Hundreds of Americans Planted 'Chinese Mystery Seeds'
What I learned by reading thousands of internal emails about the Chinese mystery seeds.
USPS Delays 'Far Worse Than We Were Told,' Internal Docs Show
Across the board, “on-time” scores have fallen sharply since early July, the presentations show.
These Are the Plans and Permits for Steve Bannon's Border Wall
Documents obtained using a public records request shows We Build the Wall's plans. Bannon and his alleged coconspirators were arrested Thursday.
Right to Repair
Why Repair Techs Are Hacking Ventilators With DIY Dongles From Poland
As COVID-19 surges, hospitals and independent biomedical technicians have turned to a global grey-market for hardware and software to circumvent manufacturer repair locks and keep life-saving ventilators running.
Incoherent Conspiracy Suggests Ghislaine Maxwell Is a Powerful Redditor
The baseless "MaxwellHill" conspiracy shows how companies have failed to protect random users who have somehow become the subject of social media frenzies.
Silicon Valley Elite Discuss Journalists Having Too Much Power in Private App
In leaked audio from an invite-only app, venture capitalists pondered everything they think is wrong with journalism.
The Great Ban: Reddit Bans 2,000 Communities Including the_donald, ChapoTrapHouse
"Communities and users that promote hate based on identity or vulnerability will be banned."
Did a Barista Put a Tampon in a Cop's Frappuccino? An Investigation
"LAPD one looks like it was sitting in a coffee cup for a week on someone's dashboard."
Minnesota Freedom Fund
What Happens When a Small Charity Raises Millions of Dollars Overnight
The Minnesota Freedom Fund has spent just $200k of the $31 million it raised in the aftermath of George Floyd's death. Here's why.
It’s Time to Archive the Internet Archive
Publishers are suing the Internet Archive for its emergency library, putting the whole project in danger.
Amazon Puts 1-Year Ban on Police Use of its Biased Facial Recognition Software
"Rekognition" has been shown time and time again to be ineffective and biased. Rather than shelving it altogether, Amazon is putting a one-year moratorium on police use of it.
The Police Are Gaslighting America
Reformers said body cameras and video evidence would stop police brutality. Instead, we're being told to not believe our own eyes.