What do writers gain – and lose – when they eschew social media? | Stephanie Merritt | Opinion- Tempemail

Last week, when Maggie O’Farrell won the Women’s prize for fiction for her historical novel Hamnet, a chorus of celebration erupted all over social media. Or at least that part of it inhabited by the literary world. O’Farrell is a writer’s writer, much loved and respected by colleagues as well Continue Reading

South Wales police lose landmark facial recognition case | Technology

The use of facial recognition technology by South Wales police broke race and sex equalities law and breached privacy rights because the force did not apply proper safeguards, the court of appeal has ruled. The critical judgment came in a case brought by Ed Bridges, a civil liberties campaigner, who Continue Reading

‘Coronavirus’ keyword blocking projected to lose UK news publishers £50m ad revenue- Tempemail

Newsworks, the body representing UK newspaper publishers, is estimating that over-zealous digital brand safety measures around the keyword ‘coronavirus’ is going to cost the industry £50m in lost advertising revenue in the next three months at a time when its coverage is arguably needed most. To raise awareness of these Continue Reading

My life coach suggests to take up the xylophone. Instead I almost go on TV and lose my phone | Brigid Delaney | Opinion- Tempemail

Monday I have my first appointment of 2020 with my life coach. Apart from suggesting I take up the xylophone as a relaxing hobby, we look at how I might break my four-hour-a-day phone habit. My life coach agrees that I could get fit AND write my novel, if I Continue Reading

UK Google users could lose EU GDPR data protections | Technology

Google is to move the data and user accounts of its British users from the EU to the US, placing them outside the strong privacy protections offered by European regulators. The shift, prompted by Britain’s exit from the EU, will leave the sensitive personal information of tens of millions not Continue Reading

Google users in UK to lose EU data protection – Strategy- Tempemail

Google is planning to move its British users’ accounts out of the control of European Union privacy regulators, placing them under US jurisdiction instead, sources said. The shift, prompted by Britain’s exit from the EU, will leave the sensitive personal information of tens of millions with less protection and within Continue Reading

Telstra may lose ground in regional Australia – Telco/ISP- Tempemail

Telstra may lose some of its traditional dominance in regional Australia as the NBN is completed, with the ACCC estimating up to 15 percent of the market could move to alternative providers. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) made the prediction in its annual communications market report. [pdf] “Telstra Continue Reading