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Past articles by Kate:

Musk Shakes Up Twitter’s Legal Team as He Looks to Cut More Costs

Twitter has stopped paying rent on offices and is considering not paying severance packages to former employees, among other measures. → Read More

Hate Speech’s Rise on Twitter Under Elon Musk Is Unprecedented, Researchers Find

Problematic content and formerly barred accounts have increased sharply in the short time since Elon Musk took over, researchers said. → Read More

Twitter Files Paperwork to Enter Payments Business

Elon Musk, Twitter’s new owner, has been looking for ways to generate more revenue at the social media company. → Read More

Elon Musk Visits Twitter as $44 Billion Deal Nears Completion

The world’s richest man arrived at Twitter’s San Francisco offices on Wednesday ahead of a Friday deadline to complete the acquisition of the social media service. → Read More

Twitter Tries Calming Employees as Deal With Elon Musk Looms

With Mr. Musk’s $44 billion deal to buy Twitter set to close no later than Oct. 28, the company is trying to reassure workers about their employment and compensation. → Read More

Uber Investigating Breach of Its Computer Systems

The company said on Thursday that it was looking into the scope of the apparent hack. → Read More

Twitter Tells Employees They Might Get Only Half Their Annual Bonus

The company blamed its financial performance for the potential bonus cut. → Read More

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