In 2018, American Tech Companies Acknowledged The Mess They’d Created In India
Silicon Valley at last conceded this year that things in India and other developing markets were far from rosy.
India Wants Tech Platforms To Break Encryption And Remove Content The Government Thinks Is "Unlawful"
It is not clear whether India will now choose to be a leader in privacy or mass surveillance, sources told BuzzFeed News.
India's Government Denies Telling Federal Agencies They Can Snoop On Every Computer, Despite An Order That Seemingly Says They Can
“Welcome to 1984.”
Facebook Allowed Netflix, Spotify, And A Bank To Read And Delete Users’ Private Messages
The social network also allowed Microsoft’s search engine Bing to see the names of nearly all users’ friends without their consent, according to a report.
25 Things BuzzFeed News Tried And Loved In 2018
Some of these things may change your life.
Alexa Is Hooking Up With Apple Music
Apple Music comes to Echo next month. “This is beyond dope!!!!”
Starbucks Will Ban Porn On Its Free Wi-Fi In All US Stores Next Year
The move comes after years of sustained pressure from an internet-safety group that says public Wi-Fi networks “are attracting pedophiles and sex offenders."
WhatsApp Has Finally Hired A Head For India, The Company’s Largest Market
The instant messaging app has been under fire in India for its role in spreading misinformation that killed at least 29 people this year.
Here's How A Secret Meeting Of Twitter Execs And Indian Activists Caused A Caste Scandal
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and policy boss Vijaya Gadde seemed completely unprepared to deal with caste issues, according to sources.
The CEO Of Walmart-Owned Flipkart Just Resigned After Allegations Of "Serious Personal Misconduct"
Binny Bansal has strongly denied the allegations, and Walmart said it couldn't find evidence to corroborate claims against him.
Google Employees Around The World Are Walking Out To Protest Sexual Misconduct
Google employees around the world coordinated a walkout to protest the company's handling of sexual misconduct in the workplace.
India’s Government Wants WhatsApp To Reveal The Locations And Phone Numbers Of People Using It For Real-World Violence
The government is pressing the instant messenger for traceability after mobs who fell for hoaxes spread through the app resulted in deadly violence.
Apple's New iPad Pro Doesn't Have A Home Button. It Starts At $799.
The iPad Pro has been completely redesigned with a screen that stretches edge-to-edge, 1TB of storage, and a new Apple Pencil.
Apple Just Announced A $1,199 MacBook Air With Retina Display
In a long-awaited update, MacBook Air will feature a new screen, Touch ID and faster innards. It starts at $1,199.
Here Are All The Big Announcements From Apple's Fall iPad Event
A new iPad Pro with Face ID, a long-awaited update to the MacBook Air, a new Mac Mini, and a new Apple Pencil, too.
GoDaddy Has Told The Far-Right Social Network Gab To Find Another Host
Gab is presently inaccessible via its website, which now features a message claiming the company is “under attack.”
The UK’s Data Watchdog Just Fined Facebook The Maximum It Could For The Cambridge Analytica Scandal
“A company of its size and expertise should have known better and it should have done better.”
On Facebook You Can Now Add Music To Stories, Pin Songs To Profiles, And Display Karaoke Lyrics
Facebook is updating its music features, including displaying lyrics on Lip Sync Live. 🎶🎶🎶 Oh mamma mia, mamma mia 🎶🎶🎶
Tim Cook Called For A New Law To Mitigate The Intrusion Of Big Tech Firms Into People's Lives
“We see vividly, painfully how technology can harm, rather than help,” the Apple CEO said on Wednesday.
Former UK Deputy Prime Minister Is Now Heading Communications At Facebook
Nick Clegg will replace Elliot Schrage, who stepped down in June following a series of privacy scandals that rocked the company.