Facebook faces US investigation for ‘systemic’ racial bias in hiring | Facebook- Tempemail

A US agency investigating Facebook for racial bias in hiring and promotions has designated its inquiry as “systemic”, meaning it suspects company policies may be contributing to widespread discrimination. Attorneys for three job applicants and a manager who claim the company discriminated against them told Reuters of the news on Continue Reading

Film, TV maker Joss Whedon faces ‘Buffy’ actor abuse claims Sarah Michelle Gellar actors Ray Fisher Joss Whedon claim- Tempemail

Prominent film and TV creator Joss Whedon who faced a claim of abusive behavior on the set of “Justice League,” drew criticism Wednesday from actors who worked with him on “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” The first and most direct allegations came from Charisma Carpenter, who said in a social media Continue Reading

Dixie D’Amelio faces backlash over ‘privileged’ comments about attending college- Tempemail

Dixie D’Amelio is facing backlash from fans for being “privileged” after revealing her reasons for staying close to home and deciding not to attend college. The TikTok star, 19, discussed her choice to skip college during a YouTube video with Vogue, which saw D’Amelio followed by the magazine for a Continue Reading

Google faces $400m fine over Fitbit takeover if it doesn’t wait for competition watchdog’s approval | Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)

Google faces a fine of up to $400m if it takes over Fitbit before the Australian competition regulator completes an investigation into the transaction. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) on Tuesday rejected an offer from Google to enter into a court-enforceable undertaking limiting the way it would use Continue Reading

Should robots have faces? – video | Technology

Many robots are designed with a face – yet don’t use their ‘eyes’ to see, or speak through their ‘mouth’. Given that some of the more realistic humanoid robots are widely considered to be unnerving, and that humans have a propensity to anthropomorphise such designs, should robots have faces at Continue Reading

Apple to reduce its cut from in-app purchases as it faces new lawsuit from Fortnite maker | Apple

Apple has announced it will reduce the cut it takes from every in-app purchase by half for developers that make up to US$1m (A$1.37m) per year, as the company faces a new lawsuit from the makers of Fortnite over the practice. Apple currently takes a 30% commission on paid apps Continue Reading

Apple faces privacy case in Europe over iPhone tracking ID | Technology

The consumer rights activist Max Schrems has filed a formal privacy case against Apple, arguing that an ID generated by iPhones that lets advertisers track users violates privacy regulations. Schrems, whose lawsuit against Facebook led to a landmark ruling restricting data transfers from the EU to the US, has made Continue Reading

The Wiggles star apologises after ‘Pappadum Song’ from 2014 faces cultural sensitivity backlash- Tempemail

A member of the hit Australian children’s musical group The Wiggles has apologised after a clip from 2014 was deemed “culturally insensitive”. “The Pappadum Song” was originally featured on the Wiggle House release, and sees purple Wiggle Lachlan sing the word “pappadum” over and over again, alongside the other Wiggles, Continue Reading

Twitter faces backlash over abuse policy in wake of Trump illness | Technology- Tempemail

Twitter is facing a growing backlash in the wake of Donald Trump’s Covid-19 diagnosis as users accuse it of double standards in the way it polices those who wish death on others. Filmmaker Ava DuVernay and former children’s laureate Malorie Blackman OBE are among thousands of Twitter users to accuse Continue Reading

The meme-fication of US politics: two films reveal the faces behind the posts | Internet- Tempemail

On 13 October 2015, Donald Trump, who had recently announced his run for president, tweeted an image of himself standing at the presidential lectern, his face transmogrified into a green, smug-looking frog, known to certain corners of the internet as Pepe. With hindsight, this strange moment offers a stake in Continue Reading