‘Human etch-a sketch’: GPS art, burbing and my attempt to recreate the Guardian masthead | Technology

Henry David Thoreau once wrote: “This world is but a canvas to our imagination.” More than 150 years later, a new generation of artists tracing their movements via GPS to create sketches are proving Thoreau’s words remarkably prescient. That’s what Strava art is at its core. Named after the fitness Continue Reading

Should you keep using WhatsApp? Plus five tips to start the year with your digital privacy intact | WhatsApp

If you use the popular messaging service WhatsApp you may have noticed a pop-up message in recent days asking you to accept the service’s new terms and conditions by 8 February in order to continue using it. The update has prompted calls for users to leave the popular messaging service Continue Reading

The Guardian view of Trump’s populism: weaponised and silenced by social media | Editorial | Opinion

Donald Trump’s incitement of a mob attack on the US Capitol was a watershed moment for free speech and the internet. Bans against both the US president and his prominent supporters have spread across social media as well as email and e-commerce services. Parler, a social network popular with neo-Nazis, Continue Reading

Hacker Spotlight: Interview with samengmg- Tempemail

Samuel Eng (also known as @samengmg), a 30-year old hacker from Singapore, is one of the top performing hackers on our recent Singapore Government Technology Agency (GovTech) bug bounty program. Like most hackers today, Samuel is self taught and has an extensive bug bounty experience. In addition to government bounties, Continue Reading

Top Indian news anchor says she’s victim of Harvard University phishing scam- Tempemail

The leading Indian television news journalist Nidhi Razdan said on Friday that she has been the victim of an elaborate phishing scam, after she was led to believe she had received a job offer to teach at Harvard University.   The award-winning journalist had already quit after 21 years working Continue Reading

Pentalog in Warsaw! Poland, the best coding nation in the world, becomes the 8th country for Pentalog!- Tempemail

Pentalog has been seriously tempted by Poland for years. But on several occasions, this got sidelined by other strategic considerations. Since we were already present in Romania and Moldova, the group has for a long time preferred to expand into the other two main time zones (USA and Asia) before Continue Reading

Most of us are sticking to the lockdown rules, so why do we blame one another? | Coronavirus- Tempemail

There is a paradox at the heart of this pandemic. Since before England’s first lockdown, politicians, media pundits and government advisers have voiced concerns that the public would be the weak link in controlling infections. Judging by polling and social media posts decrying lockdown violations and “covidiots”, the public also Continue Reading

Looking for a Job in Tech? Make Sure the Process is About Your Growth.- Tempemail

When you talk to tech recruiters, do you sometimes feel they’re just trying to fill in open positions, and don’t actually care about your goals? The haste to hire in the IT industry, especially the frenzy to attract the top profiles, has the ironic effect of diverting attention from what Continue Reading

Wikipedia at 20: last gasp of an internet vision, or a beacon to a better future? | Wikipedia

Twenty years ago today, a tech startup called Nupedia launched a side project. The company had been hard at work producing a free online encyclopaedia, but it was slow going: its strict editing process, comprehensive peer-review and focus on expert authors meant it finished only 21 articles in its first Continue Reading