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How Will Brands Invest Social Ad Budgets Pulled from the Facebook Boycott?

Facebook is in the midst of a boycott by some large advertisers during this month of July 2020. While Facebook’s stock price hit an all-time high on July 7th, one of the key boycott dates, all is not sunny in Menlo Park. A meeting that same day between Mark Zuckerberg and his team, with key civil rights organizations did not go particularly well. Facebook shared an audit they commissioned, from which The New York Times pulled the line: “With less than five months before a presidential electio...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Pinterest, Instagram, Microsoft, Washington Post, India, Seo, United States, New York Times, Gizmodo, Forrester, Social Advertising, Social Media Advertising, Media Buying, Menlo Park

Trump’s Racist Coronavirus Response Foreshadows the Injustice to Come (gizmodo)

Back in May, I wrote that the that the worst case response to the coronavirus was accepting the mounting death toll as the only path forward, and that it mirrored the worst possible approach to the climate crisis. I was wrong. There’s something much, much worse, and we are living through it now.Read more... [Author: Brian Kahn on Earther, shared by Brian Kahn to Gizmodo]
Tags: News, Gizmodo, Trump, Brian Kahn, Brian Kahn on Earther, shared by Brian Kahn to Gizmodo

New records show Google, Microsoft, and Amazon have thousands of previously unreported military and law enforcement contracts (GOOG, GOOGL, MSFT, AMZN)

New research shows that Silicon Valley companies have thousands of previously-unreported subcontracts with the US military and federal law enforcement including ICE and the FBI. The subcontracts were surfaced through open records requests filed by Jack Paulson, a former Google researcher who previously joined coworkers to pressure the company not to work with the Pentagon. Microsoft has more than 5,000 previously unreported subcontracts with the Department of Defense and federal law enforcemen...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, US, Trends, Department Of Defense, Fbi, Silicon Valley, Pentagon, Gizmodo, Google Microsoft, Google Amazon, Microsoft Google, Poulson, Jack Poulson, Jack Paulson

Apple and T-Mobile are being hit with a class action lawsuit over a security flaw that exposed iMessages and FaceTime calls (AAPL)

Apple and T-Mobile are facing a class action lawsuit over security concerns regarding an issue that made it possible for third parties to access communications sent through Apple's iMessage and FaceTime services. The complaint says a flaw caused an Apple ID to remain tethered to a T-Mobile SIM card and phone number even after the iPhone owner in question had stopped using that SIM card and phone number. As such, the previous owner of the SIM card was able to receive FaceTime calls and iMessage...
Tags: Apple, Trends, Ars Technica, United States, Gizmodo, Facetime, Aapl, Bloomberg Law, Tigran Ohanian, Regge Lopez

Former Yahoo Engineer Who Infiltrated 6,000 Accounts Avoids Jail

This week finally saw the federal sentencing of a former Yahoo software engineer who "admitted to using his access through his work at the company to hack into about 6,000 Yahoo accounts" back in 2018, according to America's Department of Justice: Ruiz admitted to targeting accounts belonging to younger women, including his personal friends and work colleagues. He made copies of images and videos that he found in the personal accounts without permission, and stored the data at his home. Once he ...
Tags: Yahoo, America, Tech, Fbi, Tracy, Silicon Valley, Department Of Justice, Gizmodo, Bay Area, Ruiz, SSO, Reyes Daniel Ruiz, Facebook Gmail DropBox, Daniel Kaleba, Kaleba

Work From Home Without Distraction: The Headphones Gizmodo and Lifehacker Recommend

Ask any seasoned home office worker, and they’ll probably tell you that a good pair of headphones or earbuds is crucial to staying focused and drowning out the noise of your uncontrollable surroundings. There’s no need to listen to your neighbors having their trees trimmed at 7 AM sharp or your roommate’s hourly…Read more...
Tags: Science, Audio, Tech, Headphones, Wireless Headphones, Gizmodo, Amazon Search

Tech employees are selling referrals online to job candidates for under $50 to help them get hired at Google, Facebook, and other industry giants

