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Renewables made more electricity than coal in Europe in 2017

Log in or create a free account<p>Connect with:<p>Create an account for free access to:<p>A selection of articles hand-picked by the editors available only to …

FBI paid Geek Squad ‘informants’ to search computers for child porn, says court filing

Multiple technicians with Best Buy’s Geek Squad repair service received hundreds of dollars from the FBI in exchange for seeking child pornography on customers’ computers, according to court documents reviewed by <i>The Washington Post</i>. These filings raise questions about how close a relationship the …

FBI Director Comey: 'no such thing as absolute privacy'

If you're wondering how the director of the FBI can justify advising that you tape over your webcam while also asking for backdoor access to iPhones, check out his keynote speech at the 2017 Boston Conference on Cyber Security. As James Comey sees it, Americans should not expect "absolute privacy" …

The bad things that happen when algorithms run online shops

Smart software controls the prices and products you see when you shop online – and sometimes it can go spectacularly wrong, from causing offence to destroying livelihoods.<p>It was a warm, breezy Saturday morning in Melbourne, two years ago. Michael Fowler had just shut down his laptop after spending …

Germany to Require More Women on Corporate Boards

The largest German corporations will soon be required to ensure that women represent at least 30% of the members on their supervisory boards under a …

Angela Merkel

Does social media really bring us closer to the reality of conflict?

When I was 19 I read about Plato's Theory of Forms. The theory, crudely put, argues that everything exists in a metaphysical realm in its ideal form, and that everything we have on Earth is a poor attempt to imitate the ideal. So, a cat on Earth is a poor imitation of the ideal cat; and a picture …

How more paternity leave will spell less discrimination against women, writes Caroline Criado-Perez. "Women of child-bearing age are less likely to be employed because companies don't want to risk the extra cost:" http://gu.com/p/3k5b6/fb

How are women changing the face of African politics? In September, national elections in Rwanda saw women take 64% of seats in parliament, the highest level of female representation of any country in the world. “The rapid advance in gender equality in Rwanda was hastened by necessity," Donatille Mukabalisa, the Speaker of Rwanda’s parliament. "Women had no choice but to take the lead in healing a society that was broken and fractured after the 1994 genocide.” Find out more about Africa's gender revolution: http://forumblog.org/2013/10/how-africas-women-are-challenging-men-for-the-top-jobs/ Photo: Antony Njuguna

Say hello to Tesco's new advertising push: the supermarket giant is installing new screens that select ads based on the age range and gender of customers above the checkouts in 450 petrol stations. The system tracks which customers are typically in the queue at certain times, and then runs ads based on the real time data. More here: http://fw.to/q7FkFPR Photo: Daniel Jones

UN schemes finance school places for girls in 15 sub-Saharan countries. NGOs have got involved too. Camfed, a charity, now pays for almost 100,000 girls to be educated in Ghana, Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. But a new paper suggests that such initiatives are not enough to end sexual inequality in African education http://econ.st/19fBBM6

John Kerry admits US spying has 'reached too far'

US secretary of state promises some US spying practices will end as global outrage at surveillance builds<p>John Kerry, the US secretary of state, has admitted that some of America's spying activities have "reached too far".<p>He said many of the surveillance practices were carried out "on automatic …

GCHQ and European spy agencies worked together on mass surveillance

The German, French, Spanish and Swedish intelligence services have all developed methods of mass surveillance of internet and phone traffic over the past five years in close partnership with Britain's GCHQ eavesdropping agency.<p>The bulk monitoring is carried out through direct taps into fibre optic …

Why aren’t there more women in the boardroom? “In the US, Fortune 500 businesses with three or more women on their boards have 53% higher return on equity, 42% higher return on sales and 66% higher return on invested capital than those that don’t.” Following the publication of our Global Gender Gap 2013 report, Kay Koplovitz explains why getting more women into the boardroom makes economic sense. http://forumblog.org/2013/10/the-business-case-for-more-women-in-the-boardroom/ REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

Where are women on top?

