One more thing re: “privacy concerns” raised by the DCMS fake new report…

A meaty first report by the UK parliamentary committee that’s been running an inquiry into online disinformation since fall 2017, including scrutinizing how people’s personal information was harvested from social...

Deliveroo’s ‘flexible’ labor model likened to 20th century dockyards

A report into the pay and conditions for riders delivering food for gig economy platform Deliveroo has urged the company to commit to offering a form of worker status to...

3D printed guns are now legal… What’s next?

More posts by this contributor How President Trump could abuse big data and the surveillance state How Intel missed the iPhone revolution On Tuesday, July 10, the DOJ announced a landmark settlement with...

MallforAfrica and DHL launch MarketPlace Africa global e-commerce site

More posts by this contributor Nigerian logistics startup Kobo360 accepted into YC, raises $1.2 million Breaking down France’s new $76M Africa startup fund MallforAfrica and DHL are giving African merchants a global stage. This...

Researchers find that filters don’t prevent porn

In a paper entitled Internet Filtering and Adolescent Exposure to Online Sexual Material, Oxford Internet Institute researchers Victoria Nash and Andrew Przybylski found that Internet filters rarely work to keep...

Trov launches its on-demand personal property insurance services in the U.S.

Trov, the on-demand personal property insurance service, is launching in the U.S., the company announced today. Trov’s first port of call in the U.S. will be Arizona. The service is already...

Celebrity funds from Jay Z, Will Smith and Robert Downey Jr. are backing a...

Ethos, the company that bills itself as making life insurance accessible, affordable and simple, has officially come out of stealth with an $11.5 million investment led by on of the...

Audit of NHS Trust’s app project with DeepMind raises more questions than it answers

A third party audit of a controversial patient data-sharing arrangement between a London NHS Trust and Google DeepMind appears to have skirted over the core issues that generated the...

Dixons Carphone discloses data breach affecting 5.9M payment cards, 105k of which were compromised

European electronics and telecoms retailer Dixons Carphone has revealed a hack of its systems in which the intruder/s attempted to compromise 5.9 million payment cards. In a statement put out today it...

Cambridge Analytica’s Nix said it licensed ‘millions of data points’ from Acxiom, Experian, Infogroup...

The repeat grilling by the U.K. parliament’s DCMS committee today of Alexander Nix, the former CEO of the now ex company Cambridge Analytica — aka the controversial political and commercial ad...

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Phononic raises a cool $40 million to make quiet, spacious refrigerators

Refrigeration and air conditioning used to require vapor compressors, chemicals like Freon, fans, water chillers or passive heat...