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Apple vs. Facebook, Cook vs. Zuck: Why iOS 14.5 Started a Big Tech Fight
A new privacy feature in Apple’s iOS 14.5 requires apps to request permission to track you. And
isn’t happy about it.
China rocket debris likely plunged into the Indian Ocean near the Maldives, says China's space agency
Debris from an out-of-control Chinese rocket likely plunged into the Indian Ocean, just west of the Maldives, on Saturday night ET, China's space agency said.
Ransomware Attackers Up Ante as White House Vows Crack Down
A series of major cyber-attacks in recent weeks has underscored the brazenness of the attackers and the challenges of tackling the problem of ransomware, just as the Biden admin...
TikTok Hires Thousands to Challenge E-Commerce King Alibaba
Zhang Yiming built ByteDance Ltd. into the world’s most valuable private company via a string of blockbuster apps like TikTok that challenged Facebook and other incumbents on th...
The REAL Reason McDonalds Ice Cream Machines Are Always Broken
EU (446 million inhabitants) seals deal for up to 1.8 billion Pfizer jabs.
The European Commission has approved a new Covid vaccine contract with Pfizer and BioNTech - in addition to all the contract signed already with other vaccine producers- paving ...
Private equity is targeting sports. Now fans and players are pushing back
In New Zealand, rugby isn't just a sport. It's a national obsession, a major cultural force and a huge source of pride.
Redefining Golden Hour with La Prairie x Frieze Art Fairs - Skincare Pure Gold Carla Chan
The luxury skincare labels latest collaboration with artist Carla Chan is equal parts environmentally thought-provoking and visually stunning.
“Emily in Paris” Season 2 Is Officially In Production: Everything We Know So Far
Calling all “Emily in Paris” fans! It has officially been confirmed that filming is underway for season 2.
The Obama family mourns the death of the family dog: "We have lost a dear friend"
Bo, the Obamas’ Portuguese Water Dog, Dies. Former President Barack Obama said “Today our family lost a true friend and loyal companion. For more than a decade, Bo was a constan...
Bon Voyage: Norwegian Cruise Line May Skip Florida Ports Due to COVID-19 Vaccine Passport Ban
On Monday, Florida Governor Ronald DeSantis signed SB 2006 - legislation which, in part, allows the governor to overrule local emergency rules. The Republican governor also sign...
Treasury Chief Yellen Walks Back Claim US Economy Could ‘Overheat’ This Summer
As vaccination rates steadily increase in several parts of the globe, economists have made increasingly optimistic economic growth predictions, with the latest saying the US eco...
End of an era: LiveLeak self-destructs after 15 years of providing unmitigated gore & all things NSFW
The famously gruesome site, which has hosted the most offensive content online – and refused to budge in response to complaints about it – has finally given up the ghost. A tame...
A Dutch Couple Are the First Tenants of This Boulder-Shaped 3D-Printed Home
The Flintstones-style home in Eindhoven is the first legally habitable house in Europe with 3D-printed load-bearing walls.
Danske Bank Watchdog Calls for EU Debate on Client Secrecy Rules
The financial watchdog overseeing Danske Bank A/S says the European Union needs to re-examine the limits of client privacy if it’s serious about fighting money laundering and ot...
Pfizer’s obscene $900m profit from its Covid vaccine in just three months proves capitalism and public health are bad bedfellows
The US pharmaceutical giant cashing in on a pandemic that has killed 3.2m people while failing to help the world’s poor is morally indefensible, and illustrates the corrupt natu...
MPs urged to demand the names of Canadians behind offshore tax shelters
Five years ago, tax law expert André Lareau was blocked from giving testimony before the House of Commons finance committee by a last-minute gag order preventing witnesses from ...
‘Durable Demand’: Pfizer CEO Expects $26B COVID-19 Vaccine Profits in 2021, Plans for Boosters
Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer is banking on COVID-19 being a major profit-driver for years to come as the company lines up vaccine delivery contracts for as far away as 2024. Corp...
EU Reportedly Considering 'New Legal Tool' as Response to Biden's 'Buy American' Order
In late January, POTUS inked the so-called "Buy American" order, an executive action that Joe Biden said would help "rebuild the backbone of America: manufacturing, unions, and ...
DeFi More Disruptive to Banks Than Bitcoin, Says ING
Netherlands-based ING Bank has been analyzing the risks and opportunities associated with the exploding decentralized finance (DeFi) space.
Pandora Will Sell 'Lab-Made' Diamonds, End Mined Sources in Ethical Push For Sustainable Gemstones
The world's largest jewellrymaker decided to end mined sources of the precious stone, citing ethical concerns. The news comes just a year after the Copenhagen-based firm announc...
Berkshire Hathaway's Munger Blasts Bitcoin as 'Contrary to Interests of Civilization'
This year, the world's largest cryptocurrency experienced a meteoric rise, topping higher than $62,000 per coin in April, as companies ranging from Tesla to big Wall Street bank...
Shampoo is a Lie (for me...and maybe for you too??)
Why I haven't washed my hair in 5 years
Indian-American Congresswoman Appeals To Raise Funds For India Amid COVID-19 Surge
COVID-19 India: Describing the situation in India as dire, Ms Jayapal said hundreds of thousands of new COVID-19 cases are confirmed every day. "There are no hospital beds open....
Gates Divorce Shakes World's Biggest Family Philanthropy Engine
The news of Bill and Melinda Gates divorce has sent a shock wave through the world of philanthropy.
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