Hacker Spotlight: Interview with yassineaboukir- Tempemail

Yassine Aboukir or @yassineaboukir on Tempemail answered our interview questions from his tent on top of a mountain in the French Alps. It’s clear that this Moroccan hacker was born with an adventurous streak and an insatiable curiosity, and he’s not letting the current tumultuous times stifle his free spirit. Continue Reading

Facebook leak reveals policies on restricting New York Post’s Biden story | Technology

Facebook moderators had to manually intervene to suppress a controversial New York Post story about Hunter Biden, according to leaked moderation guidelines seen by the Guardian. The document, which lays out in detail Facebook’s policies for dealing with misinformation on Facebook and Instagram, sheds new light on the process that Continue Reading

QR codes: how an old technology could help contact tracers keep the pandemic in check | Coronavirus

Businesses across Australia are being encouraged or required to keep logs of who has been in their establishment in case of a Covid-19 outbreak. Many choose to use paper and pen to keep records, but increasingly QR code posters are up so people can check in via their phones. What Continue Reading

Labour to investigate complaints of antisemitic messages after EHRC report | Politics- Tempemail

Labour officials are poised to investigate complaints about antisemitic messages on social media after campaign groups reported an apparent increase in the use of suspicious terms after the publication of a damning report on the issue. The expected crackdown prompted concerns from allies of Jeremy Corbyn, who was suspended from Continue Reading

My expensive new earphones promised to upgrade my life. Then they broke | Romesh Ranganathan | Life and style

I have been known to be wildly inconsistent with my reactions to expensive items. I will happily overpay for a pair of jeans, and later that same day bemoan the state of the world when an ice-cream costs a fiver, despite both items having a similar manufacturing cost. My biggest Continue Reading

Product News: Platform Features W44 2020

Continuous Listening for All-Channel Intelligence The easiest way to measure what’s being said about your brand is by keeping your ear to the ground. With Socialbakers unified listening, do just that: get a 360° view of everything that touches your brand, and take immediate action. With listening intelligence smoothly integrated Continue Reading

BBC boss says staff can attend Pride marches in ‘non-politicised’ way | BBC- Tempemail

The BBC’s director general, Tim Davie, has told journalists they will still be allowed to attend LGBT Pride marches, providing they remain celebratory and individuals aren’t seen to be taking a stand on any “politicised or contested issues”. On Thursday, the corporation introduced new rules designed to improve the public Continue Reading

‘Machines set loose to slaughter’: the dangerous rise of military AI – podcast | News

Autonomous machines capable of deadly force are increasingly prevalent in modern warfare, despite numerous ethical concerns. Is there anything we can do to halt the advance of the killer robots? By Frank Pasquale How to listen to podcasts: everything you need to know 10 minutes Tempemail – Also known by Continue Reading

Here are all the steps social media made to combat misinformation. Will it be enough? | Technology

Four years ago, foreign actors leveraged social media to interfere in the US presidential election. This year, too, misinformation is among the greatest threats to American democracy, experts warn. With conspiracy theories such as QAnon flourishing, a president who regularly uses social media platforms to demonize his opponents or spread Continue Reading