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We will be compiling news from the Digital Marketing world as well as some of the latest Internet News and Trends here.
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- Sat, 23 Oct 2021 15:00:44 +0000: Whistleblowing requires courage, but don’t expect Facebook to change its ways | John Naughton - Internet | The Guardian
Frances Haugen’s ‘testimony tour’ of revelations about the tech company makes good copy, but will its executives listen?
If you wanted a paragon of astute, thoroughly modern whistleblowing, then Frances Haugen is your woman. She is the former Facebook employee who revealed that the company knew about the harm that some of its products, especially Instagram, were causing but did little or nothing about them because it prioritised growth and revenue above all else.
A good CV is essential to establish your street cred and Haugen ticks all the Silicon Valley boxes. A degree in electrical engineering? Check. An MBA from Harvard? Check. Specialised in algorithmic management? Check. Experience with, and knowledge of, ranking algorithms at a number of tech companies? Check (Google, Pinterest, Yelp). And of course you’ll have held down a substantial position in the company about which you are blowing the whistle. Again, Haugen ticks that box: at Facebook, she was the lead product manager on the civic misinformation team, which dealt with issues of democracy and misinformation; she later worked on counterespionage.Continue reading...
- Sat, 23 Oct 2021 11:26:57 +0000: Nadine Dorries commits to online safety reforms in memory of David Amess - Internet | The Guardian
Culture secretary says online hate has ‘poisoned public life’ and pledges fines for platforms that amplify hateful content
The culture secretary has condemned online hate, which she said has “poisoned public life”, as she pledged to bring in sweeping legislation in memory of the late MP David Amess.
Nadine Dorries said her former Conservative colleague’s killing, just over a week ago, may not have been prevented by an online abuse crackdown but “brought into sharp relief” the threats posed to MPs and others who are in the public eye.Continue reading...
- Fri, 22 Oct 2021 05:00:27 +0000: Best podcasts of the week: more supernatural spookiness with the creator of the Battersea Poltergeist - Internet | The Guardian
Danny Robins returns to examine listeners’ freaky real-life tales. Plus: Radiolab pays homage to the cassette tape, and Home/Front tells the story of an unusual anti-war activist
“Are you Team Believer or Team Sceptic?” asks Danny Robins of The Battersea Poltergeist fame, as he launches his 15-part podcast about supernatural encounters. After appealing to listeners for stories, a team of experts examine their freaky tales. Whichever side you’re on, listening to a levelheaded non-believer who’s still haunted by an evil apparition from 40 years ago certainly gives you something to think about. Hannah Verdier
- Thu, 21 Oct 2021 11:00:04 +0000: ‘Everybody’s excited’: Amazon workers in Staten Island to file for union vote - Internet | The Guardian
Amazon Labor Union bids to create independent group – but workers say the company has openly opposed their effort
Amazon workers plan to file for a union election with the National Labor Relations Board next Monday, after months of organizing and collecting over 2,000 union authorization cards from employees at a warehouse in New York City.
The move will be the latest bid to organize a union at Amazon – which has opposed unionization of its huge workforce – by a labor movement seeking to flex its muscles as the US economy emerges from the pandemic.Continue reading...
- Wed, 20 Oct 2021 17:13:35 +0000: Pinterest shares soar amid reports of $39bn takeover by PayPal - Internet | The Guardian
- Pinterest approached about possible deal, Bloomberg reports
- Financial firm PayPal has benefited from online shopping boom
PayPal is reportedly exploring the acquisition of social media company Pinterest, according to Bloomberg News.
PayPal, the financial technology company based in San Jose, California, recently approached Pinterest about a potential deal that would value Pinterest at roughly $39bn, according to Bloomberg. The price is close to its market value on Wednesday. PayPal has a market cap of $304bn.Continue reading...
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