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Immigration has been good for Britain. It’s time to bust the myths

Migrants create jobs rather than take them. Far from squeezing hospitals and schools, they subsidise and staff them. The real damage is caused by austerity<p>Cut the niceties. Skip the jargon. Let us speak the plain truth, however ugly. What is driving this country headlong into a chaotic and …

United Kingdom

Senators Force A Vote That May Ultimately Reverse FCC, Restore Net Neutrality

If the effort makes it through the chamber, tougher battles await.<p>Prodded by Democrats, the Senate is set late next week to vote on what could be the first step toward restoring net neutrality rules.<p>The Federal Communications Commission repealed the protections in December despite widespread public …

Net Neutrality

2017 年全球遊戲市場收入年增逾 14%,騰訊連 5 年居冠

財經網引用 GameLook 報導,據市場研調公司 Newzoo 透露,2017 年全球收入最高的 25 家遊戲發行商總收入達到 941 億美元,年增 29%。其中,中國廠商有 4 家進入前 25 名,分別是騰訊、網易、完美世界和三七互娛,且僅騰訊一家就占據了全球遊戲市場總收入的 15%。<p>這些數字表 …

Facebook 被爆特別小組可觀看使用者資料,隱私通知有差別待遇 | T客邦

在 Facebook 公司內部有個小組,有權限觀看任何用戶的個人資料,但用戶不會收到任何通知或提示,如果被連線觀看頁面所有者正好是 Facebook 員工,則會透過內部系統發出資料被觀看的通知。<p>據知情人士透露,當 Facebook 工作人員連進同事 Facebook 個人資料時,該同事在公司的內部系 …

This Is How a Newspaper Dies

It’s with a spasm of profits.<p>For a preview of the newspaper industry’s coming death, turn your gaze to Colorado, where the withering and emaciated <i>Denver Post</i> finds itself rolling in profits.<p>The <i>Post’s</i> controlling owner, “vulture capitalist” Randall Smith, has become journalism’s No. 1 villain for …

Journalism

美大學研發特製油漆,讓牆壁一秒化身「隱形監視器」輕鬆捉姦

加州超越英國躍居全球第五大經濟體,當地房價驚漲

英國衛報 4 日報導,加州經濟規模已超越英國躍居全球第五大。報導指出,加州人口雖僅有 4,000 萬,低於英國的 6,500 萬,但其 GDP 規模(2.7 兆美元)已超越英國(2.6 兆美元)。<p>2016 年至 2017 年期間美國加州 GDP 增加 1,270 億美元,同一時間英國經濟產出則是呈現 …

Subscription hell

Another week, another paywall. This time, it’s Bloomberg, which announced that it would be adding a comprehensive paywall to its news service and television channel (except TicToc, its media partnership with Twitter). A paywall was hardly a surprise, but what was surprising was the price: the …

Televisions

中国的世界政治雄心

在经济以及军事开支上,中国已是全球第二大国;但在外交政治上,中国仍缺乏整体战略。<p>(德国之声)中国主席习近平自信满满。他建议,要将大国关系建立在一种新的基础上,即由美国和中华人民共和国组成"G2世界",引领全球。<p>2016年以来,习近平主席一再提出"中国方案",即中国模式- 威权型一党制加经济自由,-为 …

Net neutrality not dead yet as Democratic senator attempts long-shot arcane procedure to save it

You might have thought net neutrality was dead – at least, outside of a few states defying the FCC to pass their own laws or rules. But one senator believes that there is still a chance to save it, using an arcane congressional procedure …<p><i>The Verge</i> explains how it could work.<p>On May 9th, Sen. Ed …

Net Neutrality

中国解放军到底有多厉害?

中国是世界第二大军费大国,北京斥巨资用于军备升级。要不了多久,中国在军事上或能对美国构成挑战。<p>(德国之声中文网)4月18日,中国在台湾海峡举行了自2015年以来的首次军演。此举既旨在警告台独,也是北京展示最新军事科技的舞台。习近平上台后,中国的军备得到了广泛的升级,另外,军事结构也进行了调整。习近平 …

Vilifying Facebook is pointless — we need to take responsibility for our data

In the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, all eyes are on Facebook and its data privacy practices. From policy-makers to financial markets, the reactions have been surprise and disapproval. Yet, collecting and monetizing user data has been standard <i>modus operandi</i> for the majority of today’s …

Privacy

Twitter also sold data access to Cambridge Analytica-linked researcher

Since it was revealed that Cambridge Analytica improperly accessed the personal data of millions of Facebook users, one question has lingered in the minds of the public: What other data did Dr. Aleksandr Kogan gain access to?<p>Twitter confirmed to The Telegraph on Saturday that GSR, Kogan’s own …

Cambridge Analytica

UK among the worst in western Europe for press freedom

Latest global ranking places Britain behind Uruguay, Samoa and Chile for restrictions on reporters<p>The UK has one of the worst environments for press freedom in western Europe, according to a global ranking that places Britain below the likes of Uruguay, Samoa, and Chile for restrictions on …

Freedom of the Press

中國科技巨頭大搞性別歧視,還把「女神」當徵才誘餌

性別歧視是科技界普遍存在的嚴重問題,從矽谷、竹科到上海無一倖免。非政府組織人權觀察發表的報告顯示,包括阿里巴巴、華為和騰訊在內的中國科技巨頭都在招募員工時歧視女性。有些職缺就明寫著只接受男性,有些職缺則要求女性要有好看的外表和一定的身高,甚至還把漂亮女性當成徵才誘因,簡直是明目張膽的性別歧視。<p>《「限 …

