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Biggest rift in modern Orthodox history? Russian Church won’t work w/ Constantinople-chaired bodies

Published time: 14 Sep, 2018 14:44 Edited time: 14 Sep, 2018 14:58 The Russian Orthodox Church is ending its participation in any structures chaired by the Constantinople Patriarchate, the Holy Synod said, as Constantinople plans to recognize the independence of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. Read more “We have decided to suspend joint performance of church services with the hierarchs of ...

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A top-tier app in Apple’s Mac App Store stole your browser history

A popular top-tier app in Apple’s Mac App Store was found pilfering browser histories from anyone who downloads it. Yet still, at the time of writing, the rogue app — Adware Doctor — stands as the No.1 grossing paid app in the app store’s utilities categories. But Apple was warned weeks ago and did nothing to pull the app offline. ...

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US has long history of sticking its political nose where it doesn’t belong

A senior Russian diplomat claims the US is attempting to meddle in Russian elections. If true, it certainly wouldn’t be the first time America stuck its proverbial nose where it doesn’t belong – and likely won’t be the last. Ahead of Russia’s regional elections on Sunday, Andrey Nesterenko said the US “certainly does” make attempts to meddle in the Russian ...

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Two thirds of Russians believe secret groups conspiring to rewrite history & harm nation

About two thirds of Russians think there are certain groups seeking to rewrite the history of their country in a bid to undermine traditional values and promote tolerance to “non-traditional” sexual relations. Russian state-run public opinion research center VTSIOM reported on Monday that a recent poll had shown that 66 percent of the country’s population believe in the existence of ...

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Google updates Location History language after tracking backlash

Four days after admitting that it continues to track users even after the Location History tracking has been disabled, Google has updated its website to more accurately reflect the nature of its location policy.  “This setting does not affect other location services on your device, like Google Location Services and Find My Device,” the updated Google Account Help page now ...

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Yes, The Big G is following you: Google admits it tracks users when location history is turned off

Google has confirmed that it still tracks users even after they turn off the “Location History” setting on their device. It comes just one day after the practice was revealed by an AP investigation. The clarification is mentioned on a Location History help page, which Google changed on Thursday. The once erroneous wording has now been changed to say: “This ...

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#Romanovs100 backstage: Digital history, innovation, education & inspiration (VIDEOS)

#Romanovs100 ran for 100 days of summer 2018, marking the centenary of the Romanov family’s murder by the Bolsheviks. Now all of the project’s digital creations are consolidated into a new re-designed website. Romanovs100.com now boasts a full collection of all the unique artwork, content and innovation created during the project’s social media phase. While the team promises more ahead, ...

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Google keeps a history of your locations even when Location History is off

In a wonderfully clear example of “dark patterns” designed to mislead users and retain control over their data, Google continues tracking your location even when you turn off Location History and are told that “the places you go are no longer stored.” Google says it tells users, but its disclosure is the bare minimum and users are discouraged from further ...

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Raging Mendocino Complex fire becomes largest in California history (VIDEOS, PHOTOS)

The raging Mendocino Complex fire has officially become the largest wildfire in California’s history, authorities have confirmed. Firefighters continue to battle the blaze, which is currently only 30 percent contained. “We broke the record,” state Department of Forestry and Fire Protection spokesman Scott McLean said. “That’s one of those records you don’t want to see.” The Ranch and River fires ...

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Amazon’s Bezos becomes richest man in modern history, with wealth topping $150bn

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is now worth more than Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and Google co-founder Larry Page combined. His net worth hit $ 150 billion for the first time. Shares of Amazon.com have risen for eight straight days and gained $ 9.46, or 0.5 percent, on Monday, when the online retailer kicked off its annual global shopping sales event, ...

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