FA executive accuses social media firms of using hate as ‘golden goose’ | Social media- Tempemail

A Football Association executive accused social media companies of treating hate as a “golden goose” as the former England and Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand revealed how members of his family would “disintegrate” over the online abuse he has suffered. Edleen John, the director of corporate affairs and co-partner for Continue Reading

Facebook no, Twitter yes: which tech firms let the Taliban post? | Taliban- Tempemail

As Kabul fell to Taliban forces over the weekend, social networks struggled to cope with the renewed attention brought to the organisation – and its presence on their platforms. In the US, Republicans expressed outrage that Twitter, which had permanently banned Donald Trump from its platform in January, seemed content Continue Reading

Chinese Hackers Exploit Latest SolarWinds 0-Day to Target U.S. Defense Firms – Tempemail

Microsoft on Tuesday disclosed that the latest string of attacks targeting SolarWinds Serv-U managed file transfer service with a now-patched remote code execution (RCE) exploit is the handiwork of a Chinese threat actor dubbed “DEV-0322.” The revelation comes days after the Texas-based IT monitoring software maker issued fixes for the Continue Reading

Boris Johnson to meet with social media firms over racist abuse of England players- Tempemail

Boris Johnson will tell social media companies at a meeting this afternoon the the government expects them to do “everything they can” to identify those responsible for racist abuse of England football players, Downing Street has said. The prime minister told a meeting of cabinet that the attacks on Euro Continue Reading

MPs condemn social media firms over Chris Whitty death threats | Coronavirus- Tempemail

Social media companies have been accused of “taking their eye off the ball” over online death threats against public servants such as Prof Chris Whitty after he became the focus of violent language in channels set up by anti-lockdown activists and members of the far right. Calls for England’s chief Continue Reading

Florida governor signs law against tech firms de-platforming politicians | Florida- Tempemail

Florida has taken on a leading role in Donald Trump’s war on social media companies, after Governor Ron DeSantis signed a new law allowing legal action against the “deplatforming” of political candidates. DeSantis, a staunch Trump ally, portrays the measure as protection against “censorship” by “Silicon Valley elites”. Free speech Continue Reading

The meltdown at Basecamp shows even small tech firms are sociopathic | John Naughton

Basecamp is a plucky little (57-person) tech company that makes useful and imaginative project-management software and innovative email software. Or, rather, it was until a fortnight ago, when it suddenly became embroiled in a traumatic internal row between its employees and its two cofounders, Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson, Continue Reading

Solution to online abuse lies with social media firms – and it’s not rocket science | Sport- Tempemail

As we enter the final hours of sport’s four-day online boycott, in protest at the social media giants’ pernicious failure to tackle hate, let’s try imagining an alternative reality. Just as now, it starts with trolls sending racist abuse at, say, Mohamed Salah or Marcus Rashford, or relentlessly attacking a Continue Reading

Chinese firms prepare to charge into Europe’s electric car market | Manufacturing sector

Tesla boss Elon Musk is not known for admiring his competition, but when Chinese manufacturer Nio made its 100,000th electric car last week, he offered his congratulations. It was a mark of respect from a chief executive who had been through “manufacturing hell” with his own company. Yet it is Continue Reading