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Fake news ‘threat to democracy’ report gets back-burner response from UK gov’t

The UK government has rejected a parliamentary committee’s call for a levy on social media firms to fund digital literacy lessons to combat the impact of disinformation online. The recommendation of a levy on social media platforms was made by the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport committee three months ago, in a preliminary report following a multi-month investigation into the ...

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Blunt move: Georgia’s presidential hopeful hands out ‘marijuana joints,’ gets detained (VIDEO)

The very first “Cannabis Legalization Festival,” held in Georgia’s capital, produced doobie-ous results, as police prevented revelers from installing a stage and kiosks, and the main organizer was detained for handing out joints. The event was held by the opposition Girchi (Georgian for ‘cone’) party in one of Tbilisi’s parks on Saturday. The event was not greenlighted by the authorities, ...

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Sex robot gets 92 Tinder matches in 2 hours

Millions of people go on dating apps for some human warmth now and then – for some, though, ‘human’ isn’t necessarily part of the equation. A realistic sex robot has garnered almost a hundred matches on Tinder in just two hours. An experiment was conducted by a filmmaker working on a film about sex robot brothels. In a quest for ...

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Microsoft’s $7.5BN GitHub buy gets green-lit by EU regulators

Microsoft’s planned acquisition of Git-based code sharing and collaboration service, GitHub, has been given an unconditional greenlight from European Union regulators. The software giant announced its intention to bag GitHub back in June, saying it would shell out $ 7.5 billion in stock to do so. At the time it also pledged: “GitHub will retain its developer-first ethos and will ...

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Cossacked! Steven Seagal gets LASHES in bizarre Russian rite (VIDEO)

Action movie star Steven Seagal, who has been a Russian citizen since 2016, has become just a little bit more Russian. All it took was a few solid lashes as part of a Kuban Cossack rite. Seagal arrived in the Southern Russian city of Krasnodar for a business forum. The city, which happens to be the capital of the branch ...

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Spotify’s Premium app gets a big makeover

Spotify has given its app a big makeover, with a focus on making the experience better for its paying subscribers. The company has simplified the app’s navigation by reducing the numbers of buttons and has revamped its Search page, which now incorporates elements previously found in “Browse,” like favorite genres or music to match a mood. And it’s given its ...

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YC grad Oh My Green gets $20M seed investment

In its first institutional funding round, Oh My Green has raised $ 20 million from Initialized Capital, Powerplant Ventures, Backed VC, ZhenFund, Talis Capital and the Stanford StartX Fund to bring healthier foods to offices around the U.S. The concierge-style startup, which completed Y Combinator’s startup accelerator in 2016, provides businesses in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, Chicago, Austin, Denver, ...

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Hunt for 'Googly Eye Bandit' is on in Georgia after war hero's statue gets funny eyes

Police in Savannah, Georgia, are looking for a prankster who put googly eyes on the statue of a revolutionary war hero. “It’s no laughing matter,” the city stressed, and was taken seriously by absolutely no-one. The Savannah city government on Thursday issued a call to public to help it catch the perpetrator, who vandal-eyezed the monument for Nathanael Greene, a ...

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‘I wagged my buttocks’: TV star gets FILMED strip-teasing undercover cops – and fumes over blowback

A German actress has landed herself in hot water after stripping and flashing her bum (and more) to a group of men in a carpark – unaware that the trio were actually undercover police, who then filmed her saucy little striptease. Antje Monning, 40, described her roadside antics as a spur-of-the-moment decision… that landed her with a €1,200 fine ($ ...

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Ecuador gets UN praise for ‘freedom of expression’ as Assange remains gagged in embassy limbo

A UN official praised Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno for his treatment of journalists even as Moreno is said to be preparing to hand over WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange to the governments persecuting him. UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression David Kaye commended Ecuador and Moreno for supposedly promoting freedom of expression – the same Moreno that recently cut ...

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