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Big Tech’s Professional Opponents Strike at Google

Months before the Justice Department filed a landmark antitrust suit against Google this week, the internet company’s adversaries hustled behind the scenes to...

Police Can Open Your Phone. It’s OK

This article is part of the On Tech newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it weekdays.Technology that makes our smartphones hard...

Activists Turn Facial Recognition Tools Against the Police

In early September, the City Council in Portland, Ore., met virtually to consider sweeping legislation outlawing the use of facial recognition technology. The...

How to Take Better Pet Portraits

Much of the internet seems to be made of animal photos, especially pictures of cats. If it all makes you want a decent...

Google Antitrust Fight Thrusts Low-Key C.E.O. Into the Line of Fire

OAKLAND, Calif. — When Sundar Pichai succeeded Larry Page as the head of Google’s parent company in December, he was handed a bag...

The Police Can Probably Break Into Your iPhone

The companies frequently turn over data to the police that customers store on the companies’ servers. But all iPhones and many newer Android...

Google Up Against Laws That Thwarted Microsoft (and Others Since 1890)

Others insisted that the technological shift toward the internet and away from the personal computer meant that Microsoft lost the gatekeeper power it...

How ‘Spygate’ Attacks Fizzled

For years, it was the subject of countless Fox News segments, talk radio rants, and viral right-wing tweets and Facebook posts. It spawned...

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