Big tech’s push for automation hides the grim reality of ‘microwork’ | Phil Jones

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; OpinionTechnology sector Big tech’s push for automation hides the grim reality of ‘microwork’ Phil Jones The pandemic accelerated the rise of this digital piecework where humans support AI Phil Läs mer…

Google parent Alphabet posts revenues of $65bn as ads move online

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Alphabet Google parent Alphabet posts revenues of $65bn as ads move online Profits of $1bn on top of largest revenue figure in 14 years Third-quarter earnings beat analysts’ expectations Läs mer…

Amazon to host classified material for MI5, MI6 and GCHQ

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; GCHQ Amazon given contract to store data for MI5, MI6 and GCHQ US firm Amazon Web Services to host classified material in cloud system, raising sovereignty concerns Rajeev Syal Läs mer…

Why people believe Covid conspiracy theories: could folklore hold the answer?

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Coronavirus Why people believe Covid conspiracy theories: could folklore hold the answer? Researchers use AI – and witchcraft folklore – to map the coronavirus conspiracy theories that have sprung Läs mer…

Facebook admits site appears hardwired for misinformation, memo reveals

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Facebook Facebook admits site appears hardwired for misinformation, memo reveals Papers reveal struggle to tackle hate speech and reluctance to censor rightwing US news organisations Dan Milmo and David Läs mer…

Facebook boss ‘not willing to protect public from harm’

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The ObserverFacebook Facebook boss ‘not willing to protect public from harm’ Frances Haugen says chief executive has not shown any desire to shield users from the consequences of harmful Läs mer…

Finally, Facebook can say it’s not the most toxic social network | Marina Hyde

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; OpinionSocial media Finally, Facebook can say it’s not the most toxic social network Marina Hyde Donald Trump’s plans to launch a platform are good news for Mark Zuckerberg, who’ll Läs mer…

Twitter admits bias in algorithm for rightwing politicians and news outlets

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Twitter Twitter admits bias in algorithm for rightwing politicians and news outlets Home feed promotes rightwing tweets over those from the left, internal research finds Dan Milmo Global technology Läs mer…

France hails victory as Facebook agrees to pay newspapers for content

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; France France hails victory as Facebook agrees to pay newspapers for content Social media firm announces deal after long-running battle with national and regional newspapers Angelique Chrisafis in Paris Läs mer…

Pinterest shares soar amid reports of $39bn takeover by PayPal

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; PayPal Pinterest shares soar amid reports of $39bn takeover by PayPal Pinterest approached about possible deal, Bloomberg reports Financial firm PayPal has benefited from online shopping boom Dominic Rushe Läs mer…

At least 13 phone firms hit by suspected Chinese hackers since 2019, say experts

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Hacking At least 13 phone firms hit by suspected Chinese hackers since 2019, say experts LightBasin hackers were able to obtain subscriber information and call metadata, says CrowdStrike Dan Läs mer…

Privacy fears as schools use facial recognition to speed up lunch queue

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Schools Privacy fears as schools use facial recognition to speed up lunch queue Nine schools in North Ayrshire begin using technology to take payments, with others in UK expected Läs mer…

Facebook to create 1,000 jobs in EU to help build ‘metaverse’

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Facebook Facebook to create 10,000 jobs in EU to help build ‘metaverse’ Social network says it wants to ensure virtual world is built responsibly Dan Milmo Global technology editor Läs mer…

Apple’s plan to scan images will allow governments into smartphones | John Naughton

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; OpinionTechnology Apple’s plan to scan images will allow governments into smartphones John Naughton Client-side scanning, as the technology is called, should really be treated like wiretapping and regulated accordingly Läs mer…

WhatsApp to bring in encryption for backup chats after privacy fears

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; WhatsApp WhatsApp to bring in encryption for backup chats after privacy fears Users can set encryption key for chats on Google Drive or iCloud to prevent authorities demanding access Läs mer…

Google warns of surge in activity by state-backed hackers

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Hacking Google warns of surge in activity by state-backed hackers More than 50,000 alerts sent so far this year, including of an Iranian group that targeted a UK university Läs mer…

AI and maths to play bigger role in global diplomacy, says expert

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Artificial intelligence (AI) Interview AI and maths to play bigger role in global diplomacy, says expert Hannah Devlin Science correspondent Professor of negotiation and conflict management says recent advances Läs mer…

Privacy fears as Moscow metro rolls out facial recognition pay system

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Russia Privacy fears as Moscow metro rolls out facial recognition pay system Campaigners say Face Pay, launched in over 240 stations, is ‘dangerous step’ in efforts to control population Läs mer…

Facebook must prioritise children’s wellbeing, Zuckerberg is told

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Facebook Facebook must prioritise children’s wellbeing, Zuckerberg is told UK campaigners write to chief executive with list of demands to ensure online safety of young people Dan Milmo Fri Läs mer…

Apple may cut iPhone 13 production by millions as US warns of Christmas shortages

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Apple Apple may cut iPhone 13 production by millions as US warns of Christmas shortages Shares in Apple fall as global chip shortage and supply chain issues prompt White Läs mer…

Russia and neighbours are source of most ransomware, says UK cyber chief

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Cybercrime Russia and neighbours are source of most ransomware, says UK cyber chief Lindy Cameron, head of National Cyber Security Centre, says extortion is most serious online threat to Läs mer…

Digital gender gap: men 50% more likely to be online in some countries – report

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Women’s rights and gender equality Digital gender gap: men 50% more likely to be online in some countries – report Failure to ensure women have equal access to the Läs mer…

Squid Game’s success reopens debate over who should pay for rising internet traffic

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Telecommunications industry Squid Game’s success reopens debate over who should pay for rising internet traffic Demand for capacity grows on back of hit Netflix shows, online games and more Läs mer…

Frances Haugen takes on Facebook: the making of a modern US hero

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The ObserverFacebook Frances Haugen takes on Facebook: the making of a modern US hero In her explosive Senate testimony, the former employee exposed how the tech giant puts profit Läs mer…

Nintendo Switch OLED review – a luxury upgrade to a brilliant console

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Games consoles Nintendo Switch OLED review – a luxury upgrade to a brilliant console With its larger, brighter display and array of useful updates, this sleek new version of Läs mer…

For millions, the WhatsApp outage could have been a matter of life and death | Humza Jilani

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; OpinionWhatsApp For millions, the WhatsApp outage could have been a matter of life and death Humza Jilani Social media is a lifeline in many countries, and Facebook must do Läs mer…

‘Facebook can’t keep its head in the sand’: five experts debate the company’s future

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Facebook ‘Facebook can’t keep its head in the sand’: five experts debate the company’s future Whistleblower Frances Haugen testified the company is harming children and putting profits over safety, Läs mer…