Amazon has ceded control of it's site

Just like other tech companies that have struggled to tackle misinformation on their platforms, Amazon has proven unable or unwilling to effectively police third-party sellers on its site. A Wall Street Journal investigation found 4,152 items declared unsafe by federal agencies, … | Continue reading | 2 hours ago

Baby Boomers Are Leaving Behind a Trail of Luxury Ranches

For the next generation of property owners, sprawling Colorado ranches require too much upkeep and expense. | Continue reading | 11 hours ago

U.S. Internet Pricing Is All over the Place. Help Us Investigate It

American consumers often pay drastically different prices for comparable internet services, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis of users’ bills. Share yours to contribute to our investigation. | Continue reading | 11 hours ago

How one DNA comapny executive ended up working with the FBI

Millions of consumers have bought home-test kits, including 1.5 million from FamilyTreeDNA. How that data is used is largely left up to the companies; “We were talking about horrendous crimes. So I made the decision.” | Continue reading | 13 hours ago

WeWork Is Valued 10 Times Greater Than This Profitable, Public Rival

Investors and analysts are looking at the rocky experience of a WeWork rival that went public nearly 20 years ago for insight into what could lie ahead for the New York-based co-working company. | Continue reading | 15 hours ago

There's Life After Death Online

Social-media giants are increasingly grappling with how to handle accounts of users who have died. LinkedIn is designing a plan to accommodate relatives who want to hang on to profiles as tributes to loved ones. | Continue reading | 15 hours ago

HP CEO Dion Weisler Stepping Down

HP Chief Executive Dion Weisler is stepping down as the leader of one of the world’s largest PC makers later this year for family health reasons. | Continue reading | 19 hours ago

What Does It Feel Like to Be a Dog?

Behavior and biology offer many clues to the mystery of canine emotions. | Continue reading | 20 hours ago

Expat Chinese Embrace Freedom–Marching Against Hong Kong Protests

Hong Kong’s summer of political unrest is going global. In countries like the U.S., Canada, Australia and the U.K., the sometimes aggressive tactics of Chinese demonstrators rallying to support Beijing risk a backlash in the West and raises questions about Xi Jinping’s approach t … | Continue reading | 20 hours ago

News Corp Readies News App to Address Publishers' Concerns About Google and Facebook

News Corp is developing a news-aggregation service meant to address concerns that Alphabet’s Google News and other digital platforms don’t reward publishers’ work adequately and play down articles from certain types of sites. | Continue reading | 20 hours ago

News Corp Readies News App to Address Publishers’ Concerns About Google and FB

News Corp is developing a news-aggregation service meant to address concerns that Alphabet’s Google News and other digital platforms don’t reward publishers’ work adequately and play down articles from certain types of sites. | Continue reading | 21 hours ago

‘The Intelligence Trap’ Review: How Smart Is Too Smart?

IQ scores have never been so high and access to factual information so widespread. Yet all our cleverness rarely helps us overcome our biases. | Continue reading | 1 day ago

World Longest Passenger Flight Announced

Global airlines are vying to operate ultralong flights made possible by new fuel-efficient aircraft. What isn’t clear is how long people will be willing to sit in a plane, and what airlines can do to improve the passenger experience and keep pilots and crew alert. | Continue reading | 1 day ago

A ‘Fact Checker’ Declares War on Satire

When we make fun of liberals, Snopes pretends to take us seriously and labels our jokes ‘false.’ | Continue reading | 1 day ago

For manufacturers in China, breaking up is hard to do

As China’s trade fight intensifies with the U.S., companies are rushing to set up new supply chains in countries such as Vietnam. They’re quickly finding no place offers the complete solution that China does. | Continue reading | 1 day ago

Japan’s Digital Pop Stars Blur Line Between Virtual and Reality

Known as VTubers, and animated by real people, they have become embedded in Japanese culture, acting as live performers, corporate PR officials and surrogate children. | Continue reading | 2 days ago

