Antivirus Pioneer John McAfee Found Dead in Spanish Jail – Tempemail

Controversial mogul and antivirus pioneer John McAfee on Wednesday died by suicide in a jail cell in Barcelona, hours after reports that he would be extradited to face federal charges in the U.S. McAfee was 75. He is said to have died by hanging “as his nine months in prison 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

Why Silicon Valley’s most astute critics are all women | John Naughton | Opinion- Tempemail

In November 2019, which now seems like an aeon ago, I wrote about an interesting correlation I had stumbled across. It was that the authors of the most insightful critiques of digital technology as deployed by the tech companies were women. I listed 20 of them and added that I Continue Reading

Parler social network terminates CEO John Matze | Parler- Tempemail

Sign up for the Guardian Today US newsletter Parler, the social media platform favored by the US far right, has dismissed its CEO John Matze. Matze confirmed his termination in a text message to Reuters. “On January 29, 2021, the Parler board controlled by Rebekah Mercer decided to immediately terminate Continue Reading

Biden inauguration concert: John Legend enthrals with ‘healing’ performance of ‘Feeling Good’- Tempemail

The 11-time Grammy winner delivered a powerful performance on a grand piano in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC, singing a song made popular by Nina Simone in 1965. The performance was part of “Celebrating America”, a 90-minute-show which aired across the country, marking the inauguration of the Continue Reading

Who is John Roderick? The musician and podcast host behind Bean Dad controversy- Tempemail

He claimed that she had asked him for lunch, and he suggested she make some baked beans for herself. He went on to detail how she struggled to use a can opener, as he proceeded to watch her for six hours while he refused to help her. The Twitter thread Continue Reading

The Latest: Ratcliffe: Adversaries amplify vote fraud claims Joe Biden latest Donald Trump latest John Ratcliffe- Tempemail

The Latest on President-elect Joe Biden (all times local): Tempemail Intelligence Director John Ratcliffe says foreign adversaries are using social media and other platforms to amplify allegations of voter fraud. But he won’t say which countries are using the issue to try to undermine public confidence in the U.S. democratic 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

If you think Biden’s administration would rein in big tech, think again | John Naughton | Opinion- Tempemail

Before the US presidential election I wondered aloud if Mark Zuckerberg had concluded that the re-election of Trump might be better for Facebook than a Biden victory. There were several reasons for thinking this. One was the strange way Zuckerberg appeared to be sucking up to Trump: at least one Continue Reading

When it comes to Amazon, breaking up is hard to do | John Naughton | Opinion

The European commission has opened an antitrust investigation of Amazon, on the grounds that the company has breached EU antitrust rules against distorting competition in online retail markets. Amazon, says the commission, has been using its privileged access to non-public data of independent sellers who sell on its marketplace to Continue Reading