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Apple picks up the immigrant anthology series ‘Little America’ for its streaming service

Apple’s latest addition to its upcoming video streaming service is a timely one. The company has picked up “Little America,” a half-hour anthology series which looks at the “funny, romantic, heartfelt, inspiring, and surprising stories” of immigrants in America. The series comes from Oscar-nominated screenwriters of “The Big Sick,” Kumail Nanjiani (“Silicon Valley”) and Emily V. Gordon, and Emmy-nominated producer ...

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Russian security service to reconsider definition of spy hardware after string of scandals

Russia’s Federal Security Service has announced that it would rewrite all laws mentioning “spy hardware” after many people had found themselves on trial for ordering what they thought were common toys from foreign internet shops. On Monday, the FSB posted a note about the start of the work on the project on the government’s web portal for official documents. The ...

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US Secret Service employee among 2,300 suspected child sex offenders nabbed in nationwide operation

A three-month operation has resulted in the arrest of more than 2,300 suspected child sex offenders, including a Secret Service employee, the Justice Department has announced. The investigation also identified 383 abused children. The nationwide operation, dubbed “Broken Heart,” ended in May. Conducted by Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) taskforces working in all 50 states, the operation was carried out ...

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Google says over 8 million people use its free WiFi service at railway stations in India

Back in 2015, Google launched an initiative to bring free WiFi to India’s railway stations and today the U.S. tech giant announced that the program has passed its target of reaching 400 stations, attracting a base of eight million users in the process. The milestone was hit today when Dibrugarh station in northeastern state Assam went online. Google gave some insight ...

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DNA testing service reveals 92mn user accounts have been breached

Genealogy and DNA testing service My Heritage has revealed that the details of more than 92 million user accounts have been compromised in a cybersecurity breach. Emails and hashed passwords of users who registered for the service, up to and including October 26, 2017 – the date of the breach, were found on a private server, the company confirmed Monday. ...

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India’s Locus raises $4M to expand its logistics management service worldwide

Locus, a three-year-old startup that helps companies map out their logistics, has pulled in $ 4 million in funding to grow its global footprint outside of its native India. The round is described as pre-Series B and it was provided by Rocketship.vc, Recruit Strategic Partners, pi Ventures and DSP Group’s Hemendra Kothari. Existing backers Blume Ventures, Exfinity Venture Partners, BeeNext and growX ...

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Facebook launches new tools for Group admins, including free customer service

Facebook’s Groups are one of the social network’s most popular products, with more than 1.4 billion monthly users across tens of millions of active groups. Today, the company is rolling out a series of new features aimed at those who create and manage these groups, including customer support with answers and help provided by a real person, not a machine ...

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Aussie ambulance service lists no-go addresses where paramedics may need police escort

The ambulance service in Victoria state has issued a list of places where paramedics face potential safety issues, including some where a police escort may be required. The list, which has been compiled since 2016, flags six locations for violence. Based on previous incidents, “police attendance is required to ensure the safety of Ambulance Victoria staff in order for them ...

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Starbucks’s mobile payment service is slightly outpacing Apple’s

People really love getting their coffee more quickly. Starbucks, which has operated its own mobile payments service since 2011, is the market leader in terms of mobile payments users, beating out Apple Pay, Google Pay, and Samsung Pay, according to a new reporter from eMarketer out this morning. However, Starbucks’ lead over Apple Pay is only a small one – ...

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Starbucks’s mobile payment service is slightly outpacing Apple’s

People really love getting their coffee more quickly. Starbucks, which has operated its own mobile payments service since 2011, is the market leader in terms of mobile payments users, beating out Apple Pay, Google Pay, and Samsung Pay, according to a new reporter from eMarketer out this morning. However, Starbucks’ lead over Apple Pay is only a small one – ...

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