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Apple and Google removed Russia’s fitness app, but not for what you think

Apple and Google are facing a backlash in Europe over their removal of one of Russia’s biggest apps from the stores that both control in the region. The two companies removed the Pomeranov Stravat...

Activision Blizzard agrees to pay $18 million to settle lawsuit, ACLU says

Activision Blizzard has agreed to pay $18 million to settle a lawsuit by a women's rights group that accused the video game developer of discrimination and retaliation, according to papers filed in San Diego...

Be like a ‘car in a bus’: UN urged to end reliance on autonomous robots

Special Rapporteur has asked UNSC to end dangerous use of AI "to justify unlawful wars, and military assaults against civilians in autonomous weapon systems and other technologies, including cyber security". Permanent representatives of the...

Strictly Come Dancing’s top 5 dances of 2019

The dance videos featured in the Strictly Come Dancing series finale were pure domination, featuring a spectacular sequence to the tune of Tinie Tempah's song, September. Many props went to Brendan Cole and his...

Instagram removes 13 million ‘I (heart) Kids’ photos amid backlash

Following complaints, Instagram on Sunday removed 13 million posts from its platform that included a photo of an “I (heart) Kids” button, which was created by a young girl, CNET reports. The “I (heart)...

Airbnb will soon allow competitors to publish safety information

To boost its reputation as a safe, useful place to stay, Airbnb on Friday said it would soon offer a database containing detailed safety information about home-sharing apps such as HomeAway and VRBO. “The...

China cops on WeChat: How deep tech links to Facebook are disrupting business

Image Credit: Facebook An unprecedented crackdown on Chinese companies' links to Facebook (FB) and Alphabet's (GOOGL) Google has forced Tencent (TCEHY) to expand its WeChat instant messaging platform to every partner with web pages...

Thiel’s genius, success, lust for power: A new book

Written by Micheline Maynard, CNN Johannesburg, South Africa The new biography, Who's Afraid of Peter Thiel? the Rise of the Outsider, claims that Thiel is responsible for the Trump presidency, the rise of nationalism...

Ditch the Excess: Why You Should Travel Without Spending Money

Please stand up for your ability to experience new experiences without spending money. You are a 21-year-old woman who wants to travel the world, be adventurous, break the mold and discover who you are....

With news of Indian and Russian influence, Twitter and Facebook steps up their game

India has become one of Facebook's fastest growing markets and it has made several top executive decisions that have brought it into national focus over the past year. Two of them were that the...

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