After The Proliferation Of The New Zealand Shooting Video, Reddit Has Banned Two Channels Showing Human Death
The subreddits /r/watchpeopledie and /r/gore have been scrubbed from the popular social networking site after users continued to share video of the tragedy in violation of Reddit’s terms of service.
Two Of Facebook’s Top Execs Are Leaving After The Company Announced A New Vision
The departure of both men named Chris represents a dramatic change at the social network, which just reorganized its leadership structure last March.
The WhatsApp Cofounder Who Sold To Facebook For $19 Billion Tells Students To Delete Facebook
“That’s the bad part. We buy their products. We sign up for these websites. Delete Facebook, right?”
Opinion: The Children Of Undocumented Immigrants Live In An Emotional Prison
Every day they see news of immigration raids, or hear stories about peers whose parents were deported. They live knowing theirs could be next.
After A Year Of Hurt, Mark Zuckerberg Unveils A New Privacy-Focused Social Network
“Frankly we don't currently have a strong reputation for building privacy protective services.”
A Former Vogue Editor's Instagram-Based News Startup Is Being Backed By The Guardian
Emily Sheffield told potential reporters and editors she had the backing of the Guardian's £42 million venture capital fund.
Elon Musk Did Another Bad Tweet And He’s In Trouble With The SEC Again
Former Facebook Employees Say The Company’s Recent Prioritization Of Privacy Is All About Optics
Last May, Facebook promised to create a “Clear History” function it said would give users more control over their data. Nine months later it's nowhere to be found and sources say it's a key example of the company's “reactionary” way of dealing with privacy concerns.
There's A $2,000 Foldable Samsung Phone Now, And People Have Thoughts
Surprise! Samsung's new, incredibly expensive phone transforms from something small enough to hold in your hand into a tablet. Why though?
We Asked New Yorkers For Their Messages To Jeff Bezos After Amazon Scrapped Its HQ Plans
"Dear Jeff, I'm glad I was spared the dick pics. Please find another community to extort."
Apple Has A Repair Problem In The World's Second Largest Smartphone Market
There are no Apple stores yet in India, and iPhone users have been stranded with third-party service providers, who they say do not live up to the premium brand’s promise in the rest of the world.
Hulu Drops The Price Of Its Basic Plan Just After Netflix Announced Rate Increases
Hulu may be dropping the price of its basic plan, but its ad-free streaming service and live TV prices will increase.
Tesla Is Cutting 7% Of Its Full-Time Employees
"The road ahead is very difficult," said Tesla CEO Elon Musk in a memo to employees.
Netflix Says It Won’t Show Content In India That Disrespects The Country’s Flag, Hurts Religious Sentiments, Or Promotes Terrorism
The streaming giant, along with eight other streaming services, voluntarily agreed to ban contentious content — but critics say it’s censorship.
34 Devastating Stories About How People Are Still Crushed By Medical Debt
Nearly a decade since the Affordable Care Act was signed into law, it is clear that affordability remains a problem in health care — and young Americans especially are feeling the impact.
PG&E's Bankruptcy Could Hurt California’s Aggressive Climate Goals
PG&E’s bankruptcy could have major spillover effects on the solar, wind, and electric car industries.
Amazon Dash Buttons Have Been Deemed Illegal In Germany For Giving Shoppers Basically No Information
Amazon’s Dash buttons do not provide enough information about the products that consumers are ordering or the price, the court ruled Thursday.
Google's Board Is Being Sued For Allegedly Silencing Misconduct Claims Against Former Executives
Lawyers say an internal investigation by Google claimed to find bondage videos on former company executive Andy Rubin’s computer. “You won’t believe what’s in these [shareholder] minutes.”
A Man Sent 1,000 Men Expecting Sex And Drugs To His Ex-Boyfriend Using Grindr, A Lawsuit Says
“It was like an episode of Black Mirror,” said Matthew Herrick, whose high-profile lawsuit alleges that Grindr looked the other way while his ex-boyfriend tormented him.
Don’t Blame Millennials For All The Emotional Support Animals, Delta’s CEO Said
The situation is “out of control” — but not because of millennials, Ed Bastian told BuzzFeed News.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos And His Wife, MacKenzie, Are Getting A Divorce
The National Enquirer says its plans to publish salacious details of Jeff Bezos' alleged involvement with a former TV anchor.
Meet The Women Who Have To Sneak Onto Facebook
Women are prohibited from using Facebook in some of India’s most patriarchal corners. Some are taking the risk anyway, going online under false identities against the wishes of their community and Facebook itself.
These Latina Avon Sellers Have Dominated A Beauty Company Modeled On White Womanhood
Spanish-speaking sellers have become Avon’s not-so-secret weapon as the beauty sales empire works to reinvent itself in the US. But is the company doing enough to support them?
A Judge Blocked A New Law On Airbnb In New York City From Going Into Effect Next Month
A new rule requiring Airbnb hosts in New York to disclose rental information to the city is being blocked until litigation over the ordinance is resolved.
Apple Blames Business Slowdown On Chinese Trade Tensions And Fewer iPhone Upgrades
The company also blamed weakened iPhone sales on customers taking advantage of a $30 battery replacement program.
Mark Zuckerberg Says Facebook Has “Altered Its DNA” As He Reflects On His 2018 Goal To Fix The Company
You might think Facebook had a bad year in 2018. But CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a year-end post that at least progress was made.
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.
New York Lawmakers Say They Were Blindsided By The Amazon HQ2 Deal And Want To Ban NDAs
Three New York City Council members are introducing legislation to prevent the city from signing nondisclosure agreements during negotiations with corporations.
Literally Just A Big List Of Facebook’s 2018 Scandals
Mark Zuckerberg began the year promising that he would fix Facebook. He didn’t, and 2018 has only presented more problems.
25 Things BuzzFeed News Tried And Loved In 2018
Some of these things may change your life.