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As Congress Dithers, States Step In to Set Rules for the Internet

Critics of the state regulations warned that tech companies weren’t the only ones that would have to maneuver through the patchwork of rules. “For consumers, this means confusion,” said Daniel…

Here’s How Disinformation Drives Voting Laws

“It’s like a perpetual motion machine — you create the fear of fraud out of vapors and then cut down on people’s votes because of the fog you’ve created,” said…

NASA Mars Helicopter Ingenuity Makes Longest and Fastest Flight

NASA’s Mars helicopter went up again, going faster and traveling a total distance that was about the length of an American football field on its third trip through the wispy…

When Is Online Nastiness Illegal?

This article is part of the On Tech newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it weekdays. Digital life has complicated an already tricky question: How can the authorities…

Emily Ratajkowski to Auction NFT

In an effort to re-establish “authority” over the usage of her likeness, Emily Ratajkowski, the model and writer, is minting a nonfungible token, or NFT, which will be auctioned at…

MI5 Has Joined Instagram. It’s Not for the Likes.

“No, we don’t know where Tupac is,” the C.I.A. tweeted in 2014. In 2016, the agency tweeted a real-time account of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden on its…

SpaceX Falcon 9 Crew-2 Rocket Launch: How to Watch

For the third time, astronauts are set to hitch a ride on a private rocket to space. Early on Friday, SpaceX, the rocket company started and run by Elon Musk,…

Jake Paul Promised Them Fame. Was It Worth the Price?

In the vast world of YouTube villains, there may be none as famous as Jake Paul. The 24-year-old Vine star turned vlogger has polarized viewers with videos of dangerous pranks…

HBO Max Gains Traction in a Crowded Field

AT&T added 2.7 million new customers to HBO and HBO Max in the first quarter, a boost for the company’s new streaming effort in an increasingly crowded field. The company’s…

Why Europe Is Hard on Big Tech

This article is part of the On Tech newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it weekdays. Europe is the global capital of tech backlash. The authorities there have…