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Emmy Awards: Jimmy Kimmel uses fake audience reactions for his opening monologue

Mail Online - 2 hours 38 min ago
While there was no live audience in place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Jimmy Kimmel threw fans for a surprise with his opening monologue.
Categories: UK News

Jennifer Aniston and Tracee Ellis Ross dazzle at the Staples Center in LA during virtual Emmy Awards

Mail Online - 2 hours 41 min ago
The Emmys looked very different this year as nominees set up cameras in their homes to virtually attend the event amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Categories: UK News

With New Security and Free Internet Issues, What Did the TikTok Deal Really Achieve?

Slashdot - 3 hours 17 min ago
Though the U.S. government averted a shutdown of TikTok through a new Oracle/Walmart partnership, that leaves much bigger questions unresolved. The biggest issue may be that banning apps "defeats the original intent of the internet," argues the New York TImes. "And that was to create a global communications network, unrestrained by national borders." "The vision for a single, interconnected network around the globe is long gone," Jason Healey, a senior research scholar at Columbia University's School for International and Public Affairs and an expert on cyber conflict. "All we can do now is try to steer toward optimal fragmentation." But the Times also asks whether the TikTok agreement fails even at its original goal of protecting the app from foreign influence: The code and algorithms are the magic sauce that Beijing now says, citing its own national security concerns, may not be exported to to a foreign adversary... Microsoft's bid went further: It would have owned the source code and algorithms from the first day of the acquisition, and over the course of a year moved their development entirely to the United States, with engineers vetted for "insider threats." So far, at least, Oracle has not declared how it would handle that issue. Nor did President Trump in his announcement of the deal. Until they do, it will be impossible to know if Mr. Trump has achieved his objective: preventing Chinese engineers, perhaps under the influence of the state, from manipulating the code in ways that could censor, or manipulate, what American users see. Other questions also remain, including America's larger policy towards other apps like Telegram made by foreign countries. Even Amy Zegart, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and Stanford's Freeman-Spogli Institute, complains to the Times that "bashing TikTok is not a China strategy. China has a multi-prong strategy to win the tech race. It invests in American technology, steals intellectual property and now develops its own technology that is coming into the U.S... And yet we think we can counter this by banning an app. The forest is on fire, and we are spraying a garden hose on a bush." And another article in the Times argues that the TikTok agreement doesn't even eliminate Chinese ownership of the app: Under the initial terms, ByteDance still controls 80 percent of TikTok Global, two people with knowledge of the situation have said, though details may change. ByteDance's chief executive, Zhang Yiming, will also be on the company's board of directors, said a third person. And the government did not provide specifics about how the deal would answer its security concerns about TikTok... A news release published by Walmart on Saturday on its website — then edited later — captured the chaos. "This unique technology eliminates the risk of foreign governments spying on American users or trying to influence them with disinformation," the company said. "Ekejechb ecehggedkrrnikldebgtkjkddhfdenbhbkuk."

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Amazon staffers took bribes, manipulated marketplace, leaked data including search algorithms – DoJ claims

The Register - 3 hours 23 min ago
Banned merchants restored, rivals’ stores binned, cash sent around town in an Uber, it is alleged

US prosecutors claim six people bribed corrupt Amazon insiders to rig the the web giant's Marketplace in their favor and leak terabytes of data including some search algorithms.…

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DOMINIC LAWSON: Yes, these Covid-19 curbs seem arbitrary, but they may just SAVE the economy

Mail Online - 4 hours 2 min ago
DOMINIC LAWSON: Yesterday, on The Andrew Marr Show, the Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, said unhesitatingly that he would report a neighbour who was breaking this rule.
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Model, 26, who lost eight stone to be crowned Miss GB says NOT 'fat-shaming' to call people 'obese'

Mail Online - 4 hours 4 min ago
Jen Atkin, 26, used to weigh in at 18 stone before she decided to heed messages such as 'burn those calories.'
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CHRISTOPHER STEVENS: How frightfully sad that no one can do a clipped accent any more

