New York Times : Technology (33)

Mediator: As the World Tweets, Social Media Chiefs Remain Tight-Lipped

We’re giving away a lot more information than we’re getting from Mark Zuckerberg and his friends.

Tech Tip: Leaping Into a System Upgrade

Even if you’ve skipped the past few Mac operating system updates, you can go right to macOS High Sierra if your computer meets the requirements.

#MeToo Floods Social Media With Stories of Harassment and Assault

Many women, as well as men, are using the hashtag to show the prevalence of sexual misconduct in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein accusations.

Bits: Farhad and Nicole’s Week in Tech: Russia, Russia Everywhere

In this week’s tech news roundup: How Israeli spies watched Russian spies watch Americans. Also, Facebook’s Russia problem continues.

Mediator: As the World Tweets, Social-Media Chiefs Remain Tight-Lipped

We’re giving away a lot more information than we’re getting from Mark Zuckerberg and his friends.

A Bot That Makes Trump’s Tweets Presidential

Twitter bots are winning fans by formatting President Trump’s posts to look like official statements, or tracking the accounts he and his inner circle follow.

Executive Mentors Wanted. Only Millennials Need Apply.

As businesses chase evanescent market trends, young workers are being pulled into programs to give advice to the top ranks of their companies.

Amazon Turns on the Charm Amid Criticism From Right and Left

After years of relying on a no-frills lobbying operation, Amazon is spreading its message far and wide in the nation’s capital.

Twitter Users Split on Boycott Over Platform’s Move Against Rose McGowan

Many people said they were staying off the social media platform on Friday to protest the temporary locking of Ms. McGowan’s account. Others criticized the boycott as ill conceived.

Kitchen of the Future: Smart and Fast but Not Much Fun

At the Smart Kitchen Summit in Seattle, they talked of appliances that plan, shop, advise — and leave little room for the joy of cooking.

China Seeks Small Stakes in, and More Sway Over, Online Firms

The government’s partial ownership of two small internet companies suggests a new strategy by Beijing to control what people say in the digital realm.

Tech Tip: How to Get Cortana to Keep Track of Your Favorite Teams

Microsoft’s virtual assistant can round up all the news for your favorite sports teams, as long as you tell the software the ones you root for.

Corner Office: Bryan Roberts of Venrock on Seeing Problems as Opportunities

A partner at a venture capital firm says that if people spend their life avoiding problems, they will never get anything done.

Richard Branson’s Virgin and Hyperloop One Transit Pods Become Fast Friends

The company, now called Virgin Hyperloop One, is developing high-speed transit technology in hopes of rolling out its levitating pods by 2021.

Tech Giants, Once Seen as Saviors, Are Now Viewed as Threats

American tech companies positioned themselves as entities that brought positive change by connecting people and spreading information. Perceptions are shifting.

Sheryl Sandberg Blitzes Washington in P.R. Push for Facebook

Ms. Sandberg visited Washington, acting as the tech giant’s chief ambassador while trying to contain a spiraling public relations crisis.

How Facebook’s Ad System Works

Facebook rewards catchiness, and the unique nature of the social network’s ads may have aided Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

Google Unveils Job Training Initiative With $1 Billion Pledge

Amid a big-tech backlash, the Silicon Valley giant announced funding over five years to nonprofits that help prepare workers for the digital economy.

Virgin Invests in Hyperloop One, With Eye on 670-M.P.H. Commutes

The company, now called Virgin Hyperloop One, is developing high-speed transit technology in hopes of rolling out its levitating pods by 2021.

Tech Tip: Have a Group Chat on an iPad

Apple’s FaceTime software doesn’t yet support more than one-to-one video calls, but other compatible apps let you chat with a several people at once.

Rose McGowan’s Twitter Account Locked After Posts About Weinstein

The actress shared a screenshot saying she had been blocked from posting for 12 hours. Twitter said one of her tweets had violated its privacy policy.

The Shift: We Asked Facebook 12 Questions About the Election, and Got 5 Answers

Facebook responded to some questions about its role in the 2016 presidential election, and its plans to safeguard its platform in the future.

Lawmakers Say They Plan to Release Facebook Ads Linked to Russia

The statements from House Intelligence Committee leaders were the first indication that the ads would be made public.

Tech We’re Using: Making the Lives of Cybercriminals and Spies Harder Online

Nicole Perlroth, a cybersecurity reporter for The Times, discusses how she has set up her technology to frustrate hackers — even though it may be a losing battle.

Tech Tip: Your Computer: Should It Stay or Should It Go?

With proper care, your system can give you years of service, but your hardware and software might give you clues that the end is nigh.

Critic’s Notebook: The Hand Has Its Social Media Moment

Hands-only videos have taken over social media, turning the disembodied hand into a symbol of artisanal craftsmanship and entrepreneurial zeal.

Google Buying Apple? Sorry, That Was Just a Test

A far-fetched headline and short story that were part of a technology test mistakenly went out on the Dow Jones Newswire on Tuesday morning.

Start-Up Bets on Tech Talent Pipeline From Africa

Andela, which has attracted the attention and money of people like Mark Zuckerberg, trains and employs workers in Africa to do programming.

Virtual Vandalism: Jeff Koons’s ‘Balloon Dog’ Is Graffiti-Bombed

The artist Sebastian Errazuriz used augmented reality to deface a famous sculpture by Mr. Koons to protest what he views as Silicon Valley’s monopoly on digital public space.

Tech Tip: Spotting Those MacBook Battery Burners

Some programs use more of your portable power than others, but there are quick ways to tell which apps are the energy hogs.

Google Finds Accounts Connected to Russia Bought Election Ads

The search giant is facing increased scrutiny over its role in the 2016 presidential campaign, and is one of a number of internet companies being examined.

China Hastens the World Toward an Electric-Car Future

The biggest automakers in the world are being forced to follow Beijing’s lead as China takes steps to dominate in electric vehicles and technology.

Don’t Get Too Comfortable at That Desk

New designs are partly a backlash to wide-open floor plans and include a 'palette of places,' meaning that people don’t sit in just one spot.