There Are Two Types of People Now: Online Shoppers and the People Who Serve Them
New cases of coronavirus at Amazon and FreshDirect warehouses show the human toll of shopping online.
Right to Repair
Hospitals Need to Repair Ventilators. Manufacturers Are Making That Impossible
We are seeing how the monopolistic repair and lobbying practices of medical device companies are making our response to the coronavirus pandemic harder.
Amazon's Supply Chain Is Breaking and Small Businesses Are Screwed
Amazon Prime is breaking amid the coronavirus panic and independent sellers who rely on its services are getting locked out.
Edward Ongweso Jr
Legendary Piracy App Popcorn Time Comes Back From the Dead During Coronavirus Pandemic
Popcorn Time, the 'Netflix for piracy,' has suddenly come back online while much of the world locks themselves in their homes.
The Gig Economy Is a Public Health Risk
The gig economy's plan for workers: Keep working until you get the deadly pandemic with an unknown death rate. Then self-isolate and hope you don't die.
Edward Ongweso Jr
A Mobile Voting App That's Already in Use Is Filled With Critical Flaws
Voatz, a mobile voting app that's already been piloted in some elections, is filled with 'severe' security vulnerabilities. Voatz's CEO isn't worried about it.
Amazon Is Out of Toilet Paper and It Wont Answer Our Emails
Thanks to the coronavirus, the world’s largest retailer is having trouble delivering the basics.
Lauren Kaori Gurley
Crisis Capitalism: How to Use the Coronavirus Pandemic to Sell Your Product
A nonexhaustive sample of the hundreds of coronavirus press releases we've gotten in the last week.
Utah Spent $250k on a Surveillance Startup Instead of Life-Saving Drugs
The Utah Department of Health wanted to buy naloxone, which reverses the effects of an opioid overdose. The state gave it to an AI company instead.
Surveillance Firm Banjo Used a Secret Company and Fake Apps to Scrape Social Media
One former employee said the secret company called Pink Unicorn Labs was doing the same thing as Cambridge Analytica, "but more nefariously, arguably."
This Small Company Is Turning Utah Into a Surveillance Panopticon
Banjo is applying artificial intelligence to government-owned surveillance and traffic cameras across the entire state of Utah to tell police about "anomalies."
Facebook Has Canceled Its Massive Developer Conference Because of Coronavirus
Facebook's huge conference is no longer happening over Covid-19 fears.