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Google

This Artist Is Hacking Google to Create Surreal Street View Art

Brooklyn-based artist Jason Isolini has inserted over 42 immersive pieces of art into Google Maps’s Street View tool.
Caroline Haskins
6.19.19
tech-science

Viral Images Show a Huge Spider Preying on a Possum in Tasmania

It’s not even the first time this year that a spider made news for capturing a possum.
Becky Ferreira
6.19.19
security

Amazon’s Home Surveillance Company Is Putting Suspected Petty Thieves in its Advertisements

Ring, Amazon's doorbell company, posted a video of a woman suspected of a crime and asked users to call the cops with information.
Samantha Cole
6.6.19
Space

Jeff Bezos Is a Post-Earth Capitalist

Bezos admits that the limitless growth that made him the world's richest man is incompatible with a habitable Earth.
Caroline Haskins
5.10.19
tech-internet

SpaceX and Amazon Hope to Deliver Cheap Broadband With Low-Orbit Satellites

A new study shows how more broadband options should bring lower prices, assuming the promises pan out.
Karl Bode
5.10.19
amazon

Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition Violates Kids' Rights, Civil Rights Groups Say

Twenty-one groups and coalitions filed a complaint with the FTC alleging that Amazon breaks the law and violates kids’ privacy rights with the Echo Dot Kids Edition.
Caroline Haskins
5.9.19
amazon

Amazon Is Hiring a News Editor for Its ‘Neighborhood Watch’ App

Neighbors, the ‘neighborhood watch’ app that accompanies Amazon-owned Ring doorbell cameras, is hiring a Managing Editor for news alerts in the app.
Caroline Haskins
4.30.19
big tech

Big Tech Lobbying Gutted a Bill That Would Ban Recording You Without Consent

The Illinois Keep Internet Devices Safe Act would have empowered average people to sue big companies for recording them without consent, but industry association lobbying defanged it.
Rob Dozier
4.12.19
amazon

How Amazon Helped Cops Set Up a Package Theft Sting Operation

Internal documents obtained by Motherboard detail the planning of an anti-package theft operation that used fake Amazon boxes rigged with GPS location trackers.
Caroline Haskins
4.11.19
Features

Seattle's Fight to Save The Showbox, Its Most Important Venue

Artists like Pearl Jam and Duke Ellington once graced its stage. Now activists are trying to save it from demolition.
Alex Coffey
4.8.19
Another Day Another Hack

Third Parties Left 540 Million Facebook Records on the Public Internet

The exposures didn’t come from Facebook itself, but do show how data generated by one company can end up exposed thanks to another service.
Joseph Cox
4.3.19
Late Capitalism

Going Cashless Looks More and More Like a Capitalist Scam

Lawmakers argue bans on cashless stores could protect tens of millions of Americans without access to credit cards.
Ankita Rao
3.22.19
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