Verizon pulls ads from Facebook over inaction on hate speech

Company is the biggest yet to join growing movement, which includes Ben & Jerry’s and Patagonia, to boycott the social network Verizon is pulling its advertising from Instagram and Facebook, the biggest name so far in a growing movement to boycott the social network for not doing enough to stop hate speech on its platforms. … Read more Verizon pulls ads from Facebook over inaction on hate speech

Online learning: how to acquire new skills during lockdown

Millions of users are signing up for free courses taught by professors from Harvard and other top universities For many of us in self-isolation, it can feel like the coronavirus has put the world on hold as we wait for release from our temporary imprisonment. But increasing numbers of people are using the time to … Read more Online learning: how to acquire new skills during lockdown

Why Students Want Tuition Refunds Over Shift to Online Teaching

Should colleges be giving students a partial refund on tuition since their campuses were forced to shift teaching online for the COVID-19 pandemic? Some students think so, and lately their calls for refunds have been getting louder. Petition movements at more than 200 campuses are calling for partial refunds of tuition, typically asking for 50 … Read more Why Students Want Tuition Refunds Over Shift to Online Teaching

Naomi Klein: How big tech plans to profit from the pandemic

As the coronavirus continues to kill thousands each day, tech companies are seizing the opportunity to extend their reach and power. By Naomi Klein Republished with permission from The Intercept For a few fleeting moments during the New York governor Andrew Cuomo’s daily coronavirus briefing on Wednesday 6 May, the sombre grimace that has filled … Read more Naomi Klein: How big tech plans to profit from the pandemic

Coronavirus impact on the tech market

The epidemic of SARS-CoV-2, otherwise known as coronavirus (COVID-19), is already affecting retail and technology markets. The coronavirus impact on the tech market has already begun with major brands such as Apple and Nissan reporting knock-on effects due to their supply chain and production dependency on China. How fast and how great of an extent … Read more Coronavirus impact on the tech market