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.
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.
Create Self-Destructing Websites With This Simple Tool
What if you could create your own easily destructible website by just visiting a URL?
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 £25 Counterfeit AirPods
If AirPods are the crude results of capitalism's machinery, then what do counterfeit AirPods say about us?
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.
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.