Facebook Says Political Candidates Can Use Sponsored Memes

Facebook announced on Friday that it would allow political campaigns and candidates to pay creators for sponsored content on Instagram and Facebook, so long as the posts...

New Yorkers Face a Training Gap for Tech Jobs

Tech jobs are coming to New York City in droves. All the big tech companies — even Amazon, which abandoned plans for a headquarters-style campus a year...

Samsung unveils new folding smartphone at Galaxy Unpacked

Samsung is taking a second shot at putting out a folding phone. A year after announcing the glitch-ridden Galaxy Fold, the Korean smartphone maker announced a smaller, cheaper...

Mysterious deep space object sending signals to Earth every 16 days

A mysterious object 500 million light-years away has baffled scientists after transmitting signals that hit Earth every 16 days. Scientists do not know what is causing the phenomenon,...

Ransomware Attacks Grow, Crippling Cities and Businesses

SAN FRANCISCO — New Orleans’s city government crippled. A maritime cargo facility temporarily closed. Hospitals forced to turn away patients. Small businesses shuttered. The cause in each of...

Don’t give out your Social Security number to online scammers

Dear John: Please tell your readers not to give Social Security information online! I recently received an email from “Walmart” offering a $1,000 gift card if I accepted...

A Case for Paying With Your Phone

Thanks to “contactless” payment systems, there’s a revolutionary change going on in how credit cards are used. While mildly convenient for purchases in the United States, the...

Facial Recognition Moves Into a New Front

LOCKPORT, N.Y. — Jim Shultz tried everything he could think of to stop facial recognition technology from entering the public schools in Lockport, a small city 20...

How to Take Control of Your Notifications

Notifications on your phone and computer are great for keeping up to date with breaking news, weather and traffic updates. But those real-time alerts popping up can...

The Gap Between the Haves and Have-Nots of Tech Widens

SAN FRANCISCO — When Google’s parent company, Alphabet, said on Monday that revenue at the company soared past $161 billion last year, it was a stark reminder...

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