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Facebook Showed Me My Data Is Everywhere And I Have Absolutely No Control Over It

A transparency tool on Facebook inadvertently provides a window into the confusing maze of companies you’ve never heard of who appear to have your data.

Katie Notopoulos • 11 days ago

Patagonia Is Refusing To Sell Its Iconic Power Vests To Some Financial Firms

Sorry, Wall Street. The vest purveyor of choice for tech and finance bros now is prioritizing bulk orders of corporate swag to mission-driven companies.

Katie Notopoulos • 19 days ago

Apple Wants To Remind Us It Isn’t Screwing Us Over On Privacy Like Everyone Else

Apple wants to be the only tech company we can trust.

Katie Notopoulos • 27 days ago

Being An Instagram Influencer Is Hard Work, So This Guy Made A Bot To Do It For Him

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.

Katie Notopoulos • One month ago

Apple's New AirPods Are Here

Wireless charging cases, hands-free Siri, and a longer talk time.

Katie Notopoulos • One month ago
Katie Notopoulos • One month ago

Coffee Meets Bagel Dating App Announces Data Breach On Valentine's Day

If you're still alone on Valentine's Day, don't worry: at least a hacker has your name and email.

Katie Notopoulos • 2 months ago

Kids YouTube Star Blippi “Regrets” The Viral Video In Which He Poops All Over His Friend

Before he was Blippi, a Mister Rogers for the YouTube age, he was Steezy Grossman, and he pooped on his friend.

Katie Notopoulos • 2 months ago
Katie Notopoulos • 2 months ago

E-Scooters Sent Hundreds Of People In Southern California To The ER, A Study Shows

Urgent care and ERs were seeing patients with injuries from Bird and Lime scooters, but no one knew just how common it was — until now.

Katie Notopoulos • 2 months ago

People Said This Instagram Influencer's "Tour" Was Fyre Fest 2. Here's Her Side Of The Story.

“I said I didn’t plan this because I’m dumb, but that’s not true. I didn’t plan well because I didn't know,” Instagram influencer Caroline Calloway told BuzzFeed News. UPDATE: The tour is back on.

Katie Notopoulos • 3 months ago

Flickr Is Deleting Your Photos Soon. Here’s How To Save Them.

After Feb. 5, Flickr will start deleting old photos on free accounts with over 1,000 pics.

Katie Notopoulos • 3 months ago

CES Gave A Sex Toy An Award, And Then Disqualified It…Because It’s A Sex Toy

A robotic sex toy was selected as an honoree for the Consumer Electronics Show’s Innovation Awards, until CES said it was "obscene."

Katie Notopoulos • 3 months ago

Google Drive Has A Loophole That Allows Harassment

There’s not a way to block people, so harassers can share you on unwanted files.

Katie Notopoulos • 3 months ago
Katie Notopoulos • 4 months ago

25 Things BuzzFeed News Tried And Loved In 2018

Some of these things may change your life.

Katie Notopoulos • 4 months ago

Facebook’s Privacy Pop-Up In NYC Was Weird And Useless

What are we even doing here, on planet Earth, anymore?

Katie Notopoulos • 4 months ago
Katie Notopoulos • 4 months ago

Cîroc Ads By Diddy And Others Violate FTC Rules On Influencer Ads Once Again, An Advocacy Group Said

Influencers promoted the vodka without disclosing they were paid, according to Truth In Advertising.

Katie Notopoulos • 4 months ago

Tumblr’s Porn Ban Is The Middle Of The End Of The Old Internet

The internet culture of the 2000s has been dying off for years, and the march to the digital grave is speeding up.

Katie Notopoulos • 4 months ago