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iFixit finds dust covers in latest MacBook Pro keyboard

Apple released a refreshed MacBook Pro this week and top among the new features is a tweaked keyboard. Apple says its quieter than the last version and in our tests, we agree. But iFixit found something else: thin, silicone barriers that could improve the keyboard’s reliability. This is big news. Users have long reported the butterfly switch keyboard found in ...

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Russia dismisses OSCE criticism of latest presidential election

A member of the Russian Central Election Commission has dismissed the final report of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) on the 2018 presidential election as unbalanced and largely biased. “Our general position is that the document is unbalanced and in a large part it is biased,” former Russian envoy to the EU Vasily Likhachev was ...

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Facebook’s latest privacy blunder has already attracted congressional ire

The news that Facebook offered to partners until just recently a form of the friend-scraping capability it claimed to have discontinued back in 2014 has, within hours, brought rebuke and a call to action from the House of Representatives. “It’s deeply concerning that Facebook continues to withhold critical details about the information it has and shares with others. This is ...

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Amazon latest to face UK complaint over ‘bogus self-employment’

Amazon is the latest tech giant to be targeted by a legal challenge in the UK related to gig economy working practices. The UK’s GMB Union is filing suit on behalf of couriers for three delivery companies used by Amazon — accusing the suppliers of making bogus claims that the delivery drivers were self employed, and thus denying them employment rights such ...

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Russian Upper House passes latest bill on reciprocal sanctions

Russian senators have passed a framework law that allows the government to apply various restrictive measures on nations that use economic sanctions against Russia or make other attempts to impede its development. During the presentation of the bill that took place on Wednesday, the head of the Upper House Committee for Economic Policy, Senator Dmitry Mezentsev, said that the document ...

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Stefan Halper – Latest character in Russiagate drama spied for the CIA in the 80s

A new persona has been thrust into center stage of Russiagate drama. Stefan Halper, who has a long history of working with the CIA, has been revealed as the man who was charged with keeping tabs on Trump’s election campaign. The spy controversy that rumbled on for several weeks has reached a dramatic, and peculiar, ending with the revelation that, ...

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Yesn’t? Latest social media craze sees people call for ‘No’ to be scrapped

More than 30,000 people have signed a petition to change the word ‘No’ in the dictionary to ‘Yesn’t,’ in what appears to be the latest online craze following the ‘Yanny and Laurel’ debate. The reason behind it is unclear but the petition has since gone viral and effectively asks signatories to agree to speaking child-like gibberish. READ MORE: Yanny or Laurel? ...

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Trump displays shrewd deal-making skills with latest Twitter threat against US partners

Donald Trump has wheeled out his signature negotiating tactic – thinly-veiled extortion – in an attempt to drum up support for Washington’s 2026 World Cup bid. The US president’s threat-based diplomacy has a spotty track record. Trump took to Twitter on Friday in an attempt to persuade Washington’s valued partners to support a US bid to host the international football ...

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What we learned from Facebook’s latest data misuse grilling

Facebook’s CTO Mike Schroepfer has just undergone almost five hours of often forensic and frequently awkward questions from members of a UK parliament committee that’s investigating online disinformation, and whose members have been further fired up by misinformation they claim Facebook gave it. The veteran senior exec, who’s clocked up a decade at the company, also as its VP of engineering, ...

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Seriously, Homeland? Latest episode of US spy drama goes to ‘Moscow’

Hollywood has always drawn viewers in with Russian villains and scary plots of Kremlin deception. House of Cards, Scandal, Blacklist, Allegiance — you name it, they’ve all delighted their audiences with scary Russian villains. But has the hit spy drama Homeland taken things too far? The latest episode of the show takes place mostly in Moscow and sees the two ...

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