How to Thrive in Online Life
by Shira Ovide on April 3, 2020 at 5:04 pm
A video game pro tells us to embrace the mess of our pandemic lives.
How Tech’s Lobbyists Are Using the Pandemic to Make Gains
by David McCabe on April 3, 2020 at 2:26 pm
Silicon Valley hasn’t suffered from the same financial devastation as other industries. Tech companies still have an agenda to push.
The Medical Mask Market Is a Mess of Profiteers and Pool Noodles
by Jack Nicas on April 3, 2020 at 2:16 pm
Hospitals, governments, do-gooders and hucksters are all competing. Scams and prices are soaring.
How to Hold an Awards Show in a Pandemic
by Alex Marshall on April 3, 2020 at 1:02 pm
Major prizes have been postponed or canceled because of the coronavirus outbreak, but one organization showed that a ceremony could still be done. Even down to the red carpet interviews.
A Feature on Zoom Secretly Displayed Data From People’s LinkedIn Profiles
by Aaron Krolik and Natasha Singer on April 2, 2020 at 7:12 pm
After an inquiry from Times reporters, Zoom said it would disable a data-mining feature that could be used to snoop on participants during meetings without their knowledge.
Touting Virus Cure, ‘Simple Country Doctor’ Becomes a Right-Wing Star
by Kevin Roose and Matthew Rosenberg on April 2, 2020 at 6:48 pm
How Dr. Vladimir Zelenko’s claims for his coronavirus treatment spread from a New York village all the way to President Trump.
Teaching Your Kids to Be Safe Online: A Hasty Primer
by Melinda Wenner Moyer on April 2, 2020 at 5:54 pm
The coronavirus has relaxed many parents’ stances on communication apps. Here are some ground rules.
When Silly Start-Ups Falter, We All Lose
by Shira Ovide on April 2, 2020 at 5:35 pm
The pandemic is devastating start-ups. This matters in ways we can’t always see.
Flight of the Influencers
by Taylor Lorenz on April 2, 2020 at 2:28 pm
Doctors warn that sharing decisions to leave metropolitan areas for smaller towns on social media might encourage followers to disregard public health guidelines.
Under Modi, India’s Press Is Not So Free Anymore
by Vindu Goel, Jeffrey Gettleman and Saumya Khandelwal on April 2, 2020 at 2:07 pm
India’s government has pressured advertisers and even shut down channels to shape the information that 1.3 billion Indians receive. It’s part of a wider assault on dissent.