Big Brother is still watching you and he goes by the name Facebook

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The security guru Bruce Schneier once famously observed that “surveillance is the business model of the internet”. Like all striking generalisations it was slightly too general: it was strictly Läs mer…

Inside Kissinger’s secret trip to China – podcasts of the week

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Picks of the week The Documentary: When Kissinger went to China (from 12 Jun)The Guardian’s China affairs correspondent Vincent Ni hosts this episode of the podcast/radio show from the Läs mer…

When podcasts go sour: can shows like Reply All come back from scandal?

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Last summer, Reply All’s reputation was at an all-time high. The long-running internet-themed podcast had recently released an episode about a man with a 90s pop song stuck in Läs mer…

Twitter launches ‘undo’ function for paying subscribers

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Twitter has launched its first paid subscription service, offering users the ability to undo tweets, manage their bookmarks and change the colour of their app icon for a monthly Läs mer…

UK and EU investigate Facebook over unfair use of data in digital advertising

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; UK and EU regulators are investigating Facebook over whether it is abusing its dominance in digital advertising. It marks the first time the regulators have coordinated on a major Läs mer…

Tongue-in-cheek tales from 19th-century India – podcasts of the week

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Picks of the week Raj!Meera Syal and Jennifer Saunders give standout performances in Audible’s new pod drama, spoofing life in British-controlled India. Ineffectual governor Henry arrives in a rural Läs mer…

Facebook will end special treatment for politicians after Trump ban – report

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Facebook is reportedly planning to end a policy that effectively exempts politicians from content moderation rules. The Verge reported on Thursday that the social media company is expected to Läs mer…

Netflix reportedly plans push into video games market

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Apple, Microsoft, Sony and Google have all tried to create a “Netflix for games”, offering unlimited access to a library of titles for a flat monthly fee. But a Läs mer…

In big tech’s dystopia, cat videos earn millions while real artists beg for tips | John Harris

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Just over a year ago, the music streaming giant Spotify announced a new addition to its services: an innovation called Artist Fundraising Pick, which would allow people to send Läs mer…

Miriam Margolyes meets pensioners in their prime – podcasts of the week

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Picks of the week Growing Old DisgracefullySniggering at an older dominatrix or bodybuilder is a popular theme in many a voyeuristic TV show, but Miriam Margolyes is having none Läs mer…

Sony Movie Channel has been renamed Great! But how? And why?!

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; As of this week, the Sony Movie Channel is no more. A staple of the Freeview era of television, the SMC and its spin-offs have allowed viewers to enjoy Läs mer…

‘Time to buy’ bitcoin adverts banned in UK for being irresponsible

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; An ad campaign telling the public that “it’s time to buy” bitcoin has been banned after the advertising watchdog ruled that it was irresponsible and misleading. The high-profile campaign, Läs mer…

Amazon to stream major National Theatre plays in UK and Ireland

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Amazon has partnered with the National Theatre to stream four high-profile live-recorded stage shows, including Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s Fleabag. The shows, which include Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller in Läs mer…

How an anti-nicotine novelty got serious – podcasts of the week

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Picks of the week The Vaping FixLaura Beil of Dr Death and Bad Batch returns with another gripping podcast packed with health-related scares. Just a few years ago, the Läs mer…

Overshare: are there any good films about social media?

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; There are several elements of Mainstream, Gia Coppola’s dark satire of YouTube stardom released in theaters this month, that resemble a stick-figure rendering of internet fame. The film, written Läs mer…