Brian Barrett

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I Used Facebook Without the Algorithm, and You Can Too

Making your News Feed chronological is an enlightening look at what's really happening on the platform.Facebook is broken, says whistleblower Frances Haugen, who worked on the company’s civic integrity team. In testimony...

How Planes Keep Flying After an Engine Catches Fire

A Boeing 777 shed huge chunks of metal over a Denver suburb over the weekend—but wasn't in danger of going down itself. It feels like a nightmare scenario for airplane...

Robinhood Restricts GameStop Trading—in a Bid to Save Itself

The online broker blocked users from trading several “meme stocks” on Thursday, as regulators take a close look at the WallStreetBets phenomenon. The online brokerage Robinhood launched in 2013 with...

Brian Barrett

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