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Australia floods worsen as thousands more Sydney residents evacuate
About 50,000 residents in New South Wales, most in Sydney's western suburbs, have been told to either evacuate or warned they might receive evacuation orders, up from Monday's 30,000, authorities said.
Amazon to swap vans with e-cargo bikes and on-foot delivery staff
Your Amazon parcels could soon come with a lower carbon footprint.
Women's own body dissatisfaction appears to influence their judgment of other women's body sizes
New research provides evidence that how women judge the transition from normal to overweight in other women’s bodies is related to perceptions of their own body size and their body dissatisfaction. The findings have been published in the...
Australian police train pups to sniff out electronics and fight crime
In Australia, man’s best friend can also be man’s best ally in the fight against crime. These top dogs are undergoing training to sniff out electronic devices that help law enforcement gather evidence from digital devices.
Hacker claims to have obtained data on 1 billion Chinese citizens
Personal information allegedly taken from Shanghai police database would be one of biggest data breaches in history.
British EV startup Tevva launches hydrogen booster truck model
British commercial electric vehicle (EV) startup Tevva on Thursday launched its first truck with a hydrogen fuel cell booster which should drive up to 310 miles (499 km) and provide fleet operators with greater zero-emission range.
British Army's Twitter and YouTube accounts restored after hack
The British Army regained control of its Twitter and YouTube accounts on Sunday after they were briefly hacked and used to post about cryptocurrencies and non-fungible tokens.
EU agrees on landmark rules to tame 'Wild West' crypto market
The rules aim to better protect consumers from wild swings in cryptocurrencies and require more transparency on the industry’s environmental impact.
Can you guess which cities are ranked most expensive for expats?
Looking for a cheaper city to live in as an expat? Head east - but forget about Hong Kong.
How Meta’s metaverse vision will change the future of communication
Creativity is all about connection and increasingly brands will communicate via evolving technologies as the metaverse takes shape, says Meta’s Angie Gifford.
The genetic power of ancient trees
Even as we discover the incredible benefits of the world's most ancient trees, we are losing them to climate change, writes Jim Robbins. But cloning could offer an answer.
Former top Apple lawyer pleads guilty to insider trading
The former top corporate lawyer at Apple pleaded guilty on Thursday to insider trading charges.
Amazon blocks searches for LGBTQ+ products in the United Arab Emirates amid regional anti-homosexuality push
Amazon described its decision as one made to abide by local laws.
Biden names Apple co-founder Steve Jobs as recipient of posthumous Medal of Freedom
The late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs was among 17 people President Joe Biden announced as winners of the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Friday.
The last remnant of Facebook's crypto project shuts down September 1
Meta plans to shutter its Novi digital wallet just eleven months after the company formerly known as Facebook debuted it.
Bitcoin Family say they lost $1 million on their investment this year, but sold a lot at peak
The "Bitcoin Family" is down more than $1 million on their bitcoin investment since the world's most popular digital coin peaked at around $69,000.
Tesla delivered 254,695 electric vehicles in the second quarter of 2022
Tesla just posted its second-quarter vehicle production and delivery numbers for 2022.
Google will delete location history for visits to abortion clinics after overturning of Roe v. Wade
Google said that it will work to quickly delete location history for people going to abortion sites and other medical sites following the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade.
Toxic work cultures are driving The Great Resignation. Here's how to tell if a company culture is toxic before accepting a job.
It's easy enough to tell when a workplace is toxic when you're in it but it can be difficult to tell during the interview process.
TikTok confirms that China-based employees can access US user data, but only through an 'approval process'
TikTok's CEO sent a letter to nine Republican senators after a BuzzFeed News report shined a new light on privacy and security concerns.
The FBI is offering a $100,000 reward for missing Bulgarian 'Cryptoqueen' and has added her to its top 10 most-wanted list
Ruja Ignatova is wanted in connection with OneCoin, an alleged $4 billion cryptocurrency Ponzi scheme, which she founded in 2014.
Tesla is still recruiting despite Elon Musk telling managers to pause hiring and cut the workforce by 10%
Tesla employees have expressed their disappointment about being let go on LinkedIn, while the latest recruits are sharing their new roles.
Bill Gates Shares His 48-Year-Old Resume, A Message For Job Seekers
"Whether you're a recent grad or a college dropout, I'm sure your resume looks a lot better than mine did 48 years ago," Bill Gates wrote.
Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Other Top Billionaires Lose $1.4 Trillion In Worst Half Ever
With policy makers now raising interest rates to combat elevated inflation, some of the highest-flying shares -- and the billionaires who own them -- are losing altitude fast.
