Ground zero for gaming memes: 10 excellent video game TikTok accounts

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; ShelbyRenae – @shelbyrenaeytA Fortnite Twitch streamer and YouTuber, ShelbyRenae makes hilarious (and often very telling) TikToks focusing on her conversations with the strangers she plays with, mostly teenage boys Läs mer…

Google location data: what does Australian court ruling mean and how can I turn off my tracking history?

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; If you have ever used Google Maps on your phone without fiddling with the location settings, it goes without saying that the tech giant knows everywhere you’ve been. The Läs mer…

A riveting tale of electoral fraud – podcasts of the week

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Picks of the week The Improvement AssociationOn first impressions, the latest podcast from the makers of Serial looks set to be a riveting, slow burn tale of US election Läs mer…

Advocates say kids’ Instagram product would ‘put young users at great risk’

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; An international coalition of children’s health advocates has called on Facebook to abandon its plans to build an Instagram product for kids, citing harm to teens from excessive use Läs mer…

Three days of pain: how I built a gaming PC

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; It’s just like building Lego, they said. Enjoy the process, they said. You’ll have such a feeling of accomplishment when it’s finished. This is what friends and colleagues told Läs mer…

Facebook planned to remove fake accounts in India – until it realized a BJP politician was involved

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Facebook allowed a network of fake accounts to artificially inflate the popularity of an MP from India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata party (BJP), for months after being alerted to the Läs mer…

‘I blamed myself’: how stigma stops Arab women reporting online abuse

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The first pornographic picture sent shivers of shock through Amal as she stared in horror at the phone screen. Until now, she had responded politely to the older man Läs mer…

‘Can babies see ghosts?’ The best of Yahoo Answers

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Before Reddit’s Am I the Asshole? forum for the “frustrated moral philosopher”, or days-long Twitter debates about whether you wash your legs in the shower, there was Yahoo Answers: Läs mer…

Court tells Uber to reinstate five UK drivers sacked by automated process

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Uber has been ordered to reinstate five British drivers who were struck off from its ride-hailing app by robot technology. The five drivers, backed by the App Drivers & Läs mer…

Diana Nguyen: the 10 funniest things I have ever seen (on the internet)

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; So a little strange thing about me – while looking for lovers on the traditional dating apps, I found myself on LinkedIn and started dancing on LinkedIn, which then Läs mer…

Coinbase, US’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, makes Nasdaq debut

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The soaring value of cryptocurrencies added another name to the list of the world’s wealthiest billionaires on Wednesday with the introduction of Coinbase, the US’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, on Läs mer…

FBI hacks vulnerable US computers to fix malicious malware

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The FBI has been hacking into the computers of US companies running insecure versions of Microsoft software in order to fix them, the US Department of Justice has announced. Läs mer…

Amazon Echo Dot (4th gen) review: Alexa’s new small budget ball

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Amazon’s fourth-generation Echo Dot has evolved from its predecessors’ puck-like appearance into a small ball, shaking up the idea of what a small smart speaker can look like. The Läs mer…

Phone wet and won’t turn on? Here’s what to do with water damage (hint: putting it in rice won’t work)

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; If you’ve ever gotten your phone wet in the rain, dropped it in water or spilt liquid over it, you’re not alone. One study suggests 25% of smartphone users Läs mer…

Microsoft launches faster new Surface Laptop 4

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Microsoft has announced the latest in its Windows 10 PC notebook series, the Surface Laptop 4, with a choice of AMD and Intel processors across all sizes for the Läs mer…

Facebook knew of Honduran president’s manipulation campaign – and let it continue for 11 months

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Facebook allowed the president of Honduras to artificially inflate the appearance of popularity on his posts for nearly a year after the company was first alerted to the activity. Läs mer…

Just say no: negativity is secret of political tweet success, study finds

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; You’ve treated your Twitter followers to a pithy 280-character comment about the government’s latest gaffe – but what gives your tweet the fuel to spread like wildfire? It’s how Läs mer…

‘Facebook isn’t interested in countries like ours’: Azerbaijan troll network returns months after ban

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Facebook has allowed a state-backed harassment campaign targeting independent news outlets and opposition politicians in Azerbaijan to return to its platform, less than six months after it banned the Läs mer…

Sonos Roam review: the portable speaker you’ll want to use at home too

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Sonos’s new smaller and cheaper Roam portable speaker is one that won’t end up relegated to a drawer collecting dust as it sounds great at home too. The £159 Läs mer…

Tinder’s plan for criminal record checks raises fears of ‘lifelong punishment’

