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Past articles by Kate:

Twitter Sues Elon Musk to Force Him to Complete $44 Billion Acquisition

The question of whether Elon Musk must buy Twitter, as he agreed to do in April, is headed to a court in Delaware. → Read More

Elon Musk Moves to End $44 Billion Deal to Buy Twitter

In a regulatory filing on Friday, Mr. Musk said Twitter was in “material breach” of the acquisition agreement. → Read More

Chinese Hackers Tried to Steal Russian Defense Data, Report Says

The campaign detailed by a cybersecurity firm highlights Beijing’s increasingly sophisticated tactics to spy on an array of targets, including countries it considers friends. → Read More

Parag Agrawal Shakes Up Twitter's Security Team

Parag Agrawal, Twitter’s new chief executive, terminated the company’s head of security this week. Twitter’s chief information security officer is also leaving. → Read More

U.S. sues Uber, saying it discriminated against people with disabilities.

The Justice Department says Uber did not adjust its wait time fees for people with disabilities, even when Uber knew someone needed additional time. → Read More

Lyft Says 1,807 Sexual Assaults Occurred in Rides in 2019

The company’s first-ever safety report, which it committed two years ago to producing, also included four fatal assaults and 49 deaths in crashes. → Read More

What the Privacy Battle Upending the Internet Means for You

Get ready for more random ads online, higher prices and subscriptions galore. But your privacy concerns may still not fade. → Read More

Under G.O.P. Pressure, Tech Giants Are Empowered by Election Agency

New rulings by the Federal Election Commission protect the flexibility of major social media companies to control political content shared on their platforms. → Read More

A Judge Declared California’s Gig Worker Law Unconstitutional. Now What?

The law, the result of a $200 million proposition fight last year, ensures that workers like Uber and Lyft drivers are considered independent contractors. → Read More

California’s Gig Worker Law Is Unconstitutional, Judge Rules

Last year, more than $200 million was spent on campaigning for a state proposition that ensured workers like Uber and Lyft drivers were considered independent contractors. → Read More

Uber shows signs of pulling out of its pandemic slump.

Uber recorded a rare profit of $1.1 billion, thanks to its stake in the Chinese ride-hailing company Didi. → Read More

Gig companies want Massachusetts voters to exempt workers from employee status.

The ballot proposal mirrors an initiative that the companies proposed last year in California. They ultimately prevailed in exempting their workers from a law that would have effectively classified them as employees. → Read More

G.O.P. Lawmakers Question Amazon’s Connections on Pentagon Contract

Newly released emails show particular praise of Amazon among top Defense Department officials during the Trump administration as technology firms competed for a $10 billion award. → Read More

How 'The Drivers Cooperative' Is Trying to Compete With Uber and Lyft in N.Y.

About 2,500 drivers in New York are organizing to create what they say is a better deal for drivers than what the ride-hailing giants offer. → Read More

If you’ve always wanted a Twitter blue check, now you can apply for one.

The company is changing the verification process after confusion and contention, making it easier for select users to request to be verified. → Read More

Twitter’s revenue jumps 28 percent in its first post-Trump quarter.

Twitter’s permanent ban of former President Donald J. Trump did not appear to hurt activity. The company saw a 20 percent jump in daily active users who see ads in the first three months of the year. → Read More

Google to welcome some employees back to office in April.

Workers will have the option to return in April but can continue to work from home until September. → Read More

Jack Dorsey says Twitter played a role in U.S. Capitol riot.

Mr. Dorsey’s comments, in response to a question from Representative Mike Doyle, Democrat of Pennsylvania, appeared to be the first public acknowledgment by a top social media executive of the influence of the major social media platforms on the riot. → Read More

Twitter Hacker Pleads Guilty in Florida Court

The 18-year-old is expected to serve three years in a juvenile facility in return for the plea. → Read More

Twitter Shakes Off the Cobwebs With New Product Plans

Though it has received outsized attention for the last few years, the company has not changed very much. But a recent acquisition spree signals a new course. → Read More