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YouTube star wins damages in landmark UK 'revenge porn' case

The Guardian (Technology & Internet) - January 17, 2018 5000

Chrissy Chambers brought civil case after ex-boyfriend posted videos of them having sex online

Revenge pornography’: follow Chrissy Chambers’ search for justice

A YouTube celebrity has won unprecedented damages against her ex-boyfriend after he admitted uploading “revenge pornography” videos of her to the internet.

In the first civil case of its kind to be brought in England and Wales, 26-year-old Chrissy Chambers sued her former partner for harassment, breach of confidence and misuse of private information, after learning that the Crown Prosecution Service would not bring criminal charges against him.

Milkshake ​​duck announced as Macquarie Dictionary’s word of the year

The Guardian (Technology & Internet) - January 14, 2018 4288

Racist milkshake drinking duck has come to define a particular thread of the internet’s collective fickleness

Finally, justice for milkshake duck.

The racist milkshake drinking duck which has come to define a particular thread of the internet’s collective fickleness was announced as the Macquarie Dictionary’s word of the year for 2017 on Monday.

The whole internet loves Milkshake Duck, a lovely duck that drinks milkshakes! *5 seconds later* We regret to inform you the duck is racist

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The future of computer processing? Slow but safe | John Naughton

The Guardian (Technology & Internet) - January 13, 2018 4071

The Meltdown and Spectre security flaws exposed the vulnerability of our networked world – and the only feasible fix will be at the expense of speed

I ran into my favourite technophobe the other day. “I see,” he chortled, “that your tech industry (he holds me responsible for everything that is wrong with the modern world) is in meltdown!” The annoying thing is that he was partly right. What has happened is that two major security vulnerabilities – one of them has been christened

Inside Britain’s meme factory

The Guardian (Technology & Internet) - January 14, 2018 4066

If you think things go viral on the internet by luck, think again: there’s an industry gaming the system and Manchester’s Social Chain is leading the way

On a high wall in the corner of Social Chain’s Manchester office, with a look of serene exasperation, Jesus Christ looks down on the sea of millennials and Generation Zedders (or whatever the dominant term is for the under-20s this month) tapping out tweets and social media stories. The mural, which stretches across the width of the office, is a riff on Leonardo’s The Last Supper.