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 • 4 days 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 • 5 days 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 • 6 days 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 • 12 days 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 • 17 days ago

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

Davey Alba • 20 days 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 • 26 days 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 • 27 days 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 • One month ago

Tesla and Netflix declined to comment. Slack said it was "undertaking a careful review" of its policies.

Davey Alba • One month ago

“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.

Davey Alba • One month ago

New documents obtained by BuzzFeed News reveal the most detailed picture yet of how the Orlando Police Department is using Amazon Rekognition, the tech giant’s facial recognition technology.

Davey Alba • One month ago

The painful sell-off in tech is an anomaly — and now the market is suffering for it.

Davey Alba • One month ago

“It is clear that information operations and coordinated inauthentic behavior will not cease,” Twitter said in a new blog post.

Davey Alba • 2 months ago

The Federal Emergency Management Agency tested the new system, which allowed Trump to send a message to almost every phone in the US.

Davey Alba • 2 months ago

The Federal Emergency Management Agency will test the new system, which allows Trump to send a message to every phone in the US.

Davey Alba • 2 months ago

"It’s important to say — the attackers could use the account as if they are the account holder."

Davey Alba • 2 months ago

The embattled social network discussed enforcing individualized, region-specific policies after learning about cultural differences that make certain countries particularly vulnerable.

Davey Alba • 2 months ago

The post says the execution of Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV, a high-profile critic of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, is “fun to think about.”

Davey Alba • 3 months ago

"We were seduced, we were lured, we were hooked, and then, when we became captive audiences, we were manipulated to see what other people — people with vested interests and evil motives of power and domination — wanted us to see."

Davey Alba • 3 months ago