Does every cloud have a silver lining? Not if it is run by an internet giant | John Naughton

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The Guardian tech Cloud computing Opinion Every cloud has a silver lining? Not if it is run by an internet giant John Naughton Like the history of electricity generation, data processing has become centralised, so shouldn’t it be regulated in the same Läs mer…

Can we really trust Google as judge, jury and executioner of online ads?

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The Guardian tech Chrome Can we really trust Google as judge, jury and executioner of online ads? Alex Hern With cries of undue influence over the industry body deciding which ads to ban, is new Chrome adblocking too self-serving? Contact author @alexhern Läs mer…

Google turns on default adblocker within Chrome

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The Guardian tech Chrome Google turns on default adblocker within Chrome Users of latest Chrome browser on Windows, Mac OS, Linux and Android will have some of most intrusive types of ads blocked automatically Samuel Gibbs Thu 15 Feb 2018 04.39 EST Last Läs mer…

UK blames Russia for NotPetya cyber-attack last year

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The Guardian tech Cybercrime UK blames Russia for NotPetya cyber-attack last year Defence secretary says Moscow ‘undermined democracy’ with attack that targeted Ukraine Sarah Marsh @sloumarsh Thu 15 Feb 2018 04.07 EST Last modified on Thu 15 Feb 2018 04.11 EST Share on Facebook Läs mer…

Russian watchdog orders YouTube to remove Navalny luxury yacht video

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian Russia Russian watchdog orders YouTube to remove Navalny luxury yacht video Oligarch wins injunction over opposition leader’s investigation into meeting with minister Marc Bennetts in Moscow Tue 13 Feb 2018 08.25 EST Last modified on Tue 13 Feb 2018 10.22 EST Share Läs mer…

YouTube CEO says Facebook should ‘get back to baby pictures’

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The Guardian tech Facebook YouTube CEO says Facebook should ‘get back to baby pictures’ Google’s Susan Wojcicki joins chorus attacking Facebook, while social network says it doesn’t know what people ‘find meaningful’ Alex Hern @alexhern Tue 13 Feb 2018 05.22 EST Last modified Läs mer…

No laptops allowed – the cafes bringing back the art of conviviality

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The Guardian tech Society No laptops allowed – the cafes bringing back the art of conviviality A growing number of cafes are ditching wifi and outlawing computers in an attempt to bring back old-fashioned hospitality – and increase their revenue Mike Herd Läs mer…

Is Facebook for old people? Over-55s flock in as the young leave

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The Guardian tech Facebook Is Facebook for old people? Over-55s flock in as the young leave A forecast 700,000 UK teenagers and young adults will leave the social media site in 2018 Mark Sweney @marksweney Email Mon 12 Feb 2018 00.00 EST Share Läs mer…

Cryptojacking attack hits Australian government websites

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The Guardian tech Cybercrime Cryptojacking attack hits Australian government websites Hackers used plug-in to force computers to secretly mine cryptocurrency Naaman Zhou @naamanzhou Sun 11 Feb 2018 20.48 EST Last modified on Sun 11 Feb 2018 20.49 EST Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Läs mer…

John Perry Barlow obituary

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The Guardian tech Technology John Perry Barlow obituary Cattle rancher, lyricist for the Grateful Dead and internet pioneer who became a digital rights activist Jack Schofield Sun 11 Feb 2018 12.46 EST Last modified on Sun 11 Feb 2018 12.48 EST Share on Facebook Läs mer…

Winter Olympics was hit by cyber-attack, officials confirm

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The Guardian tech Winter Olympics 2018 Winter Olympics was hit by cyber-attack, officials confirm South Koreans refuse to comment on rumours Russia was behind the action as revenge for doping ban Sean Ingle @seaningle Sun 11 Feb 2018 02.46 EST Last modified on Läs mer…

John Perry Barlow: will dream of open internet die with its founding father?

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The Guardian tech Internet pioneer John Perry Barlow, who championed ideals of a free and open internet, has died. And his ideals are at risk of dying with him. Barlow’s Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace, written almost exactly 22 years ago, Läs mer…

YouTube: we’ve found no evidence of Russian interference in Brexit vote

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The Guardian tech YouTube has said it had found no evidence of Russian interference in the Brexit referendum, but promised MPs it would conduct further investigations at a UK parliamentary committee hearing with social media company executives in Washington on Thursday. Juniper Läs mer…

Bitcoin: what have experts said about the cryptocurrency?

