1. antitrust
    Why Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Stopped Using FacebookThe congresswoman said she thinks social media can be bad for your health, and agreed with Warren about antitrust action against large tech firms.
  2. college admissions scandal
    College Admissions Scam Fallout: What Happened to Everyone in the ScandalUSC has rejected several applicants, influencer Olivia Jade Giannulli lost major endorsement deals, and Hallmark is done with Lori Loughlin.
  3. life in pixels
    New York City Could Destroy Uber (If It Wanted To)Uber’s S-1 filing reveals that the cities the company has run roughshod over have an awful lot of leverage over it.
  4. oops
    #DeleteUber Cost Uber Hundreds of Thousands of UsersThe anti-Uber protest revealed a lot of negative sentiment toward the company, a liability as it plans to go public.
  5. select all
    If I Were Alex Jones I’d Team Up With Logan Paul, TooPaul hosted Jones on a two-hour podcast episode this week.
  6. privacy
    Can Snapchat Avoid Facebook’s Privacy Mistakes?Snapchat is letting third parties access its user data. That didn’t work out so well when Facebook did something similar.
  7. anthropaulogy
    It Appears Logan Paul Has Teamed Up With Alex JonesPaul hinted that Jones would appear on his podcast this week.
  8. the tweet beat
    It Must Be Nice to Be a Tech DudeJack Dorsey says he only eats one meal five days a week.
  9. #yachtcocaineprostitutes
    Devin Nunes Has No Idea How Twitter WorksThat hasn’t stopped the congressman from suing people over their tweets.
  10. technology
    Windows No Longer Yells at You for Ripping Out USB DrivesNo longer will users be unnecessarily menaced by the prospect of data loss.
  11. media
    Gizmodo Media Group’s New Boss Has Some Thoughts About Company ValuesThe Gizmodo staff is feeling cautiously optimistic about the company’s new owners.
  12. the top line
    Why Should Lyft Be a Public Company?The company’s path to profitability is still fuzzy at best, and it has no shortage of private funding options.
  13. we live in hell
    Trump Tweets Doctored Video of Joe Biden Fondling HimselfDon’t really know what else to say here.
  14. instadrama
    Guy Says Prince Harry and Meghan Stole His Instagram HandleKevin Keiley woke up this week to find that his Instagram handle of three years suddenly belonged to the royal family.
  15. 😳
    The Strange Appearance of ‘What Would You Do If We Kissed’ MemesHow awkward online flirting became a running joke.
  16. moderation
    Report: YouTube’s Alt-Right Content Is As Popular As Its MusicFor years, employees warned executives about prioritizing engagement above all else.
  17. the tweet beat
    Twitter, Meet the College Kid Whose Hot Model Dad Became a MemeCollin Hayslett’s dad is 45, a former pastor pursuing a modeling career … and he’s happily married.
  18. what the zuck?
    Happy April Fools’ Day. Facebook Says It’s Going to Be More Transparent.Despite the timing, Facebook is serious: a new feature allows users to get more information about why specific posts appear in their feeds.
  19. hoaxers
    Alex Jones, Under Oath, Testifies ‘Psychosis’ Made Him a Sandy Hook HoaxerJones is being sued by the parent of a Sandy Hook victim.
  20. youtube
    YouTube Exec Denies the Existence of ‘Rabbit Hole Effect’The company’s chief product officer asserts that the video site is just giving users options.
  21. google
    Google Pulls Conversion-Therapy App After Human Rights Campaign DingThe Human Rights Campaign suspended Google from its annual ranking of LGBTQ-friendly workplaces.
  22. the tweet beat
    Turns Out Twitter Is Capable of Giving People What They WantThe company is rolling out new options for dark mode users.
  23. twitter
    Twitter Might Flag Trump Tweets It Technically Ought to DeleteA potential new strategy from Twitter.
  24. online dating
    Today’s National Security Threat Is … GrindrThe app was bought by a Chinese company in 2018, but it’s looking to sell after the U.S. government raised concerns.
  25. operation varsity blues
    The Department of Education Is Investigating Schools in Varsity Blues ScandalEight schools are facing a “preliminary investigation,” including Yale and Stanford.
  26. here's what tim's been cookin'
    Apple Wants to Be Your Friend NowApple’s always been “friendly but not your friend,” but that approach feels odd for services.
