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Twitter adds labels for government officials and state-controlled media

Twitter is introducing new labels for accounts and tweets tied to government officials and “state-affiliated media.” “Twitter provides an unmatched way to connect with, and directly speak to public officials and representatives,” the company wrote in the blog post announcing these changes. “This direct line of communication with leaders and officials has helped to democratize political discourse and increase transparency and accountability.” However, Twitter suggested that these labels are pa...
Tags: Social, Twitter, Hong Kong, China, Russia, Tech, Bbc, Policy, United States, United Kingdom, Npr, Donald Trump, United Nations Security Council, Trump, State, China France Russia


Uber picks up Autocab to push into places its own app doesn’t go

Uber has bought UK based Autocab, which sells SaaS to the taxi and private hire vehicle industry, with the aim of expanding the utility of its own platform by linking users who open its app in places where it doesn’t offer trips to local providers who do. No acquisition price has been disclosed and Uber declined to comment on the terms of the deal. Autocab has a SaaS presence in 20 countries globally at this stage, according to an Uber spokeswoman. We’ve asked whether it will be closing a mar...
Tags: Travel, Fundings & Exits, Transportation, Uber, Apps, Europe, UK, London, United Kingdom, SaaS, Oxford, Manchester, Gm, Colchester, Ipswich, Taxi Apps


Feds charge Pasadena man with stalking and threatening to rape, kill victims

LOS ANGELES — A federal grand jury Tuesday returned a 26-count indictment that charges a Pasadena man with making a series of detailed threats to harm, rape and kill 10 victims he met in various social and business settings. Samuel Trelawney Hughes, 31, a citizen of the United Kingdom, was charged with seven counts of stalking, nine counts of making online threats, three counts of mailing threatening communications, and seven counts of witness tampering, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. ...
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, United Kingdom, DMV, Pasadena, Orange County, Public Safety, Compton, Torrance, Hughes, Los Angeles Police Department, Los Angeles County District Attorney s Office, Pasadena Police Department


Trump Adviser, Impeachment Witness Who Detailed Ukraine Scheme Gets Book Deal

The former Trump administration national security official and impeachment witness Fiona Hill is set to publish a book about American politics. Hill’s book “There Is Nothing for You Here: Opportunity in an Age of Decline,” is set to be released in the fall of 2021. “The book will draw on Dr. Hill’s deep expertise in the United States and Europe, as well as her personal experience on both continents, to explain how our current, polarized moment is the result of long historical trends — from im...
Tags: Europe, News, White House, Russia, European Union, Ukraine, United States, United Kingdom, Associated Press, Bolton, Giuliani, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Joe, Trump, Josh Marshall


Study shows high SARS-CoV-2 seroprevalence, but low death rate in Malawi's health care workers

A study by researchers from Malawi and United Kingdom reveals a significant discrepancy between predicted coronavirus disease (COVID-19) mortality in the observed severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) seroprevalence rates in health care workers and reported deaths in urban Malawi in southeastern Africa, indicating early exposure, but a slow progression of the outbreak. Their findings are currently available on the medRxiv preprint server.
Tags: Health, Africa, United Kingdom, Malawi


The 17-year-old 'mastermind' behind the massive Twitter hack reportedly has a history of running online scams using Minecraft and Bitcoin (TWTR)

Graham Clark, the 17-year-old charged with orchestrating a massive Twitter hack last month, reportedly has a history of scamming people with Bitcoin. Clark faces 30 felony charges in Florida, where he is accused of taking over dozens of verified Twitter accounts, including those of Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Kim Kardashian, to trick people into handing over money. Legal records show that Clark was previously suspected of being involved in the theft of $856,000 at age 16 but was never charge...
Tags: Twitter, Florida, Kim Kardashian, Trends, United Kingdom, Minecraft, Department Of Justice, Clark, Orlando Florida, Rolex, Tampa Bay Times, Tampa Florida, Graham Clark, Nima Fazeli, Chaewon, Mason Sheppard


Microsoft Confirms Plan to Acquire TikTok, Trump Gives Consent

After rumors of a potential deal arose last week, Microsoft has publicly confirmed its intention to purchase TikTok in the United States and several other territories. The company has outlined its intention to "move quickly to pursue discussions with TikTok's parent company, ByteDance, in a matter of weeks." The two companies have provided formal notice of their intent to explore a preliminary proposal that would involve a purchase of TikTok in the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Ze...
Tags: London, Microsoft, Satya Nadella, Beijing, West, United States, United Kingdom, The Sun, New Zealand, Donald Trump, Trump, United States Treasury, UNITED STATES CANADA AUSTRALIA, Bytedance, Tiktok, Microsoft United Kingdom Donald Trump


