The tech industry was riding high a decade ago: Facebook and Twitter were becoming vital tools for pro-democracy protesters around the world, Apple’s iPhone was taking off, and a new class of startups like Uber and TaskRabbit appeared ready to change the world. As we close out the 2010s, the love affair we all had with tech has definitely soured. Now playing: Watch this: 2019’s Top 5 tech turkeys 5:38 Social media may be helping connect people, but it’s also been twisted into a tool of propagandists aiming to upend our elections. It’s become home to serial harassers, who send out troll armies that threaten to rape and kill their perceived enemies. It’s become a hotbed of revenge porn and conspiracy theories. It’s the way mass murderers have livestreamed their terror. But it wasn’t all Facebook, Twitter and YouTube screwing up. There was also Uber’s IPO, WeWork’s failures and MoviePass’ passing — among many, many fiascoes. As we prepare for 2020, here’s a look back, in no particular order, at the crazy year that was 2019. This isn’t just about what we think about 2019, by the way. Tell us about anything that caught your attention, and why, in the comments below. Samsung… Read full this story
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- Twitter will stop accepting political ads, Jack Dorsey announces
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