Chinese bots had key role in debunked ballot video shared by Eric Trump

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; A Chinese bot network played a key role in spreading disinformation during and after the US election, including a debunked video of “ballot burning” shared by Eric Trump, a Läs mer…

Too rude for Facebook: the ban on Britain's historic place names

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The social network’s oversensitive hate speech filters have made it impossible to mention respectable locations like Devil’s Dyke and Plymouth Hoe. The residents are not amused … Name: British Läs mer…

Big tech facilitated QAnon and the Capitol attack. It’s time to hold them accountable

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Donald Trump’s election lies and the 6 January attack on the US Capitol have highlighted how big tech has led our society down a path of conspiracies and radicalism Läs mer…

How GameStop found itself at the center of a groundbreaking battle between Wall Street and small investors

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The coronavirus pandemic hit GameStop hard. Like many retailers, already suffering from the shift to online sales, the video games chain is losing money and plans to close 450 Läs mer…

US has 'moral imperative' to develop AI weapons, says panel

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Draft Congress report claims AI will make fewer mistakes than humans and lead to reduced casualties The US should not agree to ban the use or development of autonomous Läs mer…

YouTube extends ban on Trump amid concerns about further violence

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; After review, platform continues indefinite suspension that prevents former president from posting Donald Trump is suspended from posting to YouTube indefinitely after the video platform’s parent company Google extended Läs mer…

In the Fight Against Extremism, Don’t Demonize Surveillance-Busting Tools like Signal and Bitcoin

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; In the past few weeks, millions of Americans have joined Signal, a free open-source encrypted chat app. Users are fleeing from WhatsApp in droves, sparked by a pop-up disclosing Läs mer…

UK regulator to write to WhatsApp over Facebook data sharing

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Information commissioner says the chat app committed in 2017 not to share contact and user information The UK’s data regulator is writing to WhatsApp to demand that the chat Läs mer…

Grindr fined £8.6m in Norway over sharing personal information

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Grindr has been fined 100m krone (£8.6m) by the Norwegian Data Protection Authority after an investigation revealed the dating app was sharing deeply personal information with advertisers, including location, Läs mer…

Birdwatch: Twitter pilot will allow users to flag misinformation

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; [embedded content] Twitter will allow users to flag and annotate misleading or inaccurate tweets in ongoing efforts to address misinformation on the platform. The pilot program, called Birdwatch, is Läs mer…

Google announces plan to tackle privacy issues in online advertising

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Google has announced a plan to tackle privacy issues in online advertising, as the company attempts to chart a middle ground between Apple’s privacy-first approach and the needs of Läs mer…

Black images matter: Shade, the powerful podcast unpicking the tumult of 2020

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Lou Mensah spent the 1990s working in PR but her favourite part of the job was not the to and fro with clients. What she really liked was meeting Läs mer…

Sony WH-1000XM4 review: Bose-beating noise cancelling headphones

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Sony’s top of the line noise-cancelling headphones have long had a winning formula and the latest edition has a much-requested addition – multiple device connectivity – to make them Läs mer…

Tesla investment reaps $29bn profit for Edinburgh fund

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Elon Musk has made so much money from Tesla that he is now the richest person on the planet. However, the second-biggest winners are investors in an Edinburgh-based investment Läs mer…

It's blooming good to see signs of spring | Brief letters

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; I am puzzled as to why there have been no letters from readers making marmalade, considering the amount of correspondence last year. Am I to assume so much was Läs mer…

WhatsApp loses millions of users after terms update

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; A poorly-explained update to its terms of service has pushed WhatsApp users to adopt alternative services such as Signal and Telegram in their millions. The exodus was so large Läs mer…

I’m painting the amazing Galápagos wildlife – from my sitting room

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The creature comes into view quite slowly. It’s like staring into the bushes, realising there is something there, then picking out its parts, assembling the whole that, suddenly, magically, Läs mer…

Is it time to leave WhatsApp – and is Signal the answer?

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Earlier this month, WhatsApp issued a new privacy policy along with an ultimatum: accept these new terms, or delete WhatsApp from your smartphone. But the new privacy policy wasn’t Läs mer…

Australia's cheapest EV: can it survive a week of on-street parking and one very sandy dog?

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The MG ZS EV brings electric cars into the realm of financial possibility for many more families. But is there a gap between possible and practical? The big question Läs mer…

After Covid, will digital learning be the new normal?

