Epic Systems

Watch: Epic Uses Immunocompromised VP to Convince Workers the Office Is Safe

Workers at the healthcare giant are revolting because they're being required to return to work. A tone-deaf return-to-work hype video isn't helping matters.
Jason Koebler
2 days ago
TikTok

Trump Declares TikTok a 'National Emergency,' Officially Moves to Ban it

The executive order would make American 'transactions' with TikTok illegal in 45 days.
Jason Koebler
3 days ago
Right to Repair

Congress Will Consider National Right-to-Repair Legislation for Medical Equipment

The "Critical Medical Infrastructure Right-to-Repair Act of 2020" is the first time Congress has ever considered a bill that would break manufacturer repair monopolies.
Matthew Gault
Jason Koebler
3 days ago
Games News

Lawyers Demand the Army Stop Violating First Amendment on Twitch

The lawyers also demanded in the letter that both the Army and Navy’s esports teams 'adopt and publish written policies to ensure that others are not banned from these channels in the future based on viewpoint.'
Matthew Gault
Jason Koebler
7.22.20
Internet

Twitter 'Blacklists' Lead the Company Into Another Trump Supporter Conspiracy

A conservative mindset primed for conspiracy and Twitter's opaque moderation methods are a recipe for a scandal.
Emanuel Maiberg
Jason Koebler
7.16.20
Ghislaine Maxwell

Incoherent Conspiracy Suggests Ghislaine Maxwell Is a Powerful Redditor

The baseless "MaxwellHill" conspiracy shows how companies have failed to protect random users who have somehow become the subject of social media frenzies.
Jason Koebler
7.9.20
Right to Repair

Why Repair Techs Are Hacking Ventilators With DIY Dongles From Poland

As COVID-19 surges, hospitals and independent biomedical technicians have turned to a global grey-market for hardware and software to circumvent manufacturer repair locks and keep life-saving ventilators running.
Jason Koebler
7.9.20
Clubhouse

Silicon Valley Elite Discuss Journalists Having Too Much Power in Private App

In leaked audio from an invite-only app, venture capitalists pondered everything they think is wrong with journalism.
Jason Koebler
Anna Merlan
Joseph Cox
7.2.20
Reddit

The Great Ban: Reddit Bans 2,000 Communities Including the_donald, ChapoTrapHouse

"Communities and users that promote hate based on identity or vulnerability will be banned."
Jason Koebler
6.29.20
face recognition

Detroit Police Chief: Facial Recognition Software Misidentifies 96% of the Time

Detroit regulated facial recognition software. It's still used only on Black people.
Jason Koebler
6.29.20
LAPD

Did a Barista Put a Tampon in a Cop's Frappuccino? An Investigation

"LAPD one looks like it was sitting in a coffee cup for a week on someone's dashboard."
Jason Koebler
Tim Marchman
6.23.20
Twitter

How Is Twitter Going to Moderate These Voice Recordings?

Audio recordings are notoriously difficult to moderate, and Twitter already has a harassment and white supremacist problem.
Jason Koebler
6.17.20
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