The Bad News Feed

The Bad News Feed
A monthly newsletter on Big Tech and the attention economy
Created 01 Apr 2021
  • David Heinemeier Hansson on Big Tech, Monolopy, and Ethical Advertising
    12 Jul 2021 • 6 min read
    David Heinemeier Hansson (@DHH) is a fascinating guy – he created Ruby on Rails, the web framework for apps like Shopify, Airbnb, Square, and Kickstarter, he's co-founder and CTO at Basecamp, he's the...
  • Reflecting on three months of bad news
    05 Jul 2021 • 1 min read
    The reason I started The Bad News Feed is that I was overwhelmed with the sheer volume of bad news surrounding Big Tech, and I wanted to create a brief, digestible newsletter that would replace the co...
  • Weekly Briefing 6/27/21
    27 Jun 2021 • < 1 min read
    After Repeatedly Promising Not to, Facebook Keeps Recommending Political Groups to Its Users The Markup @themarkup Facebook has not said how it defines a political group. But groups like "American Pat...
  • Weekly Briefing 6/20/21
    20 Jun 2021 • < 1 min read
    Ohio taxpayers again footing the bill for grant project aiding Amazon Morgan Harper @mh4oh Ohio politicians, Amazon doesn't need our money. Ohio taxpayers again footing the bill for grant project aidi...
  • 7 Alternatives to Google Products
    16 Jun 2021 • < 1 min read
    It’s true – you can live without Google. Here are seven products I have used myself and highly recommend. Search: DuckDuckGo Browser: Brave Email: HEY File storage: Dropbox Docs: Notion Analytics: Fat...
  • Weekly Briefing 6/13/21
    13 Jun 2021 • < 1 min read
    Amazon will pay $62 million over deceptive delivery tips claims hypervisible dot pdf @hypervisible “For a period of over two and a half years, without consumers' permission, Amazon secretly used nearl...
  • Weekly Briefing 6/6/21
    06 Jun 2021 • < 1 min read
    I took a break last week for the long weekend, but we’re back with even more bad news (and some good news) this week! Fake patient reviews on Google, Yelp Micky Tripathi @mickytripathi1 Whoa. "Accordi...
  • Weekly Briefing 5/23/21
    23 May 2021 • < 1 min read
    The Nation, The Progressive, and Genius Media Group are suing Google for monopolistic behavior Harmeet K. Dhillon @pnjaban The Nation is suing Google for predatory pricing and monopolistic behavior. I...
  • Weekly Briefing 5/16/21
    16 May 2021 • < 1 min read
    Peloton leaked members' private user account data Zack Whittaker @zackwhittaker New: Peloton's leaky API let anyone pull members' private user account data, even with their profiles set to private. Wo...
  • Weekly Briefing 5/9/2021
    09 May 2021 • < 1 min read
    Facebook and Instagram tells iOS app users tracking helps keep them ‘free of charge’ DuckDuckGo @DuckDuckGo Facebook/Instagram are pressuring users to allow their apps to track them to keep the apps "...
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