Tag: Instant Messaging

Barr Pushes Facebook for Access to WhatsApp Messages

WASHINGTON — Attorney General William P. Barr is set to press Facebook on Friday to create a so-called back door to its end-to-end encryption on WhatsApp and other messaging platforms, which would give investigators access to now-secret communications, including from terrorists and other criminals as well as whistle-blowers, journalists and others. Mr. Barr and his […]

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Hong Kong Takes Symbolic Stand Against China’s High-Tech Controls

HONG KONG — There’s no sign to mark it. But when travelers from Hong Kong cross into Shenzhen in mainland China, they reach a digital cutoff point. On the Hong Kong side, the internet is open and unfettered. On the China side, connections wither behind filters and censors that block foreign websites and scrub social […]

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Do you know the difference between communication and collaboration?

Presented by Brief Communications Communication is easy. It’s the collaboration that’s difficult. It’s a digital-first world now, with employees working remotely and offices spread across the world, or even in companies with flexible schedules and a great work-from-home policy. Most companies have got the communication part down, going all-in on online tools like Slack. Cloud […]

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Improvising a Laptop Recorder and Chewing Gum at the Same Time

How do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives? Davey Alba, who covers disinformation, discussed the tech she’s using. You joined The Times in August. How does the tech setup in The Times newsroom differ from other places that you’ve worked? One thing that’s unique about working in […]

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How Facebook Is Changing to Deal With Scrutiny of Its Power

SAN FRANCISCO — Senator Elizabeth Warren has called for the breakup of big tech companies like Facebook. Regulators have opened investigations into Facebook’s power in social networking. Even one of Facebook’s own founders has laid out a case for why the company needs to be split up. Now the world’s biggest social network has started […]

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Covering Protests Where There Is a Distrust of Social Media

How do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives? Daniel Victor, a reporter in Hong Kong who covers news in Asia and overnight news in the United States, discussed the tech he’s using. What are your most important tech tools for doing your job? My desktop assaults me […]

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Slack Stock Soars, Putting Company’s Public Value at $23.1 Billion

SAN FRANCISCO — Slack shares soared on Thursday in early trading on the stock market, in a sign that Wall Street remains tantalized by fast-growing young technology firms even after the recent lackluster public offerings of larger companies like Uber. The workplace collaboration company’s shares began trading at $38.50 on the New York Stock Exchange, […]

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Slack Stock Soars as Messaging Company Goes Public

SAN FRANCISCO — Slack shares soared on Thursday in early trading on the stock market, in a sign that Wall Street remains tantalized by fast-growing young technology firms even after the recent lackluster public offerings of larger companies like Uber. The workplace collaboration company’s shares began trading at $38.50 on the New York Stock Exchange, […]

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Facebook Plans Global Financial System Based on Cryptocurrency

SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook unveiled an ambitious plan on Tuesday to create an alternative financial system that relies on a cryptocurrency that the company has been secretly working on for more than a year. The effort, announced with 27 partners as diverse as Mastercard and Uber, could face immediate skepticism from people who question the […]

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Chinese Cyberattack Hits Telegram, App Used by Hong Kong Protesters

SHANGHAI — As protesters in Hong Kong retreated from police lines in the heart of the city’s business district, a new assault quietly began. It was not aimed at the protesters. It was aimed at their phones. A network of computers in China bombarded Telegram, a secure messaging app used by many of the protesters, […]

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Outside the U.S., It’s All About WhatsApp

How do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives? Adam Satariano, a technology correspondent based in London, discussed the tech he’s using. You reported from the United States before moving to London. How has your tech setup changed?  I moved to London three years ago, and the biggest […]

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