Content moderator in Kenya sues Meta over working conditions

NAIROBI, May 10 (Reuters) – A former moderator working for Facebook owner Meta Platforms Inc. (FB.O) on Tuesday filed a lawsuit alleging that poor working conditions for contracted content moderators violate the Kenyan constitution. The petition, also filed against Meta’s local outsourcing company, Sama, alleges that workers who moderate Facebook posts in Kenya have been … Read more

Black hole hunters look at the center of the Milky Way galaxy

WASHINGTON, May 10 (Reuters) – Residing at the center of our spiral-shaped galaxy, the Milky Way, is a beast – a supermassive black hole possessing 4 million times the mass of our sun and consuming all material, including the gas, dust and stars wandering in its immense gravitational pull. Scientists used the Event Horizon Telescope … Read more

Europe turns into cocaine hub as multi-billion euro market grows, says EU

A worker pushes a trolley containing cocaine before the incineration of more than nine tons of cocaine seized in different operations, according to the Ecuadorian Interior Ministry, at a warehouse in an undisclosed location in Ecuador on April 21 2022. REUTERS/Karen Toro/File Photo Join now for FREE unlimited access to Register The European cocaine … Read more

Shanghai residents turn to NFTs to save COVID lockdown and fight censorship

HONG KONG, May 4 (Reuters) – Shanghai residents are turning to blockchain to preserve memories of the city’s month-long COVID-19 lockdown, smashing videos, photos and artwork capturing their ordeal as non-fungible tokens to ensure they can be shared and avoid deletion. Unable to leave their homes for weeks at a stretch, many of the city’s … Read more

Hong Kong eases COVID rules for crew, lifts overseas travel alert

A Cathay Pacific plane takes off at the airport, during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Hong Kong, China March 31, 2022. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu/File Photo Join now for FREE unlimited access to Register HONG KONG, April 29 (Reuters) – Hong Kong will shorten mandatory hotel quarantine for passenger crews to three days from seven, … Read more

‘We’re done with dead children’: US bars handing out free fentanyl tests

OAKLAND, California, April 20 (Reuters) – Walking into the Good Hop craft beer bar in Oakland, California, Alison Heller looks like any other thirsty happy hour customer. But instead of heading to the bar, she goes straight to the bathroom, opens her backpack and pulls out a plastic bag with fentanyl test strips. She puts … Read more

Cryptoverse: 10 billion reasons why bitcoin could become a reserve currency

April 12 (Reuters) – A crypto platform’s pledge to raise $10 billion worth of bitcoin to back its own “stablecoin” is boosting the market. This is part of a larger movement to crown bitcoin as the reserve currency of a new era. Seoul-based Terraform Labs has so far amassed nearly 40,000 bitcoins worth $1.7 billion … Read more

Elon Musk’s arrival raises fears among some Twitter employees

Elon Musk speaks at the Automotive World News Congress at the Renaissance Center in Detroit, Michigan January 13, 2015. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook Join now for FREE unlimited access to Register Concerns center on Twitter’s ability to moderate content Fear Musk’s take on moderation could allow trolling to thrive Managing Twitter, employees make day-to-day decisions – … Read more