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Schools have embraced apps and remote classes in the past year. Some see benefits in virtual learning but others fear the impact on disadvantaged children and privatisation by stealth Läs mer…

UK bosses set up IT systems to track Covid vaccine status of staff

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Employers are creating vaccine databases of their workers to track who has been inoculated against the coronavirus. With some companies announcing they would either sack or refuse to hire Läs mer…

The strange case of Alibaba's Jack Ma and his three-month vanishing act

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Wearing burgundy lipstick and a long peroxide wig, the diminutive entrepreneur who would soon become China’s richest man took to the stage and belted out Can You Feel the Läs mer…

Page refresh: how the internet is transforming the novel

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Towards the end of 2020, a year spent supine on my sofa consuming endless internet like a force-fed goose, I managed to finish a beautifully written debut novel: Open Läs mer…

'Touching fish' craze see China's youth find ways to laze amid '996' work culture

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; On the Chinese microblogging platform Weibo, enthusiastic slackers share their tips: fill up a thermos with whisky, do planks or stretches in the work pantry at regular intervals, drink Läs mer…

How to expand your wine horizons online | Fiona Beckett on wine

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; One of the best things to come out of the months of restrictions and lockdowns (well, you have to search for positives somewhere) are wine tastings on Zoom. And Läs mer…

How to help your children make the most of their screen time

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; With children and teenagers spending hours on screens each day, how do parents help them reap the benefits and stay healthy? Child development experts share their tips. Provide scaffolding Läs mer…

‘I worry about their social skills’: parents on children's screen time in lockdown

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The worst part of the pandemic for 11-year-old Sandy is that he can’t see his friends. The best part is that limits on how much time he spends online Läs mer…

WHO platform for pharmaceutical firms unused since pandemic began

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; A World Health Organization program for pharmaceutical companies to voluntarily share Covid-19 related knowledge, treatments and technology so they can be more widely distributed has attracted zero contributions in Läs mer…

Google's threat to withdraw its search engine from Australia is chilling to anyone who cares about democracy | Peter Lewis

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Google’s testimony to an Australian Senate committee on Friday threatening to withdraw its search services from Australia is chilling to anyone who cares about democracy. It marks the latest Läs mer…

Spacewatch: Bezos's Blue Origin 'really close' to flying humans

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Jeff Bezos’s space travel company, Blue Origin, says it is “getting really close” to flying humans after the successful completion of its 14th mission into space on 14 January. Läs mer…

An anonymous hotline for crimes big and small – podcasts of the week

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Picks of the week The Apology LineThe latest series from true crime powerhouse Wondery tells the story of a confessional hotline, and how it consumed the life of its Läs mer…

US lawmakers ask FBI to investigate Parler app's role in Capitol attack

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; American lawmakers have asked the FBI to investigate the role of Parler, the social media website and app popular with the American far right, in the violence at the Läs mer…

Malware reportedly found on laptops given to children in England

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; An investigation has been launched into reports that some of the laptops handed out to vulnerable children for homeschooling in England are infected with malware. According to an online Läs mer…

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra review: the new king of Android phones

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The Galaxy S21 Ultra is Samsung’s new superphone for 2021 – and comes out firmly as the best of its type, with a price to match. Equipped with a Läs mer…

Facebook admits encryption will harm efforts to prevent child exploitation

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Facebook’s plans to implement end-to-end encryption on all its messaging products will lead to continued exploitation of some of the British children it would otherwise help to safeguard, the Läs mer…

Amazon wins 49% of new TV streaming customers in run-up to Christmas

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Amazon proved more popular than Netflix in the run-up to Christmas as live Premier League and international rugby helped it attract half of all new UK subscribers to streaming Läs mer…

Facebook under pressure to resume scanning messages for child abuse in EU

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The children’s charity NSPCC has called on Facebook to resume a programme that scanned private messages for indications of child abuse, with new data suggesting that almost half of Läs mer…

Dixons Carphone has bumper Christmas as online revenues soar

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Locked-down European consumers bought big-screen TVs, food preparation gadgets and health and beauty appliances, handing Dixons Carphone’s 11% more revenue from selling electrical items over the Christmas trading period Läs mer…

Galaxy Buds Pro review: Samsung's AirPods Pro-beating earbuds

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Samsung’s latest Galaxy Buds Pro earbuds add noise-cancelling, virtual surround and improved sound, making them a challenger to Apple’s AirPods Pro. At £219, they are the new top-of-the-range earbuds Läs mer…