A website is allowing prospective tech employees to anonymously purchase a job referral from existing tech workers for $20 to $50 apiece. Rooftop Slushie, created by the makers of techie chat favorite Blind, has hosted 11,000 referral transactions since it was launched in 2019. Facebook and Google referrals are the most popular. The "vendors" are established employees at companies like Amazon, Google, and Twitter who can become verified on the website and vet candidate submissions before accep...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Hbo, Trends, Silicon Valley, Kim, Gizmodo, Blind, Slushie, Google Facebook, Google Amazon, Amazon Google, Nelson Big Head Bighetti, Seth King, Melia Russell

Record-Breaking Lightning Just Chilled in the Sky for 17 Seconds (gizmodo)

Lighting usually lasts for a couple seconds at most. Except for when it really, super doesn’t. On March 4, 2019, there was a lightning flash in Argentina that lasted for 16.73 seconds.Read more... [Author: Dharna Noor on Earther, shared by Brian Kahn to Gizmodo]
Tags: News, Argentina, Gizmodo, Brian Kahn, shared by Brian Kahn to Gizmodo, Dharna Noor on Earther, Dharna Noor

After deflecting scandals for years, Facebook now faces a rapidly growing advertiser boycott that is the biggest threat to its business yet (FB)

Facebook faces a growing advertiser boycott over its failure to curb hate speech on the social network. Unlike many previous scandals that Facebook has weathered, this directly impacts its bottom line. The company has announced a bunch of new rules and changes intended to appease its critics. But some civil rights groups say it's not enough, and the situation will only get more heated as the 2020 US election approaches. Coca-Cola. Verizon. Unilever. Honda. The North Face. Patagonia. REI. The ...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, US, Trends, Unilever, New York Times, Myanmar, Silicon Valley, Gizmodo, Donald Trump, Signal, Zuckerberg, Facebook Audience Network, Rob Price, Hellman, Cambridge Analytica

It Was 100 Degrees in Siberia Today. Yes, That Siberia (gizmodo)

A freak heatwave has been scorching most of the Arctic for weeks now, but it broke records Saturday when the temperature hit 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit in a town in Siberia, one of Russia’s northernmost regions.Read more... [Author: Alyse Stanley on Earther, shared by Alyse Stanley to Gizmodo]
Tags: News, Russia, Arctic, Siberia, Gizmodo, Alyse Stanley, shared by Alyse Stanley to Gizmodo, Alyse Stanley on Earther

Temperature Hits 100 Degrees in Arctic Town in Siberia

An anonymous reader quotes Gizmodo: A freak heatwave has been scorching most of the Arctic for weeks now, but it broke records Saturday when the temperature hit 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit in a town in Siberia, one of Russia's northernmost regions. It's likely the hottest temperature ever recorded north of the Arctic Circle, CBS meteorologist Jeff Berardelli wrote on Twitter, though the recording is still pending verification... Last month, Siberia reported temperatures almost 40 degrees above no...
Tags: Russia, Tech, Arctic, Siberia, Gizmodo, Jeff Berardelli, Arctic Town, Arctic Circle CBS

'Adobe Flash Is Actually Going to Die' In 194 Days

An anonymous reader quotes Gizmodo: Three years ago, long after the rise (and fall) of Flash, Adobe announced that its once-ubiquitous multimedia platform was finally going away. But Adobe never provided a specific date for when Flash would reach its end-of-life. Now we know: Adobe Flash is going to officially die on December 31, 2020. While younger folks should be forgiven for not knowing about Flash, during the late 90s, and into the 2000s, huge swaths of the internet relied on Flash to add...
Tags: Adobe, Tech, Gizmodo, Flash Adobe

West Coast States Are Teaming Up to Build an Electric Highway (gizmodo)

The West Coast is preparing for a future where giant diesel transport trucks go electric. Utilities and state agencies in California, Oregon, and Washington announced a plan to transform highway infrastructure that would speed the transition.Read more... [Author: Yessenia Funes on Earther, shared by Brian Kahn to Gizmodo]
Tags: News, Washington, West Coast, Gizmodo, California Oregon, Brian Kahn, Yessenia Funes on Earther, Yessenia Funes, shared by Brian Kahn to Gizmodo, West Coast States

Make the Most of Your Alone Time With 20% Percent off the Satisfyer Pro 2 [Exclusive] (gizmodo)

20% off Satisfyer Pro 2 | $47 | Bellisa Boutique | Promo code INVENTORYRead more... [Author: Ignacia on Kinja Deals, shared by Gabe Carey to Gizmodo]
Tags: News, Gizmodo, Ignacia, Gabe Carey, Ignacia on Kinja Deals, shared by Gabe Carey to Gizmodo

