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Facebook suspends data firm hired by Vote Leave over alleged Cambridge Analytica ties

AggregateIQ, which played a pivotal role in the Brexit campaign, suspended after reports it may have improperly obtained user data<p>AggregateIQ: the obscure Canadian tech firm and the Brexit data riddle<p>Facebook has suspended the Canadian data firm with which the official Vote Leave campaign spent 40% …

Brexit

Japanese couple apologise for ignoring work pregnancy timetable by conceiving ‘before their turn’

A Japanese worker has been reprimanded by her boss for “selfishly breaking the rules” after she became pregnant before it was her “turn”, according to media reports.<p>The woman was working at a private childcare centre in Aichi prefecture, north Japan, when she found out she was pregnant.<p>However, the …

Pregnancy

Pinterest's New Feature Takes the Algorithm Out of Your Feed

The beauty of a site like Pinterest lies in how little you have to do to use it. Choose a few things you're interested in—vegan food, knitting, …

Tel Aviv

Apple unveils new privacy tools ahead of EU law

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Apple is introducing new tools that will allow consumers to control how their data are used and deactivate their Apple ID accounts, as tech companies strive to bring their services into line with a tough new EU data protection law.<p>Tech companies have long been scrutinized for …

Privacy

Facebook Will Make It Easier for You to Control Your Personal Data

On Wednesday, Facebook announced a number of privacy changes that will be rolled out in the next few weeks to help consumers locate, control, …

Privacy
Privacy

See Heavenly Photos of Tokyo in Full Cherry Blossom Bloom

In Tokyo, the saying “April showers bring May flowers“ is, well, not a saying at all. For them, March is the blossom-filled month.<p>Over the past few days, the city has reached the peak of its cherry blossom bloom, an annual occurrence that blankets the city in captivating florals. It’s far from the …

Japan

Japan's Cherry Blossoms Made a Beautiful (Early!) Appearance, and the Photos Are Breathtaking

If you needed a beautiful Spring pick-me-up, we have good news: Japan's got you covered. The country's famous cherry blossoms made an early appearance in Tokyo this year, and have now reached full bloom, a sure sign of springtime. Crowds have gathered throughout the nation's capitol to appreciate …

Japan

Yasuke: The African Slave Who Rose To Become History’s First Black Samurai

Yasuke the black samurai stood about a foot taller than his peers and was said to have the strength of ten men. Japan wasn't even ready for what was …

Japan

Self-sufficient Yin & Yang house incorporates gardens on its interlocking roof

Architecture studio Penda has released visualisations of a house designed for a tiny plot near the German city of Kassel that show how its owners …

Facebook is collecting your SMS texts, calls, and contacts – here's how to stop it

FACEBOOK users deleting their accounts are raising the alarm on the amount of personal data the company holds, including complete logs of incoming …

Cambridge Analytica

Facebook logs SMS texts and calls, users find as they delete accounts

Leaving the social network after Cambridge Analytica scandal, users discover extent of data held<p>As users continue to delete their Facebook accounts in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, a number are discovering that the social network holds far more data about them than they expected, …

Social Media

Uber’s merger with Grab in Southeast Asia lets it focus on core markets elsewhere

Uber’s great global consolidation exercise continues today with the news that the ride-hailing giant is merging its Southeast Asian operations with local etaxi rival Grab.<p>This news had been rumored for some time, but we now have more details of what the transaction entails.<p>Grab, for the …

Startups

12 amazing facts about time zones

With the clocks going forward tonight, Telegraph Travel has uncovered a few oddities on the subject of time zones.<p>1. Greenland is in the same time zone as Britain<p>Despite its location in the middle of the North Atlantic, between Iceland and Canada, a narrow slither of eastern Greenland - the weather …

New Zealand

UK committee asks Zuckerberg to testify on ‘catastrophic’ Facebook privacy failure

A UK Parliamentary committee has asked Mark Zuckerberg to appear and provide testimony on how Facebook acquires, stores, and protects users’ data. Damian Collins, chair of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, writes in a letter to Zuckerberg that Facebook officials have “consistently …

