New York Times

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

Amazon Escalates Its Battle Against Hachette

Amazon, under fire in much of the literary community for energetically discouraging customers from buying books from the publisher Hachette, has abruptly escalated the battle.

Readers Say a ‘Net Neutrality’ Vote Was Reported Upside Down and Backward

[Commentary] Should a speedy Internet be available to everyone equally or are some users, in Orwell’s terms, “more equal than others”?

EU Antitrust Chief Casts Doubt on Google Deal Over Rivals’ Links

Joaquín Almunia, the European Union’s antitrust chief, said that he might yet take a tougher stance toward Google in a long-running case that he and the company have been in talks to settle for more than a year.