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Promises to ladle out more info on grand SRAM at Hot Chips Samsung Foundry has begun rollout of its latest 3D IC packaging tech, dubbed “eXtended-Cube” or “X-Cube*", which it claims can result in lower power consumption and faster overall speeds.…
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Millions of acres of damaged farmland across Iowa can be seen from space after a deadly derecho blasted across the Midwest earlier this week. 
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Amazon is considering setting up distribution hubs inside ailing shopping malls
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Laptop makers should now have more options for adding 5G connectivity to laptops instead of relying solely on modems from Qualcomm.
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Commentary: The White House is right to fret about TikTok's data collection, but spiraling relations with China are the bigger worry.
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We went hands-on with Samsung's newest tablet. With a new keyboard, enhanced office tools and 5G support, the Galaxy Tab S7 line makes a good alternative to the iPad Pro or even your main laptop.
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They may look like chrome kidney beans, but the $170 Galaxy Buds Live have an ergonomic fit and mostly perform very well.
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You can watch Apple TV+ on your Windows computer easily by logging on to Apple TV+ website. You can also watch any Apple TV shows or movies that you've downloaded on your Apple account using your PC's iTunes application. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. If you're someone who uses both Apple and Microsoft products, you're probably used to the two systems clashing with each other. If something works on your iPhone or Mac, it may encounter issues on a competitor's device, such as on a Windows computer.  That said, there are some areas where Apple is becoming more inclusive of other products, and streaming is at the forefront of those efforts. After all, if Apple wants its shows to gain popularity, it will want as many people as possible to be able to watch them. It's easy to watch Apple TV+ on a computer running Windows. It's just like using Netflix, Hulu, or any other streaming service you may be familiar with — all you have to do is use your web browser. Check out the products mentioned in this article: Apple TV+ (from $4.99 at Apple) Acer Chromebook 15 (From $179.99 at Walmart) Windows 10 (From $139.99 at Best Buy) How to watch Apple TV+ on Windows 1. Go to the Apple TV+ website in your web browser.  2. Sign in to your Apple account. If you don't have one, you can create one to start your subscription. 3. Choose a show to watch, and stream away! How to watch downloaded Apple TV content on Windows using iTunes If you want to watch downloaded or purchased content that you'd normally watch on your Apple TV device, you can do that on your Windows computer too. All you need is the latest version of iTunes. 1. Open the iTunes app on your Windows device.  2. In the dropdown menu on the top left, select TV Shows or Movies, whichever you'd prefer to watch. 3. A menu of all downloaded content on your iTunes account will appear. Select the one you want to watch, and enjoy! Related coverage from Tech Reference: 'Does Roku have Apple TV?': Yes, most Roku players have Apple TV — here's how to download and watch Apple TV on a compatible Roku How to sign up for Apple TV+ and stream original content on your computer or mobile device How much is Apple TV+?': A guide to Apple's new video-streaming service with ad-free, original content How to cancel your Apple TV Plus subscription using your iPhone, Apple TV, or Mac How to watch Apple TV on your Mac computer using the Apple TV website or app SEE ALSO: The best media streaming sticks and devices Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: Here's what it's like to travel during the coronavirus outbreak
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MPs should not “close ranks” to protect colleagues accused of sexual assault, a survivors’ charity has said, as a minister defended the decision not to suspend the whip from an MP accused of rape.Tory chief whip Mark Spencer said on Monday the party takes the matter “very seriously” but would wait until the police reached a “conclusion” before acting.Questioned about Spencer’s inaction, business minister Nadhim Zahawi told BBC Radio 4: “I think it’s only right that we wait for the police to complete their investigation.“They are very, very serious cases and when the information is finally in the public domain, people realise as to why people have behaved in a particular way.”Alex Feis-Bryce, the chief executive of Survivors UK, reported a sexual assault a decade ago by an MP who was “widely known to be someone to avoid for young male researchers” in Parliament.The case went to trial and the MP was cleared.But Feis-Bruce told HuffPost UK: “I was astounded by the desire to close ranks and how prevalent ‘known/open secrets’ are about sexual harassment and misconduct in Parliament. There is a culture of silence and this is often preserved across party divides. In this case, the fact that the whip has not been withdrawn highlights the lengths people will go to to close ranks.