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'The Cleaners' shows the terrors human content moderators face at work

Delete or ignore.Image: GEBRUEDER BEETZ FILMPRODUKTION By Sasha Lekach2018-11-13 00:21:11 UTC “Out of sight, out of mind” doesn’t work when cleaning out the darkest corners of social media platforms.  That’s what the documentary The Cleaners, which airs Monday night on PBS, reveals about content moderators in the Philippines who are relentlessly bombarded with violent, graphic, and disturbing images and videos. Ahead of the TV release at a San Francisco screening,

A weird, but hilarious Pixel 3 XL bug is giving them a second notch

More notch, please.Image: raymond wong/mashable By Johnny Lieu2018-10-30 00:35:35 UTC Now this is one strange bug. Some Pixel 3 XL phones are getting an second notch on the side of the phone’s screen. Of course, it’s a software notch, rather than the built-in hardware notch, which contains the front-facing camera and sensors. A number of users posted the bug on social media, and there’s a Reddit thread of people who’ve

Here's when you can finally make group FaceTime calls

The iOS 12.1 update will drop alongside Apple’s new iPads.Image: lili sams/mashable By Karissa Bell2018-10-29 22:58:57 UTC Apple’s first big iOS 12 update is imminent.  The company just confirmed that the update, which will add long-awaited group calling features to FaceTime, will roll out Tuesday, Oct. 30, the same day as its fall hardware event. Group calling for FaceTime was first previewed over the summer during Apple’s World Wide Developer

Police trial of Amazon facial recognition tech doesn't seem to be going very well

Shankar Narayan, legislative director of the ACLU of Washington, left, delivers petitions to Amazon asking the company to stop selling Rekognition to the government.Image: Elaine Thompson/AP/REX/Shutterstock By Matt Binder2018-10-29 21:55:15 UTC Amazon’s facial recognition technology, Rekognition, continues to cause controversy. In documents recently obtained by BuzzFeed News, we now have a behind-the-scenes look at how Orlando police have been using the technology. After the city let the original pilot program

YouTube promises creators more transparency and expanded features

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki just announced a number of new updates geared towards creators .Image: SASCHA STEINBACH/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock By Matt Binder2018-10-22 22:19:06 UTC YouTube wants its creators to know that the company hears them loud and clear. YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki published her latest letter to creators on Monday, discussing the company’s priorities for the rest of the year. While the bulk of the letter covered the threat Article 13 in

Car heist video reminds Tesla owners that relay attacks are still a thing

Yeah, about that.Image: Stefan Gruber / getty By Jack Morse2018-10-22 22:10:59 UTC The crooks definitely haven’t forgotten.  Despite a rash of publicity last year warning Tesla owners of the risk, yet another unlucky individual appears to have fallen victim to a so-called relay attack — losing his pricey electric car in the process. In surveillance video published to YouTube (embedded below), it seems thieves can be seen amplifying the signal

Trump-themed dating app leaks users' personal data

Make America leak again.Image: screenshot / donald daters By Jack Morse2018-10-16 00:55:02 UTC It just got a little harder for all the Trump-loving singles out there to find romance.  It turns out that Donald Daters, a dating app targeted at those whose attempts at love have been stymied by their support for Donald Trump, has been leaking all kinds of user data. Security researcher Baptiste Robert discovered the vulnerability, tweeting

Jeff Bezos is totally cool with governments investigating Amazon

Jeff Bezos relaxes at the Wired 25 summit.Image: Getty Images for WIRED25 By Chris Taylor2018-10-15 23:49:42 UTC The world’s richest man is spending a billion dollars a year helping to launch the human race into space. Next to that goal, the threat of a government antitrust investigation into his trillion-dollar company is no big deal.  That was the impression Jeff Bezos gave at the Wired 25 summit in San Francisco

Apple doubles down on Chinese hardware hack denial in letter to Congress

Disclosure Every product here is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission which helps support our work. Not budging.Image: Justin Sullivan / getty By Jack Morse2018-10-09 00:36:26 UTC Apple really wants everyone to know that it has absolutely no idea what Bloomberg is talking about. Like, not at all.  As of today, “everyone” includes our elected officials. The Cupertino-based tech giant

Google will change rule that let apps scrape your Gmail inbox

Google is changing Gmail’s policies so third-party apps will no longer be able to scan your inbox for profit.Image: Getty Images By Karissa Bell2018-10-08 23:46:49 UTC Google is finally changing the rules that previously allowed developers to scan Gmail users’ inboxes. The company announced a series of new guidelines for developers whose apps plug into Gmail, which will severely limit the type of data developers can access. The changes were