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Facebook cracks down on ads that discriminate

The belated action comes after reports first emerged in autumn previous year, showing that it was possible for housing advertisers to specifically exclude particular racial minorities in direct contravention of the law. "We're glad to see Facebook implementing strong policies so that advertisers of housing, credit, and employment don't use Facebook's ad targeting to exclude certain users", said Rachel Goodman, attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union's Racial Justice Program, in a ...

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Facebook Lite now has more than 200 million users

The app now supports 55 languages and is popular in many countries including Brazil, India , Indonesia, Mexico, and the Philippines. The app supports 55 languages now and the tech giant is in plans to extend the low-end app services to more countries including Israel, Italy, South Korea, and the United Arab Emirates.

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Israel finds cave said to have contained Dead Sea scrolls

Between 1947 and 1956, the Dead Sea Scrolls were found in a series of 11 caves located near the site of Qumran in what is now the West Bank. The Q usually comes after the cave's number, but in this case, it comes before the 12 to indicate that no scrolls were found inside.

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Shanty-town fire leaves 15000 homeless

Ambulances and fire tenders have been deployed to Malabon, part of Metro Manila, 8km (5 miles) from the Tondo region, as firefighters tackle a blaze in a residential area. The shanty town, located in the largest district in area and population in the Philippines, was heavily destroyed by the fire, which quickly spread. Authorities used 90 fire trucks to stop the fire, which continued for around ten hours.

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Tesla hoping to launch in India this summer, says Elon Musk

Over the weekend, ninety-seven companies, including Apple , Airbnb , Facebook , Google , Intel , Netflix , Snap and Uber Technologies , already filed an impassioned legal brief, stepping up the industry's growing opposition to the policy. That puts it right next to the Chevy Bolt, a similar hatchback that sells for a similar price, but without many of Tesla's much-touted autonomous driving capabilities.

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Nissan adds Midnight Editions of popular models

Nissan has expanded its popular Midnight Edition package to six models - Nissan Sentra, Nissan Altima, Nissan Maxima, Nissan Rogue, Nissan Murano and Nissan Pathfinder. The package is on sale now with an MSRP (1) of $1,195 Dollars. They also share similar exterior enhancements including unique wheels, spoilers and mirror caps, components that are all painted black.

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Research Report for: Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX)

Buffington Mohr McNeal raised its position in Starbucks Corporation by 0.8% in the third quarter. To assess the movement of stock we should look over what analysts have to say about the stock current performance. Looking over the SBUX ranking chart, the SBUX got 23 analysts recommendation as a Buy security in previous month pool in contrast with 23 analysts gave buy ratings at this month.

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The New York Times Is Offering a Free Spotify Subscription

The companies announced that new digital subscribers to the New York Times who commit to a one-year term would get free access to Spotify Premium with its 30 million songs and two billion playlists. "At the Times we are not only dedicated to helping our readers understand the rapidly changing world around them, but also to helping them live better lives", said Meredith Kopit Levien, the Times Company's evp and chief revenue officer, in a statement accompanying the announcement.

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'Project Cars 2' Arrives Late 2017

The game wound up selling over 2 million copies and remained a critical success in the face of some stiff competition in the driving genre, paving the way for a Project Cars 2 down the line. The game has a current release window of late 2017 and it will be released for the PC, PS4 and Xbox One consoles. A full 24-hour weather cycle will change atmospheric conditions as you race, making tracks wet or dry, and transitioning between day and night times.

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Pinterest introduces Lens, a Shazam for objects in the real world

Pinterest did not explain the technology behind Lens , but this is not the company's first foray into artificial intelligence. Lens tries to understand the objects you're looking at and how they could be useful to you. Brands now participating include CB2, Macy's, Neiman Marcus, Target and Wayfair, among other companies, Kendall said. Similarly, Instant Ideas is meant to provide inspiration based on the objects users come across in pins.

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'The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild' Officially Completed

The company, together with Monolith Soft has just celebrated " Zelda: Breath of The Wild " going gold. Just a couple of days have passed after the biggest game of the National Football League year, or as we all remember it: "Nintendo showcasing to the world what the Switch is all about".

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Patriots' Super Bowl Victory Bolsters Fox Heading Into Earnings Report

An NFL executive VP last week told Postmedia the revised policy is "incredibly discriminatory", because the policy has been changed only for one event: The NFL's Super Bowl. He wrote in a note Tuesday that Murdoch's commentary around the $500 million "increases our confidence for robust [2017 year-over-year] growth at TV".

