Fears mount over WhatsApp's role in spreading fake news

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; WhatsApp App blamed for circulating false information in India, Brazil, Kenya and now the UK Consumers around the world are reading less news on Facebook and are increasingly turning to WhatsApp, which has 1.5 billion users worldwide. Photograph: Chesnot/Getty Images Abijeet Nath and Nilotpal Läs mer…

How Peppa Pig became a video nightmare for children

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; YouTube The Observer How Peppa Pig became a video nightmare for children James Bridle’s essay on disturbing YouTube content aimed at children went viral last year. Has the problem gone away – or is it getting worse? ‘Beyond the simple knock-offs and the provocations Läs mer…

Amazon supplier in China ‘will tackle illegal work practices’

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Amazon The Observer Foxconn commits to provide workers with basic rights after report by the Observer Workers at a Foxconn factory in Shenzhen, southern China. Photograph: Alamy Amazon and its Chinese supplier Foxconn have moved swiftly to tackle illegal working conditions exposed in an Läs mer…

Tesla goes up in flames in video captured by actor Mary McCormack

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Tesla Actor says husband was flagged down by passersby who told him to get out A Tesla car on fire in California in this image captured by actor Mary McCormack. Photograph: marycmccormack/Twitter Actor Mary McCormack has shared video of her husband’s Tesla car catching Läs mer…

How China censors the net: by making sure there’s too much information | John Naughton

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Internet Opinion How China censors the net: by making sure there’s too much information John Naughton A new book shows how the republic’s government has adapted to the challenge of a networked age An internet cafe in Beijing. Photograph: Dan Chung for the Guardian Läs mer…

Apple signs up Oprah Winfrey in $1bn programming push

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Oprah Winfrey Digital television Tech giant’s partnership with Oprah looks to challenge rivals Netflix and Amazon in internet-based video Oprah Winfrey is expected to appear on screen and produce shows for Apple, which has not released the value of the deal. Photograph: Anthony Harvey/AFP/Getty Läs mer…

Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes charged with criminal fraud

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Theranos Ex-president of blood-testing startup also charged Pair appear in federal court hours after Holmes quits as CEO Elizabeth Holmes has stepped down as CEO of Theranos. Photograph: Jeff Chiu/AP Elizabeth Holmes, the founder of the startup Theranos, and the former company president, Ramesh Läs mer…

Tech leaders say visa cap removal may not solve UK skills shortage

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Technology Easing of immigration rules may not be enough to keep UK ahead of rivals, say experts Silicon Roundabout in central London, the UK’s technology hub. Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo Leaders in the UK tech industry have warned that the government’s removal of a Läs mer…

Rise of the machines: has technology evolved beyond our control?

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Rise of the machines: has technology evolved beyond our control? Technology is starting to behave in intelligent and unpredictable ways that even its creators don’t understand. As machines increasingly shape global events, how can we regain control? by James Bridle The voice-activated gadget in Läs mer…

Satellite constellations and space junk: Chips with Everything podcast

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Jordan Erica Webber looks at what is currently happening in the world of space technology, including the burgeoning issue of space pollution Photograph: Thales Alenia Space Subscribe via Apple Podcasts Download MP3 Podcast feed URL Subscribe and review: Acast, Apple, Spotify, Soundcloud, Audioboom, Mixcloud. Läs mer…

Steve Bannon backs bitcoin and eyes his own 'deplorables' cryptocurrency

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Steve Bannon Ex-Trump strategist calls cryptocurrency ‘disruptive populism’ and says he is interested in making a currency of his own Steve Bannon with Front National leader Marine le Pen in March. Cryptocurrency is ‘disruptive populism, it takes control back from central authorities’, said Bannon Läs mer…

Police face legal action over use of facial recognition cameras

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Facial recognition Campaigners say technology risks turning UK citizens into ‘walking ID cards’ It has been claimed that Met police carried out biometric checks at last year’s Remembrance Sunday service. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Two legal challenges have been launched against police forces in south Läs mer…

'Login with Snapchat' takes cold war with Facebook to next level

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Snapchat Features for synching with other apps is most aggressive move yet to capitalise on Facebook’s problems Login Kit sees Snapchat move into new territory, providing the sort of infrastructure more commonly the domain of data-driven firms such as Facebook. Photograph: Alamy Snapchat users Läs mer…

Are there any laptops with decent keyboards?

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Technology Ask Jack Julia would buy a MacBook Pro Retina but she doesn’t like the latest version’s keyboard. What are the alternatives? ‘Which laptop keyboard will provide a comfortable typing experience?’ Photograph: PeopleImages/Getty Images I recently upgraded to a used early-2015 MacBook Pro Retina Läs mer…