Instagram apologises for promoting weight-loss content to users with eating disorders

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Instagram has apologised for a “mistake” that meant it promoted weight-loss content to users with eating disorders. A new feature on the social network provides users with suggested search 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…

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…

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…

AstraZeneca vaccine scientists set for £22m payday in New York float

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Prof Sarah Gilbert, the Oxford University scientist who lead the team that created the Oxford/AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine, is set for a payday of more than £20m as the vaccine Läs mer…

Scientists create online games to show risks of AI emotion recognition

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; It is a technology that has been frowned upon by ethicists: now researchers are hoping to unmask the reality of emotion recognition systems in an effort to boost public Läs mer…

Meet the Briton leading a Tesla rival who wants to save the planet

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The Lucid Motors boss Peter Rawlinson is fluent in the language of the new breed of electric carmaker: he wants to save the planet and he wants to do Läs mer…

UK watchdog to investigate Facebook takeover of Giphy

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The UK’s competition regulator is launching an in-depth investigation of Facebook’s $400m (£290m) acquisition of the gif creation website Giphy over fears that it could lead to a squeeze Läs mer…

UK may force Facebook services to allow backdoor police access

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Ministers are considering forcing Facebook to implement a backdoor to allow security agencies and police to read the contents of messages sent across its Messenger, WhatsApp and Instagram chat Läs mer…

The unforeseen benefits of lockdown | Letters

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; I can appreciate Richard Friedman’s concerns about the damage lockdown can do to our brains and mental states (If you’re ecstatic after a trip to the shops, it’s your Läs mer…

Web giants must stop cashing in on pension scam misery, say MPs

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Ministers must force tech giants such as Google, Facebook and Microsoft to stop the “immoral” practice of profiting from the £10bn of pension fraud committed by internet scammers, a Läs mer…

Is online advertising about to crash, just like the property market did in 2008? | John Naughton

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Here’s a disturbing thought for those of us who are critics of the tech industry: are we unduly credulous about the capabilities of the technology as extolled by the Läs mer…

Gazebo sales boom as families plan outdoor Easter gatherings

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; They used to just feature at school sports days and village fetes but the gazebo has become a must-have garden accessory this spring as preparations for gatherings at Easter Läs mer…

Bafta games awards: Hades triumphs over The Last of Us

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Critically acclaimed dungeon-crawler game Hades was the big winner at the Bafta games awards on Thursday night. In a ceremony carried out entirely online, the title by San Francisco-based Läs mer…

Decoding emojis and defining 'support': Facebook's rules for content revealed

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; They run to more than 300 pages, envisaging and exemplifying some of the most borderline and ethically challenging uses of the world’s biggest social network by its 2.8 billion Läs mer…

Facebook guidelines allow for users to call for death of public figures

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Facebook’s bullying and harassment policy explicitly allows for “public figures” to be targeted in ways otherwise banned on the site, including “calls for [their] death”, according to a tranche Läs mer…

Lockdown boredom drives UK video games market to £7bn record high

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The UK video games market hit a record £7bn last year as lockdown fuelled an unprecedented boom in the popularity of mobile games, consoles and virtual reality headsets. The Läs mer…