The New York Times: Technology

Germany Acts to Tame Facebook, Learning From Its Own History of Hate

Germany Acts to Tame Facebook, Learning From Its Own History of Hate

At a Facebook deletion center in Berlin, the agents, who work for a third-party firm, remove illegal hate speech from the social network.
Hundreds of Apps Can Empower Stalkers to Track Their Victims

Hundreds of Apps Can Empower Stalkers to Track Their Victims

More than 200 apps and services offer would-be stalkers a variety of electronic capabilities, including basic location tracking, harvesting texts and secretly recording video.
New Youth Center at American Indian Museum Focuses on Invention

New Youth Center at American Indian Museum Focuses on Invention

The main activity space of the imagiNATIONS Activity Center at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian includes a 26-foot-long grass-rope suspension bridge made by the Quechua of
Tech Hit This Small Town Hard. Now, Locals Hope It Will Fuel a Revival.

Tech Hit This Small Town Hard. Now, Locals Hope It Will Fuel a Revival.

Holywell’s High Street is a shell of its former self, as e-commerce and bigger cities increasingly draw shoppers.

Tech Tip: Turning Phone Videos Into GIFs

Several apps and services make it easy to turn that perfect video snippet into an animated GIF file that you can share by text message or email.
PayPal Agrees to $2.2 Billion Deal for European Payments Start-Up iZettle

PayPal Agrees to $2.2 Billion Deal for European Payments Start-Up iZettle

IZettle began as a maker of products like credit card readers, but it has expanded its offerings to analytics software and even small business loans.
Cleared of Spying for China, She Still Doesn’t Have Her Job Back

Cleared of Spying for China, She Still Doesn’t Have Her Job Back

An independent board ruled that the Commerce Department must reinstate Sherry Chen to her job at the National Weather Service, after a judge suggested that officials had buried exculpatory evidence.
China, Signaling Thaw With U.S. Over Trade, Approves Toshiba Microchip Deal

China, Signaling Thaw With U.S. Over Trade, Approves Toshiba Microchip Deal

Toshiba once symbolized Japan's technological might, but it has more recently been scrambling to survive.

Trilobites: In Virtual Reality, How Much Body Do You Need?

It might be as little as a pair of hands and feet, researchers in Japan found after recording subjects who wore an Oculus Rift headset.
‘Will You Be My Emergency Contact?’ Takes On a Whole New Meaning

‘Will You Be My Emergency Contact?’ Takes On a Whole New Meaning

Did you know that your emergency contact’s data could be mined for medical research?
Thanks, Internet: Estonian Town Gets Cannabis Leaf as Its Emblem

Thanks, Internet: Estonian Town Gets Cannabis Leaf as Its Emblem

The cannabis leaf design for the flag and emblem of Kanepi, Estonia. A town official defended the decision as a “very democratic” process, even though the number of online voters in favor of it —

Tech Tip: New Ways to Delete Old Files

Last month’s update to Windows 10 added new tools for automatically and manually clearing clutter from your hard drive.
Senate Democrats Win Vote on Net Neutrality, a Centerpiece of 2018 Strategy

Senate Democrats Win Vote on Net Neutrality, a Centerpiece of 2018 Strategy

Democrats plan to lean on the issue of net neutrality to get young voters engaged in the midterm elections.