The Saturday Profile: Long Before Cambridge Analytica, a Belief in the ‘Power of the Subliminal’
Decades ago, Nigel Oakes believed it was possible, using science, to influence human behavior on a mass scale. That ultimately led to data mining.
G.E. Earnings Show Some Signs of a Turnaround
Despite a first-quarter loss, General Electric reported improving trends in industrial earnings and reaffirmed its profit outlook for the year.
Tech Tip: Getting Your Desktop Windows in Order
If your screen has become jumbled with too many open files, folders and programs to manage, you can quickly sort the pile.
Bits: Kevin’s Week in Tech: Jeff Bezos Reminds Tech Who’s Boss
Amazon’s chief executive sent out his annual shareholder letter this week. Our tech columnist recounts what stood out from it.
Confronting a Crisis? Now, Kim Jong-un Can Just Pick Up the Phone
North Korea and South Korea have installed the first-ever telephone hotline between their top leaders in another sign of improving relations.
Venture Capitalists Seek ‘Safe Harbor’ for Virtual Currencies
A group led by the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz is proposing that some virtual currencies not be regulated as securities.
Audit Approved of Facebook Policies, Even After Cambridge Analytica Leak
PwC, an auditing firm responsible for monitoring Facebook’s compliance with a federal consent decree, effectively gave the company a clean bill of...
AT&T Chief Attacks Lawsuit to Block Time Warner Merger
Randall Stephenson, AT&T’s chief executive, defended his deal to buy Time Warner and said a combined company would be no different than those that...
G.E. Makes a Sharp ‘Pivot’ on Digital
The industrial giant plunged into internet-era software with gusto. But it has trimmed back after finding that becoming a tech player is daunting...
A.I. Researchers Are Making More Than $1 Million, Even at a Nonprofit
Tax forms filed by OpenAI provide insight into the enormous salaries and bonuses paid to artificial intelligence specialists across the world.
It Could Be Game Over for a Onetime King of Donkey Kong
The million-point record of Billy Mitchell, the subject of a 2007 documentary, has been thrown out, and Steve Wiebe, his rival, claims “sweet...
Tech Tip: Protecting Privacy Inside and Outside the House
The incognito and private browsing modes built into most modern browsers shield your online activity at home — but maybe not to the rest of the world.