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The New York Times: Technology

As New Space Race Beckons, Astronauts Face Identity Crisis

As New Space Race Beckons, Astronauts Face Identity Crisis

With the private sector moving aggressively into space, NASA is no longer the only game in town for would-be space travelers.
Don’t Scoff at Influencers. They’re Taking Over the World.

Don’t Scoff at Influencers. They’re Taking Over the World.

As social media expands its cultural dominance, the people who can steer the online conversation will have an upper hand.

The 5G Health Hazard That Isn’t

How one scientist and his inaccurate chart led to unwarranted fears of wireless technology.
The Apollo 11 Mission Was Also a Global Media Sensation

The Apollo 11 Mission Was Also a Global Media Sensation

The satellites were finally ready to beam images back to Earth in 1969. And some 600 million people watched the event live.
Broadcom’s Bid for Symantec Is Said to Have Stalled

Broadcom’s Bid for Symantec Is Said to Have Stalled

The discussions were halted after Broadcom dropped its takeover price for the security software company during due diligence, said people briefed on the matter.
A Feisty Google Adversary Tests How Much People Care About Privacy

A Feisty Google Adversary Tests How Much People Care About Privacy

DuckDuckGo is trying to attract users with a privacy-focused search engine. But taking on an internet giant isn’t easy.
Storm Area 51? It’s a Joke, but the Air Force Is Concerned

Storm Area 51? It’s a Joke, but the Air Force Is Concerned

A Facebook event invited U.F.O. enthusiasts to swarm the secretive Nevada base on Sept. 20. The Air Force warned that would be dangerous.
Britain’s £50 Note Will Honor Computing Pioneer Alan Turing

Britain’s £50 Note Will Honor Computing Pioneer Alan Turing

During his lifetime, the mathematician and computer pioneer’s reputation was overshadowed by a conviction under Britain’s Victorian laws against homosexuality, and his war work remained a secret until
Amazon Prime Day Brings Sales, and Risks, for Retailers

Amazon Prime Day Brings Sales, and Risks, for Retailers

The emergence of a major discount shopping season in the middle of the summer may cost retailers scrambling to keep up with Amazon.
‘The Town Hall of Hollywood.’ Welcome to the Netflix Lobby.

‘The Town Hall of Hollywood.’ Welcome to the Netflix Lobby.

Every day an entertainment’s who’s who passes through the 4,780-square-foot “creative gateway” — complete with 80-foot video screen — hoping for a piece of the billions Netflix is spending on content.
India’s Chandrayaan-2 Moon Launch Is Delayed

India’s Chandrayaan-2 Moon Launch Is Delayed

The country’s hopes to become the fourth to land on the moon were put on hold Monday.
Fighting Big Tech Makes for Some Uncomfortable Bedfellows

Fighting Big Tech Makes for Some Uncomfortable Bedfellows

Conservatives are showing up at largely liberal conferences to call for breaking up Facebook and Google. Liberals are going on conservative TV shows to do the same. It’s awkward.
India’s Shooting for the Moon, and the Country Is Pumped

India’s Shooting for the Moon, and the Country Is Pumped

The country’s plans to launch an uncrewed rover into space were delayed at the last moment, but it is determined to join a select group of nations.
The Week in Business: Amazon Won’t Let the Robots Take Over

The Week in Business: Amazon Won’t Let the Robots Take Over

Plus, the Trump administration has a big job opening, and there’s a new technology tax.
Facebook Dodged a Bullet From the F.T.C. It Faces Many More.

Facebook Dodged a Bullet From the F.T.C. It Faces Many More.

The social network may have escaped restrictions and financial bruising with the F.T.C.’s settlement, but its pain is just beginning around the world.
Two Magical Places That Sent Apollo 11 to the Moon and Back

Two Magical Places That Sent Apollo 11 to the Moon and Back

They’ve nearly vanished, but hubs in Southern California and on Long Island played key roles in the lunar race.
Facial Recognition Tech Is Growing Stronger, Thanks to Your Face

Facial Recognition Tech Is Growing Stronger, Thanks to Your Face

Large databases, built with images from social networks and dating services, contain millions of pictures of people’s faces. Some are shared worldwide.

Fernando Corbató, a Father of Your Computer (and Your Password), Dies at 93

In a breakthrough in the 1960s, he showed that computers could be used interactively with quick results, and also made secure from others’ using them.
F.T.C. Approves Facebook Fine of About $5 Billion

F.T.C. Approves Facebook Fine of About $5 Billion

If approved by the Justice Department, the settlement would be the biggest fine levied by the federal government against a technology company.
Judge Clears Way for Amazon and Microsoft to Compete for Giant Pentagon Contract

Judge Clears Way for Amazon and Microsoft to Compete for Giant Pentagon Contract

Oracle had alleged that Amazon and the Defense Department biased the $10 billion JEDI contract in Amazon’s favor, but was unable to change the Pentagon’s decision.