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Amazon Asks Employees to Delete TikTok Over Security Risks

SAN FRANCISCO — Amazon has asked its employees to delete the Chinese-owned video app TikTok from their cellphones, citing “security risks,” according to a company email sent on Friday. In…

Why Is a Tech Executive Installing Security Cameras Around San Francisco?

SAN FRANCISCO — It sounds sinister. A soft-spoken cryptocurrency mogul is paying for a private network of high-definition security cameras around the city. Zoom in and you can see the…

Can Facebook Ever Stop the Drama?

This article is part of the On Tech newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it weekdays. The words “crisis” and “Facebook” are practically joined at the hip. But…

How Infrared Images Could Be Part of Your Daily Life

Video In a post-quarantine world, heat sensors could help spot sick people with elevated temperatures as they enter public places. But it’s not that simple. July 2, 2020 Welcome to…

Goodbye to the Wild Wild Web

It felt like a dam breaking, or the changing of a guard. Within a 48-hour period this week, many of the world’s internet giants took steps that would have been…

New ‘TV’ Is a Lot Like TV

This article is part of the On Tech newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it weekdays. On Tech is taking a break on Friday. See you on Monday.…

Can an Algorithm Predict the Pandemic’s Next Moves?

Judging when to tighten, or loosen, the local economy has become the world’s most consequential guessing game, and each policymaker has his or her own instincts and benchmarks. The point…

What Hong Kong’s Pandemic Experience Taught Uber About Other Cities

OAKLAND, Calif. — In late February, Uber executives were set to gather in San Francisco to form business plans for the year as the coronavirus steadily spread beyond China. While…

The #Vanlife Business Is Booming

I do not own a car or a house or even a bicycle. Nor am I prone to following Instagram trends. Yet for weeks I have had an obsession: getting…

This Year’s Summer Campground: Our Bedrooms and Living Rooms

Children at Interlochen Arts Camp in Michigan are doing all the usual this summer. They are taking dance and acting classes, learning to tie knots and weaving friendship bracelets. On…