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Saudi women score access to football matches

Published time: 9 Jan, 2018 03:31 Saudi Arabian women will be able to attend major sports events for the first time this Friday, as the Kingdom introduces one of its promised reforms to allow female fans at football matches. Opening football stadiums to women is part of the Gulf kingdom’s “Vision 2030” economic plan to modernize the conservative monarchy and ...

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Amazon’s a la carte TV service, Amazon Channels, adds CBS All Access

Amazon’s a la carte TV subscription service, Amazon Channels, just added another big name to its lineup. Today, the companies announced that CBS’s over-the-top streaming service, CBS All Access – yes, the home to the new “Star Trek” – will now be available on Amazon Channels. However, only the higher-priced, $ 9.99/month commercial-free subscription will be offered for the time ...

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Visa & Mastercard barred access to Russian financial technology

Published time: 26 Dec, 2017 12:45 The world’s two most used payment systems – Visa and MasterCard – have been prohibited from Fintech, the Russian center for new financial technology, Vedomosti daily reports. According to the daily, Russian authorities do not want to give foreign companies like Visa and MasterCard access to the latest financial technology in Russia. Read more ...

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Russian lower house to ban access to all US reporters – lawmaker

Published time: 1 Dec, 2017 11:03 The head of the State Duma Regulations Committee has said that the Russian Lower House will ban all visits by journalists working for US mass media. This is in reply to the US Congress’s hostile moves towards Russia’s RT America television. Read more “By our decision we are offering this move for the consideration ...

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Disable location access? Google collects data from Android users anyway – report

Android phone users may turn off their location services settings, take out their SIM card or restore their device to factory settings, but Google still collects their location data, according to a new report. For the past 11 months, devices running on Android software have been sending “Cell ID codes,” which contain data on the addresses of nearby cellular towers, ...

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Twitter launches lower-cost subscription access to its data through new Premium APIs

Twitter tried to mend its relationship with developers earlier this year with the launch of a new API platform which focused on streamlining APIs and the promise of additional tiers of access. Twitter said it would offer free APIs for testing ideas, self-serve access, as well as paid access for increased functionality, in addition to its enterprise APIs. Today, Twitter ...

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‘Vacuum & isolation’: Russia may restrict access to CNN in reply to US sanctions, says senator

Published time: 9 Nov, 2017 09:19 A member of the upper house Committee for Information Politics says if the US continues to pressure Russian state media companies like RT and Sputnik, Moscow will reply with a legislative ban on CNN broadcasts via cable or air. Read more “Russia would take measures that would mirror the actions of the US Congress. ...

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Anyone home? Amazon Key will give couriers & hackers access to your home

Amazon is addressing customers concerns over thieves stealing their packages by… giving their couriers a key to their homes. Security experts have shown the move will leave homes vulnerable to hackers. Amazon announced the new service Wednesday that would allow customers to request “in-home” delivery when no one is home. Once a delivery driver arrives at a customer’s house with ...

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Child porn industry spreading in Southeast Asia as internet access grows

Published time: 18 Oct, 2017 18:32 The spread of internet use in Southeast Asia is fuelling the creation and spread of child exploitation – and experts are warning that children are being coerced into creating the material themselves. Internet availability across Southeast Asia currently sits at about 50 percent, according to a recent study. However, in the Philippines and Thailand, ...

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Twitter users blocked by Trump call on judge to restore access

Seven Twitter users from across the U.S. who are suing President Trump, saying he’s blocked them, want a judge to restore their access as litigation proceeds, according to court documents. The Twitter users and The Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University filed a lawsuit in Manhattan Federal Court on July 11, alleging Trump or his agents blocked them because ...

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