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How these women raised $42k in a day for an Ida B. Wells monument
2018-08-08

After years of fundraising, organizers are finally able to move forward with a Chicago monument honoring the journalist and civil rights icon–thanks to Twitter. In March this year, the New York Times finally published an obituary for the investigative journalist and civil rights activist Ida B. Wells-Barnett....

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2018-08-08

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Twitter’s Jack Dorsey defends decision to keep Alex Jones
2018-08-08

While major social media platforms like Facebook and YouTube and tech giants like Apple shun the conspiracy theorist and hate monger, Twitter has stood out in the tech sector by keeping him. While major social media platforms like Facebook and YouTube and tech giants like Apple shun conspiracy theorist and hate monger...

Inside Google’s plan to stalk your social media accounts
2018-08-08

Google, once again, is excited about social media. But not in the ways you might think; this isn’t about another in a failed string of chat apps, or the knockout success that never was in Google Plus. Instead, it’s an entirely new way of recognizing human faces, and one made possible by — you guessed it —...

How much will the border wall cost? Not even its creators want to know
2018-08-07

A report produced by the government’s own watchdog office concludes that–surprise!–key aspects of the wall have not been considered. According to the U.S. Government Accountability Office–a nonpartisan governmental agency that provides auditing services for the United States...

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2018-08-07

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Android Pie: 3 subtle new features that make it a little more pleasant
2018-08-07

Android 9 has lots of subtle, pleasant improvements. Google has just released version 9.0 of Android, with “Pie” as this year’s customary dessert-themed nickname. Like previous Android upgrades, Pie is loaded with behind-the-scenes improvements and subtle features that make the software a little...

Google, you auto-complete me
2018-08-07

At what point will Google’s predictive technology grow so powerful that we begin thinking of its personalized recommendations as our own? I don’t like to say “hi.” I’m a “hey” person. But more and more, I find myself greeting friends and colleagues with a...

Cloudflare Stream makes it easy (and cheap) for developers to work with video
2018-08-07

Cloudflare has announced the general availability of Cloudflare Stream, its streaming video service, almost one year after it first launched in a limited beta. In a nutshell, Cloudflare Stream makes it easy for developers to insert video into their websites and applications without having to deal with existing players...

Google officially names Android 9 ‘Pie’, rolling out to Pixels today and other devices this fall
2018-08-07

Google has finally let the cat out of the bag: its ninth version of Android, codenamed Android P, is called Pie – and you can get it right now if you’ve got a Pixel phone. The company released the first preview of Android 9 for developers back in March, with support for notches and multiple cameras (so apps could...

And then there was Twitter
2018-08-07

Having been banned by Apple, Spotify, Facebook, and YouTube — and having a significant amount of his content removed on Pinterest, of all places — it’s worth noting that Alex Jones and Infowars are both very much alive, at least on Twitter. Facing tremendous pressure from the loss of a bulk of his distribution...

Facebook recently started asking banks for your financial data
2018-08-07

A report from the Wall Street Journal today revealed Facebook was attempting to gain detailed financial information from its users’ banks. Oof, in how many languages can I say “no?” According to the Journal, Facebook has approached the likes of Wells Fargo, JP Morgan Chase, and Citigroup with an eye toward...

Alexa isn’t the shopping behemoth Amazon hoped it would be
2018-08-07

Voice shopping was supposed to be the future. Remember? Both Amazon and Google touted a world where barking a simple command at your smart device was all it took to put the wheels in motion, an event that culminated in paper towels, or avocados, arriving at your doorstep in just days, or even hours. Except, that’s...

YouTube is flush with ‘prank’ videos involving laxatives
2018-08-06

YouTube recently removed a mean-spirited video involving a YouTuber poisoning a loved one with laxatives. That’s nice, YouTube. Now get started on the thousands of other videos just like it. Recently, the website Babe ran an expose on the channel “CJ SO COOL,” which stars a father who repeatedly “pranks”...

Despite tech backlash, Twitter still won’t ban Alex Jones
2018-08-06

Twitter maintains that the conspiracy theorist hasn’t violated its rules. Today was the day most of the big tech companies buckled to the pressure, and took conspiracy theorist Alex Jones off their platforms. It began with Apple, which quietly took down Jones’s podcasts from its Podcast and iTunes apps....

Why did Facebook and YouTube need cover from Apple to ban Alex Jones?
2018-08-06

Apple banned the provocateur’s podcasts from its apps over the weekend—and then Facebook and YouTube took action. The tech sector today appears to have finally turned against Alex Jones and his conspiracy-mongering InfoWars empire, with Apple, Facebook, YouTube, and Spotify all now banning content from...

Facebook is done dealing with Alex Jones
2018-08-06

Facebook today followed the lead of Apple, Spotify, and YouTube in removing four Pages belonging to Infowar‘s Alex Jones, claiming those Pages repeatedly violated Community Standards against hateful and dehumanizing speech. Notably, this comes after Facebook‘s head honcho said the site would willingly host...

Google wants to make JOMO happen
2018-08-06

Forget FOMO. Google wants to design for the Joy of Missing Out. Our phones are making us unhappy—so much so that we’ve improvised all sorts of workarounds to break our addiction to the endless stream of information, games, and messages in our pockets.Read Full Story

Facebook bans Alex Jones, as Big Tech turns on the conspiracy theorist
2018-08-06

InfoWars just lost four of its Facebook pages. Alex Jones just lost a few big platforms for promulgating his conspiracy theories. Facebook announced today that it has taken down four pages run by InfoWars and its figurehead, Jones.Read Full Story

Facebook reportedly wanted big U.S. banks to hand over your data
2018-08-06

The social network wanted to partner with big banks in an attempt vacuum up even more personal data. Facebook has been trying for a long time to make its Messenger app a hub for commercial activity. Its latest effort? To try and convince banks to offer services inside Messenger, according to a new report. Facebook...

Who is the mastermind behind QAnon? Twitter has some fun theories
2018-08-06

The question “Who is the most hilarious person QAnon could turn out to be?” yielded thousands of responses. Here are the best and most common ones. Ever since October of 2017, a sprawling internet conspiracy theory supposedly spawned by a disgruntled government employee has been captivating very stable...

Reebok debuts a shape-shifting, NASA-inspired sports bra
2018-08-06

A Reebok designer invented a new fabric that stiffens when you’re moving and relaxes when you’re still. No more feeling suffocated by your bra. Sports bras are a complicated beast. We need them to provide the exact right amount of compression for the activity we’re doing: super tight when...

10 Best Podcasts for Designers, Creatives & Freelancers
2018-08-06

Whether it’s money, design, or mindset you’re struggling with — these podcasts will set you right. Enjoy the 10 best design podcasts for freelancers!

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2018-08-04

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