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Americans have treated their freezers a bit like security blankets over the past year, stuffing them full of staples and indulgences, a consumer behavior pattern that has had ripple effects beyond the walls of their kitchens.

No other industry has been under such pressure in so many countries at once as tech is now. “It is unprecedented to see this kind of parallel struggle globally,” said an antitrust expert.

The past year has crushed independent restaurants across the country and brought a reality to their doors: Many were unprepared for a digital world. The moment opened a well of opportunity for companies like that are determined to help restaurants survive.

A coalition of Black faith leaders in Georgia, representing more than 1,000 churches in the state, is calling for a boycott of Home Depot, arguing that it abdicated its responsibility as a good corporate citizen by not opposing the state’s new voting law.

With airlines retiring older planes faster than normal, the remaining aircraft are able to collect and transmit large amounts of data.

In On Tech, @ShiraOvide writes about a health tech nonprofit that turns the approach to vaccination credentials on its head. "Less and dumber technology is usually the best," Shira writes.

“Your freezer at home is meant to protect those goods for a couple of weeks. Our freezers are designed and insulated to hold those same products for months and months.”

Never before have so many countries moved simultaneously to limit the power of tech companies. Some governments are concerned about competition, misinformation and privacy. Others want to silence protest movements and tighten political control.

Restaurants realized that to manage takeout orders and other lines of business, simply having an Instagram account wouldn't cut it.

The police in Harris County, Texas, and safety officials with the N.T.S.B. are investigating a fatal crash involving a Tesla vehicle north of Houston, officials said.

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For some people in Hong Kong, the future is uncertain. Others see no future there at all.

Chinese police dragged Joanne Li from her house, manacled her to a chair, and interrogated her for three days. Her crime: sending a link on WeChat. A cornerstone of China's surveillance state, the app may soon be banned in America.

Twitter said it removed thousands of accounts that were part of a Chinese misinformation campaign that in part promoted Beijing’s pandemic response

F.D.A. has stopped routine food safety inspections of seafood, fruits, vegetables and many other foods because of the federal government shutdown, said F.D.A. Commissioner Scott Gottlieb on Wednesday.

John Mackey, the founder of Whole Foods, blames obesity on bad decisions by consumers rather than lack of access to healthy food. "It’s less about access and more about people making poor choices, mostly due to ignorance."

Today's energy jobs are in solar, not coal

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After staff members at The Ringer complained of the lack of diversity on the company's dozens of podcasts, the site's co-founder, Bill Simmons, said in an interview: “It’s a business. This isn’t Open Mic Night.”

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