Facebook is coding a whole new class system | Arwa Mahdawi

February 16, 2018

Forget income the new class signifiers are internet-connected devices and home ownership, according to the social network Facebook Facebook is coding a whole new class system Last modified on Tue 13 Feb 2018 17.00EST Share via Email Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Class according to Facebook Photograph: Guardian Design Team If you do your shopping on Ocado and have a penchant for avocados, youre probably fairly posh, right? In…

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You can say what you like on Twitter as long as youre US president | Christian Christensen

January 11, 2018

Is the social media company so relaxed about Trumps tweets because it gains so much from them, asks Christian Christensen, journalism professor at Stockholm University What does it take to get kicked off of Twitter, even for just one day? How about issuing to 46 million followers recent blogpost, Twitter wrote that: Blocking a world leader from Twitter or removing their controversial tweets would hide important information people should be…

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Google cancels staff meeting after Gamergate-style attack on employees

August 11, 2017

Firing of James Damore, architect behind contentious anti-diversity memoranda, flickers ire from alt-right reminiscent of 2014 Gamergate harassment campaign Google nullified a company-wide fit on Thursday after several of its employees became objectives of a Gamergate-style campaign of provocation by internet trolls feelings by the firing of an designer who had written a contentious memo about diversity. We had hoped to have a frank, open discussion today as we ever…

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BAMTech valued at $3.75 billion following Disney deal

August 9, 2017

BAMTech, the company that powers streaming for MLB, HBO, NHL, WWE, and now, Disneys and ESPNs upcoming streaming services, is valued at $3.75 billion following Disneys new investment. This afternoon, Disney announced it would acquire an additional 42 percent stake in the streaming infrastructure provider for $1.58 billion. The company last year had invested $1 billion in BAMTech, giving it a minority stake (33%). The earlier deal had included an…

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Netflix and Amazon on edge as Disney plans own streaming service

August 9, 2017

Studio will pull all titles from rivals and try to corner market in family-friendly fare from 2019 Disney is to pull its movies from Netflix and take on the streaming company with the launch of its own service from 2019, showing family-friendly fare such as the Toy Story films, Frozen and its forthcoming sequel, and The Lion King. The move is being seen as a potential major challenge to Netflix,…

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#AintNoCinderella: Indian women mock politician who blamed stalking victim

August 9, 2017

Women share photos of themselves staying out after midnight after party official said woman chased in her car late at night had brought it on herself Indian women have been posting images of themselves out after midnight with defiant messages after a male politician suggested a woman who was chased in her car by two men shouldnt have been gone out so late in the night. Varnika Kundu claimed she…

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GoldieBlox agreed to pay $1m to charity in Beastie Boys settlement

August 3, 2017

Argument over 'fair use' of Girls song ended in March with deal to donate to STEM education for girls. By Stuart Dredge In March, the Beastie Boys revealed in a document filed as part of a separate copyright infringement lawsuit between the Beastie Boys and Monster Energy, using several Beastie Boys songs in a 2012 snowboarding video without approval from the band. The GoldieBlox video, which reworked the original sexist…

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‘No more brilliant jerks’ Arianna Huffington ushers in the new Uber

August 1, 2017

While Huffington doesnt want to be Ubers next CEO, shes been putting in the hard yards trying to turn the companys tarnished reputation around The next Uber CEO will be charged with sweeping up multitudes of corporate sins. In their in-tray will be a daunting array of problems and issues to resolve in the wake of Travis Kalanicks high-profile departure last month. These include rehabilitating the company internally and externally…

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Facebook addresses Silicon Valley’s affordable housing crisis

July 10, 2017

The social networking business which has been criticised for exacerbating the housing crisis in Menlo Park is to build 1,500 apartments Facebook is to build its own village of 1,500 homes for workers struggling to pay soaring rents as the housing crisis in Silicon Valley deepens. The social networking company has submitted plans to the local council to create a new neighbourhood of homes, shops and a public plaza across…

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Pakistan: man sentenced to death for blasphemy on Facebook

June 11, 2017

Taimoor Raza was found guilty of reviling the prophet Mohammed during an justification on social media with a counter-terrorism official A Pakistani man has been sentenced to fatality for committing blasphemy on Facebook, the first sentence on bills arising from social media. Judge Shabbir Ahmad Awan handed down the conclusion in Bahawalpur, around 600 km( 372 miles) south of fund Islamabad, perceiving Taimoor Raza guilty of reviling the prophet Mohammed,…

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