Edward Ongweso Jr

Facebook

You Can’t Boycott a Monopoly

The #StopProfitForHate is a noble campaign, but Facebook won’t permanently change unless we break its monopoly.
Edward Ongweso Jr
3 days ago
Twitter

Twitter’s COVID-19 Misinformation Filter Was So Broken It Became a Meme

For a few hours, every single tweet mentioning 5G or oxygen was labeled misinformation.
Edward Ongweso Jr
6.29.20
police abolition

Police and Big Tech Are Partners in Crime. We Need to Abolish Them Both

Silicon Valley has made billions of dollars empowering the police by pitching surveillance and data analysis technology as unbiased. It’s not.
Edward Ongweso Jr
6.26.20
police

'Defund the Police' Actually Means Defunding the Police

Reformist initiatives like "8 Can't Wait" have already failed. Here's what you need to know about defunding and abolishing the police.
Edward Ongweso Jr
6.9.20
tech-opinion

Brave: Corporations Stand In Solidarity With the Communities They Exploit

Amazon, which provides the technical backbone of ICE and plotted to smear a fired Black organiser, says it "stands in solidarity with the Black community" in the "fight against racism and injustice". And that's just the beginning.
Edward Ongweso Jr
6.4.20
COVID-19

Amazon Delivery Driver Says He Was Fired For Asking About Coronavirus

An Amazon "Delivery Service Partner" called FAE Distributors told workers that there "is no room for negativity" during the pandemic.
Edward Ongweso Jr
5.21.20
Coronavirus

Coronavirus Proves Only Structural Changes Can Avert Climate Apocalypse

We are still screwed if we do not permanently alter how we produce and consume energy as a civilisation.
Edward Ongweso Jr
5.5.20
death cult

The Proto-Communist Plan to Resurrect Everyone Who Ever Lived

Russian cosmists believed that to form an equitable society we must have universal immortality and resurrection of the dead.
Edward Ongweso Jr
4.23.20
Coronavirus

Drivers Feel Abandoned by Uber and Lyft as Coronavirus Pandemic Emerges

A lack of communication and Uber's past method of tackling Covid-19 doesn't inspire confidence.
Edward Ongweso Jr
3.1.20
Silicon Valley

How a Web Design Company Crowdfunded Millions and Completely Disappeared

The Grid suddenly locked customers out of their websites and went silent for a year. Now, the CEO says he was naive. "I can imagine there's a few people who are pissed off."
Edward Ongweso Jr
2.25.20
amazon

Jeff Bezos' $10 Billion Earth Fund Can’t Undo Amazon’s Damage

It’s still too little too late from one of the world's biggest polluters.
Edward Ongweso Jr
2.19.20
DoNotPay

This App Automatically Cancels and Sues Robocallers

It's the newest offering from consumer advocacy group DoNotPay.
Edward Ongweso Jr
2.12.20
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