Data Not Shared With Chinese Communist Party: TikTok To US Lawmakers
TikTok reiterated to the senators that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) had never requested data on American users.
US Sending 2 Surface-To-Air Missile Systems To Ukraine: Pentagon
Russia Ukraine War: The assistance package, worth about $820 million, was broadly announced by U.S. President Joe Biden on Thursday in Madrid following NATO summit.
EU agrees on landmark crypto regulation in wake of Terra meltdown, Bitcoin plunge
The European Union has agreed on landmark rules for regulating the cryptocurrency industry, whose meltdown has been wiping out fortunes and sparking calls for tighter scrutiny worldwide.
Crypto rules to make Europe a global leader as prices plunge
Europe has moved to lead the world in regulating the freewheeling cryptocurrency industry at a time when prices have plunged, wiping out fortunes, fueling skepticism and sparking calls for tighter scrutiny.
Bitcoin poised for biggest quarterly drop
Bitcoin is on track for its worst quarter in more than a decade, as more hawkish central banks and a string of high-profile crypto blowups hammer sentiment.
It's alive! How belief in AI sentience is becoming a problem
AI chatbot company Replika, which offers customers bespoke avatars that talk and listen to them, says it receives a handful of messages almost every day from users who believe their online friend is sentient.
A U.S. FCC commissioner urges Apple, Google to boot TikTok from app stores
A Republican member of the Federal Communications Commission has urged the chief executives of Apple Inc (AAPL.O) and Alphabet Inc's (GOOGL.O) Google to kick Chinese-owned TikTok out of its app stores.
Philippines orders critical news site to shut down
Philippines authorities have again ordered the shutdown of an investigative news site founded by Nobel Peace Prize laureate Maria Ressa.
Social media companies could be sued for addicting children to their digital-drug in California
The California state senate voted on Tuesday to pass a law that would allow state lawyers to sue social media companies, such as Facebook and TikTok, for features that harm children.
Russia moves backward by copying the Western censorship new norms, proposed law on banning foreign media
The lower house of Russia’s parliament on Wednesday approved the critical second reading of a proposed law that would allow the banning of foreign news media in response to other countries taking actions against Russian news outlets. The...
FBI agents seize phone of Trump’s election lawyer
John Eastman, who aided the ex-US president in his bid to undo the results of the 2020 election, has become a central figure in the ongoing Capitol riot hearings.
Chinese breakthrough lets human brains beam radio waves
Researchers say new technology could be used for mind-controlled military radar and other devices.
Twitter gives Elon Musk more data amid spam, fake account dispute: report
Musk has disputed Twitter's internal estimate that spam, fake accounts make up less than 5% of users
Senate Dems call out Apple, Google mobile tracking, warn of abortion-related data privacy risks
Letter comes amid growing privacy concerns around abortion-related data following Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade ruling
Iran launches rocket into space as nuclear talks to resume
Iranian state television said Sunday that Tehran had launched a solid-fueled rocket into space, drawing a rebuke from Washington ahead of the expected resumption of stalled talks over Tehran’s tattered nuclear deal with world powers.
Mars Orbiter Running On Windows 98 Gets Software Upgrade 19 Years After Launch
It will now be able to view beneath Mars surfaces in greater detail due to the upgrade
The employee surveillance that fuels worker distrust
Workforce monitoring continues to increase amid remote work, with no signs of slowing. Is surveillance the new norm?
European mayors duped into calls with fake Kyiv mayor
The mayor of the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv warned Saturday that an imposter is posing as him and communicating with other officials, including three European mayors who were duped into believing they were having a video call with the rea...
Toyota recalls electric cars over concerns about loose wheels
Motor industry giant Toyota is recalling 2,700 of its first mass-produced all-electric vehicles over concerns their wheels may fall off.
Airport chaos: European travel runs into pandemic cutbacks
The airport lines are long, and lost luggage is piling up. It’s going to be a chaotic summer for travelers in Europe.
Online privacy bill easily passed by U.S. House panel
A U.S. House of Representatives panel passed a bipartisan online privacy bill on Thursday that aims to limit the collection of personal data, though doubts remain as to whether it will become law.
Leeds YouTube racer Adeel Habib jailed for dangerous driving
A man whose YouTube channel showed him driving high-performance cars at high speeds on busy public roads has been sentenced for dangerous driving.
Tesla and Twitter on Musk’s agenda at Qatar Economic Forum
Delegates at the economic forum discussed diversifying economies, while Musk gave updates on Twitter acquisition.
Ed Sheeran and co-writers awarded £900,000 in costs over copyright case
Lesser-known songwriters ordered to pay legal costs after court rejected accusations Shape of You ripped off their song
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