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Blame the Minder, Not the Machine

Facebook’s ad network lent itself to abuse by Russian hackers and racists. The problem has nothing to do with algorithms.

Sept. 18 2017 4:54 PMDo Not Follow the Romantic Advice of This Adorable Samsung AdThe device will not explode. Your head might.
Sept. 12 2017 6:44 PMForget the $1,000 iPhoneThe new Apple Watch just might be the future after all.
Sept. 12 2017 4:08 PMWhat You’ll Get in Apple’s New iPhonesIncluding the one that costs $1,000.
Aug. 30 2017 5:18 PMThe Internet of HateAfter Charlottesville, Nazis, white supremacists, and the alt-right have become a lot less welcome on the web. So they’re building their own.
Aug. 28 2017 1:08 AMUber’s Pick for Its New CEO Might Be the Anti–Travis KalanickHe knows how to run a profitable company, employ a diverse, happy workforce, and stand up to Trump. Could Dara Khosrowshahi redeem Uber?
Aug. 22 2017 6:15 PMSilicon Valley’s Bad Culture Starts With Venture CapitalistsIt could end there, too.
Aug. 16 2017 2:10 PMGoDaddy Joins the ResistanceActivists got domain registries to pull the plug on the Daily Stormer. Could that come back to haunt them?
Aug. 10 2017 6:42 PMIs Travis Kalanick a Dead Weight?With a lawsuit, a major Uber investor is trying to purge the former CEO from the company.
Aug. 8 2017 10:50 AMGoogle Was Right to Fire the Memo WriterThat his sexist manifesto even gained traction at the company suggests its workplace culture has a long way to go.
July 31 2017 5:57 PMIt’s Not Enough for Lyft to Be NicerThe company wants to be the better boyfriend of the ride-hailing industry. That won’t be enough to beat Uber, even now.
July 27 2017 6:49 PMBeing the Richest Man in the World Is a DragAt least if you’re Jeff Bezos—and politicians are beginning to accuse you of running a monopoly.
July 26 2017 5:32 PMWho Is Jared Kushner’s Doppelgänger?Declaring his resemblance to Livia Soprano and the girl from Stranger Things isn’t just a weird Twitter thing. It’s an act of revenge.
July 21 2017 4:35 PMUber Needs to Share Its Salary DataAfter a series of sexism scandals, the company says it’s now paying men and women equally. That’s not enough.
July 18 2017 7:14 PMChris Cillizza Is a Bad Pundit and a Good SportHis disastrous Reddit AMA revealed how those traits go hand in hand.
July 14 2017 11:07 AMNewspapers’ Stand Against Tech Giants Won’t Save ThemBut it could help them resolve their existential crisis.
Sept. 18 2017 1:48 PMThe Supreme Court Didn’t See E-Commerce ComingBut it now has a chance to fix a mistake that costs states billions in sales taxes.
Sept. 12 2017 5:58 PMThe iPhone X Is a Lava LampThis is its grooviest use case.
Sept. 11 2017 9:00 PMWhy You’ll Buy Apple’s $1,000 New iPhoneBecause Apple knows some consumers will pay anything—and others just need a little nudge.
Aug. 29 2017 5:05 PMStock MarketingHow Shutterstock tried to cash in on one of the summer’s biggest memes.
Aug. 25 2017 8:40 PMApple’s Wrong TurnThe self-driving car was a dead end. The company’s future is Siri.
Aug. 21 2017 8:25 PMBehold, the Eclipsternet!The tweets, instagrams, and Bonnie Tyler singalongs that turned the total eclipse into a transcendant indoor experience.
Aug. 10 2017 8:07 PMFacebook’s New TV Feature Isn’t a Threat to YouTubeIt’s a threat to Twitter—and its dominance as a “second screen” for TV.
Aug. 9 2017 8:36 PMVacancy. No Nazis Allowed.Airbnb just set an important new standard in how tech firms can fight hate.
Aug. 4 2017 3:43 PMFacebook’s Low Diversity Numbers Aren’t a “Pipeline” ProblemRich companies need to stop blaming the education system.
July 31 2017 4:59 PMTeenage ClicksHow Facebook overcame its “coolness” problem, won back the kids who fled it for Snapchat, and secured its dominance of social media.
July 26 2017 10:31 PMMove Cautiously and Break NothingThe tech industry wants to stand up to Trump and sit down with him. Will Silicon Valley ever truly join the resistance?
July 26 2017 5:09 PMApple’s Silence Is Trump’s WinOnce again, the president is making dubious claims about his role in creating American jobs. Why is Tim Cook letting him do it?
July 20 2017 10:36 AMAmazon Is Coming for Blue Apron’s Meal TicketIf the upstart company has a hope of surviving, it has to make its competitor look like a cheap knockoff.
July 18 2017 4:19 PMHow Google Blunted the Government’s Fair-Pay InvestigationBy making a sly, worrisome argument about employee privacy.
July 5 2017 8:08 PMCNN Clotheslined ItselfThe network may not have “blackmailed” a Reddit user, but it managed to look foolish, self-righteous, and petty.

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