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Google, Facebook and Twitter face proposed law regulating election ads

Google, Facebook and Twitter face proposed law regulating election ads

7 hours ago   |   SiliconBeat   |   4 articles

With Facebook making promises to address a lack of transparency regarding political ads, Google and Twitter are now under pressure, a new report said.
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Breaking: Uber loses its license to operate in London

Breaking: Uber loses its license to operate in London

22 hours ago   |   The Next Web   |   17 articles

London's transport authority, Transport for London , has said it will not renew Uber's license to operate in the city, which expires September 30. In a statement shared on its...
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Slack is down for many users around the globe

Slack is down for many users around the globe

1 day ago   |   The Next Web

Relax, your colleagues aren't going to think you're slacking: Slack is down for many users around the globe. It remains unclear what is causing the issue, but a slew of users...
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Taylor Swift's fans make the best online sleuths. What can they teach me about social media?

1 day ago   |   The Guardian

Many celebrity gossip devotees double as internet detectives, reading whole worlds into a ‘favourite' or unfollow. There's a lesson in that for all of us Taylor Swift's fans...
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FCC rule change says you have fast internet - but you don't

FCC rule change says you have fast internet - but you don't

1 day ago   |   The Next Web

The FCC might be changing its standards for high-speed internet, but not in a way that benefits anyone who doesn't have it. The Commission filed a notice of inquiry last month...
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EU paid for a report that concluded piracy isn't harmful - and tried to hide the findings

EU paid for a report that concluded piracy isn't harmful - and tried to hide the findings

1 day ago   |   The Next Web   |   2 articles

Back in 2014, the European Commission paid the Dutch consulting firm Ecorys 360,000 euros to research the effect piracy had on sales of copyrighted content. The final report...
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Zadie Smith says using social media would threaten her writing

1 day ago   |   The Guardian

Novelist tells interviewer that avoiding Twitter and Instagram protects her ‘right to be wrong', which would be inhibited by instant public reaction Zadie Smith has spoken of...
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Twitter to meet Congressional panel probing 2016 election

2 days ago   |   Reuters   |   2 articles

Twitter Inc representatives will meet with the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence staff next week in relation to inquiries into the 2016 U.S. presidential election, a...
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This hacker really, really wants people to hide their ID badges when they're on the bus

This hacker really, really wants people to hide their ID badges when they're on the bus

2 days ago   |   The Next Web

Tom Van de Wiele, a security researcher with F-Secure in Denmark, has an interesting project. The Belgian-born researcher has taken to photographing people with their company...
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10 inspirational DrawingWhileBlack artists

10 inspirational DrawingWhileBlack artists

2 days ago   |   Creative Bloq

Social media is the place to be if you're an artist looking to get involved with a community, share work and get noticed. We've already seen how month-long challenges and...
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London is open.except for Uber - Mayor Sadiq Khan says firm should ‘play by...

London is open.except for Uber - Mayor Sadiq Khan says firm should ‘play by the rules'

Uber has sensationally been stripped of it's London operating license , with TfL ruling that the ride-hailing app company will be barred from operating within the M25. The... Read more ...

Sometimes the internet is good - at least, to this 8-year-old girl who loves...

Sometimes the internet is good - at least, to this 8-year-old girl who loves bugs

As I hate bugs with every cell of my body, it's rare that a bug story makes me feel toasty inside. But thanks to Sophia Spencer, an 8-year-old girl who adores bugs, I'm... Read more ...

How to do influencer marketing right on Instagram

How to do influencer marketing right on Instagram

The evolving nature of the marketing landscape can be tough to keep up with. Every week, it feels like there is a new strategy to follow. And even then, it can be challenging... Read more ...

Microsoft and Facebook finish laying massive transatlantic internet cable

Microsoft and Facebook finish laying massive transatlantic internet cable

Microsoft and Facebook have finished laying a massive transatlantic internet cable connecting the U.S. to Europe. Finishing a project that began a year ago , Microsoft and... Read more ...

You Now Can Enable Two-Factor Authorization On Nintendo Online Accounts

You Now Can Enable Two-Factor Authorization On Nintendo Online Accounts

Today, Nintendo has instituted an app authenticator for your online Nintendo account, a security measure that makes it far more difficult for other people to access your... Read more ...

Walmart tests delivering, putting groceries away in your fridge

Walmart tests delivering, putting groceries away in your fridge

Walmart is testing such a service in partnership with a couple of Bay Area tech startups: Smart-lock maker August Home and delivery startup Deliv. Read more ...

T-Mobile, Sprint reportedly close to signing merger deal

T-Mobile, Sprint reportedly close to signing merger deal

T-Mobile US and Sprint Corp are close to agreeing on merger terms by the end of October. SoftBank, controller of Sprint, is expected to own between 40% and 50% of the combined... Read more ...

You Now Can Enable Two-Factor Authorization On Nintendo Online Accounts

You Now Can Enable Two-Factor Authorization On Nintendo Online Accounts

Today, Nintendo has instituted an app authenticator for your online Nintendo account, a security measure that makes it far more difficult for other people to access your... Read more ...

One Video: Wreath by Perfume Genius

One Video: Wreath by Perfume Genius

Every week, a slew of new music videos hits the web. Watching them at your desk is not time theft because you deserve it; think of it as a nice reward for surviving another... Read more ...

Learn everything about Microsoft Office and Microsoft Excel - for under $50

Learn everything about Microsoft Office and Microsoft Excel - for under $50

Now's the time to really learn the full capabilities of Microsoft Office as well as its spreadsheet-friendly flagship program Microsoft Excel with this eLearnExcel and... Read more ...