Twitter’s downward spiral into a platform where abuse thrives has been well-documented over the years, but harassment on Twitter is in the news again this week because the company suspended actress Rose McGowan after she tweeted about sexual abuse in Hollywood. In response, CEO Jack Dorsey promised to introduce…
President Trump’s effort to track and prevent violence from undocumented immigrants has instead become a nightmare for domestic violence and human trafficking survivors, according to an advocacy group that helps immigrants suffering from abuse.
Twitter is finally rolling out the ability to mute keywords and threads. Being able to mute pre-selected keywords from your notifications seems like a pretty obvious move for the social network, whose reputation has been badly tarnished as a result of rampant harassment of and by its users. It reportedly took Twitter…
Nursing home workers across the country are posting embarrassing and dehumanizing photos of elderly residents on social media networks such as Snapchat, violating their privacy, dignity and, sometimes, the law.
Every social network has a different personality, and Reddit has long been the leering uncle who occasionally gives you a pat on the back when you need it most and tells you where to buy weed. But Uncle Reddit is having a crisis of conscience. The site just introduced a new anti-harassment policy, following on the…
The United States has been waiting too long for federal law banning revenge porn. The wait will be over soon. In the coming weeks, Congresswoman Jackie Speier will introduce a bill that would make revenge porn a federal crime—finally.
Twitter's long had a problem with trolls hurling abuse and harassing other users. Now, its CEO Dick Costolo has admitted how big the problem is, accepting that the blame lies squarely at his feet and declaring that the company will make dramatic changes to help stamp it out.
Following no small amount of pressure from the UK's Prime Minister David Cameron, Google has announced a new initiative which will see it clean up search results for queries relating to underage sexual abuse.
A report from New York-based China Labor Watch has raised concerns over a new wave of worker abuse among Apple suppliers.
Following allegations that a Samsung supplier used child labor in its factories, and an audit by Samsung which turned up no such thing, the claims are back. According to China Labor Watch there were definitely at least three underaged girls working for Samsung supplier HTNS Shenzhen Co. Samsung says otherwise.
After a a Chinese labor watchdog fingered Samsung with child labor allegations, the company set to auditing its entire catalog of factories. Initial results weren't too great, but now the final results are in—and while there's no evidence of child labor, there are plenty more problems to worry about.
Earlier this week, Tracy Clark-Flory published an article on Salon about allegations of assault in the BDSM community, specifically on FetLife, a Facebook-like social network for men and women in the kink scene.
Until now, the only way to report Facebook abuse was to Facebook. Now they're letting you take matters into your own hands—sort of. If you come across an offensive or bullying (or otherwise abusive) photo, you can report it to a "trusted friend" and ask for IRL help with a pre-written message. It's an interesting…
Bill Zeller was a talented programmer whose work we've featured on Lifehacker. He took his own life on Sunday and left an explanation that I think it's important you read.
The stories coming out of Chinese gadget manufacturer Foxconn keep getting worse. Now, there's a video clip floating around the Chinese internet that shows a group of guards getting physical with some workers. Updated
An obscure company has filed suit in a patent infringement-friendly Texas district against Apple and several other companies it for what it contends is—wait for it—patent infringement related to touchpad technology.
The guys over at DVICE decided that it would be a good idea to abuse the poor little Pleo robo-dinosaur companion by smacking him, holding him by the tail, and dropping him (among other tortures). In the end Pleo died from the injuries he sustained, only to be revived later by the same savages that brought about his…