People on social media are sharing posts that link the pandemic to claims that a totalitarian world government is seeking to kill most of the planet’s population.
All those headlines, all the jokes, all the misrepresentations about America's most deliciously hateable adults — they’re fake, people.
Facebook took down over 200 accounts associated with a previous operation using the platform for propaganda.
A shockingly simple work-around allows your followers to share private photos and videos posted to both Facebook and Instagram.
There’s no evidence that the app is uploading your whole camera roll to Russia. We ran the tests.
Zoom’s video conferencing service is used by Nasdaq, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the US Department of Homeland Security, and the US Department of Energy, among others.
Amazon Echo devices could one day capture, process, and record audio spoken before the wake word for commands like “Play some music, Alexa.”
"This yet again underscores the urgent need for Amazon to get out of the surveillance business. They simply do not know what they are doing," said civil liberties attorney Matt Cagle.
I set up the critically reviled device in the BuzzFeed office and every one was utterly, truly delighted with it.
A data engineer who created a 100% automated Instagram account to earn free meals at restaurants looking for promotion is offering his services to clients too.
After advertisers complained about programmatic ad placements on anti-vax videos, YouTube removed ads on videos that advocate against vaccination.
People Are Worried About Singapore Airlines' Entertainment System Cameras. Turns Out, American Airlines Has Cameras, Too.
American Airlines told BuzzFeed News that the camera hardware “has never been activated.”
While Facebook vows to stop recommending anti-vaccination content to users, YouTube is still promoting videos like “You’ll Be Glad You Watched This Before Vaccinating Your Child!”
The Rekognition technology could one day scan your face, identify who you are, use visual cues to figure out the kind of work you do, and potentially track you as you move around.
Despite year-old promises to fix its “Up Next” content recommendation system, YouTube is still suggesting conspiracy videos, hyperpartisan and misogynist videos, pirated videos, and content from hate groups following common news-related searches.
Amazon Employees Aren’t Happy With How Execs Just Addressed Concerns Over Cops Using Its Facial Recognition Tech
“It’s hard to trust that harm and abuse can be prevented if it is only post-mortem and through the Terms of Service,” an Amazon employee told BuzzFeed News.
Twitter Just Published Millions Of Russia- And Iran-Linked Tweets So Researchers Can Study Election Interference
“It is clear that information operations and coordinated inauthentic behavior will not cease,” Twitter said in a new blog post.
The “high level of precision” of Grindr’s distance data is revealing the location of millions of its users.
Only a customer’s IP address was required to gain complete access to their account. Spectrum fixed the flaws after a BuzzFeed News inquiry.
After a BuzzFeed News inquiry, Comcast patched the vulnerabilities.
Bob Ross is not a criminal, y’all.