US & Canada 22 March 2017 Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-39336518 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel The United States and United Kingdom have announced that laptops, e-readers and almost any other electronic device that is not a phone will be banned from cabin luggage on some flights.The US rule only applies to 10 … [Read more...] about Will new US and UK flight rules affect me?
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The case of the missing rapper may sound like something out of a Sherlock Holmes mystery - but the reality is proving to be far more troubling than fiction. Kenny Mukendi - also known as Kenny Vulcan, 22 - went missing over two weeks ago in Rio, where he'd been living since moving there from his native London. And on April 28 Brazilian police confirmed they were no longer searching for him as they believed he'd taken his own life by throwing himself into the sea. The British rapper, who has the condition albinism that gives his skin a distinctive pale tone, had deleted all his social media accounts within an hour of leaving a recording studio at around 1pm on April 13. The last time he was seen on camera was in CCTV footage taking an Uber on the street outside the studio in Barra da Tijuca, a beachside district in west Rio. He'd been in the studio for an all-night recording session - and despite telling girlfriend Renata Lima that he was coming home, he told the taxi to take him to … [Read more...] about Bizarre puzzle of missing rapper Kenny Mukendi who may not have drowned at sea
Facebook has publicly released its most complete community guidelines to date after many years keeping the specific rules its moderators used to govern the platform secret. The update tacked over 5,000 more words onto the already unwieldy document, which now includes highly specific examples of banned or heavily regulated content. Is any of it at all surprising? Well, yes. Most platforms have rules that outline common-sense genres of content they’d rather not be liable for—harassment, hate speech, gore, child endangerment, etc.—and these are no different. But as a reflection of its size and global reach, Facebook’s guidelines include some of the most granular examples of what not to do online. Cannibalism is off limits. “Sexualized massages” are specifically barred. Staged animal fights won’t fly, and neither will videos of animals being processed for food. Images of buttocks or an anus are a no-go, “unless photoshopped on a public … [Read more...] about Here’s Everything That’s Banned on Facebook, All on One Page
Earlier this month – and before Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before Congress – the company announced a series of changes to how it would handle political advertisements running on its platform in the future. It had said that people who wanted to buy a political ad – including ads about political “issues” – would have to reveal their identities and location and be verified, before the ads could run. Information about the advertiser would also display to Facebook users. Today, Facebook is announcing the authorization process for U.S. political ads is live. Facebook had first said in October that political advertisers would have to verify their identity and location for election-related ads. But in April, it expanded that requirement to include any “issue ads” – meaning those on political topics being debated across the country, not just those tied to an election. Facebook said it would work with third parties to … [Read more...] about Facebook’s new authorization process for political ads goes live in the U.S.
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Subscribe Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader WorldViews by Amy B Wang and Brian Murphy by Amy B Wang and Brian Murphy Email the author April 3 at 1:30 PM Email the author Jessica Demafelis cries as a casket containing her sister Joanna’s remains arrives at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in suburban Pasay city, southeast of Manila, on Feb. 16, 2018. (Bullit Marquez/AP) Even as she sought to leave the Philippines to find work abroad, Joanna Demafelis knew of the dangers that could befall her overseas. She had heard stories of Philippine workers subjected to abuse or even death by their foreign employers, her family would … [Read more...] about How a maid found dead in a freezer set off a diplomatic clash between the Philippines and Kuwait
Facebook has always had a real names policy, where you agree that your profile name is “the name [you] go by in everyday life.” Obviously, you can type in a fake name, and you may get away with it for a while. But it isn’t allowed, and it can cause you trouble. Facebook’s Real Name Policy The entire foundation of Facebook is that it’s a site where real people interact with each other without hiding behind anonymous usernames and blank avatars. It’s why, despite Facebook’s many problems, they’ve never had the same level of abuse and trolling that Twitter and Reddit get. People still fight and argue about anything and everything, but at least they know that it’s their racist uncle they’re fighting with, and not SpottyTeenager64. Facebook’s real name policy is a big part of the reason they have a successful and profitable advertising business, while Twitter and Reddit struggle. Advertisers want to be able to target real … [Read more...] about Can You Use a Fake Name On Facebook?
Today is April Fool's Day - the day when practical jokers and hoaxers get to run wild and have some fun. As always, April 1 has been marked by some hilarious tongue-in-cheek news stories, and pranksters across the world will be enjoying themselves over the next few hours. Among the pranks played so far today are fast food giant Burger King claiming to have created a Chocolate Whopper and a report that Prince Harry's stag do will be held in a spiritual yurt retreat in Wales. Here are some of the best April Fool's pranks played today. Do you have a funny April Fool's Day story? Email [email protected] 14:58 Time to get planning next year's pranks In case you missed it earlier, here’s a list of pranks that you can prepare for next year’s April Fool’s Day. It includes evil things you can do with Oreos, or by filling doughnuts with mayonnaise. That’s it for this year, see you next April 1. 12:51 'World's first ever meme' discovered at the Royal … [Read more...] about Round-up of the best April Fool’s Day jokes from around the world
Technology 29 March 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-43581894 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Related TopicsBrexit It is too early to say whether so-called content portability rules will extend to UK citizens after Brexit, the government has told the BBC.The new rules let people access local versions of … [Read more...] about Brexit: Netflix ‘passport’ not yet decided
Bonjour! This week we asked for your Paris tips. Here are some highlights from the 148 responses. If you learn just thing, let it be that Parisians like to say hello. Each Monday on Hack Your City, we ask readers for your best tips on a city: driving tips, restaurant recs, things to do, and any other advice for visitors and locals. Then on Thursday, we present the best comments. We’re working our way around the U.S. and around the globe. Say hello If you think Parisians are rude, it might just be that you’re not saying hello. “It is considered the height of rudeness to not greet anyone-even when you get on a bus,” says Klee. “Anytime you walk into a store, you will be greeted and you must greet the shop-person back,” says Scout’s Honor. “I noticed that even when I was walking down an alley and another person crossed my path, they would say ‘Bonsoir,’” says ceedotkaydot. Add an Au revoir, bonne journee when you leave, … [Read more...] about The Best Paris Tips From Our Readers
The Cinderella-est story of the schoolboy hoops season in the Washington, D.C. area came to an end over the weekend. It turns out the year’s most fantastical feel-good tale really was a fantasy after all. The Rockville Rams, a Montgomery County, Md. public school squad that went 2-22 last season, won its district this year. The Rams blew a second-half lead to Governor Thomas Johnson High on Saturday, losing out on a trip to the Final Four of the Maryland state championships. Still, it was an amazing turnaround for the Rams, one due almost entirely to the play of Jimmy Sorunke, a recent arrival from Nigeria who was billed as a 16-year-old, 6’10” freshman center. After the loss to Thomas Johnson, Rams coach Todd Dembrowski told me that when he first spotted Sorunke in the Rockville High hallways at the beginning of the school year, he felt like he’d been given a gift from the basketball gods. Dembrowski said he was told that a Rockville High alumnus was … [Read more...] about Is The Freshman Dominating Maryland High School Basketball Actually 20 Years Old?