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Video Surfaces Of Bloomberg Suggesting Trans Rights Hurts Dem Campaigns

Another controversy has unfolded ahead of former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg’s first Democratic presidential debate appearance Wednesday night. In a 2019 video first reported by Buzzfeed News Tuesday, Bloomberg is shown describing transgender people as “he, she, or it” and “some guy in a dress” who enters women’s locker rooms during a forum hosted by the Bermuda Business Development Agency in Manhattan last year. Bloomberg particularly took aim at Democratic presidential candidates a...
Tags: News, New York City, Bloomberg, Manhattan, Donald Trump, Michael Bloomberg, Mike, BuzzFeed News, Isaac Mizrahi, 2020 Elections, Summer Concepcion, Buzzfeed News Tuesday Bloomberg, Bermuda Business Development Agency


Video Of Bloomberg Suggesting Trans Rights Hurts Dem Campaigns Surfaces

Another controversy has unfolded ahead of former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg’s first Democratic presidential debate appearance Wednesday night. In a 2019 video first reported by Buzzfeed News Tuesday, Bloomberg is shown describing transgender people as “he, she, or it” and “some guy in a dress” who enters women’s locker rooms during a forum hosted by the Bermuda Business Development Agency in Manhattan last year. Bloomberg particularly took aim at Democratic presidential candidates a...
Tags: News, New York City, Bloomberg, Manhattan, Donald Trump, Michael Bloomberg, Mike, BuzzFeed News, Isaac Mizrahi, 2020 Elections, Summer Concepcion, Buzzfeed News Tuesday Bloomberg, Bermuda Business Development Agency


Class action suit against Clearview AI cites Illinois law that cost Facebook $550M

Just two weeks ago Facebook settled a lawsuit alleging violations of privacy laws in Illinois for the considerable sum of $550 million. Now controversial startup Clearview AI, which has gleefully admitted to scraping and analyzing the data of millions, is the target of a new lawsuit citing similar violations. Clearview made waves earlier this year with a business model seemingly predicated on wholesale abuse of public-facing data on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and so on. If your face is visible...
Tags: Facebook, New York, Privacy, California, Government, Tech, Illinois, BuzzFeed News, Twitter Facebook Instagram, CDW, ClearView, BIPA, Clearview AI, API Clearview


Senate passes Iran war powers resolution, Schumer admits it would take a 'miracle' for Trump not to veto

The Senate has voted to limit President Trump from pursuing military action against Iran without approval from Congress, and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) is holding out some hope he won't veto it.The Senate in a 55 to 45 vote Thursday passed Sen. Tim Kaine's (D-Va.) resolution, with eight Republicans joining the effort to ensure Trump receive authorization from Congress before taking military action against Iran, The New York Times reports. The resolution was not passed ...
Tags: News, Congress, Senate, White House, Bloomberg, Iran, New York Times, R Kelly, Trump, BuzzFeed News, Schumer, Chuck Schumer, Sen Tim Kaine


US senators including Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren slam Amazon's record on worker safety in new letter

Fifteen US senators including Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and Kamala Harris tore into Amazon in a letter to CEO Jeff Bezos published Friday, describing the company's record on worker safety as "dismal." In the letter, the senators expressed "serious concern" about the safety of Amazon's employees, citing numerous recent reports of worker mistreatment. On Monday night, Amazon's public-relations chief, Jay Carney, sparred with journalists on Twitter after some took issue with an op-ed arti...
Tags: Amazon, Elon Musk, Elizabeth Warren, US, Trends, Atlantic, New York Times, Carney, Jeff Bezos, Times, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, Sanders, Bernie, Bezos, BuzzFeed News


