Facebook Is Paying The Daily Telegraph to Run Facebook-Friendly Sponsored Content

Facebook is paying British newspaper The Daily Telegraph to run a series of sponsored articles called “Being human in the information age” defending it against claims it is encouraging the spread of misinformation, aiding in the spread of hate speech, violating privacy, and generally ruining society in myriad other ways, Business Insider reported on Wednesday. Read More >>

What the Heck is Going on With Netflix’s Alternate Ending for The Notebook?

Listen, I’m not here to argue about whether the 2004 film adaptation of Nicholas Sparks’ novel The Notebook starring Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling is or is not a good film. But to trim the last minute of the movie and swap in a comparatively dispassionate prelude to credits starring a flock of birds seems like, you know, kind of a bummer. Read More >>

British Empire Shrinks by 3,000 People and 60 Islands

A UN court has ruled that the great British empire needs to get a little bit smaller, as its claim over the tiny archipelago of the Chagos Islands is a leftover of colonialism that needs remedying ASAP. Read More >>

MTV UK is Rebooting Cribs

Bizarre noughties satellite TV phenomenon Cribs is to make a return to UK screens, as our local division of MTV is preparing an eight-episode return of the bizarre artform of seeing inside the refrigerators, and beneath the well-worn super king size beds and overly ornate headboards of the successful modern pop star. Read More >>

Very Important Brexit App Still Only Works on Android as Shitshow Continues

There are just 60 days until the United Kingdom is set to leave the European Union, and for EU citizens looking to stay living in the UK, the process currently has an exasperatingly dumb roadblock. Read More >>

There’s More to the Doom and Gloom Around Doctor Who’s New Year’s Day Ratings 

On Tuesday, Doctor Who returned for its sole outing in 2019 with “Resolution,” an all-in-all pretty cracking Dalek adventure. But you might instead have spent today reading about how it’s a disaster for the BBC, because overnight ratings are in, and they look pretty rough... but there’s more going on than certain headlines let on. Read More >>

Gatwick Airport Grounds All Flights for Hours After Some Idiot Reportedly Flies Drones Near Runway

Drones! People can’t stop flying ‘em, whether they’re harmless hobbyists, police looking to expand their surveillance powers, criminals looking to evade them, corporate profiteers, musicians, or morons who violate airspace restrictions or interfere with emergency operations out of ignorance, recklessness, or outright malice. Read More >>

These Are The Worst Washing Lines In The UK

Housewares company Addis has apparently been busy scouring the UK for the worst washing line they could find. As you do. Read More >>

UK Amazon Staff Plan Black Friday Protests

Amazon factory humans allied with the GMB union are staging a series of protests on the retailer's biggest day of the year, with packaging staff set to stage a walkout on Black Friday, the holiest of all days in the internet shopping calendar. Read More >>

The Military is Launching a Major Test of Unmanned Vehicles and Surveillance Drones

The British Army is carrying out a major, four-week test of 70 new technologies, “including unmanned vehicles and surveillance drones,” as part of its “Autonomous Warrior experiment,” the MIT Technology Review reported this week. Read More >>

Government Plans £400m Tax Raid on Tech Giants

Yesterday's budget did indeed contain measures designed to increase the tax bills of the transatlantic tech giants, with the chancellor outlining a plan to make as much as £400m a year from the introduction of the UK Digital Services Tax in 2020. Read More >>

Drone Pilot Had a Go at Taking Down a Plane

A drone owner in the vicinity of RAF Northolt very nearly claimed the shameful honour of being the first idiot to make a proper aeroplane crash, with safety investigators agreeing that the movements of the adult baby's flying toy matched with a deliberate attempt to hit a plane as it came in to land. Read More >>

Smaller Ikea Metro/Local Outlets are Coming to the High Street

Ikea is planning to invade the high streets of the UK with a network of smaller branches, where users will be able to select from a slightly limited range of furniture and won't have the fun of controlling a massive trolley in places where it looks like members of the public shouldn't be allowed. Read More >>

Facebook’s ‘Maximum Penalty’ for Cambridge Analytica is Pocket Change

Facebook, the social media giant that recently clocked in at a total valuation of nearly $600 billion, is facing the maximum penalties UK authorities have available to punish the company for its role in the Cambridge Analytica data-sharing scandal. And – drumroll, please – it’s £500,000. Read More >>

Uber Regains Temporary License to Operate in London After Promising to Stop Being Terrible

Ride-sharing giant Uber, which lost its license to operate in its millions-strong London market in September 2017 amid a Transport for London (TfL) ruling the company was “not fit and proper to hold a private operator license,” has won at least a temporary reprieve in its battle against UK regulators. Read More >>