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NFL heiress and pageant queen Gracie Hunt defends swimsuit competition

Mail Online - 15 hours 2 min ago
Gracie Hunt, 22, the daughter of billionaire Kansas City Chiefs chairman and CEO Clark Hunt, 56, won the Miss Kansas USA pageant on Sunday.
Categories: UK News

Army chiefs are left red-faced over spelling blunder on sign at soldiers' HQ 

Mail Online - 15 hours 4 min ago
The sign was unveiled after soldiers from 51st Infantry Brigade moved into their new HQ at Redford Barracks, Edinburgh. But a commander quickly realised the error.
Categories: UK News

England braces itself for biggest night out in six months on first Friday with bars open

Mail Online - 15 hours 4 min ago
Lockdown-weary Britons are expected to knock back a staggering five million pints and 500,000 bottles of wine tonight, the first Friday night since lockdown measures were eased.
Categories: UK News

Ireland Opens GDPR Investigation Into Facebook Leak

Slashdot - 15 hours 8 min ago
An anonymous reader quotes a report from TechCrunch: Facebook's lead data supervisor in the European Union has opened an investigation into whether the tech giant violated data protection rules vis-a-vis the leak of data reported earlier this month. Here's the Irish Data Protection Commission's statement: "The Data Protection Commission (DPC) today launched an own-volition inquiry pursuant to section 110 of the Data Protection Act 2018 in relation to multiple international media reports, which highlighted that a collated dataset of Facebook user personal data had been made available on the internet. This dataset was reported to contain personal data relating to approximately 533 million Facebook users worldwide. The DPC engaged with Facebook Ireland in relation to this reported issue, raising queries in relation to GDPR compliance to which Facebook Ireland furnished a number of responses. The DPC, having considered the information provided by Facebook Ireland regarding this matter to date, is of the opinion that one or more provisions of the GDPR and/or the Data Protection Act 2018 may have been, and/or are being, infringed in relation to Facebook Users' personal data. Accordingly, the Commission considers it appropriate to determine whether Facebook Ireland has complied with its obligations, as data controller, in connection with the processing of personal data of its users by means of the Facebook Search, Facebook Messenger Contact Importer and Instagram Contact Importer features of its service, or whether any provision(s) of the GDPR and/or the Data Protection Act 2018 have been, and/or are being, infringed by Facebook in this respect." "We are cooperating fully with the IDPC in its enquiry, which relates to features that make it easier for people to find and connect with friends on our services," Facebook said in a statement. "These features are common to many apps and we look forward to explaining them and the protections we have put in place."

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Categories: Technology

TOM UTLEY: My life may have been far duller than Mick Jagger's, but I can relive mine with pleasure 

Mail Online - 15 hours 16 min ago
TOM UTLEY: By my standards, Sir Mick Jagger has led a pretty interesting life. He has sold some quarter of a billion records, and counting, amassing a fortune reckoned in the hundreds of millions.
Categories: UK News

South African variant numbers up amid reports of infected people who had a vaccine dose

Mail Online - 15 hours 16 min ago
Officials are scrambling to contain an outbreak of the strain in London, with additional testing facilities set up for hundreds of thousands of people.
Categories: UK News

The magnificent man in his flying machine: Royal Family celebrates Prince Philip's love of life

Mail Online - 15 hours 16 min ago
Their official Twitter and Instagram accounts published the recent and old pictures of the Duke of Eenjoying the things he loved most in life.
Categories: UK News

Woman, 76, gets her voice back after scientists used Tipping Point appearance to reconstruct voice

Mail Online - 15 hours 23 min ago
Helen Whitelaw, 76, appeared on ITV's Tipping Point in 2019, winning almost £3,000. A year later, she was diagnosed with motor neurone disease, which makes speech slurred.
Categories: UK News

Nvidia Rounds Out “Ampere” Lineup With Two New Accelerators

The Next Platform - 15 hours 26 min ago

In a world where GPUs have tens of billions of transistors and chip manufacturing techniques are costly and yields are particularly tough because of the largesse of these devices, every chip that comes of out the foundry is sacred. …

Nvidia Rounds Out “Ampere” Lineup With Two New Accelerators was written by Timothy Prickett Morgan at The Next Platform.

