Artificial intimacy: where gossip, relationships and social media intersect | Society- Tempemail

One woman dominated the 1980s gossip media landscape. I recall a sunny school holiday Wednesday morning as an 11-year-old, when family and friends gathered around our television, and a staggering 750 million other people gathered around their televisions too, to watch her float up the steps of St Paul’s Cathedral Continue Reading

How to have better arguments online – podcast | News- Tempemail

Support The Guardian The Guardian is editorially independent. And we want to keep our journalism open and accessible to all. But we increasingly need our readers to fund our work. Support The Guardian Tempemail , Tempmail – Temp email addressess (10 minutes emails)– When you want to create account on Continue Reading

Making sense of conspiracy theorists as the world gets more bizarre | Society- Tempemail

In 1999 I sat in a Vancouver café with a group of anti-capitalist activists. They’d just returned from protesting the WTO in Seattle to find a new, far stranger foe in town – David Icke. He was there to lecture about how the ruling elite are actually child-sacrificing, blood-drinking paedophile Continue Reading

Victims in 84% of online grooming cases are girls | Society- Tempemail

Greater online protection for girls is urgently needed, say experts, after new analysis revealed that 84% of grooming offences recorded under a law that makes it illegal to send sexual messages to children involved female victims. It is the first time that the gender of victims in police records has Continue Reading

Vaccine booking website causes confusion with some regional Australians told to head interstate | Society

The government’s Covid-19 vaccination booking website is telling regional Australians they will need to travel hundreds of kilometres, in some cases across state borders, to receive their dose , despite much closer options expected to be available within weeks. The errors have prompted doctors to urge the Morrison government to Continue Reading

How the online safety bill could endanger free speech and the sex industry | Australia news

The online safety bill that’s currently before the Senate has alarmed free speech advocates, tech companies and Australia’s sex industry, with many concerned it gives too much power to one bureaucrat over what you can post online. Laura Murphy-Oates speaks to porn performer Charlie Forde and reporter Josh Taylor about Continue Reading

Dr Feel Good? The NHS DJ helping lift Covid gloom for millions | Society- Tempemail

It has been another gruelling week of night shifts caring for Covid-19 patients in intensive care in Birmingham, but Dr Kishan Bodalia is already gearing himself up for his next DJ set. While nightclubs and musical festivals may be off the cards, Bodalia has found fame performing DJ sets in 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

‘I worry about their social skills’: parents on children’s screen time in lockdown | World news- Tempemail

The worst part of the pandemic for 11-year-old Sandy is that he can’t see his friends. The best part is that limits on how much time he spends online gaming have gone out the window. During the long months of lockdowns and shuttered schools, Sandy’s father, Simon Evans, 64, from Continue Reading