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Tech Editor, FWD — BuzzFeed
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Covers:  digital politics, future of journalism, online publishing, digital media

Deputy Tech Editor, BuzzFeed

This "Minecraft" Community Is Saving The Lives Of Children With Autism — Angela was on call when a young boy with autism - who I'll call Tim - came up to her for help. Tim's friend had recently committed suicide, and it was clear he was shaken and upset. Within minutes of talking, Angela understood that Tim didn't have a family he felt comfortable talking to.

We Asked 29 Tech Companies If Their Employees Can Access Your Personal Data — Traditionally, privacy worries for consumers and tech companies have been limited to keeping information secure from third parties or hackers. But a series of internal abuses show that tech company employees often have universal access to user information, as well as reason - be it pure voyeuristic curiosity or, in the worst cases, a vendetta - to look at our whereabouts, spending, and of the most private corners of our lives.

Behind The Alarming Rise Of The Online Vigilante Detective — Citizen journalism was one of the great dreams of the mid-2000s internet. Just as blogs had given anyone with an internet connection and a keyboard a platform, media companies like AOL and CNN hoped that cell phones and high-speed internet would transform an army of private citizens and online hobbyists into freelance, oftentimes pro bono writers, videographers, and reporters.

New Dehli Woman Allegedly Raped By An Uber Driver — According to multiple reports, a young woman in New Dehli was allegedly raped by an Uber driver while returning home Saturday night. Reports citing a Delhi police complaint say that the woman entered the cab before 10:00pm and fell asleep in the back of the car.

It Gets Worse: The Newest Sony Data Breach Exposes Thousands Of Passwords — Yesterday afternoon, the hackers behind the massive Sony corporate data hack released a new trove of documents and it appears that things are only going to get worse for the victim of the most embarrassing and all-encompassing hack of internal corporate data ever made public.

A Look Through The Sony Pictures Data Hack: This Is As Bad As It Gets — After sifting through almost 40 gigabytes of leaked internal data, one thing is clear: Sony Pictures appears to have suffered the most embarrassing and all-encompassing hack of internal corporate data ever made public. The data dump, which was reviewed extensively by BuzzFeed News, includes employee criminal background checks, salary negotiations and doctor's letters explaining the medical rationale for leaves of absence.

A Brief History Of Star Wars And "Jizz" — For thousands of fans, the most heartwarming moments of the Thanksgiving holiday weren't those spent with family and friends, but watching the 90-second first trailer for Star Wars VII - The Force Awakens.

Watch In Real Time As 3.1 Million Humans Have Their Thanksgiving Plans Ruined (Again!) — Last year, on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, a winter storm barreled across the country, stranding thousands and leaving them bartering with a higher power for WiFi in an over-crowded, turkey-less airport. Oh, and it's happening again this year.

Lyft's Silence On Uber — Last week, as Uber was facing wide public criticism for an executive's comments as well as reports that a New York employee used the company's internal tools to track a journalist, one voice has been all but absent: the transit giant's biggest rival, Lyft.

Last Week Was Lyft's Biggest Ever — In the wake of a series of controversies surrounding the transit-on-demand giant Uber, its competitor service Lyft was able to capitalize and sign up new users. According to Lyft spokesperson Erin Simpson, last week the company saw its biggest week of rides ever.
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Dec 18, 2014

in the meantime, please read this story i wrote about the Best Place On The Internet…

Dec 18, 2014

if i was gonna make a new internet website i'd call it 'also, did you see this?'

Dec 18, 2014

RT @noahchestnut: Maybe the real bundle isn't "ESPN + HBO + FX but no TNT," it is "AMC theaters + HBO + Rdio + NYT + 24 Hour Fitness"…

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