Some Fin to watch! There’s a great alternative to #Big Brother at the moment … four guys living in earth diggers in a last man standing contest to win the vehicle. Finland is glued to the event which has so far been going for THREE MONTHS. Competitors are allowed only 30 minutes a day out of the mini-excavator and must constantly stream live video from the cabin and interact with their...
News International now discriminating against freelance workers at the #notw by offering them half of what they are offering staff in redundancy terms, ie 1.5 weeks per year instead of 3 weeks or one month per year. Many of the so-called casuals have worked there for more than two years and so should be treated as staff.
STATEMENT BY COLIN MYLER AND TOM CRONE Just by way of clarification relating to Tuesday’s CMS Select Committee hearing, we would like to point out that James Murdoch’s recollection of what he was told when agreeing to settle the Gordon Taylor litigation was mistaken. In fact, we did inform him of the “for Neville” email which had been produced to us by Gordon...
Truth of Rebekah's "jobs for everyone" promise
Rebekah just said every single person who has lost their job on NotW will be offered another job. Yet at my HR meeting just this afternoon the best editorial job on offer seemed to be an oil reporter in Barcelona for £xxk a year… and I was told it would be unlikely I would be offered a job with the same level of pay I am currently on - and that’s if I am offered a job at all… I...
Nick Davies on why there was no need to shut the News of the World
The Camino Way
Mum and daughter have been doing this for 40 years
Wake up call from Microsoft and Nokia
People seem too quick to dismiss the Nokia-Microsoft smartphone partnership as some kind of desperate last-ditch corporate survival bid. But there must be far more to the deal than than meets the eye. Microsoft revealed at CES that it was about to dedicate 90 per cent of it’s 40,000-strong development force to cloud technology. And when you consider the success of Windows 7, selling 300...
Support for the #Egypt protests in London.
Hackers' mission statement
Message from Hackers editor: “Why hackers? I kept seeing this very fresh, very motivated creativity everywhere, individuals quietly looking for possibilities to subvert and improve given systems and technologies with their ideas – and refusing to accept that it can’t be done. There was a shared attitude, but no single place to go to find it all. So I spotted a gap for a new publication,...