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Bitcoin pushing higher as cryptocurrency market finds its swagger

Cryptocurrencies led by bitcoin surged on Tuesday, as confidence returned to the market following regulation and safety concerns. Read more Bitcoin was up 6 percent, trading above $ 11,500, the highest it has been in February. Ethereum and ripple — the number 2 and 3 cryptocurrencies respectively — also rose, trading 1-2 percent higher. More than 80 percent of cryptocurrencies ...

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German court finds fault with Facebook’s default privacy settings

A court in Germany has ruled that Facebook’s default privacy settings and some of its terms and conditions breached local laws. The Berlin court passed judgement late last month but the verdict was only made public this week. The legal challenge, which dates back to 2015, was filed by a local consumer rights association, the vzbv. It successfully argued Facebook’s default ...

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Syria clashes won’t stop until ‘ambivalent’ US finds common ground with Russia & Turkey

Washington must come to terms with Russia and Turkey to avoid repeated clashes in northern Syria, where it continues to support and pit local Kurdish-dominated militants against Damascus, retired US General Paul Vallely told RT. In December, Moscow declared the defeat of all major Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) terrorist clusters in Syria and withdrew the bulk of its forces ...

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More men to get a pay rise at BBC after report finds ‘no bias’ against female staff

The BBC has opened itself to further backlash over its gender pay gap as more men than women will receive a pay rise after auditors found there is “no bias” against female presenters. Accountancy firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) found that of the nearly 200 on-air staff needing a pay rise under a new “transparent” structure announced by the BBC in a ...

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It’s alive! Amateur astronomer finds long-lost NASA satellite

An amateur astronomer hunting for radio signals of secret military satellites has discovered a NASA orbital that was written off more than a decade ago. The Imager for Magnetopause-to-Aurora Global Exploration (IMAGE) was found still broadcasting by stargazer Scott Tilley on January 20. Tilley had been scanning high-Earth orbit for evidence of Zuma, a secret US satellite rumored to have ...

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‘This should be fun’: DOJ finds missing FBI texts

Five months’ worth of texts between two FBI employees who worked on the Trump-Russia probe have been found, the Department of Justice inspector general informed Congress. The messages have cast a shadow over the investigation. The content of several messages exchanged by FBI agent Peter Strzok and his paramor, attorney Lisa Page, were first reported in December, as part of ...

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Humanitarian projects significantly reduce stress in Syrian child refugees, study finds

Mental health programs have been shown to significantly reduce stress among children affected by the war in Syria, according to a new study conducted on refugees in Jordan, which hosts almost a million displaced Syrians. A Yale University study involving a group of 733 adolescents, including 411 Syrian refugees and 322 Jordanian non-refugees, was conducted across four cities bordering Syria in northern ...

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Germans trust cops more than bankers & media, New Year survey finds

Germans trust police or schools more than banks, big corporations and media, including newspapers and TV channels. That’s according to a revealing survey which dug into Germans’ approval of their country’s institutions. Read more Germans have a lot of trust in the police, doctors, universities and schools but strongly distrust bankers, print media and TV broadcasters, a new study by ...

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Serious data errors lead to invasive investigations into innocent people, report finds

Published time: 21 Dec, 2017 08:34 Serious data errors have led to invasive investigations into innocent people over serious sex offences and murder, a report has revealed. In one case, children were separated from their parents after police got the address wrong. The errors were revealed in a report by the Interception of Communications Commissioner, Sir Stanley Burnton, who said ...

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1 in 8 Russians going through sexual dry spell, survey finds

Published time: 18 Dec, 2017 23:27 The sex lives of Russians have been revealed in a new online survey, showing that for some people at least, it can get quite lonely in the bitter north. The results of the survey were published on Monday by the internet portal Mail.Ru, which grilled around 15,000 people for the most intimate details about ...

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