Clearview AI Wants To Sell Its Facial Recognition To Authoritarian Regimes

popcornfan679 shares a report from Buzzfeed: Clearview has been touting a "rapid international expansion" to prospective clients using a map that highlights how it either has expanded, or plans to expand, to at least 22 more countries, some of which have committed human rights abuses. The document, part of a presentation given to the North Miami Beach Police Department in November 2019, includes the United Arab Emirates, a country historically hostile to political dissidents, and Qatar and Singa...
Tags: Buzzfeed, Singapore, Tech, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, New York University, BuzzFeed News, ClearView, Albert Fox Cahn, North Miami Beach Police Department, Surveillance Technology Oversight Project, Clearview But Buzzfeed


BuzzFeed News is ready for life without Ben Smith

Shortly after Ben Smith announced that he was resigning as editor in chief of BuzzFeed News to join the New York Times, staffers at the New York City headquarters gathered to pepper him with questions about the decision and about what comes next. One question in particular stood out.
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Clearview AI, the controversial company building a searchable database of peoples' faces, is reportedly planning a 'rapid international expansion' that includes countries with documented human rights abuses

Clearview AI, the company that built a controversial tool that lets users identify people by uploading a picture of their face, is reportedly planning an international expansion The company, which sells to law enforcement, is marketing its software to authoritarian regimes across the globe, including countries that have committed human rights abuses, according to a report by BuzzFeed News. It has scraped billions of photos from social media sites in order to build a searchable facial recogniti...
Tags: US, Trends, Qatar, Canada, New York Times, Bill Gates, Silicon Valley, Andreessen Horowitz, BuzzFeed News, Facebook Twitter Google, Facebook YouTube Twitter, ClearView, Twitter YouTube Facebook, United Arab Emirates Singapore, Clearview AI, BuzzFeed News Clearview


Fake news network stole from legit sites, flooded Google News and Alerts. Report blames NASDAQ & Thomson Reuters ex-employees.

“A network of dozens of fake local news sites has been stealing content from major media organizations and flooding Google News and Alerts results for years,” says Craig Silverman. “I tracked the scheme back to a former NASDAQ and Thomson Reuters employee.” Source: MoniqueOMadan From the Buzzfeed News report: A BuzzFeed News investigation has identified a network of roughly 100 sites dating back to at least 2015 that have been plagiarizing stories from major news organizations, masqueradin...
Tags: Facebook, Post, Business, News, Media, Scams, North Carolina, Nasdaq, Google News, Thomson Reuters, Boston Globe, Tim, BuzzFeed News, Matt, Craig Silverman, Grifters


Facebook has sent a cease-and-desist letter to facial recognition startup Clearview AI for scraping billions of photos

Facebook has sent a cease-and-desist letter to a facial recognition startup after it scraped billions of images from the social media site without permission. The social media giant told Buzzfeed News it had sent "multiple" letters to Clearview AI about the issue and claimed the startup's actions "violate" its policies. New York-based startup Clearview AI, which describes itself as operating in "full compliance with the law," develops facial recognition technology for catching criminals used b...
Tags: Facebook, New York, US, Trends, New York Times, Cbs, BuzzFeed News, Google YouTube, Instagram Facebook, ClearView, YouTube s Terms of Service, Business Insider New York, Clearview AI


U.S. citizen dies in border patrol custody

A U.S. citizen has died in government custody, Customs and Border Patrol announced Wednesday.Border patrol agents arrested the 32-year-old man Tuesday afternoon "after he was identified as a suspect in an alien smuggling incident," BuzzFeed News reports via a CBP statement. "At around 6:00 p.m., during processing at the Brackettville Station, the man began exhibiting signs of distress," the statement continued. "EMT-certified agents" began tending to the man, and an ambulance took him to a local...
Tags: New York, News, CBP, Customs, Border Patrol, Trump, BuzzFeed News, Brian Kilmeade, Romney, Del Rio Texas, Brackettville Station, Brackettville Texas


Cards Against Humanity Buys ClickHole, Turning It Into a Majority Employee-Owned Company

