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Dire Straits: straight on up from Deptford to Dylan - archive, 1979

Less than two years ago, back in the summer of ‘77, an English teacher called Mark Knopfler started a rock group at home in a council flat in Deptford. This was “what I’d always wanted to do, and there was a bit of ‘now or never’ about it. But I wasn’t hectic or desperate. I just enjoyed playing.” …

Guitar

Call for US to adopt European-style privacy regulations; 90% of 9to5Mac readers in favor

The <i>WSJ</i> features an interesting debate on whether or not the US should follow Europe’s example in enacting tough privacy regulations requiring individual consent for storing and processing personal data …<p>Apple has already committed to rolling out the European privacy standard to its customers …

Privacy

It’s time to rein in the data barons - MIT Technology Review

When Mark Zuckerberg appeared before Congress earlier this year to discuss how the now-defunct political-data company Cambridge Analytica acquired …

Pew Research Center

Ex-MP received 'secret' cut of $12.4M deal in resort town run by his sister, OPP probe alleges

A former Liberal MP may have used his connections with municipal officials in a popular vacation town northwest of Toronto — including his sister, …

Corruption

How the Koch Brothers Are Killing Public Transit Projects Around the Country

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A team of political activists huddled at a Hardee’s one rainy Saturday, wolfing down a breakfast of biscuits and gravy. Then they descended on Antioch, a quiet Nashville suburb, armed with iPads full of voter data and a fiery script.<p>The group, the local chapter for Americans for …

Urban Design

Aeroplan promises a transformed rewards program in 2020, but will it fly?

Aeroplan promises a new beginning, but that hasn't quelled fears among members about its future after Air Canada cuts ties with the rewards program …

Frequent-flyer Programs

30 Insanely Genius DIY Camping Hacks

If you want to have a trouble free, relaxing RV season this summer, grab a notepad and keep reading. The DIY camping hacks below will show you how to …

Hacking

Fitbit's six current, ex-staff indicted in Jawbone trade secrets case

(Reuters) - ​Six former and current employees of Fitbit Inc (FIT.N) were ​charged in a federal indictment for possessing trade secrets stolen from rival Jawbone, according to a statement from the Department of Justice on Thursday.<p>The indictment filed in San Jose, California, alleges each defendant …

Corruption

All Apple Park employees getting standing desks because ‘sitting is the new cancer’

One of the things we learned during David Rubenstein’s interview of Tim Cook, posted in full yesterday, was that all employees at Apple Park are getting standing desks.<p>We have given all of our employees, 100%, standing desks. If you can stand for a while, then sit, and so on and so forth, it’s much …

Tim Cook

Don’t Wash Your Sneakers Until You’ve Learnt This Right Way To Do It

Sneaker fiends know it's not enough to simply buy the coolest kicks on the market. Once you've got them, you have to know how to clean sneakers …

Cleaning

How to Get Perfect Color in Photoshop With Just One Click (VIDEO)

Software guru Colin Smith of photoshopCAFE is who we turn to for helpful tutorials on how to better use those all-powerful and often confusing …

Tutorials

Watch This 8-Year-Old Girl Crush Led Zeppelin's 'Good Times Bad Times'

Eight-year-old Yoyoka Soma's favorite drummer is John Bonham, so for her entry into the 2018 Hit Like A Girl drum contest, she covered Bonham's part on Led Zeppelin's "Good Times Bad Times."<p>The video, which features Soma playing along to the 1969 hit, earned her a spot in the international …

Guitar

Facebook is tracking you in ways you never knew — here's the crazy amount of data it sucks up

Facebook has revealed all the ways it records information on users.<p>The disclosure was made in a deluge of answers to US Congress following CEO Mark Zuckerberg's appearance in April over the Cambridge Analytica scandal.<p>The 229-page document contained multiple disclosures about the way Facebook …

Apps

Michigan's Torch Lake Looks Exactly Like The Caribbean Sea

Looking for your own piece of paradise? You can skip the flight to the Caribbean and head to Michigan’s tropical Torch Lake. Torch Lake will remind you of the Caribbean with its crystal clear turquoise waters, white sandbars, and raucous summer parties.<p>The lake was once part of the much larger Lake …

