Most talked about Guardian stories

Whisper CEO suspends staff pending inquiry into 'anonymity' revelations

theguardian.com — The chief executive of the "anonymous" social media app Whisper has placed at least two employees on administrative leave, pending an internal investigation by the company. Earlier this month, the Guardian revealed that Whisper, which promises users anonymity and claims to be "the safest place on the internet", was tracking the location of its users, including some who had specifically asked not to be followed.
Oct 25, 2014

RT @guardian: Whisper CEO suspends staff pending inquiry into 'anonymity' revelations gu.com/p/42nvg/tw @GuardianUS

Oct 25, 2014

RT @mediaguardian: Whisper CEO suspends staff pending inquiry into 'anonymity' revelations gu.com/p/42nvg

Oct 25, 2014

RT @KathViner: Whisper CEO suspends staff pending inquiry into 'anonymity' revelations gu.com/p/42nvg/stw

Oct 25, 2014

Whisper CEO suspends staff pending inquiry into 'anonymity' revelations gu.com/p/42nvg/stw

Oct 25, 2014

RT @KathViner: Whisper CEO suspends staff pending inquiry into 'anonymity' revelations gu.com/p/42nvg/stw

Show 3 more tweets from Tim Carmody, Katharine Viner and others...

Nearly a third of voters are prepared to support Ukip

theguardian.com — The phenomenal rise in support for Ukip is underlined by a new Opinium/ Observer poll which shows almost one-third of voters would be prepared to back Nigel Farage's party if they believed it could win in their own constituency.
Oct 25, 2014

Hell... Nearly a third of voters prepared to support Ukip if right wing party could win in constituency theguardian.com/politics/2014/…

Oct 25, 2014

Lunatics set for asylum takeover: Nearly a third of voters prepared to support Ukip gu.com/p/42n2v/stw

Oct 25, 2014

Nearly a third of voters prepared to support Ukip gu.com/p/42n2v

Oct 25, 2014

Nearly a third of voters would be prepared to support Ukip gu.com/p/42n2v/tw via @guardian

Show 1 more tweet from Kevin Mitchell

How journalists could be more constructive - and boost audiences

theguardian.com — Rob Wijnberg, founder of De Correspondent, recently asked me to imagine my marriage was like the relationship between a news anchor and one of their viewers. "Okay, so imagine that your husband talks to you like he did when he was presenting the evening news - and you are his audience on the other side of the screen."
Oct 25, 2014

RT @arusbridger: How journalists could improve the world by being more constructive theguardian.com/media-network/…

Oct 25, 2014

RT @arusbridger: How journalists could improve the world by being more constructive theguardian.com/media-network/…

Oct 25, 2014

How journalists could improve the world by being more constructive theguardian.com/media-network/…

Oct 25, 2014

RT @jayrosen_nyu: If you read this and think: "constructive journalism" = happy talk, good news, uplifting stories... try again. theguardian.com/media-network/…

Show 2 more tweets from Lisa Johnson, Jay Rosen

Jack Bruce: five songs that chart his journey through the 60s to Cream

theguardian.com — Jack Bruce was only two months past his 19th birthday when this set was recorded for the BBC. It's a startlingly clear indication of how swift the pace of change was in British music during the 1960s, for its very conservatism compared to what Bruce would be doing with Cream by 1967.
Oct 25, 2014

Jack Bruce: five songs that chart his journey through the 60s to Cream gu.com/p/42nx9/tw via @guardian

Oct 25, 2014

RT @guardian: Jack Bruce: five songs that chart his journey through the 60s to Cream gu.com/p/42nx9/tw

Oct 25, 2014

RT @guardian: Jack Bruce: five songs that chart his journey through the 60s to Cream gu.com/p/42nx9/tw

Oct 25, 2014

RT @MichaelAHann: Jack Bruce died, so I bashed out a couple of things. Here's one of them: gu.com/p/42nx9/tw

Oct 25, 2014

RT @guardian: Jack Bruce: five songs that chart his journey through the 60s to Cream gu.com/p/42nx9/tw

