Airbnb, the popular person-to-person apartment rental website, is trying to block a subpoena by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, calling the probe an “unfounded ‘fishing expedition.’”
Every time you sign up for a new online service, you face a choice: do you click "accept" at the bottom of a long scroll of dense legalese that is the company's terms of service. We decided to whip out the old magnifying glass to get a better look at the fine print and bring you some of the more unexpected gems buried in real terms of service agreements. Can you guess which ones are real?
The recent revelation that companies like Google and Facebook routinely hand over data about users' digital communications to the National Security Agency has many Americans wondering whether everything they do online is being tracked by the government.
Short-term home rental site Airbnb says it won't comply with a subpoena from the New York Attorney General asking it to hand over data about its 15,000 hosts in New York City.
As Twitter's lawyers prepare to take the company public, they aired some of the company's financial dirty laundry in a regulatory filing this week, confirming that the social media service continues to lose money.
The federal government is currently shut down, and so are the websites for many agencies — but not all of them.
Another peek into the NSA snooping scandal comes to us today via unsealed court documents in the case of Lavabit, a secure email service used by NSA leaker Edward Snowden. That email service was run by Ladar Levison, an interesting character. He stopped by the New Tech City studios last week, donuts and Red Bull in hand.
Scientists at the recently opened New York Genome Center eventually want to screen every child in New York State. But if doctors found that your child had a genetic disorder, would you want to know?
Two groups of people that shy away from many technologies — Amish and Mennonites — are actually on the cutting edge when it comes to genetics.
New York's technologists, storytellers and content creators of all stripes now have a new home in DUMBO.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced two initiatives Monday he said will keep New York City's tech sector on an upward trajectory for years to come.
Amish and Mennonite communities are often perceived as being "anti-technology," but their relationship with technology is more nuanced than that. They examine what the technology is, what it offers and then decide whether to accept it in their lives. Call it the "Amish Algorithm."
The popular website Airbnb has had a victory in court that may make it easier for New Yorkers to rent out their apartments on a short term basis without breaking the law.
The carrot is up to 30 percent off your monthly premium if you join an eligible "workplace wellness" plan.
The Affordable Care Act has been contentious, confusing and abstract, but that might change on October 1 when states are required to launch websites where people can chose among different health plans.
That didn’t take long.
New York City is giving developers, data scientists and the general public a crack at more than 200 newly released data sets that include everything from property records to business licenses to health and construction permits.
As the theft of digital devices continues to increase in New York City, the city's police department has been ramping up Operation ID, its program where New Yorkers can register their smartphones and other electronics in case they are lost or stolen.
Hackathons are exploding across New York City and the nation, and New Tech City has been checking in with participants to see why they attend, what they get out of the experience and what they'd like to hack at the next event.