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Google cancels UK ads from shady rehab clinic referrers already banned in US

Another day, another way tech giants are found to be profiting handsomely from unsavory ad practices. Today brings the news, as reported by the Sunday Times, that Google has reaped “millions” from shady companies that advertise online as help lines for people suffering from addiction, but in reality funnel those people to expensive private clinics, earning huge commissions. The basic ...

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BDS blacklist: Israel publishes activist groups barred from entry

Published time: 7 Jan, 2018 16:09 Israel has released it so-called BDS blacklist – organizations whose activists will be refused entry to the country due to their support for the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement against Israel. The names of the 20 barred organizations were revealed Sunday by the Strategic Affairs Ministry, reported Haaretz. Previously, the Ministry had refused to ...

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Planes collide at JFK amid fallout from ‘bomb cyclone’ closure (PHOTOS)

Published time: 6 Jan, 2018 16:48 Two planes collided at JFK Airport in New York early Saturday amid chaotic scenes brought on by the recent shutdown of the airport due to a massive snowstorm. Several planes trying to land at JFK were left stranded for up to seven hours with some forced to turn around due to major capacity issues. ...

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Fire and Fury: Which of these claims are excerpts from Trump ‘tell-all’ book? (QUIZ)

Published time: 6 Jan, 2018 11:34 The internet has gone into meltdown over a new ‘tell-all’ book sourced from inside the Trump White House that could, the author claims, bring down the president. Journalist Michael Wolff said Saturday that his book contains revelations that will eventually lead to the fall of Donald Trump’s administration. Meanwhile, Trump has slammed ‘Fire and ...

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New US customs guidelines limit agents from accessing remote data on electronic devices

In response to a nearly 60 percent spike in searches of electronic devices, customs agents are now prohibited from accessing information that is not stored on the device itself, such as cloud data. US Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) issued a new policy directive on Friday that creates a distinction between “basic” and “advanced” searches of electronic devices. A basic ...

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Ice-cold iguanas plunge from Florida trees during winter storm cold snap (PHOTOS)

Published time: 5 Jan, 2018 02:02 Edited time: 5 Jan, 2018 04:48 Frozen iguanas are tumbling off their perches in Miami’s suburbs, as South Florida and much of the US Southeast are in the grips of a frigid winter storm, as the freezing weather grows in intensity as it moves up the East Coast. The iguanas were seen dropping from ...

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Facebook Watch is adding clips from the CBS late-night lineup

Short-form content from CBS’ late-night shows “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” and “The Late Late Show with James Corden” will now appear on Facebook Watch, according tomultiplereports. It’s the latest effort by Facebook to make Watch a thing. Clips of the Late Show with Stephen Colbert, now the most popular late-night talk show, will begin appearing on Facebook Watch this ...

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Gone in 30 seconds: Homeless man at Paris airport takes €490,000 from unlocked office & vanishes

Published time: 4 Jan, 2018 23:51 Edited time: 4 Jan, 2018 23:51 Christmas came early for a homeless man at Paris’ Charles de Gaulle airport who stumbled on two bags of cash holding €490,000, after he “accidentally” leaned on a door at one of the terminals. The man, only identified by airport police as a 40-year old of North African ...

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Netanyahu announces ‘mission’ to expel remaining African migrants from Israel

Illegal African migrants found still living in Israel by April could face indefinite imprisonment if they don’t leave voluntarily. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed to expel remaining “illegal infiltrators” from Africa. “We have expelled about 20,000 and now the mission is to get the rest out,” Netanyahu said on Wednesday in public remarks at a cabinet meeting that approved ...

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Plane vanishes from radar midflight over Texas

Published time: 4 Jan, 2018 03:23 Edited time: 4 Jan, 2018 03:55 The US Coast Guard is reportedly searching for a plane that disappeared from radar during its flight from Oklahoma to Texas. The plane departed from Wiley Post Airport near Oklahoma City earlier Wednesday and was anticipated to land in Georgetown, Texas, according to KFOR. “We are getting ready ...

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