Public support nationalising apps like Deliveroo and Uber to improve working conditions- Tempemail

There is strong public support for taking “platform” apps such as Deliveroo and Uber into public ownership if they fail to improve pay and conditions for their workers, new polling has found. A study of opinion conducted by researchers at Oxford University found a ratio of nearly two-to-one (41 per Continue Reading

Whistleblowers reveal chaotic and ‘dangerous’ working conditions at lab behind Covid testing fiasco- Tempemail

Whistleblowers from a Covid lab that sent out thousands of incorrect test results across England have shed new light on the site’s chaotic working conditions, revealing how machines were poorly maintained, concerns over quality control dismissed and untrained staff regularly “left to their own devices”. Samples at the privately run Continue Reading

Tesco website and app working again following suspected hack- Tempemail

Tesco’s website and app are up and running again after a suspected hack. The outage, which left customers struggling to shop for groceries or track orders, began on Saturday morning and continued into Sunday. A spokesperson said: “Our online grocery website and app are now back up and running. Our Continue Reading

Oxford scientists working on new Covid vaccine to target Delta variant- Tempemail

A new and modified version of the Oxford vaccine is being developed to target the Delta coronavirus variant, The Independent understands, in the wake of rising infections in the UK and the highest daily death toll since March. Early work has been started by members of Professor Dame Sarah Gilbert’s Continue Reading

BT down: Internet and email not working for thousands of users- Tempemail

BT appears to be suffering an outage, with users complaining of being unable to connect to broadband internet. Website health monitor DownDetector registered thousands of reports on Thursday morning. Service appeared to go down at around 11am, with some users receiving a message saying their internet service provider (ISP) is Continue Reading

QNAP Working on Patches for OpenSSL Flaws Affecting its NAS Devices – Tempemail

Network-attached storage (NAS) appliance maker QNAP said it’s currently investigating two recently patched security flaws in OpenSSL to determine their potential impact, adding it will release security updates should its products turn out to be vulnerable. Tracked as CVE-2021-3711 (CVSS score: 7.5) and CVE-2021-3712 (CVSS score: 4.4), the weaknesses concern Continue Reading

‘Fake’ Twitter users rush to Amazon’s defence over unions and working conditions | Amazon

Sign up for the Guardian Today US newsletter A surge of “fake” Twitter accounts have emerged to defend Amazon and push back against criticism of working conditions at the company amid a fiercely fought union election for the Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama. Many of the account handles start with Continue Reading

Eliot Higgins: ‘People accuse me of working for the CIA’ | Investigative journalism- Tempemail

Eliot Higgins launched Bellingcat in summer 2014, days after the Russian military shot down Malaysian Airlines MH17 over eastern Ukraine. The online outfit has broken a series of international scoops. In 2018 it discovered the identities of the two undercover assassins who poisoned Sergei Skripal in Salisbury. Last year Bellingcat Continue Reading

No more fomo: top firms turn to VR to liven up meetings | Working from home

Staff at accounting giant PricewaterhouseCoopers have been holding meetings in odd places: the top of skyscrapers, inside swanky penthouse apartments and even luxury ski chalets. All without leaving the comfort of their own homes. That is the new normal for a growing number of workers at PwC, which is buying Continue Reading

Facebook moderators ‘told not to discuss working conditions’ | Facebook

Facebook has been accused of using nondisclosure agreements to try to build a “wall of secrecy” and prevent its moderators from discussing working conditions with Leo Varadkar, the Irish tánaiste (deputy PM). The moderators claim that Facebook warned them they could not break a nondisclosure agreement (NDA) they had signed Continue Reading