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The Guardian:
Cybersecurity researcher @MalwareTechBlog accidentally finds kill switch to stop spread of WannaCry malware by registering domain hardcoded into malware   —  Expert who stopped spread of attack by activating software's ‘kill switch’ says criminals will ‘change the code and start again’
May 12, 2017, 11:10 PMIn context
Damien Gayle / The Guardian:
Multiple hospitals across UK hit by ransomware attack, locking staff out of their computers and forcing hospitals to divert emergency patients   —  Many hospitals having to divert emergency patients, with doctors reporting messages demanding money … Hospitals across England have been hit …
May 12, 2017, 11:12 AMIn context
Sarah Butler / The Guardian:
Amazon plans to open new 60K sq. ft. R&D center in Cambridge, UK and will triple R&D team size to 550   —  Hundreds of specialists in speech science and ‘knowledge engineering’ to be recruited at new tech development centre in the city … Amazon is to more than triple its research …
May 4, 2017, 2:10 PMIn context
Owen Bowcott / The Guardian:
UK parliamentary committee suggests fines for social media companies, including Twitter and Facebook, that fail to remove illegal or extremist content   —  An inquiry by the Commons home affairs committee condemns technology companies for failing to tackle hate speech
May 1, 2017, 2:20 PMIn context
Sam Levin / The Guardian:
Sexism, racism, and bullying are driving people out of tech, a study by Kapor Center and Harris Poll finds   —  A first-of-its-kind report analyzed the reasons why tech workers leave their jobs, and found a common thread of sexual harassment, bullying and stereotyping
Apr 30, 2017, 8:10 AMIn context
The Guardian:
Turkey blocks Wikipedia under law designed to protect national security   —  Users trying to access online encyclopaedia via Turkish internet providers receive ‘connection timed out’ error message … Turkey has blocked Wikipedia, the country's telecommunications watchdog has said …
Apr 29, 2017, 10:35 AMIn context
Sam Levin / The Guardian:
Airbnb signs agreement with California to allow regulators to audit hosts for racial discrimination   —  San Francisco-based company reached an agreement with California's housing agency amid complaints of guests being rejected for their race  —  Airbnb will allow the government to test …
Apr 28, 2017, 1:25 PMIn context
Robert Booth / The Guardian:
Uber to offer UK drivers sickness, jury, and injury cover in return for £2-a-week fee, months after tribunal ruled that drivers are employees, not self-employed   —  Move likely to cost several million pounds a year is firm's latest bid to head off criticism over conditions for its 40,000 UK drivers
Apr 27, 2017, 1:15 PMIn context
Samuel Gibbs / The Guardian:
Thai man broadcasts killing his 11-month-old child with Facebook Live; the two clips, garnering 112K and 258K views, were taken down after 24 hours   —  Distressing footage of murder of 11-month old in Thailand was accessible to Facebook users for approximately 24 hours before being taken down
Apr 25, 2017, 2:43 PMIn context
Rajeev Syal / The Guardian:
UK government report finds failure to collect VAT from Amazon and eBay on some sales cost the government £1B to £1.5B in lost revenue during 2016   —  HMRC saw more than a billion pounds in revenue lost last year in sales tax not paid by retailers outside the EU, report finds
Apr 19, 2017, 12:25 PMIn context

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