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‘Big Tech can & WILL censor everyone’: YouTube temporarily deletes prominent leftist news channel Novara Media, triggering outcry
YouTube wiped Novara Media – a left-wing news and commentary channel – from its platform, before reversing the move shortly after right and left media call YouTube to restore the channel. Conservatives, already used to Big Tech’s censors...
Free Julian Assange: Snowden, Varoufakis, Corbyn & Tariq Ali Speak Out Ahead of Extradition Hearing
As jailed WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange faces an extradition hearing Wednesday in London, supporters gathered Friday for the Belmarsh Tribunal, named for the Belmarsh maximum security prison where Assange is being held. The mock trial...
Inside the World of Buy Nothing, Where Dryer Lint Is a Hot Commodity
From medical supplies to half-eaten birthday cakes, Buy Nothing is fostering a quirky sense of community that is mostly fun and occasionally irritating.
Rekom UK plans to introduce free drug testing kits and full-body searches on entry
Britain’s biggest nightclub firm introduces drink covers and body searches after injection and spiking cases
Bitcoin's Rally Brings Back the Satoshis Debate
Bitcoin (BTC) in a price discovery mode has reignited discussions over switching to satoshis (sats), the smallest unit of BTC, as the displaying unit for price quotes.
Didn't Give Information To China's Government: TikTok Tells US Lawmakers
Republican former President Donald Trump had sought to bar TikTok from U.S. app stores, saying it collected data from American users that could be obtained by China's government and posed a threat to U.S. national security.
Chanel Spring 2022 Ready-to-Wear Collection
Chanel Spring 2022 Ready-to-Wear collection, runway looks, beauty, models, and reviews.
Facebook cannot moderate itself - its problems have only just begun
Whistleblower testimony about the company’s continuing failure to address problems is pushing legislators to act, says technology writer Chris Stokel-Walker
US Stocks Hit Record Highs Across the Board Tuesday Morning on Strong 3rd Quarter Earnings
Wall Street hit record highs on Tuesday's opening as strong third quarter earnings for US companies and the prospect of better business ahead from the loosening of more COVID-19 restrictions sent stocks rallying across the board.
Amazon to host classified material for MI5, MI6 and GCHQ
US firm Amazon Web Services to host classified material in cloud system, raising sovereignty concerns
Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony To Be Held In Person This Year
The Nobel Foundation announced in September that those laureates would receive their prizes in their home countries for the second straight year, due to the pandemic.
Nigeria launches a central bank digital currency, eNaira, amid hope, scepticism - and plenty of uncertainty
Nigeria on Monday became the first African nation to launch a digital currency - the eNaira - a move its leaders said will expand access to banking, enable more remittances and even grow the economy by billions of dollars.
What To Know About COVID-19 Vaccine For US Children
Pfizer and BioNTech have asked for authorization of a 10-microgram dose of the vaccine, a third of the dose size given to people 12 and older.
SPAC linked to Trump social media venture edges lower as short seller targets
Shares of the blank-check acquisition company that plans to publicly list former U.S. President Donald Trump's new social media venture fell on Monday after an eye-watering rally last week, as a short-seller said it was betting against t...
Covid Crisis "Far From Finished", Says WHO
The 19-member committee meets every three months to discuss the pandemic and make recommendations.
An Off-the-Grid Prefab in Australia Uses Salvaged Iron as Camo
Disguised as a humble farm shed, the prefabricated Tintaldra Cabin is a cool, contemporary home that goes completely off the grid in the Australian countryside.
US Secretary Of State Urges All UN Member States To Support Taiwan Participation
Antony Blinken said Taiwan was not present at global bodies, such as the World Health Assembly, despite its "world-class response" to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Joe Biden Denounces Military Coup, "Horrific Violence" In Myanmar
Myanmar's military government boycotted the ASEAN summit, which was hosted by Brunei, after its chief was banned in response to the February power grab
China Releases Action Plan To Peak Carbon Dioxide Emissions Before 2030
The plan was announced ahead of the gathering of the world leaders and climate negotiators in Glasgow next month for the COP26 summit.
U.S. judge sets deadline for Prince Andrew's testimony in accuser's lawsuit
Britain's Prince Andrew must make himself available to answer questions under oath by next July 14 in a civil lawsuit by a woman who accused him of sexually abusing her when she was a teenager.
Wall Street Cruises to Record Highs for S&P 500, Nasdaq as Tesla Has Bumper Quarter
US stocks closed mostly high for a seventh day in a row on Thursday, with the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite index cruising to a record high, after electric carmaker Tesla reported bumper profits for the third quarter.
Apple previously threatened to remove Facebook and Instagram from app store over Mideast maid abuse. If done it could solve one of the world’s problem.
Facebook's crackdown seems to have had a limited effect
Elon Musk’s Tesla Reiterates Call for India to Lower Import Duties on Electric Vehicles
Tesla has written to federal Indian ministries in an attempt to persuade them to make big cuts to import duties on electric vehicles. However, the Narendra Modi government has made no decision as yet.
