Grindr Wanted To Make The World Better For Queer People. Then A Chinese Gaming Company Bought It.
Over the last 18 months, Grindr has faced a federal investigation, layoffs, mismanagement, and internal turmoil. Now the popular gay dating and hookup app is looking for a new owner.
Twitter Says It Has New Rules To Curb Hate Speech Targeting Religious Groups
Twitter introduced new rules Tuesday that will ban hateful speech that dehumanizes religious groups.
This Former Google Executive Was Accused Of Running A "Sex Ring"
A newly unsealed complaint shows how Google paid Android creator Andy Rubin $90 million in severance after he left the company amid allegations of sexual misconduct.
Read Tim Cook's Internal Email To Apple Employees On The Departure Of Designer Jony Ive
The exit of the famed designer marks the most significant change to Apple’s leadership since the death of its founder and CEO Steve Jobs in 2011.
Trump Tweets That Violate Twitter’s Rules Will Now Get A Warning Label
In a move to “protect the health of public conversation,” the social media company will allow violative tweets from world leaders to remain on its platform, but with warnings.
A Former Republican Operative With Ties To White Nationalists Has Been Publishing Opinion Pieces In The Wall Street Journal
Marcus Epstein, a former associate of Richard Spencer and a former contributor to white nationalist site VDare, has written for the Wall Street Journal, the Hill, and Forbes under a thinly veiled pen name.
This Picture Featuring 15 Tech Men And 2 Women Looked Doctored. The Women Were Photoshopped In.
“We meant no harm or had any malicious intent in doing this and we are sorry.”
US Lawmakers Want An Examination Of The US Money Funding Surveillance Tech In China
Following a report from BuzzFeed News, Sen. Marco Rubio and Rep. Tom Suozzi want to scrutinize the ties between US institutional investors and two successful Chinese facial recognition companies, SenseTime and Megvii.
Ring Is Using Its Customers’ Doorbell Camera Video For Ads. It Says It's Allowed To.
"You hereby grant Ring and its licensees an unlimited, irrevocable, fully paid and royalty-free, perpetual, worldwide rights to exploit Shared Content for any purpose," reads the Amazon-owned doorbell camera company’s terms of service.
US Universities And Retirees Are Funding The Technology Behind China’s Surveillance State
Millions of dollars from US university endowments, foundations, and retirement plans have helped fund two billion-dollar Chinese facial recognition startups: SenseTime and Megvii. The Chinese government is using their technologies to surveil and profile its own citizens.
Instagram Is Hiding Like Counts From Followers In A Test To See If You’ll Feel Less Horrible
Hide your kids, hide your likes.
A Shooting At A Synagogue Near San Diego Left One Dead And Three Injured
Synagogue attendees were resilient, with one saying, "You can't break us." Meanwhile, police believe the suspected shooter also set fire to a nearby mosque last month.
Facebook Set Aside $3 Billion For A Penalty. Then It Grew By $40 Billion.
Facebook will set aside $3 billion to cover expenses associated with a fine from the Federal Trade Commission over its privacy practices. All good here, say investors.
A ZipRecruiter Executive Has Resigned After Details Of Alleged Sexual Misconduct Surfaced
Eyal Gutentag, CMO of ZipRecruiter, has left the company following a BuzzFeed News story containing new details of alleged sexual misconduct.
Some Google Employees Are Worried For Their Families Following A Measles Case On Campus
“A bit upsetting that I had to find out about this through this Group, via a BuzzFeed News article, rather than from some official Google internal comms,” one employee wrote.
A Measles Case Has Hit Google's Silicon Valley Headquarters
In the midst of a historic US measles outbreak, at least one Google employee walking around the tech giant’s main Silicon Valley campus has been diagnosed.
These Tech Execs Faced #MeToo Allegations. They All Have New Jobs.
Silicon Valley says it’s committed to improving diversity, but high-profile male executives accused of sexual misconduct are getting second chances. Some advocates are wondering why.
WhatsApp's New Tip Line Is Apparently "Not A Helpline” For Fake News At All
A misinformation tip line WhatsApp announced on Tuesday turns out to be primarily for research, not to help users who come across suspicious information, BuzzFeed News has learned.
Apple Just Canceled Its AirPower Wireless Charger
Apple canceled its wireless charging product saying in a statement that it was unable to meet its own standards for design and manufacturing.
Facebook Will Ban White Nationalist And White Supremacist Content
A Facebook spokesperson said that Wednesday's new policies do not cover Holocaust denial, which will still be allowed on the platform to some extent.