Microsoft-TikTok: On Global ambitions, Geopolitics, IPO plans, Big Tech and the splinternet

It’s official: Microsoft is in talks to buy the TikTok business from ByteDance in four countries: the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. This comes a day after US President Donald Trump told reporters on-board Air Force One that “As far as TikTok is concerned, we’re banning them from the United States”. President Trump was not in favor of a US company buying Tiktok, but and was considering an executive order to ban it. However, as per Microsoft’s statement (reproduced in full belo...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, UK, News, Supreme Court, Microsoft, China, India, Satya Nadella, US, Social Media, Linkedin, Eu, Bloomberg, United States, United Kingdom


Apple Asks UK Retail Landlords for 50% Rent Cut Despite Record Sales

Apple has asked landlords of its retail stores in the UK for a 50 percent cut to rent, reports The Sunday Times. If landlords agree to cut rent by up to 50 percent and offer a "rent-free period" of an undisclosed duration, Apple is supposedly offering a considerable lease extension in return. The proposal is understood to relate to stores with several years left to run on their leases, meaning that landlords are not faced with making an immediate decision. The tactic has reportedly caused "c...
Tags: Apple, UK, United Kingdom, Apple Retail, United Kingdom Apple, Thesundaytimes.co.uk, Apple Asks UK Retail Landlords


Coronavirus live news: Victoria faces stage 4 lockdown as South Africa cases pass 500,000

Australian state braced for new announcement; South Africa accounts for more than half of Africa’s diagnosed Covid-19 infections; WHO anticipates “lengthy” pandemic. Follow the latest updatesVictoria to announce stage four coronavirus lockdown restrictions with federal backingVictoria and Melbourne coronavirus mapMelbourne’s stage 3 Covid-19 lockdown rules explainedThe week Covid-19 roared back in EuropeSee all our coronavirus coverage 1.25am BST The head of Mexico’s efforts to fight the cor...
Tags: Science, Mexico, Africa, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Ap, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, United Kingdom, Victoria, Melbourne, Greg Jericho, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID


Three People Charged in Twitter Bitcoin Hack [Updated]

A Florida teenager, who is accused of being the "mastermind" behind the July hacking of social media site Twitter, has been arrested, according to Tampa's WFLA Channel 8 News site. 17-year-old Graham Clark is facing 30 felony charges for "scamming people across America" with the Twitter hack. He's been accused of organized fraud, 17 counts of communication fraud, one count of fraudulent use of personal information with over $100,000 or 30 or more victims, 10 counts of fraudulent use of person...
Tags: Apple, Twitter, Elon Musk, Florida, Featured, Microsoft, America, Barack Obama, Tesla, Joe Biden, United Kingdom, Warren, Jeff Bezos, Doj, Tampa, Anderson


Masks Will Be Mandatory in All U.K. Movie Theaters

The United Kingdom has been having a little more trouble controlling the spread of the coronavirus pandemic than other European nations. Though the spread isn’t nearly as worrisome as the United States, the government is concerned enough that they’ve created a mandate that face masks must be worn in public areas such as movie theaters, museums, art galleries, places of worship and more starting on August 8. But at the same time, the reopening of movie theaters in the UK is being delayed slightl...
Tags: Florida, UK, Movies, United States, United Kingdom, Russell Crowe, Ron DeSantis, Business and Industry News, Coronavirus, COVID


Mexican president Amlo says he will wear mask 'when there is no corruption'

Andrés Manuel López Obrador has consistently avoided wearing a face mask to prevent the spread of coronavirusMexico’s president has said he will only wear a mask when the country eradicates corruption – a pledge made the day after Mexico surpassed the United Kingdom in total Covid-19 deaths.Speaking to reporters on Friday morning, Andrés Manuel López Obrador said: “You know when I’m going to put on a mask? When there is no corruption. Then I’ll put on a mask and I’ll stop talking.”Like his popul...
Tags: UK, News, Mexico, US, United States, United Kingdom, Brazil, Donald Trump, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Jair Bolsonaro, AMLO, Rodolfo Soriano Nuñez, Hugo Lopez Gatell, Soriano Núñez


Mexican president Amlo says he will wear mask 'when there is no corruption'

Andrés Manuel López Obrador has consistently avoided wearing a face mask to prevent the spread of coronavirusMexico’s president has said he will only wear a mask when the country eradicates corruption – a pledge made the day after Mexico surpassed the United Kingdom in total Covid-19 deaths.Speaking to reporters on Friday morning, Andrés Manuel López Obrador said: “You know when I’m going to put on a mask? When there is no corruption. Then I’ll put on a mask and I’ll stop talking.” Continue read...
Tags: Mexico, Americas, World news, United Kingdom, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, AMLO, Coronavirus outbreak


