These Tech Companies Are Giving Millions To Politicians Who Vote Against LGBTQ People
A group of 30 advocates sent a letter Wednesday to dozens of companies, including Amazon and Google, calling on them to stop giving money to politicians who discriminate.
This Man Wants Australians To Pay For Their Train Tickets... With Their Faces
The NSW transport minister likened the plan to Amazon's "Just Walk Out" technology.
Privacy And Civil Rights Groups Ask The US Government To End Its Use Of Facial Recognition Tech On The Public
“There’s a reason your local police department doesn’t have access to missiles and carpet bombs. [Congress] should act now to ban this dangerous surveillance weapon.”
The Zoom Desktop App Lets Any Website Take Over Your Mac’s Camera. Here’s What To Do About It.
Zoom’s video conferencing service is used by Nasdaq, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the US Department of Homeland Security, and the US Department of Energy, among others.
Trump Can't Block People On Twitter He Disagrees With, A Federal Appeals Court Ruled
Because Donald Trump uses his Twitter account for official purposes and creates a "public forum," he can't exclude people based on their views, the 2nd Circuit ruled.
Twitter Says It Has New Rules To Curb Hate Speech Targeting Religious Groups
Twitter introduced new rules Tuesday that will ban hateful speech that dehumanizes religious groups.
These Are All the Businesses You Never Knew Were Owned by Amazon
Here are all the businesses, brands and subsidiaries (we know of) owned by “The Everything Store.”
People's First Orders On Amazon Will Make You Drunk With Nostalgia
"I love how even my very first Amazon order includes an impulse purchase."
10 Hilarious Tweets About Facebook, Instagram, And WhatsApp Not Working
"Ppl coming to twitter realizing their WiFi is not broke, it’s just the same old Instagram crap."
Facebook And Instagram Are Showing People Strange AI-Generated Descriptions Of Their Photos
"Image may contain: 1 person, smiling, closeup and indoor."
These Bizarre Kamala Harris And Mark Zuckerberg Conspiracy Sites Are Run By A Montessori School Operator
Sites from American Intelligence Media have launched fringe conspiracy theories into the mainstream.
First There Was "The Dress." Now We've Got These Crocs.
Fans of The Dress will want to take this quiz.
This Former Google Executive Was Accused Of Running A "Sex Ring"
A newly unsealed complaint shows how Google paid Android creator Andy Rubin $90 million in severance after he left the company amid allegations of sexual misconduct.
Read Tim Cook's Internal Email To Apple Employees On The Departure Of Designer Jony Ive
The exit of the famed designer marks the most significant change to Apple’s leadership since the death of its founder and CEO Steve Jobs in 2011.
The Culture War Has Finally Come For Wikipedia
The once-derided open-source encyclopedia is the closest thing the internet has to an oasis of truth. Now a single-user ban has exposed the deep rifts between Wikipedia's libertarian origins and its egalitarian aspirations, and threatened that stability.
Trump Tweets That Violate Twitter’s Rules Will Now Get A Warning Label
In a move to “protect the health of public conversation,” the social media company will allow violative tweets from world leaders to remain on its platform, but with warnings.
How To Game Google To Make Negative Results Disappear
Google-savvy reputation consultants will cover up arrests, poor customer reviews, and other image-killing content for the right price.
Millennials Are Finally Getting The Giant Roll Of Toilet Paper They Deserve
God said toilet paper should be normal size. Charmin laughed.
Wayfair Workers Walked Out To Protest The Company's Sale Of Furniture To Immigrant Detention Facilities
Employees asked 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. Instead, Wayfair is donating $100,000 to the Red Cross.
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.