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Udacity opens applications for its Flying Car Nanodegree program

If you want to learn how to build flying cars, then your options in terms of getting an education are kind of limited. Enter Udacity, the online education platform founded by Google self-driving car pioneer Sebastian Thrun. It’s now accepting applications for its Flying Car Nanodegree program, which it announced last year along with a new Introduction to Self-Driving engineering ...

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Facebook expands ‘Community Boost’ digital skills training program to Europe

Facebook has announced it’s expanding a free training program that teaches Internet-skills, media literacy and online safety to Europe. It says its “ambition” is to train 300,000 people across six EU countries by 2020 — specifically in the UK, Germany, France, Spain, Italy and Poland. It also says it will be opening “digital learning centers” in three of the countries — ...

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NSA erased surveillance data related to controversial G. W. Bush spying program – court documents

The National Security Agency (NSA) has deleted surveillance data about warrantless wiretapping ordered by President George W. Bush to recycle some hard drive space, recent federal court filings reveal. NSA sought to prevent Snowden-style leaks, ended up losing staff – whistleblower to RT In 2007, the NSA was ordered by the court to preserve international communications data obtained through a ...

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Apple’s ‘Everyone Can Code’ program expands more broadly in Europe

Apple announced this morning it’s bringing its “Everyone Can Code” program to 70 more colleges and universities across Europe. The program, which Apple designed to help students learn how to build apps, launched in May 2017 but was initially limited to the U.S. before expanding to other markets, including Australia, and select institutions in Europe last November. The expansion brings ...

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Medvedeva skates into 2nd in short program at European champs after newcomer & touted rival Zagitova

Russian first-year senior Alina Zagitova has taken the lead at the figure skating European championship in Moscow, outscoring her teammate and the reigning title holder Evgenia Medvedeva by 2 points. A debutante at the European championship, Zagitova demonstrated a near flawless skating in the short program on Thursday, nailing all of her jumps, including a rarely seen triple Lutz-triple loop ...

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Uber used secret program to block office computers and thwart police raids – report

Apart from evading law enforcement and flouting local laws and bans, ride-hailing company Uber allegedly used special technology to remotely lock down equipment in order to protect files from police raids. Read more From spring 2015 until late 2016, the firm’s employees in San Francisco regularly deployed the secret tool to shut off computers in Uber foreign offices to hide ...

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China rolls out fast-track visa program for ‘high-end’ expats

Published time: 5 Jan, 2018 21:34 Ever fancied living in China? The government is now making it easier for foreigners to do so – but only if you’re a Nobel laureate, a scientist, entrepreneur or another ‘high-end’ expat. The Chinese government has begun rolling out new fast-track visas for desirable “high-end talent,” the South China Morning Post reports. The plans ...

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Apple Developer Program fee waivers are now available for nonprofits, schools and government

Apple announced today it will begin allowing select publishers to waive the membership fees associated with its App Developer Program. Specifically, the new fee waivers will be offered to “nonprofit organizations, accredited educational institutions, and government entities,” says Apple. For starters, the waivers will be available in the U.S., but the company had said in December it plans to make them available ...

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US sanctions 2 North Korean officials over missile program

Published time: 26 Dec, 2017 20:26 Edited time: 26 Dec, 2017 20:29 The US Treasury Department has imposed new sanctions on North Korea, targeting two officials who are allegedly involved in Pyongyang’s ballistic missile program. It said the move was part of a “maximum pressure campaign.” Read more The North Korean officials added to the US sanctions list were identified ...

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Faux poo? $36mn eradication program which found no foxes in Tasmania deemed a success

A costly Tasmanian fox eradication program, which dragged on for over a decade but failed to find live specimens, has been cleared of accusations of planting fox poop to falsify the presence of the animals and secure funding. The new report was issued by Tasmania’s anti-corruption Integrity Commission on Monday, concluding a lengthy investigation into the activities of the Fox ...

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