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Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
Sources: Due to objections from Apple and others, Unicode did not approve a suggested rifle emoji in the latest Unicode 9 update coming this June   —  You can currently purchase a semi-automatic rifle in a major U.S. city in just seven minutes, but don't expect to text someone a rifle emoji anytime soon.
Jun 17, 2016, 4:00 PMIn context
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
Reporter spends month paying only with digital wallet services, finds it burdensome and alienating   —  It's the dead of winter in Stockholm and I'm sitting in a very small room inside the very inaptly named Calm Body Modification clinic.  A few feet away sits the syringe that will …
May 23, 2016, 5:15 PMIn context
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
Google plays catch-up at I/O, relying on its technological dominance to establish Home, Assistant, Allo, and Daydream as viable competitors in their markets   —  The search giant's annual developer conference revealed that Google is playing catch-up to its Big Tech competitors and it doesn't seem to care one bit.
May 21, 2016, 2:00 AMIn context
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
Unicode Consortium internal emails reveal emerging tension over resources going toward development of emoji instead of supporting obscure or minority languages   —  Inside “Emojigeddon”: The Fight Over The Future Of The Unicode Consortium  —  There's trouble afoot inside the Emoji Council of Elders …
Apr 26, 2016, 2:32 PMIn context
BuzzFeed:
Journalist Matthew Keys sentenced to 24 months under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act for his role in 2010 Los Angeles Times hack, plans appeal   —  Journalist Matthew Keys Sentenced To 24 Months For Tribune Media Hack  —  Keys was convicted in October 2015 of three counts of criminal hacking under …
Apr 13, 2016, 5:23 PMIn context
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
Uber, responding to customer service leak, says it received five rape claims and fewer than 170 sexual assault claims from December 2012 to August 2015   —  Internal Data Offers Glimpse At Uber Sex Assault Complaints  —  BuzzFeed News obtains internal data on rapes and sexual assaults lodged …
Mar 6, 2016, 3:05 PMIn context
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
Apple issues AC adapter recall for Macs and iPads sold in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Europe, New Zealand, and South Korea between 2003 and 2015   —  Apple Is Issuing A Recall For Some Of Its Wall Plug Adapters  —  Today in power cord plug wall-adapter news, Apple is announcing …
Jan 28, 2016, 10:20 AMIn context
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
How tech entrepreneurs are fighting to take back a porn industry disrupted by piracy and free tube sites   —  Meet The Tech Entrepreneurs Trying To Take Back The Porn Industry  —  It's a cloudless, mid-January day in Los Angeles, and I'm in a cramped, dimly lit hotel conference room off …
Sep 27, 2015, 11:00 AMIn context
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
Reddit CEO's proposed content policy reworks old ideologies of past CEOs and lacks specifics that could help root out harassment   —  Nothing Ever Changes At Reddit  —  This afternoon, some indeterminate yet undoubtedly enormous number of real human beings gathered around their computers …
Jul 17, 2015, 12:30 PMIn context
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
Reddit's stance on policing behavior and not ideas is irresponsible because an echo chamber of hateful ideas can incite barbaric behavior   —  Reddit Is An Incubator Of Hate  —  Reddit's decision to police “behavior, not ideas” isn't just foolish — it's reckless.
Jun 27, 2015, 7:15 PMIn context

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