In India, Facebook prefers business over hate-speech: WSJ report

Singh, a member of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), had not only violated the company’s hate-speech rules but was also designated as “dangerous”, a designation that takes into account a person’s off-platform activities, the paper reported, quoting unnamed current and former Facebook employees familiar with the matter.

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Bath stay in contention as Spencer and Dunn inspire victory over London Irish

A dream start, then, to Spencer’s Bath career, but he allowed his forwards to take over for the next half an hour or so. Tom Dunn was the beneficiary with two further tries, as Bath opened up a 17-0 by the 22nd minute. The Exiles were powerless, as Bath took advantage of a penalty count […]

Apple stumbled into a war with the gaming industry, and the future of iOS is at stake

In many ways, this is yet another chapter in the ongoing Apple antitrust saga. Critics, regulators, and developers are more concerned than ever that Apple is exerting undue influence over the app makers on its platform, even as it builds its own products and services that compete with those of its developers. Apple has the […]

In 2014, Russia’s Olympian efforts were dwarfed by Ukraine crisis

Next up was eastern Ukraine, where small groups of saboteurs with links to Moscow began seizing buildings and declaring “people’s republics” in a crude mirror image of the Maidan movement. With the new authorities in Kiev slow to offer real concessions to the Russian-speaking east, and even slower to realise the threat of what was […]

Skullgirls 2nd Encore gets a new character in 2021

“The amount of animation and design work needed to develop a character for mobile is only 60-70 per cent of the work needed for a full 2nd Encore character (not accounting for all of the overhead that comes with a new content release for consoles),” Hidden Variable, Lab Zero, and Autumn Games explained back in […]

Entire cities could fit inside the moon’s monstrous lava tubes

 Right now, the immediate challenge is gathering more information about the intact lava tubes on the moon and Earth. Right now, researchers can only identify them from satellite images of skylights or collapses. But differentiating a skylight from a simple hole in the ground is tricky. Researchers look for angled images of the holes that […]

How to Disable “Recommended by Pocket” Stories in Firefox

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Silver Fern Ameliaranne Ekenasio speaks out about social injustices, race and sporting taboos

“At the very core of my journey was I lost my mum. For such a long time I was her carer, and I was always on edge about how she was and any break or down time I had I would fly back to be with her. So, really, my entire world was about her,” […]

‘Eat out to help out’ discounts in UK boost coronavirus-hit restaurants

Paul Duran runs a café usually bustling with office workers, tourists and locals. Despite offering half-price food on his already under-10-pound meals, Duran has hardly seen customers. Hidden away on a quiet street near London’s King Cross St Pancras international station, which houses the capital’s Eurostar terminal, he fears for the future of his business.