Charities condemn Facebook for ‘attack on democracy’ in Australia | Facebook

Members of Facebook’s oversight board, which some have likened to an internal “supreme court”, have been called on to speak out or step down after the platform shut down swathes of media and key public information sites during a battle with the Australian government. The social media giant suspended pages Continue Reading

Smuggled diary tells how abducted women survived Boko Haram camp | World news- Tempemail

The resistance began three months after the young women were taken from their school dormitory by Islamist militants and hidden in the depths of a forest. It would end in direct confrontation and disobedience, and an unlikely victory which saved their lives. But as the extremists of Boko Haram drove Continue Reading

Eliot Higgins: ‘People accuse me of working for the CIA’ | Investigative journalism- Tempemail

Eliot Higgins launched Bellingcat in summer 2014, days after the Russian military shot down Malaysian Airlines MH17 over eastern Ukraine. The online outfit has broken a series of international scoops. In 2018 it discovered the identities of the two undercover assassins who poisoned Sergei Skripal in Salisbury. Last year Bellingcat Continue Reading

Tobacco giant bets £1bn on social-media influencers to boost ‘lung-friendlier’ sales | Tobacco industry- Tempemail

Flashing an ice-white smile for her 50,000 followers on TikTok, a fresh-faced young woman pops a flavoured nicotine pouch into her mouth, as one of Pakistan’s most popular love songs plays in the background. More than 3,000 miles away, in Sweden, another social media starlet lip-syncs for the camera, to Continue Reading

Drug companies look to AI to end ‘hit and miss’ research | Pharmaceuticals industry

The hunt for new medicines has often been more like a game of roulette than high-end science. But now the pharmaceutical sector is on the cusp of a transformation, as it delves into cutting-edge technology to come up with new treatments for diseases such as cancer, rheumatoid arthritis and Alzheimer’s. Continue Reading

Privacy Bug in Brave Browser Exposes Dark-Web Browsing History of Its Users – Tempemail

Brave has fixed a privacy issue in its browser that sent queries for .onion domains to public internet DNS resolvers rather than routing them through Tor nodes, thus exposing users’ visits to dark web websites. The bug was addressed in a hotfix release (V1.20.108) made available yesterday. Brave ships with Continue Reading

Why hot new social app Clubhouse spells nothing but trouble | Social media- Tempemail

So, are you on Clubhouse, the social-media sensation du jour? No? Me neither. But – I hasten to add, lest there should be any doubt about my social status – that’s not because I wasn’t invited to join. A generous friend had a few invitations to extend, and she offered Continue Reading

Podcast: Marketing With Empathy | Socialbakers

Content Marketing Specialist By seeing their business experiences through the view of their customers, marketers can understand what’s really happening at each touch point and how that’s affecting the brand’s relationship with its audience. If you want to truly deliver the kind of experiences your customers expect, the only way Continue Reading

Cognitive Biases in Social Media Content

You’ve heard about cognitive biases and their influence on users’ perception, haven’t you? These unconscious errors in mental processing guide the way we see life, interpret reality, and make decisions. What you may not have considered is how much cognitive biases affect social media marketing. First, cognitive biases prevent users Continue Reading

No more fomo: top firms turn to VR to liven up meetings | Working from home

Staff at accounting giant PricewaterhouseCoopers have been holding meetings in odd places: the top of skyscrapers, inside swanky penthouse apartments and even luxury ski chalets. All without leaving the comfort of their own homes. That is the new normal for a growing number of workers at PwC, which is buying Continue Reading