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China planted chips in Apple and Amazon servers, report claims

October 29, 2018

Both firms deny report they found chips giving backdoor access to computers and data A Chinese military unit has been inserting tiny microchips into computer servers used by companies including Apple and Amazon that give China unprecedented backdoor access to computers and data, according to a new denied Bloombergs report. Amazon said: Its untrue that […]

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Japan: US military base critic voted in as Okinawa governor

October 22, 2018

Election of Denny Tamaki, whose father was a US marine, will create headaches for Shinzo Abe and Washington Controversial plans to relocate a major US military base in Okinawa, southern move Futenma, a sprawling US marine base located in a built-up area, to a sparsely populated site on the islands north-east coast. He defeated a […]

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The California policeman helping the Philippines tackle child abuse

October 22, 2018

After 14 years in American law enforcement, Derek Seeker quit to join an anti-trafficking charity striving to protect Filipino children from online predators In 2015, police entered the home of Alain Charlwood-Collings, a 39-year-old man from Tiverton in Devon. On his home computer they made a horrifying discovery: more than 100 hours of live-stream footage […]

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Indian court upholds legality of world’s largest biometric database

October 10, 2018

Aadhaar program holds details of over a billion people and spawned the second-longest case the supreme court has ever heard Indias supreme court has upheld the legality of the governments Aadhaar system, the worlds largest biometric database containing the personal information of more than a billion Indians. The five-judge bench of Indias top court a […]

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What would a truly walkable city look like?

October 5, 2018

The obsession with self-driving cars and dockless cycles means pedestrians are often overlooked. But if we fail to accommodate those on foot, we ignore an essential part of what makes a city great Arriving by Greyhound coach in Phoenix, Arizona, one November evening I was faced with either six hours waiting in the terminal or […]

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Colin Kaepernick becomes the face of Nike’s Just Do It campaign

October 3, 2018

Colin Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback who sparked controversy by kneeling during the national anthem, will be the face of a Nike ad campaign Colin Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback who sparked controversy by kneeling during the national anthem to protest racial injustice, will be the face of a Nike advertising […]

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‘It’s a revolution’: Indian officials deliver public services at people’s doorsteps

September 22, 2018

A home visit scheme aims to spare people the queues and the bribes often associated with a trip to a government office For weeks, Sudesh Kumar had been having a sinking feeling. His driving licence was about to expire. He knew the misery that lay ahead: taking time off his property rental business to queue […]

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Should K-pop go bang? South Korean stars BTS caught in conscription debate

September 19, 2018

Group has twice topped the US Billboard charts, yet must still serve in the military, unlike their classical colleagues Do pop stars make good soldiers, or are their talents better put to use promoting Korean culture around the world? This is a question dogging South Koreas military leaders as they mull revising rules about who […]

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Hurricane Florence upgraded to category four as it nears US east coast

September 13, 2018

Forecasters say storm will be large and extremely dangerous as it is projected to approach Carolinas coast on Thursday Florence rapidly strengthened into a potentially catastrophic category four hurricane on Monday as it closed in on North and South Carolina, carrying winds and water that could wreak havoc over a wide stretch of the eastern […]

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Google staff protest against plan for censored Chinese search engine

September 13, 2018

More than 1,000 employees sign letter calling on executives to review ethics and transparency More than 1,000 Google employees have signed a letter protesting against the companys secretive plan to build a search engine that would comply with Chinese censorship. The letters contents were confirmed by a Google employee who helped organise it but wished […]

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