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WhatsApp lets paedophiles, gangsters operate beyond the law: UK

Wed, Oct 04, 2017 – 3:08 PM [MANCHESTER, England] Britain said WhatsApp’s end-to-end encryption communication services allowed paedophiles and organised crime groups to operate beyond the reach of the law and called on the messaging service to move faster to help governments catch offenders. After four militant attacks in Britain that killed 36 people this year, senior ministers have repeatedly ...

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Topology lets you try before you buy glasses using AR in an app

Topology Eyewear is an augmented reality app providing custom-fit glasses from a 3D scan of your face. Most glasses are mass manufactured to fit a supposedly symmetric head. The problem is, most of us are not that symmetrical. The Topology app, available on iOS, uses face-scanning technology to take into account ears that might reach farther back or sit uneven, ...

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Transocean: Let’s Make a Deal?

When Ensco (ESV) announced its planned purchase of Atwood Oceanics (ATW) in June, we noted that it was, perhaps, the first sign of a bottom in the offshore drillers. Since then Transocean (<a href="http://quotes.barrons…. Stocks to Watch

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Brazil Lets In Big Oil Firms After Keeping Them Out for a Decade

RIO DE JANEIRO—Brazil will on Wednesday begin reversing what industry officials say was a costly and ultimately disastrous decision a decade ago: setting aside billions of barrels from the Western Hemisphere’s largest oil discovery in 30 years for its state-run oil firm at a time when deep-pocketed foreign companies were clamoring to invest. Brazil removed key acreage from a 2007 ...

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Facebook trial lets users hide alcohol adverts

Facebook is testing a tool that lets people hide advertisements for alcohol. It is the first time a social network has let people proactively block adverts on a specific topic. The move has been welcomed by Alcohol Research UK, which says social media is “saturated” with alcohol promotions. It said advertising rules were not “fit for purpose”, but the Advertising ...

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EasyJet lets passengers book partner flights

UK budget airline EasyJet is to let customers use its website to book long-haul flights with other carriers. It says it is the first global airline connections service by a European low fares carrier. EasyJet is teaming up with Norwegian and WestJet to offer flights to North and South America, as well as Singapore, from Gatwick. Under the Worldwide scheme, ...

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Bankin lets you save money on Yomoni

French fintech startup Bankin is partnering with another fintech startup, Yomoni. Bankin brings all you your bank accounts together in a single, unified interface. It’s a sort of Mint, but for the French market. Bankin also competes with another app that I covered just a couple of days ago, <a target="_blank" href="https://techcrunch.com/2017/09/09/linxo-raises-2… Startups – TechCrunch

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TSA Now Lets You Say Goodbye Properly at This Airport

One much-missed aspect of the “good-old days” of air travel was the ability to walk a friend or family member right out to the gate and to be right there with a hug, a kiss or a balloon when someone you loved exited the plane after a long flight. That all ended after 9/11, when only ticketed passengers were permitted ...

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KFC China store lets diners pay with a smile

(Reuters) — Diners at a KFC store in the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou will have a new way to pay for their meal. Just smile. Customers will be able to use a “Smile to Pay” facial recognition system at the tech-heavy, health-focused concept store, part of a drive by Yum China Holdings Inc to lure a younger generation of ...

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