Californians in Fire-Prone Areas Find It Harder to Buy Insurance

Traditional home insurers are backing away from insuring homes in high-risk wildfire areas in California, new data from the state’s insurance regulator shows. | Continue reading | 2 days ago

The Great Student-Loan Scam

The magnitude of federal budget losses is becoming clearer. | Continue reading | 2 days ago

Move Over, Shareholders: Top CEOs Say Companies Have Obligations to Society

The leaders of some of America’s biggest companies are chipping away at the long-held notion that corporate decision-making should revolve around what is best for shareholders. | Continue reading | 2 days ago

U.S. Cities Rethink Data Relationship with Residents

Cities across the country are measuring everything from air quality to traffic. Privacy rules and hackers’ interest in such information are prompting city officials to think carefully about how that information is managed. | Continue reading | 2 days ago

The ‘Overqualified’ Trap Can Hit You at Any Time

You don’t have to be near retirement to battle a perception that you’ve accomplished too much. Here’s what to do about it. | Continue reading | 2 days ago

Vaping Moves from the Bathroom to the Classroom

Middle-school and high-school students are becoming more daring in their use of electronic cigarettes, often vaping right under their teachers’ noses. | Continue reading | 2 days ago

Gun Sellers Are Sneaking onto Facebook’s Booming Secondhand Marketplace

Facebook forbids the private sale of firearms on its Marketplace platform. But sellers are getting around that with a simple ruse: They list gun cases or boxes at inflated prices. | Continue reading | 2 days ago

Adult Recess

Decades from elementary school, people are reliving schoolyard memories with tetherball, hopscotch and Lincoln Logs at “adult recess” events, despite sore muscles and tweaked knees; “I thought back to the last time when I really had fun.” | Continue reading | 2 days ago

Facebook to Let Users Control Their Data from Other Companies

Facebook said it would start letting users control the data it receives about them from other apps and websites off the platform, a step toward a pledge of enhanced privacy Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg made last year. | Continue reading | 3 days ago

What Will California Ban Next?

Snatching away plastic bottles is the latest blunder in a state thick with invasive laws. | Continue reading | 3 days ago

The Truth About Faster Internet: It’s Not Worth It

WSJ testing shows typical U.S. households don’t use most of their bandwidth while streaming and get marginal gains from upgrading speeds | Continue reading | 3 days ago

Historic Rise of College-Educated Women in Labor Force Changes Workplace

This is the first year ever that women are going to make up the majority of the college-educated labor force, a milestone that is already altering benefits packages offered by companies and one that could influence family sizes in the future. | Continue reading | 3 days ago

We Can’t Waste a Drop.’ India Is Running Out of Water

Water crises are unfolding all across India, a product of population growth, modernization, climate change, mismanagement and the breakdown of traditional systems of distributing resources. | Continue reading | 3 days ago

PG&E Shares Tumble After Judge Allows Trial on Whether It Caused Wildfire

The bankrupt utility faces billions in additional liabilities if a jury finds its equipment sparked the 2017 Tubbs fire. | Continue reading | 3 days ago

States to Move Forward with Antitrust Probe of Big Tech Firms

A group of state attorneys general is preparing to move forward with a joint antitrust investigation of big technology companies, according to people familiar with the situation, adding another layer of scrutiny to an industry already under a federal spotlight. | Continue reading | 3 days ago

An Economic Warning Sign: RV Shipments Are Slipping

Multiyear drops in recreational-vehicle shipments to dealers—many from the Elkhart, Ind., region—have preceded the last three downturns. Shipments have fallen about 20% so far this year, after a 4.1% drop last year. | Continue reading | 3 days ago

More Russian Nuclear Monitoring Stations Went Silent Days After Blast

The number of Russian nuclear monitoring stations that have gone silent has doubled to four, an international arms-control official said Monday, heightening concerns among observers that Russia is trying to hide evidence from an explosion at a missile-test site earlier this month … | Continue reading | 3 days ago

