Kate Conger, The New York Times

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The New York Times

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Recent articles by Kate:

Amazon Accuses Trump of ‘Improper Pressure’ on JEDI Contract

In a legal complaint, Amazon said that the president attacked the company behind the scenes to harm its C.E.O., Jeff Bezos, “his perceived political enemy.” → Read More

Uber Says 3,045 Sex Assaults Were Reported in U.S. Rides Last Year

In its first safety report, the ride-hailing company detailed sexual assaults, murders and fatal crashes through its platform. → Read More

Google Fires 4 Workers Active in Labor Organizing

A company memo said they had been dismissed “for clear and repeated violations of our data security policies.” → Read More

What Ads Are Political? Twitter Struggles With a Definition

Twitter has said it will ban all political ads. But what is or isn’t a political message is often in the eye of the beholder. → Read More

Amazon Protesting Pentagon’s $10 Billion JEDI Contract

The company said there should be an examination of whether political bias helped Microsoft win the bid. → Read More

Former Twitter Employees Charged With Spying for Saudi Arabia

The Justice Department’s charges raised questions about the security of technology companies. → Read More

It’s Back: 8chan Returns Online

The anonymous message board went back online over the weekend as 8kun, three months after being booted off the internet. → Read More

Uber, After Going Public, Fights to Get Its Edge Back

Dara Khosrowshahi, Uber’s chief executive, is pushing employees to do more with less and to perform better, as he battles skepticism over the ride-hailing firm’s business. → Read More

Twitter Will Ban All Political Ads, C.E.O. Dorsey Says

The social media company’s action is a stark contrast to Facebook, which is taking a hands-off approach to political advertising. → Read More

Lyft Focuses on Profitability as Cash-Burning Companies Lose Luster

Lyft had said that it would lose record amounts of money, but it changed its tune as the sentiment toward prominent technology start-ups has soured. → Read More

Microsoft Wins Pentagon’s $10 Billion JEDI Contract, Thwarting Amazon

Amazon was considered a front-runner for the cloud computing project before President Trump began criticizing the company’s founder, Jeff Bezos. → Read More

China Sharpens Hacking to Hound Its Minorities, Far and Wide

New, more sophisticated attacks are targeting Uighurs’ phones — even iPhones and even abroad, security researchers say. They warn that foreigners could be next. → Read More

Twitter Stands by Trump Amid Calls to Terminate His Account

Twitter said it would keep President Trump’s account live, despite pressure from Democrats to delete it. → Read More

Uber’s Layoff Total Rises Past 1,000 With Latest Cuts

A third round targeted 350 workers on Monday as the company struggles to reduce costs. → Read More

Uber Acquires Cornershop, a Grocery Delivery Start-Up

Although the growth of its core business has slowed, Uber is building its food and freight delivery services, among other ambitions. → Read More

Facebook Tests Hiding ‘Likes’ on Social Media Posts

The social network, which has been under fire for extreme content on its site, said it was testing making Likes to posts private in Australia. → Read More

Facebook Says It Has Suspended ‘Tens of Thousands’ of Apps

The scale of suspensions, following the Cambridge Analytica scandal, was far larger than the social network had previously revealed. → Read More

Uber Says It Will Not Change Driver Status Under California Gig-Worker Law

The company said it would not treat drivers as employees, defying a bill state lawmakers passed this week to extend minimum wage and other protections to independent contractors. → Read More

California Passes Landmark Bill to Remake Gig Economy

With the bill’s passage, California’s ride-hailing drivers, food-delivery couriers, janitors and others are set to be reclassified as employees and not contractors. → Read More

Uber Lays Off Hundreds More Workers as It Struggles to Make Money

The ride-hailing company laid off 435 workers on Tuesday, following a round of layoffs in July. → Read More