Boeing’s Starliner capsule returns to Earth

The Starliner capsule returns to a soft landing in the western United States after a troubled test run to the International Space Station.

By Christian DavenportMay 25, 2022

Twitter to pay $150 million fine over deceptively collected data

Twtter accepts fine for deceptively using data.

By Cat ZakrzewskiMay 25, 2022

Elon Musk ups cash portion of Twitter deal, shares jump

Elon Musk now says he's willing to commit a larger portion of cash vs. debt in his attempt to buy Twitter. He's looking for help from outside investors.

By Gerrit De VynckMay 25, 2022

Facebook says Texas gunman sent direct messages before the shooting

In a news conference, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) brought up the gunman's activity on Facebook before the attack.

By Naomi Nix and Rachel LermanMay 25, 2022

Twitter didn’t address Elon Musk’s takeover during shareholder meeting

Elon Musk’s deal to acquire Twitter — and whether it will go through — will be center-stage at the social media giant’s annual shareholder meeting.

By Elizabeth Dwoskin and Gerrit De VynckMay 25, 2022

How to stay up-to-date on terrible news without burning out

Your phone is a portal to constant terrible news. Here’s how to rein it in.

By Heather KellyMay 25, 2022

Spy agency awards ‘historic’ contracts to commercial satellite firms

The awards of billons of dollars in contracts to three satellite companies shows the growing use of commercial imagery by U.S. intelligence agencies.

By Christian DavenportMay 25, 2022

AI may be searching you for guns the next time you go out in public

A Massachusetts company says it could help stop shootings like the Tops massacre in Buffalo. Its surveillance product is increasingly popular — and, critics say, problematic.

By Steven ZeitchikMay 25, 2022

Call of Duty Endowment to host in-game charity run via ‘Warzone’

Campers probably aren't going to help the fundraising drive.

By Hawken MillerMay 25, 2022

They spent a fortune on pictures of apes and cats. Do they regret it?

The market for digital collectibles is in flux, leading investors to consider what the artwork is really worth.

By Pranshu VermaMay 25, 2022

Future of Work: Taskrabbit CEO permanently ditches the office

Taskrabbit CEO Ania Smith says the future of work needs to be more flexible for corporate workers and offer more benefits to gig workers.

By Danielle AbrilMay 25, 2022

Remote learning apps shared children’s data at a ‘dizzying scale’

The educational tools used by students during the pandemic also shared their information with advertisers and data brokers that could track them around the Web, an international investigation found.

By Drew HarwellMay 24, 2022

‘The Sims 4’ now lets players choose their Sims’ pronouns

The update adds options for preset pronouns like he/him and she/her as well as custom ones.

By Alyse StanleyMay 24, 2022

Twitch ‘working on’ making ban notifications more specific

The platform is also revisiting its policy around words like ‘cracker.’ “That process of reevaluation with experts is constant for Twitch,” said a spokesperson.

By Nathan GraysonMay 24, 2022

Activision Blizzard worker committee demands anti-discrimination reform

“If they want to be shown as an inclusive company that protects the employees, they should accept each and every one of these demands,” said one worker.

By Shannon LiaoMay 24, 2022

State Farm drops support of LGBTQ kids books after conservative furor

State Farm ended its support of the GenderCool Project after the partnership to promote inclusivity had “been the subject of news and customer inquiries.”

By Timothy BellaMay 24, 2022

Judge denies Tesla’s bid to move sexual harassment case to arbitration

Tesla has leaned heavily on mandatory arbitration of workplace disputes to shield the matters from public view.

By Faiz SiddiquiMay 24, 2022

Investment firm launches campaign to oust Enthusiast Gaming CEO, board

In the first five months of 2022, the investment firm now challenging Enthusiast's leadership acquired increasingly large stakes in the company.

By Mikhail KlimentovMay 24, 2022

What is Discord, the chat app used by the Buffalo suspect?

Discord is a desktop, web and mobile app for messaging, usually through written chats, similar to workplace communication app Slack. Before he allegedly killed 10 people in a Buffalo supermarket, the suspected shooter left a string of racist writings on the forum.

By Tatum Hunter and Chris VelazcoMay 24, 2022

11th Circuit blocks major provisions of Florida’s social media law

The 11th Circuit decision sets up a likely Supreme Court showdown over state regulation of social media; the 5th Circuit has allowed a similar in Texas to go into effect.

By Cat ZakrzewskiMay 23, 2022