Meta Eyes Another Moderator With ‘Traumatizing’ Work Conditions
Employees of outsourcing company Majorel have accused it of underpaying moderators and failing to support them.
Cheaters Hacked an AI Bot—and Beat the Rocket League Elite
Expert players of the popular vehicular soccer game have been caught out by lesser players using a superhuman bot built on cutting-edge machine learning.
Algorithms Allegedly Penalized Black Renters. The DOJ Is Watching
The Department of Justice warned a provider of tenant-screening software that its technology must comply with reasonable housing law.
ChatGPT Has Investors Drooling—but Can It Bring Home the Bacon?
The loquacious bot has Microsoft ready to sink a reported $10 billion into OpenAI. It’s unclear what products can be built on the technology.
Twitter Is a Megaphone for ‘Sudden Death’ Vaccine Conspiracies
By reinstating banned accounts and selling blue checks, Musk has supercharged “the most dangerous” Covid disinformation.
The US Far Right Helped Stoke the Attack on Brazil’s Congress
Right-wing networks from Brazil and the US fueled calls for violence. Experts accuse tech platforms of looking the other way.
The Slow Death of Surveillance Capitalism Has Begun
A European Union ruling against Meta marks the beginning of the end of targeted ads.
Tech Workers Fight for Iran Protesters as Big Tech Plays It Safe
Companies like Google have offered a muted response to unrest in Iran. Grassroots coders are tackling internet censorship on their own.
A Damning US Report Lays Bare Amazon’s Worker Injury Crisis
Investigators found that conditions in three of the company’s facilities risk “serious physical harm” to workers.
Quantum Startups’ Stock Market Dreams Are Decohering
A shortcut to going public, called a SPAC, helped early-stage tech companies raise money. Now some are struggling slumps.
Metaverse Landlords Are Creating a New Class System
Virtual landowners have found a way to put their investments to work, but with unintended consequences.
Big Tech’s Layoffs Highlight How the US Fails Immigrant Workers
Decades-old visa rules mean that job cuts disadvantage workers, companies, and perhaps the whole country.
Right-to-Repair Advocates Question John Deere’s New Promises
The tractor maker is accused of blocking farmers from fixing their own equipment. A new agreement offers concessions—but campaigners say it’s not enough.
Clearview Stole My Face and the EU Can't Do Anything About It
One man’s battle to reclaim his face shows regulators across the bloc are failing to reprimand the US face search engine.
The Gig Law Causing Chaos in California Strip Clubs
Dancers say a law to protect individuals working at ride-hailing and food delivery apps has been used to undercut their livelihoods.
Your Google Searches Are Quietly Evolving. Here’s What’s Next
We went behind the scenes to create sense of Shopping, Ads, and the changes that will shape your internet searches.
Apple’s App Review Fix Fails to Placate Developers
After bad press about its App Store rules, Apple added a way to challenge app rejections. Creators say projects sowever obtain blocked for no good reason.
The Collapse of the UK’s Electric Vehicle Champion
Britishvolt promised investors it would be the cornerstone of the country’s battery industry. Now it faces bankruptcy.
People Love Electric Vehicles! Now Comes the Hard Part
EV sales are booming. But to keep the momentum going and create a dent in carbon emissions, the US will have to build a vast new charging infrastructure
The FAA Outage Lays Bare an Essential System Everyone Hates
A glitch in the so-called NOTAM system caused the agency to ground flights across the US. But its problems go back years.