A Genetic Dating App Is a Horrifying Thing That Shouldn’t Exist
For anyone not white, cis, or male, it’s obvious where all this is going.
As GitHub’s Conference Begins, Five Employees Resign Over ICE Contract
Tech workers are protesting outside of Github’s biggest event of the year—and several speakers have dropped out.
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GitHub CEO Says It Has to Follow Microsoft’s Lead on Working With ICE
Multiple GitHub employees recalled comments from CEO Nat Friedman made during an internal company meeting.
Internal Email Shows GitHub Plans to Renew ICE Contract
Even though GitHub leadership and others oppose ICE’s child separation policy, an internal email suggests GitHub won’t stop ICE from renewing a contract with the tech company.
Musicians Demand Ticketmaster Ban Facial Recognition at Concerts
Tom Morello, Speedy Ortiz, and other major acts are calling on concert promoters to end their use of face recognition before it becomes widespread.
Amazon Says The Face Recognition Tech It Sells to Cops Can Now Detect ‘Fear’
Activists fear more family separations and round-ups as Amazon expands its face surveillance offerings.
Netflix's 'The Great Hack' Misses The Big Picture
The real ‘hack’ isn’t Cambridge Analytica, Facebook, or the 2016 election. It’s the system that made our data tragedies inevitable.
Enter 'The Glass Room,' Where Privacy Goes To Die
A new temporary exhibition in New York City offers an up-close look at the tools of the surveillance state—and how to fight them.
Secret Trade Proposal Would Give Facebook Free Reign to Censor by Algorithm
Leaked documents show TiSA would let companies escape legal liability when removing content—whether by human or algorithm.
Hackers Are Giving San Franciscans Free Subway Rides for Thanksgiving Weekend
SF’s Muni is free this weekend after computer screens started displaying “You Hacked”
Signal Downloads Spiked After Election Results
It’s privacy’s nightmare scenario, and rattled Americans are taking refuge in the popular encrypted messaging app.
Iceland's Pirate Party Gains Ground in Election
The Pirate Party’s hacktivist politics have gained major ground in Iceland.