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Microsoft Office beta testers will soon get MacBook Pro Touch Bar support

This means that Word, Outlook, Excel and all other Office 2016 suite of apps can soon be accessed on the OLED panel on MacBook Pro Touch Bar devices. In Word, Office users will be able to activate Focus Mode to remove the Ribbon for less distractions, alongside the ability to format text and change font styles.

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Macy's squeezed to drop Ivanka Trump's clothing line

A spokesperson for Nordstorm told Business Insider that "based on the brand's performance we've decided not to buy it for this season". Nearly a full week ago Nordstrom , a highly-respected century-old retailer that is an S&P 500 component announced it was dropping Ivanka Trump's clothing line due to poor sales.

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Andromeda Rumors Appear, The Alleged New Adaptive Interface of Windows 10

The feature is now rolling out in preview to Windows Insiders on the fast ring. It was suspected that Windows 10 Cloud will be a revamped version of Microsoft's failed Window RT, the ARM-based tablet OS that would only run apps from the Windows Store.

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US Military Might Pay Trump Rent To Stay In Trump Tower

Trump Tower has been nicknamed "White House North" and it's where first lady Melania Trump and their son Barron will be living still until he finishes the current school year. CNN reported that renting a floor in Trump Tower could cost about $1.5 million a year. There is already a large contingent of Secret Service personnel who maintain a round-the-clock presence at the Fifth Avenue address, which accommodates both residential and commercial tenants.

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E3 2017 will be open to the public

E3 ensures its survival by going public, but veteran attendees should prepare for a much more hectic show floor in 2017. Purchasing a pass on February 13 grants consumers an early-bird discount - passes will be available for $150 as opposed to the standard $250 price tag.

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Gears Of War 4 February Update Includes New Maps And Valentine's Event

There will be new Gear Packs to earn, daily Valentine's themed bounties, another Craftable Character to collect, and the return of Torque Bow Tag (with a Cupid-style twist!). The second is a re-imaging of War Machine . The old deserted train station backdrop is replaced with a COG settlement with a spotless appearance and shiny pompous features.

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A Pokemon Go Valentine's Day Holiday Event Is Announced

To celebrate the annual day of love and overpriced heart-shaped decorations, players will get double the amount of candy when hatching, catching or transferring Pokemon and buddy Pokemon will find twice as much candy as well. Pokemon breeding may in fact become a major feature of the game even after the event . Niantic also says that Lure Modules will attract Pokemon for six hours instead of just half an hour.

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Logitech brings Amazon Alexa support to ZeroTouch vehicle mounts

We detail how to get Amazon's Alexa voice assistant on your Android phone using Logitech's ZeroTouch app so you can control your smart devices by voice. For example, users can tell Alexa to set the heating at home so when they step through the door the house is the ideal temperature. Or if it's dark when you get home , you can tell Alexa to turn on your smart lights before you get out of the vehicle.

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Google Brain Creates Technology that Can Zoom In and Enhance Pixelated Images

Of course, the system is far from the sci-fi-esque portrayals in shows like CSI, but Google does have an immediate use for such neural nets: by using the reconstruction method, the search engine can move around less image data, essentially lower resolution images, and just rely on the receiver to upscale the image to full resolution through this technology.

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Overwatch's Server Browser, New Custom Game Options Detailed

Kaplan said players will have "tons of new options for you to play around with" in custom Capture the Rooster games. For now, the only way to share game modes is to screenshot or write down all the important settings and share it through an outside medium - whether it be Reddit, Facebook , or other Overwatch communities.

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Grand Theft Auto V - 75 million copies sold

Take-Two said that both GTA 5 and its online component, Grand Theft Auto Online, have surpassed expectations in "every quarter since their release ". That means that Rockstar shipped approximately 5 million more copies of the game in the past three months, and about 15 million over the past year.

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Facebook doubles bereavement leave for employees to up to 20 days

She also pointed out Facebook's generous parental leave, far above what most companies offer. Adding to that, employees who need to care for a family member with a short-term illness will be given an additional 3 days of paid leaves, and 20 days of bereavement leave, double the previous number.

