Facebook ‘still too slow to act on groups profiting from Covid conspiracy theories’ | Facebook

Covid conspiracy theorists are seeking to profit from the millions of followers they have built up on Instagram during the pandemic by marketing health supplements, wellness courses and juicers to them. The Bureau of Investigative Journalism has identified more than 100 Covid conspiracy accounts promoting products to an audience of Continue Reading

‘The earlier you act, the more impact’: how Seattle tech industry led on Covid | Seattle

Last year, four days after the first recorded Covid-19 death in the United States was reported in Kirkland, Washington, just east of Seattle, Microsoft leaders jumped into action – recommending that their employees in the area work from home. Two days later, Amazon made a similar declaration. Combined, their announcements Continue Reading

Taylor Swift leads celebrations after US House passes LGBT+ rights act- Tempemail

American singer Taylor Swift was among those lauding the progress of the proposed Equality Act late on Thursday, which would expand federal legal protections for the LGBT+ community in the US. On Thursday, the US House of Representatives passed the law after a debate by a vote of 224-206, sending Continue Reading

The strange case of Alibaba’s Jack Ma and his three-month vanishing act | Jack Ma

Wearing burgundy lipstick and a long peroxide wig, the diminutive entrepreneur who would soon become China’s richest man took to the stage and belted out Can You Feel the Love Tonight? from Disney’s The Lion King. Jack Ma, chief executive of e-commerce giant Alibaba, had earned the right to make Continue Reading

ACT police criticised for tweet comparing a jail cell to a boutique hotel room | Australian police and policing- Tempemail

ACT Policing has been criticised by the territory’s own minister for justice health for a tweet that compared a jail cell to a boutique hotel room. The police apologised on Thursday “to anyone who was offended”, but the Greens MLA Emma Davidson was among many who registered their disapproval on Continue Reading

Samuel Paty: French security services failed to act over incendiary social media campaign | World news- Tempemail

French security services failed to appreciate the gravity of the defamatory campaign on social media against the teacher Samuel Paty before his murder, an inspectors’ report has found. Despite the school’s headteacher reporting concerns about increasingly incendiary posts targeting the history and geography teacher on Facebook and Twitter, intelligence officials Continue Reading

Facebook boycott grows as US activists urge European firms to act | Facebook- Tempemail

An unprecedented boycott of Facebook is moving across the Atlantic, as the coalition of activist groups behind the Stop Hate for Profit campaign have called on companies in the UK and Europe to join in the action. The campaign has already gained the support of more than a thousand brands Continue Reading

ACT govt is re-platforming HR onto SuccessFactors – Cloud- Tempemail

ACT government’s Graham Tanton. The ACT government is in the build phase for a new HR information management system based on SAP’s SuccessFactors. Executive general manager of shared services Graham Tanton told SAP’s HR Connect conference that SuccessFactors will replace a legacy system he characterised as “a pure payroll system” Continue Reading

Apple under pressure to act after TikTok pulls out of Hong Kong | World news- Tempemail

TikTok is to withdraw from Hong Kong app stores and Zoom will stop complying with city authorities’ data requests as technology companies react to the sweeping new national security laws imposed on the city by Beijing. Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter, Google and Telegram have already said they are “pausing” cooperation with Continue Reading

German watchdog chief calls Wirecard scandal a ‘massive criminal act’ – Finance- Tempemail

The head of Germany’s financial watchdog on Thursday called the accounting scandal at Wirecard “a massive criminal act”, while Deutsche Bank said it was considering support for the collapsed payments company’s banking unit. The comments from BaFin president Felix Hufeld are his most outspoken yet about Wirecard, which last week Continue Reading