Public funds should be used to rescue local journalism, says report

Local news coverage could disappear unless the government provides direct financial support, according to an independent report on the future of the British media, which warns the industry’s collapse poses a threat to the “long-term… Read More

Google Removes ‘Don’t Be Evil’ Clause From Its Code of Conduct

#Google’s unofficial motto has long been the simple phrase “don’t be evil.” But that’s over, according to the code of conduct that Google distributes to its employees. The phrase was removed sometime in late April… Read More

Tim Berners-Lee: we must regulate tech firms to prevent ‘weaponised’ web

Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the world wide web, has called for large technology firms to be regulated to prevent the web from being “weaponised at scale”. “In recent years, we’ve seen conspiracy theories trend… Read More

Germany to force Facebook, Google and Twitter to act on hate speech

In Germany, which has some of the toughest laws around hate speech – including prison sentences for #Holocaust denial and inciting hatred against minorities – political frustration with tech companies’ refusal to take responsibility for… Read More

Hillary Clinton’s Mega-Donors Are Also Funding Jeb Bush – The Daily Beast

After all, why support just #Hillary Clinton or just Jeb Bush when you can hedge your bets and donate to both? This seems to be the thinking of a group of powerful men and women—racetrack… Read More