Contact Tracing With Your Phone: It’s Easier but There Are Tradeoffs

The handshake came first. Then the high-five, fist bump and more recently, the elbow touch. Canadian researchers are now working on a new greeting, the CanShake.
It is not a mere salutation. The CanShake — which involves people shaking their phones at each other upon meeting to t..

Pilgrim’s Pride Chief Executive Is Accused of Price Fixing

The chief executive of one of the country’s largest chicken producers was indicted on a price-fixing charge on Wednesday along with three other current and former executives at companies that supply chicken to groceries and restaurants across the United States.
The indictment, by..

Snapchat Stopped Promoting Trump Account

WASHINGTON — Snap said on Wednesday that it had stopped promoting the Snapchat account of President Trump after determining that his public comments off the site could incite violence, in another hardened stance by a social media company against the president.
Snap, which makes t..

Early Facebook Employees Disavow Zuckerberg’s Stance on Trump Posts

SAN FRANCISCO — Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, faced fresh criticism on Wednesday as nearly three dozen people who worked at the social network in its early years called out his decision to leave President Trump’s aggressive posts on the site unaltered.
The former e..

TikTok (Yes, TikTok) Is the Future

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I had mostly avoided TikTok; it made me feel old. But for me and many of you, TikTok has become a needed dose of silliness during the pandemic — and more recently, a unique home for griev..

E-Bikes Are Having Their Moment. They Deserve It.

Many of us are entering a new stage of pandemic grief: adaptation. We are asking ourselves: How do we live with this new reality?
For many Americans, part of the solution has been to buy an electric bike. The battery-powered two-wheelers have become a compelling alternative for ..

Suit Claims Google’s Tracking Violates Federal Wiretap Law

OAKLAND, Calif. — Google violated federal wiretap laws when it continued to collect information about what users were doing on the internet without their permission even though they were browsing in so-called private browsing mode, according to a potential class-action lawsuit fi..

Zuckerberg Defends Approach to Trump’s Facebook Posts

SAN FRANCISCO — Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, on Tuesday stood firmly behind his decision not to do anything about President Trump’s inflammatory posts on the social network, saying that he had made a “tough decision” but that it “was pretty thorough.”
In a questio..

Lawsuit Says Trump’s Social Media Crackdown Violates Free Speech

OAKLAND, Calif. — President Trump’s crackdown on social media companies faced a new legal challenge on Tuesday, as a technology policy organization claimed in a lawsuit that he violated the companies’ right to free speech with his executive order aimed at curtailing their legal p..