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Past articles by Kate:

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

Uber’s Food Delivery Business Nearly Matches Ride-Sharing

Uber said its losses for the quarter, $968 million, were a 12 percent improvement. → Read More

Lyft’s Revenue Drops 44% in Fourth Quarter

Lyft’s business had been improving early in the quarter but slumped in November and December as coronavirus cases climbed in the United States. → Read More

Twitter Revenue Rises 28% as Ad Spending Rebounds

The company lost $1.14 billion for the year even as daily active users who saw ads grew 26 percent to 192 million in the fourth quarter. → Read More

Twitter, in Widening Crackdown, Removes Over 70,000 QAnon Accounts

The actions followed the barring of President Trump from the service last week, as Twitter has moved to distance itself from violent content. → Read More

Twitter Permanently Suspends Trump, Capping Online Revolt

The president’s preferred megaphone cited “the risk of further incitement of violence.” It acted after Facebook, Snapchat, Twitch and other platforms placed limits on him. → Read More

Trump Is Banned on Facebook 'at Least' Until His Term is Over

“We believe the risks of allowing the president to continue to use our service during this period are simply too great,” Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, said. → Read More