Chinese Social Media Site Reverses Gay Content Ban After Uproar
Sina Weibo vowed to scale back a “cleanup” campaign, but some gay rights advocates demanded an apology.
Employees Jump at Genetic Testing. Is That a Good Thing?
Genetic disease risk screening is becoming a popular employee benefit. But the tests may not be all that beneficial for the general population,...
Silicon Valley Venture Capitalists Prepare for an I.P.O. Wave
With Dropbox and Spotify successfully going public, tech investors believe that a bonanza of initial public offerings is finally about to arrive.
‘I Am Gay, Not a Pervert’: Furor Erupts in China as Sina Weibo Bans Gay Content
Activists said the social media site’s vow to delete posts with homosexual themes was the latest sign of discrimination in the country.
Facebook Takes the Punches While Rest of Silicon Valley Ducks
Google’s ad business is twice as big as Facebook’s. But executives at Google and other big tech companies have avoided intense scrutiny. For now.
Tech Tip: Beating Those Wireless Printer Woes
If you can’t get your printer on the network, you may be able to get assistance without waiting for a human to come to the phone.
Bits: Kevin’s Week in Tech: Another Facebook-Free Edition
We got through another week of wall-to-wall news about Facebook. Here are a few other stories that might have escaped your attention.
Russian Court Bans Telegram App After 18-Minute Hearing
A Moscow judge blocked the messaging app after it refused to give the security services its encryption keys. But the company says they don’t exist.
The Personal Data of 346,000 People, Hung on a Museum Wall
An artist is under investigation for an exhibit intended to highlight China’s lack of privacy protections and a public sense of futility.
Peter Grünberg, 78, Winner of an ‘iPod Nobel,’ Is Dead
A discovery of how to store vast amounts of data by manipulating magnetic and electrical fields paved the way for devices like the smartphone.
Is Trump Serious About Trade War? China’s Leaders Hunt for Answers
Some of the most powerful men in China have been seeking out experts to gain a better understanding of how to respond to President Trump’s...
2 Days, 10 Hours, 600 Questions: What Happened When Mark Zuckerberg Went to Washington
Mr. Zuckerberg was on Capitol Hill to defend his company’s reputation and try to assure the public that Facebook was still a friendly platform.