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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.