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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
Hilary Osborne / The Guardian:
UK payday lender Wonga says personal data of up to 270K customers may have been stolen in a data breach   —  Personal details from hundreds of thousands of accounts may have been illegally accessed, admits payday lender  —  More than a quarter of a million customers of payday loan firm Wonga …
Apr 10, 2017, 8:05 AMIn context
Sam Levin / The Guardian:
US Department of Labor says in court that it found “systemic” pay disparities against women at Google; Google disputes findings, says gov't provided no data   —  Allegations of possible employment violations emerge at court hearing as part of lawsuit to compel company, a federal contractor, to provide compensation data
Apr 7, 2017, 10:20 PMIn context
Sam Thielman / The Guardian:
Interview with Tim Berners-Lee on his 2016 ACM A.M. Turing Award, the recent privacy vote, clickbait, and online advertisements   —  As the world wide web creator accepts the prestigious Turing award, he talks to Sam Thielman about the US Congress's rollback of privacy rules and fake news
Apr 4, 2017, 10:15 PMIn context

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