Katie NotopoulosCatholic dioceses moved around money and used bankruptcy court instead of traditional lawsuits to limit publicity and shield about $2B in assets from being paid out to abuse victims.
Katie NotopoulosSomething I’ve been thinking a lot is how much of the pre-2010 internet has been totally obliterated during this decade. Photos deleted, social profiles gone forever, old sites and blogs just wiped out.
The new WYSIWYG editor makes a bloated program even more bloated.
Katie NotopoulosThis actually describes a different and opposite problem than I see most users in Slack chats I'm in having: we want actual plain text so we can do ~this~ or *this* without triggering Markup
Gaggle monitors the work and communications of almost 5 million students in the US, and schools are paying big money for its services. Hundreds of company documents unveil a sprawling surveillance industrial complex that targets kids who can’t opt...
Katie NotopoulosAh yes, perfect. The software that scans high school students' emails hires moderators to deal with questionable content found inside for $10/hour. Great
“Black salve” burns through human skin, but Facebook says that groups dedicated to the sham medicine don't violate its community guidelines.
Katie Notopoulos"Black salve" is a fake cancer cure that literally eats through your skin. YouTube removed videos about it from from people who promote it, but Facebook told BuzzFeed News that Groups that encourage people to burn off the skin with it aren't in violation.
Katie NotopoulosI've been aware of these fake cancer cure groups for years, and it never occurred to me that Facebook would crack down on them. Until this year when they started trying to stop anti-vax groups. But they still won't ban black salve groups.
The popular kids entertainer, previously involved in a poop video scandal, is launching a live show tour using an impersonator.
Katie NotopoulosA YouTuber hired an actor to go on tour and do his meet-and-greets for him, and parents who paid hundreds of dollars for their kids to see him are demanding refunds.
We live in hell.
Katie NotopoulosRemember Blippi, the YouTube kids' star who pooped on his friend? Now he has a live tour, but parents are freaking out because they spent hundreds of dollars on tickets for a meet-and-greet and it turns out he hired a random actor to do the live shows.
No longer can you cringe while seeing your friends' or coworkers' thirsty late-night likes.
Katie NotopoulosScooplet: Instagram confirms that it’s getting rid of the “Following” tab in Activity feed, thereby allowing horny people to fav and follow all the horny stuff they want without getting caught
Muddled communications from Facebook and a barrage of constant updates make low-paid outsourced moderators’ jobs impossible.
Katie NotopoulosI talked to outsourced Facebook moderators, who on top of poor working conditions, say that a mix of constantly updated rules and a clusterfuck of communication between their bosses and Facebook leave them set up to fail.