An anonymous reader quotes a report from BuzzFeed News: Cards Against Humanity, the card game company, purchased ClickHole.com from its owners at G/O Media on Monday for an undisclosed amount in an all-cash deal, BuzzFeed News has learned. ClickHole's employees will become the majority owners of the site. Although terms were not disclosed, the Wall Street Journal reported in November that the sale price was likely to be less than $1 million. The Onion, which created ClickHole, will remain a part...
Tags: Tech, Wall Street Journal, Cards Against Humanity, Max Temkin, BuzzFeed News, Temkin, Clickhole, Steve Etheridge, G O Media, Majority Employee Owned Company, Cards Against Humanity ClickHole


Iowa Democratic Party chair on when full caucus results will come out: 'Today, tomorrow, the next day, a week, a month'

Will we actually have the full results of the Iowa caucuses before the New Hampshire primary?The Iowa Democratic Party isn't providing much clarity on that. In a Tuesday call with the 2020 campaigns, officials only promised that more than half of the results of Monday's caucuses, which were delayed amid technical issues, will be released this afternoon, The Associated Press reports."We are going to release the majority of results that we have by 4 p.m. today," Iowa Democratic Party Chair...
Tags: Post, News, Washington Post, America, New Hampshire, Iowa, Associated Press, Biden, Trump, BuzzFeed News, Iowa Democratic party, Buttigieg, Iowa Democratic Party Chair Troy Price, New Hampshire primary?The Iowa Democratic Party


Ancestry.com rejected a police warrant to access user DNA records on a technicality

DNA profiling company Ancestry.com has narrowly avoided complying with a search warrant in Pennsylvania after a search warrant was rejected on technical grounds, a move that is likely to help law enforcement refine their efforts to obtain user information despite the company’s efforts to keep the data private. Little is known about the demands of the search warrant, only that a court in Pennsylvania approved law enforcement to “seek access” to Utah-based Ancestry.com’s database of more than 15 m...
Tags: Health, Security, Apps, Utah, Microsoft, Privacy, California, Government, Tech, Law Enforcement, Genetics, Pennsylvania, United States, Aclu, University Of California Berkeley, Biotech


DBP Donut takes a trip into short form storytelling with “The Ride”

DBP Donut, the advertising and short-form entertainment production company launched by Mark and Jay Duplass (darlings of independent film and TV) and their partners Charlie Leahy and Nigel Lopez-McBean, unveiled their new short-form production “The Ride” last week at the Sundance Film Festival. It’s the latest foray into the micro-narrative genre from the Duplass brothers, who have made their careers in the entertainment business by coming up with creative ways to make money off of their indepen...
Tags: TC, Hbo, La, New York City, Los Angeles, Tech, Amazon Prime, Netflix, Jay, Sundance, Mark, Jay Duplass, Wayne, Phillips, BuzzFeed News, Duplass


Cards Against Humanity bought humor site ClickHole and turned over ownership to its employees

Cards Against Humanity bought satire website ClickHole from G/O Media, as first reported by BuzzFeed News. As part of the all-cash deal, ClickHole's employees will become majority-owners of the site, according to BuzzFeed. The card game company will support ClickHole financially, but will let it operate independently. ClickHole has had multiple owners since the site was started by The Onion in 2014 — most recently, the same private equity firm that has battled with writers at Deadspin over edi...
Tags: Elon Musk, Trends, Cards Against Humanity, Musk, Deadspin, Max Temkin, Univision, BuzzFeed News, Great Hill Partners, Jim Spanfeller, Elon Musk Join, G O Media, Business Insider G O Media


Finance blog Zero Hedge was banned from Twitter for Wuhan coronavirus misinformation. It's not the first time the publication has raised eyebrows.

