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Online safety bill: a messy new minefield in the culture wars
Analysis: Ofcom remains gatekeeper of big social networks, but moderators face multiple conundrums with the legislation

Alex Hern UK technology editor

12, May, 2021 @5:16 PM

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Someone has hijacked my Amazon account but I can’t get into it
It seems rogue sellers have used it to generate fake reviews

Anna Tims

12, May, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Alexa, who are you? New book identifies Amazon’s secret voiceover artist
Brad Stone writes that voice for Amazon’s virtual assistant, which the company has never revealed, is Colorado-based Nina Rolle

Oliver Milman in New York

11, May, 2021 @1:31 PM

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Shutdown of US pipeline after cyber-attack prompts worry over gas prices
White House to allow more fuel to be carried by road, but prices not expected to rise unless Colonial Pipeline outage lasts more than three days

Guardian staff and agencies

10, May, 2021 @3:14 AM

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No shame: the podcast taking on the Arab world’s sex and gender taboos
Eib is now in its seventh season, fearlessly tackling subjects from Beirut’s drag queen scene to Jordanian widows’ rights

Michael Safi in Beirut

09, May, 2021 @9:35 AM

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US workers continue unionization fight – but will Amazon prevail?
Despite defeat in Alabama, workers are fighting to form and run unions at the tech giant on several fronts

Michael Sainato

09, May, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Cyber-attack forces shutdown of one of the US’s largest pipelines
Colonial Pipeline said it shut down 5,500 miles of pipeline, which carries 45% of the east coast’s fuel supplies

Erum Salam

08, May, 2021 @5:06 PM

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Can virtual meeting spaces save us all from Zoom fatigue?
Few of us will be back in the office full time – but does that have to mean endless video calls? Meet the weird and wonderful newcomers hoping to take a piece of the action

Rebecca Seal

08, May, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Reddit aims to double in size as social news site invests for growth
After punching below its weight for years, firm is building new tech and experimenting with charging users

Alex Hern Technology editor

07, May, 2021 @10:37 AM

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From Marilyn Monroe to the Manson Family, the dark side of Hollywood – podcasts of the week
Badlands considers crime, history and legends bubbling beneath the surface of Tinseltown. Plus: a look at the “unseen forces” around us, and just who is Matthew MaGill?

Hannah Verdier, Hannah J Davies and Danielle Stephens

07, May, 2021 @5:00 AM

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The online safety bill needs to cover fraud. Why doesn’t it? | Nils Pratley
Voluntary measures have failed: Google and others will have to be forced to block scams

Nils Pratley

06, May, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Twitter launches prompt asking users to rethink abusive tweets
Algorithm will identify tweets that may be ‘harmful or offensive’ and give option to edit, delete, or send anyway

Alex Hern Technology editor

06, May, 2021 @10:25 AM

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