IN MOST countries, most of the time, men have it easier than women. Last week the World Economic Forum (WEF), a club of rich movers and shakers, …

The Global Gender Gap Report 2013

Do Fitness Apps Invade Your Privacy?

Find out just what app developers can do with your data<p>You'd freak if you Googled your name and your weight popped up, right? Or what if the number of calories you ate yesterday (including that Oreo binge you'd like to forget) was public knowledge? Luckily, this hasn't happened—yet—but if you use …

Human genome sequencing: the real ethical dilemmas

Good science fiction always tries to be thought-provoking about the present, not just the future. Rarely has this been accomplished as successfully as in Andrew Nicoll's movie Gattaca. Released in 1997, just as the sequencing of the human genome neared completion, this dystopian vision portrayed a …

As Court Releases Files In Case Alleging Google Tracked UK Safari Users, Search Giant Wants To Move Case To U.S.

Some new developments this weekend in the case of 12 people in the UK who want to sue Google for secretly tracking their online activity by working around privacy settings in Apple’s Safari web browser. The UK courts released court documents related to the case, giving for the first time more …

Are we living in a golden age for journalism? That depends on how you define gold

Are we living in a new “golden age for journalism?” In the past few days, two prominent new-media players have tried to make the case that we are: …

Smart glass may mean it is curtains for window blinds

A 'smart' window that can block out sunlight or heat at the flick of a switch may make blinds and curtains redundant.<p>Scientists have created a material that can selectively block out visible light or heat when an electric voltage is applied across it.<p>By mixing the tiny crystals of the material with …

Scientists breed glow-in-the-dark rabbits in an effort to improve treatments for life-threatening illnesses http://t.gu.com/nUE9l Photograph: University of Hawaii

'Disney Princesses For Equal Pay' Is Brilliant, Hilarious And Informative

All women want equal pay -- even Disney princesses.<p>Jenny Joslin and Annette Mia Flores of production company Texpats came up with a hilarious and creative way to raise awareness about the wage gap. Because who doesn't like Disney?<p>In "Disney Princesses For Equal Pay" Ariel, played by Joslin, …

There’s nothing social about social media

The little boys with their dirty talk have brought on a fully fledged crisis of confidence<p>Our lives have been transformed by technology (again). Public debate is now dominated by social media, right? So everybody who owns a mobile phone has as much of a chance to influence the national discourse as …

An Open Letter to My Fellow Gay Men: We Need a Woman's Consent Too

When I was growing up as a gay boy in Youngstown, Ohio, my mother always said, "Son, you must operate in this world intentionally, you must treat others with respect, and you must keep your hands to yourself." As a child, all I wanted to do was play with my Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots and Easy-Bake …

How Bikes Prevent Rape and Empower Girls in Rural Cambodia

Susan B. Anthony once said, "I think [the bicycle] has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world. It gives a woman a feeling of …

How true are films about state snooping?

<b>Stories of surveillance have been cinema fodder for decades. Given what we know about how real-life spies work, how closely do these sometimes fanciful tales resemble reality?</b><p>The story of Edward Snowden - the intelligence contractor who leaked information about secret government surveillance …

Turkey protests: how activists stay one step ahead with social media

Turkish activists are evading the authorities thanks to innovative use of the internet, while hacker group Anonymous announces further attacks on government assets. Jennifer O'Mahony reports on the battle for information in Turkey.<p>Turkey's prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan described Twitter as …

Aiming To Make You More Productive, Focus@Will Launches A Music App For iOS

I’ve always been impressed by people who can listen to music while they write. I mean, I’ll do it every once in a while, especially when one of my co-workers is being particularly distracting, but in general I’ve found that music just slows me down.<p>Well, there’a startup called focus@will aiming to …

Test tube burger created in laboratory

Scientists create test tube burger grown in a laboratory... but would you really want to eat it?<p>Hamburger built from strands of beef muscle tissue …