Show 1 more tweet from Richard Williams

Fourth jihadist from Portsmouth killed in Syria

theguardian.com — Another British jihadist from Portsmouth has been reportedly killed on the frontline in Syria, the fourth to die from a group of six men who travelled from Hampshire last year to fight for the Islamic State (Isis). Muhammad Mehdi Hassan, 19, is understood to have died in fighting during the ongoing Isis offensive to capture the Syrian border city of Kobani.
Oct 25, 2014

RT @LizSly: The English seaside town of Portsmouth might have the highest per capita death rate in the Syria war outside Syria theguardian.com/world/2014/oct…

Oct 25, 2014

A 19-year-old British jihadist killed in Syria belonged to group called "Britani Brigade Bangladeshi Bad Boys.” #ISIS theguardian.com/world/2014/oct…

Oct 25, 2014

"Now, of the 6 men who went from Porstmouth (UK) to fight jihad in Syria, 4 have now died and 1 is in prison." theguardian.com/world/2014/oct…

Show 2 more tweets from Laura Rozen, Peter Beaumont

The murderers next door

theguardian.com — In the secure storage vaults of Nottinghamshire police headquarters is a box filled with Hollywood memorabilia. There's a signed photograph of film star Gary Cooper, unsmiling in a tweed jacket and tie. There's a bank form, faded at the edges, in which Cooper authorises his stockbroker to sell some shares in a Mexican steel company.
Oct 25, 2014

Great if macabre: RT @jennykleeman: The murder of Bill and Pat Wycherley - the strangest story I've ever told theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/o…

Oct 25, 2014

RT @jennykleeman: The murder of Bill and Pat Wycherley - the strangest story I've ever told theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/o…

Oct 25, 2014

They murdered her parents, buried the bodies in the garden and covered it up for years and years... gu.com/p/42jcf

Show 1 more tweet from Allan Jenkins

Fifa film United Passions is PR exercise rankling even with its stars

theguardian.com — It is fair to say that Sepp Blatter will not be gatecrashing any selfies at next year's Oscars. Indeed, no one involved in Fifa's attempt at a box-office blockbuster, United Passions, should be winning awards any time soon.
Oct 25, 2014

"Like a totalitarian regime's info film": Fifa £20 film United Passions is PR exercise rankling even with its stars buff.ly/1z8MEom

Oct 25, 2014

Fifa film United Passions is PR exercise rankling even with its stars gu.com/p/42ykg/tw via @guardian

Iran executes Reyhaneh Jabbari despite global appeals for retrial

theguardian.com — Iran has executed a woman who killed a man she said was trying to sexually abuse her, in defiance of an international campaign to spare her life. Reyhaneh Jabbari, 26, was hanged at dawn on Saturday in a Tehran prison for the murder of a former intelligence official, the official IRNA news agency reported on Saturday.
Oct 25, 2014

Iran ignores UN appeal, executes Reyhaneh Jabbari who "killed man in self defence aft he tried 2 sexually assault her gu.com/p/42mzz/tw

Oct 25, 2014

Iran executes Reyhaneh Jabbari despite global appeals for retrial flip.it/cezz0

Show 2 more tweets from David Hazony, Ashish Kumar Sen

The Pompey jihadis: how did one English city produce six young fighters for Isis?

theguardian.com — Outside Jami Mosque, among the swirling brown leaves, Abdul Jamani reckons the mundanity of life among the terraced streets nearby helped to propel the lads to the battlefields of Syria. "There's not that much to do around here, they probably wanted excitement.
Oct 26, 2014

The Pompey jihadis: how did one English city produce six young fighters for Isis? ow.ly/Dl4MZ

Labor may adopt policy of turning back asylum seeker boats to Indonesia

theguardian.com — Labor may keep the practice of turning asylum boats around if it wins office at the next election, signalling what could be a major policy backflip. Turning back boats where it is safe to do so is a central pillar of the government's Operation Sovereign Borders policy.
Oct 25, 2014

Labor may adopt policy of turning back asylum seeker boats to Indonesia gu.com/p/42n3a/tw via @guardian

Tony Abbott pushes for reform of 'dog's breakfast' of federalism

theguardian.com — Tony Abbott has urged the commonwealth and states to work together to to fix the "dog's breakfast" of federalism. The prime minister wants reform but has stepped away from his earlier calls for the states to cede control to the commonwealth.

