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‘Too many men’: Financial Times develops fembot to warn journalists of sexism

The Financial Times has a woman problem, or so it thinks. In the push for gender equality, and to reach out to female readers, boffins at the paper have developed a bot that warns journalists when they’re quoting too many men. The paper, which mostly covers the stuffy, male-dominated worlds of finance and industry, found that only 21 percent of ...

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Medics warn of dangerous ‘kissing bug’ disease as 300,000 Americans already infected

Health experts are warning that the potentially lethal parasitic disease spread by ‘kissing bugs’ has taken hold in the US, with more than 300,000 Americans contracting it. The Chagas disease, which used to be contained in Central and South America (infecting at least eight million people) has reached the US, infecting hundreds of thousands across 27 states. It is also ...

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‘Who are you to warn us?’: Duterte hits back after US warning to stay away from Russian arms

Philippine President, Rodrigo Duterte, slammed Washington for telling his country what weapons to buy, but appeased the Americans by saying that the submarines it may purchase from Russia won’t be used against them. Duterte was outraged by last week’s statement from US Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Affairs, Randall Schriver, who said that the Philippines “should think ...

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German children are drowning because parents are obsessed with smartphones, lifeguards warn

German lifeguards have said that a recent spate of child drownings is down to the inattentiveness of parents who are obsessed with their smartphones. The German Lifeguard Association (DLRG), an organization with a 40,000-strong membership, said that among the 279 people who have drowned in the country so far this year, 20 were children under the age of 15. Some ...

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Smart tech voice assistants are a threat to news pluralism, Reporters Without Borders warn

If instead of rummaging through search results and newspaper headlines, you leave it up to your Alexa to feed you the news, you could be locking yourself in an echo chamber, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) warn. The pro-information freedom NGO is sounding the alarm over the impact that smart tech is having on the way we consume news. In a ...

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Zuckerberg & Facebook slapped with lawsuit for failing to warn investors of slowing growth

Facebook investors are suing the social network, its CEO Mark Zuckerberg and CFO David Wehner after a poor earnings report wiped out nearly $ 160 billion of shareholder wealth. The lawsuit, filed by shareholder James Kacouris in a Manhattan federal court, could be the first of many claims over a disappointing earnings announcement by the social media and social networking ...

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Zuckerberg & Facebook slapped with lawsuit for failing to warn investors of slowing growth

Facebook investors are suing the social network, its CEO Mark Zuckerberg and CFO David Wehner after a poor earnings report wiped out nearly $ 160 billion of shareholder wealth. The lawsuit, filed by shareholder James Kacouris in a Manhattan federal court, could be the first of many claims over a disappointing earnings announcement by the social media and social networking ...

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‘Anubis’ malware steals money posing as Google Play official app, cybersecurity experts warn

Malware designed to steal login information for banking apps, e-wallets, and payment cards from smartphones has found its way onto the Google Play Store, posing as a legitimate app, cybersecurity experts have uncovered. Read more The Anubis malware – apparently taking its name from Anubis, the ancient Egyptian god of the dead – lures in victims by pretending to offer ...

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World running out of gold & there’s no substitute, experts warn

People responsible for supplying the world with gold are sounding the alarm, saying discoveries of the precious metal are shrinking and there’s no reasonable substitute. Mining companies are no longer finding new deposits of gold to replace their aging mines. South Africa’s 140-year-old gold industry – which was once the world’s largest – is currently facing a major crisis. The ...

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Facebook buys ads in Indian newspapers to warn about WhatsApp fakes

As Twitter finally gets serious about purging fake accounts, and YouTube says it will try to firefight conspiracy theories and fake news flaming across its platform with $ 25M to fund bona fide journalism, Facebook-owned WhatsApp is grappling with its own fake demons in India, where social media platforms have been used to seed and spread false rumors — fueling ...

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