provides a building with backup electricity and that utilities can tap during peak periods.
- Amazon Workers’ Union Drive Reaches Far Beyond Alabamaby Michael Corkery and Karen Weise on 3 March 2021 at 05:28
A vote on whether to form a union at the e-commerce giant’s warehouse in Bessemer, Ala., has become a labor showdown, drawing the attention of N.F.L. players, and the White House.
- How One State Managed to Actually Write Rules on Facial Recognitionby Kashmir Hill on 2 March 2021 at 19:45
Massachusetts is one of the first states to put legislative guardrails around the use of facial recognition technology in criminal investigations.
- Dispo, David Dobrik's Photo-Sharing App, Is Taking Offby Taylor Lorenz on 2 March 2021 at 19:06
Some are calling David Dobrik’s new photo app, Dispo, the next Instagram.
- A Golden Age of Local Digital Starsby Shira Ovide on 2 March 2021 at 18:03
This can be great, but we may also lose something magical about a shared digital culture.
- Instacart Valuation Rises to $39 Billion in Latest Fundraisingby Erin Griffith on 2 March 2021 at 15:07
The pandemic has supercharged Instacart’s growth as customers eager to avoid shopping in stores turn to the company’s grocery ordering service.
- Facebook, Amazon and Others Restrict Online Sales of Masksby Andrew Jacobs on 2 March 2021 at 13:44
Scientists are urging Americans to upgrade their face coverings. But Amazon, Google and Facebook restrict the sale of medical-grade masks. Critics say the rules are outdated.
- Colleges That Require Coronavirus Screening Tech Struggle to Say Whether It Worksby Natasha Singer and Kellen Browning on 2 March 2021 at 10:00
Many schools that use fever scanners and symptom checkers have not rigorously studied if the technology has slowed the spread of Covid-19 on campuses.
- A Critic of Technology Turns Her Gaze Inwardby Casey Schwartz on 1 March 2021 at 20:00
Sherry Turkle is best known for exploring the dysfunctional relationships between humans and their screens. She takes on a new focus — herself — in her memoir, “The Empathy Diaries.”
- China Charges Ahead With a National Digital Currencyby Nathaniel Popper and Cao Li on 1 March 2021 at 19:53
The electronic Chinese yuan is now being tested in cities such as Shenzhen, Shanghai and Beijing. No other major power is as far along with a homegrown digital currency.
- How Do Influencers Get Jobs? It’s Changingby Taylor Lorenz on 1 March 2021 at 18:23
A new service is designed to help formalize relationships that are typically forged through personal connections or cold DMs.
- Copying China’s Online Blockadeby Shira Ovide on 1 March 2021 at 18:12
How other countries’ efforts to control the internet compare with China’s Great Firewall.
- Amazon Moves From Film Industry’s Margins to the Mainstreamby Nicole Sperling on 1 March 2021 at 00:08
With several films competing for Golden Globes on Sunday and a number of high-priced movies coming this year, the streaming service has altered its reputation in Hollywood.
- Seniors Seeking Vaccines Have a Problem: They Can’t Use the Internetby Kellen Browning on 28 February 2021 at 19:13
Older adults living alone often lack access or an understanding of technology, and many are unsure how to sign up for an appointment.
- Digidog, a Robotic Dog Used by the Police, Stirs Privacy Concernsby Maria Cramer and Christine Hauser on 27 February 2021 at 23:57
The New York Police Department has been testing Digidog, which it says can be deployed in dangerous situations and keep officers safer, but some fear it could become an aggressive surveillance tool.
- F.C.C. Approves a $50 Monthly High-Speed Internet Subsidyby Cecilia Kang on 26 February 2021 at 19:14
The money, aimed at low-income households, is part of an effort to bridge the access gap to broadband connectivity amid the pandemic.