Daily Archives: December 4, 2017

Apple Pay Cash starts rolling out to iPhone users in the US

Apple Pay Cash is finally starting to roll out to users in the States, bringing the ability to send other iOS users payments directly through iMessage. The update is arriving piece by piece to those who’ve downloaded iOS 11.2, which launched two days back with a not-yet-live version of the feature. Apple Pay Cash was announced back in June at ...

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Last porno palace in Paris: French capital’s favorite erotic cinema set to close its doors

Published time: 5 Dec, 2017 03:44 Internet porn has apparently claimed yet another victim as the last erotic cinema in Paris is set to close its doors at the end of the year. The Beverly, located on the French capital’s Rue de la Ville-Neuve, was the last survivor of the city’s once thriving pornographic cinema scene. However after more than ...

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FBI issues over 4,000 gun seizure orders for failed background checks – report

The FBI has issued 4,170 orders to the ATF to seize guns from people who bought them last year after it was discovered the purchases were not authorized. This follows a federal review of an agency tasked with overseeing millions of firearms sales each year. A USA Today report Monday says that the people cited as having bought the weapons ...

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‘Let’s take the word “reset” out of the dictionary,’ says US ambassador to Russia

Former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman, who has served as US Ambassador to Russia since October, has criticized attempts by Washington to make a big show of patching up relations, and has implored the two countries to focus on the “core issues.” “Why does every administration – whether Democrat or Republican – talk about a reset?” Huntsman asked during an interpreted ...

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US urges Pakistan to ‘redouble’ counter-terrorism efforts – or let CIA do it

Washington has urged Islamabad to “redouble” its efforts in fighting terrorists. And while Pakistan insists that “no safe heavens” exist in the Central Asian country, the CIA over the weekend vowed to fight terrorism with or without Islamabad. On Monday, US Defense Secretary James Mattis arrived in Pakistan, seeking to convince Islamabad to get onboard with the Trump administration’s “Afghanistan ...

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US consulates to resume ‘limited’ visa services in Russia

Published time: 5 Dec, 2017 02:49 Frosty relations between Washington and Moscow enjoyed a slight thaw after it was announced that three US consulates, following months of diplomatic tit-for-tat reciprocal measures, would soon resume “limited” visa services in Russia. The American consulates in St. Petersburg, Ekaterinburg and Vladivostok will resume non-immigrant visa interviews on December 11, the US Embassy in ...

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Ten predictions for digital media in 2018

Peter CsathyContributor Peter Csathy is Chairman of CREATV Media, a media innovation and advisory firm and the author of “Media 2.0 (18): An Insider’s Guide to Today’s Digital Media World & Where It’s Going”. More posts by this contributor: Netflix should be afraid of Disney’s OTT play Top 10 digital media predictions for 2017 1. There will be blood in the escalating ...

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Syrian air defense intercepts 3 Israeli missiles targeting military site near Damascus – state media

Published time: 5 Dec, 2017 01:25 Edited time: 5 Dec, 2017 01:53 Israel has reportedly launched air strikes at a Syrian military research facility in the Damascus countryside, local media report, claiming that the country’s air defense systems engaged and destroyed three out of at least six incoming missiles. At 11:30pm Monday, Syrian “air defenses confronted an Israeli missile attack ...

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New Hampshire panhandler military vet to get $89K in settlement

The city of Manchester, New Hampshire has agreed to pay a military veteran $ 89,000 after police cited her for panhandling. The vet argued the ordinance under which she was charged violated her Constitutional rights, and the court agreed. “I feel that I was treated very unfairly by the Manchester police and its officials,” Theresa Petrello said in a statement. ...

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Grigory Rodchenkov calls for ban on Russian flag at Olympics

Published time: 4 Dec, 2017 22:45 Edited time: 4 Dec, 2017 23:45 The former head of the Moscow anti-doping laboratory, Grigory Rodchenkov, who’s testimony on the alleged state-sponsored doping system triggered the wave of sanctions against Russia, says that the country’s athletes should only compete in PyeongChang under a neutral flag. In a recent interview with the New York times ...

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