Daily Archives: September 4, 2018

9 dead, 300+ injured as typhoon Jebi leaves trail of destruction in Japan (VIDEOS)

At least nine people have been killed and more than 300 injured in wake of typhoon Jebi which battered the coast of Japan, overturning cars, disrupting air traffic, leaving thousands without power and forcing mass evacuations. Japan issued an evacuation alert to more than one million people on Tuesday and cancelled hundreds of flights, as a powerful typhoon swept across ...

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How to watch Facebook and Twitter’s big hearings with Congress

On Wednesday, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey will appear before Congress in the latest high profile hearings for tech on Capitol Hill. The main event will take place at 9:30 a.m. ET, as the pair of tech execs faces the defense and cybersecurity-minded Senate Select Intelligence Committee. Following that hearing, Dorsey will stick around for a ...

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Skype finally adds call recording

Skype is the communication tool of choice (and necessity) for millions, but it has always lacked a basic feature that no doubt many of those millions have requested: call recording. Well, Microsoft finally heard our cries, and recording is now built into Skype on both desktop and mobile. Inexplicably, the ability is available in the latest version of the app ...

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Israel admits 200+ strikes against ‘Iranian targets’ in Syria over 18 months

The Israeli military has admitted that over the past 18 months it carried out more than 200 strikes in Syria, which it claims destroyed hundreds of alleged Iranian targets, local media report. Accusing Tehran of constants attempts to gain foothold in Syria, and potentially deploy tens of thousands of soldiers on the ground, the IDF on Tuesday said that it ...

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How to watch Facebook and Twitter’s big hearings with Congress

On Wednesday, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey will appear before Congress in the latest high profile hearings for tech on Capitol Hill. The main event will take place at 9:30 a.m. ET, as the pair of tech execs faces the defense and cybersecurity-minded Senate Select Intelligence Committee. Following that hearing, Dorsey will stick around for a ...

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Elon Musk triples down on ‘pedo’ claims, calls Thai cave rescuer ‘child rapist’

Elon Musk wrote that he “hopes” to get sued by Vernon Unsworth, once again accusing the 63-year-old British diver who played a key role in the rescue of a Thai youth football team from a cave of being a “child rapist.” “I suggest that you call people you know in Thailand, find out what’s actually going on and stop defending ...

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Facebook, Twitter: US intelligence could help us more in fighting election interference

Facebook’s chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg has admitted that the social networking giant could have done more to prevent foreign interference on its platforms, but said that the government also needs to step up its intelligence sharing efforts. The remarks are ahead of an open hearing at the Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday, where Sandberg and Twitter chief executive Jack ...

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US demonstrates ‘subtle desire’ to rescue terrorists in Syria’s Idlib – Russian FM Lavrov

Washington has never delivered on its promise to separate the so-called ‘moderate’ Syrian opposition from the terrorists, and once again seems to be trying to get al-Nusra off the hook in Idlib, Russian FM Sergey Lavrov said. “The de-escalation zone in Idlib remains the only one, where tens of thousands of extremists are concentrated, spearheaded by Jabhat al-Nusra,” Lavrov told ...

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Trump to chair UN Security Council meeting on Iran – Haley

The US ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, has announced that President Donald Trump is set to host a Security Council meeting to discuss Iran when he attends the General Assembly in New York later this month. The US has only just assumed the rotating presidency over the UN Security Council, held by each of the members in turn for ...

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Three former Social Capital partners are reportedly raising a $200M fund

Tribe Capital, the venture capital firm launched by Arjun Sethi, Jonathan Hsu and Ted Maidenberg, a trio of former Social Capital partners, is reportedly raising $ 200 million for its first flagship venture capital fund.  This story is developing. We’ve reached out to the firm for comment. Tribe was said to be focusing on cryptocurrency and blockchain startups, recently leading ...

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