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How Frustration Over TikTok Has Mounted in Washington

In an interview, Mr. Beckerman called TikTok’s data collection “all very minor” compared with other social apps. To reduce security concerns, the app has said that it plans to store […]







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Snapchat Introduces Its First Parental Controls

SAN FRANCISCO — Snapchat, the ephemeral messaging app, introduced its first parental controls on Tuesday, as social media platforms face increasing scrutiny for exposing young users to potentially harmful content.Snap, […]




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Why Alex Jones’s Trial Won’t Stop the Spread of Lies

If it hadn’t been so excruciatingly sad, Alex Jones’s defamation trial might have been cathartic.Mr. Jones, the supplement-slinging conspiracy theorist, was ordered to pay more than $45 million in damages […]




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The Humbling of Coinbase

The bloat was especially severe on Coinbase’s customer-service team. New staff members often felt as if they didn’t have enough to do. “I got maybe four phone calls a day […]




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A Cyberattack Illuminates the Shaky State of Student Privacy

The software that many school districts use to track students’ progress can record extremely confidential information on children: “Intellectual disability.” “Emotional Disturbance.” “Homeless.” “Disruptive.” “Defiance.” “Perpetrator.” “Excessive Talking.” “Should attend […]




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F.T.C. Chair Lina Khan Upends Antitrust Standards by Suing Meta

WASHINGTON — Early in her tenure as chair of the Federal Trade Commission, Lina Khan declared that she would rein in the power of the largest technology companies in a […]




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How Mark Zuckerberg Is Leading Meta Into Its Next Phase

SAN FRANCISCO — Mark Zuckerberg, the founder and chief executive of the company formerly known as Facebook, called his top lieutenants for the social network to a last-minute meeting in […]




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Why Big Tech Is Making a Big Play for Live Sports

LOS ANGELES — More than a decade after Apple disrupted the music industry and Amazon upended retail, the tech heavyweights have set their sights on a new arena ripe for […]




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How Software Is Stifling Competition and Slowing Innovation

More than a decade ago, Marc Andreessen, the internet entrepreneur and venture capitalist, famously declared, “Software is eating the world.”The winners, Mr. Andreessen wrote in The Wall Street Journal, would […]