Experts say the privacy promise—ubiquitous in online services and apps—obscures the truth about how companies use personal data
In one town, police say products like Nextdoor and Ring are helping fight crime. But racism and vigilantism are pervasive on safety platforms
Even accounting for factors lenders said would explain disparities, people of color are denied mortgages at significantly higher rates than White people
Several states are trying to crack down on the harassment tactic
The Markup found dozens of pins containing hateful content, which raises questions about the platform’s moderation strategy
Volatile markets, no regulation, and a host of sketchy financial products make investing in cryptocurrency a little like playing the lottery.
The internet’s original data collection tool is still ubiquitous, even as the web moves away from it