Daily Archives: December 5, 2017

Keyboard app security gaffe exposes 31mn users’ data including passwords, web searches

Published time: 6 Dec, 2017 04:38 More than 31 million users of a popular virtual keyboard app AI.type, have had their private data exposed online, including email addresses, passwords, dates of birth and details from Google accounts, as well as actual text entered using the keyboard. AI.type is an onscreen keyboard with 40 million users. It has a free and ...

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DC officer who shot Terrence Sterling was ‘unjustified’ – internal review

After an officer was cleared of criminal charges for shooting unarmed motorist Terrence Sterling, investigators determined that he did not follow protocol and should be fired. The decision could affect a pending lawsuit against Washington, DC. A Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) Internal Review Board found that Officer Brian Trainer, 27, was “unjustified” when he shot Sterling last September, Police Chief ...

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As tbh popularity wanes, Facebook launches ‘Did You Know’ social questionnaire

Facebook wants you to share a bit more about yourself on your profile, so today it’s launching a new feature to web and mobile users called “Did You Know,” where you can answer questions about yourself to clue friends into your secrets, dreams, goals and feelings. As people back away from statuses and focus more on sharing articles, videos and ...

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Migrant Jesus in inflatable crib? Italian Bishop slams unconventional Nativity scene (PHOTOS)

Published time: 6 Dec, 2017 03:32 Edited time: 6 Dec, 2017 03:33 The Nativity scene in the Italian town of Castenaso where the Virgin Mary and baby Jesus have been depicted as migrants in an inflatable dinghy, has triggered outrage from a local Bishop. The crib was was the brainchild of the town’s left wing Mayor Stefano Sermenghi who wanted ...

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Trump to recognize Jerusalem as Israeli capital, but delay embassy relocation – reports

Published time: 6 Dec, 2017 02:16 Edited time: 6 Dec, 2017 02:49 President Donald Trump is expected to announce official US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital on Wednesday, according to various reports citing US and White House officials. The US embassy, however, will not be relocated immediately. Read more The US embassy move from Tel Aviv would be a ...

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British spies thwart terror plot to ‘blow up & assassinate’ PM May – reports

British intelligence has allegedly foiled a terrorist plot to assassinate Prime Minister Theresa May, one of nine terrorist schemes thwarted so far by UK spies in 2017, local media are reporting. Two men were arrested last week for plotting terrorist atrocities in the UK, British news outlets reported Tuesday. Naa’imur Zakariyah Rahman, 20, from north London, and Mohammed Aqib Imran, 21, ...

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Bronze Age iron weapons ‘came from outer space’, claims new study

Published time: 6 Dec, 2017 02:03 Edited time: 6 Dec, 2017 02:38 A new study claims that most of the iron used in weaponry and artefacts dating from the Bronze Age is, in fact, of extraterrestrial origin. It further explains how our ancient ancestors were able to use the metal without access to smelting. The new research, led by French ...

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Navy to scrap $500mn next-generation railgun

The US Navy is turning its attention away from a decade-long, electromagnetic railgun program, opting instead, for a less expensive alternative that uses the projectiles as ammunition in existing guns, rather than a next-generation weapon. Last week, the Congressional Research Service released a report, which said the Pentagon is looking to divert from a decade-long electromagnetic railgun (EMRG) program, but ...

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Foursquare VP of business development Mike Harkey has left for Google

Foursquare’s VP of business development Mike Harkey, who has been with the company for more than five years, has left to join Google as its director of global product partnerships. His LinkedIn page shows that he joined Google this month after serving a lengthy tenure at Foursquare, which has seen a significant shift from an early darling as a check-in ...

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YouTube to hire 10,000 moderators in major clampdown on ‘bad actors’

Published time: 6 Dec, 2017 01:39 YouTube will dedicate more than 10,000 staff to tackle “bad actors” who are using the Google-owned video hosting platform to distribute extremist and disturbing content, as well as to “mislead, manipulate, harass and harm” viewers. “In the last year, we took action to protect our community against violent or extremist content, testing new systems ...

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