4chan users pose as Jews to peddle anti-Semitic propaganda on Twitter

A group of 4chan users have taken to Twitter, impersonating Jews and promoting anti-Semitic conspiracy theories following a call to arms on the popular message board. In the original post, the unknown user urged readers to “create a massive movement of fake Jewish profiles on Facebook, Twitter” and other social media platforms. “Since Jews shapeshift…

Cybershoes let you physically walk, run, and jump in VR without leaving your seat

If you ask me, VR is the best thing that’s happened to gaming since the invention of the joystick thanks to the platform’s ability to place users inside of a complete alternate reality. Unfortunately, the spell’s instantly broken the moment you’re forced to take a single step. Cybershoes, a gadget that looks like equal parts Heelies…

Xiaomi, Oppo, and Vivo team up to create an AirDrop competitor

Three of China’s biggest phone makers – Xiaomi, Oppo, and Vivo – are teaming up to create a file-sharing system like Apple‘s AirDrop. Xiaomi announced this “inter-transfer alliance” through a post on WeChat. The new technology will use a combination of Bluetooth and Wi-Fi to transfer files between phones using Xiaomi MIUI, Oppo‘s ColorOS, and Vivo‘s FunTouchOS…

Lobbying group takes out full-page ads to prove Beyond Meat’s veggie burger is unhealthy — but it’s not

Beyond Meat has taken the world by storm. Its signature “bleeding” burger manages to resemble that of real meat and has become a menu item at a number of restaurants, from TGI Friday to Carl’s Jr. — its competitor, Impossible Burger, just rolled out nationwide at Burger King. Perhaps feeling the pressure, a group called…

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite’s lack of accessibility is turning us into muggles

Here’s the good news: there is a Wizarding World after all. Hogwarts, hippogriffs, flying broomsticks, the Ministry of Magic, it’s all real! A most whimsical, freeing, empowering, and inspiring reality exists for wizards and witches, and it’s closely within reach, accessible with a flick of the wand. For many who grew up with the Harry…

Humans have been listening to our ‘AI-transcribed’ conversations for over a decade

It was a scandal. Third-party contractors, many working from places where data protection legislation is lax (or even non-existent), were listening and transcribing recordings of conversations from people who unwittingly believed robots were doing all the work. Conversations about work, finance, and romance were snooped upon, analyzed, and then typed up. I’m not talking about…

The Trump administration drafted an executive order to censor the internet

CNN has obtained a draft of an executive order that could potentially censor huge portions of the internet. In an attempt to stop a perceived “bias” against conservatives, Trump’s plan attempts to strip certain protections from companies like Facebook and Twitter, particularly those protected under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA). Although it’s…

Study: Trump’s paid Peter Thiel’s Palantir $1.5B so far to build ICE’s mass-surveillance network

Perhaps no other company has profited more from the Trump administration’s treatment of undocumented immigrants — and US citizens of similar appearance — than Peter Thiel‘s Palantir. A recent investigation, conducted by Mijente, revealed the US government has at least 29 active contracts with the company worth approximately $ 1.5 billion. This covers Palantir’s work…

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