Biden says Covid-19 misinformation is ‘killing people’ – video | Technology- Tempemail

Joe Biden says social media platforms such as Facebook ‘are killing people’ for allowing misinformation about coronavirus vaccines to be posted. ‘Look, the only pandemic we have is among the unvaccinated. And they’re killing people,’ the US president told reporters at the White House on Friday. Tempemail , Tempmail – Continue Reading

From hairpin to house: how one woman is using TikTok to trade up – video- Tempemail

Demi Skipper wants to own her first home, but she’s not buying one. Instead she’s planning a strategy of individual trades. The 29-year-old is already the owner of one of only a few Chipotle celebrity cards in the world, and is hoping to reach a house by the end of Continue Reading

‘The fuse has been lit’: union leaders hope Amazon effort will boost support across US | Technology

Counting is currently under way for the historic union election at Amazon’s warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama, and union organizers and leaders throughout the labor movement are hoping the effort will help galvanize support for workers and unions in the south and across the US. Tevita Uhatafe, 35, a member of Continue Reading

‘Reclaim These Streets’ and rubber duck rallies: human rights roundup – in pictures | Global development- Tempemail

A mural at a government clinic in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, depicts, from right, the prime minister, Muhyiddin Yassin; its health director general, Noor Hisham Abdullah, and a health worker. Human Rights Watch has urged the government to revoke its ‘fake news’ law, which makes it a criminal offence to create, Continue Reading

Facebook, Google and Twitter CEOs face disinformation grilling in Congress – live | Technology- Tempemail

The testimony will come after signs that the new administration of Joe Biden is preparing to take a tougher line on the tech industry’s power, especially when it comes to the social media platforms and their role in spreading misinformation and conspiracy theories. The question every politician should be asking Continue Reading

Small number of Facebook users responsible for most Covid vaccine skepticism – report | Technology

A small subset of Facebook users is reportedly responsible for the majority of content expressing or encouraging skepticism about Covid-19 vaccines, according to early results from an internal Facebook study. The study, first reported by the Washington Post, confirms what researchers have long argued about how the echo chamber effect Continue Reading

Silicon Valley’s Stripe valued at $95bn after fundraising | Technology

The digital payments firm Stripe has been valued at $95bn after a funding round that makes the company the most valuable private business to come out of Silicon Valley. The company, which is dual-headquartered in San Francisco and Dublin, raised $600m (£430m) from investors including Ireland’s Tempemail Treasury Management Agency, Continue Reading

Electricity needed to mine bitcoin is more than used by ‘entire countries’ | Technology

It’s not just the value of bitcoin that has soared in the last year – so has the huge amount of energy it consumes. The cryptocurrency’s value has dipped recently after passing a high of $50,000 but the energy used to create it has continued to soar during its epic Continue Reading

‘We deserve more’: an Amazon warehouse’s high-stakes union drive | Technology

Darryl Richardson was delighted when he landed a job as a “picker” at the Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama. “I thought, ‘Wow, I’m going to work for Amazon, work for the richest man around,” he said. “I thought it would be a nice facility that would treat you right.” century Continue Reading