Daily Archives: January 10, 2018

YouTube drops Logan Paul from Google Preferred and puts his Originals on hold

YouTube has taken further action against social media star Logan Paul, dropping the vlogger from its Google Preferred program, which is meant to be a mark of trust to signal to advertisers they can rely on these media creators to generate higher-quality content. After Paul posted a video of a dead body he filmed hanging from a tree in Japan’s ...

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South Korea readies ban on cryptocurrency trading after police & tax authorities raid exchanges

Published time: 11 Jan, 2018 03:58 South Korea’s justice minister has announced legislation is in the works to ban cryptocurrency trading after police and tax authorities reportedly raided the country’s biggest exchanges in a tax evasion probe. “There are great concerns regarding virtual currencies and the justice ministry is basically preparing a bill to ban cryptocurrency trading through exchanges,” Park ...

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Vermont to become 1st state to legalize marijuana via legislature

Published time: 11 Jan, 2018 03:57 Vermont is about to become the first state to legalize recreational marijuana without a voter ballot initiative. The bill comes as a US senator takes on US Attorney General Jeff Sessions for reversing federal enforcement policy. On Wednesday, the Democratic-controlled Vermont Senate passed a bill to legalize recreational marijuana use, making it the first ...

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Man simultaneously tasered & tear gassed by French cops turns into fireball (DISTURBING VIDEO)

Bodycam footage of an altercation between an already injured man and French police captures the moment the suspect burst into flames after being simultaneously tear gassed and tasered. The video has been making rounds online. The shocking video was captured by the bodycam of one of the officers involved in the incident, which dates back to July 2013, but has ...

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Ohio man spied on porn users after infecting 1,000s of computers with ‘Fruitfly’ malware

A computer programmer from Ohio has been charged in a 16-count indictment with creating the “Fruitfly” malware and installing it on unwitting victims’ computers with the alleged intent of spying and creating child porn. Computer programmer Phillip R Durachinsky, 28, of North Royalton, Ohio, has been charged with violations of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and the Wiretap Act, ...

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Automotive Grade Linux gets support from Toyota and Amazon as it eyes autonomous driving

Open-source software was once something that large businesses shied away from, but over the course of the last few years, it’s made inroads into virtually every enterprise company. With Automotive Grade Linux (AGL), the Linux Foundation hosts a project that aims to bring open source to the car industry. As the AGL group announced at CES in Las Vegas today, ...

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5,000yo stone carving in Himalayas may be oldest sky chart & depiction of supernova

Published time: 11 Jan, 2018 01:30 Stone carvings discovered in the Himalayan territory of Kashmir may represent the first ever depiction of a dying star and the oldest sky chart in human history, according to Indian scientists’ analysis of the ancient artifact. The carvings, dating back to between 2,100 and 4,100 BC, were discovered in the 1960s in the Burzahama ...

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Trump ‘invents’ F-52 fighter jet during joint press conference with Norwegian PM (VIDEO)

Published time: 11 Jan, 2018 01:39 President Donald Trump touted the sale of non-existent “F-52” jet fighters to Norway. Twitter did not miss the error or the chance to lampoon it. During a joint press conference with Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg on Wednesday, Trump was talking about trade relations between the two countries when he apparently made up a ...

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Samsung Galaxy S9 to be announced in February

The next version of the Samsung Galaxy S9 is to be announced next month at Mobile World Congress. The word comes from DJ Koh, president of Samsung’s mobile business, speaking at a CES 2018 event. Samsung has used MWC to launch several Galaxy phones including the Samsung S7 Edge in 2016. The massive annual show in Barcelona is traditionally a ...

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‘Historic step’: Greece curbs powers of Islamic Sharia courts

Published time: 11 Jan, 2018 00:50 The Greek parliament has overwhelmingly voted to limit the power of Sharia courts among the Muslim minority, seeking greater equality for all citizens. They were introduced a century ago in an agreement with Turkey after WWI. On Tuesday, Greek MPs passed a new law under which the Muslim minority would no longer be bound ...

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