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; When Jerrel Gantt was released from prison after three years, he was handed a pamphlet about healthcare and nothing else. He began searching for employment, a deep source of Läs mer…

From pencil sharpeners to a $539m lawsuit: how big tech weaponised patents

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; It was designed to make sharpening a pencil feel as thrilling as flying a jet. A gleaming chrome teardrop, tapered to a point and adorned with a bullet-like handle, Läs mer…

Ministers urged to give UK home-workers a ‘right to disconnect’

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Ministers are being urged to tackle the “dark side” of remote working by giving employees a legal “right to disconnect” to improve their mental health. After a year of Läs mer…

Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin join $100bn club

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The Google founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, have joined the $100bn club of super-rich people with 12-digit fortunes after a surge in the share price of the tech Läs mer…

Apple and Google block NHS Covid app update over privacy breaches

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The government has paused a planned update to the NHS Covid-19 app after Apple and Google blocked it from their stores over privacy violations. The app, which aids contact Läs mer…

Visually impaired users complain after rail websites go greyscale for Prince Philip

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; A leading sight charity has stressed the need for inclusive web design after rail websites switched to black and white to mark Prince Philip’s death, leaving partially sighted people Läs mer…

How Facebook let fake engagement distort global politics: a whistleblower's account

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Shortly before Sophie Zhang lost access to Facebook’s systems, she published one final message on the company’s internal forum, a farewell tradition at Facebook known as a “badge post”. Läs mer…

Revealed: the Facebook loophole that lets world leaders deceive and harass their citizens

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Facebook has repeatedly allowed world leaders and politicians to use its platform to deceive the public or harass opponents despite being alerted to evidence of the wrongdoing. The Guardian Läs mer…

Another huge data breach, another stony silence from Facebook | Carole Cadwalladr

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Half a billion Facebook users’ accounts stolen. Personal information compromised. Telephone numbers and birth dates drifting across the internet being used for God knows what. And for four days, Läs mer…

Who will deal with your online presence when you die? How to create a ‘digital will’

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Two things are certain in life: death and the internet. With so many day-to-day functions, tasks and memories now taking place online, the question of what will become of Läs mer…

Why are there still so few black scientists in the UK?

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The Nobel laureate poet Sir Derek Walcott once said that the English language is nobody’s special property: “It is the property of the imagination.” Much the same could be Läs mer…

Elon Musk startup shows monkey with brain chip implants playing video game

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk’s brain-chip startup released footage on Friday appearing to show a monkey playing a simple video game after getting implants of the new technology. The Läs mer…

Amazon workers in Alabama vote against forming company’s first union

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Amazon has won a victory in its hard-fought campaign to stop workers at an Alabama warehouse forming the company’s first union, in a tough blow for the US labor Läs mer…

Facebook removes over 16,000 groups trading fake reviews

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Facebook has removed more than 16,000 groups trading fake reviews after the UK’s competition regulator criticised the company for failing to make good on a previous promise to clamp Läs mer…

I’m bingeing on TikTok and cat videos: here’s my way back from the abyss | Romesh Ranganathan

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Before I met my wife, my capacity to do nothing was infinite. After I met my wife, my capacity to do nothing remained infinite, but I was retrained to Läs mer…

She sued for pregnancy discrimination. Now she’s battling Google’s army of lawyers

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; When Chelsey Glasson found out she was pregnant with her second child in 2019, she did not anticipate the first three years of her new baby’s life would be Läs mer…

Who fakes their own death? – podcasts of the week

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Picks of the week Pseudocide Spotify’s new podcast about people who faked their own deaths is a hub of tangled twists and turns. Alice Fiennes and Poppy Damon host Läs mer…

National Archives won’t be allowed to restore Trump’s tweets on the platform

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The National Archives will not be allowed to resurrect Donald Trump’s tweets on the social network, Twitter said on Wednesday, even in its official capacity as a record-keeping organization. Läs mer…

Facebook will not notify more than 530m users exposed in 2019 breach

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Sign up for the Guardian Today US newsletter Facebook has not notified the more-than 530m users whose details were exposed on a hacker forum in 2019 and has no Läs mer…

The Guardian view on taxing the tech giants: time to pay up | Editorial

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The terrible global cloud that is the Covid-19 pandemic offered the world the glimpse of a silver lining this week. New tax proposals by Joe Biden mean that the Läs mer…

A room with a view: the Twitter account that spent a year staring into people’s homes

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; With its stately lamp and verdant window view, Hillary Clinton’s “Zoom room” is nicer than most. So when Room Rater – a Twitter account which scores the video conference Läs mer…