Google's Big Reversal, Solo's Big Cameo, and iPhone X's Big Flaw: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

It was an exciting week here at Gizmodo, where senior editor Jennings Brown launched our first investigative podcast—a deep dive into one of the darkest spiritual movements on the internet—and senior reporter Kate Conger capped off nearly three months of reporting on Google’s work on Project Maven, a Pentagon program…

'Stop This BLATANT CENSORSHIP': The Poor, Confused Souls Sending Their YouTube Complaints to the FCC

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), which oversees telecommunications like radio, TV, and the internet in the U.S., doesn’t regulate content on online platforms like YouTube. But that hasn’t stopped people from sending complaints about the video site to the federal agency—and they’re every bit as unhinged as…

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YouTube Feigns Interest In Your Digital Wellbeing With 'Take a Break' Notifications

Google is well aware that YouTube is the internet’s biggest time suck, sending users down endless rabbit holes of related videos. Now, as part of the company’s apparent newfound interest in digital wellbeing, it’s introducing a feature that will encourage people to step away from the endless stream of videos—but only…