Samantha Cole

YouTube

YouTube Moderator Training Included Videos of Beheading and Rape, Lawsuit Alleges

A former contracted content moderator at YouTube is bringing a class action lawsuit against the platform, claiming the job gave her severe PTSD, anxiety and depression.
Samantha Cole
2 days ago
Archive

The Internet Archive Has a New Tool to Save Research Papers From Vanishing

Following a shocking report that hundreds of journals have been lost online, the Internet Archive Scholar lets users search open-access works and add their own to a catalog.
Samantha Cole
9.17.20
wildfires

People Are Making DIY Air Purifiers to Cope With Wildfire Smoke Indoors

With air purifiers selling out, taping some filters to a box fan isn't a bad alternative.
Samantha Cole
9.15.20
PayPal

PayPal Is Stalling Cute Tardigrade Merch—and a Notorious Weapons Dealer Is to Blame

"Tardigrade Limited" is why people are seeing errors while ordering their cute water bear ornaments on PayPal.
Samantha Cole
9.11.20

How a Petition to Shut Down Pornhub Got Two Million Signatures

The TraffickingHub campaign has convinced millions of people that one of the largest porn platforms needs to go.
Samantha Cole
9.1.20
porn

'Wet Ass Postage:' Sexualizing the Post Office to Save the USPS 

"We must sexualize the USPS in order to save it" might be one of the most emblematic statements made all year—but the post office has long been horny as hell.
Samantha Cole
8.31.20
Gaming

This Guy Turned a Watermelon Into a Game Boy

A Singapore-based university student played 'Pokemon Emerald' on a watermelon. 
Samantha Cole
8.25.20
boars

That Wild Boar Who Stole a Nude Man's Laptop Might Have to Die 

Nothing is pure anymore, not even photos of a naked guy chasing a wild pig who stole his laptop.
Samantha Cole
8.19.20
DRONES

Internal Emails Show Mayor Trying to Kill the Fun at 'Bare Ass Beach' 

An unsanctioned nude beach in Minnesota has caused quite the hassle for cops and city officials, emails and documents obtained by Motherboard show.
Samantha Cole
8.18.20
AI

Listen to r/Relationships Threads Read by an AI-Generated David Attenborough

Using machine learning models, software developer Garett MacGowan created a channel that auto-uploads Attenborough narrating Reddit threads to YouTube.
Samantha Cole
8.13.20
Tech

Reddit Bans Racist, Sexist Community After Being Called Out by Alexis Ohanian 

The Reddit co-founder and former board member is in the same position as the rest of us now: reporting abuse from the outside and hoping for the best.
Samantha Cole
8.11.20
TikTok

'TwikTwok' Turns Twitter Into TikTok

The browser-based app is a feed of Twitter's top videos, and it's oddly soothing to scroll through. 
Samantha Cole
8.10.20
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