Julia Sachs

Julia Sachs is an Editor-at-Large at Grit Daily. She covers tech, entrepreneurship and entertainment news and is based in Park City, Utah.

Twitter Might Roll Out Their Most Useless Feature Yet

Twitter users have been asking for an edit feature for years now, only to have twitter improve upon other things instead. In an interview at Goldman Sachs’ Internet and Technology Conference this week in San Francisco, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey mentioned that Twitter could one day have a clarification button to allow users to clarify what was said in a previous tweet. Clarification: The social media app recently updated the amount of characters one could include in a tweet. The number, which was...

Wow Air Discontinues Flights in Wake of Financial Troubles

When WOW Air, Iceland’s budget airline known for its hot pink planes, launched just six years ago things seemed too good to be true. The no frills airline boasts dirt cheap prices for trips across the atlantic, sometimes offering flights as low as $49 for a one way trip to its hub in Reykjavik’s Keflavik Airport. The airline’s launch and pricing was part of a strategy to increase tourism in Iceland by offering cheap flight prices and stopovers for passengers flying to Europe from the...

How Facebook Is Responding To Its Role In The Rohingya Genocide

Facebook admitted recently that it had played a role in spreading hate, propaganda and crime in Myanmar, a Southeast-Asian country torn apart by genocide. The social network commissioned Business for Social Responsibility (BSR). BSR is a nonprofit group that specializes in advising businesses on how they impact human rights, politics, and climate change. The company released a 60-page analysis on the impact Facebook had over crimes against the Rohingya people, a minority muslim group that’s...

You Won’t Want To Miss This: Apollo 11 Brings Exclusive Footage To IMAX

Fifty years ago Apollo 11 mad history when it landed on the moon, bringing with it Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Buzz Aldrin. The milestone had famously been described as “one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind” by Armstrong as he took his first steps on the lunar surface. Now, a documentary—also named Apollo 11—will be screened in IMAX for one week starting March 1st. The documentary premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. It received critical acclaim among festival...

Amazon Confirms Using Facial Recognition

In 2019 it isn’t uncommon to hear about tech companies using facial recognition software to enhance security. Apple began utilizing the software in its phones to substitute for fingerprint recognition a couple of years ago. However, controversy sparked this week when an Amazon seller from Vietnam reported that Amazon asked him to film a video of his face in order to start an account. As the story was first reported by BuzzFeed News, the website also suspects that Amazon is further investing in...

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