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Here's every company that's pulled its advertising from Facebook
Matthew Wille
Unilever, Verizon, Coca-Cola — the call to boycott Facebook is gaining some serious momentum.
Culture
The Instagrammers documenting celebrity fits / Changing racist coding terms
Input Staff
On this episode, we’ve got stories about Shia LaBeouf and Jonah Hill stan accounts and the push to get rid of racially insensitive programming terms.
Input/Output
The week in technology, in photos
Input Staff
The biggest, strangest, most interesting moments of the week as seen by photographers around the world.
Culture
Boston bans use of facial recognition, approves $3.6B police budget
J. Fergus
It’s the second-largest U.S. city to ban the technology.
Legal
Facebook pats itself on the back for 'fighting' hate speech
Matthew Wille
No matter what numbers Facebook highlights, hate will continue to thrive on the platform until its policies are overhauled.
Culture
The truth about Supreme and tear gas / The perfect protest app
Input Staff
On this episode, we’ve got two stories involving the Black Lives Matter protests — one about streetwear giant Supreme, the other about an anonymizing app.
Input/Output
An activist group has unleashed heaps of highly sensitive police data
Mehreen Kasana
Distributed Denial Of Secrets exposed the sensitive data on Juneteenth.
Culture
All of Fortnite's cop cars have disappeared from the game
Matthew Wille
A recent update to the popular game removed all police vehicles. Thank goodness.
Culture
YouTube hit with discrimination lawsuit by Black creators over shady profiling tactics
Mehreen Kasana
The lawsuit, spanning almost 240 pages, details a litany of complaints against YouTube.
Culture
Supreme's link to tear gas? You don't know the half of it.
Ian Servantes
The Carlyle Group, which owns 50 percent of the streetwear brand, has profited off of military weapons and shady housing projects in the past.
Risky Business
Google can't get its story straight after banning ZeroHedge and The Federalist from ads
Mehreen Kasana
Before pro-Federalist and pro-ZeroHedge acolytes habitually complain, Google has done this to at least 200 other publishers.
Culture
Anonymous Camera is the perfect protest companion
Matthew Wille
A compact, super-offline app to anonymize faces, bodies, and voices.
Culture
GitHub and others are replacing racist coding terms like 'master' and 'slave'
Matthew Wille
Language has power. This project has failed in the past; let's keep the momentum going this time around.
Culture
Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan claim they're appalled by Trump's words
Mehreen Kasana
If they think his words are bad, wait until they hear about his actions.
Culture
YouTube won't let users game its ads for BLM fundraising
Mehreen Kasana
No artificial boosts allowed, not even ones with good intentions.
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Quit your job, Mark Zuckerberg! / The great Sonic debate
Input Staff
On this episode, we talk about why Zuckerberg isn't the leader we need right now and why Sonic games actually suck.
Input/Output
Tinder says it will stop banning people for promoting Black Lives Matter
Matthew Wille
At least a dozen people have reported being suspended or banned for speaking to their matches about BLM protests and donation pools.
Culture
Itch.io's game bundle has raised $3.4M for racial justice, is now 1,400 titles deep
Joshua Topolsky
The independent game store is showing the power of community, and offering one of the greatest gaming deals of all time.
Culture
IBM will stop working on facial recognition tech and wants police reform
Matthew Wille
The company sunset it's facial recognition hardware and software and is asking Congress for greater transparency in policing.
Culture
Siri and Google Assistant can now shut down the 'All Lives Matter' crowd
Matthew Wille
But making statements is much better when there are concrete actions attached. Open your purses, Big Tech.
Culture