A riveting tale of electoral fraud – podcasts of the week

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Picks of the week The Improvement AssociationOn first impressions, the latest podcast from the makers of Serial looks set to be a riveting, slow burn tale of US election Läs mer…

‘I blamed myself’: how stigma stops Arab women reporting online abuse

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The first pornographic picture sent shivers of shock through Amal as she stared in horror at the phone screen. Until now, she had responded politely to the older man Läs mer…

‘Can babies see ghosts?’ The best of Yahoo Answers

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Before Reddit’s Am I the Asshole? forum for the “frustrated moral philosopher”, or days-long Twitter debates about whether you wash your legs in the shower, there was Yahoo Answers: Läs mer…

Diana Nguyen: the 10 funniest things I have ever seen (on the internet)

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; So a little strange thing about me – while looking for lovers on the traditional dating apps, I found myself on LinkedIn and started dancing on LinkedIn, which then Läs mer…

Just say no: negativity is secret of political tweet success, study finds

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; You’ve treated your Twitter followers to a pithy 280-character comment about the government’s latest gaffe – but what gives your tweet the fuel to spread like wildfire? It’s how Läs mer…

Visually impaired users complain after rail websites go greyscale for Prince Philip

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; A leading sight charity has stressed the need for inclusive web design after rail websites switched to black and white to mark Prince Philip’s death, leaving partially sighted people Läs mer…

Another huge data breach, another stony silence from Facebook | Carole Cadwalladr

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Half a billion Facebook users’ accounts stolen. Personal information compromised. Telephone numbers and birth dates drifting across the internet being used for God knows what. And for four days, Läs mer…

Who will deal with your online presence when you die? How to create a ‘digital will’

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Two things are certain in life: death and the internet. With so many day-to-day functions, tasks and memories now taking place online, the question of what will become of Läs mer…

I’m bingeing on TikTok and cat videos: here’s my way back from the abyss | Romesh Ranganathan

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Before I met my wife, my capacity to do nothing was infinite. After I met my wife, my capacity to do nothing remained infinite, but I was retrained to Läs mer…

Who fakes their own death? – podcasts of the week

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Picks of the week Pseudocide Spotify’s new podcast about people who faked their own deaths is a hub of tangled twists and turns. Alice Fiennes and Poppy Damon host Läs mer…

National Archives won’t be allowed to restore Trump’s tweets on the platform

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The National Archives will not be allowed to resurrect Donald Trump’s tweets on the social network, Twitter said on Wednesday, even in its official capacity as a record-keeping organization. Läs mer…

A room with a view: the Twitter account that spent a year staring into people’s homes

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; With its stately lamp and verdant window view, Hillary Clinton’s “Zoom room” is nicer than most. So when Room Rater – a Twitter account which scores the video conference Läs mer…

#MainCharacter: pandemic brings TikTok self-parody to the fore

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Staring longingly out of a window watching the sunset across the New York skyline, or sitting on a balcony while Summertime Sadness by Lana Del Rey plays softly in Läs mer…

Convenience has a human cost. So I am quitting Amazon Prime | Arwa Mahdawi

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Oral hygiene chews for petite dogs. Space-saving storage bags. Disposable face masks. High-protein small-breed dry dog food. Non-drowsy antihistamine. Behold my recent Amazon purchases! As you can see, I Läs mer…

Details from 500 million Facebook users found on website for hackers

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Details from more than 500 million Facebook users have been found available on a website for hackers. The information appears to be several years old but it is another Läs mer…

Why Silicon Valley's most astute critics are all women | John Naughton

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; In November 2019, which now seems like an aeon ago, I wrote about an interesting correlation I had stumbled across. It was that the authors of the most insightful Läs mer…

How past tech floats fared, and upcoming IPOs in London

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Amazon listed on the Nasdaq at $18 a share with a market value of $438m in 1997, when it was just an online bookseller, with 256 employees. The share Läs mer…

Just who is Maria Butina? – podcasts of the week

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Picks of the week Spy AffairAnother characteristically slick, ripped-from-the-headlines series from market leaders Wondery introduces us to Russian gun activist Maria Butina, who – as one does – fell Läs mer…

Is online advertising about to crash, just like the property market did in 2008? | John Naughton

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Here’s a disturbing thought for those of us who are critics of the tech industry: are we unduly credulous about the capabilities of the technology as extolled by the Läs mer…

Trump is banned, but can a revamp save Twitter from itself?

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; In January, Twitter committed what was at first glance a massive act of self-sabotage: it gave its star attraction, Donald Trump, a lifetime ban. This brought to an end Läs mer…

Good, clean fun with Mrs Hinch – podcasts of the week

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Picks of the week All the Best (and Worst) With Mr and Mrs Hinch Instagram’s leading cleaning guru Sophie Hinchliffe has become a vinegar-touting sensation with four million followers. Läs mer…

Amazon’s denial of workers peeing in bottles sparks questions and backlash

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; To paraphrase one of the most iconic tweets of the past 10 years, Amazon’s recent denial about employees not being forced to urinate in bottles at work has people Läs mer…

Can anyone become an NFT collector? I tried it to find out

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; For years, I’ve kept an ever-growing record of interesting pictures I discover online in a folder entitled Images on my desktop: a fox sauntering through an art gallery; a Läs mer…

How two Irish brothers started a £70bn company you've probably never heard of

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The most valuable private company in Silicon Valley is an outfit most people have never heard of – unless they are a) Irish or b) tech investors. It’s called Läs mer…

Warmth and wisdom from queer trailblazers – podcasts of the week

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Picks of the week Call Me MotherShon Faye’s new podcast rails against the patronising image that reaching your 60s and 70s involves sitting under a blanket and knitting, by Läs mer…