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A Former Republican Operative With Ties To White Nationalists Has Been Publishing Opinion Pieces In The Wall Street Journal

Marcus Epstein, a former associate of Richard Spencer and a former contributor to white nationalist site VDare, has written for the Wall Street Journal, the Hill, and Forbes under a thinly veiled pen name.

Ryan Mac • 6 days ago

This Picture Featuring 15 Tech Men And 2 Women Looked Doctored. The Women Were Photoshopped In.

“We meant no harm or had any malicious intent in doing this and we are sorry.”

Ryan Mac • 12 days ago

US Lawmakers Want An Examination Of The US Money Funding Surveillance Tech In China

Following a report from BuzzFeed News, Sen. Marco Rubio and Rep. Tom Suozzi want to scrutinize the ties between US institutional investors and two successful Chinese facial recognition companies, SenseTime and Megvii.

Ryan Mac • 14 days ago

Ring Is Using Its Customers’ Doorbell Camera Video For Ads. It Says It's Allowed To.

"You hereby grant Ring and its licensees an unlimited, irrevocable, fully paid and royalty-free, perpetual, worldwide rights to exploit Shared Content for any purpose," reads the Amazon-owned doorbell camera company’s terms of service.

Davey Alba • 17 days ago

US Universities And Retirees Are Funding The Technology Behind China’s Surveillance State

Millions of dollars from US university endowments, foundations, and retirement plans have helped fund two billion-dollar Chinese facial recognition startups: SenseTime and Megvii. The Chinese government is using their technologies to surveil and profile its own citizens.

Ryan Mac • 26 days ago
Ryan Mac • One month ago

A Shooting At A Synagogue Near San Diego Left One Dead And Three Injured

Synagogue attendees were resilient, with one saying, "You can't break us." Meanwhile, police believe the suspected shooter also set fire to a nearby mosque last month.

David Mack • One month ago

Facebook Set Aside $3 Billion For A Penalty. Then It Grew By $40 Billion.

Facebook will set aside $3 billion to cover expenses associated with a fine from the Federal Trade Commission over its privacy practices. All good here, say investors.

Alex Kantrowitz • 2 months ago

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 • 2 months 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 • 2 months 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 months 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 • 2 months 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 • 2 months 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 • 2 months 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 • 3 months ago
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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 • 3 months 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 • 3 months 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 • 3 months 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 • 3 months ago