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Facebook unveils new privacy settings amid data breach outcry

Facebook unveils new privacy settings amid data breach outcry

The company is also working with regulators and privacy experts on updates to its terms of services and its data policy to make them more transparent. A Facebook user discovered that the social media giant has been keeping extensive records about texts and calls he made on his Android smartphone. Facebook admits to the behavior but says it had permission to do so.


Danger: a mucky rubber ducky is a haven for bacteria, says study

Danger: a mucky rubber ducky is a haven for bacteria, says study

The warm and humid environment in bathrooms is an ideal breeding ground with "dense growths of bacteria and fungi" building up inside toys, the Swiss study said. Researchers admit, that while some bacteria helps build strong immune systems, there are others which can lead to eye and ear infections. Bodily fluids like urine and sweat and even soap in bathwater add microbes and nutrients like nitrogen and phosphorus and build gentle brine for bacteria.


A Referendum On The Eighth Amendment Will Be Held On May 25th

A Referendum On The Eighth Amendment Will Be Held On May 25th

Voters will be asked if they wish to repeal an amendment to the constitution that was inserted following a 1983 referendum to enshrine the equal right to life of the mother and her unborn child, and to instead enable parliament to set the laws.


Kidde recalls dual sensor smoke alarms due to risk of failure

Kidde recalls dual sensor smoke alarms due to risk of failure

Oregonians should replace smoke alarms that may not be up to the job of detecting smoke, the state fire marshal said. Walter Kidde Portable Equipment Company Inc., of Mebane, North Carolina, is recalling about 452,000 Kidde dual-sensor (photoelectric and ionization) smoke alarms with Model #PI2010 and #PI9010.


U Win Myint elected as Myanmar's new president: parliament

U Win Myint elected as Myanmar's new president: parliament

Myanmar's military ruled the country for a half-century during which it was accused of widespread abuses before partially handing power to a civilian government in 2016. It clearly targeted Suu Kyi, whose two sons are British, as was her late husband. U Win Myint became president-elect after securing 403 votes from the 636 lawmakers of the Upper House and Lower House.