Apple’s New Families Section Has Parental Control Tips, but No New Tools

Shareholders and parents have been asking Apple for months to address how addictive smartphones are and to offer tools to deal with the problem. Late Wednesday, Apple posted a new resource page outlining what parents can do now to monitor their kids’ iPad and iPhone use. There are no new features on this resource page, though Apple in January said that it […]

Hackers undermine Russia’s attempts to control the internet

Moscow’s attempt to control the internet inside Russia has come unstuck following a campaign by hackers who have subverted a system of blacklisting sites deemed inappropriate. Since Vladimir Putin’s re-election in 2012, authorities have banned thousands of sites – some for promoting “social ills”, others for political dissent – by inscribing their particulars on a blacklist and […]

ECB pushes to gain control of euro clearing business after Brexit

The European Central Bank has made its strongest push yet to gain control of oversight of the lucrative business of euro clearing post-Brexit, with its top ranking governing council calling for a change to the bank’s statute to give it more legal powers to take on the role. Oversight of clearing has emerged as an […]

Kim Kardashian West Returns to Social Media With a Lesson in Image Control

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West with their children, Saint and North, in August. CreditAlo Ceballos/GC Images So Kim Kardashian West is back — on social media, and with an instructive lesson in image management and control of the personal narrative. Oh, how we missed her! In the months since her robbery at gunpoint during […]

Indie Film ‘Creative Control’ Looks at the Near Future of Personal VR

What does technology look like five minutes in the future? It’s a question that’s on a lot of artists’ minds lately. Whether it’s the Siri-like companion in Spike Jonze’s ‘Her,’ a beautiful AI in Alex Garland’s ‘Ex Machina’ or the ability to instantly rewind and project memories in the “Black Mirror” episode of TV’s ‘The […]