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Google admits it lets hundreds of third party apps read your emails

Omnipresent tech giant Google told US senators that it lets third-party apps read data from Gmail accounts and share this information with marketers, even though Google itself allegedly stopped this practice last year. In a letter sent to the lawmakers in July and made public on Thursday, Google said that developers may share your data with third parties for the ...

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US postal worker admits to stealing 6,000+ gift cards with money to feed 4 children

A mother of four who worked for US postal service has admitted to grabbing more than 6,000 gift and greeting cards filled with cash and checks in Wisconsin. She said she needed money to pay bills and take care of her children. The residents of Wauwatosa in the Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, started complaining about not receiving their graduation, wedding, birthday ...

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France admits enabling death by torture during Algerian War of Independence

In a watershed decision, the French government has acknowledged it enabled a system which resulted in the torture of people during the war of independence in its former colony of Algeria six decades ago. The war of 1954-62 claimed some 1.5 million Algerian lives as French troops cracked down on the uprising as the colony sought independence after 130 years ...

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Tokyo admits 1st death from Fukushima radiation exposure

The Japanese authorities have acknowledged for the first time that a man died from cancer resulting from acute radiation poisoning at the Fukushima nuclear plant that went into meltdown following an earthquake back in 2011. A Japanese man in his 50s, who previously worked at the crippled Fukushima power plant, has recently died of a lung cancer. Japan’s Health, Labour ...

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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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US-led coalition admits 1,061 civilians killed in Iraq & Syria strikes in latest death toll

New figures released by the US-led coalition bombing Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria say that at least 1,061 civilians have been killed. This is still several times lower than data collected by rights groups. In its monthly casualty report published on Thursday, Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR) assessed that “at least 1,061 civilians have ...

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Jack Dorsey admits Twitter hasn’t ‘figured out’ approach to fake news

Jack Dorsey is hedging his bets. In an interview with CNN’s Brian Stelter, the beard-rocking CEO said Twitter is reluctant to commit to a timetable for enacting policies aimed at curbing heated political rhetoric on the site. The executive’s lukewarm comments reflect an embattled social network that has been the brunt of criticism from both sides of the political divide. ...

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Twitter CEO admits platform is left leaning after complaints tech giant gags conservative voices

Twitter’s CEO Jack Dorsey admitted this that the social media powerhouse is “left-leaning” – but he stressed that the company operates without bias after complaints from conservatives that right-wing accounts are being silenced. Dorsey, appearing on CNN on Saturday, threw out suggestions made by US president Donald Trump that the social media company acts with bias to ban users. Twitter ...

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Yes, The Big G is following you: Google admits it tracks users when location history is turned off

Google has confirmed that it still tracks users even after they turn off the “Location History” setting on their device. It comes just one day after the practice was revealed by an AP investigation. The clarification is mentioned on a Location History help page, which Google changed on Thursday. The once erroneous wording has now been changed to say: “This ...

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‘I wrote it’: US waiter who played victim of racist note admits whole thing was a hoax

A waiter who served up a steaming, hot bowl of lies has admitted to the public that claims about a customer leaving him a racist note at work were fabricated. Khalil Cavil, 20, has now admitted that he wrote the note himself. Cavil, who is a black Christian, found himself launched into the national spotlight after he shared a picture ...

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