Wayfair Workers Are Planning A Walkout To Protest The Company's Sale Of Furniture To Immigrant Detention Facilities
Employees are urging the company to donate the $86,000 in profits it made in the transaction to the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services.
TikTok Has A Predator Problem. A Network Of Young Women Is Fighting Back.
Young users on the wildly popular video app have created an ad hoc system of screenshot leaks and callout videos meant to out abusers and predators.
A Judge Just Ruled You Can Sue The Media Over Facebook Comments From Readers
Former youth detainee Dylan Voller is suing News Corp, Fairfax Media and Sky News.
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.
American YouTubers Are Making Videos Reacting To Indian Pop Culture To Go Viral
"Brace yourself. Indian subscribers are coming!!!"
“Amazon’s Choice” Does Not Necessarily Mean A Product Is Good
A review of dozens of Amazon’s Choice products by BuzzFeed News found listings with troubling product defects and warnings, as well as review manipulation.
This Airpod Hack Will Make Sure You Never Lose Them Again
You might have already figured it out by accident. H/T Reddit
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.”
Uber, Lyft Drivers In New York Now Earn More Than $16 Per Trip On Average, According To The City
Drivers’ average pay per trip in New York City has increased to $16.63 from $14.22, according to the city. Drivers say they still struggle.
Facebook Failed To Delete 93% Of Posts Containing Speech Violating Its Own Rules In India
A yearlong study concluded that Facebook had made little progress in moderating non-English-language content in India, the company’s largest market by users.
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.
YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki Stands By The Decision To Keep Steven Crowder On The Platform
Following a week of controversy over YouTube's decisions on hate speech, the platform's CEO faced heated questions at a high-powered tech industry gathering.
Photos Of Travelers Coming In And Out Of The US Have Been Hacked And Stolen
A Border Patrol database of traveler photos and license plate images was "compromised by a malicious cyber-attack."
Facebook Turned Off Search Features Used To Catch War Criminals, Child Predators, And Other Bad Actors
The changes by Facebook are “a potential disaster for the human rights and war crimes community.”
ASMR Teen “Life With MaK” Is Quitting YouTube Because Her Videos Keep Getting Removed For Being “Inappropriate”
“I don’t need YouTube to parent my child or protect my child for me,” her mother told BuzzFeed News. “They are not the government.”
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.
Amazon Refused To Scan My (Almost) Nude Body
I’ve only dreamed of two things: $25 and Jeff Bezos seeing my near-nudes.
Not Your Daddy’s Regulation: Tech Giants Face A Complicated Reckoning In Washington
Old rules and moving targets create new challenges for regulators and Congress.
This History Teacher Had His Educational YouTube Channel Banned For Hosting "Hate Speech"
“I’m a history teacher, not someone who promotes hatred.”
YouTube Has Finally Admitted That Steven Crowder Mocking Someone For Being A Gay Latino Is Not OK
Less than 24 hours after YouTube said Crowder’s anti-gay opinions were allowed on the platform, the company reversed course and banned him from selling ads.
As Stores Scramble To Deal With China Tariffs, Their Competitors Expect To Benefit
Shoppers on the prowl for a deal at discount retailers may not see a big impact on their wallets as new taxes on Chinese imports take effect.
YouTube Has Begun Blocking Discriminatory Content Just A Day After Saying It Doesn’t Violate Its Policies
YouTube’s announcement Wednesday follows a viral Twitter thread by Vox journalist Carlos Maza documenting the anti-gay abuse he’s experienced on YouTube for years.
"Sign In With Apple" Hides Your Login Data From Facebook And Google
A slew of new features across Apple products offer privacy-focused alternatives to popular services like Facebook sign-in and Google Maps.
iTunes Will Soon Be Dead. Long Live iTunes.
Apple’s confusing one-stop shop for music/podcast/sync on desktop is finally becoming Podcasts, Music, and TV.
Amazon Prime Members Can Now Get One-Day Shipping On Millions Of Items
Prime members in the continental US can get more than 10 million items within one day, Amazon said Monday.
Here Are The Biggest Announcements From Apple's WWDC 2019
Apple announced a bevy of updates to the operating systems that run the iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac while emphasizing new privacy features. And the long-awaited breakup of the iTunes app into smaller music, podcast, and TV apps is finally coming to desktop.
A New York School District Will Test Facial Recognition System On Students Even Though The State Asked It To Wait
The western New York school district says it is "confident" in its data collection policies.
The Pelosi Video Was Altered. Why Won’t Facebook Just Say That?
Facebook's handling of a forged video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi baffles leading researchers.
White Nationalist Groups Banned By Facebook Are Still On The Platform
“Facebook likes to make a PR move and say that they’re doing something, but they don’t always follow up on that.”
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.