email

Email Tracking Is Creepy and Invasive and No One Should Do It

The rise of email "tracking pixels" is a dystopian nightmare that shows a complete lack of empathy for the person you're talking to.
Jason Koebler
7.3.19
Apple

History Will Not Be Kind to Jony Ive

Ive, Apple's Chief Design Officer, is leaving the company. He leaves a legacy that made its products hard to repair and impossible to upgrade.
Jason Koebler
6.27.19
In Moderation

Pinterest Bans Anti-Abortion Group Live Action for Posting Misinformation

Live Action posted "misinformation related to conspiracies and health," Pinterest said. It continues to thrive on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.
Jason Koebler
6.12.19
Hacking

US Customs Agency Says Traveler Photos Were Stolen By Hackers

Hackers stole traveler photos and license plate image, Customs and Border Patrol said.
Jason Koebler
6.10.19
Right to Repair

Apple Is Still Trying to Sue the Owner of an Independent iPhone Repair Shop

Apple lost its counterfeit case against a Norwegian repair shop owner last year, but the $1 trillion company won't let it go.
Jason Koebler
6.6.19
content moderation

YouTube Miserably Fails to Explain Why It Didn’t Ban Steven Crowder

The platform has rolled out a series of confusing tweets and background statements about Steven Crowder's antagonism of Vox's Carlos Maza.
Jason Koebler
Mack Lamoureux
6.5.19
Mac Pro

Apple Announces the Upgradable Mac Pro Everyone Has Desperately Wanted for Years

Apple throws the "trash can" Mac Pro in the trash and returns to its ugly, glorious cheese grater tower design.
Jason Koebler
6.3.19
tech-social-media

Twitter Has Started Researching Whether White Supremacists Belong on Twitter

"Is it the right approach to deplatform these individuals? Is the right approach to try and engage with these individuals? How should we be thinking about this? What actually works?"
Jason Koebler
Joseph Cox
5.29.19
Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg Says the Supreme Court of Facebook Is Coming Soon

The oversight board will make binding, final decisions about what's allowed on Facebook: "Even if I disagree with its decisions, we won’t be able to overturn them," Zuckerberg said.
Jason Koebler
5.23.19
Facebook

Republican Senator Says Facebook and Instagram Need to ‘Disappear’

Josh Hawley, who works on antitrust, says social media companies don't need to be broken up, they need to be eradicated altogether.
Jason Koebler
5.22.19
Facebook

Thousands of Facebook Groups Go Secret in Fear of the Great 'Zuccing'

Mass panic is the reason all of your Facebook groups just went secret.
Jason Koebler
Caroline Haskins
5.16.19
Right to Repair

Apple Is Telling Lawmakers People Will Hurt Themselves if They Try to Fix iPhones

An Apple lobbyist brought an iPhone to meetings with California lawmakers and said consumers could hurt themselves by puncturing a lithium-ion battery.
Jason Koebler
4.30.19
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