New York Times

Small Record Labels Ask Regulators to Intervene in YouTube Dispute

Independent music groups, angry with YouTube’s demands over licensing terms, have asked government regulators in Europe and the United States to intervene on their behalf.

TV Apps Are Soaring in Popularity, Report Says

When it comes to online video, people may not want to cut the cord. Instead, they want to take the cord with them.

China Escalating Attack on Google

The authorities in China have made Google’s services largely inaccessible in recent days, a move most likely related to the government’s broad efforts to stifle discussion of the 25th anniversary of the crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators in

Supreme Court Rejects Appeal From Times Reporter Over Refusal to Identify Source

The Supreme Court has turned down an appeal from James Risen, a reporter for The New York Times facing jail for refusing to identify a confidential source.

Google Releases Employee Data, Illustrating Tech’s Diversity Challenge

Google released statistics on the make-up of its workforce, providing numbers that offer a stark glance at how Silicon Valley remains a white man’s world.

Irish Regulator Finds Himself at Heart of Privacy Debate

Billy Hawkes might be the most important tech regulator you’ve never heard of. When Hawkes took over in 2005 as Ireland’s data protection commissioner, he said, it was a relatively quiet job focused on local issues.

Federal Regulators Seek to Stop Sale of Students’ Data

ConnectEDU, a popular college and career planning portal in Boston that had collected personal details on millions of high school and college students, filed for bankruptcy.

Independent Music Labels Are in a Battle With YouTube

YouTube’s plans for a subscription music service have stalled over a dispute with independent record labels, which contend that the online video giant has offered unfair licensing terms and threatened to block their music from the site.

Amazon’s Tactics Confirm Its Critics’ Worst Suspicions

[Commentary] Amazon is confirming its critics’ worst fears and it is an ugly spectacle to behold. For years, authors and publishers have warned that Amazon, Jeff Bezos’ book-selling giant, would one day use its power for ill.

Twitter Agrees to Block ‘Blasphemous’ Tweets in Pakistan

At least five times in May, a Pakistani bureaucrat who works from a colonial-era barracks in Karachi, just down the street from the former home of his country’s secularist founder, Mohammed Ali Jinnah, asked Twitter to shield his compatriots from