  27. scams
    Scammers Phished More Than $100 Million From Facebook, GoogleAll you need is a misleading corporate name, some overseas bank accounts, and some legit-looking invoices.
  28. anti-vaxx
    GoFundMe Becomes the Latest Platform to Ban Anti-Vax Misinformation CampaignsAnti-vax, or “vaccine choice,” campaigns have raised $170,000 in the last four years.
  29. security
    Facebook Stored Passwords Insecurely for YearsFacebook employees could have easily accessed the login info for hundreds of millions of users.
  30. yell world
    Why Everyone Is Yelling at Their Phones for FunThanks to screen-recording features on iOS and social media platforms, the game you play by yelling at your phone has had a surprise resurgence.
  31. select all
    Take a Look at Very Funny Candidate Kirsten Gillibrand’s Meme ShirtThe New York senator and 2020 presidential candidate is back in Iowa and paying tribute to “Ranch Girl.”
  32. video games
    The Best Thing About Google’s New Gaming Platform Is Also the WorstGoogle’s game-streaming platform’s close ties to YouTube could create a feedback loop that bodes ill for game developers and fans.
  33. college admissions scandal
    What Every Kid in the College Admissions Scandal Knew About the ScamWhile it appears some teens participated, many were kept in the dark — though doctored photos and tests proctored by mom should have tipped them off.
  34. select all
    Bitcoin Tie Guy Is Breakout Star of the Elizabeth Holmes DocumentaryVenture capitalist Tim Draper chose to make a, uh, fashion statement in the HBO documentary about failed blood-testing start-up Theranos.
  35. loss (not jpeg)
    Why the Terrible Myspace Data Loss Has a Silver LiningLosing enormous amounts of user data is an unmitigated screw-up, even on a modern internet that craves ephemerality.
  36. whoops
    If You Posted Music on Myspace Between 2003 and 2015, It’s Probably GoneOver 50 million songs have reportedly been deleted.
  37. life in pixels
    Why We Fake College Applications and Facebook ProfilesRick Singer’s college admissions fixing scheme has a lot in common with scams and catfishing on social media.
  38. mass shootings
    The Shooter’s Manifesto Isn’t in CodeThe Christchurch shooter mentioned PewDiePie and 4chan memes in his attack, but referencing memes doesn’t automatically make something cryptic.
  39. poke
    Mark Zuckerberg’s Presumed Successor Is Leaving FacebookChris Cox, the head of product at Facebook, is leaving the company. The head of WhatsApp is also out.
  40. select all
    Silicon Valley Wants a Monument to Itself. Will It Scale?So far it’s just vaporware.
  41. facebook
    Facebook and Instagram Face Historic OutagesUsers in major cities reported multiple disruptions on Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp.
  42. competition
    Spotify Takes On Apple’s Anti-Competitive Behavior in EuropeSpotify’s lawsuit mirrors Elizabeth Warren’s critique of the tech giants.
  43. select all
    Unfaithful Boyfriend Meme Couple Reappears on Billboard in HungaryA meme that just won’t die.
  44. fix the subway
    A Foolproof Guide to Making Your Subway Misfortunes Go ViralRats. Sweat. Waterfalls. Just throwing out some ideas, here.
  45. select all
    Amazon Finally Stops Selling Some Books Promoting Fake Autism ‘Cures’It’s unclear why Amazon only chose to pull two titles and not all of them.
  46. influencers
    For Once, Influencers Are Not the Worst People in the StoryLori Loughlin’s daughter is a first-year student at USC with nearly 2 million YouTube subscribers. Her parents are accused of buying her admission.
  47. data security
    63red Safe, the Yelp for the MAGA Crowd, Is Reportedly Full of Data LeaksA new app that helps Trump supporters find conservative-friendly restaurants is reportedly full of ways to leak users’ data.
  48. elizabeth postin'
    That Facebook Accidentally Removed Elizabeth Warren’s Anti-FB Ads Is the PointEven when operating in good faith and striving for equal enforcement, Facebook’s scale makes doing so impossible, with significant consequences.
  49. college admissions scandal
    College Admission Scam Involved Photoshopping Kids’ Heads Onto Athletes’ BodiesA truly hilarious detail from newly unsealed court documents.
  50. google
    Why Businesses Feel Forced to Buy Google Ads on Searches for Their Own NamesFor many brands, buying ads on Google is more about fending off competitors than getting their name out there.
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