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Lindell continued to perpetuate baseless claim that Trump won the US presidential electionTwitter has permanently banned My Pillow chief executive Mike Lindell, after he continued to perpetuate the baseless claim that Donald Trump won the 2020 US presidential election. Related: Attorney in Mike Lindell martial law plan denies knowing of pro-Trump plot Continue reading... [...]
Company has faced growing calls to better combat misinformation, particularly after the 2020 presidential electionTwitter will allow users to flag and annotate misleading or inaccurate tweets in ongoing efforts to address misinformation on the platform. Continue reading... [...]
Company attempts to chart middle ground between Apple's privacy-first approach and the needs of advertisersGoogle has announced a plan to tackle privacy issues in online advertising, as the company attempts to chart a middle ground between Apple's privacy-first approach and the needs of advertisers – including itself.Google will use AI to bundle an individual user with similar visitors in an attempt to convince users that they don't need to block all tracking on the internet [...]
Lou Mensah explains why the new season of her podcast about art, race and identity examines the defining images of 2020 and beyond, from BLM protests to Vogue covers and Trump supportersLou Mensah spent the 1990s working in PR but her favourite part of the job was not the to and fro with clients. What she really liked was meeting and briefing photographers. So when she fell ill at one point, a friend gave her [...]
Top sound, noise-cancelling and comfort with long battery life, plus connection to two devices at onceSony's top of the line noise-cancelling headphones have long had a winning formula and the latest edition has a much-requested addition – multiple device connectivity – to make them the best of class.The WH-1000XM4 have an RRP of £350 and on initial inspection little has changed for the fourth edition of the 1000X line, with its understated design. The high-quality [...]
Electric car maker was $6 a share when Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust started buying, now it's $846 Elon Musk has made so much money from Tesla that he is now the richest person on the planet. However, the second-biggest winners are investors in an Edinburgh-based investment fund that began backing Musk's electric car company in 2013.Baillie Gifford's investments in Tesla have made an extraordinary $29bn (£21bn) for investors including pension funds, foundations and charities, according [...]
Seeking marmalade makers | Taking on tech giants | Covid terms | SpringI am puzzled as to why there have been no letters from readers making marmalade, considering the amount of correspondence last year. Am I to assume so much was made that supplies have not needed to be replaced? Or is there a shortage of Seville oranges in some areas? I have had no problem buying them from my local greengrocer. Where are you, [...]
Poorly-executed change to terms of service sends messaging app's subscribers flocking to competitors A poorly explained update to its terms of service has pushed WhatsApp users to adopt alternative services such as Signal and Telegram in their millions.The exodus was so large that WhatsApp has been forced to delay the implementation of the new terms, which had been slated for 8 February, and run a damage limitation campaign to explain to users the changes they [...]
The Facebook-owned messaging service has been hit by a global backlash over privacy. Many users are migrating to Signal or Telegram. Should you join them? Earlier this month, WhatsApp issued a new privacy policy along with an ultimatum: accept these new terms, or delete WhatsApp from your smartphone. But the new privacy policy wasn't particularly clear, and it was widely misinterpreted to mean WhatsApp would be sharing more sensitive personal data with its parent company [...]
Can a virtual four-day art class come anywhere close to visiting the famous archipelago? Maybe not, but for our writer it turns out to offer something far more valuableThe creature comes into view quite slowly. It's like staring into the bushes, realising there is something there, then picking out its parts, assembling the whole that, suddenly, magically, comes alive and steps gently forward. A giant tortoise. Mary-Anne, our guide, laughs: “A tortoise's mouth always remind [...]