Dispute over Vincent Lambert has divided family and become subject of political controversyFrench doctors have begun switching off the life support of a quadriplegic man who has been in a vegetative state for the last decade, in a hugely controversial case that has divided France, the lawyer for his parents has said.The dispute over the fate of Vincent Lambert, 42, who had a motorbike accident in 2008, has split his own family and even become [...]
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Facebook last week purged a network of hundreds of pages, groups and Instagram accounts it labeled as producing “coordinated inauthentic behavior” toward Africa. The activity originated in Israel and was largely targeted toward Nigeria, Senegal, Togo, Angola, Niger, and Tunisia. It was mostly political in nature and primarily paid for by Archemedes Group, a global political consulting firm, Facebook said. This isn't the first case of social media platforms used as vehicles for political manipulation in Africa. Cambridge [...]
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Several key suppliers are reportedly cutting off Huawei after the Trump administration added the Chinese telecom equipment and smartphone giant to a trade blacklist last week. According to Bloomberg, semiconductor companies Intel, Qualcomm, Xilinx and Broadcom will no longer supply Huawei until further notice. This follows another report earlier today that Google has suspended some trade with Huawei, leaving it with access only to the open-source version of Android. In addition to impacting Huawei's business, the [...]
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Google said today that existing users of Huawei Android devices can continue to use Google Play app store, offering some relief to tens of millions of users worldwide even as it remains unclear if the Chinese tech giant will be able to use the fully-functioning version of Android in its future phones. Existing Huawei phone users will also be able to enjoy security protections delivered through Google Play Protect, the company said in a [...]
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In WeChat -dominated China, there's no shortage of challengers out there claiming to create an alternative social experience. The latest creation comes from ByteDance, the world's most valuable startup and the operator behind TikTok, the video app that has consistently topped the iOS App Store over the last few quarters. The new offer is called Feiliao (飞聊), or Flipchat in English, a hybrid of an instant messenger plus interest-based forums, and it's currently available for both [...]
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Over 2 million women were diagnosed with breast cancer in 2018. And while the diagnosis doesn't have to be a death sentence for women in countries like the United States, in developing countries three times as many women die from the disease. Breast cancer survival rates range from 80% or over in North America, Sweden and Japan to around 60% in middle-income countries and below 40% in low-income countries, according to data provided the World Health [...]
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Life is short, difficult and, most likely, ultimately meaningless. In this age of immediate fan service, it's important to remember that you can't always get what you want. That goes double when it comes to the final season of a beloved television series (I'm looking at you, The Wire). TV, like life, rarely has a satisfying ending. But perhaps the internet — the cause of and solution to all of life's problems — can fix that. [...]
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