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.
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.
FEMA ‘Buy-Outs’ of Flood-Prone Homes Are More Likely in Richer, Densely Populated Areas
A new Science Advances study found that poor neighborhoods in richer, more densely populated areas are more likely to implement voluntary buy-outs of flood prone areas than, say, poor neighborhoods in poor areas.
TikTok, the App Without Time, Is Testing a Timestamp Feature
TikTok, the explosively popular video app, is testing a time stamp feature in the “Following” tab of select users.
36 Civil Rights Groups Demand End to Amazon’s Partnerships with Police
Over 30 civil rights groups are calling on local, state, and federal officials to end police partnerships with Ring, Amazon’s home surveillance company.
Which Columbia Professor Canceled Class Because They Poisoned Themselves With Cyanide? An Investigation
On Monday, a Columbia student tweeted that their professor canceled class because they poisoned themselves with cyanide. Here is our story.
Airbnb's Antarctic 'Sabbatical' Is the Next Evolution in Crisis Capitalism
Airbnb is sending five volunteers on a one month “citizen science” trip to Antarctica so that they may become ambassadors for the continent, and more importantly, Airbnb.
Create Self-Destructing Websites With This Simple Tool
What if you could create your own easily destructible website by just visiting a URL?
Climate Change Could Erase Human History. These Archivists Are Trying to Save It
Climate change making the word hotter, more humid, and more stormy—all conditions that put sensitive paper archives at risk. This problem is forcing us to ask, which histories will we choose to remember?
MoviePass Is Shutting Down on September 14
The movie-watching subscription service is shutting down its services on September 14, according to a news wire press release.
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 X.
Ring Has Given ‘Active Camera’ Maps of Its Customers to Police
Several months before Ring donated 80 Ring doorbells to the Gwinnett County Police Department, Ring gave two maps of “active” Ring cameras in the county to police.