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China formally arrests two Canadians on state secrets charges

BEIJING: Chinese authorities have formally arrested on state secrets charges two Canadians detained last year, the government said, drawing condemnation from Canada in a case that is likely to further increase tension between Ottawa and Beijing. Businessman Michael Spavor, who worked with North Korea, and former diplomat Michael Kovrig were ...

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European privacy search engines aim to challenge Google

LONDON: In the battle for online privacy, Google is a US Goliath facing a handful of European Davids. The backlash over Big Tech’s collection of personal data offers new hope to a number of little-known search engines that promise to protect user privacy. Sites like Britain’s Mojeek , France’s Qwant ...

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Jennifer Lawrence talks about nude photo leak

LONDON: As hundreds of Hollywood women have come forward with their own stories of sexual misconduct, Jennifer Lawrence looked back at her own invasion of privacy. The Oscar winner had her nude photos stolen in a widespread hack in 2014, which she said she’s still processing. “When the hacking thing ...

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Prince William: Paparazzi topless shots of Kate brought Diana to mind

PARIS: The Duke of Cambridge Kate Middleton has branded the decision to publish topless photographs of his wife “particularly shocking” given his late mother’s battles with the paparazzi. William expressed his sadness at the incident more than four years ago in a written statement read to a court in Nanterre, west ...

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Police-style Body cameras on trial in English schools

Police-style body cameras are being worn by teachers in England to stop pupil disruption. Two schools are taking part in the pilot scheme, according to Tom Ellis, a criminal justice researcher from the University of Portsmouth. He says all teachers are wearing the cameras during a three-month trial period. He ...

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Facebook knows more about you than it says

Facebook has long let users see all sorts of things the site knows about them, like whether they enjoy soccer, have recently moved, or like Melania Trump. But the tech giant gives users little indication that it buys far more sensitive data about them, including their income, the types of ...

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WhatsApp adds secure video calling amid privacy concerns

KARACHI: One of the world’s most popular means of communication, Facebook’s WhatsApp, is adding fully encrypted video calling to its messaging app on Monday, a move that comes as privacy advocates worry about the potential for stepped-up government surveillance under a Trump administration. WhatsApp, which boasts more than a billion ...

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Afghan girl raped by police chief

18 years old Afghan girl raped by police chief when she tried to report her own rape LONDON: A young Afghan girl who went to the police station to report being raped was then raped by the district police commissioner in his office, she said on Monday. The 18-year-old, who ...

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