foxconn

Wisconsin Is Fighting to Renegotiate Its Foxconn Deal

Foxconn’s controversial plant in Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin has faced resistance from the beginning. Now, Governor Evers is calling on the tech-manufacturing company to renegotiate.
Caroline Haskins
a day ago
resistance

I Tweeted Like a Member of the #Resistance on Mueller Report Day

I made a #Resistance Twitter account to see if it was easy to join the ecosystem and gain followers. It was, indeed, very easy.
Caroline Haskins
2 days ago
Apple

Is It GOOD or BAD to Use a Dynamite-Triggered Avalanche for an Apple Ad? We Asked Scientists

Apple’s “Don’t mess with Mother (Nature)” video—produced by the Camp4 Collective to promote the iPhone XS—included footage of a man-made avalanche.
Caroline Haskins
2 days ago
climate change

Climate ‘Realists’ Are Delusional

So-called “realistic” responses to climate change don't literally refer to what’s possible. They just refer to what maintains the political status quo.
Caroline Haskins
3 days ago
YouTube

YouTube Gives a New Home to Racist Views on IQ

The topic of IQ has been making a resurgence on YouTube not only as a good way to measure intelligence, but as a tool that can be used to promote scientific racism.
Caroline Haskins
4.12.19
amazon

How Amazon Helped Cops Set Up a Package Theft Sting Operation

Internal documents obtained by Motherboard detail the planning of an anti-package theft operation that used fake Amazon boxes rigged with GPS location trackers.
Caroline Haskins
4.11.19
informed consent

Senators Introduce Bill That Would Ban Websites From Using Manipulative Consent Forms

Platforms have a problem with informed consent. A new Senate bill might change that.
Caroline Haskins
4.9.19
YouTube

YouTube Livestream of Congressional Hearing About ‘Rise of White Nationalism’ Is Filled With White Nationalism

The live comment section of the YouTube live stream of the House Judiciary hearing on hate crimes and white nationalism was filled with hateful trolls.
Caroline Haskins
4.9.19
climate change

Trump Defunded a Climate Advisory Group, So It Went Independent

President Trump stopped funding a climate change advisory committee in 2017. The group just released its first report today as an independent group.
Caroline Haskins
4.4.19
misinformation

WhatsApp Launches a Tip Line for Misinformation in India Ahead of Elections

WhatsApp has been struggling to address misinformation and rumors on its app without compromising security. “Checkpoint Tipline” gives users in India an opt-in option to submit rumors for fact-checking.
Caroline Haskins
4.2.19
traffic

New York Is Getting Congestion Pricing, Whether It's Ready or Not

New York is about to institute congestion pricing, and it will include an exemption for people who make below $60,000 per year.
Ankita Rao
Caroline Haskins
4.1.19
Facebook

Facebook Charged for Discriminatory Housing Ads by Department of Housing and Urban Development

On Thursday, the Department of Housing and Urban Development charged Facebook with violating the Fair Housing Act.
Caroline Haskins
3.28.19
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