Search 'idiot', get Trump: how activists are gaming Google Images

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Donald Trump The first page of search results has become the frontline in petty internet protests against Donald Trump Search ‘idiot’ and this is what you see. Photograph: Shawn Thew/EPA Donald Trump is #winning. On the back of an already excellent week where he Läs mer…

Bitmoji: the emoji avatar app taking on Apple and Facebook

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Emoji The co-founder of the most downloaded iOS app of 2017 welcomes competition from big tech Board games: Bitmoji founder Jacob ‘Ba’ Blackstock takes Alex Hern for a spin. Photograph: Bitmoji It might not be marked in your diary, but 17 July is World Läs mer…

The Guardian view on Elon Musk: a billionaire in need of humility | Editorial

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Opinion Elon Musk The Guardian view on Elon Musk: a billionaire in need of humility Editorial Attacking a British diver involved in the Thai cave rescue was ridiculous. He should concentrate on fixing his business Elon Musk says he is ‘somewhat libertarian’, but not Läs mer…

Is it possible to turn online aggression into a frank debate?

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; How to be human online Online abuse While trolls and idiots are best ignored, there can be value in seeking to genuinely understand those who disagree with us ‘Taking refuge in victimhood is a powerful instinct, but it is also not terribly productive.’ Photograph: Läs mer…

UK in strong position to be leader in crypto economy, report says

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Cryptocurrencies Britain has required resources to be global hub for blockchain technology, analysts say Blockchain is is a digital ledger that is best known for its use with virtual currencies including bitcoin. Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters The UK is well-placed to become a leader in Läs mer…

Twitter removes suspended and abusive accounts from follower counts

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Twitter Most popular users appear to lose millions of followers in crackdown on problem accounts Twitter accounts lost noticeably more followers if they had been popular for a long time Photograph: Thomas White/Reuters Egos have been bruised on Twitter after the social network initiated Läs mer…

Social media platforms must police their sites better, says Ofcom

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Social media Chief executive joins those arguing that online sites are under-regulated Sharon White says Ofcom has done research showing how little users trust what they read on social media. Social media platforms need to be “more accountable” in how they curate and police Läs mer…

Has cyber changed geopolitics forever? Chips with Everything podcast

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; David E Sanger, national security correspondent for the New York Times, speaks about his new book: The Perfect Weapon: War, Sabotage and Fear in the Cyber Age Subscribe and review: Acast, Apple, Spotify, SoundCloud, AudioBoom, Mixcloud. Join the discussion on Facebook, Twitter or email Läs mer…

'Data is a fingerprint': why you aren't as anonymous as you think online

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Privacy So-called ‘anonymous’ data can be easily used to identify everything from our medical records to purchase histories ‘Digital breadcrumbs can be traced back to violate peoples’ privacy in ways they never expected.’ Photograph: Voisin/Phanie/Rex/Shutterstock In August 2016, the Australian government released an “anonymised” Läs mer…

Facebook told to grant grieving mother access to daughter's account

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Germany German court rules parents can inherit contract between a child and a social media site The ruling is a landmark judgment for how social media data is treated after the owner’s death. Photograph: Christophe Simon/AFP/Getty Images Facebook must grant a grieving mother access Läs mer…

UK slips to 35th in global table of broadband speeds

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Broadband Result puts Britain in bottom third of EU countries and below Madagascar A laptop computer with a high-speed connection. Photograph: John Lamb/Getty Images The UK has slipped to 35th place in an annual league table of global broadband speeds, putting it in the Läs mer…

The battle against deepfake pornography: Chips with Everything podcast

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Academics and scientists are struggling to find ways to tackle the latest form of online sexual abuse Photograph: AP Subscribe via Apple Podcasts Download MP3 Podcast feed URL Subscribe and review: Acast, Apple, Spotify, SoundCloud, AudioBoom, Mixcloud. Join the discussion on Facebook, Twitter or Läs mer…

What should I do about all the GDPR pop-ups on websites?

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Ask Jack GDPR Barbara is constantly being interrupted by pop-ups about the new GDPR. Is there anything she can do? ‘We’re suffering from a rash of pop-ups because the GDPR system is new, but this should be temporary.’ Photograph: Paul Viant/Getty Images/Caiaimage Because of Läs mer…

Is Bezos holding Seattle hostage? The cost of being Amazon's home

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Big tech, desperate cities Is Bezos holding Seattle hostage? The cost of being Amazon’s home Amazon is looking for a home for its second headquarters. But in its original home of Seattle, critics say rising house prices and growing inequality have damaged the city Läs mer…

A parent’s story: ‘Our son stole from us, courtesy of PayPal’

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; PayPal The payments service raised no alarm bells when a 17-year-old ‘betrayed’ his parents by using his father’s bank card Teenagers can be adept at using the internet, but unaware of its dangers. Photograph: Alamy This is a cautionary tale that will be of Läs mer…