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U.N. votes to rescind Trump’s Jerusalem move

President Trump’s threats couldn’t stop the United Nations from overwhelmingly denouncing the U.S. for recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The General Assembly voted 128-9 on Thursday to approve a resolution calling Trump’s declaration “null and void,” even as Ambassador Nikki Haley told the group that “no vote in ...

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Eric Schmidt steps down as boss of Google owner

Image copyright Getty Images The executive chairman of Google owner Alphabet is to step down in January, the company has announced. Eric Schmidt, who has been with the tech giant since 2001, will remain on the board as a technical adviser on science and technology issues. Mr Schmidt has played ...

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‘We should own our own livelihood and our own dream’

Image copyright Tanusree Chaudhuri Image caption Tanusree Chaudhuri (centre) with two of her remote-working research colleagues Tanusree Chaudhuri, 38, was pregnant with her first child when her supervisor told her she would have to give up her dreams. She was doing a doctorate in computational biology and aspired to improve ...

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Newspaper headlines: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle ‘so in love’

Newspaper headlines: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle ‘so in love’ By BBC News Staff Image caption The Metro headline is “Merry Kissmas” alongside one of the pictures released by Kensington Palace to celebrate the engagement of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Image caption The engagement pictures feature on the front ...

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Can your online reputation be bleached?

Image copyright Science Photo Library Are companies “bleaching” their online reputations clean? Legislation that protects websites from lawsuits is cleansing negative comments from online forums, BBC Radio 4’s You and Yours has been told. Companies that threaten Section 5 defamation notices say they are a legitimate defence against false statements. ...

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The glitch that stole Christmas: How to handle smart tech gifts

Image copyright Getty Images Although the rush to connect everything from toys to toothbrushes, cars to sex toys, and any number of household appliances to the internet, seems inexorable, there is little regulation protecting your cyber-security. Not surprising then that there has been a raft of stories this year highlighting ...

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Apple changes rules on app ‘loot boxes’

Image copyright EA Image caption Battlefront II was changed to remove a way to pay for loot crates and rewards Apple has changed the rules around how games on its app store use loot boxes. These boxes are random rewards for gameplay and often give players benefits and power-ups that ...

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Apple’s Design Delirium | TechCrunch

I watch with increasing trepidation at the direction Apple is taking its products. The most recent concern came yesterday from Bloomberg that Apple intends to offer its software developers new libraries that will allow apps to serve both touchscreen interfaces like the iPhone as well as traditional mouse and keyboard ...

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