Judge blocks Trump bid to remove WeChat from stores over China fears | Social media- Tempemail

A US judge has blocked the Trump administration from requiring Apple and Google to remove Chinese-owned messaging app WeChat for downloads by late on Sunday. US magistrate judge Laurel Beeler in San Francisco said in an order that WeChat users who filed a lawsuit “have shown serious questions going to Continue Reading

Instagram at 10: how sharing photos has entertained us, upset us – and changed our sense of self | Instagram- Tempemail

The most-downloaded app of 2010 made the photographs you took on your phone look way cooler. Vintage-effect filters, artful vignettes and a square-frame layout gave your ordinary snaps a pleasingly nostalgic Polaroid appeal. But 10 years later, barely anyone remembers Hipstamatic. It was a different photo-sharing app, which launched snapping Continue Reading

Covid scepticism behind high Bolton infection rate, says local MP | UK news- Tempemail

Covid scepticism in Bolton has led to it having the highest infection rate of coronavirus in the country, a local MP has said, as a #thinkingforyourself social media trend gains traction. With 169 cases for every 100,000 people, the Greater Manchester town has the highest rate in England and has Continue Reading

Sober investors hope to get a buzz from Tesla’s ‘battery day’ | Tesla

Carmakers’ annual meetings can be drab affairs: executives reading from a script, votes decided by big investors who don’t bother turning up, and perhaps the odd small shareholder deciding to take a pop at management. Tesla is different. This week’s event will be livestreamed around the world, with investor hype Continue Reading

The QAnon conspiracy | World news- Tempemail

QAnon is a wide-ranging and baseless internet conspiracy theory that has been on the fringes of rightwing internet communities for years, but its visibility has exploded in recent months amid the social unrest and uncertainty of the coronavirus pandemic. QAnon has its roots in previously established conspiracy theories, some relatively Continue Reading

Making a demon of JK Rowling is a wretched sport, born of misogyny and resentment | Catherine Bennett | Opinion- Tempemail

The most powerful way to attack a book, Salman Rushdie writes in his memoir, Joseph Anton, “is to demonise its author, to turn him into a creature of base motives and evil intentions”. The same thing, it turns out, can be said of a “her”. Now that Twitter content doubles Continue Reading