Tech Companies Didn’t Plan for Chinese Censorship
Tech companies are censoring information about the demonstrations in Hong Kong. Civil liberties experts say this is symptomatic of larger problems.
The Best TikToks of the Week According to Me
I spend a troubling amount of time on the wildly-popular video app, TikTok. The least I can do is round up the best videos I saw this week.
Airbnb's Antarctic 'Sabbatical' Is the Next Evolution in Crisis Capitalism
Airbnb is sending five volunteers on a one month “citizen science” trip to Antarctica so that they may become ambassadors for the continent, and more importantly, Airbnb.
Climate Change Could Erase Human History. These Archivists Are Trying to Save It
Climate change making the word hotter, more humid, and more stormy—all conditions that put sensitive paper archives at risk. This problem is forcing us to ask, which histories will we choose to remember?
Drivers Keep Falling Asleep in Moving Teslas
Footage shared on Twitter Sunday shows a driver and a passenger asleep in what appears to be a Tesla Model S.
TikTok Users Are Inventing Wild Theories to Explain Its Mysterious Algorithm
No one knows how TikTok’s For You page algorithm works, so users have taken it upon themselves to construct their own theories.
Ring Told People to Snitch on Their Neighbors in Exchange for Free Stuff
Ring helped people form private ‘Digital Neighborhood Watches’ where they report ‘suspicious activity’ in exchange for free Ring products and discounts, according to a presentation obtained by Motherboard.
This Meme Explains Why TikTok Isn't Like Any Other Social Media
Point-of-view or POV videos are TikTok’s chameleon genre that give creators room to express themselves, and give TikTok room to come into its own.
FaceApp Isn’t Creepy Because It’s Russian, It's Creepy Because It’s Capitalist
How Amazon and the Cops Set Up an Elaborate Sting Operation That Accomplished Nothing
Behind-the-scenes emails show how Amazon and Ring worked with police in Aurora, Colorado to make people scared of each other.
Firefox Will Give You a Fake Browsing History to Fool Advertisers
Using the 'Track THIS' tool opens up 100 tabs at a time that will make you seem like a hypebeast, a filthy rich person, a doomsday prepper, or an influencer.
This Artist Is Hacking Google to Create Surreal Street View Art
Brooklyn-based artist Jason Isolini has inserted over 42 immersive pieces of art into Google Maps’s Street View tool.