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

‘It’s an arms race’: the tech teams trying to outpace paedophiles online | Global development

“Predators are often early adopters of technology,” says Sarah Smith, chief technology officer at the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF), a UK child abuse hotline. “It’s an arms race, we have to be constantly horizon-scanning.” Smith and her team, based in an unassuming office in Cambridge, are a key link in Continue Reading

Drag Race star Sister Sister: ‘One troll described how he’d like to see me die’ | Reality TV- Tempemail

It’s 9:31am, I’m on my second coconut iced latte of the morning and reading my 13th piece of hate mail, neither of which will have a positive effect on my mind or my body, but I go for it anyway. A few weeks ago, one coffee was enough to get Continue Reading

Hot tip to tackle the Covid blues | Brief letters | Life and style- Tempemail

May I add to the catalogue of errors cited by your correspondents (Letters, 29 January), namely the failure of the government to close the UK borders until 12 months too late, despite having won a referendum which was, in large part, all about closing borders?Roy Boffy Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands Continue Reading

Ministers promise crackdown on online racism against black footballers | Race- Tempemail

Ministers have vowed to crack down on online racism levelled at footballers as Manchester police confirmed they were launching an investigation into the racial abuse a number of black players received during the last week. Manchester United and England striker Marcus Rashford has described the racist abuse he received on Continue Reading

Black images matter: Shade, the powerful podcast unpicking the tumult of 2020 | Television & radio

Lou Mensah spent the 1990s working in PR but her favourite part of the job was not the to and fro with clients. What she really liked was meeting and briefing photographers. So when she fell ill at one point, a friend gave her a camera and said: “If you’re Continue Reading

Bournemouth condemn ‘disgusting’ racial abuse of Junior Stanislas | Football- Tempemail

The Bournemouth chief executive, Neill Blake, has condemned the racial abuse directed at Junior Stanislas following the away win at Stoke on Saturday, calling it “disgusting and completely intolerable”. Stanislas was subjected to racist slurs and insults about his family by an individual on Twitter after scoring the Cherries’ winning Continue Reading

Race is on as carmakers shut, switch or sell combustion engine factories | Automotive industry

Carmakers will increasingly find themselves in a race to shut, switch or sell factories producing vehicles with internal combustion engines to avoid being left with “stranded assets”, as regulators set a course for a decade of electrification to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. Traditional carmakers are currently playing a “zero sum Continue Reading

White clicktivism: why are some Americans woke online but not in real life? | Race- Tempemail

In the winter of 2018, Gwen Kansen, a 33-year-old self-professed liberal, met a man called Elias in a bar. Within minutes, she knew he was intense. His phone screensaver was of Pepe the Frog – a symbol of the alt-right movement. His style reminded her of a Confederate soldier, and Continue Reading

Facebook condemned for hosting neo-Nazi network with UK links | Technology- Tempemail

A white supremacist network with more than 80,000 followers and links to the UK far right, including a student charged with terrorist offences, is being hosted by Facebook and Instagram, putting the world’s largest social media company under fresh pressure to tackle extremism. The network, which includes more than 40 Continue Reading