Tag: big tech

Police Promised Witnesses Free Ring Surveillance Cameras If They Testified Against Neighbors

The police department of El Monte, California, paid for 20 Ring home surveillance cameras with taxpayer money and planned to distribute them to residents who reported crime and promised to testify against them in court, according to documents obtained by Motherboard. The documents, which were obtained via public records request, show that the police department […]

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Amazon Told Police It Has Partnered With 200 Law Enforcement Agencies

At least 200 law enforcement agencies around the country have entered into partnerships with Amazon’s home surveillance company Ring, according to an email obtained by Motherboard via public record request. Ring has never disclosed the exact number of partnerships that it maintains with law enforcement. However, the company has partnered with at least 200 law […]

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Listen Up: Amazon Putting Alexa Into More Automobiles

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What Does Big Tech Want from Buttigieg?

Pete Buttigieg made more than a few jaws drop last week when he released quarterly donation tallies that outperformed his place in the opinion polls by a large margin. Between April and July, Buttigieg raised a staggering $25 million from nearly 300,000 donors—more than any other candidate in the race, including consistent frontrunner Joe Biden […]

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‘Phones Cause Teens to Grow Horns’ Is a Dumb Tech Moral Panic

This morning, the Washington Post published an article that showcased the work of David Shahar and Mark Sayers—two health science researchers from Australia’s University of the Sunshine Coast—who claim that horns are growing from the lower skulls of young people. They claim that it’s linked to a forward-and-down head posture, and one possible cause is […]

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YouTube Is Ending the Era of the Subscriber Count Beef

YouTube announced in a blog post on Wednesday that starting in August, the platform will abbreviate public-facing subscriber counts, meaning that only YouTube creators will have access to their own precise subscriber counts. YouTube said in the blog that the goal of the change was to create “consistency” on the platform, since the “subscribe” button […]

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