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Facebook ‘Knew of Loopholes in 2011’, Says Privacy Campaigner Max Schrems

Facebook was warned in 2011 of the loopholes exploited by UK data firm Cambridge Analytica (CA) but said it saw no need to change its policies, an Austrian privacy campaigner said on Wednesday. Max Schrems, an activist who has brought several cases before European courts to strengthen data protection online, said that the controversial data harvesting methods at the centre of the current ... Read More »

Dog helpers are giving a new lease of life to disabled owners in Britain

Alongside well-groomed canines taking part in beauty contests this week at Britain’s Crufts dog show, specially trained labradors, poodles and cocker spaniels showed off a different set of skills that can save the lives of their disabled owners. These four-legged helpers are trained not just to help the blind or partially sighted but also to recognise a variety of sounds ... Read More »

PNB fraud: HC asks ED to submit details of property seized from Firestar Diamond

Gold and diamond jewellery worth Rs5,100 crore have been seized by ED from 17 premises belonging to Nirav Modi across Delhi, Mumbai, Surat and Hyderabad. Photo: Reuters New Delhi: The Delhi high court on Wednesday directed the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to produce complete sequence of facts and list of material particulars in connection with the search and seizure of immovable property ... Read More »

How FIFA Inspired God of War’s Combat

HIGHLIGHTS God of War’s combat is designed to be ‘non-deterministic’ The game should have puzzles that aren’t as difficult as past titles God of War is out on April 20 PS4-exclusive God of War release date is April 20. In the lead up to that God of War Creative Director Cory Barlog has let slip what to expect from the game. He ... Read More »

Benefits Of LED Lighting

Technology has advanced more than anyone could have seen possible just years ago. One of the great advances is with energy efficiency. Many businesses are looking for ways to save money and be kinder to the environment. One of the simplest ways that a business can save money is by using LED lighting. For many businesses, they purchase their lighting ... Read More »

Age is just a number: Having a positive attitude towards growing old can reduce risk of dementia

Older persons who have acquired positive beliefs about old age from their surrounding culture are less likely to develop dementia, a study has found. The research, published in the journal PLOS ONE, examined whether culture-based age beliefs influence the risk of developing dementia among older people, including those who carry the high-risk gene variant. “We found that positive age beliefs ... Read More »

Ebola virus can infect reproductive organs of humans

Ebola virus can infect reproductive organs of humans, according to a study conducted on macaques. Prior studies of survivors of the 2014-2016 Ebola outbreak in West Africa have revealed sexual transmission of Ebola virus, and that viral RNA (Ebola virus genetic material) can persist in semen following recovery. While little is known about viral persistence in female reproductive tissues, pregnant ... Read More »

The current state of advertising data, in 5 charts

How advertisers collect, store and use people’s data is being scrutinized more than ever, in large part due to the General Data Protection Regulation. Starting May 25, businesses will need explicit consumer consent to use their data. This is more of a headache for the use of third-party audience data than first-party data that comes directly from the publisher. Here is a ... Read More »

Seattle says Facebook broke one of its campaign advertising laws

Seattle’s election commission says Facebook broke a city law that requires it to disclose who paid for campaign ads. Reuters reports that the Seattle Ethics and Elections Commission’s executive director, Wayne Barnett, said Facebook must reveal advertising spending information for last year’s city elections or potentially face fines of up to $5,000 per ad purchase. Facebook, Twitter and Google have been under scrutiny ... Read More »

Can eating green leafy vegetables cut risk of stroke?

You may want to add green leafy vegetables to your diet as according to a recent study, it can help ward off strokes. According to researchers, reducing stress and increasing green leafy vegetable consumption may be a novel way to reduce the rates of brain bleeds. A previous study said that people who eat more fruits and vegetables are 42% less ... Read More »