Online ‘pandemic of misinformation’ poses existential threat to UK’s democracy, report says- Tempemail

The Independent employs reporters around the world to bring you truly independent journalism. To support us, please consider a contribution. An online ‘pandemic of misinformation’ is posing an existential threat to the UK’s democracy and way of life, according to a chilling parliamentary report. The report accused government ministers of failing Continue Reading

Scientists want ‘Minority Report’ pre-crime face recognition AI stopped – Security – Software- Tempemail

Over 1500 researchers across multiple fields have banded together to openly reject the use of technology to predict crime, arguing it would reproduce injustices and cause real harm. The Coaltition for Critical Technology wrote an open letter to Springer Verlag in Germany to express their grave concerns about a newly Continue Reading

Govt to set infosec standards industry-by-industry: report – Security- Tempemail

The government is reportedly crafting minimum cybersecurity standards for industries that manage critical infrastructure following a highly-publicised attack warning late last week. Citing “industry sources”, The Australian Financial Review said standards could be set “industry-by-industry”, with banks, healthcare and utilities high on the list. The prospect of tighter regulation of Continue Reading

Google Chrome Users May Have Been Effected by a Spying Campaign, According to Report | Tempemail

Sourced from Forbes. Google Chrome extensions downloaded more than 32-million times were used to spy on the popular browser’s users in a massive global surveillance campaign, according to a new report. The report, published by cybersecurity firm Awake Security, found at least 111 “malicious or fake” Chrome extensions capable of Continue Reading

35% of the World’s Population are Gamers According to New Report | Tempemail

The research also overviewed the estimated revenue from the gaming industry based on devices. In 2020, the gaming sector is set to generate $159.3 billion in revenue with mobile accounting for 48% at $77.2 billion. Under mobile games revenue, gamers on tablets will spend $13.7 billion accounting for 9% of Continue Reading

Reuters Institute Digital News Report

Statistics Population 54m Internet penetration 87% Compiled with the help of Catherine Gicheru, Code for Africa and former Reuters Institute Journalist Fellow. Kenya has a lively media scene with a small number of big companies operating multiple brands across television, radio, and online. The state-owned Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC) is Continue Reading

Further Reading for the 2020 Digital News Report

The authors welcome feedback on this report and suggestions on how to improve our work via [email protected] as well as potential partnerships and support for our ongoing work. Flamingo. 2019. How Young People Consume News and the Implications for Mainstream Media, Oxford: RISJ. https://reutersinstitute.politics.ox.ac.uk/our-research/how-young-people-consume-news-and-implications-mainstream-media Fletcher, R. 2016. ‘The Public and Continue Reading

Resources and Charts for the 2020 Digital News Report

We encourage free, attributed, reuse of our text, data or charts within your own websites, publications and presentations. Most charts on digitalnewsreport.org can be embedded within other websites using the embed code provided. Data can also be downloaded for any chart or table using the get data link. All we Continue Reading

YouGov Research Methods – Reuters Institute Digital News Report

More Detail on YouGov Research Methods By David Eastbury, Director (International Research), YouGov Internet surveys administered through panels have become a feature of the research landscape in the last decade and a half. YouGov pioneered the use of online research in the UK in 2000 and, particularly in its early Continue Reading