David Gilbert

Coronavirus

Trump Says the Coronavirus Will Soon ‘Just Disappear’ as U.S. Breaks New Infection Record

Yesterday, the number of new cases in the U.S. topped 50,000 for the first time.
David Gilbert
3 days ago
encryption

Inside the Plot to Kill the Open Technology Fund

This U.S. program provides encryption technologies to journalists and activists living under repressive regimes. But a Trump appointee wants to tear it all down.
David Gilbert
3 days ago
china

China Thinks It Can Arrest Basically Anyone on the Planet for Criticizing Communism

"This law is flexible and can be used against a variety of people and in a variety of situations. That's why the chilling effect is so powerful.”
David Gilbert
4 days ago
Hong Kong

Hong Kong's Pro-Democracy Groups Are Disbanding Hours After Beijing Passed New National Security Law

Social media posts were erased, protest art was removed from buildings, and a pro-China lawmaker offered huge rewards to anyone willing to snitch on protesters who fled the city.
David Gilbert
7.1.20
Facebook

Facebook’s Ad Problem Just Turned Into a Full-Blown Crisis

Mark Zuckerberg is scrambling to appease Facebook's critics as big and small brands pull their ad money, but it doesn't seem to be working this time.
David Gilbert
6.30.20
Coronavirus

The Coronavirus Pandemic Is Out of Control in the US

The country just recorded its worst day of coronavirus cases yet.
David Gilbert
6.26.20
Coronavirus

The World Just Smashed a Single-Day Coronavirus Infection Record

The pandemic isn't slowing down; it is accelerating.
David Gilbert
6.23.20
Coronavirus

People in Myanmar Don’t Know About Coronavirus Because the Government Blocked the Internet

The government of Aung San Suu Kyi ordered telecoms companies to shut down mobile internet coverage in two states. That was a year ago.
David Gilbert
6.22.20
China censorship

Hong Kong Residents Are Erasing Their Own Internet Histories Before China's Big Crackdown

“Draconian laws and barricades cannot stop our spirit of resistance,” said a young engineer who expects to be targeted by Beijing.
David Gilbert
6.22.20
Coronavirus

China Is Locking Down Beijing to Stop a Second Wave of Coronavirus

Schools are closed, flights are cancelled, and restaurants and bars that reopened just days ago have been shuttered again.
David Gilbert
6.18.20
police

NYPD Officers Claimed They Were Poisoned by Shake Shack. The NYPD Found No Evidence That Happened.

The three officers appear to have ingested bleach, but suffered no serious injuries.
David Gilbert
6.17.20
rayshard brooks

What You Need To Know About Rayshard Brooks, the Black Man Shot Twice in the Back by a White Police Officer

Brooks, who was shot in the parking lot of an Atlanta Wendy's, was a father of four and “an outstanding person."
David Gilbert
6.16.20
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