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Elon Musk wants to break up Amazon over anti-lockdown propaganda
J. Fergus
This guy really wants to make cars, no matter what.
Coronavirus
Help 'Detox Facebook' shame brands into pulling ads from Zuck's empire
Tom Maxwell
The activist Twitter account wants brands to cut funding from Facebook because it won't remove Trump's incendiary posts.
Culture
COVID-19 is creating commercial winners and losers. Here's the data to prove it.
Mehreen Kasana
Telehealth and sports goods are enjoying an uptick in business. But times are grim for luxury and travel brands.
Culture
Protesters stole NYPD radios to blast 'Breaking the Law' by Judas Priest
Tom Maxwell
Are they taking requests?
Culture
Reddit co-founder resigns, pledges future stock gains to Black causes
Craig Wilson
Alexis Ohanian says he believes "resignation can actually be an act of leadership from people in power right now."
BLM
Criterion Collection removes paywall for features and documentaries about black lives
Ian Servantes
Plus a $25,000 donation with monthly $5,000 contributions to follow.
Culture
How New Balance got cool / The strange virtual world of IMVU
Input Staff
On this episode, we’ve got stories about a cool sneaker company and a weird social network.
Input/Output
The scope of Amazon's surveillance operation is staggering
Mehreen Kasana
Jeff Bezos' monolith says it stands with George Floyd protesters. So why won't it stop tracking and profiling them?
Culture
Bill Gates is worried 'stupid' conspiracies will discourage acceptance of a coronavirus vaccine
Tom Maxwell
Conspiracy theorists claim Gates created coronavirus in order to sell vaccines with tracking chips.
Culture
Culture
Lego pulls marketing for police-themed kits and donates $4 million to fight racism
Tom Maxwell
The company has asked websites to stop promoting any kit that features police at all.
Culture
'Geofence' warrants could let cops claim you were part of a protest
Matthew Wille
The somewhat controversial method uses your phone's location data against you. Fortunately, you can take precautions with a few clicks.
Culture
Facebook let a politician's ad promoting shooting people run for days
Matthew Wille
The ad ran for five days and reached more than 50,000 people. It was only removed because a journalist emailed Facebook about it.
Culture
LinkNYC kiosks are displaying the names of police violence victims
Matthew Wille
No, they weren't hacked. All 1,780 towering kiosks in NYC's five boroughs are cycling through the names of victims of police violence.
Say Their Names
Apple draws a line in the sand regarding racism
Craig Wilson
A sobering letter from CEO Tim Cook outlines the company's position in the midst of nationwide protests.
Black Lives Matter
These robots are helping fight COVID-19 on the frontline
Mehreen Kasana
In a world overwhelmed by the devastating coronavirus, robots are providing some relief to hospitals, restaurants, and beyond.
Coronavirus
Twitter labels tweets based on 'potential for harm' not truth
J. Fergus
The platform is focusing on tweets with the “highest potential for harm” rather than addressing misinformation wholesale.
Tech
Through light, researchers can communicate with neural cells
Mehreen Kasana
Improving the ability to communicate with neural cells will allow scientists to study healthy and diseased bodies better.
Culture
The $50 that turned Virgil Abloh, king of hypebeasts, into a bad joke
Edgar Alvarez
Is this your king?
2 Virgils
Snapchat is removing Trump from the promotional Discover page
Matthew Wille
It's the second-best thing to removing the President's account completely.
Culture