Facebook ordered to stop collecting user data by Belgian court

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The Guardian tech Facebook Facebook ordered to stop collecting user data by Belgian court Social network instructed to delete illegally collected data or face €100m in fines after it loses case over consent and tracking Samuel Gibbs Fri 16 Feb 2018 11.14 EST Läs mer…

Turkey sentences six journalists to life imprisonment

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian Turkey Turkey sentences six journalists to life imprisonment All those jailed are accused of involvement in the country’s failed coup in 2016 Reuters in Ankara Fri 16 Feb 2018 07.55 EST Last modified on Fri 16 Feb 2018 07.59 EST Share on Läs mer…

Jeffrey Tambor: Transparent star fired over sexual harassment claims

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian Jeffrey Tambor Jeffrey Tambor: Transparent star fired over sexual harassment claims After an investigation, the lead star of the Amazon comedy-drama will not return for future seasons Guardian staff Thu 15 Feb 2018 15.50 EST Last modified on Thu 15 Feb 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…

Huge cryptojacking campaign earns just $24 for hackers

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The Guardian tech Cryptocurrencies Huge cryptojacking campaign earns just $24 for hackers Though 5,000-site attack suggests forcing visitors to mine cryptocurrency offers scant reward, it hasn’t stopped news platform Salon Alex Hern @alexhern Wed 14 Feb 2018 07.46 EST Last modified on Wed Läs mer…

Former employee sues Vice, accusing it of pay discrimination against women

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian Vice Media Former employee sues Vice, accusing it of pay discrimination against women An LA-based manager alleges female employees at the company were paid tens of thousands of dollars less than their male counterparts Carla Green in Los Angeles @carlaflou 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…

Marmite maker Unilever threatens to pull ads from Facebook and Google

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian One of world’s biggest advertisers says it will avoid platforms that ‘create division’ Unilever has threatened to withdraw its advertising from online platforms such as Facebook and Google if they fail to eradicate content which “create division in society and Läs mer…

Facebook personal data use and privacy settings ruled illegal by German court

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The Guardian tech Facebook Facebook personal data use and privacy settings ruled illegal by German court Firm to appeal decision by Berlin regional court which upholds complaints that users not given informed consent Alex Hern @alexhern Mon 12 Feb 2018 10.28 EST Share 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…

Sweden tried to drop Assange extradition in 2013, CPS emails show

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian Julian Assange Sweden tried to drop Assange extradition in 2013, CPS emails show UK prosecutors tried to dissuade Swedish counterparts from doing so, exchange shows Owen Bowcott and Ewen MacAskill Sun 11 Feb 2018 12.20 EST Last modified on Sun 11 Läs mer…

Carnivals, surfers and nimble dogs: the day’s best photos

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian The Guardian’s picture editors bring you a selection of photo highlights from around the world, with carnivals from Brazil to the Basque Country and New York fashion week Continue reading…

YouTube penalises Logan Paul for dead rat Taser video

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The Guardian tech YouTube has once again penalised vlogger Logan Paul for posting inappropriate content, just weeks after he was suspended from the company’s paid-content program over a video trivialising suicide. The YouTube star has had all adverts on his videos suspended 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…

Brazil’s biggest newspaper pulls content from Facebook after algorithm change

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The Guardian tech Brazil’s biggest newspaper, the Folha de S Paulo, has announced that it will no longer publish content on its Facebook page, accusing the social media giant of encouraging fake news with an overhaul of its news feed algorithm. Mark Läs mer…

How can I control my child’s social media use?

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The Guardian tech Facebook Ask Jack How can I control my child’s social media use? Julia has a problem with her 14-year-old son’s use of Instagram and Gmail and would like to take control of his accounts Jack Schofield Thu 8 Feb 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…

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…

Facebook posts $4.3bn profit as Zuckerberg laments ‘hard year’

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian Facebook Facebook posts $4.3bn profit as Zuckerberg laments ‘hard year’ Profit in final quarter of last year climbs on $12.7bn revenue Zuckerberg vows to make network ‘good for wellbeing’ Dominic Rushe in New York @dominicru Wed 31 Jan 2018 16.42 EST Läs mer…

Inclusion on Forbes rich list ‘now seen as toxic’ by Russians

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian Russia Inclusion on Forbes rich list ‘now seen as toxic’ by Russians Magazine says entry no longer cause for celebration after US uses it to compile ‘Putin list’ Marc Bennetts in Moscow Wed 31 Jan 2018 07.40 EST Last modified on Läs mer…

Facebook enables ‘fake news’ by reliance on digital advertising – report

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The Guardian tech Facebook Facebook enables ‘fake news’ by reliance on digital advertising – report Paper co-written by former company exec recommends switching news feed back to chronological listing Alex Hern @alexhern Wed 31 Jan 2018 07.17 EST Last modified on Wed 31 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…

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…

Google tool will stop those annoying ads following you around the internet

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The Guardian tech Google Google tool will stop those annoying ads following you around the internet New settings will allow users to hide reminder ads on a case-by-case basis, giving more control over muted adverts across devices Samuel Gibbs Fri 26 Jan Läs mer…

May calls again for tech firms to act on encrypted messaging

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The Guardian tech Encryption May calls again for tech firms to act on encrypted messaging Focus shifts to smaller platforms that can ‘quickly become home to criminals and terrorists’ Alex Hern @alexhern Thu 25 Jan 2018 10.56 EST Last modified on Thu 25 Läs mer…

YouTube to fund videos that ‘counter hate’ as pressure over extremism grows

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The Guardian tech YouTube YouTube to fund videos that ‘counter hate’ as pressure over extremism grows Fund allocated to Google’s Creators for Change programme with aim to push positive messages in face of popular hate videos Alex Hern @alexhern Thu 25 Jan Läs mer…

Sky takes on Netflix and Amazon with cheaper streaming

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The Guardian tech Sky plc Sky takes on Netflix and Amazon with cheaper streaming Low-cost, plug-in stick and new download service a response to new rivals Mark Sweney @marksweney Email Thu 25 Jan 2018 03.03 EST First published on Thu 25 Jan 2018 Läs mer…

Facebook should be ‘regulated like cigarette industry’, says tech CEO

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The Guardian tech Facebook Facebook should be ‘regulated like cigarette industry’, says tech CEO Salesforce chief Marc Benioff is latest tech insider to raise alarm over social media’s affect on society with comments at Davos Alex Hern @alexhern Wed 24 Jan 2018 Läs mer…

‘Never get high on your own supply’ – why social media bosses don’t use social media

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The Guardian tech Mark Zuckerberg doesn’t use Facebook like you or me. The 33-year-old chief executive has a team of 12 moderators dedicated to deleting comments and spam from his page, according to Bloomberg. He has a “handful” of employees who help Läs mer…