This tech giant up for sale is a homegrown miracle – it must be saved for Britain | Will Hutton

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Opinion ARM This tech giant up for sale is a homegrown miracle – it must be saved for Britain Will Hutton If the Tories truly want to reshape the Läs mer…

Instagram ‘censorship’ of black model's photo reignites claims of race bias

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The Observer Instagram #IwanttoseeNyome outcry after social media platform repeatedly removes pictures of Nyome Nicholas-Williams One of Alexandra Cameron’s photographs of plus-size model Nyome Nicholas-Williams, which was removed by Läs mer…

How Amazon puts misinformation on your reading list | John Naughton

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Algorithms routinely come up with ‘recommendations’ for anti-vax ‘bestsellers’ or juices that cure cancer It’s a truism that we live in a “digital age”. It would be more accurate Läs mer…

‘Zoom is fine, but it can’t match being back in the office’

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The Observer Working from home Property group British Land was one of the first to allow staff back into its London HQ – with lift-button prodders at the ready Läs mer…

Recession in real time: how big data can track the Covid slump

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The Observer Economics Recession in real time: how big data can track the Covid slump Official economic data for June will be out this week. But unconventional indicators can Läs mer…

Can Trump ban TikTok? What the executive order means – explained

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; On Thursday, Donald Trump issued two executive orders aimed at banning TikTok and WeChat, saying the US must take “aggressive action” against the China-based social media platforms in the Läs mer…

Instagram Reels: Facebook’s history of ‘adapting’ competitors’ familiar features

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Facebook-owned Instagram on Wednesday launched Reels, a feature within the photo and video sharing app that allows users to post short videos and songs. Rings a bell? The launch Läs mer…

Prince Harry hits out at social media for creating 'crisis of hate'

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Prince Harry has hit out at social media companies for creating a “crisis of hate” and called for “meaningful digital reform” after an unprecedented advertiser boycott of Facebook. In Läs mer…

What is WeChat and why is Trump targeting it?

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; On Friday, Donald Trump issued twin executive orders that would ban any US transactions with the Chinese companies that own TikTok and WeChat, saying the US must take “aggressive Läs mer…

US Senate unanimously votes to ban TikTok on government devices

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Donald Trump has issued an executive order that would ban any US transactions with the parent company of TikTok, saying the US must take “aggressive action” against the app Läs mer…

Will Covid make countries drop cash and adopt digital currencies? | Kenneth Rogoff

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; As the Covid-19 crisis accelerates the long-term shift away from cash (at least in tax-compliant, legal transactions), official discussions about digital currencies are heating up. Between the impending launch Läs mer…

Facebook removes Trump post over false Covid-19 claim for first time

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Post included video in which Trump wrongly said that children were ‘almost immune’ from illness Facebook has removed a post from Donald Trump’s page for spreading false information about Läs mer…

To understand how rich billionaires really are, use this calculator

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Elon Musk Jeff Bezos is richer than hundreds of countries, and earns my entire salary in under a minute Jeff Bezos’ net worth of $144bn puts him on track Läs mer…

Samsung Galaxy Note20 launch: 5x zoom and Xbox gaming

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Samsung has launched its latest attempt to woo premium smartphone buyers with its Galaxy Note20 series of stylus-equipped phablets with Xbox gaming. The South Korean manufacturer will hope that Läs mer…

The Guardian view on empty offices: goodbye to all that? | Editorial

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Opinion Work & careers The Guardian view on empty offices: goodbye to all that? Editorial The coronavirus pandemic is accelerating a digitally driven trend that was already in train. Läs mer…

How did Virgin Media manage to lose my email account?

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; It was all there on Saturday and gone by Monday without any warning In late April my @virgin.net email account, which has been my main one for 20-plus years, Läs mer…

Pixel 4a review: the best phone Google has made in years

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Cut-price Google phone has great camera, screen, performance and battery life, in small and light body The Pixel 4a is a return to form for Google’s smartphone efforts: a Läs mer…

Facebook moderators call for advertiser boycott to be extended

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Current and former Facebook moderators have called for the unprecedented advertiser boycott of the site to be extended to prove that the action is more than a “PR stunt”. Läs mer…

Microsoft Surface Headphones 2 review: longer-lasting Bluetooth noise cancellers

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Microsoft is back with an updated set of noise cancelling Surface Headphones that improve on nearly everything from the first set. The £239.99 Surface Headphones 2 are available in Läs mer…

Broadband has proved vital: but that's no reason to pay over the odds

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; As businesses continue to be run from back bedrooms and kitchen tables, and restrictions to life mean that home entertainment can be a vital escape, the prospect of a Läs mer…

