TikTok Users Are Inventing Wild Theories to Explain Its Mysterious Algorithm
No one knows how TikTok’s For You page algorithm works, so users have taken it upon themselves to construct their own theories.
Everything You Need to Know About Ring, Amazon’s Surveillance Camera Company
How does Ring partner with police? Are there privacy concerns with Ring doorbells? What is the Neighbors app? What we’ve learned from 1,400 pages of public records.
Revealed: The Secret Scripts Amazon Give to Cops to Promote Ring Surveillance Cameras
Documents obtained by Motherboard reveal that Ring provides 46 standardised comments that cops can post on social media, and several documents with scripted responses to possible questions from the public.
FaceApp Isn't Creepy Because It's Russian, It's Creepy Because It's Capitalist
Amazon Provided Police with 'Heat Maps' of Package Theft for Sting Operation
Amazon created package loss data heat maps and performed "data analysis" that helped a police department plan and carry out a package theft sting operation.
How Amazon and the Cops Set Up a Joint, Pointless Sting Operation
Behind-the-scenes emails show how Amazon and Ring worked with police in Aurora, Colorado to make people scared of each other.
Thousands of Facebook Groups Go Secret in Fear of the Great 'Zuccing'
Mass panic is the reason all of your Facebook groups just went secret.
Jeff Bezos Is a Post-Earth Capitalist
Bezos admits that the limitless growth that made him the world's richest man is incompatible with a habitable Earth.
AirPods Are a Tragedy
Apple claims that AirPods are building a “wireless future.” Lay people think they're a symbol of disposable wealth. The truth is bleaker.
Why People Are Eating Chalk on Instagram
There are tens of thousands of "ASMR" chalk-eating videos on Instagram.
Friends with Benefits in Antarctica are Known as 'Ice Husbands and Wives'
“I refer to myself as being in the Lucky Lucky Seven Club, as in, I've gotten lucky on all seven continents. I mean, wouldn't you?”