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F.A.A. Allows U.P.S. to Deliver Medical Packages Using Drones

F.A.A. Allows U.P.S. to Deliver Medical Packages Using Drones

After a year of working with the Federal Aviation Administration, United Parcel Service was awarded a certification that allows it to use drones on medical campuses.
How to Set Your Google Data to Self-Destruct

How to Set Your Google Data to Self-Destruct

Google has now given us an option to set search and location data to automatically disappear after a certain time. We should all use it.
Police Data and the Citizen App: Partners in Crime Coverage

Police Data and the Citizen App: Partners in Crime Coverage

On her New York City law enforcement beat, Ali Watkins mines CompStat for trends and crowdsourcing for breaking news. You can, too.
What if You Could Rent an Apartment Without a Security Deposit?

What if You Could Rent an Apartment Without a Security Deposit?

Start-ups are disrupting the practice of shelling out thousands of dollars to rent a home.
The Online Ad World Is Murky. A Group of Companies Wants to Fix That.

The Online Ad World Is Murky. A Group of Companies Wants to Fix That.

Sixteen companies are calling for more transparency from the likes of Google and Facebook, and setting their own example in hopes of a less expensive, more efficient system.
What Does Having a Boyfriend Have to Do With Sleep?

What Does Having a Boyfriend Have to Do With Sleep?

On YouTube, young men role-play as kindly romantic partners — all in service of a better night’s rest.
From Your Mouth to Your Screen, Transcribing Takes the Next Step

From Your Mouth to Your Screen, Transcribing Takes the Next Step

Improvements in automatic speech transcription are beginning to have a significant impact on the workplace.
As WeWork Slows Down, Biggest Competitor Says It’s Thriving

As WeWork Slows Down, Biggest Competitor Says It’s Thriving

The chief executive of International Workplace Group contends his company’s approach may not be as flashy but is more sustainable.
Overwatch League Fans: ‘This Game Is My Life’

Overwatch League Fans: ‘This Game Is My Life’

Thousands gathered in Philadelphia for the Overwatch League Grand Finals, an e-sports tournament that draws a hugely diverse and rabid fan base.
Congress and Trump Agreed They Want a National Privacy Law. It Is Nowhere in Sight.

Congress and Trump Agreed They Want a National Privacy Law. It Is Nowhere in Sight.

Even amid a bipartisan backlash against tech companies, lawmakers have struggled to channel that into a federal privacy law.
Zuckerberg Hates Warren’s Plan to Break Up Facebook. She Doesn’t Care.

Zuckerberg Hates Warren’s Plan to Break Up Facebook. She Doesn’t Care.

In leaked audio, Mark Zuckerberg said he would sue over Elizabeth Warren’s antitrust plan if she was elected president. She responded in kind.
Court Upholds Net Neutrality Repeal, With Some Caveats

Court Upholds Net Neutrality Repeal, With Some Caveats

The mixed ruling gave both supporters and opponents a chance to declare victory on an issue that has bubbled up occasionally for more than a decade.
Here She Is, the Safest Driver in Los Angeles

Here She Is, the Safest Driver in Los Angeles

She got the prize for being the most competent navigator in L.A. If you’re willing to let insurance companies spy on you, it can pay off for you too.
The Evolution of the Hard Hat

The Evolution of the Hard Hat

The hard hat was designed 100 years ago as protective gear for miners and other laborers, but it has grown to become a symbol of status and masculinity.
New York vs. Grubhub

New York vs. Grubhub

Restaurant owners say Grubhub’s business model has cut into their profit margins. A New York City Council committee is investigating.
China Plays ‘Fight the Landlord’ to Tame Hong Kong

China Plays ‘Fight the Landlord’ to Tame Hong Kong

State media puts pressure on Li Ka-shing, a powerful property tycoon, showing the Communist Party’s view of business as a means of control.
SpaceX Unveils Silvery Vision to Mars: ‘It’s Basically an I.C.B.M. That Lands’

SpaceX Unveils Silvery Vision to Mars: ‘It’s Basically an I.C.B.M. That Lands’

Elon Musk delivered an update on his company’s Starship prototype, which faces business challenges and neighbors not happy to live so close to its test site.
An Explosion in Online Child Sex Abuse: What You Need to Know

An Explosion in Online Child Sex Abuse: What You Need to Know

Emerging tech platforms and overwhelmed law enforcement agencies have contributed to a boom in digital abuse imagery, a Times investigation found. Here are some key takeaways.
Ahead of 2020, Facebook Falls Short on Plan to Share Data on Disinformation

Ahead of 2020, Facebook Falls Short on Plan to Share Data on Disinformation

The social network says it has struggled to get the information to researchers because it also wants to protect its users’ privacy.
Preying on Children: The Emerging Psychology of Pedophiles

Preying on Children: The Emerging Psychology of Pedophiles

Images of child sex abuse have reached a crisis point on the internet. Now, science is beginning to shed light on why people abuse children in the first place.