July 9, 2020

Facebook removes pages linked to Roger Stone and Jair Bolsonaro in separate moves

Facebook has suspended numerous pages linked to the longtime Trump adviser Roger Stone as well as a network of accounts associated with Brazilian president, Jair Bolsonaro, in separate moves to tackle disinformation and fake accounts on the platform.The company on Tuesday took down 50 personal and professional pages connected to Stone and his associates, including [...]
July 9, 2020

Dell XPS 13 2020 review: a fantastic but flawed laptop

Dell’s XPS 13 squeezes more screen, more power and even Windows Hello face recognition into a tiny frame, but trips up over software issues. The XPS 13 is Dell’s top-of-the-line compact laptop and starts at £1,349. Various models with different processors, storage and screen resolutions are available. The XPS line is where Dell shows off [...]
July 9, 2020

Facebook decisions led to serious setbacks for civil rights – report

Facebook’s decisions over the last nine months have resulted in “serious setbacks for civil rights,” according to the damning conclusion of a two-year-long audit commissioned by the social network to review its impact on the world. The final report, which focuses primarily on decisions made since June 2019, praises Facebook’s move to ban American advertisers [...]
July 8, 2020

\’It\’s hitting their pockets\’: a lead organizer on the biggest corporate boycott in Facebook\’s history

Facebook is facing the biggest corporate boycott in the company’s history. Following a call from advocacy groups working under the umbrella Stop Hate for Profit, more than 300 advertisers have pledged not to spend money on the platform for the month of July. Although the boycott is unlikely to sink the company, it has received [...]
July 8, 2020

Uber to launch London commuter boat service with Thames Clippers

Uber is to extend its reach in London by taking to the water, with the Thames Clippers commuter service to be rebranded Uber Boat and bookable through the US company’s app.A formal partnership will be launched this summer, allowing Uber users to book a Thames river journey through the app, and board using a QR [...]