“I think it’s really important for MPs to be held to as high standards as other professionals. If anyone else, in any other profession, did that their position would be seriously questioned.“Sexual violence, at its foundation, is about an abuse of power. Unless MPs are properly held to account for their behaviour, the culture in Parliament will never change.“When people in positions of power commit sexual offences, their victims often feel that their influence is such that there’s absolutely no point in taking it forward. When people are named, it very often empowers others to speak out. When prosecutions and convictions for sexual violence are so low, we cannot simply rely on the criminal justice system to be the only test for what is acceptable behaviour for elected officials.”Shadow safeguarding minister Jess Phillips has criticised the Tories for failing to suspend the whip from the MP, which would effectively eject him from the party.The Labour MP told Times Radio it sent a “terrible message” that senior figures were still able to secure “protection” with their Westminster status.Speaking to Sky News, Spencer said: “I think it is down to the police to do that thorough investigation, not for the Whips Office to investigate this alleged crime, it is for the police and the authorities to do that.“Once they’ve come to that conclusion, then we can assess where we’re at and the position that the MP finds themselves in.“Of course, we’ve got to bear in mind the victim. We don’t want to do anything to identify the victim at the same time.”A Conservative Party spokesperson said: “We take all allegations of this nature extremely seriously. As this matter is now in the hands of the police it would be inappropriate to comment further.”Related... Senior Tory MP Accused Of Rape Will Not Be Suspended From Party Former Tory MP Charlie Elphicke Found Guilty Of Sexual Assault Opinion: Westminster Bullying Can Finally Be Stamped Out For Good
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The Linux Foundation says networking, edge computing will overtake cloud computing by 2025. Why? And, exactly what will this new edge-based computing world look like?
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NASA launched its Perseverance rover on July 30, sending it off into space on an Atlas V rocket. If everything goes as planned, the rover will reach Mars in February 2021, kicking off a new mission to search for signs of ancient life on the Red Planet. Though the launch was a success, there was an early surprise for the … Continue reading
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Xiaomi’s sub-brand Black Shark has finally unveiled the Black Shark 3S in China. The device comes with an upgraded 120Hz refresh rate and faster charging. ... The post Black Shark 3S with Snapdragon 865 goes official appeared first on Gizchina.com.
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Under the law, which now heads to the Senate, Uber and Lyft would have to adhere to new safety guidelines.
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The 2019/20 NBA season restarts tonight and our guide explains how to watch the NBA online and live stream all of today's games wherever you are.
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A no-brainer, really, since there's already a Wrangler Willys.
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Emma Rogue, 24, sells thrifted and vintage clothing and accessories on Depop, a social app where users buy and sell secondhand or upcycled items. After going viral on TikTok in May, Rogue has tripled her following on Depop and has since doubled her monthly sales. She now makes about $7,000 to $8,000 a month in sales. Rogue said TikTok is a powerful driver for sales and where her most active following exists. Her TikTok has over 173,000 followers and her most popular video has over 6.5 million views.  Business Insider spoke with Rogue about what it was like to go viral, how her TikTok has helped her business grow, and how she operates her full-time Depop career. Subscribe to Business Insider's influencer newsletter: Influencer Dashboard. Emma Rogue started posting on TikTok, the buzzy short-form video app, in February. But it wasn't until mid-May that she began to see the real power of TikTok to drive sales for her clothing resale business, when a video she made of herself packaging sales went viral, eventually reaching over 6 million views.  Rogue uses Depop, a fashion marketplace app for selling and reselling clothing, to host her resale business. With over 21 million users, almost 90% of its buyers and sellers are Gen Z, which makes it a natural fit with TikTok's young audience. TikTok's #Depop tag has over 350 million views. Rogue's viral video and subsequent follower boost on TikTok drove eyes and customers to her Depop shop, where she has now sold 2,340 items since starting nearly two years ago. And she's not alone. TikTok has driven sales for other sellers too, like artists on Etsy and clothing resellers on Poshmark.  