Indiana sues TikTok, claiming it exposes children to harmful content

The Indiana attorney general sued TikTok and ByteDance on Wednesday, claiming they deceive consumers about data security and child safety.

By Justine McDanielDecember 7, 2022

Amazon, Uber ads appear on Twitter pages of white nationalists restored by Musk

Ads from Amazon, Uber, Snap and other major brands were appearing on white nationalist and extremist accounts.

By Faiz SiddiquiDecember 7, 2022

Apple says it will allow iCloud backups to be fully encrypted

The one service Apple offered that could not be encrypted was iCloud. Now that will change.

By Joseph MennDecember 7, 2022

Elizabeth Holmes’s ex-Theranos partner gets nearly 13 years in prison

Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani, the former president and COO of the infamous blood testing start-up, was sentenced to nearly 13 years in prison following his conviction on 12 fraud-related charges.

By Rachel LermanDecember 7, 2022

D.C. attorney general files lawsuit against Amazon, alleging stolen tips

The lawsuit alleges that Amazon used deceptive methods to lead consumers to believe that tip money went directly to drivers, when it was actually being used to subsidize wages.

By Karina ElwoodDecember 7, 2022

Margaret Atwood, Stephen King rally around new author after no-shows at signing

“We’ve all been there,” best-selling novelists told debut author Chelsea Banning after her book signing attracted only two people.

By Adela SulimanDecember 7, 2022

The pandemic made work holiday parties weird. How to navigate yours.

Experts weigh-in on whether the pandemic created new rules for company holiday parties, including virtual ones

By Danielle AbrilDecember 7, 2022

San Francisco bars police from using killer robots, reversing recent vote

The city was criticized by civil libertarians after it voted last week to give law enforcement the right to deploy armed robots in a small number of scenarios.

By Niha MasihDecember 7, 2022

Wordle is 2022’s top Google search term, above both Ukraine and the queen

"Wordle" beat out terms like “election results” and “Jeffrey Dahmer” in the U.S. and “Ukraine” and “Queen Elizabeth” globally in the Google Trends Year in Search roundup.

By Mikhail Klimentov and Shannon LiaoDecember 7, 2022

Microsoft says it will bring Call of Duty to Nintendo

The Xbox maker said that if federal regulators approve its acquisition of Activision Blizzard, it will publish Call of Duty to Nintendo platforms for 10 years.

By Shannon LiaoDecember 6, 2022

Congress drops media bargaining bill amid Facebook, industry blowback

The bill would have allowed publishers a temporary exemption from antitrust laws to negotiate jointly for the use of their content by the large tech companies.

By Cristiano LimaDecember 6, 2022

Top Twitch creator endorses platform connected to crypto gambling site

Tyler “Trainwrecks” Niknam announced ambitious plans to, in his words, “make the live streaming world better.” The news was met with skepticism.

By Shannon LiaoDecember 6, 2022

Musk’s brain implant company reportedly investigated over animal deaths

Neuralink, which is developing a brain implant to treat neurological conditions, reportedly has killed 1,500 animals involved in tests since 2018.

By Jacob BogageDecember 6, 2022

Finding myths and meaning in the lo-fi world of ‘Dwarf Fortress’

After 20 years of development, the 1.0 version of "Dwarf Fortress" is out. The game provides players with endless stories — if they can master its menus.

By Gita JacksonDecember 6, 2022
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The voices left out of Elon Musk’s free-speech agenda

Elon Musk has said little about what Twitter should do to give people a voice when their own governments do not want people to have it. Look at China and Iran.

By Shira OvideDecember 6, 2022

What is ChatGPT, the viral social media AI?

ChatGPT is a conversational AI project from OpenAI that's been generating funny and sometimes insightful answers to questions.

By Pranshu Verma and Rachel LermanDecember 6, 2022

Inside the Streamys, the internet’s biggest awards show

The pandemic supercharged the creator economy, and Sunday’s awards show was the first held in person since that boost.

By Taylor LorenzDecember 5, 2022

The layoff survival guide: What to do before, during and after

Losing your job is stressful. But workers can do several things before, during and after layoffs to be prepared for their next stage.

By Danielle AbrilDecember 5, 2022

White House rebukes Trump’s suggestion to suspend Constitution over 2020 election

Former president Donald Trump suggested that the country abandon one of its founding documents, drawing sharp criticism from the White House and politicians.

By Karoun Demirjian and Toluse OlorunnipaDecember 3, 2022

Elon Musk’s ‘Twitter Files’ ignite divisions, but haven’t changed minds

Twitter's new CEO released the "Twitter Files" on the platform Friday. Musk and his allies have claimed conservative speech is suppressed online.

By Cat Zakrzewski and Faiz SiddiquiDecember 3, 2022