As Concerns Over Facial Recognition Grow, Members Of Congress Are Considering Their Next Move
“This is a perfect issue for our committee to look into,” California Rep. Jimmy Gomez told BuzzFeed News.
Amazon Filed A Patent Application For Tech That Could Link You To Your Identity And Job
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.
The American Hackers Accused Of Murdering A Young Woman In The Philippines Pleaded Not Guilty
Mir Islam and Troy Woody Jr., changed their story yet again about the circumstances surrounding the death of Tomi Masters.
"Down The Rabbit Hole I Go": How A Young Woman Followed Two Hackers' Lies To Her Death
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.
Apple Says It Will Fix The FaceTime Bug That Allows You To Access Someone's iPhone Camera And Microphone Before They Pick Up
The security issue is fixed on its servers, Apple said, but the company is delaying the software update until next week.
Apple CEO Tim Cook Calls For A New Privacy Law That Would Let You Delete Your Data
"In 2019, it’s time to stand up for the right to privacy — yours, mine, all of ours."
YouTube Is Hosting Graphic Images Of Bestiality Alongside Children's Videos
In April of last year, a YouTube spokesperson told BuzzFeed News, "These images are abhorrent to us and have no place on YouTube."
Google's Board Is Being Sued For Allegedly Silencing Misconduct Claims Against Former Executives
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.”
A Man Sent 1,000 Men Expecting Sex And Drugs To His Ex-Boyfriend Using Grindr, A Lawsuit Says
“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.
New York Lawmakers Say They Were Blindsided By The Amazon HQ2 Deal And Want To Ban NDAs
Three New York City Council members are introducing legislation to prevent the city from signing nondisclosure agreements during negotiations with corporations.
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.