China's Weibo Just Walked Back A Ban On LGBT Content After Users Protested

Thousands of Weibo users protested by using hashtags like #IAmGay and #IHaveGayFriends, while many shared selfies and personal stories.<p>China's Weibo, the popular Twitter-like microblog site, has said it will not suppress LGBT content as planned, following a public outcry.<p>Thousands of Weibo users …

China

How to save your privacy from the Internet’s clutches

Another week, another massive privacy scandal. When it’s not Facebook admitting it allowed data on as many as 87 million users to be sucked out by a developer on its platform who sold it to a political consultancy working for the Trump campaign, or dating app Grindr ‘fessing up to sharing its …

Privacy

First past the post leaves UK elections uniquely vulnerable to data hijack

Amid all the coverage of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, the real danger has hardly been mentioned: an electoral system that is wide open to manipulation.<p>Facebook among 30 organisations in UK political data inquiry<p>Read more<p>Because the UK uses first past the post, our general election actually …

United Kingdom

NCC 核定中華電信光世代用戶降價,月租費降幅最高可達2.8%

NCC於 3日核定中華電信股份有限公司調降固定通信業務之光世代電路業務零售批發價及國內數據電路、網際網路雙方互連批發價業務資費案,對於消費者來說,最直接的感受就是依照申請的頻寬,最高降幅可達2.8%,而這項方案回溯自 4 月 1 …

大頻寬、高速率、低延遲!5G 讓虛擬真正成為現實

「環顧四周一片雪白,你屏住呼吸、從高處開始往下滑,速度不斷加快,到達跳台尾端,然後一鼓作氣地起跳……經歷一段短暫的空中飛行後,你成功落地、接受觀眾的歡呼。」這樣的場景,讓你以為身在一場跳台滑雪比賽,但其實你只是戴上虛擬實境(Virtual Reality)頭盔,跟著奧運選手一起來了趟刺激的滑雪之旅。<p>…

脸书个资遭窃人数上修至8000万

先前脸书(Facebook)公布5000万用户个资遭到非法使用,开启该公司高层一连串发文、上电视、登报的道歉举措。今天,脸书又把这个数字上修。<p>(德国之声中文网) 脸书的用户资料遭到英国公司剑桥数据(Cambridge Analytica)非法使用,遭到外界抨击。今天,脸书上修遭窃用户数至8700万名 …

Facebook Says Cambridge Analytica Harvested Data of Up to 87 Million Users

WASHINGTON — Facebook on Wednesday said that the data of up to 87 million users may have been improperly shared with a political consulting firm connected to President Trump during the 2016 election — a figure far higher than the estimate of 50 million that had been widely cited since the leak was …

Cambridge Analytica

Facebook confirms it spies on your Messenger conversations

Facebook revealed this week that it’s scanning users’ Messenger conversations – including text chats, pictures, and links – in an effort to ensure that people play by its rules.<p>CEO Mark Zuckerberg first spilled the beans in an interview with Vox’s Ezra Klein, in which he brought up an incident …

NCC 核定中華電固網降價,逾 342 萬戶受惠

國家通訊傳播委員會(NCC)3 日核定中華電信調降固定通信業務光世代電路零售價月租費,降幅約 2.58%~2.8% 不等,預估受惠用戶數 342.8 萬戶,新方案回溯自 4 月 1 日實施。<p>國家通訊傳播委員會 3 日召開第 795 次委員會議,決議核定中華電信股份有限公司調降固定通信業務光世代電路業 …

BBC事實核查:究竟是誰提出了中國「新四大發明」

高鐵、移動支付、電子商務和共享單車,中國沒有發明任何這些技術,但是在廣泛應用上一直領先。

Comcast's 'Compromise' On Net Neutrality Is Just The FCC Rules It Spent Millions To Kill

For years, internet service providers in the US have maintained that they support net neutrality while the industry spends hundreds of millions of …

What do Russian trolls fear most? Transparency

Piecing together how Russian trolls have been using social media to disrupt authentic electoral democracies is a slow and disjointed business. But, little by little, help is available to try to understand what has been happening. Societies that value the many purposes of public debate cannot be …

Social Media

Social media ad spend to overtake TV's in spite of Facebook woes

Cambridge Analytica scandal unlikely to diminish sector’s dominance, says eMarketer<p>More money will be spent advertising on social media networks than on the entire TV ad market within two years, according to a new report.<p>The report predicts that Mark Zuckerberg will shake off any potential …

AdTech

Emily Bell thinks public service media today has its most important role to play since World War II

The ability of the media to secure democracy is being challenged by great disruptions: ad funding doesn’t work that well anymore and large, non-transparent platforms are increasingly central in our information flow. Emily Bell, director of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia, thinks …

Mark Zuckerberg pens major Facebook manifesto on how to burst the bubble

Mark Zuckerberg deleted a potentially controversial reference to monitoring the private messages of users from the 5,700-word manifesto he published on the future of Facebook – and the world – this week.<p>The letter, posted to the Facebook CEO’s profile page on Thursday, outlines the challenges faced …

Social Media