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Uber Ruthlessly Prioritises 435 People Out of a Job

Uber has laid off 265 engineers and 170 members of its product team because it is a successful company based on sound financials that is not badly in need of a drastic overhaul. Read More >>

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Chloë Grace Moretz’s Twitter Hacked, Apparently by Same Group That Took Over Jack Dorsey’s

Less than a week after CEO Jack Dorsey’s Twitter account was compromised by hackers, actress Chloë Grace Moretz – the 22-year-old actress of Kick-Ass fame – briefly lost control of her account as well. Read More >>

facebook
Facebook is a Dating Platform Now

Facebook – a company that knows everything about you – is a dating platform now. Seemingly it’s deeply invested in getting you to fuck your friends! You can start screaming now, or in unison with me as I read through their announcement post. Read More >>

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YouTube, Which Remains Exhaustingly Inconsistent, Reinstates Several Banned Far-Right Channels

YouTube is absolutely capable of keeping white nationalists from hijacking its platform, but is it even remotely interested in doing so? Sigh along with me as we review the site’s latest exploits. Read More >>

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Jack Dorsey’s Twitter Account Appears to Have Been Hacked

Starting around 8:45pm BST, the account of Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey sent out approximately 20 out-of-character tweets, which included the apparent names of a hacking crew, as well as racial slurs. Read More >>

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Google’s Disgraced Self-Driving Car Wizard Charged With Theft of Trade Secrets

One-time autonomous vehicle wunderkind Anthony Levandowski – the central figure in Waymo’s contentious lawsuit against Uber – has been charged with 33 counts of theft and attempted theft of trade secrets, the New York Times reports, bringing the high-profile corporate espionage case back into the news. Read More >>

amazon
Amazon Sells Everything, Including Tonnes of Unsafe Products: Report

Contrary to what consumers may think, Amazon is not a singular institution. Not really. The overwhelming majority of items for sale on the site aren’t sold by Amazon at all, but by thousands of third-party, often near-anonymous sellers. Read More >>

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Mark Zuckerberg Is a Slumlord

Tech giants, and social media ones in particular, are, well, giant. But they’re also dense, and certain problems tend to arise when a very large number of people occupy the same space. Read More >>

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Websites Can Discriminate Against You Even If You Don’t Use Them, California Supreme Court Rules

Nearly four years ago, a lone bankruptcy lawyer sued Square, the payment processor run by Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, challenging the app’s terms of use—despite never signing up. As of Monday, the case will proceed, thanks to an opinion issued by the Supreme Court of the US state of California that could have wide-reaching implications for online businesses. Read More >>

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What’s an Amazon ‘FC Ambassador’ and Are They Okay?

Amazon employees seem to be taking to Twitter in especially high numbers lately, specifically to dispute talk about how the company is an exhausting, dangerous place to work. It’s creepy. It’s a piss-poor PR strategy. Worst of all, it’s something Amazon already took heat for doing last year. Read More >>

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Amazon Rekognition Can Now Identify the Emotion It Provokes in Rational People

Most people familiar with face-scanning software suite Amazon Rekognition, its place in the surveillance state, and its questionable efficacy are apt to fear what the consequences of such a technology might be when deployed against civilians. As the company was delighted to point out, fear is also the most recent emotion Rekognition is now able to detect. Read More >>

4chan
Someone Posted Details About Jeffrey Epstein’s Death on 4Chan Before It Became Public

Over half an hour before ABC News first reported that sex offender and accused human trafficker Jeffrey Epstein had been found unresponsive in his Manhattan prison cell, alleged details of his death appeared on anonymous message board 4Chan, Buzzfeed reported. Read More >>

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Verizon Sells Tumblr, Still No Porn Though

Personal blogging social network Tumblr – a waning haven for artists and fandoms – will exit the portfolio of current owners Verizon and be parted off to Automattic Inc., owners of Wordpress, another blogging platform with social elements, according to the Wall Street Journal. Read More >>

security
Poshmark Users, You Need to Reset Your Passwords

If you’ve resold clothes online any time recently (or bought them second-hand), you may have done so on Poshmark. Unfortunately, it’s also the latest company to suffer a data breach. Read More >>

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Even a Country Without Regular Internet Access Doesn’t Trust Facebook

Perennially responsible company Facebook announced its intention to launch its own cryptocurrency, called Libra, less than two months ago. In that time a raft of governmental bodies have told Facebook in no uncertain terms to knock it the hell off, including: Read More >>