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5 minutes | Aug 17, 2022
TikTok Is ‘Shadow-Promoting’ Banned Content in Russia
The company said it would prevent Russia-based users from uploading fresh content—but some new videos are still showing up on FYPs.
9 minutes | Aug 16, 2022
A Suspected Killer’s Fans Are Still Promoting Him Online
After a local politician and two others were gunned down in the Philippines, posts supporting the suspect continue to gain traction on social media.
7 minutes | Aug 15, 2022
Tech’s Offshore Hiring Has Gone Into Overdrive
Companies that once battled to hire employees close to home are now turning to Latin America and other markets for talent.
5 minutes | Aug 12, 2022
Amazon Workers in the UK Walk Out in a Cost-of-Living Rebellion
After news of a “pointless” pay increase spread, workers at three warehouses stopped work to demand higher wages as inflation and interest rates surge.
11 minutes | Aug 11, 2022
Beware the Contract Clause Loading US Workers With Debt
Nurses, retail workers, and other employees can owe thousands of dollars just for quitting their job—or getting laid off.
8 minutes | Aug 10, 2022
What Twitter’s Move to Shutter Offices Signals for Big Tech
Companies are cutting costs by embracing remote setups, but what happens to the hubs they leave behind?
14 minutes | Aug 9, 2022
The Rise and Fall of a Bitcoin Mining Sensation
Compass Mining grew quickly during crypto’s halcyon days. Now, its customers and their thousands of mining machines are stuck.
6 minutes | Aug 8, 2022
Wikipedia Articles Sway Some Legal Judgments
An experiment shows that overworked judges turn to the crowdsourced encyclopedia for guidance when making legal decisions.
8 minutes | Aug 5, 2022
Kenya’s Threat to Ban Facebook Could Backfire
Meta has allowed ads that include hate speech and calls for violence ahead of the country’s elections. But experts warn that a shutdown isn’t the answer.
8 minutes | Aug 4, 2022
Data Centers Are Facing a Climate Crisis
Companies are racing to cool down their servers as energy prices and temperatures soar. And the worst is yet to come.
8 minutes | Aug 3, 2022
Big Tech Can’t Stop Obsessing Over Apple and TikTok
Earnings season was dominated by two companies—both existential threats to their competition.
8 minutes | Aug 2, 2022
Why Google Sued the Descendants of a Railroad Tycoon and a Civil War General
To secure the land for its multibillion-dollar Downtown West development, the company has had to track down dozens of distant relatives of 19th-century landowners.
13 minutes | Aug 1, 2022
The Fallout From Apple’s Bizarre, Dogged Union-Busting Campaign
Workers are calling on management to stop inflicting “traumatic” pressure on other workers trying to unionize.
11 minutes | Jul 29, 2022
EV Makers Think They’ve Figured Out What Women Want
Men are more likely to buy electric vehicles, and carmakers are eager to diversify their base. But what will it take to close the gender gap?
8 minutes | Jul 28, 2022
The Chip Shortage is Easing—But Only For Some
Certain chips have caught up with demand, thanks to stockpiling and reduced consumer spending, but the semiconductor supply chain is still snarled up.
7 minutes | Jul 27, 2022
BeReal Basics: How to Use the 'Unfiltered' Social Media App
Post within the two-minute window to share off-the-cuff photos with your friends—and the world.
11 minutes | Jul 25, 2022
Abortion Pill Demand Is Driving an Underground Network
Desperate people in the US and beyond are turning to an unregulated, cross-continental supply chain.
9 minutes | Jul 22, 2022
Is It a Bird? Is It a Plane? No, It’s a Flying Ferry
An electric hydrofoil ferry could be the future of public transportation in Stockholm—and beyond.
12 minutes | Jul 21, 2022
Juul Nears Its Last Gasp—After It Hooked a Generation on Vaping
The startup used regulatory loopholes and marketing to make nicotine cool. Now the FDA threatens to shut the company down, but new rivals are taking over.
8 minutes | Jul 20, 2022
Amazon’s ‘Safe’ New Robot Won’t Fix Its Worker Injury Problem
The company’s warehouses demand a fast pace of workers, and have higher injury rates than at competing firms.
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