The human stories behind the fight for racial equality – podcasts of the week

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Picks of the week ResistancePoet Saidu Tejan-Thomas Jr hosts this unsanitised look at the human stories behind the surge of protests for racial equality in the US in 2020. Läs mer…

Canada judge blocks attorney general's attempt to dismiss Meng Wanzhou's arguments

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Judge declines to dismiss case against Huawei CEO but says assertion that US misrepresented evidence for extradition has ‘air of reality’ A judge has blocked an attempt by Canada’s Läs mer…

Amazon third-quarter earnings soar as pandemic sales triple profits

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Amazon reported blowout third-quarter results on Thursday as a pandemic sales boost helped the company triple its profits amid a 37% increase in earnings. The company’s revenues of $96.15bn Läs mer…

Amazon hits trouble with Sweden launch over lewd translation

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Amazon’s launch of a Swedish retail site, its first in the Nordics, has caused embarrassment at the e-commerce company after a series of errors led to confusing, nonsensical and Läs mer…

The racist business model behind Uber and Lyft | Erica Smiley

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Uber and Lyft want you to know they aren’t racist. It’s why Uber put up billboards all over the west coast saying “If you tolerate racism, delete Uber.” It’s Läs mer…

iPhone 12 review: Apple's best since the iPhone X

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The iPhone 12 combines the designs of the iPhone X and the legendary iPhone 4 and comes out looking and feeling fresh, with 5G, a better screen and improved Läs mer…

US hospital systems facing 'imminent' threat of cyber attacks, FBI warns

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Federal agencies have warned that the US healthcare system is facing an “increased and imminent” threat of cybercrime, and that cybercriminals are unleashing a wave of extortion attempts designed Läs mer…

US hospital systems facing 'imminent' threat of cyber attacks, FBI warns

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Federal agencies have warned that the US healthcare system is facing an “increased and imminent” threat of cybercrime, and that cybercriminals are unleashing a wave of extortion attempts designed Läs mer…

Republicans use congressional hearing to berate tech CEOs and claim Trump is 'censored'

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Republican lawmakers berated the CEOs of Twitter, Facebook and Google in a hearing that was ostensibly about a federal law protecting internet companies but mostly focused on how those Läs mer…

Joe Rogan hosts Alex Jones on Spotify podcast despite ban

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Joe Rogan, Spotify’s biggest podcast star, has left the platform in an awkward position after conducting a lengthy interview with Alex Jones, the conspiracy theorist banned by Swedish streaming Läs mer…

Alice Fraser: the 10 funniest things I have ever seen (on the internet)

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; When I was told to write one of these 10 funniest things on the internet columns my first thought was, “Oh no, the internet isn’t for remembering things.” My Läs mer…

NHS Covid app does not work for phones set to French and Spanish

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The NHS Covid-19 contact-tracing app does not work for hundreds of thousands of people in England and Wales whose phones are set to unsupported languages, including French, Spanish and Läs mer…

Donald Trump's campaign investigating 'attack' on website

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; [embedded content] Donald Trump’s campaign says its website was “defaced” on Tuesday evening, and that it is working with law enforcement to investigate the source of what it called Läs mer…

Kazakh-American group claims Borat Subsequent Moviefilm 'incites violence'

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; A group of Kazakh-Americans has demanded that Amazon withdraw Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, Sacha Baron Cohen’s new satirical comedy which – like its 2006 predecessor Borat – identifies Kazakhstan as Läs mer…

Huawei: US asked for Meng Wanzhou's devices to be secured at arrest, court hears

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; A Canadian police officer has testified about his arrest of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou on a US extradition warrant, revealing that Washington had requested that data on her phone Läs mer…

The Guardian view on trustbusting Google: change is needed | Editorial

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; When the US Department of Justice filed a complaint against Google last week it triggered the most significant antitrust case since the federal authorities sued Microsoft in the 1990s. Läs mer…

Former Facebook moderators sound alarm over treatment of workers ahead of US election

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Alison Trebacz, a former Facebook content moderator based in Arizona, remembers the day of the 2017 Las Vegas mass shooting, which killed 58 people and injured more than 800 Läs mer…

'Shocking' hack of psychotherapy records in Finland affects thousands

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Distressed patients flood support services after hack of private firm Vastaamo The confidential treatment records of tens of thousands of psychotherapy patients in Finland have been hacked and some Läs mer…

Apple iPad Air 2020 review: a cheaper iPad Pro for the rest of us

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The latest tablet on the block is the totally revamped iPad Air with a modern design and plenty of power. The fourth-generation iPad Air costs £579 and fits in Läs mer…

