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Olivia Solon / The Guardian:
Global Voices pans Facebook's Free Basics after studying app in six markets, finding broad data collection and weaknesses in languages and local content   —  Free Basics, built for developing markets, focuses on ‘western corporate content’ and violates net neutrality principles, researchers say
Jul 30, 2017, 3:00 PMIn context
Miles Brignall / The Guardian:
UK regulator says Airbnb customers who leave early or decide not to to stay in accommodation will be able to leave a review starting August 31   —  Accommodation website to allow guests who leave before the end of stay to post comments in bid to expose poor-quality listings
Jul 27, 2017, 3:10 PMIn context
Graham Ruddick / The Guardian:
Amazon says it plans to expand its London-based R&D department from 450 to 900 people as part of expansion of UK workforce to 24K staff by end of 2017   —  Company will increase number of workers focusing on Prime Video service in capital from 450 to 900
Jul 25, 2017, 5:30 PMIn context
Samuel Gibbs / The Guardian:
Microsoft Paint, first released with Windows 1.0 in 1985, to be “removed or deprecated” in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update; Paint 3D to remain   —  Long-standing basic graphics editing program, used throughout childhoods since the 1980s, has been marked for death
Jul 24, 2017, 11:25 AMIn context
Paul Chadwick / The Guardian:
The Guardian rolls back much of its WhatsApp backdoor story, which was decried by 70+ experts, but will leave it online with a note highlighting deficiencies   —  The Guardian was wrong to report last January that the popular messaging service WhatsApp had a security flaw so serious that it was a huge threat to freedom of speech.
Jun 28, 2017, 11:15 AMIn context
Jon Henley / The Guardian:
Ransomware attack affecting Windows machines hits Russian oil giant Rosneft, many Ukrainian banks, Ukrainian firms and utilities including state power service   —  Ukraine's government, banks and electricity grid hit hardest by cyber-attack, but companies from Saint-Gobain in France to Rosneft in Russia also affected
Jun 27, 2017, 11:43 AMIn context
The Guardian:
Cyberattack on UK parliament email accounts forces security team to disable remote access; investigation is ongoing   —  House of Commons spokesperson says it is investigating after unauthorised attempts were made to access user accounts  —  Parliament has been hit by a “sustained and determined” …
Jun 24, 2017, 2:45 PMIn context
Graham Ruddick / The Guardian:
Facebook launches Online Civil Courage Initiative in UK to fight hate speech and extremist content, will train and support charities and anti-terror groups   —  Firm's Online Civil Courage Initiative, already launched in Germany and France, aims to help charities and NGOs identify and eliminate hate speach
Jun 23, 2017, 5:55 AMIn context
Olivia Solon / The Guardian:
Last year a Facebook bug exposed the personal profiles of 1,000+ content moderators to administrators of the groups with removed terrorist content   —  A security lapse that affected more than 1,000 workers forced one moderator into hiding - and he still lives in constant fear for his safety
Jun 16, 2017, 12:20 PMIn context
Sam Levin / The Guardian:
Report on cost of misinfo campaigns: $6K for about 40K “high-quality” likes, $5K for 20K comments, while creating and populating social media groups costs ~$40K   —  Fake News Machine research comes amid increasing concern about hacking elections and the ways that fake news on social media has manipulated voters
Jun 14, 2017, 2:35 PMIn context

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