TikTok

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.
Caroline Haskins
10.11.19
Censorship

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.
Caroline Haskins
10.11.19

TikTok, the App Without Time, Is Testing a Timestamp Feature

TikTok, the explosively popular video app, is testing a time stamp feature in the “Following” tab of select users.
Caroline Haskins
10.8.19
climate change

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?
Caroline Haskins
9.17.19
Tesla

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.
Caroline Haskins
9.9.19
AirPods

Review: Three Different Pairs of $30 Counterfeit AirPods

If AirPods are the crude results of capitalism's machinery, then what do counterfeit AirPods say about us?
Jason Koebler
Caroline Haskins
9.3.19
ring

Ring Says It’s Partnered With 405 Police Departments, Here’s What We Still Don’t Know

Ring said in a blog post that it’s partnered with 405 law enforcement agencies, after months of refusing to disclose this information to reporters. We still have a lot of questions.
Caroline Haskins
8.28.19
machine learning

This AI Gives Emojis Real Faces and the Results Are Horrifying

If you train a machine learning tool to find human features in emojis, the results are not pretty.
Caroline Haskins
8.27.19
Instagram

Clueless Celebrities Are Making an Instagram Hoax Go Viral

Countless users are sharing a version of an Instagram post that falsely claims the platform will “disclose" after an unspecified time “tomorrow.”
Caroline Haskins
8.21.19
Palantir

ICE Just Renewed Its Contract With Palantir

Despite organized protests around the country, Immigration and Customs Enforcement just renewed its contract with Peter Thiel’s data aggregation and surveillance company.
Caroline Haskins
8.21.19
ring

Cities Asked Ring to Share ‘Registry Lists’ of Customers Who Bought Surveillance Cameras

Police want the names and addresses of people who own Ring cameras so they can tap into a private surveillance network.
Caroline Haskins
8.20.19
Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders Is the First Candidate to Call for Ban on Facial Recognition

The Democratic candidate for president published a criminal justice overhaul plan on Sunday which called, among other things, for a ban on the government use of facial recognition.
Caroline Haskins
8.20.19
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