- September 28, 2022We can’t combat Islamophobia without dismantling white supremacy
The recent Forde report found widespread Islamophobia, antisemitism, and anti-Blackness in the political sphere. Is anything going to be done about it? Probably not. … Read more By Maryam Jameela
- September 27, 2022Support payments for those seeking asylum have dropped almost one third in the last 20 years
Asylum Support payments have dropped by 27% since 2022, according to figures published by the Migration Observatory at the University of Oxford. The Migration … Read more By Tom Anderson
- September 27, 2022Corporate media silent over Labour Files as Al Jazeera delays part three
THIS ARTICLE WAS UPDATED AT 8:50PM ON TUESDAY 27 SEPTEMBER TO REFLECT AL JAZEERA RELEASING THE FINAL EPISODE OF THE DOCUMENTARY. Al Jazeera‘s The … Read more By Steve Topple
- September 26, 2022Islanders win historic victory against Australia over climate crisis inaction
A group of people from the Torres Strait Islands won a massive victory on 23 September. The UN Human Rights Committee ruled on a … Read more By Tracy Keeling
- September 26, 2022Transphobia reaches new heights as trans charity Mermaids is targeted on social media
Monday 26 September has seen many outraged transphobes posting on social media, in uproar about the trans charity Mermaids. It seems that everyone who … Read more By Eliza Egret
- September 14, 2022Imposed Insanity – Royalty, Propaganda And The Coming Catastrophe
If every single high-profile journalist, politician and priest is currently expressing heartfelt devotion to Britain’s deceased, 96-year-old monarch, it is not because she ‘served’ her country diligen …
- July 11, 2022The Great Merger – The Rise Of Oligarchical Politics
Millions of people in the UK are beset by insecurities and worries about the rising cost of living. Fuel and energy prices are escalating, variously blamed on Brexit, Covid, and the war in Ukraine. A …
- July 6, 2022Why There Is No Public Sense Of A Climate Crisis
Rousseau wrote: ‘We have physicists, geometricians, chemists, astronomers, poets, musicians and painters in plenty; but no longer have a citizen among us.’ Increasingly, now, we do have citizens among …
- June 22, 2022Don’t Extradite Assange
Last Friday’s decision by UK Home Secretary Priti Patel to authorise the extradition of Julian Assange to the United States is both deeply shameful and unsurprising. Her action paves the way for Assan …
- June 14, 2022If You Are Dancing To Save The World, Your Dance Is Destroyed
Have you ever ambled back from your favourite watering hole, enjoying the peace of the night, only to have your tranquillity trashed by a shrill call of nature that intensifies the closer you come to …
- September 27, 2022Burning Books (or Rather Book Companies)
No one listened better than Studs. For those of you old enough to remember, that’s Studs Terkel, of course. The most notable thing about him in person, though, was this: the greatest interviewer of h …
- September 25, 2022Nickel and Dimed (2011 Version)
I completed the manuscript for Nickel and Dimed in a time of seemingly boundless prosperity. Technology innovators and venture capitalists were acquiring sudden fortunes, buying up McMansions like the …
- September 22, 2022The Nightmare of Military Spending on an Overheating Planet
On October 1st, the U.S. military will start spending the more than $800 billion Congress is going to provide it with in fiscal year 2023. And that whopping sum will just be the beginning. According t …
- September 20, 2022Donald Trump’s Document Grab
Thanks to Donald Trump, secrecy is big news these days. However, as political pundits and legal experts race to expose the layers of document-related misdeeds previously buried at his Mar-a-Lago esta …
- September 18, 2022As Falls Russia, So Falls the World
Here’s a nightmare scenario: Unable to recruit enough soldiers from the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin takes North Korean leader Kim Jong-un up on his recent offer to send 100,000 North Koreans to …
Privacy International News
- September 28, 2022Preliminary statement on Kenya's election in collaboration with The Carter Center Election Expert Mission
- September 21, 2022PI's submission on the working draft of the WHO’s Pandemic prevention, preparedness and response accord
- September 15, 2022Securing Privacy: PI on End-to-End Encryption
- September 15, 2022Privacy International's oral statement at the UN Human Rights Council
- September 15, 2022Securing Privacy: PI on End-to-End Encryption
- September 28, 2022The Quest to Find Twitter’s Elusive Bot Team
The social media platform’s process for moderating spam, including bots, has been mired in secrecy—until now.
- September 28, 2022The Best Kindles to Take Your Library Anywhere
Here’s how Amazon’s ebook readers stack up—and which one might be right for you.
