WhatsApp to force users to accept changes to terms of service | WhatsApp- Tempemail

On Saturday, WhatsApp will finally begin to force users to accept its controversial new terms of service, almost half a year after it first announced plans to do so. Despite an immediate backlash from users, millions of sign-ups to rival messaging firms, and even questions asked in the House of Continue Reading

Football can be a force for good – that’s why I’m joining the social media boycott | Football- Tempemail

For as long as prejudice and abuse exists in society it will always exist on social media: but that doesn’t mean we have to take it, excuse it on that basis, or ignore it. I have received my fair share of abuse in relation to things I’ve written: “Honestly stop 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

The Force re-awakens: Ubisoft working on new open-world Star Wars game | Games

Ubisoft is working on a new open-world Star Wars adventure, the company has revealed. Development will be handled by the French publisher’s Massive studio, previously responsible for the online shooter series, Tom Clancy’s The Division. According to a report by Wired, production of the game is still in the early 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

Police force criticised for ‘grotesque’ and ‘stigmatising’ social media poem mocking drugs arrest suspects- Tempemail

A police force has been accused of fuelling stigma and prejudice after it posted a poem on its social media channels mocking people arrested on suspicion of apparently low-level drug dealing. The posts, part of a wider emerging trend of some forces publicly shaming arrestees, were criticised as showing an Continue Reading

France to force web giants to delete some content within the hour – Telco/ISP- Tempemail

Social networks and other online content providers will have to remove paedophile and terrorism-related content from their platforms within the hour or face a fine of up to 4 percent of their global revenue under a French law voted in on Wednesday. For other “manifestly illicit” content, companies such as Continue Reading

Can Covid-19 force adtech reset as media buckles under financial strain?- Tempemail

The current pandemic is magnifying pre-existing flaws in adtech. From systemic inefficiencies to limited oversight, to a value-draining lack of context around ad placements, the news media is wrestling with providing crucial coverage against a significant revenue shortfall. Recently, execs from news body Newsworks, news ad collective Project Ozone and Continue Reading

US Air Force to send Western Sydney Uni’s new camera tech to space – Hardware- Tempemail

The International Space Station is set to host Western Sydney University’s groundbreaking camera technology to study atmospheric conditions that impact communications systems and high-altitude aircraft thanks to a new partnership with the US Air Force Academy. The event-based camera is built on Intel’s Loihi neuromorphic chips designed to mimic biological Continue Reading

Live hacking the U.S. Air Force, UK Ministry of Defence and Verizon Media in Los Angeles at h1-213- Tempemail

On November 6th, over 60 hackers descended on the City of Angels for the final Tempemail flagship live hacking event of 2019, h1-213. For the first time ever, a specific UK Ministry of Defence asset was included in a bug bounty engagement via Defense Digital Service’s Hack the Air Force Continue Reading