We must work harder to separate fact from fiction, says Tim Davie | Tim Davie- Tempemail

The problem posed by disinformation online is increasingly serious, the BBC’s director general has said. Tim Davie told the Radio Times: “Traditional journalism has been playing catchup in the disinformation world.” He added that 2020 has repeatedly highlighted the dangers of the internet as conspiracy theories about coronavirus and the Continue Reading

The bias battle: how software can outsmart recruitment prejudices | Work & careers

It’s no surprise that decades ago, you were more likely to get a job if your name was Smith rather than Singh – as anti-racism campaigners found. In these more enlightened times, companies have strategies to beat a kneejerk reaction to an unfamiliar name, the “wrong” gender, or the suspect Continue Reading

The story of the year: remote work- Tempemail

The coronavirus pandemic has caused sudden, sweeping change around the world. The necessary social distancing measures are having an impact on all of us. One large part of society that has been affected by these measures more than others is the employed. While direct customer facing businesses like restaurants and Continue Reading

Dark web crime: how Australia’s powerful new warrants would work | Australian security and counter-terrorism

For months, the home affairs minister, Peter Dutton, has been calling for new powers to police the dark web. In August, the government’s cybersecurity strategy promised legislative powers and technical capabilities to “deter, disrupt and defeat the criminal exploitation of anonymising technology”. The bill was aimed at paedophiles seeking to Continue Reading

I tried hacking my life with Instagram gadgets. Did it work? | Life and style

If, like me, you’ve been involuntarily participating in this wild ride people are calling “the pandemic”, you may have experienced the same embarrassing urge as I have. Which is to fill the wide, empty void in your life with things: gadgets, gizmos, subscriptions, speakers, a little brush for your facial Continue Reading

Facebook moderators forced to work in Dublin office despite high-tier lockdown | Technology

Facebook moderators working for one of the company’s Dublin-based contractors are being forced to go into the office, even as Ireland returns to its highest tier of Covid lockdown, after their employer categorised them as “essential workers”. Staff with personal shielding requirements are exempt from the order, but those with Continue Reading

Buying Tech Gadgets To Stay Productive As You Work From Home – Tempemail

When the world’s biggest work-from-home experiment started at the beginning of the year, no one thought it would stay around for so long. Unbelievably, a large number of companies plan to make it a permanent arrangement. Most of them will have to continue it for a foreseeable future. The bottom Continue Reading

Pompeo: US removing ‘untrusted’ Chinese apps to protect Covid vaccine work – video | US news- Tempemail

The US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, says the Trump administration wants the removal of ‘untrusted’ Chinese apps from service in the country. Calling popular social media platforms TikTok and WeChat dangerous, Pompeo also raised concerns around data theft of intellectual property, including potential Covid-19 vaccines, through cloud-based services. Speaking Continue Reading