tech

Far right

Here’s How Big Far Right Social Network Gab Has Actually Gotten

Gab has experienced a huge growth spurt in the first half of 2019, a worrying sign of the spread of hateful ideologies and radicalization online.
David Gilbert
20 hours ago
labor

Here’s the Memo About the ‘Burden of Being Black at Google’

Read the full memo written by a departing Google employee on his experience as a Black person at Google.
Motherboard Staff
2 days ago
scams

WeWork Celebrates Losing $1.6 Billion by Going Public

Losing money is what hot tech startups do best.
Allie Conti
3 days ago
8chan

8chan Has Been Taken Offline Again

8chan was once again taken offline Monday, hours after it managed to get itself back online.
David Gilbert
8.5.19
platforms

YouTube Has Been Harvesting Kids' Data for Years and the FTC Seems Fine with That

YouTube wants to put the responsibility on content creators to turn off ads for kids under 13.
David Uberti
7.9.19
tech

Senators Want to Put a Price Tag on Your Data to Protect You Against Big Tech

The proposed bill would give users a peek under the hood. And tech critics say that could be a crucial step toward holding Silicon Valley giants accountable.
David Uberti
6.24.19
Scam Academy

Teens Hacked Their Teacher's Computer to Change Grades for Money

"It wasn't necessarily the most legal thing, but something to do that was sort of fun."
Anonymous
5.28.19
healthcare

Twitter's New Vaccine Feature Won't Stop Anti-Vaxxers

Twitter joins Pinterest, Facebook, and YouTube in trying to filter out vaccine misinformation online. But will it be enough?
Shayla Love
5.15.19
tech

A Facebook Co-Founder Just Called Mark Zuckerberg’s Power “un-American”

“The most problematic aspect of Facebook’s power is Mark’s unilateral control over speech.”
David Uberti
5.9.19
climate change

Who’s Going to Tell the Royal Baby That Our Planet Is Unequivocally Dying?

Good luck, kid.
Derek Mead
5.6.19
repair

Bernie Sanders Calls for a National Right-to-Repair Law for Farmers

Sanders becomes the third presidential candidate to say that farmers should have the ability to fix their own tractors.
Matthew Gault
5.5.19
location data

Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint, and AT&T Hit With Class Action Lawsuit Over Selling Customers’ Location Data

The lawsuits come after a Motherboard investigation showed AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile sold phone location data that ended up with bounty hunters, and The New York Times covered an instance of Verizon selling data.
Joseph Cox
5.4.19
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