Amid Flood of Mosque Shooting Videos, YouTube Sees It's Unprepared for a New Kind of Virality 

The growing reality for social networks is that they will perpetually be exploited in new and terrorizing ways and there may not be a sweeping solution for bad actors. The hope is that solutions outpace abusers. This race was on disturbing display over the weekend as a horrific video of a gunman opening fire on…

Google Is Trying to Clean Up Internet Comments With an AI Chrome Extension, Isn't That Cute

“Don’t read the comments” has become a common maxim among anyone who has spent any meaningful time online—it means that, if you go sifting through online comments, you’re going to see some shit. A new experimental tool from Google is trying to give users more power over what they do and don’t see—as it stands, it…

Mysterious Leaked Database Labels the 'BreedReady' Status of 1.8 Million Women in China

A white hat hacker discovered an unsecured database on Saturday listing the personal information of nearly 2 million women in China, which included a section titled, for some reason, “BreedReady.” The database was taken down as of Monday, but its existence still indicates that someone is collecting a wealth of deeply…

Report: Facebook Moderators Are Routinely High and Joke About Suicide to Cope With Job [Updated]

It’s no secret that the workforce tasked with reviewing the most offensive content on the web is underpaid, overworked, and poorly supported. A new story from The Verge on Facebook moderators in Phoenix, Arizona further illustrates the disturbing reality of life for these workers—who reportedly make just $28,800 a…

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