China’s ‘splinternet’ will create a state-controlled alternative cyberspace

Cyberspace is one huge, unregulated mess. A virtual wild west where sophisticated criminal gangs ply their trade alongside multinational companies, spy agencies, activists,...

Nina Oyama: the funniest things I have ever seen (on the internet)

Look, I’m not going to lie: I am Extremely Online. I logged on as a child at some point in the late 90s...

Sound Heap review – one podcast to spoof them all

In 2018, John-Luke Roberts’s Edinburgh show consisted entirely of names of hitherto unheard-of Spice Girls. He’s up to something similar with Sound Heap,...

Cyber-attack targets world’s largest meat-processing company

A cyber-attack on the world’s largest meat-processing company has forced it to halt all US operations while it scrambles to restore functionality.JBS, which...

Stressed-out Amazon workers can now access ‘mindfulness’ training. Gee, thanks | Jessa Crispin

Amazon has recently launched its Working Well program, with services designed to improve the mental, physical and spiritual wellbeing of its employees and...

Amazon US customers given one week to opt out of mass wireless sharing

Amazon customers have one week to opt out of a plan that would turn every Echo speaker and Ring security camera in the...

China jails blogger who 'slandered' dead in India border clash

A Chinese court has jailed a popular blogger over posts suggesting the death toll among Chinese soldiers in a China-Indian border clash last...

Overconfident of spotting fake news? If so, you may be more likely to fall...

Are you a purveyor of fake news? People who are most confident about their ability to discern between fact and fiction are also...

‘Silicon Six’ tech giants accused of inflating tax payments by almost $100bn

The giant US tech firms known as the “Silicon Six” have been accused of inflating their stated tax payments by almost $100bn (£70bn)...

Work is where your laptop is: meet the globetrotting digital nomads

Samantha Scott does not miss her daily commutes in London, particularly “the dread of having to wake up and get on the tube,...

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