Before May, Rogue was selling between 150 and 250 items each month, she said. But after her viral TikTok, the amount of inventory she was selling doubled to between 300 to 500 items each month. Rogue was making about $3,000 to $4,000 in sales each month before May. Within a week of her TikTok being viewed by millions, her sales skyrocketed to just over $7,500 that week. "The amount of sales that I got from that — it was just crazy," she said. "TikTok is definitely a huge driver and that's why I'm keeping up with TikTok." She now makes about $7,000 to $8,000 each month in her Depop sales, according to her Depop Stats report, which was viewed by Business Insider. That amount doesn't factor in Depop's 10% cut of each sale, and Rogue also estimates that she spends between $400 to $500 each month sourcing new items to sell. After fees and inventory costs, her monthly profit is around $6,000. Since going viral on TikTok, Rogue's following on Depop has tripled – growing by 20,000 within the first week after the video and reaching 60,000 followers on the app since.  On TikTok, she has over 173,000 followers and 4.6 million likes. Her other popular videos include tips on how to get on Depop's explore page and content sharing how she sources thrifted and vintage items. "My shop is live 24/7, 365 days a year, so even if I might not be actively shooting or sourcing, I'm always thinking about the future and how to take my business to the next level, how to improve current processes, etc.," Rogue said. "It's 24/7."  A lot of thrifting and production goes into her Depop Rogue's first sale was a pair of vintage 'Y2K' chunky platform Skechers, which she found at a thrift store for $4 on a half-off day. She had a hunch they would sell, so she bought two pairs and sold them for $40 each. The first pair sold within hours of posting them onto her Depop. Now, running her Depop shop is a full-time job. Her day to day changes, but she breaks up her week into three days: sourcing days, shooting days, and TikTok days.  "During a sourcing day, I start my day early and source up until the late afternoon," she said. "When I get home, I'll prep those items for shooting. I'll end the day with packing up orders so I can ship those out the next morning." Each listing is shot by Rogue, who is also a freelance photographer. "I've got an at-home studio setup with a seamless backdrop, professional lighting, and a DSLR," she said. "Items are prepped for shooting after sourcing which includes washing/steaming, repairing any flaws." After she shoots the items on colorful backdrops and on-body, she'll list them on Depop and write out individual descriptions. She said these captions are important for getting items on the Depop "Explore Page," the in-app homepage, and that sellers should carefully choose their hashtags in the captions, since they're only allowed five.  Her shipping and marketing materials are also essential to her business, she said. She wants each package from her shop to be "an exciting experience" for her customers that will make them want to buy from her again. Her packaging process was what made her go viral on TikTok in the first place and includes a branded postcard with a note, a sticker, and a goodie bag with a few accessories. On Depop, the buyer usually pays for the shipping. Rogue spends 1 to 1.5 days a week making new TikToks Ever since her popular packaging video on TikTok, Rogue has incorporated content creation into her weekly routine for her business. The app is where her most active and engaging audience is located. "I'll usually dedicate 1 to 1.5 days a week to filming and editing a few TikToks and post those throughout the week," she said.  "On my TikTok days, sometimes I'll meet up with my friend to film a collab video or my brother will help me film if we are shooting out in the field," she added. Rogue often collaborates with Vienna Skye, another TikTok star (with over 811,500 followers) on sourcing and styling videos.  As she builds up her TikTok, Rogue also plans to grow her Instagram following, with the goal of getting enough buzz between social media and Depop to launch her own brand. For more information about how influencers and creators are making money using resale platforms, read these additional Business Insider stories: How Instagram and TikTok are becoming powerful tools to help Poshmark clothing resellers drive sales: Business Insider spoke with two sellers in their early 20s who use Poshmark as their main source of income.  How artists are using TikTok to drive thousands of dollars in sales and find new customers: Artists are using TikTok's fast-growing audience to generate art commissions and sales on the ecommerce platform Etsy. Sneaker influencers are seeing unexpected wins as the coronavirus pummels the $2 billion resale market: Michael Mitchell, also known as MikeTheCompass, a "shoetuber," earns thousands of dollars a month on YouTube from posting videos about sneakers. Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: 7 secrets about Washington, DC landmarks you probably didn't know
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All the news from Congress' Big Tech antitrust hearing
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(American Chemical Society) A typical recycling process converts large quantities of items made of a single material into more of the same. However, this approach isn't feasible for old electronic devices, or "e-waste," because they contain small amounts of many different materials that cannot be readily separated. Now, in ACS Omega, researchers report a selective, small-scale microrecycling strategy, which they use to convert old printed circuit boards and monitor components into a new type of strong metal coating.
