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Charlie Savage / New York Times:
N.S.A. Triples Collection of Data From U.S. Phone Companies   —  WASHINGTON — The National Security Agency vacuumed up more than 534 million records of phone calls and text messages from American telecommunications providers like AT&T and Verizon last year — more than three times what it collected in 2016 …
May 4, 2018, 6:50 PMIn context
Nellie Bowles / New York Times:
As Fortnite's popularity grows, companies are turning malls and movie theaters into neighborhood esports arenas and content farms are cultivating gamer talent   —  Gamers are the new stars.  Esports arenas are the new movie theaters.  —  Video games are beginning their takeover of the real world.
May 3, 2018, 4:00 PMIn context
Jonah Engel Bromwich / New York Times:
On YouTube, channels that stream music nonstop resemble pirate radio stations; they benefit from the site's algorithms but are susceptible to copyright policing   —  A trick of YouTube's algorithms has led to the blossoming of hundreds of unlicensed, independent radio stations on the site …
May 3, 2018, 12:45 PMIn context
New York Times:
How the Chinese government, long suspicious of internet companies, is now keen on harnessing tech companies' capital and knowledge to realize its goals   —  The government in China, long suspicious of internet companies, now sees ambitious titans like Tencent and Alibaba as useful partners.
May 3, 2018, 5:30 AMIn context
New York Times:
Filing shows executives at Cambridge Analytica and SCL Group, along with the Mercer family, have moved to create a new firm, Emerdata, possibly for “rebranding”   —  The embattled political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica announced on Wednesday that it would cease most operations …
May 2, 2018, 10:00 PMIn context
Nathaniel Popper / New York Times:
Goldman Sachs to open a Bitcoin trading operation, will begin using its own money to trade Bitcoin futures contracts on behalf of clients in the next few weeks   —  SAN FRANCISCO — Most big banks have tried to stay far away from the scandal-tainted virtual currency Bitcoin.
May 2, 2018, 6:20 PMIn context
Carlos Tejada / New York Times:
Xerox says its chairman, CEO, and majority of its board are leaving, to be replaced by allies of shareholders that oppose Fujifilm merger   —  Xerox's plan to merge its business with Fujifilm of Japan looks to be increasingly in jeopardy, as its chairman, its chief executive and a majority …
May 2, 2018, 10:45 AMIn context
Natasha Singer / New York Times:
Survey of 1,499 US adults shows political affiliation predicts perspective on surveillance, with Republicans expressing far more positive views than Democrats   —  A new study on surveillance finds that Republicans tend to feel pleased about tracking, both online and in real life, while Democrats often feel bad about it.
May 1, 2018, 4:05 PMIn context
Laura M. Holson / New York Times:
Instagram says it will expand anti-bullying tools, including hiding comments that attack appearances   —  Instagram said Tuesday it was expanding its online anti-bullying initiative, adding a new filter to weed out comments meant to harass or bully the 800 million users of the popular social media site.
May 1, 2018, 2:21 PMIn context
Jack Nicas / New York Times:
How 205 Facebook and Instagram accounts were impersonating Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg, many to scam vulnerable users through promises of lottery prizes   —  SAN FRANCISCO — A Facebook notification on Gary Bernhardt's phone woke him up one night last November with incredible news …
Apr 26, 2018, 10:15 AMIn context

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