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Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook Would Have Prevented the Iraq War

Addressing a group of rightfully bored-looking Georgetown students, one of whom was allegedly escorted out for failing to silence their phone, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg used his much-anticipated speaking engagement today primarily to try to rewrite the history of his data collection company. Read More >>

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Uber Lays Off 350 More Employees in Latest Blood Sacrifice

According to a letter sent by Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, about 350 more staffers at the not-a-cab company are being laid off across multiple departments, marking its third major round of layoffs in about as many months. Read More >>

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Won’t Someone Please Think of Microsoft?

Late last night, an email leaked to advocacy group Fight For The Future detailed how Github – the code repository Microsoft bought last year for $7.5 billion – would be renewing its contract with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the agency at the forefront of carrying out the Trump administration’s xenophobic war on immigrants that’s left at least seven children dead and tens of thousands more in cages. Read More >>

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Match.com Knowingly Profited Off Romance Scammers, FTC Suit Claims

It’s no easy task finding love online. It’s harder still when some of the many dating service options are littered not with hot singles in your area, but with scammers, as has evidently been the case with Match.com, according to a newly filed lawsuit by the Federal Trade Commission. Read More >>

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Netflix Turns Negative

Counter to the standard tech ethos – move fast, break stuff, crowbar stodgy old industry players up by their comfortable roots – the fight to control Americans’ streaming-TV dollars has been more of a slow-motion car wreck. And it’s largely been those stodgy old empires doing most of the shoving. Read More >>

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Airbnb is Going Public

Airbnb announced that it expects to become a publicly traded company next year, in a press release made in accordance with Rule 135 of the US Securities Act of 1933. Read More >>

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Worse Than Previously Reported: The Facebook Story

The most powerful tool in Facebook’s considerable arsenal isn’t its incalculable trove of user data or yearly revenue that exceeds the GDP of more than a few sovereign nations – it’s the platform’s ability to spread out any PR disaster over months or years so that all but the most dogged beat reporters stop giving a shit entirely. Read More >>

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Employee Reportedly Fell to His Death at Facebook Headquarters

A Facebook employee has died at the company’s Menlo Park, California headquarters around 11:30am local time yesterday. Read More >>

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Before US Senate Inquiry, Facebook Scrambles to Look Busy

“There’s been a general feeling from the platform companies of kind of playing rope-a-dope with the Congress,” Senator Ed Markey told a small audience gathered in the US Federal Election Commission’s headquarters around 9am on Tuesday. Four hours later, Markey’s well-informed inference was proven true yet again when Facebook trotted out a new blog post titled “Combating Hate and Extremism,” Read More >>

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Elon Musk: I Was Using the Other Definition of ‘Paedo Guy,’ You See

It’s a common misconception that words have meaning – specifically that “paedo guy,” for all intents and purposes, would refer to a man (guy) who harbours or acts on sexual attraction towards children (paedophile.) In this simple confusion of terms, you would be excusably but insurmountably wrong, argues Elon Musk in a recent court filing. Read More >>

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Uber Ruthlessly Prioritises 435 People Out of a Job

Uber has laid off 265 engineers and 170 members of its product team because it is a successful company based on sound financials that is not badly in need of a drastic overhaul. Read More >>

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Chloë Grace Moretz’s Twitter Hacked, Apparently by Same Group That Took Over Jack Dorsey’s

Less than a week after CEO Jack Dorsey’s Twitter account was compromised by hackers, actress Chloë Grace Moretz – the 22-year-old actress of Kick-Ass fame – briefly lost control of her account as well. Read More >>

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Facebook is a Dating Platform Now

Facebook – a company that knows everything about you – is a dating platform now. Seemingly it’s deeply invested in getting you to fuck your friends! You can start screaming now, or in unison with me as I read through their announcement post. Read More >>

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YouTube, Which Remains Exhaustingly Inconsistent, Reinstates Several Banned Far-Right Channels

YouTube is absolutely capable of keeping white nationalists from hijacking its platform, but is it even remotely interested in doing so? Sigh along with me as we review the site’s latest exploits. Read More >>

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Jack Dorsey’s Twitter Account Appears to Have Been Hacked

Starting around 8:45pm BST, the account of Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey sent out approximately 20 out-of-character tweets, which included the apparent names of a hacking crew, as well as racial slurs. Read More >>