The War on Sugar Hits the Juice Box

With pediatricians and parents increasingly concerned about the health risks of juice, a growing crop of watered-down juice-box alternatives are coming to store shelves. But will kids drink them? | Continue reading | 4 days ago

Hong Kong Protesters Find New Momentum with Largest Rally in Weeks

Pro-democracy demonstrators braved torrential rain to hold their largest rally in weeks, a show of mass support that reset the movement that opposes Beijing’s tightening grip on the city and which heaped pressure on officials to resolve its biggest political crisis in decades. | Continue reading | 4 days ago

California’s Biggest Cities Confront a ‘Defecation Crisis’

Lawmakers ban plastic straws as a far worse kind of waste covers the streets of San Francisco and L.A. | Continue reading | 5 days ago

Small Companies Play Big Role in Robocall Scourge, but Remedies Are Elusive

The billions of illegal robocalls inundating Americans are being facilitated largely by small telecom carriers that transmit calls over the internet, industry officials say. But authorities are at odds over what they can do to stop them. | Continue reading | 5 days ago

The Rise of Hand-Me-Down Inc

The garage sale is becoming big business as The RealReal and other upstarts feast on the emerging appeal of secondhand clothes, shoes and accessories. | Continue reading | 5 days ago

The Walkman Turns 40

As the Sony Walkman turns 40, we scrutinize the iconic tape deck’s impact on popular culture: the way we imbibe our chosen audio, discover music and shut out the world. | Continue reading | 5 days ago

An ‘Old-School Hacker’ Fights Cybercrime

After five years in prison, Kevin Mitnick put on a ‘white hat.’ Now he has advice for companies—and for you—about staying safe online. | Continue reading | 5 days ago

Silicon Valley Looks North as Tech Giants Expand in Toronto

U.S. technology companies are hiring more workers in Toronto, attracted by the region’s diverse population of 6.4 million and a deep pool of skilled labor. Not all Canadians are cheering the tech firms’ growing presence. | Continue reading | 6 days ago

SoftBank to Lend Founder and Employees Billions to Invest in Fund

Softbank is leaning on its employees, including its chief executive, for cash as the firm rushes to raise an ambitious technology fund amid volatile markets. | Continue reading | 6 days ago

The Four-Second Catastrophe: How Boeing Doomed the 737 Max

In designing the plane’s flight controls, the aerospace giant assumed that pilots should be able to sift through a jumble of contradictory warnings and take the proper action 100% of the time within four seconds. That’s about the amount of time that it took you to read this sente … | Continue reading | 6 days ago

Delta Sues Chatbot Provider over 2017 Breach

The airline is suing an artificial-intelligence company that powered a chatbot on its website, accusing it of lax cybersecurity that caused a 2017 data breach. The unusual lawsuit highlights the sensitive relations between companies that have been hacked and their business partne … | Continue reading | 6 days ago

Cashierless Stores Make Inroads in U.S.

U.S. retailers large and small are pressing ahead with testing the use of artificial intelligence to track what products shoppers pick up and automatically bill them when they walk out the door, eliminating the need for a checkout line. | Continue reading | 6 days ago

IRS to Cryptocurrency Owners: Come Clean, or Else

The Internal Revenue Service is on the war path against Americans who haven’t reported income from cryptocurrencies like bitcoin. | Continue reading | 7 days ago

The Lonely Burden of Today’s Teenage Girls

Amid our huge, unplanned experiment with social media, new research suggests that many American adolescents are becoming more anxious, depressed and solitary | Continue reading | 7 days ago

Capital One Cyber Staff Raised Concerns Before Hack

Before a giant data breach, Capital One employees raised concerns within the company about what they saw as high turnover in its cybersecurity unit and a failure to promptly install some software to spot and defend against hacks. | Continue reading | 7 days ago