‘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

The trolling of Katie Price shows attitudes to working class women are still stuck in the 1980s- Tempemail

In 1987, legendary pop duo Mel and Kim were adamant that “we ain’t never gonna be respectable (respectable)” – as if dancing about in berets was the height of unrespectability in the late 80s. Never has the inability to command respect seemed so much fun.   I’m not sure much Continue Reading

The Force re-awakens: Ubisoft working on new open-world Star Wars game | Games

Ubisoft is working on a new open-world Star Wars adventure, the company has revealed. Development will be handled by the French publisher’s Massive studio, previously responsible for the online shooter series, Tom Clancy’s The Division. According to a report by Wired, production of the game is still in the early Continue Reading

WhatsApp is Working on “Read Later” Feature – Tempemail

WhatsApp is working on an “Archived Chats” replacement – called “Read Later”, reports WABetaInfo. Image sourced from WABetaInfo This new feature is expected to include improved “Archived Chats” functionality through “Vacation Mode” which will keep chats archived even when new messages are received. WhatsApp Begins Rolling Out Disappearing Message Feature Continue Reading

Google to lease extra 70,000 sq ft in UK offices despite remote working | Technology

Google is to lease an additional 70,000 sq ft in office buildings close to its £1bn new UK headquarters in London, despite telling all of its 4,500 UK staff that they will be working from home until at least July 2021. The US tech giant, which is in the process Continue Reading

WhatsApp is Working on an Expiring Media Feature – Tempemail

Whatsapp is reportedly working on a feature that would allow users to delete an image or video from someone else’s phone once it’s been viewed. According to WABetaInfo, users will be able to use this feature by selecting the ‘View Once’ option when sending media. Once the recipient views the Continue Reading