Google not to offer controversial face recognition technology

Sify | 2018-12-15

San Francisco: At a time when pressure is mounting on tech companies to utilise facial recognition technology with care to avoid its misuse, Google has said it will not offer the controversial technology for now. Toeing Microsoft's line which has asked governments across the world to regulate this...

Facebook hosts 'pop up' privacy tutorial in New York City

The Hill | 2018-12-14

Facebook set up a one-day "pop-up" event in New York City on Thursday to speak with users about the platform's privacy settings, ad preferences and...

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T-Mobile, Sprint consider dropping Huawei

Reuters | 2018-12-15

T-Mobile and Sprint expect their merger to be approved by a U.S. national security panel as early as next week, after their respective parent companies said they would consider curbing their use of equipment from China’s Huawei Technologies, people familiar with the matter told Reuters. ......

Tesla says Elon Musk doesn't 'randomly' fire people for no reason, and employees are allowed to disagree with him

Business Insider | 2018-12-14

Tesla has fought back against claims made in an explosive deep dive on Tesla published on Thursday by Wired. Journalist Charles Duhigg spoke with current and former Tesla employees over the course of six months during the company's 'production hell' caused by the production ramp for the Model 3. The...

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Trump presidency 'good news' for the world, says controversial French author Houellebecq

France24 | 2018-12-14

Controversial French author Michel Houellebecq has again raised eyebrows with a quasi defense of the US president. Under Donald Trump, "America is no longer the world’s leading power," he said, adding: This is "good news for the rest of the world". ......

Your food packed in plastic can take a toll on your health

The Times of India | 2018-12-14

We use plastic every day. Almost every product we buy is wrapped in plastic. From grocery bags, food packaging, bottles, straws, and cups all are made of plastic. We all are well aware of the ill effects of the use of plastic on our environment, but do you know that the plastic in which your...

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Cryptocurrency Daily News Bulletin: December 14, 2018 | 2018-12-14

General News Binance Labs have announced they will expand their incubator programs to Berlin, Buenos Aires, Lagos, Singapore and Hong Kong come March 2019. PwC has partnered with mining and blockchain software company Bitfury Group to create a blockchain accelerator to meet the “current needs” of...

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Boris Becker prepares for next stage of divorce court fight over money

This is Money | 2018-12-10

German tennis star Boris Becker is preparing for the next stage of a divorce court row over money with his estranged wife Lilly. Becker and Mrs Becker appeared at a preliminary hearing in the...

Serena confirmed for Australian Open return

This is Money | 2018-12-05

MELBOURNE, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Serena Williams will resume her quest for a record-equalling 24th grand slam title at the Australian Open in January after organisers on Wednesday confirmed her entry to the tournament she won for a seventh time on her last appearance...

Gisin flown to hospital after crashing in World Cup downhill

The Rock Hill Herald | 2018-12-15

Swiss skier Marc Gisin was hospitalized Saturday following a nasty crash in a World Cup downhill. The 30-year-old Gisin lost control before a jump midway down the Saslong...

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Kremlin should take the lead on rap music, not shut it down, Putin says

This is Money | 2018-12-15

MOSCOW, Dec 15 (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday the Kremlin should play a leading role in Russian rap music and in youth culture,...

All orangutans safe after huge fire sparked mass evacuation at Chester Zoo

Metro UK | 2018-12-15

The orangutans have been saved after a fire destroyed much of the roof covering Chester Zoo’s Monsoon Forest area forcing a mass evacuation. All the mammals...

Nearly $300k of the $500k that spilled out of an armored truck and onto a New Jersey highway has NOT been recovered

This is Money | 2018-12-15

Nearly $300,000 remains missing a day after two bags of money fell out the back of an armored truck and set off a mad scramble by motorists to grab some of the...

Zimbabwe’s ruling party OKs president as its 2023 candidate

Centre Daily Times | 2018-12-15

Zimbabwe's ruling party on Saturday approved President Emmerson Mnangagwa as its candidate in 2023, just five months after a bitterly disputed election. The...

US sanctions won't change Iran policies says FM

The Times of India | 2018-12-15

DOHA: Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Saturday said US sanctions will have no impact on the policies of the Islamic republic at home or abroad....

Germany weighing new government jet after Buenos Aires debacle

This is Money | 2018-12-15

BERLIN, Dec 15 (Reuters) - It was a vivid illustration of the gap between Germany's foreign policy ambitions and its real means: Chancellor Angela Merkel...

Meghan Markle’s sister slams Christmas card and accuses her of turning back on family

Metro UK | 2018-12-15

Samantha Markle has taken yet another swipe at her sister – this time over the choice of picture on the royal Christmas Card. Prince Harry and Meghan chose an...

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Al Jazeera | 2018-12-15

Why India's BJP wants to rekindle the Babri mosque dispute

The BJP fears loss of popularity so much that it feels the need to ignite another communal conflict...

Al Jazeera | 2018-12-15

From Brexit to Yellow Vests, a common thread of economic hardship

Economists say many issues currently plaguing Europe are rooted in policies that pushed citizens to...

Orlando Sentinel | 2018-12-14

Surgeon: Education will save bikers | Letters

Educate bikers and enforce the laws As Orlando works to become a more bike-friendly city, with the...