- September 28, 2022Cloudflare Takes a Stab at a Captcha That Doesn’t Suck
The internet infrastructure company has an alternative tool to check whether you’re human—and it doesn’t force you to pick out buses in tiny boxes.
- September 28, 2022The Best Bike Computers for Every Type of Cyclist
Track your mileage, keep tabs on your heart rate, or map a ride from here to eternity with these handlebar-mounted cycling companions.
- September 28, 2022Tech Companies Are Reconsidering an Old Enemy
Nobody likes being asked to wait, but recent political history has shown that a completely frictionless internet has its own dangers.
- September 28, 2022Elon Musk’s robot is going to have to work hard to impress at Tesla’s AI Day
A rendering of the Tesla Bot. | Image: Tesla This Friday, Elon Musk is expected to unveil a prototype of his Optimus robot — better known as the Tesla Bot. When Musk announced last August that Tesla w …
- September 28, 2022SpaceX’s Crew-5 launch is delayed as NASA braces for Hurricane Ian
Taking shelter from potential impact brought by Hurricane Ian, NASA’s Artemis I is rolled back to the Vehicle Assembly Building on Tuesday, September 27th, 2022, at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida …
- September 28, 2022Kindle tablet and new Fire TV leak ahead of Amazon event
A leaked image of the Kindle “Scribe,” which you may be able to use to take notes | Image: SnoopyTech Amazon’s hardware launch event is less than an hour away, and we’re already seeing images of some …
- September 28, 2022Amazon’s big Echo (and maybe Kindle?) event live blog
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The company’s annual September events are usually a marathon of new product launches. We’ll be covering the announcements live. Continue reading… …
- September 28, 2022Web apps on Windows are getting closer to their native counterparts
More welcome changes to the Windows experience on the horizon. | Image: Microsoft Progressive web apps on Windows look more like native Windows apps than ever before. Thanks to a new feature that Micr …
How To Geek
- September 28, 2022Snag a New Pair of Jabra Wireless Earbuds for Under $100
It can be hard for runners, gym goers, and workout fanatics to find a good pair of earbuds that will both stay in while exercising and that can endure an endless barrage of sweat for years to come. Th …
- September 28, 2022Creative's New PC Soundbar Brings Massive Audio to Your Tiny Desk
Creative’s gaming-focused Katana soundbars are a huge hit among PC gamers. And now, there’s a smaller, lighter, and more affordable Katana for gamers with small desks. The Creative Katana V2X costs $ …
- September 28, 2022Google Fiber Home Internet Will Soon Be Faster Than 2 Gbps
Multi-gig is the future, and many internet providers are already moving in that direction. A lot of them, like Comcast Xfinity, already have multi-gig plans, or they’re working on rolling them out. Go …
- September 28, 2022How Long Do Tesla Batteries Last?
You may be worried that, much like the battery in your smartphone or laptop, an electric vehicle (EV)’s battery will lose capacity after just a couple of years of use. The good news is that the vast m …
- September 28, 2022System76’s Updated Oryx Pro Is a Beast of a Linux Laptop
System76 has been selling laptops and desktop computers with Linux in mind for years. The Oryx Pro is the company’s most powerful laptop, and now it has been updated with even better hardware.Read Thi …
Major Geeks – Files
- September 28, 2022Electrum 4.3.2
Electrum is a Bitcoin client or wallet with a focus on speed and simplicity, with low resource usage. Electrum uses remote servers that handle the most complicated parts of the Bitcoin system, and it …
- September 28, 2022Spybot Search and Destroy Update September 28, 2022
The Spybot Search and Destroy Update is intended for updating your detections without the need for the included WebUpdate. To update you need to download and double-click spybotsd_includes.exe, choose …
- September 28, 2022Google Chrome Portable 106.0.5249.62
Google Chrome Portable is a web browser that runs web pages and applications with lightning speed. It's designed to be simple and stylish. It's packaged as a portable app, so you can take yo …
- September 28, 2022Macrorit Disk Scanner 5.1.1
Macrorit Disk Scanner is a smart bad sector scanning software that can help you quickly test the disk and mark the location of bad sectors. [License: Freemium | Requires: 11|10|8|7 | Size: 12 MB ]
- September 28, 2022Macrorit Data Wiper 6.3.1
Macrorit Data Wiper (formerly Disk Partition Wiper) is a user-friendly tool for permanently destroying hard disk drive data. [License: Freemium | Requires: 11|10|8|7 | Size: 11 MB ]
