Kate Conger, The New York Times

Kate Conger

The New York Times

San Francisco, CA, United States

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Recent:
  • The New York Times
Past:
  • Gizmodo
  • Gizmodo UK
  • TechCrunch
  • The Daily Dot
  • VICE
  • Digital Trends

Recent articles by Kate:

Uber’s Ride-Hailing Business Craters, but Deliveries Surge in Pandemic

Uber said revenue fell 29 percent in the second quarter because people traveled less, but food deliveries soared. → Read More

Star Technologist Who Crossed Google Sentenced to 18 Months in Prison

Anthony Levandowski, a onetime star Silicon Valley engineer of self-driving cars, had pleaded guilty to stealing trade secrets. → Read More

F.T.C. Investigating Twitter for Potential Privacy Violations

The social media company said the agency was examining whether it had misused people’s personal information to serve ads. → Read More

Native Americans Fight Coronavirus and Deficient Data

Statistical gaps can make it difficult to properly allocate public resources to Native Americans. When that’s the case, one leader said, “tribal nations have an effective death sentence.” → Read More

Twitter Takedown Targets QAnon Accounts

The company permanently suspended thousands of accounts associated with the fringe conspiracy theory movement. Facebook was said to be preparing to take similar action. → Read More

Hackers Tell the Story of the Twitter Attack From the Inside

Several people involved in the events that took down Twitter this week spoke with The Times, giving the first account of what happened as a pursuit of Bitcoin spun out of control. → Read More

Snapchat Stopped Promoting Trump Account

The social media company’s decision follows Twitter’s moves to label Mr. Trump’s posts inaccurate or as inciting violence. → Read More

Lawsuit Says Trump’s Social Media Crackdown Violates Free Speech

The nonprofit Center for Democracy and Technology argues that the president’s move against Twitter and other companies is retaliatory. → Read More

Matt Gaetz Tweet Gets Twitter Warning Label for Glorifying Violence

The post, from Representative Matt Gaetz, a Florida Republican, had likened protesters to terrorists and called for them to be hunted down. → Read More

Trump Prepares Social Media Executive Order to Limit Protections

The move is almost certain to face a court challenge and signals the latest salvo by President Trump to crack down on online platforms. → Read More

Twitter Adds Labels to Trump’s Tweets for First Time

The social media company added a link to two of Mr. Trump’s tweets in which he had posted about mail-in ballots. → Read More

Uber Said to Be in Talks to Acquire Grubhub

A deal would unite two large players in food delivery as more people order in meals during the pandemic. → Read More

The Results Are In for the Sharing Economy. They Are Ugly.

Lyft, Uber and Airbnb depend on travel, vacations and gatherings. That’s a problem when much of the world is staying home. → Read More

Senators Want to Know Amazon Retaliated Against Coronavirus Whistle-Blowers

Democratic senators sent a letter to the company asking for more details after it fired four employees who raised health concerns about its warehouses. → Read More

California Sues Uber and Lyft, Claiming Workers Are Misclassified

The ride-hailing companies are accused of defying a new state law that says gig workers should be treated as employees. → Read More

‘I Could Solve Most of Your Problems’: Eric Schmidt’s Pentagon Offensive

The former Google C.E.O. has reinvented himself as the prime liaison between Silicon Valley and the military-industrial complex. → Read More

Former Uber Executive Pleads Guilty to Trade Theft

Anthony Levandowski was charged with stealing driverless-car plans when he left Google to form a company, which Uber then acquired. → Read More

Pentagon Asks to Reconsider Awarding Huge Cloud Contract to Amazon

The action came after Amazon had contended that it lost the deal because of potential interference from President Trump. → Read More

Twitter Reaches Deal With Activist Fund That Wanted Jack Dorsey Out

Elliot Management had tried to force out Mr. Dorsey, the co-founder and C.E.O., after accumulating a stake in the company. → Read More

Hedge Fund May Push for Ouster of Jack Dorsey as Twitter’s C.E.O.

The activist hedge fund Elliott Management has taken a sizable stake in Twitter and called for changes at the social network. → Read More