UK and India ‘lay ground’ for free trade deal with bilateral agreement

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian Countries sign bilateral agreement before Thursday’s Commonwealth summit in London Britain and India have laid the ground for a possible post-Brexit bilateral free trade deal and signed off on a series of commercial agreements worth up to £1bn, according to Läs mer…

Alfie Evans’ father begs Pope Francis to ‘save our son’

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian Father of seriously ill British toddler flies to Vatican to urge pontiff to intervene in legal fight The father of a 23-month-old boy at the centre of a life-support treatment battle has had a private audience with the pope during Läs mer…

The last town in Sovietland – in pictures

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian Up above the Arctic Circle, 40 hours by train from Moscow, sits the Russian city of Vorkuta. It was built by gulag inmates but was given purpose by the coal industry that used to be the region’s lifeblood. Now mining Läs mer…

Powerful aged care watchdog created after nursing home scandals

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian Australia’s aged care system overhaul merges agencies for ‘responsive one-stop shop’ • Sign up to receive the top stories every morning The federal government will set up a powerful new watchdog as part of an overhaul of Australia’s aged care Läs mer…

Matthew Mellon: billionaire banking heir dies aged 54

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian Mellon reportedly was attending a rehabilitation center in Mexico to deal with an admitted opioid dependency Billionaire banking heir and transatlantic personality Matthew Mellon has died at 54, reportedly while attending a rehabilitation centre in Mexico to deal with an Läs mer…

How to get rich quick in Silicon Valley | Corey Pein

Corey Pein took his half-baked startup idea to America’s hottest billionaire factory – and found a wasteland of techie hustlers and con men

The most desirable career of the 21st century, with numerous advantages over other fast-growing occupations such as hospice carer and rickshaw driver, is being a billionaire. Prior to the incorporation of US Steel in 1901, the world didn’t have a single billion-dollar company, much less a billion-dollar individual. Today, more people than ever are becoming billionaires – 2,000 and counting have made the great leap upward, according to the “global wealth team” at Forbes. And the US’s hottest billionaire factory is located in the most hyped yet least understood swath of suburban sprawl in the world: Silicon Valley.

Despite what you may have heard, hard work in your chosen trade is absolutely the stupidest way to join the billionaires club. In Silicon Valley, the world’s most brilliant MBAs and IT professionals discovered a shortcut to fabulous riches. Ambitious Ivy Leaguers who once flocked to Wall Street are now packing up and heading west. The Valley’s startup founders, investors, equity-holding executives and fee-taking middlemen have thrived above all. Inspired by their success, my idea was to move to Silicon Valley, pitch a startup and become obscenely rich. I left home with some homemade business cards showing my new email address, futurebillionaire@aol.com, and a bunch of half-baked ideas.

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Thousands of child apps and games potentially violate US data sharing law

A study conducted on child-directed Android apps from US Google Play Store found over half may break US privacy law for under 13s

Thousands of child-directed Android apps and games are potentially violating US law on the collection and sharing of data on those under 13, research has revealed.

A study conducted on 5,885 child-directed Android apps from the US Play Store, which are included in Google’s Designed for Families programme, found that well over half of the apps potentially violated the US Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (Coppa).

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European stocks to open higher, oil falls as Syria fears fade – business live

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian Markets tense after western strikes on Syria 8.10am BST Shares in Whitbread have surged nearly 8%, replacing Shire as the top riser on the FTSE 100 index in early trading. Whitbread is under mounting pressure from hedge funds to break Läs mer…

‘The earlier you go, the longer you live’: HIV self-testing in South Africa | Rebecca Ratcliffe

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian In a country where people with HIV suffer hugely from discrimination, the privacy afforded by self-testing is having a positive impact on rates of diagnosis and treatment David* is perched on a stool, staring at the table in front of Läs mer…

The People vs Tech by Jamie Bartlett review – once more into the digital apocalypse

The latest treatise on technology taking over our lives suggests democratic systems are incompatible with the digital age, but the theory lacks coherence

There is a clear, algorithmic formula for writing books about technology and society in 2018. Authors are generally required to be male, their documented personal journey must have been from that of techno-optimist to techno-sceptic to techno-panicker. There must be an urgent existential threat to either democracy or humanity lurking in the code base of Silicon Valley companies. The intractable crisis is not so profound, however, that it cannot be solved by a hail of partially thought-through remedies tacked on in the appendix.

This recipe is producing a growing body of what might be termed “techlash” literature: the backlash against Silicon Valley and its seemingly unstoppable accretion of wealth, data and cultural and political capital. Where once we might have read expansive works of science fiction creating vivid and ambiguous alternative realities to help us navigate the future, now we have worrisome documentaries of threats so present they have often played out by the time the galley hits the review pile. In the last year several notable techlash titles have appeared, including Franklin Foer’s World Without Mind, Tim Wu’s The Attention Merchants and Jonathan Taplin’s Move Fast and Break Things.

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GoFindMeAHome: why crowdfunding is many homeless people’s last resort

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The Guardian tech There have been nearly 300,000 GoFundMe campaigns related to homelessness in the last three years. Some see it as a sign of a broken social system and dwindling options for those in need Dave Schulman’s long decline toward homelessness Läs mer…

Hey! Algorithms, leave them kids alone: Chips with Everything podcast

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The Guardian tech This week, Jordan Erica Webber looks into reports that YouTube Kids might create an algorithm-free platform to prevent children viewing inappropriate content by clicking on seemingly benign video suggestions Subscribe and review: Acast, Apple, Spotify, Soundcloud, Audioboom, Mixcloud. Join Läs mer…

Ready players? Not if the game is young men doing real jobs

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The Guardian tech A new IMF report shows some stark gender trends in European and US workforce, including one that follows virtual reality in a new Spielberg film In Ready Player One, Steven Spielberg’s latest blockbuster, much of the population of a Läs mer…

YouTube illegally collects data on children, say child protection groups

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The Guardian tech Complaint filed with US watchdog urges sanctions for Google allegedly failing to comply with child protection laws around data collection and ads A coalition of 23 child advocacy, consumer and privacy groups have filed a complaint with the US Läs mer…

Grindr was a safe space for gay men. Its HIV status leak betrayed us | Brian Moylan

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The Guardian tech The app helped revolutionise the community’s approach to HIV. Sharing that data undoes all its good work Gay men have always needed safe spaces, somewhere they could congregate without fear of stigma and judgment or, even more essentially, persecution Läs mer…