Facebook Papers: Company takes heat from lawmakers over leaked docs
Facebook Papers leak leads to harsh criticism of tech giant
Airbnb reveals 'most wishlisted' holiday destinations
Cabins, college towns, mid-sized cities, festive destinations and warm climates are taking over Airbnb wishlists
Norwegian Fertiliser Giant Warns of Famine Due to High Gas Prices in Europe
The exorbitant gas prices spurred Yara, one of Europe's largest industrial buyers of natural gas, into reducing activity. Combined with farmers being pressed for money, this may lead to plummeting food production worldwide, the company's...
Japan's Princess Mako To Marry After Years Of Controversy
Emperor Naruhito's niece Mako, who turned 30 over the weekend, will lose her royal title when she and Komuro register their marriage.
Erdogan backtracks on threats to expel US envoy and 9 other ambassadors, after they pledge to not interfere in Turkey’s affairs
Ankara has backtracked on its threats to declare 10 envoys “personae non gratae” after they called for the release of an opposition figure even though their embassies had officially vowed not to interfere in the country’s affairs.
EU Drug Watchdog Backs Moderna Booster For All Over-18s
Spikevax is the second booster to be given the green light after Pfizer/Biontech's Comirnaty jab earlier this month.
Moderna says its Covid vaccine is ‘well tolerated’ in 6- to 11-year-olds after fears of heart inflammation in young adults
Moderna Inc has claimed that its mRNA Covid vaccine is “well tolerated” in children between the ages of six to 11, and announced that the firm plans to submit the data from its study to regulatory bodies worldwide shortly.
Facebook Will Fuel Further Unrest, Whistleblower Says
Frances Haugen, a former product manager on Facebook's civic misinformation team who has turned whistleblower, appeared before a parliamentary select committee in Britain that is examining plans to regulate social media companies.
India's Biological E, US Finalise $50 Million Covid Vaccine Deal: Report
The agreement was struck in March when leaders of the United States, Australia, Japan and India - the so-called "Quad" countries - met during a virtual summit.
WikiLeaks Founder "Very Unwell" Ahead Of US Appeal Hearings, Says Fiancee
Stella Moris, who has two children with Assange, told a news conference that she last saw Julian Assange on Saturday in London's high-security Belmarsh Prison.
Sudan’s military fires ‘live bullets’ at protesters backing civilian govt, information ministry says, after forces stage coup
Tens of thousands have taken to streets in Sudan's capital Khartoum and the city of Omdurman, after troops arrested the prime minister in a coup. The Ministry of Information claims troops have fired on pro-government protesters.
COP26 Ministers Say $100 Billion Target Can Be Reached In 2023
The UK government's COP26 president, Alok Sharma, had tasked the environment ministers of Canada and Germany to review pledges so far, and they pointed to a "positive trend" in a new report.
US pauses aid to Sudan, threatens military coup leaders with ‘all measures’ if government not restored
The US State Department has frozen $700 million in aid to Sudan, after the country’s military staged a coup and arrested the civilian government. A spokesman said the US is willing to use “all measures” to resolve the crisis.
Facebook Takes Down Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro Video Over False Vaccine Claims
"Our policies don't allow claims that COVID-19 vaccines kill or seriously harm people," a Facebook spokesperson said on Monday.
Russia Reports Record High Covid Cases In Last 24 Hours
In Asia, the Red Cross called for urgent help for Papua New Guinea and China's latest outbreak forced the capital Beijing to delay its annual marathon and step up other curbs, less than four months before it hosts the Winter Olympics.
Joe Biden First US President To Attend ASEAN Summit In Four Years
The virtual summit will be held as part of ASEAN leaders' meeting this week.
‘Is Facebook evil?’ Big Tech whistleblower goes for high drama in anonymity-bashing UK testimony
Facebook is inherently "biased toward bad actors," whistleblower Frances Haugen warned the UK Parliament, blaming the platform for stoking unrest in various parts of the world and suggesting tighter outside control as solution.
UK government ‘waging secret war against transparency’
Cabinet Office denies it is blocking freedom of information requests despite ‘downward’ trend
Frances Haugen says Facebook is 'making hate worse'
Whistleblower Frances Haugen has told MPs Facebook is "unquestionably making hate worse", as they consider what new rules to impose on big social networks.
Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen calls for urgent external regulation
Ex-employee tells UK MPs Mark Zuckerberg ‘has unilateral control over 3bn people’ due to his position
Why we're so terrified of the unknown
Our deep fear of the unknown not only scares us, but it can scramble our brains. Why does uncertainty make us so uneasy?
Ransomware attacks in UK have doubled in a year, says GCHQ boss
Jeremy Fleming says ransomware is proliferating as it is ‘largely uncontested’ and highly profitable
Facebook revelations: what is in cache of internal documents?
Roundup of what we have learned after release of papers and whistleblower’s testimony to MPs
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