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The future of personal aviation? Startup unveils ‘safe & affordable flying car’ (VIDEOS)

A Silicon Valley startup has unveiled an all-electric flying vehicle that can travel up to 25 miles at a speed of 62 mph. Known as the BlackFly, the aero car requires no special skills to operate and no formal licensing in the US. The futuristic-looking personal aviation vehicle designed purely for consumer needs was developed at the Silicon Valley-based Opener, ...

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Trov launches its on-demand personal property insurance services in the U.S.

Trov, the on-demand personal property insurance service, is launching in the U.S., the company announced today. Trov’s first port of call in the U.S. will be Arizona. The service is already available to customers in the UK and Australia who have signed up to insure items one million times since the company first launched its business. A spokesperson for the ...

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George Soros finds new way to make money from personal injury lawsuits

Billionaire investor George Soros is now investing in America’s controversial personal-injury lawsuits market, Bloomberg reports. Soros Fund Management has begun offering investment portfolios out of lawsuits. The billionaire’s hedge fund is bankrolling a company called Mighty Group, which gives cash advances to plaintiffs in return for future settlements. Read more Mighty Group gives $ 2,000 on average for legal claims ...

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US intelligence developing human DNA-like models to hoard your personal data

As US intelligence services struggle to store the trove of data collected during its snooping operations, a team of researchers are developing radical new storage technology based on an unusual model – human DNA. The Molecular Information Storage program, run by the rather protractively-named Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), is recruiting scientists to help develop a system for storing ...

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Trump meets Kim: Diplomacy driven by personal touch

Whatever the outcome of the Singapore summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, it has already made history. Experts give RT insight on what lies beneath all the speculation and spin. By virtue of it happening to begin with, the summit is a success, says former Pentagon official Michael Maloof, who was intrigued by Kim’s ...

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Being president means sacrificing your personal life, but it’s a unique job – Putin

Personal life is an inevitable sacrifice a person makes when they become president, Vladimir Putin said. However, one reward is having a truly one-of-a-kind job. Not all questions at the Q&A session held by the Russian president on Thursday were about politics, healthcare, or economic development. For some, it was all about lifting the curtain on the leader’s private life. ...

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How much: Facebook user puts personal data up for sale to highest bidder

An entrepreneurial Facebook user who tried to cash in on his own data, by putting it up for auction on Ebay, appears to have had his pioneering plan stopped in its tracks. Oli Frost posted an advert to Ebay on Saturday offering the entire contents of his downloaded Facebook file to the highest bidder. “Everyone else’s making money off it, ...

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Facebook drops fundraising fees for personal causes

Despite Facebook being under fire for everything pertaining to Cambridge Analytica, the company still hopes to be able to do some good. Today, Facebook is dropping its platform fees pertaining to fundraisers for personal causes. That means Facebook is getting rid of the 4.3 percent platform fee in the U.S. and the 6.2 percent fee in Canada. Those fees were ...

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Motivated by vendetta or personal grievance: Secret Service report describes the average mass killer

The average mass attacker in America is not an ISIS terrorist or a child with an AR-15. He is male, middle-aged, and aggressively self-centered. He has a history of mental illness and is fuelled by a personal vendetta. That is according to the US Secret Service, which profiled the perpetrators of the 28 mass attacks that took place in public ...

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US Federal Trade Commission to probe Facebook for use of personal data – Bloomberg citing source

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is expected to probe Facebook for its use of personal data, Bloomberg reports, citing a source. The FTC is investigating whether Facebook violated the terms of a consent decree over its use of personal data, the source said. The probe is set to determine whether the social media giant allowed Cambridge Analytica to receive ...

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