Facebook Is Delaying 'Instagram Kids' Amid Criticism

The social media giant said it still wanted to build a child-focused Instagram product but would postpone the plans in the face of criticism.

Activision to pay $18 million settlement over workplace misconduct.

The complaint by a federal agency followed several other legal actions taken against the game maker, which has been accused of sexual harassment and discrimination.

New Limits Give Chinese E-Gamers Whiplash

China has a complex relationship with video games. New government rules for minors have made it even more so.

In Race for 5G, Alarm and Security Services Get Stuck in the Middle

Covid-19 shutdowns and chip shortages have made it more difficult to upgrade devices and meet a deadline set by AT&T.

Ford Will Build 4 Factories in a Big Electric Vehicle Push

The automaker and a supplier will spend $11.4 billion on three battery factories and a truck plant, creating 11,000 jobs.

How the Pentagon Could Be Helping to Fight Wildfires

The military’s satellites excel at spotting new blazes, but for decades they have been mostly off limits to civilian firefighters.

U.S. Reaches Agreement to Release Huawei's Meng Wanzhou

China reciprocated within hours, freeing two Canadians, a notable resolution in a relationship that has been spiraling downward.

Facebook Comments Can Get Media Firms Sued in Australia

Australia’s top court has said media companies can be held liable for replies to their posts, prompting some to step back from the platform.

It’s Possible to Be Too Rich

For Big Tech companies, having endless money can hold them and us back.

E.U. Seeks Common Charger for All Phones, Hurting Apple

The push to make USB-C connectors standard on all mobile devices would primarily affect Apple, which uses proprietary technology for charging.

Maryana Iskander, Wikipedia's Next Leader, on Preventing Misinformation

The online encyclopedia is often cited as a place that, on balance, helps combat false and misleading information.

Germany Struggles to Stop Online Abuse Ahead of Election

Despite having one of the world’s toughest laws against online hate speech and harassment, Germany has struggled to contain toxic content ahead of its Sept. 26 election.

James Mattis, Who Sat on Theranos Board, Testifies in Elizabeth Holmes Trial

Mr. Mattis, the former defense secretary, testified that board

Mike Schroepfer, Facebook's C.T.O., to Step Down in 2022

Mike Schroepfer, who leads the company’s artificial intelligence and other technical efforts, said he planned to transition into a role as a senior fellow.

These Apps Deliver Food and Misery

We all want ice cream fast, but app delivery services make it too easy for us to ignore their true cost.

Upgrading? Here’s What You Can Do With an Old Mobile Device.

Before you retire that smartphone or tablet to the bottom of a drawer, there are ways to get more life out of it around the house.

What Will It Take for Electric Vehicles to Create Jobs, Not Cut Them?

A report by a liberal think tank tries to quantify the potential employment gains and losses, concluding that subsidies will be crucial.

Inside Facebook’s Push to Defend Its Image

Mark Zuckerberg, the chief executive, has signed off on an effort to show users pro-Facebook stories and to distance himself from scandals.

Worried About Your Teen on Social Media? Here’s How to Help.

For kids, developing a healthier relationship with Instagram and other platforms can be tricky.

Shrink Facebook to Save the World

Facebook has been used as a tool for violence and abuse in country after country. Maybe it shouldn’t be everywhere.

Google to Spend $2.1 Billion on Manhattan Office Building

The technology giant has built a sprawling campus on the West Side of Manhattan and has 12,000 employees in the city.

Apple iPhone 13 Review: The Most Incremental Upgrade Ever

The new iPhone is 10 percent faster than the last one, and the photos are slightly better. In a word: Huh.

What a Fungus Reveals About the Space Program

One thing’s for sure: Escaping the dung heap doesn’t come cheap.