TechScape: could a router revolution solve all your wifi woes?

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Big tech’s push for automation hides the grim reality of ‘microwork’ | Phil Jones

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; OpinionTechnology sector Big tech’s push for automation hides the grim reality of ‘microwork’ Phil Jones The pandemic accelerated the rise of this digital piecework where humans support AI Phil Läs mer…

TikTok’s joy-miners and ‘shitposters’, and Instagram’s ‘cursed’ interiors

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US bans China Telecom over national security concerns

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Google parent Alphabet posts revenues of $65bn as ads move online

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Why the writing is on the wall for Facebook | Arwa Mahdawi

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Facebook was born, lives and thrives in scandal. It’s been lawless for years | Matt Stoller

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Amazon to host classified material for MI5, MI6 and GCHQ

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Why people believe Covid conspiracy theories: could folklore hold the answer?

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‘Conditioning an entire society’: the rise of biometric data technology

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Fauna audio glasses review: fashion shades with built-in speakers

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Ransomware attacks in UK have doubled in a year, says GCHQ boss

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Facebook admits site appears hardwired for misinformation, memo reveals

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Banning anonymous social media accounts would only stifle free speech and democracy | Owen Jones

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UK battery ‘gigafactory’ plans huge expansion as electric car demand soars

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Tesco website and app back online after hack attempt

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Microsoft Surface Go 3 review: small Windows 11 tablet can’t keep up

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‘We’re all climate journalists now’: how the weather took over everything

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Frances Haugen to testify to MPs about Facebook and online harm

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Our society is troubled. Beware those who blame it all on big tech | Nesrine Malik

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Facebook boss ‘not willing to protect public from harm’

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20 years of the iPod: how it shuffled music and tech forever

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Facebook crisis grows as new whistleblower and leaked documents emerge

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Lyft admits it recorded 4,000 sexual assault claims in long-awaited report

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Finally, Facebook can say it’s not the most toxic social network | Marina Hyde

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Twitter admits bias in algorithm for rightwing politicians and news outlets

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The death of Charles Babbage, mathematician and inventor – archive, 23 October 1871

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Best podcasts of the week: more supernatural spookiness with the creator of the Battersea Poltergeist

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France hails victory as Facebook agrees to pay newspapers for content

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Trump Plans to Regain Social Media Presence With New Company

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Group that spread false Covid claims doubled Facebook interactions in six months

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Tesla reports record quarterly earnings despite global supply chain meltdown

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Facebonk, Bacefook, Hellsite: Zuck, the internet has some suggestions

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Pinterest shares soar amid reports of $39bn takeover by PayPal

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Pinterest to launch new features to help with ‘emotional wellbeing’

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New logo? Call itself ‘FCBK’? Bring back poking? How Facebook could rebrand

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TechScape: From Friends to Squid Game – why Netflix viewing figures matter

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A fashion turnaround and a logo no-go: hits and misses of rebranding

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Netflix employees join wave of tech activism with walkout over Chappelle controversy

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