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Facebook is pushing gift cards to support small businesses hurting due to COVID-19
Ian Servantes
The company also provided more details on its $100 million grant program.
Culture
Google location data shows how effective coronavirus lockdown policies have been
Ian Servantes
An effort to help governments slow the spread.
Culture
The call for pandemic productivity is class warfare in disguise
Mehreen Kasana
Tips for "pandemic productivity" reveal our obsession with commodifying every single aspect of our lives — even during an unprecedented viral outbreak.
Culture
Leaked Amazon memo shows executives disparaging fired warehouse organizer
Mehreen Kasana
The exposed memo, obtained by Vice News, reveals Amazon executives calling the worker "not smart or articulate."
Culture
HBO will let you watch roughly 500 hours of content for free if you stay home
Mehreen Kasana
Now you can watch Tony Soprano rage about life, the mafia, his wife and kids, and money for free.
Culture
Amazon and SXSW will host a 10-day online film festival this month
Tom Maxwell
SXSW 2020 was canceled over coronavirus, so its annual film festival will be hosted on Prime Video instead.
Culture
Zoom finally announces a plan to address privacy concerns
Mehreen Kasana
Since the outbreak of the coronavirus, Zoom's daily user base has shot up by almost 70 percent.
Tech
COVID chaotic: the best sh*tposts from around the web
Evan Rodgers
A collection of unhinged posts that have appeared on the timeline.
Culture
Thank god for the internet
Joshua Topolsky
What the hell would be happening now without it?
TGFI
Amazon bans sale of COVID-19 supplies, including masks, gloves, and sanitizers, to the public
Cheyenne MacDonald
The company says it is "prioritizing the supply of key medical supplies to hospitals and government organizations."
Culture
Trump accelerates climate change by loosening fuel economy requirements
J. Fergus
You can save money on a new car, so that’s worth spending more money on gas and boiling the oceans, right?
Climate Change
Lawmakers are flocking to Facebook ads due to Google's coronavirus ad ban
J. Fergus
Google's misinformation protections may inadvertently tip the scales towards Trump's ads.
Politics
Amazon held packed hiring events at the height of the COVID-19 outbreak
Matthew Wille
The company says it has since changed its practices. But harm may have already been done.
Culture
A porn site finally launched a 'panic button'... wait, why don't they all have this?
Cheyenne MacDonald
It will cover for you in your most vulnerable moments.
Tech
The Winchester Mystery House is offering virtual tours of its spooky mansion
Mehreen Kasana
Get your fill of creepy from the comfort of your armchair.
Coronavirus
YouTube is still full of fake COVID-19 cures and bogus mask sales
Matthew Wille
Two internet advocacy groups found dozens of videos with misinformation and fake sales.
Culture
Facebook expands Community Health feature for coronavirus aid
Ian Servantes
Rolling out in the US, UK, France, Australia, and Canada.
Tech
T-Mobile and Sprint officially merge, with new CEO at the helm
Matthew Wille
And with that, we're down to three big cellular carriers in the U.S. Will this be good for consumers?
Tech
UberEats will begin delivering groceries in Paris with plans to expand
Matthew Wille
The partnership will bring much-needed essentials to customers while filling in Uber's profits. Talk about a win-win.
Culture
New emails show Tesla tried to skirt local shelter-in-place restrictions
J. Fergus
The Fremont Police Chief was not having it and there are receipts.
Coronavirus