Amazon Won’t Say It Doesn’t Work With ICE
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.
The 8 Strangest Moments From Google CEO Sundar Pichai’s Congressional Hearing
“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?”
Apple Is Being Banned From Selling Many iPhone Models In China, According To A Chinese Court Ruling
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.
The US Secret Service Plans To Test Facial Recognition In And Around The White House
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.
House Democrats Worry Amazon’s Facial Recognition Tool Might Be Racially Biased
After a BuzzFeed News report about Amazon’s facial recognition pilot in Florida, seven House Democrats are asking questions about the technology’s accuracy.
Google Workers Openly Asked Their Bosses To Cancel The Company’s Secret, Censored Search Engine For China
Googlers are signing their real names to a new letter protesting Project Dragonfly, and the number of signatures is growing quickly.
BuzzFeed Is Ending Forced Arbitration Policy For Sexual Harassment Claims Following Inquiries
Like Google and Facebook, BuzzFeed is addressing sexual harassment claims, but it has said nothing about discrimination, wage and hour disputes, or other claims.
A Google Lawyer Said Its Sexual Misconduct Policy Change “Does Not Apply Retroactively To Claims”
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.
The 12 Things You Need To Know About Amazon’s HQ2 Announcement
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.
Square, Airbnb, And eBay Just Said They Would End Forced Arbitration For Sexual Harassment Claims
Tesla and Netflix declined to comment. Slack said it was "undertaking a careful review" of its policies.
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.
With No Laws To Guide It, Here's How Orlando Is Using Amazon's Facial Recognition Technology
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.
US Stocks Have Fallen Sharply As Tech Investors Lose Confidence
The painful sell-off in tech is an anomaly — and now the market is suffering for it.
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.
Trump Just Sent His First “Presidential Alert” To Your Phone. Here’s What Happened.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency tested the new system, which allowed Trump to send a message to almost every phone in the US.
Trump Is About To Send His First "Presidential Alert" Right To Your Phone
The Federal Emergency Management Agency will test the new system, which allows Trump to send a message to every phone in the US.
Facebook Says Security Breach Of 50 Million Accounts Also Affected Sites Where You Used Facebook To Log In
"It’s important to say — the attackers could use the account as if they are the account holder."
Facebook Just Met With Reps From Myanmar, The Philippines, And Sri Lanka To Discuss Its Global Misinformation Problem
The embattled social network discussed enforcing individualized, region-specific policies after learning about cultural differences that make certain countries particularly vulnerable.
Facebook Says This Post About A Firing Squad For A Philippine Senator Doesn't Violate Its Rules
The post says the execution of Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV, a high-profile critic of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, is “fun to think about.”