Seeing stones: pandemic reveals Palantir’s troubling reach in Europe | World news

The 24 March, 2020 will be remembered by some for the news that Prince Charles tested positive for Covid and was isolating in Scotland. In Athens it was memorable as the day the traffic went silent. Twenty-four hours into a hard lockdown, Greeks were acclimatising to a new reality in Continue Reading

Uber ordered to pay $1.1m to blind passenger who was denied rides 14 times | Uber

Ride share giant Uber must pay a blind passenger $1.1m following a discrimination claim that its drivers unlawfully denied her rides on 14 occasions, an arbitrator decided Thursday. This arbitrator rebuffed the company’s position that it wasn’t liable for drivers’ behavior given their status as contractors, according to news website Continue Reading

How Leslie Jordan made it big: ‘If you want to get sober, try 27 days in county jail’ | Television- Tempemail

For a man of such diminutive stature – 4ft 11in in shoes – Leslie Jordan loves a tall tale. A cursory question at the start of our interview about where he is calling from, for example, results in this glorious flight of fancy: “I got on a bus in 1982, Continue Reading

‘Fake’ Twitter users rush to Amazon’s defence over unions and working conditions | Amazon

Sign up for the Guardian Today US newsletter A surge of “fake” Twitter accounts have emerged to defend Amazon and push back against criticism of working conditions at the company amid a fiercely fought union election for the Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama. Many of the account handles start with Continue Reading

UK may force Facebook services to allow backdoor police access | Facebook

Ministers are considering forcing Facebook to implement a backdoor to allow security agencies and police to read the contents of messages sent across its Messenger, WhatsApp and Instagram chat services. Industry sources say they understand that the Home Office is threatening to use a special legal power called a technical Continue Reading

Apple’s Tim Cook joins chorus in denouncing Georgia’s voting law | Apple

Apple chief executive Tim Cook joined the chorus of business leaders who have come out in support of voting rights in light of voting restrictions Georgia’s governor signed into law last week. “The right to vote is fundamental in a democracy. American history is the story of expanding the right Continue Reading

Play nicely! The fun and frustrations of gaming with your partner | Games

Kristan and Keza play It Takes Two Kristan Reed: “Oh God! Let’s never break up!” pleads Keza as we embark upon the divorcees-to-be shenanigans of It Takes Two, a kind of Honey-I-Shrunk-the-Parents-to-Fix-Their-Toxic-Marriage. I admit, I approached this bizarro platformer with a certain amount of trepidation, on account of occasionally having Continue Reading

Browser lockers: extortion disguised as a fine- Tempemail

Browser lockers (aka browlocks) are a class of online threats that prevent the victim from using the browser and demand a ransom. A locker is a fake page that dupes the user, under a fictitious pretext (loss of data, legal liability, etc.), into making a call or a money transfer, Continue Reading