Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Photo Qualcomm headquarters in La Jolla, Calif. The chip maker’s bid for NXP Semiconductors could prompt Broadcom to abandon its hostile $121 billion pursuit of Qualcomm. ...

“These companies have, in a lot of ways, assigned themselves to be validators of your identity,” said Jillian York, an official at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, which advocates digital privacy protections. “But the vast majority of users have no access to any due process, no access to any kind of customer...

Q. My new Mac laptop has a headphone jack and one USB-C port for everything else. What’s the best way to connect an H.D.M.I. cable or my camera’s Secure Digital memory card without having to haul around a bunch of adapters when I travel?A. As cloud-based file storage and wireless connections...

Now, Facebook is in the uncomfortable position of reining in an off-message executive, while clarifying that it didn’t mean to bolster the president’s position.“The special counsel has issued its indictments, and nothing we found contradicts their conclusions,” Joel Kaplan, Facebook’s vice president of global policy, said in a statement. “Any suggestion...

Mr. Finley said the network was still discussing the cost of a subscription.The Fox News venture joins an increasingly crowded — and increasingly niche — marketplace for web-only streaming television.ESPN is starting its subscription service, ESPN Plus, in the spring. About five million viewers signed up last year for HBO and...

A growing number of tech companies are pushing research labs and other far-reaching engineering efforts closer to the boss. The point is unmistakable: What they are doing matters to the C.E.O. It may even be the future of the company.“The world is moving faster and faster. It is being driven by...

Q. How do I find English-language content with English-language subtitles? I am hard of hearing and lots of content, principally movies, will have subtitles in every language under the sun, except English.A. Some video providers may be putting those subtitles in the settings for closed captions, which may be why you...

“This is now becoming more pervasive and touching more law enforcement divisions that deal with organized crime and violent crime on a local level,” said Jonathan Levin, the founder of Chainalysis, which has worked with several law enforcement agencies on virtual currency crimes.Mr. Levin’s company specializes in tracking criminal transactions on...

Jonathan Albright, research director at Columbia University’s Tow Center for Digital Journalism, said the indictment laid bare how effectively Facebook could be turned against the country.Photo Russians used...

“The Americans are very impressionable people, they see what they want to see,” the Russian state news agency Ria Novosti quoted Mr. Prigozhin as saying on Friday. “I have a lot of respect for them. I am not upset at all that I ended up on this list. If they want...