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SAP is planning to take Qualtrics public after acquiring the Experience Management company for $8bn two years ago.
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Amazon CEO will testify before a congressional antitrust committee for the first time on Wednesday, alongside Sundar Pichai, Tim Cook, and Mark Zuckerberg.  While experts told Business Insider they expect the questioning to mostly pertain to matters of competition, Bezos will likely be grilled on everything from how Amazon treats third-party sellers to the company's approach to acquisitions.  The hearing may come at a challenging time for Bezos, who recently added $13 billion to his net worth in a single day as the coronavirus still surges in parts of the US, contributing to widespread job losses.  Bezos will need to downplay Amazon's size and power in favor of highlighting the benefit the company provides to small businesses and the communities it operates in.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. He's appeared in a Star Trek movie, built a $42 million, 10,000-year clock in the desert, and survived a helicopter crash. But on Wednesday, Jeff Bezos will do something he's never done before: testify before Congress. Amazon's 56-year-old founder and CEO has been called to testify before the House Judiciary Committee's antitrust subcommittee, which has spent the past year examining the business practices and market power of the nation's largest tech firms. Though Bezos will likely testify virtually, via videoconference, he will be flanked — in a manner of speaking — by his peers: Apple CEO Tim Cook, Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai, and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Bezos' fellow CEOs have all previously appeared before Congress in some capacity. More than 25 years after founding Amazon however, Bezos has somehow avoided a congressional hearing — until now. His debut appearance is sure to draw a wide range of questions from lawmakers eager to drill into the company's vast business empire, explore its dominance of ecommerce, and to put a spotlight on Bezos' power and influence. Whether Bezos appears on Capitol Hill in person or on a video screen, the one thing that's practically certain is that he will be on the hot seat.  Here are some of the main topics and issues to watch for when Bezos testifies, beginning at Noon Eastern Time on Wednesday July 29: Questioning Amazon's dominance While members of the committee will likely ask questions that apply to all of the disparate businesses represented by the four CEOs, Bezos should expect Amazon to be singled out for some tough lines of questioning. Avery Gardiner, general counsel and senior fellow for competition, data, and power at the Center for Democracy and Technology, a nonprofit that works to shape tech policy, told Business Insider she expects Bezos will, first and foremost, have to supply answers to inquiries relating to Amazon's private-label business. A Wall Street Journal report from April found that Amazon was using trend data gleaned from third-party sellers in order to develop its own private-label products. While offering private-label products in stores is nothing new, the committee is likely to explore whether Amazon wields more power as a digital marketplace than a brick-and-mortar store would.  By extension, Bezos will likely be asked who he sees as Amazon's most robust competitors — in that case, Gardiner said, we're likely to hear a lot about how Amazon competes with Walmart.  Gardiner said she also expects to see Bezos, Zuckerberg, Cook, and Pichai questioned about their companies' acquisition strategies, given that CEOs are typically heavily involved in M&A activity. It's a timely line of questioning given that the Wall Street Journal reported last week that Amazon has implemented a strategy of meeting with and investing in startups, only to later make products that directly compete with them. "There has been concern that the tech giants are using acquisitions to take out small competitors, so that's an area that the members of Congress could ask CEOs about that they will actually have the right, relevant people to give the answer," Gardiner said. Stacy Mitchell, co-director of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and an outspoken critic of Amazon's effect on small businesses, told Business Insider that she expects Bezos to face a tough cross-examination from the committee. Looking at the antitrust hearing last summer as an example, in which lawmakers grilled high-level executives from all four companies, Mitchell noted that they devoted a significant amount of questions and aggressive follow-ups to Amazon — she expects Bezos to receive the same treatment. Amazon's shipping business will be in the spotlight Mitchell told Business Insider she predicts Bezos will be questioned about Amazon's logistics and shipping business, pointing to Fulfillment by Amazon, a service where sellers ship their products to a fulfillment center to be packed and shipped, as a way that Amazon wields power over vendors. A March report from Recode's Jason Del Rey found that Amazon was hiding products from sellers that offered faster shipping but didn't use Amazon's FBA service, which the company said was unintentional.  "The algorithm that controls who gets the 'Buy Box,' who is chosen as the default seller for a particular product, appears to include a couple of components that make it essential, really, to use Fulfillment by Amazon," Mitchell said. "That is a way that it has effectively leveraged its monopoly power as an online marketplace to build a dominant business in a completely different industry."  Mitchell also predicts Bezos will be grilled about counterfeit goods on Amazon's site, the tactics it uses to encourage sellers to offer lower prices on Amazon over other platforms, and whether it's using sponsored ads to squeeze more money out of vendors.  What we shouldn't expect, however, is wild grandstanding from public officials. In past hearings, lawmakers have appeared to use the opportunity question CEOs like Zuckerberg or Pichai on issues unrelated to the matter at hand. But the antitrust hearing will be different, Mitchell believes, because it's the culmination of a year-long investigation into these companies.  "What I'm assuming is on the committee's mind is getting to the bottom of questions that Amazon has dodged answering so far," Mitchell said. "I anticipate that the lawmakers are not going to be necessarily focusing on the most headline-y types of questions because they want to put Jeff Bezos under oath in order to compel him to actually answer a set of questions that they have as part of this investigation." 'It's all interconnected' Bezos' testimony is coming at what could be a challenging moment for the CEO. Earlier this month, Bezos added $13 billion to his fortune in a single day, his highest-ever one-day increase. With a net worth nearing $190 billion, he remains on track to becoming the first trillionaire by 2026.  While Mitchell said it's unlikely Bezos will face direct questioning about his wealth, it's becoming more difficult to separate his wealth and Amazon's power.  "He's built basically a big toll booth, or several big toll booths across several streams of commerce. It's a very remarkable and incredibly powerful place to be," Mitchell said. "There is this relationship, I think, between Amazon's gatekeeper power as core infrastructure for the economy and the company's ability to levy those tolls, and thus, Bezos' wealth. I think it's all interconnected." The issue becomes thornier given the continuing financial impacts of the coronavirus crisis, which resulted in nearly 53 million unemployment claims filed over the past few months, more than during the Great Recession. While Amazon expanded hiring and increased pay early on in the pandemic, it has also fired workers after they spoke out about working conditions in the company's facilities during the outbreak. And it's not the first time Amazon has been criticized for worker treatment — warehouse workers and delivery drivers have long complained of the grueling cost of working for the company.  Bezos' personal wealth may make him a target, but he could flip the script and cast himself as a small business savior Though not necessarily issues of antitrust, it's possible Bezos will be unable to avoid the juxtaposition of his wealth with the humans who power Amazon.  While Bezos will be in the hot seat, however, we can also expect him to come prepared to push back on some of the issues at question. In the past, Bezos hasn't backed down from his goal to keep expanding Amazon's business, and has touted the ability of big business to revolutionize products and industries in a way that benefits consumers. While he's receptive to scrutiny of Amazon's business, he's said, Bezos has also argued that politicians and lawmakers shouldn't "vilify" large companies either.   "All big institutions of any kind will be and should be scrutinized. It's not personal. It's kind of what we want to have as a society happen," Bezos said during an interview at the Economic Club in Washington, D.C. in 2018. "There are certain things that only big companies can do. Nobody in their garage is going to build an all-fiber fuel-efficient Boeing 787." Gardiner predicted that Bezos will downplay Amazon's size and power in favor of talking up the benefit the company provides to its vendors and the communities it operates in.  "I'm expecting that we'll hear a lot about empowering small businesses to get a broader reach for their products," Gardiner said. "I think we'll hear about efforts around COVID to stop the pandemic and donations they've made in their local communities. I'm expecting we'll hear a lot from Amazon about the benefits of free shipping and the ability to shop from home being important, particularly in a pandemic." And given the high-profile nature of the hearing and the current cultural moment, it's likely that more people will be paying attention. Particularly given Bezos' customer-obsessed mantra, it's likely his answers won't be just for the benefit of the congressmen and women present, but for Amazon's customers too.  "They do have an opportunity here to stand up and say what they do that they think benefits Americans," Gardiner said. "I think [he] will be very good at finding the opportunities to say all the things they do that they want Americans to hear about."SEE ALSO: The leaders of the world's most powerful tech companies — Apple, Amazon, Facebook, and Google — will be speaking in front of Congress this week. Here's what we're expecting, and why it's a huge deal. 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The Dell XPS 13 Touchscreen laptop is only $850 at Dell right now, making it an ideal purchase for students keen to be more productive.
