Bitcoin records biggest one-day drop for almost two months | Bitcoin

Bitcoin has posted its biggest one-day drop in almost two months, amid warnings that novice investors could suffer heavy losses from speculating in crypto assets such as “meme coin” dogecoin. Bitcoin tumbled more than 11% on Sunday, dropping from about $62,000 (£45,000) to $55,000 – its lowest level since the Continue Reading

Facebook knew of Honduran president’s manipulation campaign – and let it continue for 11 months | Technology- Tempemail

Facebook allowed the president of Honduras to artificially inflate the appearance of popularity on his posts for nearly a year after the company was first alerted to the activity. The astroturfing – the digital equivalent of a bussed-in crowd – was just one facet of a broader online disinformation effort Continue Reading

‘Facebook isn’t interested in countries like ours’: Azerbaijan troll network returns months after ban | Facebook

Facebook has allowed a state-backed harassment campaign targeting independent news outlets and opposition politicians in Azerbaijan to return to its platform, less than six months after it banned the troll network. A Guardian investigation has revealed how Facebook allowed an arm of Azerbaijan’s ruling party, the YAP, to carry out Continue Reading

‘People are optimistic’: Businesses look forward after 12 months of Covid | Airline industry

Philip Jansen, chief executive, BT Early in the pandemic Philip Jansen gave investors a financial fright by scrapping BT’s multibillion-pound dividend. Now, nearly a year on, he is handing out Covid bonuses to tens of thousands of frontline staff before a vote on a potential national strike. Not since the Continue Reading

Trump to launch his own social media platform ‘in two or three months,’ aide says- Tempemail

The former president was banned from his social media accounts — Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and more — in his final days in office earlier this year after stoking the anger of his followers by peddling a 2020 election fraud conspiracy. Thousands of Mr Trump’s supporters stormed the US Capitol on Continue Reading

Giuliani mocked for warning of dangers of misinformation after amplifying Trump’s ‘big lie’ on elections for months- Tempemail

The former New York mayor, who became the face of Mr Trump’s doomed attempts to overturn the presidential election based on unsubstantiated claims of fraud, dedicated the latest episode of “Rudy Giuliani’s Common Sense” to focussing on “the dire consequences of misinformation on social media.” Sharing the episode on Twitter, Continue Reading

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 review: four months with the folding tablet-phone | Technology

Are phones that unfold into tablets really the future of mobiles? And is flexible screen technology really ready for prime time? I spent four months with the £1,800 Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 to find out. The second iteration of Samsung’s smartphone that unfolds into a tablet was impressive on Continue Reading

WhatsApp Delays Controversial ‘Data-Sharing’ Privacy Policy Update By 3 Months – Tempemail

WhatsApp said on Friday that it wouldn’t enforce its recently announced controversial data sharing policy update until May 15. Originally set to go into effect next month on February 8, the three-month delay comes following “a lot of misinformation” about a revision to its privacy policy that allows WhatsApp to Continue Reading

iPhones vulnerable to hacking tool for months, researchers say | Malware

For almost a year, spyware sold by Israel’s NSO Group was allegedly armed with a computer security super-weapon: a zero-footprint, zero-click, zero-day exploit that used a vulnerability in iMessage to seize control of an iPhone at the push of a button. That means it would have left no visible trace Continue Reading

Alison Roman quits New York Times seven months after ‘white privilege’ row with Chrissy Teigen- Tempemail

In May, Roman made controversial comments about Teigen’s success in an interview with The New Consumer. In the interview, Roman said she was “horrified” by Teigen’s brand, Cravings (a lifestyle brand offering recipes and kitchenware), which she referred to as a “content farm”.  Elsewhere in the interview, Roman also criticised Continue Reading