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The doctor, and Facebook, will see you now… | Brief letters

The Guardian (Technology & Internet) - November 10, 2017 2285

Scottish golf courses | Data protection | Rail strikes | John Lewis Christmas ad | Sheep and celebrities | Rappers’ monikers

Your article (Trump’s resort ‘has ruined protected Scottish dunes’, 9 November) could well have also drawn attention to the current application by two US multimillionaires to similarly develop the Coul links on the Sutherland coast, north of Dornoch. This is a most beautiful, unspoilt stretch of sand dunes; an SSSI and a haven for many varied and rare species of flora and fauna.

Twitter says its system is 'broken' after far-right organiser wins blue tick

The Guardian (Technology & Internet) - November 09, 2017 2186

Verification process is ‘paused’ after Jason Kessler, activist behind Charlottesville rally that sparked violence gains approval

Jack Dorsey, the chief executive of Twitter, has said its “blue tick” verification process is “broken” after it verified the organiser of a far-right rally.

The social media company was criticised after Jason Kessler, who organised the Unite the Right rally which

'RIP her mentions': Priti Patel flies back into perfect social media storm

The Guardian (Technology & Internet) - November 08, 2017 1971

Minister’s flight from Kenya to the prospect of the sack in Downing Street was accompanied by flurry of social media jokes

Tens of thousands of people spent Wednesday afternoon engrossed in political drama at 40,000ft as Priti Patel flew back from Nairobi, with the expectation that she would be sacked by Theresa May upon her arrival.

Flight Radar 24 went public with the number of people tracking the her flight – 22,000, and the social media jokes soon followed.

More than 22,000 users are currently tracking flight

Call me by the wrong name: how studios are still trying to straight-wash gay films

The Guardian (Technology & Internet) - November 08, 2017 1967

Sony’s disastrous attempt to push Oscar-buzzed Call Me by Your Name as a straight love story on Twitter belies an industry awkwardly denying queerness

Call Me by Your Name is a film about love.

It’s the story of the feverish summer romance between a teenager and an academic set in early 80s northern Italy. It’s tender, erotic, awkward, poignant and unarguably, unavoidably, unmistakably gay.

Related: Call Me By Your Name review – gorgeous gay love story seduces and overwhelms


Nicola Jennings on Donald Trump, Twitter and China – cartoon

The Guardian (Technology & Internet) - November 09, 2017 1940

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Twitter apologises for 'technical issue' that blocked searches for 'bisexual'

The Guardian (Technology & Internet) - November 07, 2017 1162

‘Out of date’ list of terms associated with explicit content blamed for blocking of search keyword

Twitter has apologised for blocking the word “bisexual” from search results, saying that it was wrongly included in an “out of date” list of terms associated with explicit content.

The company says the extent of the block was a “technical issue”, which will be fixed in the next day, adding that some terms in particular were “incorrectly included”.

Sia makes paparazzi butt of the joke by posting nude picture herself

The Guardian (Technology & Internet) - November 06, 2017 1066

Singer takes on apparent attempt to sell naked image of her by publishing it on her Twitter account

Sia Furler, the notoriously private Australian singer and songwriter, has reacted to an apparent attempt to sell naked pictures of her – by publishing the image herself on Twitter.

Related: Sia is being sued by Israeli fans for a lack of banter – but is on-stage wit a must?

The Guardian view on the Paradise Papers: a light on murky dealings | Editorial

The Guardian (Technology & Internet) - November 06, 2017 934

Allowing the very richest to secede from the rest of society and choose the jurisdiction they operate under has led to an astonishing rise in global inequality

The millions of leaked files in the Paradise Papers once again shine a bright light on where the uber-elite stash their cash. Until very recently the hidden web of investments made by the super-rich operated in the comforting darkness offered by secretive tax shelters. The disinfecting sunlight provided by whistleblowing-led investigations since 2013 has fundamentally altered how the world looks at, and regulates, tax affairs.