Daily Archives: May 1, 2018

Shocked Chileans demand justice over horrific rape & death of 1yo infant

The death of a 19-month-old baby girl, following a brutal rape by her aunt’s partner, has caused shockwaves across Chile. Protests have erupted demanding punishment of the perpetrator of the horrific attack against the infant. On Sunday, the bleeding baby Ambar was brought to a hospital in the Valparaíso Region by her aunt with her boyfriend, who claimed that the ...

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Google’s pricey Clips ‘smart camera’ gets a $50 discount

There’s nothing altogether unusual about a holiday-related sale, but Google’s decision to drop its Clips camera by $ 50 through May 13 does leave one wondering if the company’s had some trouble moving the first-generation product. Announced alongside the new Pixel phones back in October, Clips finally hit the market at the end of February. Google hasn’t discussed sales figures, ...

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10 big announcements from Day 1 of F8

Day 1 of Facebook’s F8 conference was packed with announcements and updates. Here are 10 big takeaways from Mark Zuckerberg’s keynote on Day 1. You can find full coverage and analysis of F8 here.  1. Facebook announces a dating feature  Your next fling could start on Facebook. The company announced a new set of dating features that it will start ...

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Guatemalan flag flies over new embassy building in Jerusalem (PHOTO)

Israel’s Prime Minister has welcomed the controversial display of the Guatemalan flag over the country’s diplomatic mission in Jerusalem, which was raised ahead of the official embassy inauguration, scheduled for mid-May. On Tuesday, the new Guatemalan embassy in Jerusalem raised the national flag over the building, which is officially slated to open its doors for business on May 16, just ...

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Facebook’s Free Basics program ended quietly in Myanmar last year

As recently as last week, Facebook was touting the growth of its Internet.org app Free Basics, but the program isn’t working out everywhere. As the Outline originally reported and TechCrunch confirmed, the Free Basics program has ended in Myanmar, perhaps Facebook’s most controversial non-Western market at the moment. Its mission statement pledging to “bring more people online and help improve their ...

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Peppa blacklisted? China reportedly censors animated pig as an ‘antisocial subculture icon’

Images of Peppa Pig, the cartoon star of a TV show aimed at children, are reportedly being censored on a popular Chinese video-sharing website, over fears the animated porker is being increasingly used as a ‘subversive icon.’ Videos featuring the pink pig have mysteriously disappeared from Chinese website Douyin, according to the Global Times, with suggestions that the cartoon has ...

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Drain the swamp? Trump made it worse – poll

More than two thirds of Americans believe that US President Donald Trump has failed to deliver on his cornerstone campaign promise to “drain the swamp” in Washington, DC, a new poll has found. The freshly released poll from Monmouth University found that 37 percent of Americans think that Trump has not really changed anything about the DC culture and a ...

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Canadian MPs urge Pope Francis to apologize for state-funded indigenous assimilation program

Canadian lawmakers have asked the Pope to issue an official apology to its aboriginal peoples, whose native traditions have diminished over generations, partly due to Catholic education in so-called ‘residential schools.’ In an overwhelming 269-10 vote, the Canadian House of Commons adopted a non-binding motion calling on Pope Francis to come to Canada and apologize to the victims of the ...

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Media attacks US Green candidate Stein over her non-existent collusion with Russia

It’s a rare occasion that mainstream media turns its attention to a third party presidential candidate and gets them on-air. Attacking them over ‘collusion’ with Russia? In this case, an exception may be made. The former Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein gave an interview to CNN, explaining her campaign’s decision not to hand over all documents requested by the ...

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What do Meltdown, Spectre and RyzenFall mean for the future of cybersecurity?

Andrew LohnContributor Andrew Lohn</a> is an engineer at the nonprofit, nonpartisan RAND Corporation. The security community is still reeling from the discoveries of the Meltdown and Spectre computer vulnerabilities, and now it seems that a rash of new hardware vulnerabilities called MasterKey, RyzenFall, Fallout and Chimera have been found in the past few months, too. Unlike most previous threats, all ...

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