Why Expanding Highways Makes Traffic Worse

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Gizmodo: Americans drove 40 percent more miles in 2019 than they did in 1994, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. More driving means more congested traffic. So to reduce congestion, it makes sense to build more highway lanes so that more cars can fit. Right? Actually, no. A new report from the policy organization Transportation for America shows that doesn't work at all. Between 1993 and 2017, the researchers found that the largest urban a...
Tags: Tech, Gizmodo, Transportation for America, U S Department of Transportation More

The Cannoli Isn't the Most Overrated Pastry—But It's Close

A recent conversation between employees at Gizmodo dot com (a science and technology website) has led to an ongoing dialogue about the value of pastries. More specifically, my esteemed colleagues discussed—and have continued to discuss on various occasions—what qualifies as the most overrated among these…Read more...
Tags: Science, Regret, Gizmodo, Slideshows, Foodmodo

Three Home Office Printers Our Friends at Gizmodo and Lifehacker Can’t Live Without

Brother Monochrome Laser Printer | $190 | AmazonHP OfficeJet 3830 | $80 | Best BuyBrother HLL2350DW | $120 | AmazonRead more...
Tags: Science, Home Office, Gizmodo, Printers, Computers Accessories

iPhone 4 Turns 10: 'Stop Me If You've Already Seen This'

Sunday marked the 10th anniversary of Steve Jobs introducing the iPhone 4 and FaceTime at WWDC 2010 in San Francisco. A few months prior to the keynote, photos of a prototype iPhone 4 were leaked by Gizmodo after an Apple engineer accidentally left the device behind at a bar in Redwood City, California, leading Jobs to quip "stop me if you've already seen this." iPhone 4 featured an all-new design with a glass and aluminum unibody and squared edges, with Jobs describing it as the thinnest sm...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Ipad, Mac, San Francisco, Rumors, Gizmodo, Facetime, Redwood City California, Jony Ive Apple

Here are 7 steps you can take to secure your phone and data before attending a protest

As Americans continue to take to the streets to protest police brutality and systemic racism, chief concerns for protestors include personal safety and digital security. Your smartphone harbors tons of personal information and can also be used as a tracking device. Here are some precautions that can help prevent surveillants from potentially taking advantage of your data. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Thousands of Americans are protesting police brutality and systemic ra...
Tags: Minneapolis, US, America, Trends, Gizmodo, American Civil Liberties Union, Digital Camera World, George Floyd, Gizmodo As PC Mag, Markup Signal

White House Propaganda Video Falsely Claims 'Domestic Terrorists' Planted Bricks for Protesters

This video, obtained by Gizmodo, was posted to—then deleted from—the official White House Twitter account. Gizmodo has obscured some identities and added commentary but has not altered or edited the source video otherwise.Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Technology, White House, Social Media, Terrorism, Propaganda, Conspiracy Theories, Gizmodo, Donald Trump, White House Twitter, Antifa, George Floyd, George Floyd Protests, Anti Fascism

How to Tip Gizmodo

Have something you think we should know? You can email any of our writers directly, or send general tips to [email protected] Read more...
Tags: Science, Tips, Gizmodo, Tip Gizmodo

Amazon workers slammed the company for supporting the George Floyd protesters while still flogging surveillance tech to police

Amazon on Sunday published a statement expressing solidarity with the Black community in the wake of the George Floyd protests. An activist employee group challenged the company, tweeting: "Which police contracts have you cut? How many remain?" Amazon has numerous ties to law enforcement through its Ring surveillance cameras and facial recognition software Rekognition. A warehouse worker who last week published a blog saying he was suspended for union organizing said the company was "full of i...
Tags: Amazon, New York, Oregon, US, Trends, Jeff Bezos, Gizmodo, Hopkins, Andy Jassy, John Hopkins, Smalls, Jacobin, Amazon s Black, George Floyd, George Floyd a Black, Ioannis Kouvakas

Welcome to the New Gizmodo Dot Com

You’re not just seeing things due to lack of sleep and an overwhelming news cycle. Gizmodo dot com now looks a whole lot different! I know, I know—change sucks. But don’t stress. It’ll be fine—better than fine, in fact, as our redesigned homepage makes it easier to quickly find the wide array of news, reviews,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Gizmodo, Because Theres Not Enough Going On Right Now