Alan Parker, Two-Time Oscar-Nominated Director, Dies at 76

Alan Parker, two-time Oscar-nominated director, dies at 76 ComingSoon.net is saddened to bring you the news (via The Hollywood Reporter) that Alan Parker, two-time Oscar-nominated director of such classics as Mississippi Burning and Evita, has died at the age of 76 after a lengthy battle with an illness not revealed. RELATED: Actress Kelly Preston Dies From Cancer at Age 57 PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh =...
Tags: Movies, Pink Floyd, United Kingdom, Oscar, BAFTA, Robert De Niro, Obituary, Giorgio Moroder, Alan Parker, Mickey Rourke, Nicolas Cage, John Cusack, Gene Hackman, Parker, Variety, Golden Globe


Mystery Seeds from China ‘Could Be Invasive Plant’, Threatens Food Production

Packages of mystery seeds are showing up unsolicited all over the United States. Agriculture officials across the country are warning people to not open them, and for sure don't plant them! (Screen snip, YouTube, CBS News) USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- Agriculture experts in several states are warning the public to not open unsolicited packages of plant seeds that are now showing up in mailboxes across the country because they could be an invasive plant species that could not only introduce diseases...
Tags: Usa, Texas, Maryland, Guns, Australia, Cbs News, China, Wikipedia, US, Usda, Canada, United States, United Kingdom, Iowa, Uzbekistan, Denver


B2B Brand Study: 97% of B2B Brands Want to Become More ‘Human’

New report suggests B2B marketers are struggling to progress  LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – A new report by global marketing and communications agency, Allison+Partners reveals that whilst B2B marketers wish to evolve their brand strategy in favour of more human connection and conversations to engage with their audiences, they struggle to put this into practice.   As empathy, trust and care become increasingly vital brand currencies, particularly during these uncertain times, more B2B brands will […]...
Tags: London, Advertising, B2b Marketing, United Kingdom, Press Releases, Digital Marketing, Ad & Media Strategies, Advertising Reports and Studies, Digital Intelligence, Allison+partners, Talk Human To Me


Toronto International Film Festival Sets 2020 Hybrid Lineup

Toronto International Film Festival Sets 2020 Hybrid Lineup Shortly after fellow prestige cinema convention Venice announced its lineup for the 2020 edition, Toronto Film Festival has revealed its full roster of projects set to premiere at its hybrid event, including Chloe Zhao’s upcoming adaptation of Nomadland starring Frances McDormand (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri). RELATED: Venice Film Festival 2020 Competition Lineup Unveiled PB = PB || {}; ...
Tags: Movies, Mexico, France, Toronto, Georgia, Iran, Egypt, United Kingdom, Frances Mcdormand, Brazil, Miami, Venice, Toronto Film Festival, Viggo Mortensen, Halle Berry, Toronto International Film Festival


TIFF 2020 Line-Up Includes Films from Regina King, Viggo Mortensen, Halle Berry, Werner Herzog & More

The 2020 Toronto International Film Festival is still happening this fall, albeit with a lot of changes as the world is still dealing with the coronavirus pandemic. Though there will still be some physical screenings in movie theaters happening up in Canada, this year’s line-up features a smaller selection of films, the addition of plenty of digital screenings, and some collaboration with the Venice Film Festival and New York Film Festival. And now we known which movies will be playing The full...
Tags: Japan, Usa, Movies, Australia, Mexico, France, Boston, India, US, Toronto, Georgia, Iran, Earth, Taiwan, Fbi, Budapest


Giving To Arts Is Down In 2020: Study

The latest COVID-19 Sector Benchmark Insight Report, released by TRG Arts and data specialists Purple Seven, “includes data from 105 nonprofit organizations of all scales in the U.S., Canada, and the United Kingdom. The report reveals that there has been no aggregate growth in donations, but some individual organizations, particularly ones with a lower ratio of contributed income, have seen substantial increases in gift revenue.” – American Theatre
Tags: Art, Canada, United Kingdom, Issues, 07.29.20


Mexico City just outlawed gay conversion therapy. These cities have not

Mexico City has just issued a ban protecting its citizens from "conversion therapy.""Conversion therapy" is a loose term covering a wide variety of "treatments" which claim to alter a person's sexuality. With the law, Mexico City joins a small club of countries, provinces, and municipalities with such a law. In a win for LGBT+ individuals, the regional congress of Mexico City passed legislation banning conversion therapy throughout its jurisdiction. The vote took place virtually due to the curre...
Tags: Psychology, UK, News, Minnesota, Supreme Court, Law, Mexico, Lgbt, India, United States, NHS, United Kingdom, Mexico City, Innovation, United Nations, Civil Rights


