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Ben Gilbert

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  • World Economic Forum
  • Tech Insider
  • Engadget

Recent articles by Ben:

Apple reportedly just fired another employee who brought attention to issues at the company

Amid ongoing internal strife among Apple employees, Apple is said to have fired one of the organizers of an internal worker movement. → Read More

Facebook is working on AI tech that will monitor your every move

In order to teach AI to see the world like humans, Facebook is working on software to track people's lived experience in the world. → Read More

What will legal cannabis sales look like in New York City? Not even the biggest dispensary chain in the US knows.

"We don't know," one cannabis industry exec told Insider. "And not just on the timeline, but also what we're going to be allowed to do." → Read More

The highest-paid channel on Twitch is said to have made nearly $10 million in the last 24 months — and it doesn't even stream video games

Critical Role is among a group of 100 popular Twitch streaming channels whose revenue data appears to have been part of a massive Twitch hack. → Read More

The multimillion dollar payouts of Twitch's top 100 streamers leaked: Here's how much your favorite creator is reportedly making

The highest paid streaming channel on Twitch earned nearly $10 million in two years from Amazon alone, according to data leaked by alleged hackers. → Read More

Amazon-owned Twitch reportedly breached by hackers who leaked everything from creator payouts to an unannounced Amazon digital game store

"Jeff Bezos paid $970 million for this," the apparent hackers said in a post on 4chan. "We're giving it away FOR FREE." → Read More

After 10 years of trying and failing to break into the video game business, Amazon finally has a hit with 'New World'

Amazon's last big game was so poorly received that it was pulled from digital storefronts. "New World" may be its first major gaming hit. → Read More

Super Mario superfans have catapulted the cult classic 1993 'Super Mario Bros.' movie to the No. 1 spot on Amazon's sales charts, even though it's terrible

Bob Hoskins, who played Super Mario in the 1993 film, has referred to it repeatedly as "the worst thing I ever did." → Read More

Facebook's own research showed Instagram to be toxic for teens, which it denies — then it pulled Instagram Kids anyway

"32% of teen girls said that when they felt bad about their bodies, Instagram made them feel worse," Facebook researchers reportedly found. → Read More

Amazon's head of gaming has absurdly ambitious goals, including creating 2-3 games that 'capture millions of players and stay in the market for 10+ years'

Games like "Grand Theft Auto V" are unicorns in the video game business. Amazon wants to make several. → Read More

Apple may be forced to change the iPhone's proprietary charging port under new EU proposal

The new mandate would require all electronics makers to adopt USB-C ports — including Apple's iPhone, which uses a proprietary "Lightning" port. → Read More

'Fortnite' may not return to iPhones for up to 5 years, if ever

Sorry "Fortnite" fans: It's starting to sound like the world's biggest game may never return to Apple's iPhones. → Read More

An error with Square's point of sale system cost workers hundreds of dollars in tips

"Their customer service wasn't available, and it's our biggest paycheck day," a barista told the Washinton Post. "The timing of it all was just awful." → Read More

Amazon is lobbying the US government to make pot legal

"Eliminating pre-employment testing for cannabis allows us to expand our applicant pool," Amazon senior human resources VP Beth Galetti said. → Read More

The man behind 'Can you pet the dog?' would love to write a book, but he'd settle for just being able to pay rent

Thanks to "Can you pet the dog?," chances are that — yes — you can pet the dog in your favorite video game. → Read More

Facebook leaders are reportedly worried their service has gotten too big to control: 'We created the machine and can't control the machine'

With nearly 3 billion users around the world, Facebook leaders are reportedly worried about their inability to control the massive social network. → Read More

This year's big iPhone reveal event was Apple's most boring yet

The 2021 iPhone is the least exciting iPhone upgrade in years, and it was the most exciting product unveiled during Tuesday's Apple presentation. → Read More

Facebook knows Instagram is bad for teenagers' mental health

Facebook's own researchers found that Instagram made teen girls feel worse about their bodies, according to a Wall Street Journal report. → Read More

A judge just ruled a massive blow against Apple's App Store business

The verdict in Apple and Epic's months-long legal fight is a major win for app makers, a big blow to Apple's App Store, and a partial loss for Epic. → Read More

Mark Zuckerberg says WhatsApp will let you encrypt your chat back-ups on Google Drive and iCloud

The announcement came after WhatsApp got some bad press over whether its service is as private as the company says it is. → Read More