The EU Just Made A Decision That Could Alter The Internet Forever

They only went and bloody did it. The EU has voted to approve its hugely controversial Internet Copyright Directive, which has been lambasted by experts across the globe. The overall bill seeks to update Internet copyright laws for the modern era. But two parts of it, Articles 11 and 13,…

Continue reading

Europe’s New Copyright Law Could Change the Web Worldwide

The European Parliament passed sweeping copyright legislation Wednesday that, much like its privacy regulations, could have impact far beyond Europe. Critics argue that the most controversial part of the proposal will effectively force all but the smallest website operators to adopt "upload filters" similar to those used by YouTube, and…

Continue reading

Red Arrows air base to be sold off

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionA Red Arrows engineer recorded video on Sunday as the team returned to RAF Scampton The home of the Red Arrows air display team is to be sold off, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has confirmed. RAF Scampton, which was also home…

Continue reading

Googles big redesign for Gmail is now generally available for enterprise G Suite customers

Google is running its playbook again of releasing big new products (or redesigns) to its average users and then moving what works over to its enterprise services, G Suite, today by making the Gmail redesign generally available to G Suite customers. Gmail’s redesign launched for consumers in April earlier this…

Continue reading

Trump just noticed Europes $5BN antitrust fine for Google

In other news bears shit in the woods. In today’s second-day President Trump news: ‘The Donald’ has seized, belatedly, on the European Commission’s announcement yesterday that Google is guilty of three types of illegal antitrust behavior — with its Android OS, since 2011 — and that it is fining the company…

Continue reading

Lawmakers Don’t Grasp the Sacred Tech Law They Want to Gut

Toward the tail end of a sparsely attended hearing of the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, congressman John Rutherford (R-Florida) turned to the three witnesses before him—representatives of Facebook, Google, and Twitter—and asked a question that left them speechless. Congress, he explained, has already amended Section 230, the law that…

Continue reading

UK report highlights changing gadget habits and our need for an online fix

A look back at the past decade of consumer technology use in the UK has shone a light on changing gadget habits, underlining how Brits have gone from being smartphone dabblers back in 2008 when a top-of-the-range smartphone cost ~£500 to true addicts in today’s £1k+ premium smartphone era. The…

Continue reading

The Shirk Report Volume 479

Welcome to the Shirk Report where you will find 20 funny images, 10 interesting articles and 5 entertaining videos from the last 7 days of sifting. Most images found on Reddit; articles from Facebook, Twitter, and email; videos come from everywhere. Any suggestions? Send a note to submit@twistedsifter.com 20 IMAGES…

Continue reading

We love augmented reality, but lets fix things that could become big problems

Cyan Banister Contributor Share on Twitter Alex Hertel is the co-founder of Xperiel. Over the past couple of decades, the Internet and smartphone revolutions have transformed our lives, and AR has the potential to be that big. We’re already seeing AR act as a catalyst for major change, driving advances in…

Continue reading