“This is a perfect issue for our committee to look into,” California Rep. Jimmy Gomez told BuzzFeed News.

Davey Alba • 2 days ago

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.

Davey Alba • 8 days ago

Mir Islam and Troy Woody Jr., changed their story yet again about the circumstances surrounding the death of Tomi Masters.

Joseph Bernstein • 11 days ago

Tomi Masters was a 23-year-old from Indiana who moved to California with dreams of making it big in the cannabis business. Then she met a hacker who introduced her to a dark new world of digital manipulation, suspicion, paranoia, and fear — one that swallowed her alive and left her floating in a river in the Philippines.

Joseph Bernstein • 17 days ago

The security issue is fixed on its servers, Apple said, but the company is delaying the software update until next week.

Davey Alba • 21 days ago

"In 2019, it’s time to stand up for the right to privacy — yours, mine, all of ours."

Davey Alba • One month ago

In April of last year, a YouTube spokesperson told BuzzFeed News, "These images are abhorrent to us and have no place on YouTube."

Davey Alba • One month ago

Lawyers say an internal investigation by Google claimed to find bondage videos on former company executive Andy Rubin’s computer. “You won’t believe what’s in these [shareholder] minutes.”

Davey Alba • One month ago

“It was like an episode of Black Mirror,” said Matthew Herrick, whose high-profile lawsuit alleges that Grindr looked the other way while his ex-boyfriend tormented him.

Tyler Kingkade • One month ago

Three New York City Council members are introducing legislation to prevent the city from signing nondisclosure agreements during negotiations with corporations.

Davey Alba • 2 months ago

Some of these things may change your life.

Katie Notopoulos • 2 months ago

Public scrutiny of US law enforcement’s use of Amazon’s facial recognition tech has grown in response to reports that the technology could at times be inaccurate, and even racially biased.

Davey Alba • 2 months ago

“Right now, if you Google the word ‘idiot’ under images, a picture of Donald Trump comes up. I just did that. How would that happen?”

Davey Alba • 2 months ago

The court order presents a headache for Apple in moving some of the company’s older models in China, the world’s largest market for smartphones.

Davey Alba • 2 months ago

A government document, published last week, describes how the Secret Service will scan video feeds and images of individuals passing by on public streets and parks near the White House.

Davey Alba • 2 months ago

After a BuzzFeed News report about Amazon’s facial recognition pilot in Florida, seven House Democrats are asking questions about the technology’s accuracy.

Davey Alba • 2 months ago

Googlers are signing their real names to a new letter protesting Project Dragonfly, and the number of signatures is growing quickly.

Davey Alba • 2 months ago

Like Google and Facebook, BuzzFeed is addressing sexual harassment claims, but it has said nothing about discrimination, wage and hour disputes, or other claims.

Davey Alba • 3 months ago

Update: Google has said it will not force arbitration for sexual harassment and assault claims that are not already settled or in arbitration, not just new cases. Claims that are already in arbitration or previously been settled will not be impacted by the new policy.

Davey Alba • 3 months ago

Some public officials are mad, people say the company invented a neighborhood that never existed, and Amazon is getting even more incentive money than you thought.

Davey Alba • 3 months ago