Tech

Facebook Pays $52M Settlement Over Horrific Working Conditions of its Content Moderators

The severe PTSD symptoms experienced by many of Facebook's content moderators were just the start of the problems.

Facebook “Scales Back” Their Controversial Cryptocurrency Plan

What was once heralded by the company as a "revolutionary" new payment system now amounts to little more than a copy of PayPal.

When it Comes to the Internet, Chinese Practices are Neither Desirable Nor Inevitable

A response to Jack Goldsmith and Andrew Keane Woods.

Uncritically Inflating Government Surveillance Amid COVID-19 Crackdown is a Mistake

The fear generated by this global pandemic presents ample opportunity to carelessly inflate the size of the surveillance state. We can't let that happen.

YouTube Joins Netflix in Mass Video Downgrade for Pandemic Overloads

YouTube is joining other big tech platforms in a global effort to reduce strains on the internet as engagements increase during the coronavirus outbreak.

YouTube Warns of Increased Video Removals Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Social isolation policies all over the world mean that YouTube is having to rely even more on its notoriously imperfect AI to moderate content on the platform during the pandemic.

Facebook Temporarily Abandons Cryptocurrency Plans Amid Congressional Pressure to Regulate

Though earlier reports of completely abandoning the project seem to be false, it's clear that Facebook plans to seriously alter their original cryptocurrency ambitions.

Australian Lawsuit Targets Facebook for $500B Over Cambridge Analytica

Australia’s communications commission is suing Facebook over for its role in allowing a deceptive phone app to secretly invade the privacy of 87 million users.

New Section 230 Changes Threaten Online Civil Rights Under the Guise of Fighting Child Porn

Though the EARN IT Act has a clearly admirable goal, it's implications for free speech and privacy online are disastrous.

Mike Bloomberg is Paying Influencers to Post Memes About Him

Bloomberg's campaign thinks memes are the foil to Trump's social media reach.

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