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From Procreate's blank canvas to creative coloring books, these apps will unleash your inner artist.
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(Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) In a test of antiviral effectiveness against the virus that causes COVID-19, an extract from edible seaweeds substantially outperformed remdesivir, the current standard antiviral used to combat the disease.
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has hit back at a Republican politician for using women as “shields and excuses” after defending himself for an outburst he unleashed on the US congresswoman.The Hill reported on Tuesday that Ted Yoho, who represents Florida, said “f**king bitch” in reference to Ocasio-Cortez after she linked economic insecurity to a rise in crime in New York.  Yoho initially denied the allegations and claimed he’d only told the New York representative she was “bullshit”.In his statement on Wednesday, Yoho invoked his wife and daughters to make the claim that having women in his family makes him conscious of the ways women are belittled.“Having been married for 45 years with two daughters, I’m very cognisant of my language,” Yoho claimed.On Thursday, Ocasio-Cortez made clear that Yoho’s defence was an insultShe told Congress: “I do not need Representative Yoho to apologise to me.“Clearly, he does not want to. But what I do have issue with is issuing women, or wives and daughters, as shields and excuses.“I am two years younger than Mr Yoho’s youngest daughter. I am someone’s daughter too. My father, thankfully, is not alive to see how Mr Yoho treated his daughter.”Ocasio-Cortez said before sharing that her parents “did not raise me to accept abuse from men”.She continued: “What Mr Yoho did was give permission for men to use that language against his daughters.“Having a daughter does not make a man decent. Having a wife does not make a decent man. Treating people with dignity and respect makes a decent man.”The congresswoman said the incident highlighted a culture of “impunity” that allows powerful men to make “dehumanising” comments about women, even when they are their colleagues.“This kind of language is not new,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “I have tossed men out of bars that have used language like Mr Yoho’s.”She added: “This is not new, and that is the problem.”Yoho had said his offensive words were not spoken directly to the congresswoman. “The offensive name-calling words attributed to me by the press were never spoken to my colleagues,” Yoho claimed.“And if they were construed that way, I apologize for their misunderstanding.”While offering some contrition, Yoho said he would not apologise for his “passion, loving my God, my family or my country.” Related... Ivanka Trump's Can Of Beans Photo Is Not Only Surreal – It Might Have Broken The Law Inside The Dangerous Online Fever Swamps Of American Police Zoomers Boast They Sabotaged Trump Rally Turnout With Fake Reservations
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Here, CNN’s logo is shown so you know it’s coming from the news organization. | Image: Google Google will trial a new security feature in Gmail that shows a brand’s logo as an avatar to help you know an email is genuine, the company has announced. The functionality uses the Brand Indicators for Message Identification (BIMI) standard, whose working group Google joined last year, and will be tested with a limited number of senders in the coming weeks. According to Google, authentication with BIMI can make recipients more confident about the source of an email, which scammers try and obscure to get people to click on malicious links and/or give up their personal details in a phishing attack. Google will use BIMI in conjunction with another technology, DMARC, which tries to stop scammers from forging the “from” address of an email... Continue reading…
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On Thursday, the Court of Appeal ruled that Shamima Begum will be allowed to return home to the UK to appeal the removal of her British citizenship. Within minutes, “She is British” was trending on Twitter, with a mix of tweets expressing vindication and horror proliferating. But this shouldn’t be a controversial decision. Begum should never have been stripped of her citizenship in the first place. In 2015, aged just 15, Begum was one of the three Bethnal Green schoolgirls who travelled to Syria to join IS, and was discovered in a Syrian refugee camp in February 2019.Shortly after, then-home secretary Sajid Javid stripped her of her British citizenship, provoking controversy and split opinion. Some advocated Begum should have her citizenship removed immediately, forfeiting it the minute she decided to join IS. After