Ice Age

Facebook releases 500 pages of damage control in response to senators’ questions

When Mark Zuckerberg appeared before Congress in April, the CEO faced a public grilling from lawmakers — and left them with several lingering questions. Now, Facebook has followed up with 500 of pages of answers to written questions from two Senate committees, although some of the responses may be …

Privacy

Senators Set Deadline for Ajit Pai's FCC to Open Up About Its DDoS Attack Claims

On the same day that the repeal of net neutrality became official, two US senators demanded answers from the FCC over its dubious claims about being …

Net Neutrality

Beatles Carpool Karaoke? Paul McCartney films with James Corden in Liverpool

Paul McCartney and James Corden have been spotted filming in Liverpool.<p>The pair were in Paul’s home town for the sketch, shooting scenes with a Range …

Music

Corruption Gutted South Africa’s Tax Agency. Now the Nation Is Paying the Price.

PRETORIA, South Africa — The nation’s tax chief steeled himself. Chiding and pleading with President Jacob Zuma to get him to file his taxes — much less pay the full amount — was always an excruciating task.<p>And it kept getting worse. One of the president’s sons, a nephew and countless business …

South Africa

Number of wild Atlantic salmon drops for second straight year

There are fewer wild Atlantic salmon in North American waters, and that’s become a cause for concern for marine experts around the world.<p>According to …

Salmon

Ovechkin's ceremonial 1st pitch was anything but Cup-worthy

Alex Ovechkin's first attempt at a ceremonial first pitch was so bad he asked for — and got — a mulligan.<p>"Too excited, too strong," Ovechkin said …

Ice Hockey

How to Hang String Lights Outdoors

Nothing beats cafe-style string lights for their ability to quickly improve the ambiance in an outdoor space. In the evening, their soft glow …

DIY

New Jersey State Trooper Pulls Over Police Officer Who Delivered Him as a Baby

A traffic stop in New Jersey ended with a surprise reunion when a state trooper pulled over the police officer who delivered him as a baby 27 years …

New Jersey

Even New Yorkers can’t afford an apartment in Toronto | The Star

There’s only a handful of cities in the world that make living in New York seem cheap for middle-income people, places such as London, Sydney and …

Real Estate

Walkie-Talkie on the Apple Watch is a clever riff on FaceTime Audio

It’s not quite the same thing as old-school cellular push-to-talk<p>After the health app improvements, the headline feature for watchOS 5 at WWDC was Walkie-Talkie, a new app that lets you send and receive quick voice messages with friends and family. Earlier today, I got a brief demo of the feature …

Walkie-talkies

Democrats Demand the FCC Sit Down and Finally Answer Some Questions

Saying the Federal Communications Commission has steadily become “less transparent” with the lawmakers tasked with its supervision, top Democrats on …

Net Neutrality

Liberals set to ask expert panel to look at ways to regulate online streaming services

The country's rules around broadcasting and telecommunications are set to undergo a sweeping review as the Liberals look to cut the price of mobile …

Canada

Taxi-Driver Suicides Are a Warning

Technology has pushed a vulnerable, largely immigrant, population into an economically precarious situation—even as its prospects of upward mobility dwindle.<p>I remember when, growing up in the outer boroughs of New York City, taking a cab was a rare treat. The one time I hailed a cab as a teenager, …

New York City

Calls mount for probe of Wynne government casino contracts that ‘smelled of backroom deals’

As Ontario’s election approaches there are increasing calls for investigations into lucrative Greater Toronto Area casino contracts awarded by …

Canada

Apple CEO Tim Cook says data tracking is 'totally out of control'

Apple CEO Tim Cook believes privacy is a basic fundamental right but warned that tracking of internet users' data is a bigger problem than most people recognize.<p>Tracking is "totally out of control," Cook said during a wide-ranging interview Monday with CNN. "I think most people are not aware of who …

Apple

Apple Throws a Wrench in Facebook's Data-Gathering Engine

It's now essentially forcing people to repeatedly decide whether they will allow Facebook to track information on their web browser actions.<p>Apple's software-focused event on Monday was a momentous moment — for Facebook Inc.<p>Toward the tail end of a more than two-hour Apple presentation to software …

Digital Advertising