Eavesdropping bureaucrats have been replaced by algorithm-driven facial recognition technology. But the real impact of indiscriminate surveillance may be in our minds.
Cheap data and inexpensive smartphones brought millions of people online in India this decade. As the country’s government cracks down, protesters are using the internet to resist.
In 2010, celebrities were beholden to swarms of paparazzi and the ever-present threat of TMZ. A decade later, they’re back in control.
The two companies had a bad run in the 2010s. It was their own fault.
New documents and interviews reveal how time after time, the e-commerce giant put speed, profit, and explosive growth before public safety.
During an unprecedented tech boom, the Bay Area asked itself who its real enemies were — and nobody liked the answers.
Exclusive: A Pinterest spokesperson says the dolls are "insensitive, offensive and violate our hateful activities policy".
To Prevent Protests Against An Anti-Muslim Law, India’s Government Turned Off The Internet In Its Capital City
A controversial law has drawn thousands to the streets — and a harsh response from the Modi government.
This Teacher Makes $40,000 A Year. This Lawyer Makes $210,000 A Year. That Explains The American Economy.
A decade after the great recession, our politics are different, but our finances are worse.
“This gives a potential attacker access to view cameras in somebody’s home — that’s a real serious potential invasion of privacy right there.”
People were pretty horny this year.
According to Facebook’s ad library, the ad has received over 1,000 impressions and was boosted for a few hundred dollars.
Democratic Senators Are Demanding An Investigation Into The Use Of Facial Recognition In Public Housing
Lawmakers are demanding HUD Secretary Ben Carson investigate the use of facial recognition technology in public housing.
Google made the link a valuable commodity, so hackers are compromising sites and then getting paid to inject links.
Facebook often uses its vast size as an excuse for its failures. Meanwhile, it’s ordering employees to make it bigger.
"A Beautiful Chorus" — Leftists Are Using TikTok To Break Down Socialism For The Next Generation Of Voters
“I want people to get a fuller story of the political situation that’s out there, and jokes and memes have always left me in a place where I’m like, ‘Oh, that made me laugh,’ and then, ‘Why did that make me laugh? Let me investigate what this thing’s about.’”
After a BuzzFeed News report about the dangerous health misinformation, Facebook is cracking down.
We were promised community, civics, and convenience. Instead, we found ourselves dislocated, distrustful, and disengaged.
TikTok Users Who Posted Videos Of Them Huffing Nitrous Oxide Are Being Temporarily Banned From Posting
"I don't think it was fair at all as no-one was harmed in the video and nothing illegal was happening," said a user who was temporarily banned.
Facebook told BuzzFeed News an investigation is ongoing. There is currently no evidence to suggest that data collected through the app was misused.
YouTube accidentally transcribed "car" as "cunt", said gaming YouTuber Fynnpire.
A “step to delegitimize credible journalism," said an Al Jazeera executive.
Hypothyroidism is easily treatable in almost everyone who has it. But social media is rife with bogus cures.
From planking to VSCO girls.
Hideo Kojima’s latest release is strange, celebrated by critics, and highlights how hard it is for any video game to achieve mainstream legitimacy without a vast budget.
Spammers are targeting Venmo users who show up in the app’s public feed and flooding them with dozens of payment requests.
"I am proud of that."
The social media giant is trying to prove it can be trusted to police itself.
Sydney's Air Quality Has Hit Hazardous Levels. Food Delivery Companies Are Still Letting Their Riders Work.
"I can't afford to not deliver," one rider told BuzzFeed News.
Exclusive: Facebook Fired A Contractor Who Was Paid Thousands In Bribes To Reactivate Banned Ad Accounts
"This behavior is absolutely prohibited under our policies and the individual is no longer working with Facebook."