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Woman becomes first South African jailed for racist speech Woman becomes first South African jailed for racist speech
- March 30, 2018

Momberg's racist tirade, which took place at a petrol station, was recorded on a mobile phone and then widely distributed on social network platforms. "This is a landmark ruling". If a planned appeal fails, the Johannesburg estate agent will become the first person in South Africa to be jailed for crimen injuria . (more...)
The Switch is getting bricked by third party docks The Switch is getting bricked by third party docks
- March 30, 2018

About two weeks ago, we reported on a story that seemed to suggest that third-party Nintendo Switch docks were having trouble getting along with the latest Nintendo Switch firmware update 5.0.0 . KitGuru Says: Although it isn't Nintendo's responsibility to ensure third-party products work well if it's not in an official partnership with the respective companies, it all seems strangely intentional at the expense of others. (more...)
Experienced Spacewalkers Wrap Up Station Maintenance Excursion Experienced Spacewalkers Wrap Up Station Maintenance Excursion
- March 30, 2018

The excursion, NASA says, is planned to last about 6.5 hours and will be the seventh spacewalk in Feustel's career and the third for Arnold. The spacewalkers, dressed in US extravehicular mobility unit (EMU) suits, began the EVA (extravehicular activity) at 9:33 a.m. (more...)
Facebook ends data broker partnerships in blow to targeted ads Facebook ends data broker partnerships in blow to targeted ads
- March 30, 2018

Information from third-party data brokers is most useful to advertisers that don't directly own the relationships with their customers, including big companies in the automotive, finance and consumer packaged goods industries. Egan and Beringer also announced updates to Facebook's terms of service and data policy to improve transparency about how the site collects and uses data. (more...)
Game of Thrones nights are coming to a ballpark near you Game of Thrones nights are coming to a ballpark near you
- March 30, 2018

And more importantly, baseball games that count . The former Creighton lefty started 24 games for San Francisco last season, going 8-12 with a 4.78 ERA and throwing 163 innings. Personally, I'm looking forward to the June 23 game against the Miami Marlins when the first 15,000 fans coming into Coors Field will get a 25 anniversary throwback replica jersey . (more...)
Watch for 2nd blue moon of the year this Saturday Watch for 2nd blue moon of the year this Saturday
- March 30, 2018

Some may call it just another full moon but this Blue Full Moon is especially rare. We haven't seen this rare, second annual blue moon since 1999 and we won't see it again for almost 20 years. When blue moons do occur twice in a year, it is usually in January and March because of February being 28 days. The phrase "once in a blue moon" refers to something that's rare, and a blue moon is decidedly uncommon. (more...)
NY reveal for revamped Hyundai Tucson NY reveal for revamped Hyundai Tucson
- March 30, 2018

The makeover for the Tucson follows the familiar facelift theme, which means new lights at the front - they're LED headlights now - and Hyundai's cascading grille, a titivated front bumper, new skid plate, new tail lights, new exhaust tip, new rear bumper and new alloys. (more...)
Chinese Space Station returning to Earth Chinese Space Station returning to Earth
- March 30, 2018

Angelo Borrelli, head of the Civil Protection Department, said: "We have very limited time windows and so, if the final analyses confirm the possibility that fragments of the satellite could hit our country, we need to give the public the clearest information possible". (more...)
World Asset Management Inc Reduces Position in Walt Disney Co (DIS)
- March 29, 2018

Walt Disney Co. now has $151.30 billion valuation. Barclays PLC (BCS) stock traded with negative move of -2.26% at $11.7 over last trading session on a USA exchange. Walt Disney reported sales of $13.34 billion during the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year over year growth rate of 5.8%. Bancorp Of Ny Mellon Corp invested in 0.07% or 4.70M shares. (more...)
Three users sue Facebook over call, text data scraping Three users sue Facebook over call, text data scraping
- March 29, 2018

Fred Freiberg, executive director of the New York City-based Fair Housing Justice Center, said in a statement that Facebook's advertising platform is "the virtual equivalent of posting a for-rent sign that says No Families with Young Kids or No Women, but it does so in an insidious and stealth manner so that people have no clue they have been excluded on the basis of family status or sex". (more...)
Facebook Fallout Spreads With Product Delay, Privacy Overhaul Facebook Fallout Spreads With Product Delay, Privacy Overhaul
- March 29, 2018

