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Facebook to use Met Police videos to recognise shooters

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Facebook is to use footage from police body cameras to train its algorithms to recognise videos of real-life shootings. The technology giant will give the cameras to Metropolitan Police Specialist Firearms Command officers. It will then capture footage as they carry out regular training. Facebook was criticised for failing to prevent copies of videos of Read More

Volkswagen agrees to Australian settlement over diesel (gasoil) cheating

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SYDNEY (Reuters) – Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) said on Monday it had agreed to pay up to A$127 million ($87.3 million) to settle lawsuits brought on behalf of thousands of Australian customers caught up in its global diesel (gasoil) emissions cheating scandal. FILE PHOTO: A new logo of German carmaker Volkswagen is unveiled at the VW headquarters Read More

Grand jury indicts GE’s Baker Hughes for exposing workers to toxic chemicals

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FILE PHOTO: A screen displays the logo for Baker Hughes, a GE company on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., June 24, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid (Reuters) – A grand jury in Alaska this week indicted General Electric’s Baker Hughes (BHGE.N), two of its subsidiaries and an employee, for Read More

World Gold Council sets out environmental, ethical mining guidelines

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LONDON (Reuters) – The World Gold Council (WGC) on Thursday published a set of guidelines for gold miners designed to encourage high environmental and ethical standards. FILE PHOTO: An aerial view shows the location of an illegal gold mine as its machines are destroyed in an operation conducted by the Brazilian Institute for the Environment Read More

Should a Nazi play Hitler? Controversy hits ‘The Crown’ as X-Files icon gets Margaret Thatcher role

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Netflix’s decision to cast X-Files icon Gillian Anderson as Margaret Thatcher in an upcoming season of ‘The Crown’ has been seen as ‘problematic’ by some social-justice-minded fans. Somebody remind them that it’s all make-believe. ‘The Crown’ follows the life and times of Queen Elizabeth II, the world’s longest-reigning monarch. With the fourth season set during Read More

U.S. EPA chief to reduce agency-funded animal testing

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler testifies before a House Energy and Commerce Environment and Climate Change Subcommittee hearing on the FY2020 EPA Budget on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., April 9, 2019. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler said Tuesday he was signing a Read More

Mother Earth’s MeToo moment: English town joins campaign for ‘nature’s rights’

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FROME, England (Reuters) – Nobody knows exactly how ancient masons, wielding chisels made from deer antlers, managed to build Stonehenge, the standing circle that has enchanted southern England for thousands of years. FILE PHOTO: Activist, environmentalist, community leader and undertaker Peter McFadyen stands on the banks of the River Frome, in Frome, Britain, June 25, Read More

Deadly algae on beaches ‘releasing toxic fumes that can kill in seconds’

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Fears over toxic algae – which experts say can kill within seconds – have led to the closure of six French beaches over the summer. The algae can reportedly release toxic fumes when stepped on, causing unsuspecting visitors to lose consciousness and stop breathing. At least three people and a large number of animals – Read More

‘Killer slime’: Highly toxic algae invades France’s picturesque beaches

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The postcard-perfect coastline of Brittany, France is being ravaged by highly toxic algae, which emits gas that can kill a human in seconds. The deadly phenomenon has already forced the closure of several beaches. A popular destination for tourists, Brittany has struggled in recent years to stop the encroachment of lethal green algae on its Read More

‘Deeply demoralizing’: Zizek on birth-streaming Aussie porn star & false authenticity

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Mankind is one step closer to total depravity now, philosopher Slavoj Zizek said about the news that an Aussie porn star will sell a video of her giving birth. He added that clear moral basis is needed for humanity to stay afloat. The news of an Australian porn star, Tyi Starr, announcing she would stream Read More