- September 28, 2022Audio: citing security, Meta execs privately told rights groups that a decision "at the highest levels" prevented a more detailed report on hate speech in India (Newley Purnell/Wall Street Journal)
Newley Purnell / Wall Street Journal: Audio: citing security, Meta execs privately told rights groups that a decision “at the highest levels” prevented a more detailed report on hate speech in India …
- September 28, 2022Adobe's Scott Belsky says the company plans to integrate Figma without changing its pricing or UI, add support for other Adobe tools, and more (Brody Ford/Bloomberg)
Brody Ford / Bloomberg: Adobe's Scott Belsky says the company plans to integrate Figma without changing its pricing or UI, add support for other Adobe tools, and more — Adobe Inc. plans to add …
- September 28, 2022OpenAI plans to remove the waitlist for DALL-E today, giving anyone immediate access; Sam Altman says a public release is an essential step for safe development (Nitasha Tiku/Washington Post)
Nitasha Tiku / Washington Post: OpenAI plans to remove the waitlist for DALL-E today, giving anyone immediate access; Sam Altman says a public release is an essential step for safe development — Non …
- September 28, 2022Stockholm-based PE firm EQT plans to acquire New Jersey-based Billtrust, which offers SaaS tools for businesses to manage billing, for $1.7B in cash (Kyle Wiggers/TechCrunch)
Kyle Wiggers / TechCrunch: Stockholm-based PE firm EQT plans to acquire New Jersey-based Billtrust, which offers SaaS tools for businesses to manage billing, for $1.7B in cash — Billtrust, a company …
- September 28, 2022As California becomes the latest state to require listing salary ranges in job postings, Meta, Alphabet, Disney, and others will have to comply by January 2023 (Jeff Green/Bloomberg)
Jeff Green / Bloomberg: As California becomes the latest state to require listing salary ranges in job postings, Meta, Alphabet, Disney, and others will have to comply by January 2023 — Ready or not …
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- September 27, 2022WordPress 6.1 Beta 2 Now Available
WordPress 6.1 Beta 2 is now available for download and testing. This version of the WordPress software is under development. Please do not install, run, or test this version of WordPress on production …
- September 21, 2022WordPress 6.1 Beta 1 Now Available
WordPress 6.1 Beta 1 is now available for download and testing. This version of the WordPress software is under development. Please do not install, run, or test this version of WordPress on production …
- September 19, 2022WP Briefing: Episode 39: Contributor Stories Live from WordCamp US!
Live from WordCamp US 2022, listen to contributor stories about why they WordPress.
- September 7, 2022Dropping security updates for WordPress versions 3.7 through 4.0
As of December 1, 2022 the WordPress Security Team will no longer provide security updates for WordPress versions 3.7 through 4.0. These versions of WordPress were first released eight or more years a …
- September 5, 2022The Month in WordPress – August 2022
August has been a busy month, with the redesign of WordPress.org, new localized content on Learn WordPress, and the WordPress 6.0.2 security and maintenance release. But that’s not all! Read on to cat …
- September 28, 2022Wicked Brick review: display solutions for Lego and other collectibles
Wicked Brick offers stunning bespoke display cases and stands for Lego kits, but they’re not cheap.
- September 28, 2022European spaceflight companies are racing to be the first to reach orbit
A number of emerging European commercial rocket companies are vying to reach orbit first, with debut launches expected in the second half of 2023.
- September 28, 2022Lego ISS, Saturn V, and Star Wars Star Destroyer among kits that are retiring soon
In total, five space and Star Wars Lego sets are due to retire soon so you'll have to act soon to grab them while they're here.
- September 28, 2022Astronomers discover traces of 'super-supernovas' that destroyed earliest stars
Astronomers have discovered the chemical traces of the universe's earliest stars that died in super-supernova explosions.
- September 28, 2022SpaceX's Crew-5 mission will carry Native American woman to orbit for 1st time
NASA astronaut Nicole Mann will head to the space station aboard SpaceX's Crew-5 mission for NASA, which is slated to lift off on Oct. 4.
- September 20, 2022Video of An Enigmatic Astronomical Explosion
- September 16, 2022Starstruck in Terzan 4
- September 8, 2022Pan of NGC 346
- September 7, 2022Video of A Galactic Overlap
- August 29, 2022Pan of the Phantom Galaxy
- September 28, 2022NASA Invites Media to Northrop Grumman’s Antares Cargo Resupply Launch
Media accreditation is open for the launch of the next commercial resupply services mission to deliver NASA science investigations, supplies, and equipment to the International Space Station.
