Google News may shut over EU plans to charge tax for links

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Google Search engine is lobbying hard to stop proposed tax, aimed at compensating news publishers Google’s UK office in King’s Cross, London. The UK is likely to be subject to the news link tax if it is introduced before the end of any post-Brexit Läs mer…

BBC in row over blurring cleavage of interviewee in Kenya

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; BBC BBC documentary was edited because of concerns over watershed rules in Africa, say bosses A still from the BBC Africa documentary Fake Me: Living For Likes featuring the Kenyan social media star Glamour Pam (right). Photograph: BBC Africa BBC bosses have become embroiled Läs mer…

‘It doesn’t make sense’: Europe puzzled by UK Brexit meltdown

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The Observer Brexit Some commentators heaped praise on the PM but in the bars and cafes, ordinary citizens were just bewildered Catching up with the news in a Paris cafe. Photograph: Sipa Press/Rex Features As Britain went into Brexit meltdown, French friends made the Läs mer…

BBC newsreader Richard Baker dies aged 93

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; UK news Presenter long associated with Radio 3’s classical music shows was known for his smooth delivery Richard Baker pictured in a BBC Radio 3 studio in Langham Place, central London. Photograph: Alamy Richard Baker, who introduced the first BBC television news bulletin in Läs mer…

Doctor Who’s race-time continuum | Letters

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Race Doctor Who’s race-time continuum The show has always valued every human (and intelligent alien) life, writes author Frank Danes David Tennant as the 10th Doctor with his companion Martha Jones. Photograph: BBC A point Martin Belam missed in “Is Doctor Who finally getting Läs mer…

Blow to Trump as judge restores White House access for CNN's Jim Acosta

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Donald Trump Acosta’s hard pass must be restored immediately – judge But Timothy Kelly says legal battle for CNN is not over Follow the latest US politics news Play Video 2:27 ‘You are a rude, terrible person’ : Trump attacks CNN reporter – video Läs mer…

Julian Assange charged in secret, mistake on US court filing suggests

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Julian Assange Court filing submitted by US authorities in an unrelated case mentioned existence of criminal charges against someone named ‘Assange’ Assange, who has been holed up in Ecuador’s embassy in London since 2012, is considered a wanted man by US law enforcement agencies. Läs mer…

Brazil: calls for TV tycoon to be pulled off air after offensive remarks to singer

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Brazil Viewers demand Silvio Santos be removed after telling Claudia Leitte he couldn’t hug her because it would make him ‘excited’ Silvio Santos. Photograph: SBT He is one of South America’s most powerful TV tycoons, an 87-year-old media mogul who has for decades been Läs mer…

How Republican firm's plan to defend Facebook by attacking rivals backfired

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Facebook Revelation that Definers had used George Soros as a target to defend Facebook unleashed an immediate storm of protest Facebook’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, says he had no knowledge of Definers’ actions. Photograph: Lachlan Cunningham/(Credit too long, see caption) It was a beguilingly simple Läs mer…

Prince William tells tech leaders: do more to counter cyberbullying

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Prince William Duke of Cambridge accuses social media firms of being on the back foot over challenges The Duke of Cambridge spoke about the Cyberbullying Taskforce he set up in 2016 to support young people and their families. Photograph: Samir Hussein/WireImage The Duke of Läs mer…

Facebook reportedly discredited critics by linking them to George Soros

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Facebook Facing a string of crises, Facebook hired a PR firm to push conspiracy theories about the billionaire, the New York Times reports Facebook’s aggressive damage control attempts are detailed in a new investigation. Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters Facebook hired a PR firm that attempted Läs mer…

‘My father's murderers are still free’: taking on Mexico's violent underworld – podcast

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Investigative journalist Anabel Hernández has risked her life to expose corruption at the heart of her country’s violent ‘drug wars’. She tells Lucy Lamble why staying silent is not an option How to listen to podcasts: everything you need to know Anabel Hernández is Läs mer…

Festive advertisers dump TV for online media

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Advertising TV ad spend expected to fall by almost £44m in final quarter, despite overall rise Matt Smith and MIA feature in Burberry’s Christmas campaign. Photograph: Juno Calypso/Burberry UK advertisers are cutting almost £44m from their TV ad campaign budgets in the run-up to Läs mer…

You thought fake news was bad? Deep fakes are where truth goes to die

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Technology You thought fake news was bad? Deep fakes are where truth goes to die Technology can make it look as if anyone has said or done anything. Is it the next wave of (mis)information warfare? ‘When nothing is true then the dishonest person Läs mer…

Do your children’s apps give them the hard sell?

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The Observer Children’s tech Parents’ unwillingness to stump up cash for children’s apps is exposing their offspring to adult ad-sales techniques • Safe gaming: 21 family-friendly apps for children One study found that half of free children’s apps were sharing personal data with other Läs mer…