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Mobile app data sharing 'out of control'. Mobile app data sharing 'out of control'.
Data harvesting and sharing by mobile apps is "out of control", University of Oxford researchers have warned. Nearly 90% of free apps on the Google Play store share data with Google parent company Alphabet, the Financial Times reported. Google said it had clear policies for how developers could handle data, and that the research had mischaracterised some "ordinary functions" of apps. "If ...
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Senators' crackdown on ZTE runs counter to Trump's reprieve. Senators' crackdown on ZTE runs counter to Trump's reprieve.
President Trump on Tuesday got tough on China with tariffs, but a bipartisan group of senators want to get tougher, pushing legislation to crack down on Chinese cellphone giant ZTE. Mr. Trump has a soft spot for ZTE. Although the high-tech company likely will suffer under the latest tariffs, the president has given the company a reprieve from harsh U.S. sanctions for illegally doing business wi...
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HOMECULTURE Zina Bash's husband lashes out: 'Everyone tweeting this vicious conspiracy theory should be ashamed'. HOMECULTURE Zina Bash's husband lashes out: 'Everyone tweeting this vicious conspiracy theory should be ashamed'.
Twitter exploded with accusations Tuesday from anti-Trump commenters that Zina Bash, a White House aide sitting behind Judge Brett Kavanaugh during the proceedings, was flashing a “white power” symbol to the camera by resting her thumb and forefinger in a circle on her other arm. Her husband John Bash, who’s also the U.S. attorney for the western district of Texas, took to Twitter to mock the a...
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Longest serving weapons in the US military. Longest serving weapons in the US military.
UH-1 Huey is a utility military helicopter powered by a single turboshaft engine, with two-blade main and tail rotors. The first member of the prolific Huey family, it was developed by Bell Helicopter to meet a United States Army's 1952 requirement for a medical evacuation and utility helicopter, and first flew in 1956. The UH-1 was the first turbine-powered helicopter to enter production in 1960 ...
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South Africa shooting: Eleven taxi drivers killed in ambush South Africa shooting: Eleven taxi drivers killed in ambush
Gunmen in South Africa have killed 11 taxi drivers in an ambush, police say. The men from Gauteng province were travelling to Johannesburg on Saturday night when their minibus was fired at. The dead men, and four more who were critically injured, were returning from a colleague's funeral in the coastal region of Kwa-Zulu Natal, police said. The motive is unclear although rivalry between g...
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Egypt to regulate popular social media users Egypt to regulate popular social media users
Egypt's parliament has passed a controversial law that will allow the state to regulate social media users. Under the law, a personal social media account, blog or website with more than 5,000 followers could be considered a media outlet and subject to media law. Critics say the legislation will increase the authorities' ability to crack down on free speech and dissent. A number of opposi...
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Euromillions £58m jackpot won by UK ticket Euromillions £58m jackpot won by UK ticket
A UK ticket has won the jackpot in Tuesday's Euromillions draw worth £57.9m, Camelot has said. A single ticket was the only one to match all seven numbers - which were 03, 08, 26, 33 and 45 with Lucky Stars 07 and 10. Andy Carter, from the National Lottery, urged players to check their tickets."Rest assured, we have plenty of champagne on ice," he said. The latest win comes just a few mon...
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Eritrean officials visit Ethiopia for first time in 20 years Eritrean officials visit Ethiopia for first time in 20 years
The first high-level Eritrean delegation to visit Ethiopia in decades has arrived for a meeting which could ease military tension. Eritrea won independence from Ethiopia in 1993 after a 30-year conflict - but a border war five years later killed tens of thousands. Diplomatic ties have been cut between the two countries for almost 20 years. Last week, Ethiopia's prime minister said he woul...
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World Cup 2018: Farmer sews 'longest' German flag World Cup 2018: Farmer sews 'longest' German flag
A Bangladeshi farmer has shown his support for Germany's World Cup hopes in an unusual way - with a home-made flag 5.5km (3.4 miles) long. Amjad Hossain, 69, says his love for the country began after he used German homeopathic medicine for a gallstone. He started working on the flag two years later when Germany hosted the 2006 World Cup, and has continued to add to it in subsequent tournamen...
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Palestinians face uncertainties over Abbas succession Palestinians face uncertainties over Abbas succession
Wearing an elegant dressing gown, the Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, is shown walking unaided along the corridor of Ramallah's best private hospital. A family photograph has him sitting upright in bed casually studying a newspaper. A hospital official said the 83-year-old leader - who had surgery on his ear last week - now had inflammation in his lung but was "responding to the treatm...
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