I used to use Twitter and Facebook to post items of news that interest me (incuding ones that I disagree with), but since the proposed purchase of Twitter by Elon Musk in April 2002 I have decided to reduce my use of these social media platforms, and instead use this page to keep a chronological record of some of the news items in which I am interested so that I can refer back to them in the future (commencing at the end of April 2022). For material relating to the interface between digital tech and the environment, please also see DESC’s stories page (material posted there is not duplicated here).
Russian phone scammers prey on families of Ukrainian soldiers, Larisa Brown, in The Times, 25 May 2022
Church of England priest accused of antisemitic conspiracy posts, Kaya Burgess, The Times, 24 May 2022.
Clearview AI fined in UK for illegally storing facial images, Shiona McCallum, BBC News, 23 May 2022.
The radio station giving indigenous people a voice, BBC News, 19 May 2022
Girls see physics as for white men only, MPs told, BBC News, 18 May 2022
Europeans’ data shared 376 times daily in advertising sales, report says, BBC News, 16 May 2022
Liz Truss ties aid to trade to take on ‘malign actors’, The Times, 16 May 2022. See also FCDO The UK Government’s Strategy for International Development (May 2022)
Crypto crash: Stablecoin collapse sends tokens tumbling, Joe Tidy, BBC News, 12 May 2022
‘No explanation’ for most first-class degrees as grades soar, Nicola Woolcock, The Times, 12 May 2022
Migrant workers are flipping the script and using Photovoice to tell their own stories, Reena Kukreja, The Conversation, 8 May 2022
Reparations for slavery are just a cynical shakedown, Douglas Murray, The Times, 29 April 2022
Katharine Birbalsingh: Girls dislike hard maths, says education adviser, BBC News, 28 April 2022
Russia’s casual savagery is seared into its soul: The absence of a historical reckoning with the evils of Stalinism has spawned a people who believe brutality works, David Aaronovitch, The Times, 27 April 2022
Britain shouldn’t feel guilty about Empire, says Australian diplomat, George Grylls, The Times, 27 April 2022