Morgan Meaker

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Twitter Is on a Collision Course With Europe

From the outside, it might not look like much has changed in the repurposed 1970s office block that serves as Twitter’s European headquarters. But inside, the mood has soured.Just like in the...

Clearview Stole My Face and the EU Can't Do Anything About It

Pimeyes is technically different from Clearview because it does not store faces in a database, but instead searches the internet for faces when a user uploads a picture, according to privacy experts. The...

Uber Squeezed Europe’s Taxi Drivers. Now It Wants to Hire Them

Drivers like Hubert might be skeptical of Uber’s deals, but within some unions there is real hostility toward the company. “We don’t expect anything from Uber. It is a predatory multinational that...

The Gig Law Causing Chaos in California Strip Clubs

Many clubs decided to restructure the way dancers are paid after AB 5 was introduced in 2019, taking larger cuts of the money workers earned through private dances. Dancers say that even...

The Hottest Startups in Paris

It feels fitting that Paris’ largest startup campus is 300 meters long—the same size as the Eiffel Tower. Built in an old freight train station, Station F is home to 1,000 early...

How A British Teen’s Death Changed Social Media

Instagram also hides search terms—but only if the term or phrase itself is promoting or encouraging self-harm, says Tara Hopkins, head of EMEA public policy at Instagram. “For other search terms related...

How Bots Corrupted Advertising

“As a result of this elaborate scheme, the defendant falsified billions of ad views and caused businesses to pay more than $7 million for ads that were never actually viewed by real...

The Quest to Find Twitter’s Elusive Bot Team

I turn my attention to Dublin, where I find Fabian (not his real name), a former moderator who, until earlier this year, worked for Twitter via the outsourcing company CPL. Unlike another...

Morgan Meaker

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