Should dating apps tell us how sexy we are? | Coco Khan

App algorithms rank results so dating opportunities end up being hoarded by the few. One app told me my score, says Coco Khan, a Guardian Weekend columnist Marks out of 10: how attractive do you think you are? Perhaps youd describe yourself as a six on a good hair day, or seven when youve caught the sun? Attractiveness, after all, is subjective, and can change from day to day. Besides, isnt beauty in the eye of the beholder? But the …

Terry Pratchett predicted rise of fake news in 1995, says biographer

Marc Burrows discovered Bill Gates interview in which the writer warned of parity of esteem given to stories published on the net In 1995, the internet was a world of dial-up connections and Usenet newsgroups, but according to his biographer, Terry Pratchett had already accurately predicted how the internet would propagate and legitimise fake news. Marc Burrows was digging through old cuttings about the late Discworld author for his forthcoming biography when he came across an interview Pratchett had done …