Kit Harrington, At Least, Is Happy With Jon Snow's Ending in Game of Thrones (gizmodo)

It’s been a little over a year since the last episode of Game of Thrones aired, giving us a lot of time to reflect on whether or not we were satisfied with how things ended up. This is true for the actors who brought those characters to life, too. And for Kit Harrington, at least, it turned out okay. Read more... [Author: Julie Muncy on io9, shared by Alyse Stanley to Gizmodo]
Tags: News, Gizmodo, Kit Harrington, Julie Muncy, Julie Muncy on io9, Alyse Stanley, shared by Alyse Stanley to Gizmodo

House Leaders Strike Deal To Protect US Web Browsing Data From Warrantless Surveillance

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Gizmodo: After three days of negotiations, House lawmakers have struck a deal on an amendment to protect innocent Americans from being spied on by their own government online. Discussions were carried out behind closed doors over Memorial Day weekend after news broke Friday that House leaders had agreed to allow a vote on an amendment introduced by Reps. Zoe Lofgren and Warren Davidson to prohibit the FBI from collecting Americans' web browsing history wi...
Tags: Tech, Fbi, House, Gizmodo, Zoe Lofgren, Warren Davidson, US Web Browsing Data From Warrantless Surveillance, Lofgren Davidson

Wednesday's Best Deals: Sennheiser Headphones, Wayfair Pillows, Kingdom Hearts, Anker Dual Dash Cam, and More (gizmodo)

A set of Sennheiser 450BT headphones, a Wayfair sale on decorative pillows and blankets, a complete collection of Kingdom Hearts games, an Anker Roav dual dash cam, and a steep discount on NordVPN sound off Wednesday’s best deals.Read more... [Author: Gabe Carey, Ignacia, Sheilah Villari, Quentyn Kennemer, and Jordan McMahon on Kinja Deals, shared by Ignacia to Gizmodo]
Tags: News, Gizmodo, Jordan McMahon, Ignacia, Anker Roav, Quentyn Kennemer, Gabe Carey, Sheilah Villari, and Jordan McMahon on Kinja Deals, shared by Ignacia to Gizmodo

Gallery of "weird" images taken on Mars

Gizmodo's George Dvorsky compiled a gallery of the weirdest images ever taken on mars and I immediately clicked through to ensure that the squirrel was included. The squirrel (above) was included.
Tags: Post, News, Mars, Gizmodo, George Dvorsky

12 of the Weirdest Cases on Unsolved Mysteries (gizmodo)

If (like me) you watched too much true crime TV in the 1990s, the Unsolved Mysteries theme is enough to spark some pleasingly bizarre memories—of aliens, psychics, ghostly phenomena, and host Robert Stack, always there to insist that you (yes, you!) might be able to help solve that night’s string of cases.Read more... [Author: Cheryl Eddy on io9, shared by Kaitlyn Jakola to Gizmodo]
Tags: News, Gizmodo, Cheryl Eddy, Cheryl Eddy on io9, Robert Stack, shared by Kaitlyn Jakola to Gizmodo, Kaitlyn Jakola

The Legacy of Empire Strikes Back's Biggest Spoiler, 40 Years Later (gizmodo)

“No, I am your father.” Five words that changed not just the life of Star Wars’ Luke Skywalker but movies in general.Read more... [Author: Germain Lussier, Vincent Tremblay, and Max Jean-Louis on io9, shared by Kaitlyn Jakola to Gizmodo]
Tags: News, Gizmodo, Luke Skywalker, Germain Lussier, shared by Kaitlyn Jakola to Gizmodo, Kaitlyn Jakola, Vincent Tremblay, and Max Jean-Louis on io9, Germain Lussier Vincent Tremblay, Max Jean Louis

Great, Now Invasive 'Murder Hornets' Are a Thing to Worry About (gizmodo)

Hey 2020, can you chill for, like, five minutes?Read more... [Author: Alyse Stanley on Earther, shared by Alyse Stanley to Gizmodo]
Tags: News, Gizmodo, Alyse Stanley, shared by Alyse Stanley to Gizmodo, Alyse Stanley on Earther