Opinion divided over Trump being banned from social media | Donald Trump- Tempemail

As rioters were gathering around the US Capitol last Wednesday, a familiar question began to echo around the offices of the large social networks: what should they do about Donald Trump and his provocative posts? The answer has been emphatic: ban him. First he was suspended from Twitter, then from Continue Reading

The Capitol siege was the biggest media spectacle of the Trump era | Joan Donovan, Brian Friedberg and Emily Dreyfuss | Opinion- Tempemail

Donald Trump’s presidency is ending as it began: in media spectacle. The 6 January siege of the Capitol was the culmination of a presidency defined by media manipulation and networked conspiracism, a presidency that turned politics into media and media into politics. Trump leaves the news media scrambling to make Continue Reading

Kelly, Christensen top performers on Facebook and they want to keep it that way | Australian politics- Tempemail

Federal Liberal backbenchers Craig Kelly and George Christensen, who have accused social media companies of censoring conservatives, are among the most influential Australian MPs on Facebook, an analysis suggests. Kelly and Christensen have railed against social media bans on the US president, Donald Trump, in the wake of the riot Continue Reading

The Intergalactic Adventures of Max Cloud review – video game send-up is virtually pointless | Film

Here is a throwaway space spoof, an affectionate send-up of the naffness of early 90s video games, that lovingly recreates the vintage details with its production design and fight choreography, but is troublingly low on scripted gags. It plays out in two dimensions: virtual and real life. Inside a computer Continue Reading

What is bitcoin and why are so many people looking to buy it? | Richard Partington | Technology

What is bitcoin? Bitcoin is a type of digital currency that emerged after the 2008 financial crisis. It allows people to bypass banks and traditional payment methods. It has become the most prominent among thousands of so-called cryptocurrencies. It relies on “blockchain” technology, which is a shared database of transactions, Continue Reading

Bitcoin: be prepared to lose all your money, FCA warns consumers | Business

Consumers should be prepared to “lose all their money” if they invest in products that promise high returns from cryptoassets such as bitcoin, the City watchdog has warned. The Financial Conduct Authority urged consumers to understand what they were investing in and the financial risks involved, given they were unlikely Continue Reading

Code deployed in US cyber-attack linked to suspected Russian hackers | Espionage

A Moscow-based cybersecurity company has reported that some of the malicious code employed against the US government in a cyber-attack last month overlaps with code previously used by suspected Russian hackers. The findings by Kaspersky investigators may provide the first public evidence to support accusations from Washington that Moscow was Continue Reading

Researchers Find Links Between Sunburst and Russian Kazuar Malware – Tempemail

Cybersecurity researchers, for the first time, may have found a potential connection between the backdoor used in the SolarWinds hack to a previously known malware strain. In new research published by Kaspersky researchers today, the cybersecurity firm said it discovered several features that overlap with another backdoor known as Kazuar, Continue Reading

‘Storm the Capitol’ used online 100,000 times in month before Washington DC riot- Tempemail

The term “Storm the Capitol” was mentioned 100,000 times on social media in the month before rioters attacked the federal building on the day of the electoral certification, a report has said. The newspaper reported that mentions of the phrase were often associated in viral Twitter threads discussing logistical details Continue Reading