Tech

School leaders in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Las Vegas are abandoning the videoconferencing service after reports of meetings being disrupted by intruders.
The streaming service "designed specifically for your phone" launches with 50 shows — and over 100 more on the way. Here are our highlights from the opening batch.
Gig companies like Instacart and Uber promise financial assistance to workers affected by the coronavirus. But some workers are finding it hard to get that aid.
Lawmakers and state attorneys general are scrutinizing the popular video conferencing company for potential violations, after users reported harassment and researchers uncovered security flaws.
Federal and state law enforcement are asking questions about Zoom's security and privacy policies, as millions flock to the videoconferencing service for meetings, classes and social gatherings.
What does a global pandemic mean for our education system? Educator Richard Culatta discusses the ways we can teach for better humans virtually... and the opportunity this moment presents.
19 Congress members are requesting information from video conferencing platform Zoom amid scrutiny of the company's privacy practices.
Zoom's founder and CEO addressed some of the company's growing pains as the service saw an unexpected surge in the number of users when people began socially distancing due to COVID-19.
Google has launched a movement tracking tool aimed at helping public health officials combat COVID-19
German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she welcomes development of a COVID-19 tracing app that protects data and doesn't store users' locations. It uses Bluetooth to log proximity to other cellphones.
As tech firms send workers home, it's creating new challenges over how to handle harmful content, including dangerous health claims. So Facebook, YouTube and Twitter are bringing in the machines.
Ventilators are the supply and demand problem of the COVID pandemic. We go inside the scramble to build more, fast. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
Muscovites will have their movements followed through a program required on their smartphones. They will also have to carry a new QR code with their personal data.
A silver lining of social distancing: you may have more time and space to pursue the projects you've bookmarked on your web browser. Whether your goal is to build a barn door or to update your makeup routine, online tutorials have made it easier than ever to bring the world into your living room or kitchen or bedroom. But a curious thing can happen when we watch experts doing expert things. This week, we explore the dangers and the delights of vicarious living, with a favorite episode from 2019.
Citing the coronavirus, the Internet Archive expanded its lending program for the digital copies of millions of books. But many writers and publishers say it is sharing their work without permission.
A Google vice president and one of the creators of the modern internet tested positive for the disease ...
Some Amazon workers in New York and Instacart workers nationwide walked off their jobs Monday. They want more access to paid sick leave as well as protective gear and other safety measures.
Many companies' employees are working from home during the coronavirus. Alexander Urbelis, hacker-turned-information-security attorney, says the remote working environment is a hacker's paradise.
Facebook says it will give $25 million to help smaller U.S. newsrooms cover the coronavirus. It's pledging $75 million to buy ads in publications in the U.S. and pandemic hot spots in Europe.
Multidisciplinary artist Felix Quintana created honest portraits of South Central Los Angeles' people and urban landscape with the help of archived images.