10 years of Instagram: how it has transformed our lives

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; This October marks 10 years since the launch of Instagram. Tech journalist Sarah Frier looks at how it went from a tiny startup to a multibillion-dollar business, and the Läs mer…

The US has a good record on fighting monopolies. Now it's Google's turn

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The tech giant claims that no one is forced to use its search engine. All power to regulators set on proving otherwise Sundar Pichai, chief executive of Alphabet, Google’s Läs mer…

Why can't questions be asked of Facebook's ads? Kenan Malik

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Researchers have every right to investigate how the company’s data is used by advertisers Facebook wants you to know that it’s being transparent about political ads, requiring advertisers to Läs mer…

Early warning: human detectors, drones and the race to control Australia’s extreme blazes

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Perched in his fire tower high above the pine trees, Nick Dutton leans back and nods to the cascading hills and mountains behind him. “I love being out here, Läs mer…

UK has mounted covert attacks against Russian leadership, says ex-mandarin

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Britain has carried a series of covert attacks on Russia’s leaders and their allies, the former cabinet secretary has disclosed. Mark Sedwill said the UK had sought to exploit Läs mer…

Film-maker Alexandra Pelosi: 'I think phones are more dangerous than guns'

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; America is, as the refrain goes, divided. This has been demonstrated empirically, with evidence on America’s increasing political polarization, and anecdotally, if you’ve lived in America for the past Läs mer…

Facebook moderators forced to work in Dublin office despite high-tier lockdown

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Facebook moderators working for one of the company’s Dublin-based contractors are being forced to go into the office, even as Ireland returns to its highest tier of Covid lockdown, Läs mer…

Quick bye: I watched all of Quibi’s ‘quick bites’ so you never have to

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Ah, Quibi, we hardly knew ye. The new streaming platform’s demise this week has left most of us with many questions, such as, “What’s a Quibi?”, “Is it as Läs mer…

They built it, but people did not come: the cautionary tale of Quibi

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; When some of the biggest names in Hollywood and Wall Street linked arms with some of the best-known business executives and tech firms, it looked like their plan to Läs mer…

AOC played Among Us and achieved what most politicians fail at: acting normal

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; On Tuesday night, US members of Congress Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar held what is perhaps the most unusual voter outreach event in recent memory. They signed on to Läs mer…

Airbnb to collaborate with former Apple design chief Jony Ive

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Airbnb has hired Sir Jony Ive, the lead designer of Apple’s IMac, iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch, to create the next generation of the home rental firm’s products and Läs mer…

AITA? How a Reddit forum posed the defining question of our age

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; First of all, you need to picture the sandwich. This was a 6ft-long party sub from a local deli, with loaves of bread braided together to make one super-sandwich Läs mer…

Google is facing the biggest antitrust case in a generation. What could happen?

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Google Filing is first step in a battle that could take years, and experts say it will probably move forward even if Biden wins the election Google’s lawsuit marks Läs mer…

TikTok expands hate speech ban

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; TikTok has banned a swathe of hate speech from its platform, just days after the company announced a crackdown on the conspiracist QAnon movement. Explicitly hateful ideologies, such as Läs mer…

Sky to open network of high street stores across UK

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Sky ‘Social hub for shoppers’ to launch in Liverpool despite localised Covid restrictions Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Sky’s new UK stores aim to bring Läs mer…

Kim Kardashian West at 40: how the queen of social media changed the world

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; In the early hours of 3 October 2016, shortly before her 36th birthday, Kim Kardashian West found herself with a gun to her head, tied up in a rented Läs mer…

Google Pixel 4a 5G review: cheaper with two-day battery

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The new Pixel 4a 5G is Google’s cheaper but larger 5G phone, and might just be the best. It is available in black and costs £499, fitting in between Läs mer…

Washington's crackdown on Google is the greatest threat yet to Big Tech

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; For decades, companies like Google have enjoyed exponential growth and an almost unobstructed rise to power. But the tide appears to be turning, as US lawmakers crack down on Läs mer…

Charities in a bind after cybercriminals donate $10,000 in bitcoin

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; No charity wants to turn down donations, particularly in the middle of a funding crunch. But what if donations come from a surprising source – hackers? While it may Läs mer…

iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro review roundup: fresh design and future-proofing

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Apple Early reviews of new Apple phones suggest lots of little upgrades but 5G not yet a killer feature The iPhone 12 and 12 Pro are Apple’s first 5G Läs mer…

Why won’t Virgin Media complete my broadband installation?

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; I have been trying to switch to Virgin broadband because it is by far the fastest in my area. The installation was booked for mid-August and, as at that Läs mer…