- Zoom's End-to-End Encryption Will Be for Paying Customers Onlyby Lily Hay Newman on June 3, 2020 at 11:10 pm
The videoconferencing company says it wants to be able to work with law enforcement to catch bad actors on its platform.
- How To Delete Your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTokby WIRED Staff on June 3, 2020 at 8:22 pm
Actually deleting your social media accounts is more complicated than it looks.
- Major Hydroxychloroquine Trial Shows No Prevention Benefitsby Adam Rogers on June 3, 2020 at 7:51 pm
A large, double-blind study examined 821 people who had been exposed to the virus. The drug was no better at stopping Covid-19 infection than a […]
- 16 Health Workers Talk About Their Battles With the Pandemicby Matt Simon on June 3, 2020 at 4:34 pm
WIRED’s video team reached out to doctors, physician assistants, and paramedics, and asked them about their experiences treating Covid-19 […]
- Everything You Need to Know Before Buying a Gaming PCby Cecilia D'Anastasio, Alan Henry on June 3, 2020 at 1:00 pm
Prebuilt gaming computers are more affordable and more powerful than ever. Before you shell out for one, here's some advice.
- Protest Photography Safety Tips: Dos and Don'ts, How to Blur Faces, Essential Gearby Jess Grey on June 3, 2020 at 11:00 am
Here's our guide to taking photos safely at a protest, what not to do, what gear to bring, and how to remove location data and blur faces before […]
- Mark Zuckerberg Believes Only in Mark Zuckerbergby Siva Vaidhyanathan on June 3, 2020 at 11:00 am
Why is he abetting Trump while civil rights leaders and his own employees rebuke him? It's about dominance.
- On Instagram, Black Squares Overtook Activist Hashtagsby Arielle Pardes on June 2, 2020 at 9:56 pm
Early on Tuesday, social media users began posting black boxes with hashtags meant to support Black Lives Matter—they ended up drowning out […]
- The Pentagon’s Hand-Me-Downs Helped Militarize Police. Here’s Howby Brian Barrett on June 2, 2020 at 8:54 pm
Over several decades, the 1033 program has shipped over $7.4 billion of Defense Department property to more than 8,000 law enforcement agencies.
- Protesting Tips: What to Bring, How to Act, How to Stay Safeby Louryn Strampe, Lauren Goode on June 2, 2020 at 8:36 pm
If you're planning on hitting the streets, this guide may be of some assistance.
- Protests Renew Scrutiny of Tech's Ties to Law Enforcementby Sidney Fussell on June 2, 2020 at 8:14 pm
Amazon executives tweeted support for protesters. But the company sells a surveillance tool to police that studies say misidentifies darker-skinned […]
- ‘Nonlethal’ Anti-Protest Weapons Can Cause Serious Harmby Louise Matsakis on June 2, 2020 at 7:55 pm
Rubber bullets and tear gas are billed as relatively safe. They're anything but.
- Trump's Antifa Obsession Is an Unconstitutional Distractionby Emma Grey Ellis on June 2, 2020 at 4:35 pm
The president says the US will designate antifa a terrorist organization. Can he do that? Probably not.
- Facebook 'Manage Activity' Is a Long Overdue Privacy Featureby Lily Hay Newman on June 2, 2020 at 2:00 pm
The new Manage Activity feature will let you archive and bulk delete posts for the first time.
- A Reddit Community Has Become a Memorial for Covid-19 Victimsby Alex Lee, WIRED UK on June 2, 2020 at 1:30 pm
Amid a pandemic, users have turned the subreddit r/LastImages into a digital shrine to remember loved ones lost to the disease.
- How to Sync and Access Your Data Across Devices (2020)by Scott Gilbertson on June 2, 2020 at 12:00 pm
Here's how to open all your files—so you can switch between your phone and laptop seamlessly.
- Rigorous Hand-Washing Will Be Part of Covid-19's New Normalby Maryn McKenna on June 2, 2020 at 11:00 am
The simplest hygiene tasks are the toughest to maintain—take it from the health care experts who have advice about how to make the habit stick.
- The WIRED Coronavirus Glossaryby Boone Ashworth on June 2, 2020 at 11:00 am
Too many Covid-19 buzzwords? Here’s what they all mean.
