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For post-Snowden cloud startups, privacy proves a hard sell

<i>By Steven Melendez</i><p>In the two years since Edward Snowden's revelations about pervasive government monitoring of the Internet first made the news, developers have worked to build hardware and software to help Web users reap many of the benefits of cloud-based services while retaining personal control …

Greek parliament backs PM Tsipras' bailout referendum

The Greek parliament has backed Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' call for a referendum on the country's bailout deal with international creditors.<p>The referendum planned for Sunday July 5 was approved by at least 179 deputies out of a total of 300 lawmakers.<p>The creditors have not sought our approval …

Europe

Decapitated victim identified by French authorities

<b>(CNN) —</b> French authorities have identified the man whose decapitated head was found after an attack on a factory near Lyon.<p>Herve Cornora was in charge of the transportation company that employed Yassin Salhi, the alleged attacker, according to CNN's French affiliate BFMTV.<p>A memorial for Cornora, …

Terrorism

Tesco cava and Aldi crémant: cheap alternatives to champagne

For celebrations and cocktails there are plenty of bargain sparkling wines on the shelves. Here's how to avoid the shockers and find the best offers on fizz<p>The section of a wine aisle devoted to “other” (ie non-Champagne) European sparkling wines must provoke more head-scratching than any other, …

Sparkling Wine

HTC is “looking closely” at affordable tablets, as rumor about H7 tablet surfaces

HTC may be interested in launching an affordable tablet, following its return to the market with the Nexus 9.<p>Talking to Chinese media at the Taiwan launch of the One M9+, HTC North Asia boss Jack Tong said the company is “looking closely” at the entry-level and mid-tier tablet market.<p>“There is less …

Mobile

Mark Zuckerberg wants people to eventually wear Oculus virtual reality goggles in public

Oculus Rift isn’t launching until early 2016, but Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of its parent company Facebook, is already thinking about what it will look like a decade from now.<p>In a town hall hosted at the company’s Menlo Park, California, headquarters today, Zuckerberg talked about how virtual reality …

Virtual Reality

New Look snapped up by South African tycoon

Christo Wiese adds to last month’s purchase of Virgin Active with £780m deal for 90% of fashion chain<p>An investment firm backed by South Africa’s fourth-richest man has agreed to pay £780m for a majority stake in the UK fashion retailer New Look.<p>Brait, which is controlled by the South African …

London Stock Exchange

Britain wants fast European Union settlement - FT quotes Hammond | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain wants to reach a new settlement with the European Union as fast as possible, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said, the Financial Times reported on Friday.<p>Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond arrives for Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron's first cabinet meeting at 10 …

North Africa

Cricket icons Shane Warne and Sachin Tendulkar 'planning new T20 league'

Cricket greats Shane Warne and Sachin Tendulkar are reportedly planning to start a new Twenty20 competition for former international players<p>Cricket greats Shane Warne and Sachin Tendulkar are reportedly planning to start a new Twenty20 competition for former international players.<p>News Corp reports …

Cricket

Chromecast support makes its way to CBS, HGTV, FOX and many others

If you own one of Google’s handy Chromecast streaming devices, your content library is about to get much larger. Google has just announced that CBS, HGTV, FOX NOW, FXNOW, Pluto TV and Haystack TV have all gained Chromecast support.<p>Now you’ll be able to cast your favorite television shows to your …

Smart TV

Asian shares uneven as China data tempers lift from US rally

TOKYO (AP) — Shares in Asia were uneven on Friday as the big markets in Japan and Hong Kong got a lift from the rebound on Wall Street, but weak data dragged Chinese shares lower.<p>KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 stock index gained 0.5 percent to 19,669.91 and Hong Kong's Hang Seng added 0.3 …

IS releases new audio recording said to be from head al-Baghdadi | DW | 15.05.2015

An apparent message from "Islamic State" (IS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the first since a number of media outlets reported that he had been …

Saudi Arabia

Fit Tip: How to Workout in Style

With warmer temps in full swing, and shorter hemlines on the horizon, it's the perfect time to get your body ready for some fun in the sun. If you're one of the many who have vowed to hit the gym and get bikini ready by Memorial Day, I've got the perfect motivation for you to uphold your …

Athletic Apparel