‘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

Neo-Nazi groups use Instagram to recruit young people, warns Hope Not Hate | The far right- Tempemail

Instagram has become a hub for young neo-Nazis to recruit young people to far-right groups, a report from an anti-racism group has warned. The recommendations-driven platform and focus on visual media make it ideal for spreading propaganda, Hope Not Hate (HNH) said in its annual State of Hate assessment. HNH Continue Reading

Sherry Turkle: ‘The pandemic has shown us that people need relationships’ | Psychology

Sherry Turkle, 72, is professor of the social studies of science and technology at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She was one of the first academics to examine the impact of technology on human psychology and society. She has published a series of acclaimed books: her latest, The Empathy Diaries, is Continue Reading

Why bands are disappearing: ‘Young people aren’t excited by them’ | Music- Tempemail

“The moment that we started a band was the best thing that ever happened,” sings Matty Healy on the 1975’s recent single Guys. The song is an ardent love letter to the band, and to the romance of bands in general: the camaraderie, the solidarity, the joyous fusion of creativity Continue Reading

Caroline Flack asked friends ‘Why are people so mean to me?’ after being trolled online- Tempemail

Chantelle McMullen, who met Flack on a hike in LA in 2016, described her friend’s distress when faced with “vile, vindictive remarks” from strangers online. Ms McMullen told how Flack “adored” working on Love Island but was left “very upset” after looking at social media after the show. Writing in Continue Reading

Tim Berners-Lee says too many young people are excluded from web | Tim Berners-Lee

Too many young people around the world are excluded from accessing the web, and getting them online should be a priority for the post-Covid era, Tim Berners-Lee has said. In a letter published to mark the 32nd birthday of the web, its founder says the opportunity “to reimagine our world Continue Reading

NSW police to send text alerts to people near where a missing person was last seen | Australian police and policing

New South Wales police will soon be able to send texts to people in the vicinity of where a missing person was last seen. It’s hoped the SMS geo-targeting alert system will help police quickly find high-risk missing persons. A text message would be sent to all mobile devices in Continue Reading

‘Computers are marvellous!’: older people embrace internet in lockdown | Older people

Before the pandemic struck, 79-year-old Jim Whelan barely used his computer. The online world was a mystery and an irrelevance to him. A year on, however, Whelan can give computer geeks half his age a run for their money. “Although I had been online before the pandemic, it was just Continue Reading

‘I don’t want to upset people’: Tom Cruise deepfake creator speaks out | TikTok

Joining TikTok has become something of a trend for Hollywood celebrities stuck at home like everyone else. So it wasn’t necessarily surprising to see Tom Cruise on the app, sharing videos of himself playing golf and pratfalling around the house. But the strange thing is that Cruise never actually made Continue Reading