WeWork taps Lemonade to offer insurance to WeLive members

October 08, 2018 at 12:00PM WeWork has partnered with Lemonade to provide renters insurance to WeLive members. WeLive is the residential offering from WeWork, offering members a fully-furnished apartment, complete with amenities like housekeeping, mailroom, and on-site laundry, on a flexible rental schedule. In other words, bicoastal workers or generally nomadic individuals can rent aContinue reading “WeWork taps Lemonade to offer insurance to WeLive members”

Facebook’s UK tax bill rises to £15.8m – but it is still under 1% of sales

October 08, 2018 at 01:14PM Margaret Hodge MP says it is ‘outrageous’ how little tax company pays in Britain Facebook paid £15.8m in tax in the UK last year after making a profit of £62.7m on record British sales of £1.27bn. The social media giant’s accounts show that while Facebook increased its UK income byContinue reading “Facebook’s UK tax bill rises to £15.8m – but it is still under 1% of sales”

Conor McGregor vs Khabib: Video highlights of fight and brawl spread across Twitter and YouTube, despite piracy crackdown

October 08, 2018 at 12:36PM Hundreds of illegal feeds of UFC 229 allowed fans to watch the fight online for free Conor McGregor vs Khabib: Video highlights of fight and brawl spread across Twitter and YouTube, despite piracy crackdown …

This is not fine

October 08, 2018 at 10:16AM https://giphy.com/embed/NTur7XlVDUdqM A UN report compiled by a coalition of international climate and policy experts has warned that “rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society” are required if global warming is to be limited to just 1.5°C. The report also sets out some of the dire consequences forContinue reading “This is not fine”

Facebook scam message tries to trick people into thinking their account has been ‘cloned’ with fake friend requests

October 08, 2018 at 08:50AM ‘I actually got another friend request from you yesterday’ Facebook scam message tries to trick people into thinking their account has been 'cloned' with fake friend requests …

UK high court blocks mass privacy action against Google

October 08, 2018 at 10:39AM Tech company faced claims it gathered personal data from more than 4m iPhone users The high court has blocked a mass legal action against Google over claims that it collected sensitive personal data from more than 4 million iPhone users. Mr Justice Warby, sitting in London, announced his decision onContinue reading “UK high court blocks mass privacy action against Google”

Bird-brained computers stand in the way of the voice search revolution | John Naughton

October 07, 2018 at 07:00AM Smart speakers such as Amazon’s Echo won’t answer our search queries until they acquire an understanding of natural language Type “What is the future of search?” into Google and in 0.47 seconds the search engine replies with a list of sites asking the same question, together with a note thatContinue reading “Bird-brained computers stand in the way of the voice search revolution | John Naughton”

The Californian policeman helping the Philippines tackle child abuse

October 08, 2018 at 07:00AM Derek Seeker quit US law enforcement to join an anti-trafficking charity. Now based in the Philippines, he is part of a team striving to protect children from online predators In 2015, police entered the home of Alain Charlwood-Collings, a 39-year-old man from Tiverton in Devon. On his home computer theyContinue reading “The Californian policeman helping the Philippines tackle child abuse”

British paedophiles target children in poor countries for online abuse

October 08, 2018 at 07:00AM National Crime Agency warns of challenge to safeguarding posed by live streaming and other tech advances Tens of thousands of British citizens who pose a sexual threat to children online are increasingly seeking out victims in poor and war-torn countries, the nation’s top law enforcement agency has said. The PhilippinesContinue reading “British paedophiles target children in poor countries for online abuse”

Graham Linehan given police warning after complaint by transgender activist

October 07, 2018 at 05:56PM West Yorkshire force tell Father Ted co-writer not to contact Stephanie Hayden after row on Twitter Graham Linehan, the co-writer of the sitcom Father Ted, has been given a verbal harassment warning by police after a complaint by a transgender activist. Linehan was told by West Yorkshire police not toContinue reading “Graham Linehan given police warning after complaint by transgender activist”

UK accuses Kremlin of ordering series of ‘reckless’ cyber-attacks

October 04, 2018 at 12:01AM Foreign Office increases pressure on Russia after Skripal poisoning The British government has directly accused Russian military intelligence of being behind a spate of “reckless and indiscriminate cyber-attacks” carried out on the orders of Vladimir Putin’s Kremlin, including the hacking in 2016 of the US Democratic National Committee headquarters. TheContinue reading “UK accuses Kremlin of ordering series of ‘reckless’ cyber-attacks”

How we live now: photographs that capture the 21st century

October 07, 2018 at 09:00AM Civilisation, a new photography exhibition and accompanying book, is an ambitious attempt to document the human experience of the modern world What does the 21st century look like? What are the resonant images of a civilisation that aspires to be global? These kinds of questions were the starting point forContinue reading “How we live now: photographs that capture the 21st century”

Venom: what is a one-star film like in 4D?

October 07, 2018 at 04:21AM Luckily it hasn’t got a complicated plot – or much sex. Hold the popcorn tight and prepare to get wet Before Venom in 4D starts we are told that it is not a wise idea to leave the cinema mid-screening as we could be injured by a flying chair orContinue reading “Venom: what is a one-star film like in 4D?”

Police drone finds girl, 16, who called 999 to report rape

October 06, 2018 at 05:59PM Teenager was able to describe her surroundings in Boston to Lincolnshire police A teenage girl who did not know where she was and called 999 to report that a man had raped her was found after police deployed a drone equipped with a thermal imaging camera. The 16-year-old called emergencyContinue reading “Police drone finds girl, 16, who called 999 to report rape”