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tech-social-media

A Popular YouTuber Read the Christchurch ‘Manifesto’ to Half a Million Subscribers

YouTube left the video online for over two days, allowing it to generate tens of thousands of views and spread to other channels.
Joseph Cox
5.14.19
Hacking

Google Thought My Phone Number Was Facebook’s and It Ruined My Life

A quirk in Google’s search algorithm turned me into Facebook’s customer support.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
5.10.19
automation

Hey Google! Is It Cool If My Emails Have Some Fucking Personality?

Gmail's new tools are supposed to make life easier, but they suck the humanity out of writing an email.
Eve Peyser
10.25.18
News

All The News You Need To Read This Morning

GCSE results show the gender gap is narrowing.
VICE Staff
8.23.18
Google

Why Is Google Translate Spitting Out Sinister Religious Prophecies?

Google Translate is moonlighting as a deranged oracle – and experts say it’s likely because of the spooky nature of neural networks.
Jon Christian
7.24.18
vegans

Google's New Eggless 'Inclusive' Salad Made a Bunch of People Mad

A UK group has accused the company of giving in to vegans' "warped ideology."
Jelisa Castrodale
6.11.18
Munchies

Google Removes Egg from Salad Emoji to Make It ‘More Inclusive’ for Vegans

Hi. Sorry. This is dumb. Bye.
Ruby Lott-Lavigna
6.7.18
WTF

Vineyard Owner Sues Google Over Negative Reviews Calling the Winery a 'Toilet'

The reviews also describe the wine as tasting like "geriatric vagina."
Jelisa Castrodale
6.4.18
Google Photos

I Tried to Watch a Video of a Puppy and Accidentally Sent Every Photo I’ve Ever Taken to Google

Google Photos auto-syncs when you connect to Wi-Fi. Accidentally turning it on even once means you might end up uploading all of your photos to Google's servers.
Jason Koebler
5.21.18
transportation

The Neighbourhood Where Google Plans to Kill the Private Car

Inside the Internet giant’s plan to build a utopian car-free neighbourhood on Toronto’s waterfront.
Geoff Dembicki
5.8.18
News

All The News You Need To Read This Morning

Corbyn wants under-25s to have free bus passes.
VICE Staff
4.12.18
Internet Insecurity

Chrome Is Scanning Files on Your Computer, and People Are Freaking Out

Some cybersecurity experts and regular users were surprised to learn about a Chrome tool that scans Windows computers for malware. But there’s no reason to freak out about it.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
4.5.18
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