- More Students Are ‘Stacking’ Credentials en Route to a Degreeby Jon Marcus on June 2, 2020 at 10:00 am
With record numbers of Americans jobless, some are turning to nontraditional programs that offer rewards for completing short courses on specific […]
- In Minneapolis, Neighbors Are Mobilizing—Offlineby Megan Molteni on June 2, 2020 at 1:31 am
Worried about infiltration from extremist groups or police surveillance, residents are turning to pre-internet tactics to help protect homes and […]
- Fortnite’s next live event and season delayed againby Jay Peters on June 3, 2020 at 11:44 pm
Image: Epic Games Epic Games has delayed Fortnite’s next in-game live event and the start of the game’s next season due to widespread outrage over the death of George Floyd and ongoing police brutality in response to protests around the country. The in-game live event, titled “The Device,” will now take place on June 15th. The next season, called Chapter 2 Season 3, will begin on June 17th. “We’re acutely aware of the pain our friends, families, team members, players, and communities are experiencing,” Epic said in a blog post. “We believe in equality and justice, diversity and inclusion, and that these fundamentals are above politics. The team is eager to move Fortnite forward, but we need to balance the Season 3 launch with time for the team to focus on... Continue reading…
- Nintendo’s Donkey Kong statue was not actually stolen from its New York storeby Taylor Lyles on June 3, 2020 at 11:21 pm
Photo by Megan Farokhmanesh / The Verge Fear not: a large Donkey Kong statue at Nintendo’s New York City store has not gone missing after the building was broken into on Monday evening. A now-viral tweet claimed looters removed a life-sized model of the fictional gorilla during demonstrations in Manhattan earlier this week. The tweet featured real images of the Nintendo retail location with police standing outside and broken storefront windows. But it also contained an image, suspected to be Photoshopped, of the Donkey Kong statue missing. Now, Nintendo has set the record straight. “There was no theft of a Donkey Kong statue from Nintendo NY store,” a Nintendo of America spokesperson confirmed to The Verge. YOO THEY LOOTED NINTENDO NYC AND STOLE THE FUCKING DONKEY KONG... Continue reading…
- Amazon warehouse workers sue over risk of COVID-19 infectionby Nick Statt on June 3, 2020 at 10:08 pm
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge A group of three Amazon warehouse employees who work out of the company’s New York fulfillment centers have filed a lawsuit alleging the company put them and their families at risk of COVID-19 infection, according to a report from Bloomberg. One plaintiff, Barbara Chandler, says she contracted the virus in March from a State Island warehouse, known as JFK8. Her cousin, who is also her roommate, later died after experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, the report states. The complaint accuses Amazon of fostering a work environment in which employees “were explicitly or implicitly encouraged to continue attending work and prevented from adequately washing their hands or sanitizing their workstations.” It also claims the company, through quotas and... Continue reading…
- Dyson shares new photos and videos of its canceled electric SUVby Sean O'Kane on June 3, 2020 at 9:45 pm
Images: Dyson Luxury vacuum magnate James Dyson has revealed new photos and a little more information about his company’s failed electric vehicle — a project into which he recently revealed he poured more than half a billion dollars of his own money. In a new blog post on his company’s website, Dyson shows off some of the first images and videos of the real prototype it made before the project was killed last October, as well as a few more computer renderings. He describes the SUV as “a radical car which was loaded with technology,” and says his company “solved lots of problems that are traditionally associated with electric vehicles,” though the project was ultimately abandoned for not being “commercially viable.” Missing from the post is any... Continue reading…
- SpaceX launches latest batch of internet satellites, including one with a visorby Loren Grush on June 3, 2020 at 9:30 pm
Update June 3rd, 9:43PM ET: SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket successfully took off at 9:25PM ET and deployed all 60 satellites into orbit. The rocket also landed on the company’s drone ship in the Atlantic following the launch, marking the fifth time this particular rocket has been recovered after a mission. Original story: Less than a week after sending its first astronauts into space, SpaceX is already preparing for another launch of its Falcon 9 rocket, though this flight will only carry satellites to orbit. From the Florida coast, the company is slated to launch the latest batch of 60 internet-beaming satellites for its ever-growing Starlink constellation on Wednesday night. Once this mission takes off, SpaceX will have launched a little... Continue reading…
- Former Facebook employees forcefully join the chorus against Mark Zuckerbergby T.C. Sottek on June 3, 2020 at 9:03 pm
Photo by Tobias Hase / Picture Alliance via Getty Images Pressure is mounting from all directions on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg for his refusal to take action against posts from President Donald Trump. The latest salvo comes from 33 former employees who worked at the company during its early stages, including some who helped create Facebook’s original community guidelines. The open letter was first published by The New York Times; we have republished the letter in full below. While many of the arguments in the letter have been made before, including recently by The Verge, the letter published today presents a singularly clear and strongly argued case against Zuckerberg’s position. The group of former employees argues that Facebook’s position on moderating Trump is inconsistent, that it... Continue reading…
- Paradox Interactive signs collective bargaining agreement with labor unions in Swedenby Chaim Gartenberg on June 3, 2020 at 8:54 pm
Game developer Paradox Interactive, known best for publishing countless PC strategy games, has signed a collective bargaining agreement with two Swedish unions, Unionen and Saco, with over 200 members combined between the two groups. The new agreement will provide Paradox employees within Sweden with a formal avenue for “influencing their pay, benefits, responsibilities, and more,” and it’s set to be finalized within the quarter. The agreement is only set to cover all of Paradox’s Swedish employees at the company, including those at Paradox Interactive, Paradox Development Studio, Paradox Arctic, and Paradox Malmö. Paradox employees located elsewhere around the world — including the US — won’t be included, although a company... Continue reading…
- California’s statehouse is considering a controversial facial recognition billby Russell Brandom on June 3, 2020 at 8:46 pm
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge As protestors square off against police across the country, California is readying a bill that could expand the state’s use of facial recognition, including for law enforcement purposes. Introduced as Assembly Bill 2261, the bill would provide a framework by which companies and government agencies could legally engage in facial recognition, provided they give prior notice. The bill has been moving slowly through the state legislature since February and is being considered by the Assembly Appropriations Committee this week. For supporters, it’s an important privacy measure, heading off the more extreme uses of widely available technology. Ed Chau, the assemblyman who introduced the bill, called it “the long overdue solution to regulate... Continue reading…
- Some popular Reddit communities go private to protest the platform’s hate speech policiesby Nick Statt on June 3, 2020 at 8:28 pm
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Some of Reddit’s most frequented and active subreddit communities are participating in a collective action this week to protest the platform’s hate speech policies and the current police brutality and racism crisis gripping the US. The decision follows harsh criticism from former CEO Ellen Pao, who said on Twitter earlier this week that the company “monetizes white supremacy and hate all day long.” She also said Reddit should have long ago banned r/The_Donald, the controversial pro-Trump subreddit it quarantined last year for repeatedly violating its rules around hate speech and violent rhetoric. Pao was specifically responding to a post current CEO and co-founder Steve Huffman posted on Monday, in which he said the Reddit community... Continue reading…
- Ultimate Ears’ HyperBoom is my desert island Bluetooth speakerby Cameron Faulkner on June 3, 2020 at 8:27 pm
There’s no such thing as too much of something this good Continue reading…