The New York Times: Technology

Fact-Checking a Facebook Executive’s Comments on Russian Interference

Rob Goldman, Facebook vice president for ads, tweeted about Russia’s disinformation effort. President Trump then cited him. We fact-checked Mr. Goldman.
Advertising: Google Chrome Now Blocks Irksome Ads. That’s a Good Thing, Right?

Advertising: Google Chrome Now Blocks Irksome Ads. That’s a Good Thing, Right?

When Google updated Chrome last week, it effectively banned some of the kinds of ads web users find most annoying.
To Stir Discord in 2016, Russians Turned Most Often to Facebook

To Stir Discord in 2016, Russians Turned Most Often to Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, faces renewed questions about why the social network didn’t catch the Russian activity earlier or do more to stop it.
Yevgeny Prigozhin, Russian Oligarch Indicted by U.S., Is Known as ‘Putin’s Cook’

Yevgeny Prigozhin, Russian Oligarch Indicted by U.S., Is Known as ‘Putin’s Cook’

Yevgeny V. Prigozhin, left, serving dinner to President Vladimir V. Putin in Moscow in 2011, when Mr. Putin was prime minister.

Tech Tip: Creating a Point of Return for Windows

While it does not back up personal data, Microsoft’s System Restore feature saves a snapshot of your Windows settings for emergencies.

Bits: Farhad’s Week in Tech: Netflix Gets a Star, and Google’s Conflicted Ad Blocker

As Netflix lures top producers like Ryan Murphy, cable viewers — and not the cord cutters — are the ones missing out, more and more, on television’s biggest shows.
N.B.A. Stars Get Into the Hollywood Game

N.B.A. Stars Get Into the Hollywood Game

Kevin Durant of the Golden State Warriors started an entertainment company, Thirty Five Media, in April.

Tech Tip: Using Microsoft Apps on a Chromebook

If you have a device running the Chrome OS but prefer Microsoft Office to Google Docs, you don’t have to change your ways much.
F.C.C. Watchdog Looks Into Changes That Benefited Sinclair

F.C.C. Watchdog Looks Into Changes That Benefited Sinclair

Ajit Pai, the F.C.C. chairman, has moved aggressively to relax media ownership rules.
As the Streaming Wars Heat Up, Ryan Murphy Cashes In

As the Streaming Wars Heat Up, Ryan Murphy Cashes In

Ryan Murphy’s roughly $300 million with Netflix is the latest sign of how streaming companies have disrupted traditional Hollywood and driven up prices for stars and series creators.
White Collar Watch: Should Congress Create a Crypto-Cop?

White Collar Watch: Should Congress Create a Crypto-Cop?

Representations of the Ripple, Bitcoin, Etherum and Litecoin virtual currencies.
Tech We’re Using: This Valentine’s Day, Considering Tech That Keeps Couples Together

Tech We’re Using: This Valentine’s Day, Considering Tech That Keeps Couples Together

What’s particularly misleading about online dating, says Daniel Jones, the Modern Love editor, is how everyone on the site is trying to seduce you. “They’re trying to seduce everyone. They’re all

Tech Tip: Sampling Twitter (Without an Account)

You can keep an eye on what people are talking about on Twitter even if you prefer to skip the apps and stick to a flip phone or a web browser.
AT&T Is Said to Want Antitrust Official on Witness List for Trial

AT&T Is Said to Want Antitrust Official on Witness List for Trial

AT&T has put Makan Delrahim, who leads the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division, on its witness list for a trial over the government’s decision to block the phone giant’s $85 billion merger
Trilobites: How Cockroaches Crash Into Walls and Keep Going

Trilobites: How Cockroaches Crash Into Walls and Keep Going

Scientists found that the tough exteriors of cockroaches help them keep moving without losing much momentum when they bump into things.
Broadcom Now Seeking Fewer of Qualcomm’s Board Seats

Broadcom Now Seeking Fewer of Qualcomm’s Board Seats

Hock Tan, the chief executive of Broadcom, said his company’s decision to seek fewer seats on Qualcomm’s board was a bid to provide “continuity” after an eventual takeover.
Julian Assange’s Arrest Warrant Is Again Upheld by U.K. Judge

Julian Assange’s Arrest Warrant Is Again Upheld by U.K. Judge

The WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange appearing at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London last May.