Edward Ongweso Jr

facial-recognition

This College Banned Students From Even Discussing Facial Recognition

After the ACLU said a community college in Michigan was violating its students’ First Amendment rights, the school partially relented.
Edward Ongweso Jr
2 days ago
facial-recognition

UCLA Abandons Plans to Use Facial Recognition After Backlash

“Let this be a lesson to other school administrators: if you try to experiment on your campus with racist, invasive surveillance technology, we will come for you. And we don't lose."
Edward Ongweso Jr
3 days ago
facial-recognition

This Senate Bill Would Ban Federal Use of Facial Recognition

Jeff Merkley and Cory Booker have introduced a Senate bill to place a moratorium until regulations are passed by Congress.
Edward Ongweso Jr
3 days ago
amazon

Jeff Bezos’ $10B 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
4 days ago
gig economy

California Introduces Law to Stop Delivery Apps Screwing Over Restaurants

The assembly bill is the latest silo in California's war against Silicon Valley's exploitative practices.
Edward Ongweso Jr
2.12.20
DoNotPay

This App Automatically Cancels and Sues Robocallers

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

Instead of Highlighting Diverse Authors, This Publisher Just Made Peter Pan Black

A lazy attempt to wipe away racial bias with AI backfired spectacularly, as these things tend to go.
Edward Ongweso Jr
2.5.20
uber

Uber Suspends 240 Accounts, Just in Case They Have Coronavirus

Uber suspended not just hundreds of riders but two drivers from the platform, temporarily cutting them off from a source of income.
Edward Ongweso Jr
2.4.20
Bernie Sanders

daSharez0ne’s Admin Explains Why They Endorsed Bernie Sanders

“TAX THE BILLIONAIR’S SO THEY GIVE US BACK THE MONEY THEY MADE FROM US. FUCK JEFF BENZOS.”
Edward Ongweso Jr
2.3.20
bathrooms

Gig Workers Have Nowhere to Pee

"We’re spending more money at restaurants than a customer would spend on the same order, and many of us would just like to wash our hands when we pick up food."
Edward Ongweso Jr
Lauren Kaori Gurley
1.31.20
Facebook

Facebook Hires Fox News Producer Who Has Poisoned Boomer Brains for Years

Williams, whose long tenure at Fox News included several years at 'Fox and Friends,' will work on editorial video strategy at the social network.
Edward Ongweso Jr
1.29.20
CAPITALISM

Food Delivery Apps Are a Confusing Mess

Just ordering dinner in 2020 is fraught with uncertainty as apps have taken over: Does the restaurant really do delivery? Is the 'restaurant' even a restaurant?
Edward Ongweso Jr
1.28.20
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