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Holmes verdict an indictment of Silicon Valley’s ‘fake it till you make it’ ethos

Analysis: Experts say guilty verdict will probably land Theranos founder in prison and resonate throughout industry Theranos trial: five key moments Elizabeth Holmes, founder of the blood testing company Theranos, has been found guilty on four charges of fraud – a verdict that will probably land her in prison and have major implications for Silicon […]

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Cyber-attack on UK’s Defence Academy caused ‘significant’ damage

Former senior officer says unsolved hack of MoD training school systems did not succeed but still had costs A cyber-attack on the UK’s Defence Academy caused “significant” damage, a retired high-ranking officer has revealed. Air Marshal Edward Stringer, who left the armed forces in August, told Sky News the attack, which was discovered in March […]

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Twitter permanently suspends Marjorie Taylor Greene’s personal account

Georgia Republican’s Covid misinformation violation prompts move, after being issued a ‘fourth strike’ in August The personal Twitter account of the Georgia Republican congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene has been permanently suspended, for violating policies on Covid misinformation. The action against Greene on Sunday came under the “strike” system Twitter launched last March, which uses artificial […]

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The Italian hamlet that gives a glimpse of life before the web

Galliano di Mugello’s poor signal has endeared it to Italians, but the mayor hopes to use recent publicity to close the digital divide At the cafe that doubles-up as a newsagent in Galliano di Mugello, a medieval hamlet in Tuscany, there are no pings from mobile phones, people aimlessly browsing the internet or uploading pictures […]

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There’s a new tax rule for US small business owners. What to make of it? | Gene Mark

The IRS will look into the digital payment service accounts of small businesses, freelancers and independent contractors A new tax rule will impact millions of small businesses in 2022. You can thank one small change buried in the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. Let’s suppose you’re a small business owner or freelancer, and you […]

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Is that really me? The ugly truth about beauty filters

Smoother skin, slimmer faces, plumper lips … how unattainable ideals are harming young users Popping a beautifying filter on the TikTok video she was filming seemed harmless to Mia. It made it look as though she had done her makeup, took away the hint of a double chin that always bothered her, and gently altered […]

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As a new year dawns expect a fresh assault on big tech | John Naughton

Democracies have finally begun to confront the internet giants and their unrivalled and untrammelled power The thing about history is that it sometimes repeats itself. As far as the tech industry is concerned, we saw that in the year just ended and it looks as though we’re about to see it again in the year […]

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From flying taxis to painless vaccines: seven businesses to watch this year

Our business writers pick their contenders for the headlines in 2022, from startups to venerable high street favourites In all likelihood, BT will be under new ownership, or at the least involved in a takeover battle, in June next year. The billionaire Patrick Drahi has been assiduously building his stake in the British telecoms giant, […]

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