tech

Far right

Here’s How Big Far Right Social Network Gab Has Actually Gotten

Gab has experienced a huge growth spurt in the first half of 2019, a worrying sign of the spread of hateful ideologies and radicalization online.
David Gilbert
15 hours ago
labor

Here’s the Memo About the ‘Burden of Being Black at Google’

Read the full memo written by a departing Google employee on his experience as a Black person at Google.
Motherboard Staff
2 days ago
scams

WeWork Celebrates Losing $1.6 Billion by Going Public

Losing money is what hot tech startups do best.
Allie Conti
2 days ago
healthcare

Twitter's New Vaccine Feature Won't Stop Anti-Vaxxers

Twitter joins Pinterest, Facebook, and YouTube in trying to filter out vaccine misinformation online. But will it be enough?
Shayla Love
5.15.19
Space

The Moon Might Be Quaking from Stress, Scientists Find

New research analyzes how the moon's surface moves, from a cooled interior to gravitational pulls.
Samantha Cole
5.13.19
tech

A Facebook Co-Founder Just Called Mark Zuckerberg’s Power “un-American”

“The most problematic aspect of Facebook’s power is Mark’s unilateral control over speech.”
David Uberti
5.9.19
Internet Insecurity

Someone Is Hacking GitHub Repositories and Holding Code Ransom

Hackers are trying a novel approach to extort developers of some money.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
5.6.19
climate change

Who’s Going to Tell the Royal Baby That Our Planet Is Unequivocally Dying?

Good luck, kid.
Derek Mead
5.6.19
Culture

Blind People Can Struggle to Understand Memes, So They Made Their Own

Screen-reading software allows visually impaired people to use the internet, but it hits a wall when it comes to memes.
Justin Caffier
4.11.19
Late Capitalism

Millennial Democrats Like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Pete Buttigieg Are Ready to Face Off With Job-Stealing Robots

“We should not be haunted by the specter of being automated out of work.
Ankita Rao
4.1.19
tech

Meet the Scientist Planning to Blast Space Junk out of Orbit With Lasers

Humanity has left 900,000 pieces of garbage orbiting earth. Professor Craig Smith wants a cleanup.
Mirjana Milovanovic
3.28.19
porn

The Secret Trail of Money Behind Those Instagram Porn Bots

You've probably got used to ignoring them, but this is what happens if you click and keep on clicking.
Amelia Tait
3.26.19
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