Facebook said that it also removed outdated settings that can make it confusing to know which of the user's information is being shared with third-party apps. The world's largest social network said in a blog post it had been working on the updates for some time but sped things up to appease users' anger over how the company uses their data and as lawmakers around the globe called for strong regulation. (more...)
13000-year-old Human Footprints Found Off Canada's Pacific Coast 13000-year-old Human Footprints Found Off Canada's Pacific Coast
- March 29, 2018

Now, the new study has supported a previous study which has informed that humans migrated to the Americas from Asia during the last ice age, around 11,700 years ago. All three humans were barefoot. They found their first footprint in 2014. Judging by today's standards, the three people that walked the beach on Calvert Island 13,000 years ago had small feet and would have worn some of the smallest shoe sizes: a junior size 8; a junior size 1 (or a woman's size 3); and a woman's size 8 or a ... (more...)
India denies permission for Google's 'Street View' service India denies permission for Google's 'Street View' service
- March 29, 2018

Google Street View , which has been trying to enter Indian market for a long time was denied permission by the Indian government for the second time. They're also on file. The new feature allows recruiters to search for candidates much like they would search the internet, and helps to prioritize and re-engage past candidates who may have already been deemed a good fit for the job at hand. (more...)
DOOM's 4K Update Heads to Xbox One X From Tomorrow DOOM's 4K Update Heads to Xbox One X From Tomorrow
- March 29, 2018

However, id Software is delivering an update to owners of the Xbox One X and PlayStation 4 Pro that will unlock the full processing potential of the consoles. Those on PC with the appropriate hardware have obviously had this option since launch, and Nintendo Switch players recently had a patch that increased performance and resolution in many areas of the game. (more...)
Colossal Stellar Flare Erupted From Proxima Centauri, Astronomers Just Discovered
- March 29, 2018

Proxima b, with a mass of at least 1.3 times that of Earth , orbits its sun at a distance of about 7.5 million kilometers (4.6 million miles), completing one "year" in a bit more than 11 days. The Earth's closest exoplanet, Proxima b , was hit by a powerful explosion of radiation discharged from Proxima Centauri. An artist impression of a Proxima Centauri flare, modeled after the glowing hot gas loops observed in the largest solar flares. (more...)
Family's auto ends up at bottom of swimming pool Family's auto ends up at bottom of swimming pool
- March 29, 2018

She said she asked the teen's mother to keep the girl away from the family. It was somebody from the ambulance. "Apparently, it didn't go all the way into park", OCSO said. "I have made a decision to go back to my parents". Then she saw pictures of his student Emilia Ignatova, who also describes herself as a 19-year-old model, in her home. (more...)
Facebook tweaks privacy settings after Cambridge Analytica scandal Facebook tweaks privacy settings after Cambridge Analytica scandal
- March 29, 2018

To buttress his claims, he shared three documents related to SCL India - the Indian wing of CA's parent company SCL Group - on Twitter. "These are people that don't need to make a lot of money, but the thing I learned is that for certain wealthy people, they need something to keep them occupied", Wylie said. (more...)
Playboy deletes Facebook page over handling of users' data Playboy deletes Facebook page over handling of users' data
- March 29, 2018

Playboy is leaving Facebook - for good, it says - with the social giant's latest user-privacy scandal the straw that broke the camel's back for the media company. Last week, tech billionaire Elon Musk deleted the Facebook pages for his two main businesses, electric vehicle maker Tesla ( TSLA ) and rocket startup SpaceX . (more...)
Huawei's P20 and P20 Pro offer up unique Leica triple-camera system Huawei's P20 and P20 Pro offer up unique Leica triple-camera system
- March 29, 2018

So starting from 6 until 8 April 2018, there will be a Huawei P20 Roadshow taking place at LG Floor, Blue Concourse, Sunway Pyramid, and the public will stand a chance to win attractive prizes worth more than RM999 with every purchase of the flagship. (more...)
Facebook is updating its privacy settings after recent scandal Facebook is updating its privacy settings after recent scandal
- March 29, 2018

It has repeatedly said these changes are about getting rid of "outdated" settings "so it's clear what information can and can't be shared with apps ". He plans to testify before Congress, a source briefed on the matter said on Tuesday. And in a final swipe at his Facebook counterpart, when asked what he would do if he were in Mr Zuckerberg's position, Mr Cook said: "I wouldn't be in this situation". (more...)