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‘I can’t say’: Education Sec. DeVos scores an ‘F’ when asked about her state’s schools

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos faces public backlash after she confessed she did not know how public schools were performing in her home state of Michigan. DeVos has been pushing reductions in funding for public schools. Trump’s Secretary of Education was quizzed about school performance in the US, in an interview with Lesley Stahl on the CBS 60 Minutes program on ...

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Facebook says it mistakenly asked users for views on grooming

In today’s episode of ‘wtf was the tech industry thinking’, Facebook has been caught asking users if they think it’s okay for an adult man to ask a 14-year-old girl for “sexual pictures” in a private chat. The Guardian reported that Facebook ran the survey on Sunday asking a portion of its users how they thought it should handle grooming behavior. ...

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‘I’m not racist’: Donald Trump would apologize over retweet of far-right Britain First (if asked)

US President Donald Trump said he would apologize for retweeting Islamophobic videos by far-right group Britain First if he was asked to, adding he is “often the least racist person” anyone could ever meet. The president came under fire in November after sharing anti-Muslim videos from the group’s deputy leader Jayda Fransen’s Twitter page. Talking to ITV Good Morning Britain ...

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Sophia bot freezes when asked how corruption in Ukraine can be defeated – MP

The gynoid chat bot Sophia, who was brought to the ongoing Davos World Economic Forum as part of its entertainment program, was reportedly rendered unresponsive when asked how Ukraine’s endemic corruption problem can be solved. The episode was described by Ukrainian MP Alyona Shkrum on her Facebook page. When Sophia was brought to Ukraine House at the Swiss resort, somebody ...

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Italians asked to report fake news to police ahead of March election

The Italian government is cracking down on fake news ahead of its upcoming general election, launching a portal that allows the public to report online news hoaxes directly to the police. Reports of fake news can be made via a “red button” system on the website of Italy’s postal police – the division that tackles cyber crime. Those reporting media ...

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Apple asked to respond to China consumer group about slowing older iPhones

Apple is now facing questions about how it slows down older iPhones in China. The Xinhua state news agency reported yesterday that the Shanghai Consumer Council has written to Apple asking it to explain the performance hit and any remedies it is offering to consumers. The company has been asked to respond to the Council’s letter by Friday. The Council ...

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Apple asked to respond to China consumer group about slowing older iPhones

Apple is now facing questions about how it slows down older iPhones in China. The Xinhua state news agency reported yesterday that the Shanghai Consumer Council has written to Apple asking it to explain the performance hit and any remedies it is offering to consumers. The company has been asked to respond to the Council’s letter by Friday. The Council ...

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‘CIA friends’ asked Moby to spread word of Trump-Russia collusion on social media

In a recent interview, Moby said his friends at the CIA asked him to take advantage of a greater “social media following” to spread rumors about President Donald Trump’s alleged collusion with Russia during the 2016 campaign. Multi-award winning recording artist and activist Moby gave an interview to WFPK on Thursday to promote his new album, “Everything Was Beautiful and ...

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New Year, old faces: Bad-penny Blair is back offering opinions no one asked for

Britain’s never-truly-gone former Prime Minister Tony Blair has had a busy new year period, filling the void by offering opinions no one wants. Brexit, immigration, ignoring democracy – he’s got a lot to say. With most politicians up to god knows what in the holiday period (we’ll probably find out in the tabloids soon enough) Blair has seen an opportunity ...

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Boris Johnson ‘asked Iran to free two British spies’ – Tehran MP

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson reportedly asked Iran to free two British “spies” during his recent trip to the country. Their names have not been disclosed. Speaking to the Tasnim News Agency in Tehran, Iranian MP Hossein Naqavi Hosseini said that Johnson had made the request. He added: “One of the problems that we face in receiving European delegations is that ...

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