Ankita Rao

money-inequality

Uber Was Designed to Exploit Drivers

The company's disjointed, decentralized strategy makes it almost immune to labor action.
Ankita Rao
5.9.19
tech harm reduction

There's a Setting on Your Phone to Help You Stop Being So Obsessed With it

You will hate it, and that’s the whole point.
Ankita Rao
Samantha Cole
3.20.19
transportation

Can a Ridehailing App Be Ethical?

Via pays its drivers more than any other company, focuses on environmentally friendly practices, and wants to decrease traffic congestion. But is there a catch?
Ankita Rao
3.9.19
Late Capitalism

Anti-Amazon Fever Is Spreading, and Big Tech Companies Should Be Worried

After the company's deal collapsed in New York, the next community-upending project might be a tougher sell.
Ankita Rao
2.27.19
YouTube

The Rise of T-Series, the YouTube Channel That Will Soon Dethrone PewDiePie

An Indian entertainment channel is poised to take over as the largest YouTube channel in the world.
Ankita Rao
9.3.18
hate crimes

This Interactive Map Tracks White Supremacist Hate Crimes in America

The Anti-Defamation League documented and mapped 4,500 hate-related incidents.
Ankita Rao
8.10.18
tech harm reduction

Texting Culture Is Giving All of Us Anxiety

Here's how to calm down when you're waiting for a text.
Ankita Rao
7.3.18
global health

An HIV Outbreak in India Was Traced Back to a Fake Doctor

Unqualified doctors are a widespread problem in India, where the gaps between public health services can foster unregulated private clinics.
Ankita Rao
1.10.18
Iran protests

Iran Is Blocking the Internet to Shut Down Protests

Reports say mobile services like Telegram have been shut down as protests continue across the country.
Ankita Rao
1.2.18