Categories: Technology

University minister attacks 'dumbed-down' exams

Mail Online - 15 hours 34 min ago
Michelle Donelan said she was 'appalled' that Hull University asked staff not to dock marks for spelling errors. The institution said it believed that requiring good written and spoken English could be 'elitist'.
Categories: UK News

SEBASTIAN SHAKESPEARE: Grief-stricken Rev Richard Coles picks his ideal woman for a happy retirement

Mail Online - 15 hours 35 min ago
SEBASTIAN SHAKESPEARE: He has variously been a pop icon, broadcaster, vicar - and most recently a bereft widower following the death, 15 months ago, of his beloved civil partner...
Categories: UK News

Obesity causes more avoidable heart disease deaths each year than smoking

Mail Online - 15 hours 36 min ago
There are about 31,000 avoidable deaths from heart disease due to obesity each year in the UK - compared with around 21,000 caused by smoking.
Categories: UK News

White couple charged after assaulting interracial couple in road rage attack

Mail Online - 15 hours 40 min ago
John Kingkade, 38, and his 37-year-old wife Krystal Kingkade were arrested in Columbia, South Carolina on Wednesday over the incident outside a Dollar Tree on April 10.
Categories: UK News

EFF Partners With DuckDuckGo

Slashdot - 15 hours 50 min ago
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) today announced it has enhanced its groundbreaking HTTPS Everywhere browser extension by incorporating rulesets from DuckDuckGo Smarter Encryption. According to the digital rights group's press release, HTTPS Everywhere is "a collaboration with The Tor Project and a key component of EFF's effort to encrypt the web and make the Internet ecosystem safe for users and website owners." From the press release: "DuckDuckGo Smarter Encryption has a list of millions of HTTPS-encrypted websites, generated by continually crawling the web instead of through crowdsourcing, which will give HTTPS Everywhere users more coverage for secure browsing," said Alexis Hancock, EFF Director of Engineering and manager of HTTPS Everywhere and Certbot web encrypting projects. "We're thrilled to be partnering with DuckDuckGo as we see HTTPS become the default protocol on the net and contemplate HTTPS Everywhere's future." EFF began building and maintaining a crowd-sourced list of encrypted HTTPS versions of websites for a free browser extension -- HTTPS Everywhere -- which automatically takes users to them. That keeps users' web searching, pages visited, and other private information encrypted and safe from trackers and data thieves that try to intercept and steal personal information in transit from their browser. [...] DuckDuckGo, a privacy-focused search engine, also joined the effort with Smarter Encryption to help users browse securely by detecting unencrypted, non-secure HTTP connections to websites and automatically upgrading them to encrypted connections. With more domain coverage in Smarter Encryption, HTTPS Everywhere users are provided even more protection. HTTPS Everywhere rulesets will continue to be hosted through this year, giving our partners who use them time to adjust. We will stop taking new requests for domains to be added at the end of May.

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Categories: Technology

JAN MOIR: Without uniforms, the royal mystique becomes threadbare 

Mail Online - 15 hours 59 min ago
JAN MOIR: There have been touching tributes from Prince Charles, tears from the Countess of Wessex, rosy family photographs from the Duchess of Cambridge.
Categories: UK News

Inside the 'completely lawless' Australian town Fregon, SA, where violent sex attacks go unchecked

Mail Online - Thu, 2021-04-15 23:59
Hidden away in South Australia's red centre is the 'completely lawless' town of Fregon where horrific violence and sexual assault goes unchecked with no police presence.
Categories: UK News

Bank worker, 20, struggling with mental health during lockdown took her own life before family party

Mail Online - Thu, 2021-04-15 23:56
Leonie Baigan, 20, from Edinburgh, was preparing to celebrate her mother's pregnancy with a party last month when family members were given the shock news that she had taken her own life.
Categories: UK News

Prince Philip woke up in a 'cold sweat' about his 'lame' toast to Nixon at the White House in 1969

Mail Online - Thu, 2021-04-15 23:52
Philip, who died last week at the age of 99, was the toast of Washington when he was fêted at an official White House party on November 4th in Nixon's first term.
Categories: UK News

Biden tells Putin 'now is the time to de-escalate' at the Ukrainian border

Mail Online - Thu, 2021-04-15 23:51
President Joe Biden on Thursday warned Vladimir Putin it was time to de-escalate in the Ukraine and reminded his Russian counterpart that U.S. sanctions could have been much worse.
Categories: UK News

Woman is in tears as she hears her late birth father's voice for the first time on Long Lost Family

Mail Online - Thu, 2021-04-15 23:47
Jean Smith, 67, from Poole, Dorset, has spent decades searching for her biological parent after learning he was stationed in the UK during the Second World War as part of the American Air Force.
Categories: UK News

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