Zero Hedge, a financial blog that rose to popularity in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, was permanently suspended from Twitter for what the platform deemed as spreading misinformation over the Wuhan coronavirus.  The site has been described as "far-right" and "pro-Trump" after it was first established as a strong voice offering counter-culture takes in finance and politics.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The financial blog Zero Hedge was permanently suspended from...
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Clearview AI Is Struggling To Address Complaints As Its Legal Issues Mount

An anonymous reader quotes a report from BuzzFeed News: Clearview AI, the facial recognition company that claims to have amassed a database of more than 3 billion photos scraped from Facebook, YouTube, and millions of other websites, is scrambling to deal with calls for bans from advocacy groups and legal threats. These troubles come after news reports exposed its questionable data practices and misleading statements about working with law enforcement. Following stories published in the New York...
Tags: Tech, New York Times, New Jersey, Manhattan, Illinois, Joe Montana, BuzzFeed News, Facebook YouTube, ClearView


Ben Smith is leaving BuzzFeed for the New York Times

Ben Smith, the former political blogger who built BuzzFeed News into a digital powerhouse, announced Tuesday that he is leaving the website and joining The New York Times as the newspaper's media columnist.
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British man dies in US immigration detention in Florida

* Death of man, 39, initially attributed to hanging * UK Foreign Office said to be in touch with man’s wifeA British man has died while being held in US immigration detention in Florida, the Guardian has confirmed.The death was first reported by BuzzFeed News, which said the man was 39 years old and that the cause was initially attributed to asphyxiation due to hanging. The incident was reported to have occurred on Saturday last week.“Our staff are in contact with the US authorities following th...
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British man dies in US immigration detention in Florida

Death of man, 39, initially attributed to hangingUK Foreign Office said to be in touch with man’s wifeA British man has died while being held in US immigration detention in Florida, the Guardian has confirmed.The death was first reported by BuzzFeed News, which said the man was 39 years old and that the cause was initially attributed to asphyxiation due to hanging. The incident was reported to have occurred on Saturday last week. Continue reading...
Tags: Florida, US, UK News, US news, Guardian, US immigration, Foreign Office, BuzzFeed News


The life and rise of Lil Nas X, the 'Old Town Road' singer who went viral on TikTok and just won his first 2 Grammys (AMZN)

Lil Nas X is one of the most popular musical artists in the world right now with the wildly popular, record-setting song "Old Town Road." The 20-year-old artist rose to fame in 2019 after his hit song first went viral on short-form video app TikTok, and has since set a record for the longest-running song at the No. 1 spot on Billboard Hot 100. He also made headlines when he came out as gay during the height of his viral career, saying he felt "pushed by the universe" to come out during Pride ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Youtube, Nicki Minaj, Time, US, Trends, Atlanta, Georgia, Walmart, Nas, Katy Perry, Silicon Valley, Jeff Bezos, Rolling Stone, Seattle


Clearview AI founder linked to Trump world and Far-Right, NYPD denies facial recognition firm's boast that it helped catch terrorist suspect

• Hoan Ton-That, founder of facial recognition tech firm Clearview AI, previously connected to Trump world figures and online hate extremists, reports Buzzfeed News • Chuck Johnson, Mike Cernovich, and Rudy Giuliani are among the linked figures named in Buzzfeed report • NYPD disputes facial recognition firm Clearview AI's claim that it identified a terrorism suspect Clearview AI is reported to have built a database of billions of photos that it says can reveal pretty much anyone's identity. ...
Tags: Security, Post, Politics, New York, Technology, News, Privacy, New York City, Tech, Ai, Johnson, Times, Facial Recognition, Delaware, New York Police Department, Rudy Giuliani


Warren Camp Says Sanders Wasn’t Being Sexist: ‘That’s Not What This Is About’

A campaign official for Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-MA) presidential campaign has been advising supporters against accusing Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) of sexism over his comment about whether a woman could win the 2020 race. According to screenshots of a private Twitter group chat obtained by BuzzFeed News, the unnamed staffer told supporters on Monday night that the campaign’s goal was “de-escalation and focusing on our shared goals” after Warren released her statement on her conversation wit...
Tags: News, Elizabeth Warren, Cnn, Hillary Clinton, Warren, Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, Sanders, Bernie, BuzzFeed News, Sen Bernie Sanders, Sen Elizabeth Warren, Democratic presidential primary, Cristina Cabrera, Warren Camp Says Sanders Wasn


