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European Parliament approves platform worker directive

The European Parliament has overwhelming approved measures to ensure millions of people working for gig economy platforms have their employment properly classified, while also regulating how they are being algorithmically managed at work. Initially proposed by the European Commission (EC) in February 2022, the approved “platform worker directive” introduces a “presumption of employment”, meaning millions…

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Uber CEO denies pricing algorithm uses ‘behavioural patterns’

Ride-hailing app Uber has admitted to using workers’ “behavioural patterns” to determine their pay amid long-standing conflict with drivers over algorithmic transparency.   The comment, made in a financial call by CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, has brought renewed concerns from drivers about how Uber uses their data to boost profits while pushing down the amount they…

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CIO interview: Sandy Venugopal, SentinelOne

Prior to joining SentinelOne last year, Sandy Venugopal was one of its customers. She was previously CIO at Uber, and before that, was CIO at LinkedIn. Having worked at two companies that are regarded as industry disruptors in the business-to-consumer space, Venugopal is now working at a tech firm that operates in the business-to-business market,…

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Apple stops signing iOS 17.0.3 after iOS 17.1 rollout

With iOS 17.1 now available, Apple stopped signing iOS 17.0.3. With that, you can no longer downgrade to older iOS 17 build versions – but if you are experiencing any bug or unreliability, an iOS 16 version is still available — iOS 16.7.2 — for devices that are compatible with iOS 16. Tech. Entertainment. Science.…

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iPhone 15: Release date, price, A17 Pro, and more

The iPhone 15 series was announced on September 12 at Apple’s Wonderlust event. Available in four options, Cupertino revamped the standard models while taking the Pro iPhones to the next level. Here’s what you need to know about these new phones. Tech. Entertainment. Science. Your inbox. Sign up for the most interesting tech & entertainment…

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11 iPhone tricks you had no idea were added in iOS 17

iOS 17 brought several new features to the iPhone. Whether you bought an iPhone 15 Pro or are still using an iPhone XR, this new operating system is packed with features — but some of them aren’t as well known as StandBy Mode or Contact Posters. Tech. Entertainment. Science. Your inbox. Sign up for the…

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Learning from Google: A Computer Weekly Downtime Upload podcast

Working at a company that is a giant of the tech sector has many advantages, but for Arvind Jain, the CEO of Glean, it also helps to work at much smaller organisations. Glean positions itself as the Google of enterprise knowledge and discovery. In fact, it was founded in 2019 by a number of Google…

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NetApp: NAS pioneer well set for the cloud revolution

In this storage supplier profile, we look at NetApp, which made its name synonymous with the network-attached storage (NAS) filer for the first decade or two of its existence. Since it was founded, NetApp has been on an upward revenue trajectory, with the only wrinkle coming when it was a little late to the flash…

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How to make Siri use WhatsApp instead of Messages in iOS 17

Changing messaging apps with Siri In iOS 17, you can choose which app you want to use after dictating your message. Here’s how to change what app Siri will use to send a message. With iOS 10, Apple opened up Siri to developers to allow them to have their apps be controlled by Siri commands.…

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Why the base iPhone 15 is a more exciting update than the 15 Pro

With the iPhone 15 series launching this Friday, many customers are leaning towards the iPhone 15 Pro Max due to the new processor, titanium finish, and upgraded camera. But if you’re not a hardcore Apple fan and just need to upgrade from an aging phone, you’ll be pleased to know that the standard iPhone 15…

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