Black images matter: Shade, the powerful podcast unpicking the tumult of 2020

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Lou Mensah spent the 1990s working in PR but her favourite part of the job was not the to and fro with clients. What she really liked was meeting Läs mer…

The strange case of Alibaba's Jack Ma and his three-month vanishing act

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Wearing burgundy lipstick and a long peroxide wig, the diminutive entrepreneur who would soon become China’s richest man took to the stage and belted out Can You Feel the Läs mer…

Page refresh: how the internet is transforming the novel

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Towards the end of 2020, a year spent supine on my sofa consuming endless internet like a force-fed goose, I managed to finish a beautifully written debut novel: Open Läs mer…

We Need a Fundamental Reset.’ Shoshana Zuboff on Building an Internet That Lets Democracy Flourish

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Shoshana Zuboff, author of The Age of Surveillance Capitalism, argues the threat to our democracy won’t recede unless we address the fundamental flaws of the business model that companies Läs mer…

Big Tech’s Business Model Is a Threat to Democracy. Here’s How to Build a Fairer Digital Future

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The Trump era ended in 2021 with a violent mob storming the seat of American democracy. Among the many factors behind the riot—from white supremacy to President Trump’s inflammatory Läs mer…

How to help your children make the most of their screen time

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; With children and teenagers spending hours on screens each day, how do parents help them reap the benefits and stay healthy? Child development experts share their tips. Provide scaffolding Läs mer…

An anonymous hotline for crimes big and small – podcasts of the week

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Picks of the week The Apology LineThe latest series from true crime powerhouse Wondery tells the story of a confessional hotline, and how it consumed the life of its Läs mer…

Amazon wins 49% of new TV streaming customers in run-up to Christmas

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Amazon proved more popular than Netflix in the run-up to Christmas as live Premier League and international rugby helped it attract half of all new UK subscribers to streaming Läs mer…

Parler website partially returns with support from Russian-owned technology firm

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Parler, the social network popular with Donald Trump supporters, has partially returned online with the help of a Russian-owned technology company. The network vanished from the internet after it Läs mer…

When film stars attack: Russell Crowe's reaction to criticism could set a trend

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; One of the most surprising new avenues to have formed for celebrities over the course of the pandemic has been Cameo. For the uninitiated, Cameo is a service where Läs mer…

Should we celebrate Trump’s Twitter ban? Five free speech experts weigh in

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; In recent years, the conversation around free speech – and arguments to protect it – have been dominated by the right. Should liberals try and reclaim the value for Läs mer…

How Trump supporters are radicalised by the far right

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Far right “playbooks” teaching white nationalists how to recruit and radicalise Trump supporters have surfaced on the encrypted messaging app Telegram ahead of Joe Biden’s inauguration. The documents, seen Läs mer…

'Law unto themselves': the Australian battle to curb Facebook and Twitter's power

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Nationals MP Anne Webster and Labor MP Sharon Claydon are less concerned with why Donald Trump was taken off social media, and more concerned with what platforms such as Läs mer…

The silencing of Trump has highlighted the authoritarian power of tech giants | John Naughton

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; It was eerily quiet on social media last week. That’s because Trump and his cultists had been “deplatformed”. By banning him, Twitter effectively took away the megaphone he’s been Läs mer…

Wikipedia at 20: last gasp of an internet vision, or a beacon to a better future?

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Twenty years ago today, a tech startup called Nupedia launched a side project. The company had been hard at work producing a free online encyclopaedia, but it was slow Läs mer…

How to bring up children with joy and wonder – podcasts of the week

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Picks of the week Brown Baby (out from 20 Jan)Writer Nikesh Shukla, editor of the bestselling Good Immigrant anthology among other projects, hosts this new series about raising children Läs mer…

Twitter chief says Trump ban was right decision but sets 'dangerous precedent'

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Jack Dorsey: ‘I do not celebrate having to ban Donald Trump’ ‘A ban is a failure of ours to promote healthy conversation’ Jack Dorsey, the chief executive of Twitter, Läs mer…

Parler goes offline after Amazon drops it due to 'violent content'

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Amazon stops hosting social network, used as communication hub by US Capitol rioters The “free speech” social network Parler, popular with Donald Trump supporters, has been forced off the Läs mer…

How FarmVille and Facebook helped to cultivate a new audience for gaming | John Naughton

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Two deaths you may have missed last week – for the simple reason that you have better things to do with your time than monitoring the tech industry. One Läs mer…

Bitcoin boom threatens to turn it into pure gold

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Bitcoin is back, along with the debate over its value. The price of the digital currency is soaring and last week it hit more than $40,000 for the first Läs mer…

Now is the perfect time for Labour to reupload its free broadband pledge | Owen Jones

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Free full-fibre, publicly owned broadband was never supposed to be the flagship policy of Labour’s doomed 2019 election campaign. Earlier in the year the shadow chancellor, John McDonnell, had Läs mer…

Catfish is a problematic, compelling cocktail – podcasts of the week

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Picks of the week Catfish: The PodcastThe acclaimed US indie doc turned ethical minefield of a TV series is now, as with 99% of existing intellectual property, also a Läs mer…

UK will miss 2025 target for full-fibre broadband rollout, MPs warn

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Boris Johnson’s promise to deliver nationwide “turbocharged” broadband by 2025 will be missed because of a catalogue of government failures, parliament’s spending watchdog has concluded. In a timely report Läs mer…

Guardian readers: the 10 funniest things (on the internet) this past year – according to you!

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; 1. Mask, Gloves, Soap, Scrubs by Todrick Hall Todrick Hall’s Covid cover of his own song, Nails, Hair, Hips, Heels comes front of mind. – ChrisR22 2. This song Läs mer…

All I want for 2021 is to see Mark Zuckerberg up in court | John Naughton

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; It’s always risky making predictions about the tech industry, but this year looks like being different, at least in the sense that there are two safe bets. One is Läs mer…

There's a darker side to English businesses citing Magna Carta to defy lockdown | Hussein Kesvani

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Shops using the charter to bypass Covid laws may seem funny – but the online culture that spawns such misinformation is not As someone who writes about online culture, Läs mer…

Strictly sparkle delivered direct to your ears – podcasts of the week

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Picks of the week How Did We Get Here?Claudia Winkleman and psychologist Dr Tanya Byron recently concluded the second series of their podcast, with another on the way. Focusing Läs mer…