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…

Amazon must ‘do a better job’ for its workers, says Jeff Bezos

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Amazon needs to “do a better job” for its employees, Jeff Bezos told shareholders in his final letter as chief executive of the online giant, but he also pushed Läs mer…

Amazon’s warehouse boom linked to health hazards in America’s most polluted region

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Sign up for the Guardian Today US newsletter Amazon has dramatically expanded its warehouses in southern California in the past year, part of an effort to speed up deliveries 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…

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…

‘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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

How US Capitol attack surveillance methods could be used against protesters

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Sign up for the Guardian’s First Thing newsletter Over the past months, federal law enforcement has used a wide variety of surveillance technologies to track down rioters who participated Läs mer…

Convenience has a human cost. So I am quitting Amazon Prime | Arwa Mahdawi

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Oral hygiene chews for petite dogs. Space-saving storage bags. Disposable face masks. High-protein small-breed dry dog food. Non-drowsy antihistamine. Behold my recent Amazon purchases! As you can see, I Läs mer…

Your 'smart home' is watching – and possibly sharing your data with the police | Albert Fox Cahn and Justin Sherman

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; You may have a roommate you have never met. And even worse, they are nosy. They track what you watch on TV, they track when you leave the lights Läs mer…

Who needs Twitter? Trump wishes happy Easter to 'radical left crazies'

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Donald Trump is reportedly working on a social media platform of his own, after being banned from Twitter and Facebook for inciting the Capitol riot. He has also launched Läs mer…

Details from 500 million Facebook users found on website for hackers

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Details from more than 500 million Facebook users have been found available on a website for hackers. The information appears to be several years old but it is another Läs mer…

Amazon apology to Democrat includes admission drivers urinate in bottles

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Amazon has apologized to the congressman Mark Pocan, admitting to scoring an “own goal” in its initial denial of his suggestion its drivers were sometimes forced to urinate in Läs mer…

NFTs are helping artists solve a vital problem: who owns digital artwork?

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The artist Kevin Abosch has sold a picture of a potato for $1.5m, made a neon sculpture inspired by cryptocurrency, and even sold his own blood on the blockchain. Läs mer…

'The fuse has been lit': union leaders hope Amazon effort will boost support across US

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Counting is currently under way for the historic union election at Amazon’s warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama, and union organizers and leaders throughout the labor movement are hoping the effort 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…

Uber ordered to pay $1.1m to blind passenger who was denied rides 14 times

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Ride share giant Uber must pay a blind passenger $1.1m following a discrimination claim that its drivers unlawfully denied her rides on 14 occasions, an arbitrator decided Thursday. This Läs mer…

Apple's Tim Cook joins chorus in denouncing Georgia’s voting law

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Apple chief executive Tim Cook joined the chorus of business leaders who have come out in support of voting rights in light of voting restrictions Georgia’s governor signed into Läs mer…

'Fake' Twitter users rush to Amazon's defence over unions and working conditions

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Sign up for the Guardian Today US newsletter A surge of “fake” Twitter accounts have emerged to defend Amazon and push back against criticism of working conditions at the Läs mer…

In Trumpian move, Jeff Bezos reportedly orders Amazon chiefs to hit back at critics

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Say what you will about the relative merits of the continued existence of Amazon, the humble online bookstore that might end up being the last company in the world Läs mer…

‘There’s momentum to win’: union fight enters final stretch for Alabama Amazon workers

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; With mail-in ballots due this Monday, federal officials will soon begin tallying the votes in what has been the most closely watched unionization drive in the US in years Läs mer…

'The earlier you act, the more impact': how Seattle tech industry led on Covid

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Last year, four days after the first recorded Covid-19 death in the United States was reported in Kirkland, Washington, just east of Seattle, Microsoft leaders jumped into action – Läs mer…

Leaked memo shows Amazon knows delivery drivers resort to urinating in bottles

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Amazon caused an uproar on Thursday when it denied reports that its delivery workers have been forced to urinate in bottles due to lack of access to bathrooms, but Läs mer…

Tech CEOs grilled over role in Capitol attack as protesters mock them with giant cutouts

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The CEOs of America’s biggest technology companies faced a grilling on Thursday from Congress about the 6 January insurrection at the Capitol, as protesters outside the hearing denounced the Läs mer…

Asian and Black Americans saw largest rise in online hate in 2020, report finds

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Asian Americans and Black Americans experienced major rises in online hate in the past year, a new report has found, despite recent steps that social media firms have taken Läs mer…

'Two Goliaths': Apple labels Epic's Australian challenge to in-app purchases 'self-serving'

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Apple has argued that Epic Games’ case against the tech giant’s in-app purchase system is not altruistically trying to secure a better deal for Australian customers and app developers Läs mer…

Amazon warehouse workers in Alabama make the final push toward unionizing

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Organizers and workers are making the final push in the first Amazon warehouse union election in the US in Bessemer, Alabama which, if successful, would mark one of the Läs mer…

'The future of housing': California desert to get America's first 3D-printed neighborhood

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The desert landscape of California’s Coachella valley will soon be home to the first US neighborhood comprised entirely of 3D-printed houses. Through a partnership between two California companies – Läs mer…

Oscars 2021 ceremony will be in-person and Zoom-free, producers say

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The Oscars ceremony in April will be an intimate, in-person gathering, held without Zoom and limited to nominees, presenters and their guests, the producers said on Thursday. Due to Läs mer…