Latest from Drew Harwell

The bipartisan subpoena of Jim Watkins marks the most significant action yet taken against a site derided as a cesspool of online hate.

  • Aug 14, 2019

Debate may be raging about government uses of facial-recognition technology, but the technology already is an accepted part of Americans’ everyday lives. Now hundreds of summer camps across the United States have tethered their rustic lakefronts to facial-recognition software, allowing parents an increasingly omniscient view into their kids’ home away from home.

  • Aug 8, 2019

The gathering marks the Trump administration's first major engagement on the issue days after two mass shootings left 31 dead.

  • Aug 7, 2019

The anonymous message board remained offline Tuesday as its leadership faced new fire on multiple fronts.

  • Aug 6, 2019

Abandoned by a key partner for its "lawlessness" in the wake of mass shootings, the anonymous message board vowed to stay online, even as its posters threatened more bloodshed.

  • Aug 5, 2019

The suspected El Paso killer posted a racist manifesto to the anonymous extremist site. Now experts are worried that "targeted violence will become a meme itself."

  • Aug 4, 2019

Amazon’s cloud-computing unit was considered the front-runner in a race to secure a $10 billion Pentagon contract. Now that could be in trouble.

  • Aug 1, 2019

The bemoaning of social media suppression has proved to be an incredible marketing opportunity — and a route to stardom — for Trump’s right-wing provocateurs.

  • Jul 25, 2019

The fakes could undermine Facebook's efforts to inspire confidence and satisfy the regulators now scrutinizing the global currency.

  • Jul 22, 2019

That showdown has exposed deep rancor at a tech giant that has become infamous for its head-turning cars, high-pressure workloads — and Musk, its unyielding boss.

  • Jun 21, 2018
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