‘Fight for change’: Tyrone Mings’ plea after he is racially abused online | Football- Tempemail

The Aston Villa and England defender Tyrone Mings has revealed he has been subjected to racist abuse on social media. The centre-back posted a screenshot on his Twitter account on Friday of a vile message from an Instagram user. Mings tweeted: “Another day in the life of social media with Continue Reading

Schools abuse site Everyone’s Invited seeks ideas for ‘positive change’ | Rape and sexual assault- Tempemail

Survivors of sexual abuse in schools are being urged to share their suggestions on how harassment and violence against students could be tackled. Soma Sara, the 22-year-old founder of Everyone’s Invited, an anti-rape movement focused on “exposing rape culture through conversation, education and support”, has created a new section on Continue Reading

Climate fight ‘is undermined by social media’s toxic reports’ | Climate change- Tempemail

Fake news on social media about climate change and biodiversity loss is having a worrying impact in the battle to halt the growing environmental threats to the planet, a group of scientists and analysts have warned. In a report published by the Royal Swedish Academy of Science, they say measures Continue Reading

Google to change research process after uproar over scientists’ firing | Google

Google will change procedures before July for reviewing its scientists’ work, according to a town hall recording heard by Reuters, part of an effort to quell internal tumult over the integrity of its artificial intelligence (AI) research. In remarks at a staff meeting last Friday, Google Research executives said they Continue Reading

Facebook announces UK trial to tackle climate misinformation | Climate change

Facebook has said it will start labelling misinformation about the climate crisis in a small trial limited to the UK. Labels will be attached to certain posts directing users to Facebook’s Climate Science Information Center, a repository of fact-checked claims about the environment. The company has not yet said how Continue Reading

It’s a sign of a broken system when only credit card firms can force Pornhub to change | Rape and sexual assault- Tempemail

On 4 December, the New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof published a column entitled The Children of Pornhub. Pornhub attracts 3.5bn visitors a month, rakes in money from 3bn advertisting impressions a day and, says Kristof, “prides itself on being the cheery, winking face of naughty, the website that buys Continue Reading

Biden names climate statesman John Kerry as climate envoy John Kerry Senator Joe Biden transition team climate change- Tempemail

John Kerry one of the leading architects of the Paris climate agreement, is getting one more chance to lead the fight against climate change after President-elect Joe Biden named the longtime senator and former secretary of state as climate envoy for national security. Biden’s team gave little immediate detail on Continue Reading

Silk Road bitcoins worth $1bn change hands after seven years | Technology

A billion dollars worth of bitcoins linked to the shuttered darknet market Silk Road has changed hands for the first time in seven years, prompting renewed speculation about the fate of the illicit fortune. Almost 70,000 bitcoins stored in the account which, like all bitcoin wallets, is visible to the Continue Reading

The Guardian view on trustbusting Google: change is needed | Google

When the US Department of Justice filed a complaint against Google last week it triggered the most significant antitrust case since the federal authorities sued Microsoft in the 1990s. Today’s trustbusters argue that Google’s search and advertising dominance goes well beyond consumer preference and into consumer abuse by forcing people Continue Reading

Instagram row over plus-size model forces change to nudity policy | Instagram

As campaigning victories go, forcing Mark Zuckerberg’s social media empire to admit a discriminatory flaw in its policy is no small feat. But following a campaign launched in this paper, the Observer can exclusively reveal that Instagram and its parent company Facebook will be updating its policy on nudity in Continue Reading