all, Begum had defended indefensible terror acts such as the Manchester bombings, had said she was unfazed at seeing a head in a bin, and “didn’t regret” joining IS. If she was looking for British sympathy, she understandably wasn’t garnering it. Begum was born and brought up in Britain, she wasn’t a dual national. If she was made stateless, what would happen to her?Others, however, questioned whether she should be treated as a victim of child internet grooming who was brainwashed. More importantly, they questioned the legality of the ruling: Begum was born and brought up in Britain, and she didn’t hold another nationality. If she was made stateless, what would happen to her? Many argued the government’s move was racist – that if Begum was white, this wouldn’t have happened and society would have seen her as a victim. Some point to Jack Letts (more commonly known as “Jihadi Jack”) who was also stripped of his British citizenship shortly after Begum. But there’s a crucial difference here: Letts was a dual citizen – he is half Canadian – and so was never left stateless.Legally, a person can only be made stateless if they are able to become a citizen of another country. But Begum, unlike Letts, could not. Her likely alternative could plausibly be death: as her barrister Tom Hickman QC told the Court of Appeal, she would likely face “extra-judicial killing at the hands of the police” or else “a wholly unfair and predetermined ‘trial’ and an immediate sentence of death”.Bangladesh, where Begum’s mother was born, repeatedly affirmed there was “no question” she would not be allowed into the country, and expressed concern that she had been “erroneously identified” as a Bangladeshi national. Yet in February, the Special Immigration Appeals Commission still decreed the decision to remove her citizenship was lawful due to her Bangladeshi descent.She has lost three children at the age of 20. Whatever you think of her, that in itself is a trauma to not be wished upon anyone.In Thursday’s ruling, Lord Justice Flaux said, with due respect to the prior ruling, it is “unthinkable that, having concluded that Ms Begum could not take any meaningful part in her appeal so that it could not be fair and effective, she should have to continue with her appeal nonetheless,” adding: “It is difficult to conceive of any case where a court or tribunal has said we cannot hold a fair trial, but we are going to go on anyway.”In the intermittent five years, Begum has not had a fun life. In the last year alone, Begum gave birth to a son who died of pneumonia shortly after. She has lost three children at the age of 20. Whatever you think of her, that in itself is a trauma to not be wished upon anyone. Stripping her of citizenship doesn’t make the UK any safer – it is merely a jingoistic act which stokes racial tensions. It is not even proven to reduce terrorism in the UK, rather foster the dangerous delusion that terrorism is only a foreign problem. Even an official government commissioned report found removing people’s citizenship is an “ineffective and counter-productive weapon against terrorism.”Begum is not asking for the laws to be bent, or for her crimes to be repented. Far from it. She now admits what she has done is wrong, and there is no danger of her being released and absolved or even released. But she is a British citizen who deserves sentencing in Britain. To ascribe her Bangladeshi citizenship on the basis of her mother’s ancestry is nonsensical and sets a dangerous precedent for second generation immigrants: it tells them you aren’t really British unless you’re white.Thankfully, the court of public opinion is not the ultimate arbiter. The Court of Appeal rightly ruled that “the only way in which she can have a fair and effective appeal is to be permitted to come into the United Kingdom to pursue her appeal”.Shamima Begum welcomes a fair trial. And so should we.Maighna Nanu is a freelance journalist. Follow her on Twitter at @maighna_nRelated... Islamic State Bride Shamima Begum Should Be Allowed To Return To UK, Court Rules Shamima Begum Being Stripped Of Citizenship Causes Unease Among British People With Foreign Heritage Of ‘Two-Tier System’
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New device features Android TV, Chromecast, and Google Assistant technologies
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Regularly meditating may offer vast heart health benefits, according to a large new study. The findings follow other smaller studies that have linked the two, but without adequate data to determine just how strong of an association this represents. The meditation benefits included things like lowered rates of high blood pressure and cholesterol, coronary artery disease, and more. This new … Continue reading
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