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The Guardian tech Bitcoin’s gyrations have attracted a lot of attention over the past year. Here are some of the most memorable comments from senior figures in world finance. Yves Mersch Yves Mersch, a member of the European Central Bank’s executive board, Läs mer…

ECB official backs bitcoin clampdown

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The Guardian tech A top European Central Bank policymaker has joined calls for a global clampdown on virtual currencies such as bitcoin because of their threat to financial stability. Yves Mersch, a member of the ECB’s executive board, said the central bank Läs mer…

John Perry Barlow, ‘visionary’ internet pioneer, dies aged 70

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The Guardian tech Internet John Perry Barlow, ‘visionary’ internet pioneer, dies aged 70 Digital freedom fighter and founder of Electronic Frontier Foundation, who wrote lyrics for the Grateful Dead, died in his sleep William Worley Wed 7 Feb 2018 22.06 EST Last modified Läs mer…

Twitter and Pornhub ban ‘deepfake’ face-swap porn videos

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The Guardian tech Artificial intelligence (AI) Twitter and Pornhub ban ‘deepfake’ face-swap porn videos Films depicting celebrities’ faces superimposed on to adult film actors using AI also banned from Gfycat, but not Reddit Alex Hern @alexhern Wed 7 Feb 2018 05.38 EST Last Läs mer…

EU data protection law may end up protecting scammers, experts warn

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The Guardian tech Internet EU data protection law may end up protecting scammers, experts warn WHOIS, one of oldest tools on internet for verifying real identities, at risk of being killed due to tough new GDPR regulations Alex Hern @alexhern Tue 6 Läs mer…

Fake news sharing in US is a rightwing thing, says study

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The Guardian tech Facebook Fake news sharing in US is a rightwing thing, says study University of Oxford project finds Trump supporters consume largest volume of ‘junk news’ on Facebook and Twitter Alex Hern @alexhern Tue 6 Feb 2018 04.59 EST Last modified Läs mer…

Former Facebook and Google workers launch campaign to fight tech addiction

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The Guardian tech Technology Former Facebook and Google workers launch campaign to fight tech addiction Campaign to highlights potential harm of digital platforms and social media on young people, alongside a call to regulate tech companies Olivia Solon in San Francisco @oliviasolon Läs mer…

Digital dystopia: taking back control – podcast

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The Guardian tech Subscribe and review on iTunes, Audioboom, Mixcloud, Acast or on your favourite podcasting app and join the discussion on Facebook and Twitter The common thread of this mini-series has been rich and powerful people, companies, and governments harvesting our Läs mer…

Tell us about the first time you used wifi

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The Guardian tech Wifi Tell us about the first time you used wifi Whether it was at home with family or in a public space with friends we’d like to hear your experiences from Cuba or anywhere else Guardian readers Fri 2 Läs mer…

Bitcoin’s January fall wipes off $44bn in value

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian Bitcoin Bitcoin’s January fall wipes off $44bn in value US investigation into boom stokes fears of impending bust as cryptocurrency records steepest monthly slide in its history Alex Hern and Richard Partington Thu 1 Feb 2018 13.30 EST Last modified on Läs mer…

The punk rock internet – how DIY ​​rebels ​are working to ​replace the tech giants

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The Guardian tech The punk rock internet – how DIY ​​rebels ​are working to ​replace the tech giants Internet The punk rock internet – how DIY ​​rebels ​are working to ​replace the tech giants Around the world, a handful of visionaries are Läs mer…

Facebook bans cryptocurrency adverts because so many are scams

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The Guardian tech Cryptocurrencies Facebook bans cryptocurrency adverts because so many are scams Social network blocks initial coin offering ads as they are ‘frequently associated with misleading or deceptive promotional practices’ Alex Hern @alexhern Wed 31 Jan 2018 05.20 EST Last modified on Läs mer…

Blockchain is this year’s buzzword – but can it outlive the hype?

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The Guardian tech Cryptocurrencies Blockchain is this year’s buzzword – but can it outlive the hype? The open-source ledger behind bitcoin is touted as revolutionary for everything from banking to health, but the jury is still out Mattha Busby @matthabusby Tue 30 Läs mer…

Elon Musk sells $3.5m worth of flamethrowers in a day

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian Elon Musk Elon Musk sells $3.5m worth of flamethrowers in a day First it was ‘Boring’ baseball caps, now Tesla founder is selling flamethrowers – ‘to liven up a party’ Rupert Neate @RupertNeate Mon 29 Jan 2018 12.15 EST First published Läs mer…

Strava suggests military users ‘opt out’ of heatmap as row deepens

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The Guardian tech GPS Strava suggests military users ‘opt out’ of heatmap as row deepens Fitness-tracking company suggests secret army base locations were made public by users, while militaries around world weigh up ban Alex Hern @alexhern Mon 29 Jan 2018 05.46 EST Läs mer…

The big tech backlash

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The Guardian tech Internet The Observer The big tech backlash Tech giants are drawing political fire over fake news and Russian meddling Jamie Doward Sat 27 Jan 2018 19.05 EST Last modified on Sat 27 Jan 2018 20.22 EST Share on Facebook Share on Läs mer…

Children are tech addicts – and schools are the pushers | Eliane Glaser

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The Guardian tech Technology Opinion Children are tech addicts – and schools are the pushers Eliane Glaser When Silicon Valley bosses send their children to screen-free schools, why do we believe the claims of the ‘ed tech’ industry? Fri 26 Jan 2018 01.00 EST Läs mer…