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Senate Rebukes Warren During Sessions Debate

It provides that senators are not allowed to "directly or indirectly, by any form of words impute to another Senator or to other Senators any conduct or motive unworthy or unbecoming a Senator". Mrs King wrote that when acting as a federal prosecutor, Mr Sessions used his power to "chill the free exercise of the vote by black citizens". US Senate Democrat Elizabeth Warren was told to sit down after reading a thirty-year-old letter criticizing the attorney general nominee Jeff Sessions.

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LEGO Indiana Jones is coming to Xbox One Backward Compatibility

To the uninitiated, the Xbox One Backward Compatibility program was introduced by Microsoft in 2014, which enables games created for the Xbox 360, the Xbox One's predecessor, to be playable on the Xbox One. Should have more 1P games than a year ago, great diversity + launching new IP. Whether it will be a completely new and unannounced IP is yet to be seen.

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PayPal builds Slack P2P payments bot

Facebook Messenger added support for PayPal payments in October 2016. PayPal bot is now available to Slack users in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, and Canada, the payments company announced in a blog post . You can download it from the Slack App Directory , and to use it, you'll have to link your PayPal and and Slack accounts. The move shows PayPal capitalizing on its most used feature, the person-to-person payment (P2P).

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Grading the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI

Brady threw an interception that was returned for a touchdown just before halftime as a disastrous opening two quarters saw his New England Patriots reach intermission down 21-3 to the Atlanta Falcons. In the eight Super Bowls since 2001 in which the Patriots haven't been a participant, the only great games were Steelers-Cardinals in 2009 and Ravens-49ers in 2013.

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Rainbow Six Siege Year 2 Starts Today With Operation Velvet Shell

There's a new map, Coastline. However, the two new operators, coming from Spain's Grupo Especial de Operaciones , can be obtained in two ways. The Complete Edition gets you all content offered in the game since release , while the Gold Edition Year 2 has everything except the first year's Season Pass content.

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Sony develops 1000fps camera sensor

The company has created a new smartphone-sized sensor capable of recording 1080p video at 1,000 frames per second, which comfortably blows away the slow-mo offerings of current-gen handsets. Since smartphones don't have mechanical shutters to control exposure time, the technology presented here will really help with reducing the focal plane distortion that occurs when capturing those pesky fast-moving objects.

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Looking ahead to Super Bowl LII

After hours, Gerlicher mingled with tourists on a walk through Houston's 12-acre Discovery Green park, host site of that city's Super Bowl Live event, to get a fan's perspective on security. "But to do it that way would be icing on the cake". That's what drives us every day, to win a championship. During a tour earlier this week, the head of the volunteer operation for Houston told Minnesotans that finding volunteers is a yearlong process and "you can not afford to lose two weeks".

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Apple Building 'iPhone 8′ Earlier Than Normal, It Would Appear, Says BlueFin

And, finally , while the percentage of the iPhone installed base that migrates to the latest iPhones might be flat generation over generation, Apple seems to be getting a boost by selling a richer product mix. Although the shift to bigger screens has been strongest in China and other Asian markets, the iPhone 7 Plus accounted for a larger proportion of new iPhones sold in the U.S.as well, said Bajarin, citing his firm's research.

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Tesla Inc (TSLA): Tesla Model S Gets Little Faster

This latest test by Motor Trend pushed the Tesla ahead of the 2017 911 Turbo S, which was previously the quickest according to tests conducted by the magazine in November 2016. According to Motor Trend , that makes it the first production vehicle to reach 60mph in under 2.3 seconds, beating out the Porsche 911 Turbo S and Ferrari La Ferrari.

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Watch the Patriots' Super Bowl Victory Parade Live

After all, Brady is the only quarterback to ever win five Super Bowls and the only player to be named the game's MVP four times. Brady kisses Kraft's cheek, and delivers the breaking news: "Somebody stole my game jersey!" But Brady powered the Patriots' comeback from a 28-3 deficit late in the third quarter for the win, closing out a season that opened with Brady serving a four-game suspension for Deflategate.

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Online child grooming an 'ongoing struggle' for websites

Facebook is working with Ghanaian partners "JI Initiative" and the Ghana Internet Safety Foundation to ensure the safety and education of their communities and address the needs of vulnerable people. Tamworth librarian Shiralee Franks said cyber safety was becoming increasingly important, as it moves to become an e-smart library. More than half worry their children will be bullied or harassed (57 percent) or will be lured away by a stranger (60 percent), and three in four believe children ...


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