Google Founders Have Skipped All Of The Company's 2019 Town Hall Meetings
Following leaks and employee revolts, the absences raise questions about the future of transparency at Google.
Activists Are Demanding Amazon’s Help In The Fight Against Anti-LGBT Laws In Tennessee
Amazon plans to open a new office building in Nashville, where legislators are considering banning same-sex couples from adopting.
The Staff Of Gimlet Media Is Unionizing
Gimlet Media, a podcasting startup recently acquired by Spotify, is the first audio-focused outlet to unionize in a wave of newsroom labor organizing.
Amazon Removed Anti-Vax Documentaries From Prime Video
Anti-vax documentaries have disappeared from search results on the platform, and appear to no longer be available to Prime members for free streaming.
Student Groups Don’t Want Salesforce And Palantir On Campus
Stanford and UC Berkeley have met with opposition over which tech companies should be allowed to pay for access to campus resources and recruiting opportunities.
YouTube Just Demonetized Anti-Vax Channels
After advertisers complained about programmatic ad placements on anti-vax videos, YouTube removed ads on videos that advocate against vaccination.
Microsoft Employees Are Demanding The Company Cancel Its HoloLens Contract With The US Army
“We did not sign up to develop weapons,” says an employee letter to Microsoft executives published Friday.
YouTube Continues To Promote Anti-Vax Videos As Facebook Prepares To Fight Medical Misinformation
While Facebook vows to stop recommending anti-vaccination content to users, YouTube is still promoting videos like “You’ll Be Glad You Watched This Before Vaccinating Your Child!”
Instacart Workers’ Revolt Over Tips Reveals A Big Problem For The Gig Economy
Companies like Instacart, DoorDash, and Uber rely on workers to report problems with the app, creating an opening for both regulators and the public to criticize them.
After Scrutiny, Instacart Will End Its Controversial Tipping Policy
The company’s decision to stop using customer tips to cover a guaranteed pay minimum for delivery workers follows an organized labor campaign and pressure from elected officials.
Delivery Startups Are Using Tips To Fulfill Pay Promises, And Customers Are Mad
Instacart customers are quitting the service because the company is using customers' predelivery tips to fulfill the base pay minimum it guarantees delivery workers.
We Followed YouTube’s Recommendation Algorithm Down The Rabbit Hole
Despite year-old promises to fix its “Up Next” content recommendation system, YouTube is still suggesting conspiracy videos, hyperpartisan and misogynist videos, pirated videos, and content from hate groups following common news-related searches.
Government Employees Are Being Recruited On Social Media To Work For Lyft, Uber, And Postmates
Government workers waiting on paychecks are being targeted with referral links and other promotions to join the gig economy.
Here's Why Airbnbs Cost More Than You Think — And What Airbnb Is Doing About It
People are still mad about cleaning fees that can double the cost of renting a room.
25 Things BuzzFeed News Tried And Loved In 2018
Some of these things may change your life.
Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg Was Supposed To Change The World With "Lean In." So What Went Wrong?
As Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg grapples with an ongoing parade of company scandals, the women’s movement she started is stagnant.
Amazon Won’t Say It Doesn’t Work With ICE
Public scrutiny of US law enforcement’s use of Amazon’s facial recognition tech has grown in response to reports that the technology could at times be inaccurate, and even racially biased.
Jewish Israeli Airbnb Hosts Sue, Claiming The Company Violated Their Civil Rights
Airbnb announced it would remove properties in Jewish settlements in the West Bank earlier this month.
Instacart Delivery Workers Are Boycotting For The Third Thanksgiving In A Row
Instacart delivery drivers and other gig workers continue to struggle as white-collar tech workers receive national attention for taking a stand against their employers this year.
Employees Have Filed A Class-Action Labor Lawsuit Against Blue Apron
Blue Apron said the suit could cost the company over $5 million.