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Bryan Menegus / Gizmodo:
Amazon Flex workers, who are self-employed “last-mile” delivery drivers, describe the job and how the Uber-like Flex app coordinates deliveries   —  Who delivers Amazon orders?  Increasingly, it's plainclothes contractors with few labor protections, driving their own cars …
Nov 18, 2017, 2:10 AMIn context
Sidney Fussell / Gizmodo:
Researchers exploit Tinder, OkCupid, and other dating apps, find vulnerabilities that gives them access to users' real names, location, login info, more   —  Security researchers have uncovered numerous exploits in popular dating apps like Tinder, Bumble, and OK Cupid.
Oct 25, 2017, 7:50 AMIn context
Kate Conger / Gizmodo:
US judge orders DreamHost to redact information identifying users of anti-Trump website, ruling DoJ must provide details on why it needs the data   —  A judge ordered the web hosting company DreamHost to redact identifying information about visitors to a website used to coordinate …
Oct 10, 2017, 9:35 PMIn context
Melanie Ehrenkranz / Gizmodo:
In the wake of Las Vegas shooting, YouTube has blocked some videos showing how to modify guns to fire more rapidly and updated its guidelines   —  Fifty-eight people were killed in the Las Vegas massacre last week, the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history.
Oct 9, 2017, 5:20 PMIn context
Kate Conger / Gizmodo:
Researchers: Apple granted Uber now-removed “entitlement” that let app record iPhone screen, even in background; Uber says it was to improve Watch performance   —  To improve functionality between Uber's app and the Apple Watch, Apple allowed Uber to use a powerful tool that could record …
Oct 5, 2017, 4:30 PMIn context
Sam Rutherford / Gizmodo:
What to expect from Google's October 4 event: Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL phones, Home Mini, Daydream View VR headset refresh, 2-in-1 Pixelbook and Pixelbook Pen   —  Even though it feels like we're still processing all of Apple's latest devices and announcements, it's time to switch gears and prepare …
Oct 3, 2017, 9:30 PMIn context
Kate Conger / Gizmodo:
After Waymo asks court to seal courtroom for large portions of Uber trial, multiple media orgs, including Gizmodo, NYT, and WSJ, file brief to keep it open   —  Since Waymo sued Uber in February, alleging a massive theft of trade secrets related to its self-driving car technology …
Oct 2, 2017, 7:15 PMIn context
Alex Cranz / Gizmodo:
Fitbit Ionic smartwatch review: best fitness tracking, incredible battery life, stores music and credit card numbers easily, but ugly design and buggy software   —  The “Your Fitbit Ionic is running low on battery” notification arrived on my phone and in my inbox at the same time around …
Sep 19, 2017, 9:35 AMIn context
Kate Conger / Gizmodo:
Face ID uses front, infrared cameras plus flood illuminator, dot projector sensors to model face, requires user gaze to unlock and pay, can be used in apps   —  Apple is rolling out facial recognition to unlock its new iPhone X, as has been rumored for months and confirmed in leaks over the weekend.
Sep 12, 2017, 3:25 PMIn context
Kashmir Hill / Gizmodo:
Reporter details pressure from Google and bosses to take down 2011 Forbes post criticizing Google practices with Plus and search; Google says info was under NDA   —  The story in the New York Times this week was unsettling: The New America Foundation, a major think tank …
Sep 1, 2017, 12:10 AMIn context

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