Incoherent Conspiracy Suggests Ghislaine Maxwell Is a Powerful Redditor
The baseless "MaxwellHill" conspiracy shows how companies have failed to protect random users who have somehow become the subject of social media frenzies.
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Right to Repair
Why Repair Techs Are Hacking Ventilators With DIY Dongles From Poland
Hospitals and independent biomedical technicians have turned to a global grey-market to keep life-saving ventilators running.
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Silicon Valley Elite Discuss Journalists Having Too Much Power in Private App
In leaked audio from an invite-only app, venture capitalists pondered everything they think is wrong with journalism.
Reddit Bans 2,000 Communities Including the_donald, ChapoTrapHouse
The move is already being called "the Great Ban."
How Is Twitter Going to Moderate These Voice Recordings?
Audio recordings are notoriously difficult to moderate, and Twitter already has a harassment and white supremacist problem.
Minnesota Freedom Fund
What Happens When a Small Charity Raises Millions of Dollars Overnight
The Minnesota Freedom Fund has spent just $200k of the $31 million it raised in the aftermath of George Floyd's death. Here's why.
Amazon Puts 1-Year Ban on Police Use of its Biased Facial Recognition Software
"Rekognition" has been shown time and time again to be ineffective and biased. Rather than shelving it altogether, Amazon is putting a one-year moratorium on police use of it.
LA Residents Endlessly Roast the LAPD in World's Most Satisfying Zoom Call
For more than six hours, caller after caller demanded the resignation of LAPD police chief Michel Moore.
Trump’s Executive Order Could Ruin the Internet Over a Twitter Beef
Trump's ongoing tantrum about Twitter fact-checking has led to an executive order that seeks to clarify section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.
Local News Stations Run Propaganda Segment Scripted and Produced by Amazon
At least 11 TV stations aired an identical segment written and produced by Amazon’s PR team.
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super smash bros
Archivists Frantically Hunt Footage of 1999 Super Smash Bros. Boxing Match
The best we have right now are low-res screenshots of Mario fighting Donkey Kong from an ancient internet livestream.
Amazon VP Resigns, Calls Company ‘Chickenshit’ for Firing Protesting Workers
Tim Bray says the company has become 'toxic' and the firings are 'designed to create a climate of fear.'