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Line dead: Nearly half of Brits don’t make calls on smartphones – report
More people than ever own smartphones, but nearly half say they rarely use the handheld gadget to make phone calls, a new study suggests.

31.10.2014 14:39

UK police slammed for using anti-terror laws to uncover secret sources
British police have come under heavy criticism from MPs and journalists, who accuse them of using controversial laws to identify anonymous sources, despite such communications being ‘privileged’ and protected under common law.

31.10.2014 10:31

MSNBC personality found guilty of $1.2mn scam
A Manhattan judge has found an MSNBC personality and former CNBC television host guilty of scamming a Sotheby’s broker out of his million-dollar commission. The judge called the scam “dishonest” and “greedy.”

30.10.2014 21:54

#CheckYourPrivilege satire: White man walks NYC streets for 10 hrs, gets job offers
Men are the perpetrators of street harassment, but what happens when a white male walks down the street? What do people say who call out to him? In a new parody video, comedy site Funny or Die sought to find out.

30.10.2014 20:22

Gunshot wounds, fights with police: San Francisco riots after Giants win World Series
San Francisco Giants fans celebrated the team’s World Series championship throughout the City by the Bay. The late-night festivities turned violent in some places, with three people injured and several arrests.

30.10.2014 18:05

Green Party beats Lib Dems in poll, gets rejected from BBC debates
More Britons would vote for the Green Party than the Liberal Democrats, a new YouGov poll has shown. The result has intensified calls for the environmentalist party to be included in TV debates ahead of next year’s general election.

30.10.2014 16:06

Fraudsters stole $2 mn in Instagram paycheck selfies scam
A group of 25 people in Minnesota allegedly engaged in a conspiracy to cash counterfeit checks using bank information taken from Instagram photos with the hashtag #myfirstpaycheck, among other methods, federal prosecutors said.

30.10.2014 14:24

​Brits genetically ‘programmed’ to be grumpy – report
According to research published on Thursday, Brits are more likely to be grumps because they possess a “short form” version of a gene that produces serotonin – the neurochemical which controls happiness levels in the brain.

30.10.2014 10:47

​App aims to curb suicide attempts from at-risk twitter users
A new app designed to notify Twitter users if people they follow appear to be suicidal was launched on Wednesday by the UK based charity Samaritans, to address the growing number of people self-harming as a result of abuse online.

29.10.2014 15:51

#Shameless: People don ISIS attire for Halloween
The headless horsemen was once enough to capture imaginations on Halloween. But with real life monsters filling the popular imagination more than tales of lore, some have thrown taste out the window by dressing as ISIS militants for All Hallows' Eve.

29.10.2014 12:22

White House computer network hit by sustained cyberattack
A sustained cyberattack that lasted almost two weeks was detected on the computer network used by officials of the Executive Office of the President, a White House official said.

29.10.2014 01:45

700-yo virus from ancient caribou poop revived, infects living plant
Scientists have successfully revived a 700-year-old virus that was frozen within ancient caribou feces, using it to infect a modern-day plant. The development raises the possibility that global warming could resurrect other infectious viruses.

29.10.2014 00:27

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