Survey: 51% Of Tech Industry Workers Believe President Trump Has A Point About The Media Creating Fake News
A new study by BuzzFeed News and Lucid surveyed tech workers on their attitudes toward the media. The results show deep skepticism toward the press, and concerns about the role of identity politics in coverage.
YouTube's Latest Child Exploitation Controversy Has Kick-Started A War Over How To Fix The Platform
The company said this week that YouTubers could lose monetization for not just the content of their videos, but what's posted in their comment sections as well.
YouTube Just Demonetized Anti-Vax Channels
After advertisers complained about programmatic ad placements on anti-vax videos, YouTube removed ads on videos that advocate against vaccination.
Microsoft Employees Are Demanding The Company Cancel Its HoloLens Contract With The US Army
“We did not sign up to develop weapons,” says an employee letter to Microsoft executives published Friday.
Mark Zuckerberg Promised A Clear History Tool Almost A Year Ago. Where Is It?
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.
Which Weird As Hell Tech Founder Are You?
In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is probably just wearing an eye patch as some sort of twee affect.
People Are Worried About Singapore Airlines' Entertainment System Cameras. Turns Out, American Airlines Has Cameras, Too.
American Airlines told BuzzFeed News that the camera hardware “has never been activated.”
YouTube Continues To Promote Anti-Vax Videos As Facebook Prepares To Fight Medical Misinformation
While Facebook vows to stop recommending anti-vaccination content to users, YouTube is still promoting videos like “You’ll Be Glad You Watched This Before Vaccinating Your Child!”
As Concerns Over Facial Recognition Grow, Members Of Congress Are Considering Their Next Move
“This is a perfect issue for our committee to look into,” California Rep. Jimmy Gomez told BuzzFeed News.
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?
Samsung’s New Galaxy S10 Phone Can Wirelessly Charge Other Phones
The new flagship phones have an invisible, underscreen fingerprint sensor and can charge other phones.
The Fake Newsletter: Did Facebook Help Kill Vine?
UK committee report calls the company “digital gangsters.”
Trolls Are Reuploading YouTube Kids Shows With A Clip That Encourages Self-Harm
Parents are finding and flagging popular kids content with a clip edited in of another YouTuber joking about telling children how to cut themselves.
Roger Stone Posted A Photo Of The Judge Presiding Over His Case Next To Crosshairs
Stone deleted the post and published a statement saying, "any inference that this was meant to somehow threaten the Judge or disrespect court is categorically false."
Twitter Just Removed A Tweet From An Account Linked To Iran’s Supreme Leader, Raising Enforcement Questions
Twitter has previously used a newsworthiness standard to defend its refusal to apply abuse and harassment rules to President Donald Trump’s account.
Primaries Are Where Politics Happens Today, And That's Why The Amazon Deal Died
The old cliché is all politics is local. Today, our most meaningful politics happens during the primaries — and that's what doomed Amazon in New York.
Bumble’s CEO Told BuzzFeed News Her Apps Have Become Their “Own Form Of Government”
Now with 50 million users, Whitney Wolfe’s Bumble apps are surfing a Serena Williams Super Bowl ad into a new wave of hype.
Here's How One Of Facebook's Biggest Anti-Vax Communities Built Its Massive Network
There currently do not seem to be any policies or regulations against promoting anti-vaccination content via Facebook ads.
Twitter Suspended A DC Think Tank For Violating Its Rules Against Fake Accounts
BuzzFeed News previously revealed the Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology was using fake accounts to promote its work. Now it's under scrutiny again.
Instacart Workers’ Revolt Over Tips Reveals A Big Problem For The Gig Economy
Companies like Instacart, DoorDash, and Uber rely on workers to report problems with the app, creating an opening for both regulators and the public to criticize them.
Amazon Filed A Patent Application For Tech That Could Link You To Your Identity And Job
The Rekognition technology could one day scan your face, identify who you are, use visual cues to figure out the kind of work you do, and potentially track you as you move around.
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."
The White House Announced A National Emergency Using The Notes App
“Trump is gonna declare World War 3 in a comment on HQ Trivia.”
Coffee Meets Bagel Dating App Announces Data Breach On Valentine's Day
If you're still alone on Valentine's Day, don't worry: at least a hacker has your name and email.
Kids YouTube Star Blippi “Regrets” The Viral Video In Which He Poops All Over His Friend
Before he was Blippi, a Mister Rogers for the YouTube age, he was Steezy Grossman, and he pooped on his friend.
A Dust Storm Has Killed NASA’s Longest-Lived Mars Rover
The Opportunity rover landed on the red planet with its twin, Spirit, in 2004.
If You Just Lost A Bunch Of Followers On Instagram, Don’t Panic, It’s Actually Because Of A Bug
Instagram said they are working to resolve the bug as quickly as possible.
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.
Amazon Bought A Router Company You've Never Heard Of. Here Is Why It's A Huge Deal.
Experts are concerned about what Amazon’s acquisition of Eero means for consumer privacy.
Apple Plans News Event For March 25
The company is expected to show off a long-rumored news subscription service.