Miliband barred Lamont from attacking bedroom tax for 12 months

theguardian.com — Johann Lamont is to stand down as leader of the Scottish Labour party, after describing some of her Westminster colleagues as dinosaurs who do not understand the politics they are facing since the referendum.
Oct 25, 2014

Miliband barred Lamont from attacking bedroom tax for 12 months gu.com/p/42mpv/stw

Oct 25, 2014

Miliband barred Lamont from attacking bedroom tax for 12 months gu.com/p/42mpv/tw via @guardian

Oct 25, 2014

"They told Lamont not to condemn the bedroom tax for a year while Ed made up his mind.” gu.com/p/42mpv

Oct 25, 2014

RT @Lynne_Currie: Scottish Labour's hands were tied on #BedroomTax for over a year as Miliband "banned" Lamont from condemning it theguardian.com/politics/2014/…

India spurns US offer and purchases guided missiles from Israel for $525m

theguardian.com — India has opted to buy Israel's Spike anti-tank guided missile, a defence ministry source said on Saturday, rejecting a rival US offer of Javelin missiles that Washington had lobbied hard to win. India will buy at least 8,000 Spike missiles and more than 300 launchers in a deal worth 32bn rupees ($525m), the source said after a meeting of India's Defence Acquisition Council.
Oct 25, 2014

In much-anticipated $525m deal, India picks Israel’s Spike anti-tank guided missile over US Javelin. theguardian.com/world/2014/oct…

Oct 25, 2014

India won't go for the US Javelin missile. Instead picks the Israeli Spike missile. (Earlier reports proved wrong?) theguardian.com/world/2014/oct…

Oct 25, 2014

India spurns US offer and purchases guided missiles from Israel for $525m gu.com/p/42mqf/tw via @guardian

This crude assault on Europe strikes at the very heart of Enlightenment values

theguardian.com — More countries crowd into the world's smallest continent - Europe - than any other. There are 49 of us (not including Russia) locked into a relatively small geographical space. Most of us at one time or another have been at war with each other. Ancient resentments simmer.
Oct 25, 2014

This crude assault on Europe strikes at the very heart of Enlightenment values | Will Hutton gu.com/p/42nvv/stw

US midterm elections: the 10 key races to watch

theguardian.com — Running Incumbent Mitch McConnell (Republican) v Alison Lundergan Grimes (Democrat) Snapshot There is no single candidate Democrats would love to knock off more than McConnell, their Senate nemesis, who is so close to becoming majority leader he can smell it. And if any Democrat can crack Kentucky, it may be Grimes, a 35-year-old rock-star secretary of state.

Jack Bruce, former Cream man, dies aged 71

theguardian.com — Jack Bruce, best known as one third of Cream, has died of liver disease. In a statement issued by his family on Saturday, his family said: ""It is with great sadness that we, Jack's family, announce the passing of our beloved Jack: husband, father, granddad, and all round legend.
Oct 25, 2014

Another bummer: #CREAM bassist & songwriter Jack Bruce dies at 71. theguardian.com/music/2014/oct… Here's the band in '68 youtu.be/Gd9q5I69azM

Oct 25, 2014

The first real "super group"...RIP RT Jack Bruce, former Cream man, dies aged 71 gu.com/p/42nvy/tw via @guardian

Show 5 more tweets from Paul Bakibinga, Lionel and others...

Couch potatoes have killed the internet dream

theguardian.com — Earlier this year engineer Dr Craig Labovitz testified before the US House of Representatives judiciary subcommittee on regulatory reform, commercial and antitrust law. Labovitz is co-founder and chief executive of Deepfield, an outfit that sells software to enable companies to compile detailed analytics on traffic within their computer networks.