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Not Your Daddy’s Regulation: Tech Giants Face A Complicated Reckoning In Washington

Old rules and moving targets create new challenges for regulators and Congress.

Alex Kantrowitz • 17 days ago

The Pelosi Video Was Altered. Why Won’t Facebook Just Say That?

Facebook's handling of a forged video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi baffles leading researchers.

Alex Kantrowitz • 24 days ago

Uber Went Public Today And Things Were Off To A Rough Start

Last month, Uber hoped the public markets would value it at $100 billion. Investment bankers wanted even more.

Alex Kantrowitz • One month ago

A New Pixel, Video Device, Voice Assistant, And AI: Here's What Google Announced Today

Google touted its artificial intelligence developments, with upcoming features like Duplex and Lens, and unveiled new Pixel models.

Nicole Nguyen • One month ago

Facebook Is Patting Itself On The Back For Cleaning Up Its Own Mess

Facebook is taking the same self-satisfied approach to safety that it has with its products.

Alex Kantrowitz • One month ago

Here Are All The New Facebook, Instagram, And WhatsApp Features Announced At F8

Facebook held its annual F8 developer conference in San Jose, California, on Tuesday and Wednesday. After yet another scandal-ridden year, the company shared updates on its family of apps: Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, and Messenger.

Nicole Nguyen • One month ago

Paid Email Newsletters Are Proving Themselves As A Meaningful Revenue Generator For Writers

As writers gravitate toward paid email newsletters, small audiences translate to meaningful dollars.

Alex Kantrowitz • One month ago

Facebook Set Aside $3 Billion For A Penalty. Then It Grew By $40 Billion.

Facebook will set aside $3 billion to cover expenses associated with a fine from the Federal Trade Commission over its privacy practices. All good here, say investors.

Alex Kantrowitz • 2 months ago

People Wearing AirPods Are Making Things Awkward For Everyone Else

Apple’s popular earbuds can make things awkward when someone refuses to ever take them out — or forgets they’re there.

Alex Kantrowitz • 2 months ago

Twitter Left Up Ilhan Omar Death Threats So Law Enforcement Could Investigate

Questions have emerged on Capitol Hill about how Twitter handles death threats on its platform.

Alex Kantrowitz • 2 months ago

Google Founders Have Skipped All Of The Company's 2019 Town Hall Meetings

Following leaks and employee revolts, the absences raise questions about the future of transparency at Google.

Alex Kantrowitz • 2 months ago

Facebook Is Removing More Than 5,000 Ad Targeting Options To Prevent Discrimination

Advertisers will no longer be able to hide their ads from people interested in things like “Passover,” “Evangelicalism,” “Native American culture,” “Islamic culture,” and “Buddhism.”

Alex Kantrowitz • 10 months ago

Facebook Built A New Team To Spot Problems Before They Arise

Silicon Valley’s giants are looking for future crises before they happen.

Alex Kantrowitz • One year ago
Alex Kantrowitz • One year ago

Tech Companies Push Back On Trump's Family Separations

“It’s heartbreaking to see the images and hear the sounds of the kids,” Tim Cook said.

Alex Kantrowitz • One year ago

Twitter Wants To Create More Shared Experiences By Integrating Everything

A new feature from Twitter brings Trending, Moments, search, and live video together.

Alex Kantrowitz • One year ago

It's Not Me, It's You: App Store Reviews Show Tinder Users Can't Believe Nobody Likes Them

Perhaps we’ve reached the limit of things we can blame on technology?

Alex Kantrowitz • One year ago
Katie Notopoulos • One year ago

Twitter Is Going To Limit The Visibility Of Tweets From People Behaving Badly

Act like a jerk, and Twitter will start limiting how often your tweets show up.

Alex Kantrowitz • One year ago

Facebook Removes 10 Instagram Algorithm-Gaming Groups With Hundreds Of Thousands Of Members

The groups, including one with more than 200,000 members, vanished after BuzzFeed News contacted Instagram.

Alex Kantrowitz • One year ago