As Life Moves Online, an Older Generation Faces a Digital Divide

Uncomfortable with tech, many are struggling to use modern tools to keep up with friends and…

The Week in Tech: We’re Testing How Much the Internet Can Handle

We are more dependent on technology than ever. Can it handle the strain?

A.I. Versus the Coronavirus

A new consortium of top scientists will be able to use some of the world’s most…

Surging Traffic Is Slowing Down Our Internet

With people going online more in the pandemic, internet traffic has exploded. That’s taking a toll…

The Dos and Don’ts of Online Video Meetings

Do your co-workers really need to make their pets or toddlers part of the call? No.

Suspect Held in South Korean Crackdown on Sexually Explicit Videos

Cho Joo-bin was accused of blackmailing dozens of young women, including at least 16 minors, into…

Facebook Is ‘Just Trying to Keep the Lights On’ as Traffic Soars in Pandemic

The social network is straining to deal with skyrocketing usage as its 45,000 employees work from…

The Coronavirus Revives Facebook as a News Powerhouse

More than half of all news consumption on Facebook in America is about the virus, according…

There Is a Racial Divide in Speech-Recognition Systems, Researchers Say

Technology from Amazon, Apple, Google, IBM and Microsoft misidentified 35 percent of words from people who…

Big Tech Could Emerge From Coronavirus Crisis Stronger Than Ever

Amazon is hiring aggressively to meet customer demand. Traffic has soared on Facebook and YouTube. And…

As Coronavirus Surveillance Escalates, Personal Privacy Plummets

Tracking entire populations to combat the pandemic now could open the doors to more invasive forms…

‘Zoombombing’: When Video Conferences Go Wrong

As its user base rapidly expands, the videoconference app Zoom is seeing a rise in trolling…

The Week in Tech: How to Stop Coronavirus ‘Doomsurfing’

The internet is a pretty scary place right now. Here are some ways to make it…

Bill Gates Stepping Down From Microsoft’s Board

Mr. Gates, who founded the company with Paul Allen four decades ago, will also step down…

Fact Check: Trump’s Claims About His Response to the Coronavirus

The president inaccurately described travel restrictions he had announced, falsely blamed his predecessor for testing shortages…

He Has 17,700 Bottles of Hand Sanitizer and Nowhere to Sell Them

Amazon cracked down on coronavirus price gouging. Now, while the rest of the world searches, some…

Apple Closes Most of Its Stores for 2 Weeks

The tech giant, which will keep its stores in the China region open, becomes one of…

Internet Providers Won’t Cut Off Users Over Unpaid Bills for 60 Days

The pledge some companies took, in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, also calls for them…

Ahead of the Pack, How Microsoft Told Workers to Stay Home

Its executives, with headquarters just a few miles from one of the country’s worst coronavirus outbreaks,…

Coronavirus Outrage Spurs China’s Internet Police to Action

Online enforcers are dragging in hundreds for questioning as an assault on online speech continues. They…