QAnon's 'Meme Queen' Marches On

Valerie Gilbert posts dozens of times a day in support of an unhinged conspiracy theory. The story of this “meme queen” hints at how hard it will be to bring people like her back to reality.

Behind a Secret Deal Between Google and Facebook

Facebook was going to compete with Google for some advertising sales but backed away from the plan after the companies cut a preferential deal, according to court documents.

Peloton’s Rapid Rise Is Threatened by Its Slow Delivery

The company has boomed in popularity during the pandemic but getting its exercise bikes delivered has proved a struggle, one that is angering new customers.

How to Make Data Privacy Real

We need control over how our data is used. Thanks to California, there’s a promising new path.

Is Rivian the Next Tesla? Investors Bet Big on Electric Truck Maker

Rivian, which has raised another $2.65 billion, plans to sell a pickup truck and S.U.V. it has worked on for more than a decade.

When Joe Biden Takes the White House, He’ll Also Take @WhiteHouse Twitter

The transition of official White House social media handles is more complicated now than four years ago.

Why T-Shirts Promoting the Capitol Riot Are Still Available Online

Merchandise with phrases like “Battle for Capitol Hill Veteran” could still be purchased on major e-commerce sites, a sign of how the platforms have struggled to remove the goods.

Inside Twitter's Decision to Cut Off Donald J. Trump

Jack Dorsey, the chief executive, had reservations about locking the president’s account. But the calls for violence that his tweets provoked were too overwhelming.

Hypersonic Superweapons Are a Mirage, New Analysis Says

Two scientists find revolutionary claims about the evasion of detection and defenses to be “nonsense.”

WhatsApp Delays Privacy Changes Amid User Backlash

The company faced a backlash from users who worried the changes made the messaging service less secure.

When Tech Antitrust Failed

How did a case meant to lower prices instead possibly lead to higher prices?

TikTok Is Poised to Outlast Trump, and to Test Biden

It is unclear how the president-elect will approach the Chinese tech industry.

Need a New Knee or Hip? A Robot May Help Install It

As more people strive to stay active on aging frames, robots and other technologies are likely to play a wider role in helping surgeons replace joints.

Consumer Groups Target Amazon Prime’s Cancellation Process

A Norwegian group filed a complaint with regulators, saying Amazon had deliberately made it difficult to end memberships to its Prime service. Groups in Europe and the U.S. back the effort.

Facebook and Twitter Face International Scrutiny After Trump Ban

Human rights groups and activists have spent years urging the companies to do more to remove content that encouraged violence.

The Alternate Reality of Fringe Apps

Facebook and Twitter have kicked out the online horribles. Are they going where we can’t find them?

San Francisco's Tech Workers Are Leaving the Bay Area

As a tech era draws to an end, more workers and companies are packing up. What comes next?

Connecticut is investigating Amazon’s practices in the e-books market.

Millions Flock to Telegram and Signal as Fears Grow Over Big Tech

The encrypted messaging services have become the world’s hottest apps over the last week, driven by growing anxiety over the power of the biggest tech companies and privacy concerns.

What is Letterboxd? The Social Media Platform Going Mainstream

The social media network has finally left the cinephile niche and entered the mainstream.

The Truth About Your WhatsApp Data

Why there was a backlash this week to WhatsApp, and what, if anything, has changed.

Intel, Under Pressure to Rethink Its Business, Ousts Its Chief Executive

Robert Swan, who has held the job for two years, is leaving the Silicon Valley chip giant after an activist investor pressed for change.

4 Ways to Do More With Your Smartphone Camera

If you are still using your phone’s camera only for selfies and quick videos, you’re barely touching its potential.

Jobless, Selling Nudes Online and Still Struggling

OnlyFans, a social media platform that allows people to sell explicit photos of themselves, has boomed during the pandemic. But competition on the site means many won’t earn much.

Lack of Tiny Parts Disrupts Auto Factories Worldwide

Carmakers can’t buy the semiconductors they need because home electronics are taking all the supply.

Uganda Blocks Facebook Ahead of Contentious Election

President Yoweri Museveni accused the company of “arrogance” after it removed fake accounts and pages linked to his re-election campaign.

YouTube Suspends Trump’s Channel for at Least 7 Days

YouTube is the latest tech company to bar the president from posting online, after Twitter, Facebook and others.