Silicon Valley

documentaries

Hunting Silicon Valley's Doomsday Bunkers in New Zealand

In this new documentary, VICE looks for the one percent's apocalypse bunkers.
Matthew Gault
5.10.19
Culture

'The Inventor' Doesn't Bring Anything New to Elizabeth Holmes's Story

Theranos profited off telling a juicy scammer tale. That story is still profitable, because we can't stop telling it.
Nicole Clark
3.20.19
Scenes

Silicon Valley's Latest Bizarre Craze Is 'Organized Intimacy'

Eye contact parties, cuddle puddles, 'conscious dance.' The Bay Area has changed in a lot of ways, but still knows how to get kinky.
Andrew Chamings
3.7.19
Late Capitalism

'Income Sharing' Is Wall Street's Potentially Predatory Alternative to Student Loans

The Hot New Millennial Trend is something critics call "indentured servitude."
Matt Taylor
1.9.19
motherboard

Facebook and Silicon Valley Are Colluding to Profit From Your Personal Data

A New York Times report shows big tech trades personal data like the rest of us trade Pokémon cards.
Jason Koebler
12.19.18
open source

How I Quit Apple, Microsoft, Google, Facebook, and Amazon

A reflection on my month without Apple, Microsoft, Google, Facebook, and Amazon, plus a how-to guide if you want to quit the biggest companies in tech.
Daniel Oberhaus
12.13.18
tech

Google CEO Says No Plan to ‘Launch’ Censored Search Engine in China

In a hearing with the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, Google CEO Sundar Pichai kept saying the company has no plans right now to launch a search product in China. But that response leaves plenty of room to launch when it does want to.
Joseph Cox
12.11.18
motherboard

‘Racial Discrimination at Facebook Is Real’ Says Internal Memo from Former Employee

'There are more Black Lives Matter posters than there are actual Black people," Mark S. Luckie, a high-profile, longtime Silicon Valley employee wrote.
Jason Koebler
11.27.18
The Power and Privilege Issue

The Future of Capitalism Is San Francisco on Steroids

Something’s about to burst, and it might just be society itself.
Rick Paulas
10.22.18
Silicon Valley

Everyone Is Incredibly Angry at This Silicon Valley Exec's Daily Routine

Business Insider documented the boring and healthy life of a San Franciscan and the internet lost its damn mind.
Harry Cheadle
10.19.18
amazon

Amazon Pulled the Plug on an AI Recruitment Tool That Was Biased Against Women

A report from anonymous sources speaking to Reuters sheds light on Amazon’s AI hiring project, and gender bias in tech.
Samantha Cole
10.10.18
The Plug

Black Tech Conferences Offer a Lifeline in a Predominantly White Industry

The Plug took a look at more than 15 annual Black tech conferences to understand if and how these niche conferences are shaping inclusive cultures within the tech industry.
Sherrell Dorsey
9.28.18
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