Cambridge Analytica

Facebook and the endless string of worst-case scenarios

Facebook has naively put its faith in humanity and repeatedly been abused, exploited, and proven either negligent or complicit. The company routinely ignores or downplays the worst-case scenarios, idealistically building products without the necessary safeguards, and then drags its feet to admit …

Internet

Where to see the most incredible gardens in Japan

For the 15th year in a row, the gardens at the Adachi Museum have been awarded the top spot in the 2017 Japanese Garden Ranking.<p>According to the museum, the ranking comes from the <i>Journal of Japanese Gardening</i>, an American publication about Japanese gardens. The beautiful museum gardens have secured …

Japan

Kengo Kuma Transforms Shanghai Shipyard Into Multi-Use Complex

In the Lujiazui financial district in Pudong, Shanghai, Kengo Kuma has reimagined a 1972 shipyard into a new 9,000-square-meter multi-use complex, …

10 Ingenious (and Inexpensive!) Small Storage Products from Japan

About a year and a half ago, Remodelista introduced readers to Japanese home goods company Yamazaki (see Genius Low-Cost Storage Solutions from …

Want to Visit Japan During Cherry Blossom Season? These are the Best Times

Every year, thousands of people flock to Japan — one of the world's most popular vacation spots — for a variety of reasons. Its rich culture, …

The 20 best countries to live in around the world

Switzerland is the best country in the world for the second year running, according to the third annual ranking of the world's nations released by U.S. News & World Report.<p>The list compiles the results of surveys from 21,000 people around the world who scored their homelands based on 65 attributes …

Human Rights

Massive snow strands 800 cars in Fukui for second day

As many as 800 cars remained stranded for a second day on Wednesday in Fukui Prefecture as heavy snow continued to blanket a wide area along the Sea …

I Captured Tokyo Covered By Heavy Snow

I’m Yuichi Yokota, a professional Japanese photographer from Tokyo, Japan.<p>Tokyo saw its heaviest snow in 4 years on Jan 22, 2018, with authorities …

Lunar showstopper: Super blue blood moon awes and wows

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The moon put on a rare cosmic show Wednesday: a red blue moon, super big and super bright.<p>It's the first time in 35 years a blue moon has synced up with a supermoon and a total lunar eclipse, or blood moon because of its red hue.<p>Hawaii and Alaska had the best seats, …

Super Blue Blood Moon

​Samsung launches 800GB Z-SSD for supercomputing

The new SZ985 SSD boasts a ultra-low latency of 16 microseconds.<p>Samsung Electronics has launched an 800GB solid state drive, the SZ985 Z-SSD, aimed …

Former employees say Lyft staffers spied on passengers

Similar to Uber’s “God View” scandal, Lyft staffers have been abusing customer insight software to view the personal contact info and ride history of the startup’s passengers. One source that formerly worked with Lyft tells TechCrunch that widespread access to the company’s backend let staffers …

Surveillance

How to Keep Your Home Cleaner... Every Day, Forever

What if I told you there was a product that — almost like magic — worked just as hard as you do to keep your home clean and in control? Well there …

Minimalism

Weekend escapes in January

Nature’s bounty, adventurous sport activities, heritage monuments, abundant wildlife, laid back beaches or magnificent mountains to trek- your dream …

Asia Travel

Hidden Gems In The capital City Of Japan! 10 Unique Things To Do In Tokyo

Think you’ve been there and done that? Japan’s capital has a whole host of hidden delights you should seek out on your next trip<p>Been to Tokyo and …

Bangkok’s Only Michelin-Starred Street Food Vendor Wants to Give Back Star

People passing by Maha Chai Road, almost on the corner of Soi Samran Rat in the Phra Nakhon area of Bangkok, might be startled by the crowd snaking down the footpath around an impromptu assembly of plastic tables. As they wait in line, crowd members take out their cell phones to snap pictures of …

Hong Kong