Side-by-side headlines show British tabloids praising Kate and shaming Meghan about the same thing

It's hard to think of any reason other than racism for the way the British press looks for every opportunity to lambaste Meghan Markle. Buzzfeed News compiled a bunch of side-by-side headlines to contrast the way the two princesses are treated.
Tags: Post, News, Tabloids, Kate, BuzzFeed News, Meghan, MEGHAN MARKLE, Double Standards


More sources are confirming Sanders told Warren a woman can't be president, saying they heard it directly from Warren

An inflammatory report about Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) may have come from Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) herself.Back in 2018, Sanders and Warren had a meeting to discuss their likely presidential runs against each other, during which Sanders said he didn't think a woman could be elected, CNN reported earlier Monday. Sanders immediately slammed the report as "ludicrous," but more sources are now telling BuzzFeed News the comments match what Warren told them after the meeting.Sanders and W...
Tags: News, Cnn, Delta, Warren, The New York Times, Red Sox, Trump, Sanders, BuzzFeed News, Sen Bernie Sanders, Sen Elizabeth Warren D Mass, Ryan Nobles, Alex Cora


International Spy Museum to update

The International Spy Museum in Washington DC is coming under fire for its controversial torture exhibit. Three Democrats on the Senate Intelligence Committee — Dianne Feinstein, Martin Heinrich, and Ron Wyden — accused the musem last month of “misrepresenting” and “sanitizing” the CIA’s torture program, and requested that further context be added to the exhibit that takes into account the program’s actual effectiveness. The museum’s president, Tamara Christian, responded with her own letter...
Tags: Travel, Washington Dc, Cia, Senate Intelligence Committee, Ron Wyden, All, BuzzFeed News, International Spy Museum, Spy Museum, Torture Exhibit, Dianne Feinstein Martin Heinrich, Tamara Christian


How Bernie Sanders' response to the Soleimani strike stands out

Will today be remembered as the day that Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) "locked up" the 2020 Democratic nomination?Ben Smith, editor-in-chief of BuzzFeed News, suggested Friday there's a "decent chance" of that, noting how Sanders' response to President Trump's ordering of a drone strike that killed Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani stands out among the top candidates in the Democratic field.Democratic presidential candidates have been weighing in on Trump's decision, with Sanders descr...
Tags: News, Elizabeth Warren, America, Joe Biden, Iran, Middle East, Warren, Fox News, Vietnam, Biden, Smith, Bernie Sanders, Trump, Sanders, Mike Pence, BuzzFeed News


The 27 biggest tech scandals of 2019

The past year has seen one tech controversy after another.  From WeWork's failed IPO to Jeff Bezos' divorce and his explosive blog post accusing the National Enquirer of blackmail, no month has been tame.  Below, we've highlighted the biggest scandals of 2019. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The past year has had its fair share of scandal.  From Jeff Bezos' divorce and subsequent feud with the National Enquirer to the WeWork IPO disaster, the tech world has experienced mis...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, New York, Microsoft, Mac, Dick Costolo, California, Washington Post, Youtube, China, Ipo, Virginia, India


How Amazon Sacrifices Safety For Speed For Its Delivery Network

An anonymous reader shares a report: The speed and convenience of Amazon's own delivery network has regularly come at the price of safety, as detailed in an extensive report by BuzzFeed News and ProPublica -- including the death of Joy Covey, Amazon's first CFO, who died when a van delivering Amazon packages turned left in front of her while she was riding her bike. The report details many ways Amazon has sacrificed speed for safety to grow its delivery network and how drivers have made dangerou...
Tags: Amazon, Tech, BuzzFeed News, Dave Clark, Joy Covey Amazon