- September 27, 2022NASA Awards Laboratory Support Services Contract
NASA has selected Engineering Research and Consulting of Huntsville, Alabama, to provide laboratory services in support of multiple customers and projects at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Flori …
- September 27, 2022NASA to Provide Media Update on Artemis I Rollback
NASA will host a media teleconference at 2 p.m. EDT Tuesday, Sept. 27, to discuss the agency’s decision to roll the Artemis I Space Launch System rocket and Orion spacecraft back to the Vehicle Assemb …
- September 27, 2022NASA’s DART Mission Hits Asteroid in First-Ever Planetary Defense Test
After 10 months flying in space, NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) – the world’s first planetary defense technology demonstration – successfully impacted its asteroid target on Monday, th …
- September 23, 2022NASA to Cover Crew Arrival to Launch Site, Flight Readiness Review
NASA will host two media briefings Monday, Sept. 26, in preparation for the fifth crew rotation mission with SpaceX as part of the agency’s Commercial Crew Program.
Nasa Picture of the Day
- September 27, 2022DART Team Celebrates Successful Collision
In this image from Sept. 26, 2022, the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) team, Dr. Thomas Zurbuchen, and guests at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory cheer as they receive confi …
- September 26, 2022Golden DART’s Galactic Unboxing
Technicians prepare to move NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) spacecraft from a shipping container onto a work stand inside the Astrotech Space Operations Facility at Vandenberg Space For …
- September 23, 2022John W. Young’s Lunar Salute
Astronaut John W. Young, commander of the Apollo 16 lunar landing mission, leaps from the lunar surface as he salutes the United States flag at the Descartes landing site during the first Apollo 16 sp …
- September 22, 2022Endeavour Gets a Piggyback Ride
Our Shuttle Carrier Aircraft ferries the Space Shuttle Endeavour over the Johnson Space Center in Houston in this Sept. 20, 2012, image.
- September 21, 2022Frank Rubio Trains for Spacewalk
In this March 7, 2022, image, astronaut Frank Rubio gets help putting on a spacesuit at the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston to train for spacewalks.
Nasa Curious Universe
- July 12, 2022Webb’s First Images
On July 12, 2022, a fundamentally new era of exploring our universe begins. This special season finale episode features an overview of the James Webb Space Telescope’s first detailed cosmic images. Le …
- July 5, 2022Field Notes: Astronaut Shannon Walker
From dusty deserts to icy mountain tops, NASA experts visit incredible places along their career path. But what about our explorers who take their work off the Earth? Join astronaut Shannon Walker on …
- June 28, 2022Up and Away with Sounding Rockets
Explore sounding rockets, and the experiments they take to the skies, with space physicist Alexa Halford and sounding rocket program assistant chief Cathy Hesh.
- June 21, 2022The Search For Life: Are We Alone?
Are we alone in the universe? It's a question studied in science fiction, but also by teams here at NASA. Join us as we search for signs of life outside of Earth with scientists Aki Roberge, Ravi …
- June 14, 2022How to Grow Plants in Space
As humanity sets its sights on longer-term life in space, we’re going to need ways to sustain ourselves. That’s where plants come into play! Take a tour of Kennedy Space Center’s lush Plant Processing …
- September 28, 2022Don’t make NHS and public services pay the bill for tax cuts, Kwarteng told
‘Act of national vandalism’: Fears of five-year austerity spending freeze to reassure markets
- September 28, 2022Voices: Good vibes and great tunes: Where better to host the next Eurovision than Glasgow?
Glasgow is the greatest city in the UK – and doesn’t deserve the reputation it’s got for being ‘rough’
- September 28, 2022FIFA 23 review: EA Sport’s final title in the series is a fitting way to mark the end of an era
The latest instalment packs plenty of new features
- September 28, 2022At least 260,000 Russians have fled since Putin’s military call-up, Western officials believe
‘An exodus of skilled workers’ is underway across Russia’s borders, officials say
- September 28, 2022Voices: A British citizen is about to be executed in the US. Liz Truss won’t intervene
I have personally put 7,000 hours into Kris Maharaj’s case, and six members of Pablo Escobar’s Colombian drug cartel have admitted in court that they carried out the killings he’s accused of — yet Mah …
- September 28, 2022Dalian Atkinson: Officer cleared of assaulting killed ex-footballer
Dalian Atkinson died after an encounter with West Mercia Police officers in Shropshire in 2016.
- September 28, 2022Minister rejects U-turn on tax-cutting mini-Budget
Financial Secretary to the Treasury Andrew Griffith said they were the "right plans" for economic growth.
- September 28, 2022Hurricane Ian: Florida braces for 'nasty day' as intensifying storm nears
People in at-risk areas have been told it is too late to evacuate as Hurricane Ian approaches.
- September 28, 2022Labour: Keir Starmer claims fact-checked
The Labour leader has made claims on oil and gas profits, tax and energy.
