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France probes Apple over iPhone planned obsolescence complaint

French authorities are investigating whether Apple deliberately slows down older iPhones in order to increase sales, AFP reports. The move follows a complaint by a French consumer group, HOP, that campaigns against planned obsolescence and which filed a complaint against Apple in December. Programmed obsolescence is illegal in France under a 2015 law which prohibits “the use of techniques by ...

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US military should ‘feel ashamed’ over aircraft incidents – Okinawa governor

The US should be ashamed of its lack of control over its activities in Okinawa, the island’s governor said, referring to a series of incidents involving US military aircraft which has caused serious concern among locals. “I want them [the US military] to feel ashamed of their inability to be in control of what they are doing,” Okinawa governor Takeshi ...

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France opens probe into Apple over slowing down older iPhones

Published time: 9 Jan, 2018 10:21 French prosecutors have opened an investigation into tech giant Apple over suspected “planned obsolescence” in some of its iPhone models. The probe is being led by the economy ministry’s consumer protection agency. It follows a complaint by a consumer organization, Stop Planned Obsolescence (HOP or Halte a l’Obsolescence Programmee), a judicial source told AFP. ...

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France probes Apple over iPhone planned obsolescence complaint

French authorities are investigating whether Apple deliberately slows down older iPhones in order to increase sales, AFP reports. The move follows a complaint by a French consumer group, HOP, that campaigns against planned obsolescence and which filed a complaint against Apple in December. Programmed obsolescence is illegal in France under a 2015 law which prohibits “the use of techniques by ...

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‘Bro, my dad arranged a $20bn show for you’: Netanyahu son red-faced over alcohol-fueled boast

The son of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was recorded talking to a friend, the son of a gas tycoon, about a controversial deal involving their powerful fathers. As pressure on Benjamin Netanyahu grows over allegations of corruption, the family’s public image was dealt a blow on Monday after a report aired by Israeli television. The report included a recording ...

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Toby Young resigns from university regulator over ‘ill-judged’ sexist tweets

Published time: 9 Jan, 2018 08:31 Journalist Toby Young has resigned from the board of a new higher education watchdog. His resignation comes after mass public outcry over his past disparaging comments about “poor” students, women, and the disabled. Read more In an open letter to the Spectator, Young said his appointment had “become a distraction” from the “vital work” ...

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Ex-Google engineer fired for ‘diversity memo’ sues over anti-white male discrimination

Published time: 9 Jan, 2018 00:44 Edited time: 9 Jan, 2018 00:45 Former Google engineer James Damore has filed a class action lawsuit against Google, saying he was “ostracized, belittled and punished” for expressing unpopular, conservative opinions while he was employed by the internet giant. The lawsuit filed Monday in the Santa Clara Superior Court in Northern California by the ...

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Female BBC editor who quit over equal pay, required to be silent as male host interviews on subject

Published time: 8 Jan, 2018 15:39 Edited time: 8 Jan, 2018 15:59 Carrie Gracie was forced to sit in silence as the highest paid male presenter on BBC’s Today program interviewed another woman about Gracie’s own resignation over pay, because of BBC impartiality rules. BBC’s China editor, Carrie Gracie, announced her resignation on Sunday in protest over the gender pay ...

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Intrigue over vanishing tweet announcing Grayling as Conservative Party Chairman

Published time: 8 Jan, 2018 13:01 Edited time: 8 Jan, 2018 13:16 The conservative party has deleted a tweet announcing its new chairman, adding a touch of drama to Monday’s cabinet reshuffle. Chris Grayling was announced as chairman, causing a stir online when the tweet was retracted. What had been expected to be a run-of-the-mill reshuffle is now shrouded in ...

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Iran’s Revolutionary Guard declares victory over unrest 'caused by foreign enemies’

Published time: 7 Jan, 2018 08:51 Edited time: 7 Jan, 2018 08:57 Iran’s Revolutionary Guard has announced that government forces had “broken down the chain of unrest” which they say was fomented by foreign enemies of the Islamic Republic. “Iran’s revolutionary people along with tens of thousands of Basij forces, police and the Intelligence Ministry have broken down the chain ...

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