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Sidney Fussell / The Atlantic:
Automation may not completely replace service workers, but will likely reduce hours, lower pay, and conceal intense demands on labor and poor working conditions   —  When blue-collar workers go on strike, demands such as wage increases and better hours are usually the objective.
Jan 12, 2019, 5:50 PMIn context
Taylor Lorenz / The Atlantic:
Instagram accounts were allegedly coordinating sharing of child porn using hashtags, then a viral campaign spotlighted it, and finally Instagram banned the tags   —  A hashtag war has been brewing on Instagram between users who appear to be trading child pornography and the memers intent on stopping them.
Jan 8, 2019, 1:10 PMIn context
Alexis C. Madrigal / The Atlantic:
A machine-learning model in Flint that once helped predict lead pipe locations with 70% accuracy was abandoned due to political decisions to excavate everywhere   —  More than a thousand days after the water problems in Flint, Michigan, became national news, thousands of homes in the city still …
Jan 5, 2019, 1:55 AMIn context
Taylor Lorenz / The Atlantic:
A look at Speakr, a social media influencer management platform that some influencers say has failed to pay them, with trouble starting in late 2017   —  After rising to MySpace fame in the mid-aughts, the singer-songwriter Kaila Yu amassed a following of nearly half a million fans on Facebook and 70,000 on Twitter and Instagram.
Dec 26, 2018, 5:05 PMIn context
Taylor Lorenz / The Atlantic:
As shilling products has become a sign of success for influencers, up-and-comers on Instagram are posting fake sponsored content to boost their credibility   —  Tapping through Palak Joshi's Instagram Stories recently, you might have come across a photo that looked like standard sponsored content …
Dec 18, 2018, 11:45 AMIn context
Simone Stolzoff / The Atlantic:
PitchBook: VCs invested ~$8B in Brazil, Chile, Colombia, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, and Pakistan in first 10 months of 2018, 40% more than in all 2017   —  Entrepreneurs such as Sidra Qasim and Waqas Ali exemplify the increasing ease of accessing venture capital from the developing world.
Dec 1, 2018, 10:55 PMIn context
Taylor Lorenz / The Atlantic:
Hackers are stealing the accounts of Instagram influencers via sponsored content offers, sending a phishing link to get access, then posting affiliate link spam   —  In early October, a publicist received an irresistible message via email.  The publicist's client is a top “influencer” …
Nov 18, 2018, 7:00 AMIn context
Sidney Fussell / The Atlantic:
Louisville, KY to hold four-year test of self-guided drones that, given GPS coordinates of shootings, take pictures and videos ahead of first responders   —  Keith Allen Bledsoe, the sixth teenage homicide victim in Lexington, Kentucky, this year, died as the other five had: by gunshot.
Nov 10, 2018, 12:10 AMIn context
Aimi Hamraie / The Atlantic:
Nov 8, 2018, 3:45 AMIn context
Sarah Zhang / The Atlantic:
A look at private Facebook groups where strangers can share their deepest secrets and offer emotional support on topics such as diabetes and addiction   —  It was Christopher's therapist who suggested he look for help online.  His wife had cheated on him, and he had been struggling since their divorce …
Oct 27, 2018, 5:00 AMIn context

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