Facebook is hiring a director of human rights policy to work on conflict prevention and peace-building
October 1, 2018

Facebook is advertising for a human rights policy director to join its business, located either at its Menlo Park HQ or in Washington DC — with “conflict prevention” and “peace-building” among the listed responsibilities.

In the job ad, Facebook writes Continue reading

Tesla Board WeighsMusk’s Go-Private Gambit Doubted by the Market
August 29, 2018

Wall Street and Washington have the same question for Elon Musk: Where’s the money?

Two days after he vowed on Twitter that he had “funding secured” for a spectacular $82 billion deal to take Tesla Inc. private, he has offered Continue reading

Godfather of GMOs Wants Consumers to Be Less Afraid of His Food
August 5, 2018

Three decades ago, Robert T. Fraley helped invent the genetically modified seeds that have become a $17 billion global industry and ushered in a new era of agricultural productivity. So it’s little surprise that this longtime Monsanto Co. executive doesn’t Continue reading

Fake it till you make it: meet the wolves of Instagram
May 12, 2018

The long read: Their hero is Jordan Belfort, their social media feeds display super-rich lifestyles. But what are these self-styled traders really selling? By Symeon Brown

The original Wolf of Wall Street, Jordan Belfort, was a rogue trader convicted Continue reading

Florida Teachers Pension Fund Invested in Maker of School Massacre Gun
February 23, 2018

As Florida teachers grieve over the mass shooting that left 17 students and colleagues dead last week, some of them may be surprised to learn they’ve been helping fund the firearms industry—including the company that made the gun used that bloody Continue reading