K. Bell, Engadget

K. Bell


San Diego, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Karissa:

Jack Dorsey says Square is ‘considering’ building a Bitcoin mining system

‘Bitcoin mining should be as easy as plugging a rig into a power source,' Square CEO jack Dorsey said.. → Read More

Facebook’s latest effort to curtail leaks immediately leaked

Facebook is limiting access to some internal groups that deal with “sensitive” issues like safety and elections, according to a new report.. → Read More

Facebook is testing its 'less political' News Feed in 75 new countries

Facebook is slowly expanding its effort to weed out political content from News Feed, the changes are being tested in 75 new countries.. → Read More

Instagram is testing in-app notifications for service outtages

Instagram says it’s testing notifications that will alert users to “temporary issues” like outages one week after an outage that took the app offline for hours.. → Read More

Facebook whistleblower will brief the Oversight Board on 'cross check' rules for VIPs

Members of the Oversight Board will meet with Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen as it investigates the company’s controversial “cross check” system.. → Read More

Facebook and Instagram are down for the second time this week

Facebook and its apps are down yet again, according to the company.. → Read More

Facebook is slowing down product development for 'reputational reviews,' report says

Facebook is reportedly slowing down its product development so it can conduct “reputational reviews” in the wake of whistleblower Frances Haugen’s disclosures about the company.. → Read More

What Facebook should change, according to its whistleblower

The whistleblower behind “bombshell” disclosures that have rocked Facebook spent more than three hours explaining to Congress how Facebook could fix itself.. → Read More

Facebook whistleblower hearing: ‘Facebook and big tech are facing a big tobacco moment’

The Facebook whistleblower is testifying about research she says proves the social network has repeatedly lied about its platform.. → Read More

Facebook is coming back online after hours-long outage

Facebook services seems to be slowly coming back online after one of the biggest outages in recent memory.. → Read More

Facebook asks judge to dismiss FTC antitrust charges... again

In a new filing, Facebook argued that the government “still has no factual basis for alleging monopoly power.”. → Read More

Ray-Ban Stories vs. Snapchat Spectacles: Who wants Facebook on their face?

What the Facebook-powered Ray-Ban Stories and Snapchat's Spectacles can tell us about the future of augmented reality.. → Read More

Facebook keeps downplaying its own research and lawmakers aren’t buying it

It's getting more and more difficult for Facebook to dodge and downplay questions about its platform.. → Read More

Facebook publishes slides on how Instagram affects teen mental health

Facebook has published two slide decks detailing its research into how Instagram affects teens’ mental health.. → Read More

Facebook will promote Instagram Reels in News Feed

Facebook is officially bringing Reels into its main app in addition to Instagram.. → Read More

Amazon's Alexa-powered Smart Thermostat only costs $60

Amazon is challenging Google's Nest with a $60 Alexa-powered smart thermostat.. → Read More

Facebook will publish some of its research on teens and Instagram

Facebook will publish two internal slide decks detailing its research into how Instagram affects teens’ mental health sometime “in the next few days.”. → Read More

Twitter will make it easier to discover and listen to audio Spaces

Twitter will soon make Spaces even more prominent in its app as it looks to add more creator-focused tools to the live audio feature.. → Read More

Twitter will let users send and receive Bitcoin tips

Twitter is expanding its tipping features to all, and will allow some users to exchange tips in Bitcoin.. → Read More

Researchers say Facebook is interfering with their tools to study News Feed

Facebook quietly pushed out changes to News Feed that’s “interfering” with the browser-based tools used by journalists and researchers, according to The Markup.. → Read More