Right to Repair

Why Tens of Thousands of Perfectly Good, Donated iPhones Are Shredded Every Year

A single electronics recycler has had to destroy 66,000 iPhones in the last three years because of the iPhone's Activation Lock.
Jason Koebler
4.14.19
Science

There's an Ocean Deep Inside the Earth

The discovery of a rare gem shows that there an enormous water reservoir in the Earth's mantle.
Jason Koebler
4.1.19
In Moderation

Facebook Bans White Nationalism and White Separatism

After a civil rights backlash, Facebook will now treat white nationalism and separatism the same as white supremacy, and will direct users who try to post that content to a nonprofit that helps people leave hate groups.
Joseph Cox
Jason Koebler
3.28.19
In Moderation

How Facebook Trains Content Moderators

Facebook's former head of training talks about how the company decides whether a person is cut out to look at hateful, violent, and graphic content all day.
Jason Koebler
2.26.19

We Should Replace Facebook With Personal Websites

Personal websites and email can replace most of what people like about Facebook—namely the urge to post about their lives online.
Jason Koebler
12.19.18
privacy

Delete All Your Apps

It's not just Facebook: Android and iOS’s App Stores have incentivized an app economy where free apps make money by selling your personal data and location history to advertisers.
Jason Koebler
12.11.18
Facebook

How 50 Million Facebook Users Were Hacked

Facebook revealed more details about how hackers exploited three distinct bugs to get the ability to control up to 50 million users’ accounts.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
Jason Koebler
9.30.18

Facebook Hacked, 50 Million Users Affected

Facebook "discovered a security issue" that the company said allowed attackers to "take over people's accounts."
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
Jason Koebler
9.29.18
SmartPhones

Turn Off Push Notifications

Notifications are no longer used to notify you of anything—they’re used by apps to beg for attention.
Jason Koebler
9.22.18
In Moderation

Facebook Is Reviewing its Policy on White Nationalism After Motherboard Investigation, Civil Rights Backlash

"Facebook ignores centuries of history, legal precedent, and expert scholarship that all establish that white nationalism and white separatism are white supremacy."
Joseph Cox
Jason Koebler
9.20.18
Apple

Buying an iPhone XS Is Bad for the Planet

Keeping your old iPhone 'is the best thing for the planet,' Apple says as it introduces the iPhone XS.
Jason Koebler
9.14.18
roll your blunts

Neil deGrasse Tyson Patiently, Joyously Explains to Paparazzi What Would Happen if You Smoked Weed in Space

The universe is truly beautiful.
Jason Koebler
9.13.18
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