In China, GitHub Is a Free Speech Zone for Covid Information

On the Chinese internet, global social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter are banned, and domestic platforms like WeChat and Weibo are strictly monitored. But GitHub, known to some Chinese internet users as the “last land of free speech in China,” remains accessible. Chinese authorities cannot censor individual projects, because GitHub uses the HTTPS protocol, […]

Column: Remote work is here to stay. Here’s how to make it work

Nothing online can be 100 percent secure. But as Luis Corron, the technical director of PandaLabs points out, as adults we can help secure their digital life as best as we can. Corron suggests setting up parental controls on devices, web browsers, and all apps that children access. He also recommends using anti-virus software; reviewing the […]

Tuesday briefing: Brexit talks head for bitter end

Another Belarus politician taken – Germany and Britain have demanded answers after the senior Belarusian opposition figure Maria Kolesnikova was reportedly snatched off the street in central Minsk. Kolesnikova was taken along with members of the Coordination Council, which was set up to seek a peaceful transfer of power amid widespread rejection of a presidential […]

Wednesday briefing: England under rule of six

Sport Gareth Southgate said that Mason Greenwood and Phil Foden have to regain his trust before he considers calling them up for England again after the pair missed a dire goalless draw against Denmark. In Stockholm, Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo rattled home a superb first-half free kick against Sweden for his 100th international goal – and […]

Friday briefing: Rio Tinto CEO quits after cave furore

US reels amid wildfires – More than 500,000 people in Oregon, amounting to more than 10% of the population, have been forced to evacuate as unprecedented wildfires rage across the state. Overnight the president, Donald Trump, made an emergency declaration approving federal assistance. Wildfires in the American west have killed at least 15 people and […]

Katy couple’s Buc-ee’s photo shoot brings love, Beaver Nuggets together

Several other locations turned them down before they arrived at Katy’s massive Buc-ee’s location. The staff at the gas station accommodated the trio with enthusiasm, even offering to shine up the kolache case, Boyd said.

Happiest Minds: An IPO that flew under the radar in startup land

At his home in Koramangala, where conducted most of his meetings then, he’d dribble out bits of information about the new company that he was building. Over the years, I’ve had the opportunity to meet him several times. And a few things stood out for me. First, he was always judicious with time. This meant […]

UK Spy Agency GCHQ Officially Joins Twitter to Talk More About Itself

In a statement this morning, GCHQ’s Director of Communications, Andrew Pike, said the organization was joining social media to ”use its own voice to talk directly about the important work we do in keeping Britain safe.” The response online was overwhelmingly cynical and sarcastic, with many suggesting that GCHQ had been “following” social media users for quite some time already, and poking fun […]

Alice Rawsthorn’s cultural highlights

Thrashing around one of the Tate Modern Tanks is a giant robotic marionette, which is destroyed bit by bit by being bashed repeatedly against the concrete floor. Like all the work of the US artist Jordan Wolfson, it forces us to confront ominous aspects of contemporary life. He modelled the marionette on Mark Twain’s Huckleberry […]

The Apprentice star Jessica Cunningham talks telling daughters of their dad’s suicide

The reality TV star added: “My eldest, she was a real daddy’s girl, and it’s just not something you think you are going to have to deal with. “They saw him every other weekend, and Poppy adored her dad. She was the last one to wake up in the morning and as soon as I […]