We Talked to People Who Are Boycotting Amazon Prime Day
People are claiming that they plan on boycotting Amazon Prime Day. Motherboard spoke with four of these people and asked why they’re boycotting.
Amazon Provided Police with 'Heat Maps' of Package Theft for Sting Operation
Amazon created package loss data heat maps and performed “data analysis” that helped a police department plan and carry out a package theft sting operation.
‘Phones Cause Teens to Grow Horns’ Is a Dumb Tech Moral Panic
Some amount of young people may have tiny bones growing from the base of their skulls. But don’t freak out.
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.
There’s No ‘Correct’ Way to Moderate the Nancy Pelosi Video
When Facebook announced it wouldn’t take down an altered viral video of Nancy Pelosi, experts disagreed as to whether or not the platform made the right call. But there may not be a right call.
YouTube Is Ending the Era of the Subscriber Count Beef
Live subscriber count tools like the one offered by Social Blade will be impossible starting in August, when YouTube plans on abbreviating public-facing subscriber counts.
FCC Ignores History, Plans to Rubber Stamp T-Mobile/Sprint Merger
Experts say reducing the number of major wireless competitors will make phone plans more expensive for everyone.
Thousands of Facebook Groups Go Secret in Fear of the Great 'Zuccing'
Mass panic is the reason all of your Facebook groups just went secret.
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.
Google Workers Sit-In to Protest Alleged Retaliation Against Women Who Report Sexual Harassment
The organizers say they've been retaliated against, six months after a massive, worldwide walkout.
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.
If We're Going to Break Up Big Tech, We Shouldn’t Forget Big Telecom
Senator Elizabeth Warren proposed breaking up tech giants Facebook, Google, and Amazon on Friday—but big telecom is in dire need of the same treatment.