“Look At What We’re Doing With Your Money, You Dick”: How Peter Thiel Backed An “Anti-Woke” Film Festival
Humorless millennials. Addled boomers. Tiresome liberals. Trevor Bazile wanted to shock them all — and use Silicon Valley money to do it.
“Corrosive Communities”: How A Facebook Fight Over Wind Power Predicts the Future of Local Politics in America
In small towns around the country, wind turbines are doing something to the locals.
Is Netflix Good For The Jews?
First Shtisel, then Unorthodox, then My Unorthodox Life, with more in the works: The algorithm has found a huge audience that can’t get enough content about Haredi Jews. Not everyone is happy about it.
How A Guy Who Tells You How To Buy A PS5 Accidentally Became The World’s Most Powerful Tech Journalist
A year ago, Matt Swider was a journeyman consumer tech reporter. Now he’s a celebrity.
Apple Unveiled New iPhones And A New iPad Mini
Better camera, faster chip. Steve Jobs’ fairly consequential idea continues to improve at the expected rate. Plus, new iPads!
The New Apple Watch Is Big Enough To Type On
But how would you explain this miracle of technological sophistication to the simple people of the past?
A Facebook Watchdog Group Appeared To Cheer A Law That Could Hurt Journalists
The Real Facebook Oversight Board wants content moderation, and it wants it now. What happens when journalists are targeted?
What To Expect When You're Expecting A Baby At The Epicenter Of A Plague
Before the outbreak, I was already calculating the odds my new child would face. Now it's all I can think about.
The Coronavirus Is Forcing Religious Communities Apart. Can Technology Hold Them Together?
As religious leaders turn to virtual tools to hold their congregations together, they face a common challenge: how to build community without physical connection.
A Colorado Bridge Tournament Has Become A Coronavirus Nightmare With Four Dead And Dozens Hospitalized
“She was happy and competitive and in good spirits. Not symptomatic. And a few days later, she’s dead.”
A Chilling Account From A Doctor At The Center Of The Coronavirus Crisis
“It’s not a heroic feeling.” BuzzFeed News talks to a physician at the beleaguered Elmhurst Hospital Center.
Want To Get Screened For Coronavirus By Verily? You’ll Need A Google Account For That.
Privacy advocates are alarmed over the search giant’s new COVID-19 screening portal.
A Former Cambridge Analytica Employee Was Thrown Out Of Facebook’s New York Office
“My host said to me, ‘I don’t know what you’ve done in your private life, but you’re not allowed into this building.’”
Alienated, Alone And Angry: What The Digital Revolution Really Did To Us
We were promised community, civics, and convenience. Instead, we found ourselves dislocated, distrustful, and disengaged.
Police Are Looking For A Man Who Allegedly Trashed A California Synagogue
Beverly Hills police are investigating the actions as a hate crime.
The American Internet Sucks. The Alternative Is China.
In a fragmenting world, will governments choose ruthless digital order over chaotic digital freedom?
Rupert Murdoch Is Fighting To Keep His Fraying Empire Behind Trump And Boris Johnson
The possibility of Murdoch changing direction remains a liberal fantasy, but he is navigating deep political divides inside his own empire.
Attorney General Bill Barr Will Ask Zuckerberg To Halt Plans For End-To-End Encryption Across Facebook's Apps
"We are writing to request that Facebook does not proceed with its plan to implement end-to-end encryption across its messaging services without ensuring that there is no reduction to user safety."
Instagram's Opioid Recovery Hashtags Are Full Of Drug Dealers
“Oxys, Roxy, Xans, Addy, codeine, perc...Available 24.7 for delivery.”
All Those Texts You Receive From Political Campaigns Actually Work
According to new research, people who get texted are one percent more likely to vote.