UK 'wholly' unprepared to stop devastating cyber-attack, MPs warn

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Cybercrime Ministers not taking growing threat to national infrastructure seriously, says committee The National Cyber Security Centre, in central London, is not being adequately funded, says committee. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA Ministers are failing to act with “a meaningful sense of purpose or urgency” in Läs mer…

The charge of the chatbots: how do you tell who’s human online?

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The Observer Chatbots The charge of the chatbots: how do you tell who’s human online? Automated ‘voices’ that were supposed to do mundane tasks online also now spread hate speech and polarise opinion. Are they a boon or a threat? Just who are you Läs mer…

Amazon and high street chains kick off Black Friday early

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Amazon Britons are expected to spend more than £10bn during November discount event An Amazon employee prepares for Black Friday in its Hemel Hempstead depot. Photograph: Leon Neal/Getty Amazon has fired the starting gun on Black Friday, the US tradition that has become a Läs mer…

Prince William tells tech leaders: do more to counter cyberbullying

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Prince William Duke of Cambridge accuses social media firms of being on the back foot over challenges The Duke of Cambridge spoke about the Cyberbullying Taskforce he set up in 2016 to support young people and their families. Photograph: Samir Hussein/WireImage The Duke of Läs mer…

Curious cats bring fame to Japanese museum that won't let them in

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Japan Plucky pair have been trying to enter Onomichi gallery for two years, to no avail Feline friends Ken-chan and Go-chan (centre). Photograph: @bijutsu1/Twitter/Onomichi Museum Two cats that have spent the past two years trying to enter an art museum in western Japan – Läs mer…

What cities offered Amazon: helipads, zoo tickets, and a street named Alexa

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Amazon Now that the home for its next headquarters has been chosen, losing cities are revealing how they tried to sweeten the deal Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest man, in Washington. Photograph: Joshua Roberts/Reuters “Philadelphia is in the Goldilocks zone for Amazon – it Läs mer…

New York City to Amazon: drop dead

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Amazon In Queens, opponents of second HQ say building plans bypass elected officials, will rip off taxpayers and harm neighborhood Protesters hold up anti-Amazon signs during a coalition rally and press conference of elected officials, community organizations and unions in Long Island City, New Läs mer…

Festive advertisers dump TV for online media

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Advertising TV ad spend expected to fall by almost £44m in final quarter, despite overall rise Matt Smith and MIA feature in Burberry’s Christmas campaign. Photograph: Juno Calypso/Burberry UK advertisers are cutting almost £44m from their TV ad campaign budgets in the run-up to Läs mer…

Will you be getting a smart home spy for Christmas?

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The Observer Smart homes Will you be getting a smart home spy for Christmas? Facebook, Google and Amazon are eager to get their new devices under your tree. But will they give away your privacy? If you’ve so far withstood the temptation to install Läs mer…

Magna Carta for the web: Chips with Everything podcast

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Jordan Erica Webber talks to two Mozilla Festival speakers who are trying different ways to teach individuals how to take back the internet and make it a trustworthy space again How to listen to podcasts: everything you need to know At the start of Läs mer…

EU stumbles in plan to levy 3% digital tax on major firms

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Technology sector Agreement to take action against companies such as Facebook and Google runs into opposition The EU is studying plans to levy a digital tax on major players. Photograph: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images A European Union plan to tax Google, Facebook and other internet Läs mer…

Rebel Wilson apologises for claiming to be first plus-sized lead in a romcom

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Movies The actor faced a media storm as she initially blocked Twitter complaints, before acknowledging other stars including Mo’Nique and Queen Latifah Backtracking … Rebel Wilson. Photograph: AFF-USA/Rex/Shutterstock Rebel Wilson has apologised after claiming she was “the first ever plus-sized girl to be the Läs mer…

Javid launches study into advertising on child abuse sites

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Child protection Home secretary asks charity to investigate scale of problem and make recommendations Sajid Javid will chair a taskforce to discuss ways of tackling the problem. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Advertising is fuelling the sexual exploitation of children online, the home secretary has said, Läs mer…

Tim Berners-Lee launches campaign to save the web from abuse

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Tim Berners-Lee A ‘Magna Carta for the web’ will protect people’s rights online from threats such as fake news, prejudice and hate, says founder of the internet Berners-Lee says urgent action is needed to protect users’ privacy so they can be online ‘freely, safely Läs mer…

Tech giants may have to be broken up, says Tim Berners-Lee

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Tim Berners-Lee Web inventor says Silicon Valley firms have too much clout and ‘optimism has cracked’ Tim Berners-Lee says social media is still being used to propagate hate but wonders if that is because Facebook or Twitter were built in a certain way. Photograph: Läs mer…