A different sort of car for Trump’s motorcade | Brief letters

A different sort of car for Trump’s motorcade | Brief letters

Morris Travellers | Birthdays column | Children’s books | ‘Gordon Bennett’ | Badgers Next time: the presidential motorcade to be Morris Minor Travellers (Letters, passim).Jonathan StanleyGodmanchester, Cambridgeshire • After the terrible visit of the misogynistic President Trump it was pleasant to see the Guardian celebrating the birthdays of 20 women out of a total of… Continue reading A different sort of car for Trump’s motorcade | Brief letters

Bitmoji: the emoji avatar app taking on Apple and Facebook

Bitmoji: the emoji avatar app taking on Apple and Facebook

The co-founder of the most downloaded iOS app of 2017 welcomes competition from big tech It might not be marked in your diary, but 17 July is World Emoji Day. Why? Because, if you’re on an Apple or Google platform, that’s the date the calendar emoji shows. To mark the occasion, Apple replaced all of… Continue reading Bitmoji: the emoji avatar app taking on Apple and Facebook

Artificial intelligence will be net UK jobs creator · finds report

Artificial intelligence will be net UK jobs creator, finds report

AI and robotics forecast to generate 7.2m jobs, more than will be lost due to automation Artificial intelligence is set to create more than 7m new UK jobs in healthcare, science and education by 2037, more than making up for the jobs lost in manufacturing and other sectors through automation, according to a report. A… Continue reading Artificial intelligence will be net UK jobs creator, finds report

Facebook protects far-right activists even after rule breaches

Facebook protects far-right activists even after rule breaches

C4 Dispatches documentary finds moderators left Britain First’s pages alone as ‘they generate a lot of revenue’ Leading far-right activists have received special protection from Facebook, preventing their pages from being deleted even after a pattern of behaviour that would typically result in moderator action being taken. The process, called “shielded review”, was uncovered by… Continue reading Facebook protects far-right activists even after rule breaches

Airbnb warned it breaches EU rules over pricing policy

Airbnb warned it breaches EU rules over pricing policy

Accommodation service told it needs to be clearer on total cost including fees and charges Airbnb has been found in breach of EU law and given until the end of the summer to ditch a range of practices, including that of belatedly applying additional fees to the prices it promotes online. The accommodation service has… Continue reading Airbnb warned it breaches EU rules over pricing policy