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Twitter suffers brief outage across Europe & US

Social media users have reported a major Twitter outage across Europe and the US on Tuesday. Downdetector received reports of an outage from Egypt to Washington DC before the social media site returned to its former working glory. Outage Report, another site dedicated to monitoring the internet’s systematic malfunctions, received over 1,400 reports of a Twitter outage in 20 minutes ...

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Australia’s Perth Airport partially evacuated in brief emergency

Terminal 1 of Perth Airport in Australia was briefly evacuated on Tuesday. It is not clear what caused the incident as no details have been provided so far. On Tuesday, T1 international and domestic terminals were reopened after a brief evacuation. “We are currently reoccupying Terminal 1. Thanks for your patience while we look after your safety,” the airport tweeted. ...

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A brief history of Facebook’s privacy hostility ahead of Zuckerberg’s testimony

The Facebook founder will be questioned by the Senate Judiciary and Senate Commerce Committees later today — in a session entitled “Facebook, Social Media Privacy, and the Use and Abuse of Data.” Mark Zuckerberg is also due to testify before Congress on Wednesday — to be asked about the company’s use and protection of user data. As we’ve pointed out already, his written ...

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'Bomb Iran & execute Snowden’: Brief history of Pompeo’s foreign policy rhetoric

Newly-installed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo doesn’t have a huge amount of experience as a diplomat so what can we expect from the former Kansas congressman now that he is heading US foreign policy? Pompeo landed the top job in the State Department on Tuesday after US President Donald Trump ousted Rex Tillerson. Here’s a flavor of his previous comments ...

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‘See if it fits’: Brief panic as SUV enters pedestrian passage in St. Petersburg (VIDEO)

Video footage has shown frightened pedestrians flee after an SUV casually entering an underground passage in St. Petersburg. However, the incident wasn’t terror-related: the driver claims he was only carrying out a bet. A CCTV video circulating online shows commuters going about their day in the underground pedestrian passage near St. Petersburg’s Moskovskaya metro station on Wednesday morning. People are ...

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Florida massacre sparks brief rally in gun stocks amid downward trend

American Outdoor Brands, the company which makes the AR-15 semi-automatic rifle, saw its shares rise by 1.49 percent in the aftermath of the Florida school shooting that killed 17 people and injured a dozen Wednesday. While gun and ammunition maker stocks typically rise in the wake of a major shooting incident in the US, in response to a highly charged ...

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Apple readies Siri for the HomePod by adding a podcast-powered news brief

The HomePod had a bit of a notable production setback, back in December, but Apple’s high-end smart speaker is still on track for an “early 2018” release. As it preps for the release of its first Siri-focused device, the company is making some tweaks to its voice assistant. As 9to5Mac first noted, the latest beta version of iOS (11.2.5) sports ...

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No Women, No Fly? Tunisians angered by UAE’s brief female travel ban

Published time: 25 Dec, 2017 17:55 Edited time: 25 Dec, 2017 17:56 A temporary ban on Tunisian women entering the UAE has caused uproar in the North African country, leading authorities there to ban all flights from Emirates airlines. The ban seems to be motivated by concerns over terrorism. The United Arab Emirates briefly imposed a travel ban on all ...

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