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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
Sam Thielman / The Guardian:
After accidents, Tesla has selectively released driver data logs to media that even drivers can't access, raising concerns over privacy, incomplete storytelling   —  The luxury car maker is quick to divulge data to suggest its technology was not responsible for crashes but refuses to let drivers themselves see the data logs
Apr 4, 2017, 5:30 AMIn context
Haroon Siddique / The Guardian:
Number of incidents in UK involving drones reported to police is up over 12x in past 2 years to 3,456; allegations include burglary “scoping” exercises   —  Complaints to police include claims of burglary ‘scoping’, mid-air near-misses and the smuggling of contraband into prisons
Apr 3, 2017, 3:25 PMIn context

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