Thursday, August 5, 2021

Technology

Are Black Creators Really on ‘Strike’ From TikTok?

Black creators’ concerns run deeper than simply obtaining dance credits or more brand deals. “We are being exploited, and that’s the core issue Black folks have always had in terms of labor,” Mr. Louis said. “These millions of...

Your Own Backyard Movies, on a Budget

This article is part of the On Tech newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it weekdays.We’re mixing things up, and today we’ll hear from Geoffrey Morrison and Adrienne Maxwell, our friends at Wirecutter, a product recommendation...

Is This Some Kind of Code? You Can Solve the …

The verb “puzzle” — to perplex or confuse, bewilder or bemuse — is of unknown origin. “That kind of fits,” said Martin Demaine, an artist in residence at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. “It’s a puzzle where the...

John McAfee, Software Pioneer Turned Fugitive, Dies in Spanish Prison

John David McAfee, the founder of the antivirus software maker bearing his name, died in a prison in Spain on Wednesday, the same day a Spanish court ruled that he could be extradited to the United States on...

The Teamsters consider a new emphasis on organizing Amazon workers.

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters, which represents over one million workers in North America in industries including parcel delivery and freight, will vote on whether to make it a priority to organize Amazon workers and help them win...

Glowing Bacteria May One Day Protect People From Landmines

Land mines left over from bygone conflicts — or those still being fought — pose silent threats to millions of people around the world. With the help of bacteria that glow in their presence, these hidden hazards may...

How David Ellison Built Skydance Into Hollywood’s Smart Bet

The equity deal with RedBird and CJ Entertainment valued Skydance at about $2.3 billion. At its current pace of growth — revenue is expected to increase more than 40 percent this year compared with last, the company said...

Inside the ‘Deadly Serious’ World of E-Sports in South Korea

SEOUL — The students ate lunch in silence before gathering in a dimly lit room packed with high-powered computers. There, coaches helped them learn to outmaneuver opponents in a digital fantasy world fraught with ambushes and monsters. School...

No, there is no evidence that the F.B.I. organized the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.

Influential conservative voices have spread an unfounded theory, relying on a misinterpretation of legal terminology, that the F.B.I. organized the Jan. 6 siege on the Capitol.The Fox News host Tucker Carlson, citing the work of the right-wing website...

Amazon Is Brilliant. Why Not at H.R.?

This article is part of the On Tech newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it weekdays.We’ve heard a lot of debate about whether work at an Amazon warehouse should be considered a good job or a...
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Are Black Creators Really on ‘Strike’ From TikTok?

Black creators’ concerns run deeper than simply obtaining dance credits or more brand deals. “We are being exploited, and that’s the core issue...