Computers and the Internet

In Leak Investigation, Tech Giants Are Caught Between Courts and Customers

On Feb. 6, 2018, Apple received a grand jury subpoena for the names and phone records connected to 109 email addresses and phone numbers. It was one of the more than 250 data requests that the company received on average from U.S. law enforcement each week at the time. An Apple paralegal complied and provided …

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Lawmakers, Taking Aim at Big Tech, Push Sweeping Overhaul of Antitrust

WASHINGTON — House lawmakers on Friday introduced sweeping antitrust legislation aimed at restraining the power of Big Tech and staving off corporate consolidation. If passed, the bills would be the most ambitious update to monopoly laws in decades. The bills — five in total — take direct aim at Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google and …

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Dartmouth Medical School Drops Cheating Case Against Students

Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine says it is dropping an online cheating investigation that led the school to erroneously accuse some students, allegations that prompted an outcry among faculty, alumni and technology experts. In March, Dartmouth charged 17 students with cheating based on a review of certain online activity data on Canvas — a popular …

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Google Seeks to Break Vicious Cycle of Online Slander

For many years, the vicious cycle has spun: Websites solicit lurid, unverified complaints about supposed cheaters, sexual predators, deadbeats and scammers. People slander their enemies. The anonymous posts appear high in Google results for the names of victims. Then the websites charge the victims thousands of dollars to take the posts down. This circle of …

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Netflix Online Shop to Sell Products Tied to Shows Like ‘Lupin’

There will be “Lupin” pillows and Netflix-branded boxer shorts. There will be caps, necklaces, charms and hoodies, all of it for sale at Netflix.shop, a site that goes live on Thursday, when the world’s biggest streaming company plants a flag in the territory of e-commerce. The shopping site gives Netflix a new way to bring …

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How Microsoft Is Ditching the Video Game Console Wars

In mid-2014, Satya Nadella, who had just become the chief executive of Microsoft, ushered the heads of the company’s gaming division into his fifth-floor office in Redmond, Wash. The executives wanted Mr. Nadella to write a $2.5 billion check to buy Mojang, a Swedish company that produced a blocky, pixelated game called Minecraft. Mr. Nadella …

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