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Twitter ends COVID-19 “misinformation” policy
"Effective November 23, 2022, Twitter is no longer enforcing the COVID-19 misleading information policy," the company stated on its transparency page for coronavirus misinformation. Additionally, the COVID-19 policy is no longer listed o...
Stop the killer robots! Musk-backed lobbyists fight to save Europe from bad AI
The Future of Life Institute is warning AI could kill us all, but its ideology is freaking some folks out. A lobby group backed by Elon Musk and associated with a controversial ideology popular among tech billionaires is fighting to prev...
Data Of 500 Million WhatsApp Users Leaked, Up For Sale Online: Report
The person who put up the data for sale claims that there are 32 million records of users from the US within the set.
Elon Musk Was Asked If Twitter Will Continue Its Character Limit. His Reply
It all started when Elon Musk shared a couple of slides from his “Twitter company talk”.
France’s digital taxman goes after Amazon — again
The US tech giant scored a victory narrowing a French digital levy that lawmakers are now trying to overturn.
Meta Report: US Military Behind Online Influence Campaign Targeting Central Asia, Middle East
Facebook parent company said people behind the operation 'attempted to conceal their identities,' but its probe found 'links to individuals associated with US military'
Holiday swindlers: The rise of digital travel scams
Digital travel scams are a growing "systemic and global" problem, according to the World Tourism Organization, a branch of the UN. Dozens of Brazilian women have been finding this out the hard way, after paying for luxury holidays from a...
Fauci Could Not Recall Key Details During Deposition: Louisiana Attorney General
Dr. Anthony Fauci said he could not recall key details about his actions during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to one of the officials who questioned him on Nov. 23.
Too far, too old, too few: Europe is running out of doctors
In a crisis being repeated across Europe, a town in rural France could lose its medical center because it can’t recruit new staff to replace its doctors when they retire.
Instagram testing removal of messaging button for teens as part of privacy push
More restrictive privacy settings will also be added by default for teen users.
Twitter boss Elon Musk keeps conspiracy theorist Alex Jones off platform
Elon Musk says he will not allow the conspiracy theorist Alex Jones to return to Twitter.. Chief executive Elon Musk said he "had no mercy" for anyone using children's deaths for political gain.
Church plans vigil for woman missing in River Don
A local community in Aberdeenshire was due to hold a candelight vigil for a missing woman, feared swept away in Friday's floods.
European Parliament to summon Elon Musk
EP President Roberta Metsola briefed top EU lawmakers Thursday that she will invite Musk soon.
Tory MPs say they will continue naming asylum hotels
Some Tory MPs have vowed not to be "silenced", after a refugee charity called for politicians to stop naming hotels housing people seeking asylum.
Orbán’s new public enemy: A Twitter-savvy US ambassador calling out conspiracies
David Pressman — a human rights lawyer with a male partner in Viktor Orbán’s anti-LGBTQ+ Hungary — has become a favorite attack target for the regime-boosting media.
Amazon 'to axe 10,000 workers' after forecasting weaker growth
Approximately 3% of Amazon's corporate employees, or 1% of the total workforce, are reportedly to be laid off.
Man cycling round the world arrives in UK and has bike stolen days later
A cyclist who pedalled thousands of miles across the world to get to Britain had his bike stolen within days.
Man murdered girlfriend two weeks after being freed from prison for beating her
An abusive boyfriend who was spared jail after assaulting his partner went on to murder her in a fit of rage two weeks later.
Amazon to layoff 10,000 employees: report
Amazon is preparing to lay off as many as 10,000 employees, The New York Times reported on Monday, making the e-commerce behemoth the latest tech giant to unleash a large-scale redundancy plan.
Six dead in airshow horror crash after two WW2 planes collide in mid-air
The planes were a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress and a Bell P-63
Man ends 20-year Llandegley airport sign joke that cost £25k
A man who spent £25,000 on a fake airport sign in mid Wales is bringing the joke to an end after 20 years.
Four-time British motorcycle champion Keith Farmer dies suddenly aged 35
There has been devastation in the motorbike community and beyond following the sudden death of four-time British motorcycle champion Keith Farmer.
'The Metaverse will be our slow death': Meta employees hit out at Mark Zuckerberg in Blind reviews
Staff at the Facebook and Instagram owner flooded Blind with negative comments about their CEO on the day he axed 13% of its workforce.
Surgeons In France Successfully Transplant Nose Grown On Woman's Arm To Her Face
A custom nose, made from 3D-printed biomaterial to replace cartilage, was made for her and then implanted on the woman's forearm.
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