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Charlie Savage / New York Times:
NSA halts “about the target” collection, which picked up Americans' messages to and from people overseas that mentioned foreigners targeted for surveillance   —  WASHINGTON — The National Security Agency is stopping one of the most disputed forms of its warrantless surveillance program …
Apr 28, 2017, 1:45 PMIn context
Cecilia Kang / New York Times:
Net Neutrality Would Loosen Under F.C.C. Chairman's Plan   —  WASHINGTON — The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday outlined a sweeping plan to loosen the government's oversight of high-speed internet providers, a rebuke of a landmark policy approved two years ago …
Apr 26, 2017, 2:09 PMIn context
Farhad Manjoo / New York Times:
Interview with Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom on how the service reached 700M MAUs by shipping and updating products faster, future growth prospects, more   —  At a recent all-hands meeting with employees, Kevin Systrom, a founder and chief executive of Instagram, showed off one of his favorite charts …
Apr 26, 2017, 12:45 PMIn context
Farhad Manjoo / New York Times:
Inside Zuckerberg's and Facebook's evolving approach to misinformation and filter bubbles, now that the issues have been more openly acknowledged   —  Mark Zuckerberg now acknowledges the dangerous side of the social revolution he helped to start.  But is the most powerful tool for connection …
Apr 25, 2017, 1:20 PMIn context
Vindu Goel / New York Times:
Filing shows Yahoo's Marissa Mayer is set to make about $186M from Verizon deal based on current stock value, from options, restricted units, and shares   —  SAN FRANCISCO — Yahoo shareholders will vote June 8 on whether to sell the company's internet businesses to Verizon Communications for $4.48 billion.
Apr 25, 2017, 12:30 PMIn context
Mike Isaac / New York Times:
A look at Travis Kalanick's risk taking, from his early startups to Uber, which once led Tim Cook to threaten Kalanick with app removal for breaking store rules   —  Travis Kalanick's drive to win in life has led to a pattern of risk-taking that has put his ride-hailing company on the brink of implosion.
Apr 23, 2017, 11:56 AMIn context
Nicole Perlroth / New York Times:
Russian hacker Roman Seleznev sentenced to 27 years for theft, sale of 2M+ CC numbers resulting in $170M+ in losses, the longest hacking-related sentence in US   —  Federal prosecutors have yet to capture or convict the foreign computer criminals believed to be behind the hackings of big retailers like Target and Neiman Marcus.
Apr 22, 2017, 2:00 PMIn context
Andrew Ross Sorkin / New York Times:
Steve Ballmer launches USAFacts, a project to provide an online database of spending across federal, state, and local governments   —  Guess what Steven A. Ballmer has been up to for the last several years.  (No, not just cheering for the basketball team he owns, the Los Angeles Clippers.)
Apr 18, 2017, 12:50 AMIn context
Emma G. Fitzsimmons / New York Times:
NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission proposes rule that would require ride-hailing apps like Uber include in-app tipping, after Independent Drivers Guild petition   —  New Yorkers have for years been able to tip a taxi driver by adding a few dollars to their bill before swiping a credit card.
Apr 17, 2017, 1:30 PMIn context
Katie Benner / New York Times:
Leaked documents reveal the hotel industry's plan to combat Airbnb with lobbying, pushing for bills at state level, and funds for anti-Airbnb research   —  SAN FRANCISCO — Last year, Airbnb underwent a rough regulatory patch.  —  The short-term rental company became a Federal Trade Commission target …
Apr 17, 2017, 2:40 AMIn context

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