At last, the tech titans’ nerd immunity shows signs of fading

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The most striking thing about Wednesday’s congressional interrogation of the leaders of Apple, Google, Facebook and Amazon was the absence of deference to the four moguls. This was such Läs mer…

GPT-3: an AI game-changer or an environmental disaster? | John Naughton

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Unless you’ve been holidaying on Mars, or perhaps in Spain (alongside the transport secretary), you may have noticed some fuss on social media about something called GPT-3. The GPT Läs mer…

Carl Bergstrom: 'People are using data to bullshit'

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The Observer Science Interview Tim Adams The evolutionary biologist on data manipulation, fake news, and the importance of using science as a lie detector Carl Bergstrom: ‘Calling people gullible Läs mer…

‘After Boris Johnson’s Zoom call, all hell broke loose’: inside the world's favourite video app

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; On 6 January, a day after the World Heath Organization first reported a strange cluster of pneumonia-like cases in Wuhan, China, a party invitation dropped online. “Mark your calendars”, Läs mer…

The best smart speakers for all budgets

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Sam’s smart buys Smart speakers The best smart speakers for all budgets Whether you want good sound, the cheapest or an alarm clock replacement, here are the options Smart Läs mer…

How Covid-19 has reshaped the jobs landscape in the UK

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The pandemic has created an employment boom in new sectors despite the devastation of the economy Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The Covid-19 pandemic has Läs mer…

Working from home fuels surge in BT sign-ups for UK’s fastest broadband

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The number of UK homes signing up has risen nearly 70% as the Covid-19 crisis keeps Britons working and playing at home BT has seen a near-70% surge in Läs mer…

Twitter says spear-phishing attack on employees led to breach

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Twitter said a large hack two weeks ago targeted a small number of employees through a phone “spear-phishing” attack. The social media platform said the hackers targeted about 130 Läs mer…

Tech giants’ shares soar as companies benefit from Covid-19 pandemic

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google reported positive quarterly results even as overall US economic growth fell by 32.9% Tech giants Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google released results on Thursday Läs mer…

'Too much power': key moments as tech CEOs face historic US hearing – video

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Play Video Top US tech bosses are told that they are censoring political speech, spreading fake news and ‘killing’ the engines of the US economy in a combative and Läs mer…

The future of education or just hype? The rise of Minerva, the world's most selective university

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Future of education Universities A Silicon Valley startup could offer a template for universities shifting their courses online due to coronavirus This year Minerva received 25,000 applications from 180 Läs mer…

Is the #ChallengeAccepted trend simply a Miss Instagram pageant or something more? | Nadine Cohen

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; In 2020, as a global pandemic enters its eighth deadly month, Black Lives Matter protests continue across the world and the US presidential campaign nobody wants ramps up, cutting Läs mer…

Twitter in turmoil after month of crisis leads to concerns over leadership

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; A month of crisis at Twitter has reignited concerns that the company’s part-time chief executive and years of accumulated “technical debt” have left it dangerously vulnerable to malicious attackers Läs mer…

Madonna’s Instagram flagged for spreading coronavirus misinformation

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The singer claimed a vaccine had been found but was being concealed to ‘let the rich get richer’ Instagram has censured a post by Madonna in which the pop Läs mer…

I joined the Twitter boycott – but racism on social media is just the tip of the iceberg | Owen Jones

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Opinion Social media I joined the Twitter boycott – but racism on social media is just the tip of the iceberg Owen Jones Amid the anger over Wiley’s bigoted Läs mer…

‘Big companies aren’t bad’: Zuckerberg and other tech CEOs to testify in historic antitrust hearing

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; “Companies aren’t bad just because they are big,” Facebook executive Mark Zuckerberg is set to tell Congress on Wednesday, as the world’s most powerful technology companies face a historic Läs mer…

Google commits to vast London office despite rise of remote working

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Alphabet Tech giant will allow all global employees to work from home until July 2021 as building work in King’s Cross continues An artist impression of Google’s ‘landscraper’ next Läs mer…

Billionaire bosses to feel the heat over tech giants' massive wealth and power

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Some of the richest men in history representing the most valuable companies ever created will be grilled by Congress on Wednesday , as US authorities get increasingly serious about Läs mer…

Microsoft Surface Book 3 review: faster chips, same unique design

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Microsoft’s unique power-laptop with detachable tablet screen is back for its third iteration, and other than new chips nothing has changed. Costing from £1,599, this isn’t your average laptop Läs mer…

Google employees will work from home until at least summer 2021

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Alphabet Inc’s Google will keep its employees home until at least next July, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, citing people familiar with the matter. The chief executive Läs mer…