The human stories behind the fight for racial equality – podcasts of the week

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Picks of the week ResistancePoet Saidu Tejan-Thomas Jr hosts this unsanitised look at the human stories behind the surge of protests for racial equality in the US in 2020. Läs mer…

Amazon hits trouble with Sweden launch over lewd translation

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Amazon’s launch of a Swedish retail site, its first in the Nordics, has caused embarrassment at the e-commerce company after a series of errors led to confusing, nonsensical and Läs mer…

Republicans use congressional hearing to berate tech CEOs and claim Trump is 'censored'

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Republican lawmakers berated the CEOs of Twitter, Facebook and Google in a hearing that was ostensibly about a federal law protecting internet companies but mostly focused on how those Läs mer…

Joe Rogan hosts Alex Jones on Spotify podcast despite ban

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Joe Rogan, Spotify’s biggest podcast star, has left the platform in an awkward position after conducting a lengthy interview with Alex Jones, the conspiracy theorist banned by Swedish streaming Läs mer…

Alice Fraser: the 10 funniest things I have ever seen (on the internet)

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; When I was told to write one of these 10 funniest things on the internet columns my first thought was, “Oh no, the internet isn’t for remembering things.” My Läs mer…

'Shocking' hack of psychotherapy records in Finland affects thousands

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Distressed patients flood support services after hack of private firm Vastaamo The confidential treatment records of tens of thousands of psychotherapy patients in Finland have been hacked and some Läs mer…

The US has a good record on fighting monopolies. Now it's Google's turn

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The tech giant claims that no one is forced to use its search engine. All power to regulators set on proving otherwise Sundar Pichai, chief executive of Alphabet, Google’s Läs mer…

Quick bye: I watched all of Quibi’s ‘quick bites’ so you never have to

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Ah, Quibi, we hardly knew ye. The new streaming platform’s demise this week has left most of us with many questions, such as, “What’s a Quibi?”, “Is it as Läs mer…

AITA? How a Reddit forum posed the defining question of our age

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; First of all, you need to picture the sandwich. This was a 6ft-long party sub from a local deli, with loaves of bread braided together to make one super-sandwich Läs mer…

Charities in a bind after cybercriminals donate $10,000 in bitcoin

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; No charity wants to turn down donations, particularly in the middle of a funding crunch. But what if donations come from a surprising source – hackers? While it may Läs mer…

Why won’t Virgin Media complete my broadband installation?

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; I have been trying to switch to Virgin broadband because it is by far the fastest in my area. The installation was booked for mid-August and, as at that Läs mer…

Europe and America are taking on the tech giants. Britain needs to join the fight | Will Hutton

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; It’s time to address monopoly capitalism and, in particular, monopoly data capitalism, which has been turbo-charged by Covid-19, forcing the world to live and work online. A Joe Biden Läs mer…

The Guardian view on Amazon's dominance: we have to make different choices | Editorial

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Opinion Amazon The Guardian view on Amazon’s dominance: we have to make different choices Editorial Amazon has helped many in lockdown, and reaped soaring profits. But the company must Läs mer…

Top life advice from Danny Dyer – and Dani Dyer: podcasts of the week

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Picks of the week Sorted With the DyersIf you’ve ever wished you were a fly on the wall in the Dyer house, your dreams have just come true. Danny Läs mer…

Fifty hours spent trying to get Vodafone to fix my vital broadband

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; I’ve had no home broadband for the past four months and have spent more than 50 hours trying to resolve this with Vodafone. It’s made lockdown extremely difficult as Läs mer…

Josh Earl: the 10 funniest things I have ever seen (on the internet)

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The funniest things on the internet Culture We asked Australian comedians to unearth gems from the turgid muck of the internet. Josh Earl found these shiny specimens for you Läs mer…

UK shoppers urged to shun Amazon Prime Day to support small businesses

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Amazon Campaigners ask consumers to consider plight of retailers struggling due to Covid Chester high street … Experts say almost a quarter of independent retailers in UK failed to Läs mer…

Screen time is as addictive as junk food – how do we wean children off? | Belinda Parmar

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; “Chill out, Mum, you’re overreacting. Watching TV is just as bad,” my daughter yells as I beg her and her brother to put down their devices for just five Läs mer…

YouTube more representative of Britain than television, says UK boss

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; YouTube Site offers diverse material that traditional media do not, says Ben McOwen Wilson YouTube is working with the BBC to help the broadcaster increase its diversity. Photograph: Dado Läs mer…

From standup to stanzas: Frank Skinner's terrific guide to poetry

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Frank Skinner The comedian’s new podcast is bursting with enthusiasm for poems. If standup forces him to be funny, here he forces himself to be true ‘Don’t worry – Läs mer…

People don't trust the facts about Trump's coronavirus. Is it any wonder? | Simon Jenkins

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The president is not really sick. He is very sick. He is pretending. He is not pretending. That was his body double in the car. He may die. The Läs mer…

Twitter bots have limited success spreading anti-vaccination messages

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Twitter A study of millions of tweets finds Twitter users rarely see or retweet vaccine misinformation generated by bots A study led by the University of Sydney’s Adam Dunn Läs mer…

Aaron Chen: the 10 funniest things I have ever seen (on the internet)

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The funniest things on the internet Culture We ask Australian comedians for a list of things that make them laugh online. This one is a little … different Comedian Läs mer…

Trade unions urge EU to investigate Amazon effort to spy on workers

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Amazon Three UK unions among signatories to letter calling for action against tech firm An Amazon fulfilment centre in Peterborough. Unions accused the company of planning to ‘ramp up Läs mer…