A New Pixel, Video Device, Voice Assistant, And AI: Here's What Google Announced Today
Google touted its artificial intelligence developments, with upcoming features like Duplex and Lens, and unveiled new Pixel models.
Facebook Is Patting Itself On The Back For Cleaning Up Its Own Mess
Facebook is taking the same self-satisfied approach to safety that it has with its products.
Pornhub Is "Extremely Interested" In Acquiring Tumblr
Pornhub confirmed to BuzzFeed News that it is interested in acquiring Tumblr after news broke that Verizon is looking to sell the blogging platform.
Take Your AirPods Off
They're ugly, overpriced, and harbingers of gentrification.
The Hot New Facebook Grift Is Stealing Huge Pages About Celebrities And Films From Facebook Itself
Bad actors stole pages that were auto-generated by Facebook and had millions of fans — and the company didn’t know it was happening.
Facebook And Instagram Are Banning Far-Right Influencers Like Alex Jones, Paul Joseph Watson, Milo Yiannopoulos, And Laura Loomer
A Facebook spokesperson said they have "always banned individuals or organizations that promote or engage in violence and hate, regardless of ideology."
Google Will Soon Let You Automatically Scrub Your Location And Web History From Your Account Every Few Months
It’s a plus for privacy.
Here’s How China Uses An App To Repress Muslims
For the first time, the app used by police in China to collect huge amounts of people’s personal information has been reverse engineered.
Sophie Schmidt Will Launch A New Tech Publication With An International Focus
Sophie Schmidt, the daughter of a billionaire Google executive, is founding a nonprofit that will cover “the surprising and complex effects of technology outside the US and Europe,” with plans to launch by the end of the year.
Facebook Is Turning Instagram Into The New Facebook
With Facebook usage in decline, particularly in the coveted 12- to 34-year-old demographic, the company is slowly porting its core features over to its relatively scandal-free sister site.
Friendzoners Rejoice, Facebook Is Helping You Date Your Friends
“Secret Crush” will let you pick a Facebook friend you like, and if they like you back, you’ll be notified.
Instagram Is Hiding Like Counts From Followers In A Test To See If You’ll Feel Less Horrible
Hide your kids, hide your likes.
Here Are All The New Facebook, Instagram, And WhatsApp Features Announced At F8
Facebook held its annual F8 developer conference in San Jose, California, on Tuesday and Wednesday. After yet another scandal-ridden year, the company shared updates on its family of apps: Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, and Messenger.
YouTubers Are Obsessed With Reviewing Yelp’s Worst-Rated Businesses
“Worst reviewed” videos inadvertently shine a light on how subjective Yelp reviews really are.
Paid Email Newsletters Are Proving Themselves As A Meaningful Revenue Generator For Writers
As writers gravitate toward paid email newsletters, small audiences translate to meaningful dollars.
If You Google "Thanos," Half Of Your Results Will Disappear
United, Delta, And American Airlines Cover Creepy Cameras On Seatback Screens Following Outcry
United Airlines and Delta have covered the cameras on their entertainment systems after passenger outcry over privacy concerns. American Airlines said plans to do the same.
I Love Facebook’s Video Chatting Device Because I’m Drunk On Dumb Bitch Juice
I set up the critically reviled device in the BuzzFeed office and every one was utterly, truly delighted with it.
Exclusive: Google Is Banning A Play Store Developer With More Than Half A Billion App Installs
The DO Global ban comes after BuzzFeed News revealed it was committing ad fraud and violating other Google policies.
Amazon Will Make One-Day Shipping Free For All Prime Members
Amazon plans to spend $800 million to expand Prime from a two-day to a one-day shipping standard.
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.
Some Amazon Sellers Are Paying $10,000 A Month To Trick Their Way To The Top
An emerging black market offers Amazon sellers pricey ways to cheat the marketplace and mislead customers, according to documents obtained by BuzzFeed News.
Twitter Will Let Users Report Tweets That Mislead Voters
The tool will be rolled out in India, where general elections are already underway, and in the European Union, which holds elections in May.
Samsung Just Delayed The Launch Of Its $2,000 Folding Phone After Its Screen Kept Breaking
After the screens on several Galaxy Fold review units started failing, Samsung said it is taking "measures to strengthen the display protection."
A Post About China's "996" Workweek Went Viral On GitHub. Now Microsoft Employees Want To Protect It From Censorship.
A viral GitHub project that discusses the grueling demands on Chinese tech workers could be a target for state censorship.
Social Media Has Been Blocked For Over 24 Hours In Sri Lanka After The Deadly Explosions
Social media will remain blocked while security forces investigate the bombings.
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.
Inside The World Of Stay-At-Home Moms Who Blog For Profit
There is a digital shadow-realm of intriguingly bland blogs about motherhood, written by women who aspire to make big money from home. But are their hopes in vain?
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.
Here’s Everything The Mueller Report Says About How Russian Trolls Used Social Media
The Mueller report clearly describes how Russian trolls reached millions of people on Facebook, were quoted in major newspapers as real Americans, and even organized rallies.