Advertising: Google Chrome Now Blocks Irksome Ads. That’s a Good Thing, Right?
The brower’s latest update filters out pop-up ads and other annoyances. It also strengthens Google’s grip on the web.
Bitcoin Thieves Threaten Real Violence for Virtual Currencies
Criminals have been going after big holders of Bitcoin and Ether, taking advantage of the ease with which vast virtual currency riches can be...
To Stir Discord in 2016, Russians Turned Most Often to Facebook
The special counsel’s indictment detailed how crucial Facebook and Instagram were to the Russian campaign to disrupt the presidential election.
Meet Yevgeny Prigozhin, the Russian Oligarch Indicted in U.S. Election Interference
A secretive oligarch often called “Putin’s cook,” he is one of 13 Russians the special counsel charged on Friday for meddling in the 2016 U.S....
Tech Tip: Creating a Point of Return for Windows
While it does not back up personal data, Microsoft’s System Restore feature saves a snapshot of your Windows settings for emergencies.
Bits: Farhad’s Week in Tech: Netflix Gets a Star, and Google’s Conflicted Ad Blocker
A look at the week’s developments in tech, plus a request: Which tech stories would you like to read more about?
Contributing Op-Ed Writer: The Tyranny of Convenience
All the personal tasks in our lives are being made easier. But at what cost?
N.B.A. Stars Get Into the Hollywood Game
Los Angeles is suddenly crawling with basketball royalty like Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and Kevin Durant, who are developing TV shows, streaming...
Tech Tip: Using Microsoft Apps on a Chromebook
If you have a device running the Chrome OS but prefer Microsoft Office to Google Docs, you don’t have to change your ways much.
F.C.C. Watchdog Looks Into Changes That Benefited Sinclair
An investigation could lead to questions that the F.C.C. chairman, Ajit Pai, has so far tried to avoid answering in public.
As the Streaming Wars Heat Up, Ryan Murphy Cashes In
The producer agreed to a $300 million Netflix deal months after Shonda Rhimes signed for $100 million and Apple and Amazon contributed to a manic...
White Collar Watch: Should Congress Create a Crypto-Cop?
The mania over cryptocurrencies has gotten the attention of regulators. But currently, the S.E.C. and C.F.T.C. can only look on at what is happening.