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US And Chinese Tech Giants Are Battling To Sell Facial Recognition Technology In The Middle East

Face recognition has been banned in San Francisco and linked by AOC to a rise in global fascism. But it’s being marketed in Dubai, which has spied on hundreds of dissidents, by American and Chinese tech giants.


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What You Need To Know About Apple Pay’s NYC Subway Debut

The pilot for tap-and-go mobile payment on the NYC subway and Staten Island buses starts May 31.


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After This Violent Video Game Went Viral In India, Police Started Arresting People Who Played It

Fears about PUBG’s violence and addictiveness led officials in the Indian state of Gujarat to ban the video game. But things didn’t stop there — soon young men were being arrested for gaming.


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Altered Videos Of Pelosi Will Never Go Away

“This is her Benghazi.”


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Facebook Says It Won’t Take Down A Doctored Video Of Nancy Pelosi That They Know Is Fake

The video makes the House Speaker appear to slur her words.


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Facebook Has More Fake Accounts Than Ever, Even After Removing 2 Billion Profiles

“I find this an odd time for Facebook to publicly pat themselves on the back.”


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Writing A Book? Announce It On Twitter With This Ugly Screenshot!

Hard-to-read screenshots of paywalled book industry websites dominate Literary Twitter.


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Amazon Filed A Patent To Record You Before You Even Say “Alexa”

Amazon Echo devices could one day capture, process, and record audio spoken before the wakeword, for commands like “Play some music, Alexa.”


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Twitter Is Running Lots More Ads, And Many Are Scammy Or Just Bad

One malicious campaign used false articles about Drake and The Weeknd to promote casinos.


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There’s So Much More Garbage On Facebook Than You Even Realize And It’s Impossible To Keep Up

There are 1.56 billion daily active users on Facebook, and the platform disabled 2.19 billion fake accounts in Q1 2019. Plus more disturbing stats from the company’s latest Community Standards Enforcement Report.


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