Ryan Mac

tech reporter for the New York Times

tech reporter for the New York Times

Ryan Mac on KCRW

Facebook’s parent company Meta has dramatically lost value this year, which is fueling questions about the company’s future and plans to build a new internet.

Is ‘metaverse’ doomed? Facebook’s parent company faces steep value drop

Facebook’s parent company Meta has dramatically lost value this year, which is fueling questions about the company’s future and plans to build a new internet.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Clearview AI is a facial recognition system that was little known until a few months ago.

Widespread use of Clearview AI app raises online privacy concerns

Clearview AI is a facial recognition system that was little known until a few months ago.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Devin Nunes, ranking Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, is suing Twitter for $250 million.

California Congressman Devin Nunes sues Twitter

Devin Nunes, ranking Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, is suing Twitter for $250 million.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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