What we can learn from tragedy

June 2020 marked the third anniversary of the Grenfell Tower disaster, when 72 people died as a result of a fire in a block of flats in one of the poorest parts of the richest parts of London. Before and since the fire, in recent years the United Kingdom’s most marginalised and vulnerable communities have endured other disasters, including austerity, the Windrush scandal, and, most recently, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. What do the fire and the pandemic have in common? Lots. We can understand ...
Tags: Europe, Books, UK, London, Featured, Williams, United Kingdom, Literature, William Shakespeare, Parliament, Hero, Aristotle, Sadiq Khan, Oedipus, Jacob Rees Mogg, Grenfell


Buildots raises $16M to bring computer vision to construction management

Buildots, a Tel Aviv and London-based startup that is using computer vision to modernize the construction management industry, today announced that it has raised $16 million in total funding. This includes a $3 million seed round that was previously unreported and a $13 million Series A round, both led by TLV Partners. Other investors include Innogy Ventures, Tidhar Construction Group, Ziv Aviram ( co-founder of Mobileye & OrCam) , Magma Ventures head Zvika Limon , serial entreprene...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, Cloud, Japan, Technology, London, Enterprise, Medicine, Finance, Israel, Tel Aviv, Tech, United Kingdom, Agriculture, Cyber, Poland


Coronavirus lockdowns are fueling an 'explosion' of anti-Semitism online

Online anti-Semitic hate incidents in the United Kingdom are on the rise, with conspiracy theories accusing Jews of creating and spreading Covid-19 circulating online, a report published Thursday has warned.
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Rise in the number of online anti-Semitic incidents

Online anti-Semitic hate incidents in the United Kingdom are on the rise, with conspiracy theories accusing Jews of creating and spreading Covid-19 circulating online, a report published Thursday has warned.
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Rise in the number of anti-Semitic incidents recorded online

Online anti-Semitic hate incidents in the United Kingdom are on the rise, with conspiracy theories accusing Jews of creating and spreading Covid-19 circulating online, a report published Thursday has warned.
Tags: News, United Kingdom, Stories


JCDecaux: H1 2020 results

H1 2020 results * Adjusted revenue down -41.6% to €1,075.4 million * Adjusted organic revenue down -40.8%, with Q2 at -63.4% * Adjusted operating margin of -€61.8 million * Adjusted EBIT, before impairment charge, of -€258.5 million * Net income Group share of -€254.9 million, including an impairment charge of €55.9 million * Positive adjusted free cash flow of €69.5 million (vs. -€7.8m in H1 2019) * No quarterly guidance on adjusted organic revenue growth provided in 2020 due to Covid‑19...
Tags: Europe, Business, UK, News, Australia, Mexico, France, China, Africa, CSR, Asia Pacific, South Africa, United Kingdom, Middle East, Treasury, Brazil


Cineworld CEO Criticizes AMC-Universal Pictures Deal

Cineworld CEO criticizes AMC-Universal Pictures deal This morning marked a major day in Hollywood as after a heated battle between the two, AMC Theatres and Universal Pictures entered an exclusive exhibition agreement and in its wake, Cineworld’s CEO Mooky Greidinger has responded with criticism, saying they “do not see any business sense in this model” to Deadline. RELATED: Universal & AMC Announce Agreement for Exhibition of Universal Films PB = PB || {}; ...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Amc, US, Tom Hanks, United Kingdom, Dreamworks, Amc Theatres, Cineworld, MGM, Universal Pictures, Regal Cinemas, Mike Egerton, Movie News, Mooky Greidinger, Greidinger


Build products that improve the lives of inmates

Nik Milanovic Contributor Share on Twitter Nik Milanovic is a fintech and financial inclusion enthusiast, with a decade of work across mobile payments, online lending, credit and microfinance. The opinions expressed in his articles do not reflect those of his employer(s). More posts by this contributor Now more than ever we need fintechs to lead on consumer transparency Who will the winners be in the future ...
Tags: TC, Column, New York, Crime, Craigslist, Prison, Education, Developer, Opinion, Government, Wikipedia, Tech, Diversity, Policy, United States, United Kingdom


With Robinhood’s UK launch delayed, eToro to bring out UK debit card following acquisition

Investment app eToro is to launch a debit card, following its acquisition of Marq Millions Ltd, the UK based e-money business. Marq Millions will now trade as eToro Money and will be the issuer for eToro’s card. The acquisition was for an undisclosed amount, and the Marq Millions management team stays on. The card will initially be available to eToro Club members in the UK, then Europe, and will later be extended to non-eToro users. eToro has over 14 million registered users and expects take-...
Tags: TC, Europe, UK, Finance, US, Tech, Spokesperson, United States, United Kingdom, Financial Conduct Authority, Fca, Financial Services, Robinhood, Social Network, Debit Cards, Coo