YouTube

copyright law

How Kids YouTube Star Blippi Used Copyright Law to Hide His Harlem Shake Poop Video

Someone claiming to represent Blippi filed DMCA copyright takedown requests to Google in order to get an embarrassing viral video hidden.
Jason Koebler
2.15.19
King vader

The New, Kinder King of YouTube

King Vader has built his brand on parodies like "Hood Naruto"—and a commitment to avoid beefing.
Rob Dozier
2.14.19
lockpicking

How to Pick a Chastity Cage Lock With a Condom Wrapper

A Valentine’s Day tribute to the kinkier side of lockpicking.
Samantha Cole
2.13.19
YouTube

How YouTube Drives Shane Dawson and Other Creators to Conspiracy Theories

YouTube structurally prioritizes audience feedback, which can drive content-makers to promote conspiracy theories or hate.
Caroline Haskins
2.12.19
YouTube

A Scammer Used YouTube’s Copyright System to Ransom Creators

By submitting fake copyright “flags” a scammer demanded hundreds of dollars via Paypal or Bitcoin and even managed to get past YouTube’s anti-abuse team.
Jack Hauen
2.7.19
Right to Repair

Right to Repair Advocates Are Hosting Youtube Town Halls to Show You How to Get Involved in the Movement

Prominent right to repair advocates are teaching the basics of the movement and how to get in touch with legislators during live YouTube town halls.
Matthew Gault
2.1.19
YouTube

Why Did YouTube Mass Recommend That People Watch News Footage of the 9/11 Attacks?

Thousands of people say that a years-old CNN news feed from the morning of the September 11th attacks has been resurfaced by YouTube's recommendation algorithm.
Rob Dozier
1.18.19
DIY

YouTuber Builds Cursed DIY Dual-Screen ‘Laptop’

Finally, you can take two screens on the go... sort of.
Matthew Gault
1.16.19
CYBER

How the PewDiePie Printer Hacks Turned Toxic

This week on CYBER, Motherboard talks about how a PewDiePie superfan and hacker was burned by YouTubers.
Jason Koebler
1.15.19
good habits

Life After a Brain Tumor With Simone Giertz, the Queen of Shitty Robots

For years, Giertz’s robo-fails have made us laugh. Now she wants to build something that will actually help people.
Ali Jaffe
1.14.19
PewDiePie

Hackers Deface Wall Street Journal With Pro-PewDiePie Message

The Wall Street Journal has previously shown how YouTube megastar PewDiePie pushed anti-semitic messages. Now, someone appears to have defaced a section of the WSJ’s website with a pro-PewDiePie message.
Joseph Cox
12.17.18
YouTube

Why People Are Eating Chalk on Instagram

There are tens of thousands of "ASMR" chalk-eating videos on Instagram.
Caroline Haskins
12.10.18
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