- September 28, 2022Train strikes: What are the dates and where is affected?
Thousands of transport workers are striking in an ongoing row over pay, jobs and conditions.
BBC News Wales
- September 28, 2022EFL clubs to discuss cost of living crisis and fan-led review on Thursday
English Football League clubs are expected to discuss the cost of living crisis and the fan-led review at their meeting in Walsall on Thursday.
- September 28, 2022'Plant â mwy o synnwyr na llunwyr polisïau llaeth'
Ar Ddiwrnod Llaeth Ysgol y Byd, mae is-gadeirydd undeb amaeth wedi beirniadu "diffyg gwybodaeth" llunwyr polisi.
- September 28, 2022Wales NHS remains under 'intense pressure' – HIW report
Pressure on emergency care, access to GPs and concerns about patient safety highlighted in report.
- September 28, 2022Minlliw yn gwerthu pan mae arian yn brin
Rhiannon Derbyshire sy'n egluro'r cysylltiad rhwng gwerthiant minlliw a chyflwr yr economi.
- September 28, 2022Dai Flanagan: Dragons head coach remains in charge for Sharks visit
Dragons head coach Dai Flanagan remains in charge of matters on the field ahead of the URC visit of Sharks as Dean Ryan's departure as director of rugby is finalised.
BBC News World
- September 28, 2022Waves lash Florida shore as hurricane approaches
Residents are boarding up their properties and evacuating coastal areas as the huge storm rolls in.
- September 27, 2022Satellite images show lightning strikes surrounding Hurricane Ian over Cuba
As the US storm churns over Cuba and approaches Florida, satellite images show bolts of lightning.
- September 27, 2022Ukraine war: Drone footage shows huge queues at Russian-Georgian border
Traffic is queuing at the Georgian border after President Putin ordered a "partial mobilisation".
- September 27, 2022Cargo plane submerged nose-first in French lake
An investigation is ongoing after the aircraft overshot the runway at Montpellier Airport.
- September 26, 2022Giorgia Meloni pledges to govern 'for all Italians'
The far-right leader claims victory in Italy's general election with her Brothers of Italy party.
BBC News Entertainment Arts
- September 28, 2022Deadpool 3: Hugh Jackman to return as Wolverine
Ryan Reynolds confirms the X-Men star will reprise his most famous role in the action-comedy sequel.
- September 28, 2022Lizzo makes history playing 200-year-old crystal flute
The star became the first person to play the flute, once owned by former US President James Madison.
- September 28, 2022Stranger Things star Caleb McLaughlin speaks about racism from fans
The actor, who plays Lucas Sinclair in the show, says his experience of bigotry "affected him a lot".
- September 28, 2022This England: Critics mixed over Kenneth Branagh's portrayal of Boris Johnson
The six-part series has been described as "premature" and "triggering", but also "mesmerising".
- September 28, 2022Avicii's family sell music rights to Abba star's company
The star's music will be looked after by Pophouse, which also runs the Abba Voyage shows in London.
BBC News Technology
- September 28, 2022NHS app hits 30 million downloads in England
The health service says 448,000 people have used the app to make decisions on organ donations.
- September 27, 2022Data sharing: MoD and Home Office ignored people's data requests – ICO
Data watchdog says it is naming and shaming seven organisations for failing to share information.
- September 27, 2022Netflix plans to launch its own video game studio
Studio in Finland is the latest and clearest example of the streaming giant moving into gaming.
- September 27, 2022iPhone in India: Apple makes new handset in India in shift from China
The announcement marks the technology giant's latest move to diversify its supply chains outside China.
- September 26, 2022Tim Cook: 'No good excuse' for lack of women in tech
Apple chief executive tells the BBC the tech sector needs more women in order to thrive.
BBC News Science Environment
- September 28, 2022Study contradicts Rees-Mogg over hydrogen for heating
Using hydrogen to heat homes is inefficient and expensive, a report finds, contradicting the government.
- September 27, 2022Wildlife protection helps species thrive in Europe – report
A report on species' recovery highlights the positive impact of protection and rewilding.
- September 27, 2022Hurricanes: Are they getting more violent?
As Hurricane Ian makes its way through the Caribbean towards the US – we ask if climate change is making these storms more severe?
- September 26, 2022More than half of the world's palm trees in danger
Many useful members of this "iconic" plant family are at risk of extinction, according to a study.
- September 26, 2022Hurricane Ian forces Nasa to shelter Artemis Moon rocket
The Artemis-I vehicle will be pulled off the launch pad in Florida to protect it from storm forces.