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A ZipRecruiter Executive Has Resigned After Details Of Alleged Sexual Misconduct Surfaced

Eyal Gutentag, CMO of ZipRecruiter, has left the company following a BuzzFeed News story containing new details of alleged sexual misconduct.

Davey Alba • 3 hours ago

Some Google Employees Are Worried For Their Families Following A Measles Case On Campus

“A bit upsetting that I had to find out about this through this Group, via a BuzzFeed News article, rather than from some official Google internal comms,” one employee wrote.

Ryan Mac • One day ago

A Measles Case Has Hit Google's Silicon Valley Headquarters

In the midst of a historic US measles outbreak, at least one Google employee walking around the tech giant’s main Silicon Valley campus has been diagnosed.

Stephanie M. Lee • 2 days ago

These Tech Execs Faced #MeToo Allegations. They All Have New Jobs.

Silicon Valley says it’s committed to improving diversity, but high-profile male executives accused of sexual misconduct are getting second chances. Some advocates are wondering why.

Ryan Mac • 3 days ago

WhatsApp's New Tip Line Is Apparently "Not A Helpline” For Fake News At All

A misinformation tip line WhatsApp announced on Tuesday turns out to be primarily for research, not to help users who come across suspicious information, BuzzFeed News has learned.

Ryan Mac • 16 days ago

Apple Just Canceled Its AirPower Wireless Charger

Apple canceled its wireless charging product saying in a statement that it was unable to meet its own standards for design and manufacturing.

Ryan Mac • 21 days ago

Facebook Will Ban White Nationalist And White Supremacist Content

A Facebook spokesperson said that Wednesday's new policies do not cover Holocaust denial, which will still be allowed on the platform to some extent.

Ryan Broderick • 23 days ago
Ryan Mac • 24 days ago

California Congressman Says He's Suing Twitter For Allowing A Parody Account Alleging To Be His Mom

“In 2018, Twitter shadow-banned Plaintiff in order to restrict his free speech and to amplify the abusive and hateful content published and republished by Mair, Devin Nunes’ Mom, Devin Nunes’ cow, Fire Devin Nunes, Devin Nunes Grapes, and others.”

Ryan Mac • One month ago

After The Proliferation Of The New Zealand Shooting Video, Reddit Has Banned Two Channels Showing Human Death

The subreddits /r/watchpeopledie and /r/gore have been scrubbed from the popular social networking site after users continued to share video of the tragedy in violation of Reddit’s terms of service.

Ryan Mac • One month ago

Two Of Facebook’s Top Execs Are Leaving After The Company Announced A New Vision

The departure of both men named Chris represents a dramatic change at the social network, which just reorganized its leadership structure last March.

Ryan Mac • One month ago

The WhatsApp Cofounder Who Sold To Facebook For $19 Billion Tells Students To Delete Facebook

“That’s the bad part. We buy their products. We sign up for these websites. Delete Facebook, right?”

Ryan Mac • One month ago

Facebook Removed Elizabeth Warren's Ads Calling For Its Breakup. Then It Put Them Back Up.

“In the interest of allowing robust debate, we are restoring the ads.”

Ryan Mac • One month ago

Mark Zuckerberg Tried Hard To Get Facebook Into China. Now The Company May Be Backing Away.

“As we build our infrastructure around the world, we've chosen not to build data centers in countries that have a track record of violating human rights like privacy or freedom of expression,” Zuckerberg wrote on Wednesday.

Ryan Mac • One month ago

After A Year Of Hurt, Mark Zuckerberg Unveils A New Privacy-Focused Social Network

“Frankly we don't currently have a strong reputation for building privacy protective services.”

Ryan Mac • One month ago

After The Discovery Of A Pedophile Ring, YouTube Will Disable Comments On Some Videos Featuring Children

A small number of channels can keep comments enabled, but they must actively moderate them.

Ryan Mac • One month ago

Twitter Has Suspended Pro-Trump Conspiracy Theorist Jacob Wohl For Operating Fake Accounts

The accounts appeared to be designed to specifically spread misinformation in the 2020 elections, a source familiar with Twitter's decision told BuzzFeed News.

Salvador Hernandez • One month ago
Ryan Mac • One month ago

Former Facebook Employees Say The Company’s Recent Prioritization Of Privacy Is All About Optics

Last May, Facebook promised to create a “Clear History” function it said would give users more control over their data. Nine months later it's nowhere to be found and sources say it's a key example of the company's “reactionary” way of dealing with privacy concerns.

Ryan Mac • One month ago

Roger Stone Posted A Photo Of The Judge Presiding Over His Case Next To Crosshairs

Stone deleted the post and published a statement saying, "any inference that this was meant to somehow threaten the Judge or disrespect court is categorically false."

Ryan Mac • 2 months ago