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Chipko Movement Turns 45, Google Celebrates With A Doodle

Chipko Movement Turns 45, Google Celebrates With A Doodle

The campaign was inspired by a similar effort in 1730 in Rajasthan when 363 people sacrificed their lives to save trees. Taken aback by the "green" fervour of the villagers, finally Maharaja Abhai Singh of Marwar issued a royal decree banning all tree-felling in the Bishnoi areas of his desert kingdom.


Hellblade Senua's Sacrifice heads to Xbox One in April

Hellblade Senua's Sacrifice heads to Xbox One in April

Game developer Ninja Theory recently announced that their highly-successful video game Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice will finally have an Xbox One port. It will be available for Xbox One and Xbox One enhanced on April 11. Pre-orders will open tomorrow (Monday, March 26th), and buying the game within the first week from launch will grant a 10% discount.


Flat-Earther blasts off into California sky in homemade steam-powered rocket

Flat-Earther blasts off into California sky in homemade steam-powered rocket

Upon landing, he told the Associated Press that aside from an aching back, he was fine, and "relieved", adding "I'm exhausted of people saying I chickened out and didn't build a rocket". He already announced to Facebook followers than he wants to build a Rockoon - a rocket carried by a balloon that would then separate and light post-separation.


NWS: Snow continues through tonight

NWS: Snow continues through tonight

The rest of us will see mainly rain but it will become heavier through the evening before finally tapering off in the morning. Cloudy and windy with rain today . As the snow continues to melt each day through the beginning of next week, be wary of some patchy black ice each of the next few nights, or at least until all the snow is melted.


Facebook has been collecting call, SMS records from Android devices

Facebook has been collecting call, SMS records from Android devices

President Donald Trump in 2016. Google deprecated version 4.0 of the Android API in October 2017-the point at which the latest call metadata in Facebook user's data was found. After purging my contact data, my contacts and calls were still in the archive I downloaded the next day-though this may be because the archive was still the same cache I had requested on Friday.



India queries Cambridge Analytica on data

On Friday, the UK's High Court granted a warrant to enforcement officers working for the country's information commissioner to conduct a search at Cambridge Analytica's London headquarters. United States and European officials have demanded an explanation of how the British consulting firm gained access to the data in 2014 and why Facebook failed to inform its users, raising broader industry questions about consumer privacy .