Disinformation is hiding in plain sight around every corner of the internet, even in the places we trust. However, the solution could be much more scaled-down, experts say. The answer is to start local. As part of the Week of Action Against Disinformation hosted by MediaJustice and the Disinfo Defense League, dozens of civil rights […]
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Big tech companies like Google, Amazon, and Microsoft have already taken over Silicon Valley, but the tech giants seem to be eyeing a second area and industry to conquer: outer space. Microsoft has become the latest Big Tech company to cash in on space satellites, announcing a partnership with its Azure platform and SpaceX earlier […]
A mobile-only platform coupled with the uncertainty of the global pandemic led Quibi to its quick demise. After just six months of existence, the short-form streaming service app Quibi announced on Wednesday it was shutting down. It entered an already-crowded field, competing with Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, and Amazon Prime Video (among many others) for a […]
As we gear up for the November election, all eyes are on tech companies to ensure there’s no spread of misinformation about the voting process or other false claims. In 2016, Russian aids used Facebook to target Americans on the platform, and the manipulated content spreading fake news reached as many as 126 million Americans, […]
Elon Musk’s ambitious goals for Neuralink were put on display last week in a live demonstration, but neuroscientists are still skeptical about the company’s long-term plans to build a brain-machine interface. Neuralink is an implant that directly interfaces with a person’s brain, reading signals from the brain, and even altering it to fix problems. Musk said he eventually […]
Long before we had the internet at our fingertips and before computers weighed less than five pounds, there was a period where computers were a new and exciting technological phenomenon. Nowadays, we expect our computers to work lightning fast, connect to Wi-Fi from anywhere, and pick them up and take them with us wherever we […]
Lyft drivers are slamming the ridesharing company for selling personal protective equipment (PPE) to its drivers through an online store — saying masks and other safety supplies should be provided to them for free. “It’s such an unreasonable and overall ridiculous level of cynicism to sell your workers the protective gear that they need for […]