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Game of Thrones secrets revealed as HBO Twitter accounts hacked

After initial hack and ransom request, TV network suffers separate breach of social media accounts amid embarrassing leaks of unaired shows<p>Several HBO Twitter accounts were hacked and taken over by the notorious OurMine hacking group, posting #HBOHacked messages and warnings about security.<p>OurMine …

Game of Thrones

Apple denounces neo-Nazis as Spotify bans ‘white power’ tracks

Technology companies join together to condemn white supremacists and President Trump in aftermath Charlottesville rally<p>Apple, LinkedIn, Spotify and Twitter have joined a growing chorus of technology companies to hit out at the far right and Donald Trump’s attempt to put white supremacists and …

Racism

'The most dangerous US company you have never heard of": Sinclair, a right-wing media giant

Sinclair is the largest broadcast company in America. But its partisan politics – and connections to the White House – are raising concerns<p>Most Americans don’t know it exists. Primetime US news refers to it as an “under-the-radar company”. Unlike Fox News and Rupert Murdoch, virtually no one …

Donald Trump

Whatever your A-level results, stay away from social media today

If your dreams lie in tatters, seeing posts about others’ joy can be further heartbreak. So for everyone’s sake, keep your celebrations in the real world<p>Results day. The day when thousands of A-level students find out the marks for the final exams that determine whether or not they have got into …

Social Media Marketing

Sajid Javid says Jeremy Corbyn 'wrong to sack Sarah Champion'

Communities secretary defends Labour MP who resigned over comments on British Pakistani men, saying a debate is needed<p>The communities secretary, Sajid Javid, has defended the Labour MP Sarah Champion, who resigned from the frontbench after she said in an article in the Sun that Britain had “a …

Referendums

What do plants and animals do during an eclipse?

A citizen science experiment will gather the biggest dataset to date of animal responses to a total eclipse.

Astronomy

The UBI Debate: What We Know – and Don’t Know – About Universal Basic Income

Everyone seems to be talking about universal basic income (UBI). From Nairobi to Silicon Valley to Utrecht, development professionals, investors and …

Basic Income

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Neo-nazis, white nationalists, and internet trolls: who's who in the far right

The far-right activists who gathered in Charlottesville included members of a range of distinct groups, as old as the KKK and as recent as the Proud Boys<p>The “Unite the Right” torchlight march and rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, last weekend descended into violent clashes with …

Racism

Labour accuses culture secretary over BBC and Ofcom 'interference'

Tom Watson says Karen Bradley should not have asked media regulator to set more diversity quotas for BBC content<p>Labour has accused the government of interfering with the independence of the BBC and Ofcom after the culture secretary demanded that the media regulator should scrutinise the broadcaster …

OFCOM

Podcast all’europea - Link

Una panoramica sul mercato emergente del <i>podcasting</i> in Europa, tra i servizi pubblici radiofonici, le piattaforme come Audible e Spotify e le idee di</i> …

Tondelli: Sette parole per Altri libertini

<b>1. Presenza</b><p>Non tutto è andato perduto, come diceva uno slogan. Non tutto è sparito o è stato fatto cadavere dai decenni successivi e dalla retorica …

An Interview With: Golriz Ghahraman

Lose Your Kin

<i>White people must refuse reconciliation to ongoing brutality; they must rend the fabric of the kinship narrative</i><p><b>“SLAVERY</b> is the ghost in the machine …

Racism

Cost-cutting surgeons are using hardware tools in our hospitals

RelatedArticlesModule - Surgery<p><i>Low standards and budget pressures inside our hospitals are driving surgeons and sterile services to break the rules</i> …

Medicine

Elderly Kiwis fund surgeries by selling their homes, Grey Power says

Elderly Kiwis are being forced to sell their homes to fund elective surgeries and avoid long-term pain and disability, Grey Power says.

Health Care

Burying the Lie of the “Alt-Left”

There’s far too much to say about an event like Charlottesville.<p>There’s the sorrow we all feel for the family of Heather Heyer, a young woman whose …

Racism

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Thieves stealing Venezuela zoo animals to eat them, say police

Zoo head says a wave of thefts in recent weeks had affected 10 species including a buffalo, which he said was cut up and sold<p>Venezuela authorities are investigating the theft of animals from a zoo in western state of Zulia that were likely snatched to be eaten, a further sign of hunger in a country …

International Union for Conservation of Nature

Happy Birthday: Mae West (1893–1980)

Mae West (1893–1980)<p>Born: August 17, 1893 in Woodhaven, Queens, New York City, New York, USA<br>Died: November 22, 1980 (age 87) in Hollywood, Los …

Royal Family

Happy Birthday: Julian Fellowes

Julian Fellowes<p>Born: August 17, 1949 in Cairo, Egypt<p>Married to:<br>Emma Joy Kitchener-Fellowes (28 April 1990 – present) (1 child)<p>When you make your …

TV

Happy Birthday: Brady Corbet

Happy Birthday: Maureen O’Hara (1920–2015)

Maureen O’Hara (1920–2015)<p>Born: August 17, 1920 in Ranelagh, County Dublin, Ireland [now Ranelagh, Dublin, Ireland]<br>Died: October 24, 2015 (age 95) in …

Entertainment

Happy Birthday: Rachel Hurd-Wood

Rachel Hurd-Wood<p>Born: August 17, 1990 in Streatham, London, England, UK<p>First acting experience – so that was just, incredible, I never thought that …

TV

Happy Birthday: Donnie Wahlberg

Donnie Wahlberg<p>Born: August 17, 1969 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA<p>Married to:<br>Jenny McCarthy (31 August 2014 – present)<p>[following the Boston Marathon …

Movies

Happy Birthday: Sean Penn

Sean Penn<p>Born: August 17, 1960 in Santa Monica, California, USA<p>Married to :<br>Robin Wright (27 April 1996 – 4 August 2010) (divorced) (2 …

Entertainment