Mail Online - 4 hours 8 min ago
CHRISTOPHER STEVENS: Did the telly executives actually understand what they were commissioning when they signed up for their wartime costume drama The Singapore Grip (ITV)?
Categories: UK News

Controversial 'self-identity' gender plan set to be axed after government U-turn on policy  

Mail Online - 4 hours 9 min ago
Plans to allow people to change the gender on their birth certificate without a medical diagnosis have been dropped, with the government saying the current legislation is 'sufficient'.
Categories: UK News

ANDREW PIERCE: How Tory jail cuts hacked off David Cameron's top aide

Mail Online - 4 hours 18 min ago
ANDREW PIERCE:The ex-News of the World editor, who was jailed for 18 months in 2014 has discussed the experience in an interview with the Crisis What Crisis? podcast
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Former head of the Supreme Court Baroness Hale says Parliament 'surrendered' its powers

Mail Online - 4 hours 22 min ago
Baroness Brenda Hale criticised the 'sweeping' powers being enforced on the British public without the scrutiny of Parliament and called for a 'properly functioning constitution'.
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Why keeping healthy is all about guy instinct: Cut your risk of cancer with our unmissable series

Mail Online - 4 hours 33 min ago
PROFESSOR ROBERT THOMAS: Based on the latest research, I'll explain just why your gut health matters and show you practical ways to build a thriving community of good gut bacteria.
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Tropical Storm Beta heads towards Texas and Louisiana with 10million Americans given storm warnings

Mail Online - 4 hours 38 min ago
Tropical Storm Beta traveled through the Gulf Cost on Sunday towards Texas and Louisiana, as weather officials forecast heavy rainfall, storm surges and flooding in the South this week
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Prince Charles stars Macmillan Cancer Support video alongside Royle Family star Sue Johnston

Mail Online - 4 hours 39 min ago
In a video for Macmillan Cancer Support, Prince Charles, 71, said Britons 'are learning how powerful communities are in a crisis' to encourage people to take part in coffee mornings.
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Emmy Awards 2020: Winner's announced on television's biggest night

Mail Online - 4 hours 43 min ago
The 66-year-old actress took home the very first award for her work on Schitt's Creek which was presented by Jennifer Aniston during the  72nd annual Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday night.
Categories: UK News

Emmys 2020: Jameela Jamil and Paul Mescal lead the Brits at the virtual ceremony

Mail Online - 4 hours 45 min ago
The actress, 34, was able to rock a more casual look for Sunday night's 72nd Emmys as she relaxed ahead of the virtual awards at home in her white pyjamas.
Categories: UK News

Mum's genius grout cleaning trick leaves her bathroom walls sparkling clean in seconds

Mail Online - 4 hours 50 min ago
An Australian mum has 'cracked the code' on how to clean shower grout with ease. After feeling frustrated having tried 'every product' she resorted to her own cleaning formula.
Categories: UK News

Five-minute blast from a LASER boosts women's libido

Mail Online - 4 hours 55 min ago
The study, which was reported in the Journal of Lasers in Medical Sciences, comes just months after scientists found more than a third of women in the UK were not interested in having sex.
Categories: UK News

Afghan interpreter who worked with British troops stuck in 'hellhole' Moria migrant camp

Mail Online - 4 hours 56 min ago
Former interpreter Nesar, 29, who is trapped in 'hellhole' Moria migrant camp on the Greek island of Lesbos, missed out on major policy policy change allowing Afghans sanctuary in Britain.
Categories: UK News

Premier League star 'is gay but too scared to come out publicly'

Mail Online - 5 hours 4 sec ago
In an open letter to Justin Fashanu's niece, the star described how living a secret life was having a 'massive impact' on his mental health.
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Michelangelo's unfinished £100m masterpiece could be sold to save 150 gallery jobs

Mail Online - 5 hours 9 min ago
The unfinished Michelangelo masterpiece may be worth up to £100million and could save 150 gallery jobs if sold. The Taddei Tondo is the only marble sculpture by Michelangelo in the UK
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