From the archives: Why Silicon Valley billionaires are prepping for the apocalypse in New Zealand – podcast | News

We are raiding the Audio Long Reads archives and bringing you some classic pieces from years past, with new introductions from the authors. This week, from 2018: How an extreme libertarian tract predicting the collapse of liberal democracies – written by Jacob Rees-Mogg’s father – inspired the likes of Peter 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

The hidden cost of the craze for non-fungible tokens | Australia news

Over the past few months a technological craze has swept the internet: the buying and selling of non-fungible tokens, or NFTs. This process uses blockchain technology to sell things like digital art, memes, tweets and videos, with NFTs from big name artists and entrepreneurs selling for millions of dollars. Laura Continue Reading

Far-right supporters move to open source to evade censorship | World news

On 8 December last year, a Frenchman called Laurent Bachelier gave away a total of 28.5 bitcoins – worth $556,000 – to 22 people. On the same day, he killed himself. In suicide notes written in French and English, he explained that the burden of illness (he suffered from a Continue Reading

Style with a twist: stars turn to playful pigtails to tame lockdown hair | Fashion- Tempemail

With an appointment at a professional hairdressers now a distant memory, stylish women have taken to creative ways to tame their lockdown locks. The latest solution is a hairstyle more commonly associated with schooldays: pigtails. Grown-up, glamorous women have taken to wearing plaits. Kim Kardashian West, famous for her long Continue Reading

Why has the Brazilian butt lift become so popular? – podcast | Life and style- Tempemail

Rachel Humphreys talks to Guardian writer Sophie Elmhirst about the increasing popularity of the Brazilian butt lift (BBL) which is the fastest-growing cosmetic surgery in the world. Since 2015, the number of butt lifts performed globally has grown by 77.6%, according to a recent survey by the International Society of 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

Bitcoin’s market value exceeds $1tn after price soars | Technology

Bitcoin hit a new high on Friday, giving it a market value of more than $1tn for the first time. Bitcoin rose 6.4% during trading on Friday to reach an all-time high above $55,000, and was on track for a weekly gain of about 14%. The surge took its market Continue Reading