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What Your Airline Won't Tell You About Those Creepy Airport Face Scanners What Your Airline Won't Tell You About Those Creepy Airport Face Scanners

Last week, a Twitter conversation between an airline passenger and JetBlue went viral after she asked about the company’s creepy facial recognition cameras. Mostly, the passenger seemed shocked to learn airlines were scanning customers’ faces at all.

Guess Who's Moving Into the Chewable Bar Space in a More Disruptive Way Guess Who's Moving Into the Chewable Bar Space in a More Disruptive Way

Today, the CEO of a Silicon Valley-spawned startup told TechCrunch that his company was “moving into the chewable bar space in a more disruptive way.” That is, they’re making snack bars.

Look at All These Fucked Up Galaxy Folds [Updated]

Just days after Samsung gave its $2,000 foldable smartphone to reviewers, a troubling number of journalists say their Galaxy Fold units are all jacked up.

The Latest Facebook News Feed Rumor Is So Dumb I Pray It's True The Latest Facebook News Feed Rumor Is So Dumb I Pray It's True

Compared to other apps, Facebook can seem downright antiquated. One blogger described it recently as “a dopey website that sucks to use and look at.” Facebook seems to be aware of this problem, and is now reportedly testing an interface tweak that’s so aggressively dumb I sincerely hope they go for it.

5 Times Jeff Bezos Tried to Warn Us Amazon Is Listening 5 Times Jeff Bezos Tried to Warn Us Amazon Is Listening

Last night, Bloomberg published an alarming report about the “thousands” of Amazon workers paid to listen to Alexa recordings captured in customers’ homes and offices. But users of the company’s digital assistant shouldn’t be too shocked. After all, CEO Jeff Bezos has been trying to tell us for years.

I Can't Believe This Dopey, Busted-Ass Website Is What Messed Up Our Lives I Can't Believe This Dopey, Busted-Ass Website Is What Messed Up Our Lives

Like many people, I don’t use Facebook a lot these days, but when I idly visited the world’s largest digital nation-state this afternoon, I had an odd realization: Wow, it looks like ass.

Russian Military Journal Claims Psychic Soldiers Can Crash Computers and Control Dolphins Russian Military Journal Claims Psychic Soldiers Can Crash Computers and Control Dolphins

A journal published by Russia’s Ministry of Defense became the subject of mockery this week after publishing claims that “Russian specialists” have communicated with dolphins, crashed computer programs, and even looked into safes using the power of telepathy.

The World's Biggest Bee Just Buzzed Into My Heart The World's Biggest Bee Just Buzzed Into My Heart

I don’t remember when or where I was first stung by a bee. What I remember is the pain.

This Tiny, Beautiful Monkey Has Been Stolen and Needs Her Medicine [Update: She's Back] This Tiny, Beautiful Monkey Has Been Stolen and Needs Her Medicine [Update: She's Back]

Update 2/13/2019 9:09 a.m. ET: Early Wednesday morning, West Palm Beach Police tweeted that “Kali is home!” WPBF reports that detectives returned her to zoo officials late last night, but have not said where she was found. Our original story follows.

How TV Pirates Accidentally Pushed a 25-Year-Old Indie Song to the Top of the Charts in Japan How TV Pirates Accidentally Pushed a 25-Year-Old Indie Song to the Top of the Charts in Japan

Last week, an alt-rock mystery puzzled the music press. Almost 25 years after its release, the Dinosaur Jr. song “Over Your Shoulder” appeared at number 18 on Japan’s Hot 100 chart, beating out major new releases like Ariana Grande’s “7 Rings.”

1 in 20 Internet Users Say It Has Caused Them 'Unbearable' Pain 1 in 20 Internet Users Say It Has Caused Them 'Unbearable' Pain

If you’ve experienced terrible pain after negative experiences online, you’re not alone. New research from Microsoft suggests that such agony is widespread, with over a third of global internet users reporting “moderate or severe pain” from online experiences, including 5 percent of survey respondents who said they…

How Did Mark Zuckerberg Kill the Goat? How Did Mark Zuckerberg Kill the Goat?

We have a lot of questions about Facebook’s CEO, some of which we’ve posed on this very website. But a new interview with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has introduced one mystery we absolutely must unravel: Did Mark Zuckerberg shoot a goat to death with lasers?

Twitter CEO: We'd 'Talk About' Banning Trump If He Told Followers to Kill Journalists Twitter CEO: We'd 'Talk About' Banning Trump If He Told Followers to Kill Journalists

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey thinks the company’s “protocol” for politicians who seem to violate the site’s rules is clear. So clear, in fact, that he refused to say if Twitter would ban the president should he explicitly ask his followers to do a bunch of murders.

Can You Guess What's Wrong With This Phone? Can You Guess What's Wrong With This Phone?

While working on a property in Sydney, Australia, a man says he found a wall-mounted phone that “looked dirty and was not working.” Luckily for us, he filmed his subsequent investigation.

Tumblr's Porn Filter Flags Its Own Examples of 'Permitted' Nudity Tumblr's Porn Filter Flags Its Own Examples of 'Permitted' Nudity

According to Tumblr, its new adult content ban doesn’t effect images of “female-presenting nipples” that involve medical situations, are related to political speech, or appear in artwork. Tumblr itself, however, apparently can’t come up with four examples of this its porn filter actually allows.

Gritty Cover-Up? No One Can Explain Mascot's Purple Hole

He’s perhaps this year’s most celebrated figure, but we still know remarkably little about the hirsute, tangerine, hockey monster known as Gritty. Case in point: After sending a half dozen emails to various authorities, I’m no closer to identifying the strange, purple opening on his belly.

Report: Elon Musk Weed Stuff Prompts NASA Probe of SpaceX 'Workplace Safety' Report: Elon Musk Weed Stuff Prompts NASA Probe of SpaceX 'Workplace Safety'

According to the Washington Post, NASA will launch an extensive “safety review” of SpaceX and Boeing, assessing the culture of the two private companies tapped to fly the agency’s astronauts. Citing three unnamed officials, the newspaper reports that the review was provoked by SpaceX CEO Elon Musk’s…

One Simple Design Tweak That Would Actually Fix Twitter One Simple Design Tweak That Would Actually Fix Twitter

On Monday, The Verge reported that Twitter “redesigned” its iOS app to put less emphasis on follower counts, a move in line with CEO Jack Dorsey’s recent comment that the platform has wrongly pushed users to “increase that number.”

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