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Molly Taft / The Outline:
Inside the paid courses where deactivated NYC Uber drivers try to learn how to get back in, while critics say tutors are squeezing yet another fee from drivers   —  One of the only ways for drivers whose rating falls below about 4.5 stars to get reinstated is to take a class, where they get a side of labor organizing.
Sep 15, 2018, 7:45 PMIn context
Jeremy Gordon / The Outline:
For well-intentioned discussion, maybe people should move from Twitter to Tumblr, still the world's 52nd-most popular site but with the feel of a ghost town   —  A reconsideration of the last great blogging platform.  —  Maybe you're familiar with the many reasons why people hate Twitter.
Aug 18, 2018, 10:00 PMIn context
Manish Singh / The Outline:
Facebook has quietly ended its Free Basics program in more than six nations and territories in recent months including Myanmar and Latin American markets   —  Facebook enabled ethnic-cleansing-related hate speech in Myanmar; many died and thousands fled.  Rather than take responsibility, it's turning away.
May 1, 2018, 10:15 PMIn context
Manish Singh / The Outline:
Sources: secure messaging app Telegram is being used to distribute pirated movies, TV, music, apps, and even stolen credentials for online services like Netflix   —  Law-abiding citizens: Please do NOT download.  Thank you.  —  Since its launch in 2013, the instant messaging platform Telegram …
Apr 12, 2018, 9:45 PMIn context
Alex Nichols / The Outline:
A look at the tweets of those making money from private accounts with Premo: John Schindler appears to earn $17K/month and Eric Garland $3K/month   —  I know, because I read them.  —  Facebook and Twitter have both pledged never to charge users a monthly fee for their basic services …
Mar 6, 2018, 7:40 AMIn context
Paris Martineau / The Outline:
After removing some conspiracy and pro-gun videos and channels, YouTube says it will reinstate videos that were removed in error by moderators   —  Looks like that whole “content moderation” thing wasn't a joke after all.  —  The Future  —  Looks like that whole “content moderation” thing wasn't a joke after all.
Feb 28, 2018, 9:15 PMIn context
Paris Martineau / The Outline:
Clients of therapy-by-text services like Talkspace, BetterHelp complain about bad service, high prices, deceitful advertising around free trials   —  Ads for text therapy are everywhere, but people who have tried it say it's surprisingly unhelpful and expensive.  —  Paris Martineau
Feb 26, 2018, 1:40 AMIn context
Paris Martineau / The Outline:
Inside the cryptocurrency pump and dump chat groups, where tens of thousands of traders meet to hype coin prices, before dumping them minutes later   —  Inside the group chats where people pump and dump cryptocurrency  —  How self-proclaimed “pump and dump groups” scam thousands of wannabe altcoin investors.
Jan 28, 2018, 12:10 PMIn context
Adrianne Jeffries / The Outline:
The current Bitcoin economy has mainly replicated core aspects of a centralized finance industry instead of giving rise to a true p2p financial system   —  The cryptocurrency was supposed to replace the finance industry.  Instead, it has replicated it.
Dec 10, 2017, 2:00 AMIn context
Jon Christian / The Outline:
Contributing writers to publications including Mashable, Inc, Business Insider, and Fast Company say they accepted payments in exchange for promoting companies   —  An Outline investigation found that contributors to prominent publications have taken payments in exchange for positive coverage.
Dec 5, 2017, 8:05 PMIn context

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