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  • Self-Made and The Banker showcase the power of black-owned businesses April 1, 2020
    The Netflix series and Apple TV movie tell true stories of entrepreneurship at odds with an ongoing Hollywood narrative of black tragedyWhile Hollywood has slowly started to embrace a more diverse landscape, inspirational depictions of African Americans prospering remain an unfortunate rarity. This year’s Oscars drove the point home quite clearly, with Cynthia Erivo as […]
  • ‘That's a nasty, snarky question’: Trump’s media assault rages on in midst of coronavirus crisis April 1, 2020
    Donald Trump’s intemperate outbursts may be a sign of a leader cracking under the pressure, if it weren’t for the authoritarian toneAs reporters waited languidly on plastic chairs a few feet apart, absorbing birdsong and soft spring sunshine, the White House rose garden was an oasis of calm in a stricken nation. But once Donald […]
  • Do you know how Zoom is using your data? Here's why you should | Arwa Mahdawi April 1, 2020
    The video-call provider has apologised for sending data to Facebook without users’ permission, showing that we must be vigilant about the tech we useCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA couple of months ago, Zoom was a dull, if successful, videoconferencing app that not many people knew about. Now, it is a household name […]
  • Royals, ministers or even Boy George: Houseparty becomes isolation app of choice April 1, 2020
    A social app once the preserve of teens is proving a vital way to beat the Coronavirus bluesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageLike any real-life get-together, you can never be sure who you will bump into in the kitchen – and in much the same way people are now discovering government ministers, famous […]
  • Myanmar blocks hundreds of news sites and threatens editor with life in jail April 1, 2020
    Fears abuses may go unreported after journalist arrest under terrorism laws for interview with rebel group Arakan Army Myanmar has cracked down on journalists, blocking news websites and maintaining a longstanding internet ban in some areas, prompting warnings it is becoming increasingly hard to monitor abuses in the country.On Tuesday, Myanmar charged a journalist under […]
  • Newspapers to lose £50m in online ads as firms use coronavirus 'blacklist' April 1, 2020
    Publishers struggle to make advertising revenue despite record digital readershipCoronavirus - latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageUK newspapers face losing £50m in digital revenues as advertisers use “blacklist” technology to block ads from appearing next to all stories that mention the coronavirus pandemic.When advertisers run digital campaigns they use keyword blacklists – stocked with trigger […]
  • Nick Grimshaw on Caroline Flack: 'She was so funny, engaging and open. And vulnerable' April 1, 2020
    The DJ had a health scare in the scorching desert doing a Sport Relief challenge – and says the experience changed him. He talks about the dark side of celebrity and the pure joy of radioEight hours into a 35-mile cycle across the Namib desert, Namibia, for Sport Relief in February, Nick Grimshaw developed severe […]
  • News Corp to suspend print editions of 60 local newspapers as advertising revenue slumps April 1, 2020
    Manly Daily, Wentworth Courier, Brisbane News and Mornington Peninsula Leader among titles to move online amid coronavirus falloutFollow the latest Australian coronavirus updatesSign up for Guardian Australia’s daily coronavirus emailFollow the latest global coronavirus updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageNews Corp Australia will stop printing 60 of its local newspapers next week, including the New South […]