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Facebook Inc's https://www.reuters.com/technology/facebooks-zuckerberg-kicks-off-its-virtual-reality-event-with-metaverse-vision-2021-10-28 algorithms demote rather than promote polarising content, its global head of safety told British lawmakers on Thursday, adding that the U.S. company would welcome effective government regulation. Governments in Europe and the United States are grappling with regulating social media platforms to reduce the spread of harmful content, particularly for young users. Britain is leading the charge by bringing forward laws that could fine social media companies up to 10% of their turnover if they fail to remove or limit the spread of illegal content.
(Bloomberg) -- A pipeline operator owned by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Energy spewed a powerful plume of greenhouse gas in Oklahoma last week with the same heat-trapping ability as the annual emissions from thousands of cars.Most Read from BloombergA Deep Dive Into Squid Game's World of InequalityCan a New Mayor Fix Seattle’s Downtown?Meet Six People Fighting Water Scarcity Across the GlobeThe Terrifying Rise of Haunted TourismIn Minneapolis Election, the Future of Policing Is at StakeN
Longtime NBC press-publicity exec Gene Walsh died Sept. 1 at his home in Burbank. He was 87; publicist Charlie Barrett said Walsh died of natural causes. Walsh was with NBC’s press and publicity departments for 30 years, from 1961 to 1991. He was the only executive to head that department for the broadcasting company at its two […]
Makeup brand BH Cosmetics launched a palette inspired by Puerto Rico. The eyeshadow palette features 16 shades with names like "San Juan" and "Coquí."
There was a time not long ago when Kansas State fans desperately wanted Gary Patterson to leave Big 12 rival TCU and return to his alma mater to succeed longtime Wildcats coach Bill Snyder. The heat has steadily built on Patterson in the midst of a fourth straight middling season, where TCU (3-4, 1-3 Big 12) needs to turn things around soon to avoid missing a bowl game for the second time in three years. The defensive-minded coach who made the Horned Frogs into a national power, and led them into the Big 12 a decade ago, has seemingly lost his touch.
Matt Damon is the new face of … cryptocurrency. The Oscar winner will star in Crypto.com’s new global ad campaign “Fortune Favors the Brave.” Directed by Wally Pfister and produced by David Fincher, the 60-second commercial features Damon taking viewers on a historical journey of brave men and women who’ve made a difference in the world […]
IRVINE, Calif. & SYDNEY, October 28, 2021--Thomas Global Systems unveiled a highly innovative patent-pending vehicle pillar display technology at the Society for Information Display’s 2021 Vehicle Displays and Interfaces Annual Symposium & Expo held in Detroit, Michigan.
The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has neither confirmed nor denied a report that it’s investigating a popular Ethereum-based betting market. Founded in March 2020, Polymarket allows a wide range of individuals to place bets on the likelihood of real-world events. Bloomberg reported last week that the CFTC is looking into whether Polymarket let users improperly trade swaps or binary options, and whether the company should be registered with the commodities regulator.
Mel Tucker became familiar with the Michigan State-Michigan rivalry during his two seasons as a graduate assistant with the Spartans on Nick Saban's staff two-plus decades ago. Now in his second season as Michigan State's coach, he knows much more about the emotionally charged series with the Wolverines. “Since the day I’ve been here — February 12, 2020 — there hasn’t been a day has gone that someone hasn’t mentioned to me something about this game,” Tucker said.
The United Nations Climate Change Conference will kick off in Glasgow on Sunday.
Telecom Italia's (TIM) top shareholder Vivendi has asked for an extraordinary board meeting at the Italian telecoms group to discuss the proposed reorganisation of TIM's businesses, a source close to the matter said. TIM declined to comment. The source said Vivendi, which owns 24% of TIM, expressed its request in a letter to TIM Chairman Salvatore Rossi on Thursday.
Arizona State had a week off to rest, recover and shake off a second-half meltdown in a loss to Utah. It also gave Sun Devils coach Herm Edwards a chance to do a little writing. Edwards is hoping his old-school letter campaign will sink in heading into Saturday's game against Washington State.
The Justice Department has charged two ticket brokers in connection with an illegal ticket scheme over the course of several U.S. Opens.
Elf made $223 million at the box office, but Will Ferrell says he turned down a sequel
An Overground train driver has been arrested and suspended after he smashed his train through the barriers - inches away from Enfield Town station - while allegedly unfit to work through drink or drugs. Two people were treated for injuries after an Overground train crashed through buffers in Enfield on Tuesday October 12. Firefighters evacuated 50 commuters as the train remained upright but came off the tracks and stopped just short of hitting a station building.
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Jill Knox Powell on welcoming two rainbow babies after experiencing a stillbirth.
Theoretically, the first Grammys ballot that comes out early in the voting process shouldn’t be so full of surprises. Nearly everything that gets submitted that meets basic eligibility requires makes it onto the initial ballot, as the huge number of contenders listed for record of the year (1,172 hopefuls, this time) and song of the […]
Accusing the CIA of having an “an obsession for vengeance” against Julian Assange, a lawyer for the WikiLeaks founder urged a British court on Thursday to conduct an independent investigation into the agency’s aggressive measures targeting his client, including an aborted 2017 plot to abduct him from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London that was detailed in a recent report by Yahoo News. “This is a case of credible evidence of U.S. government plans developed at some length to do serious harm to Mr. Assange,” said Mark Summers, a lawyer for Assange. He spoke on the second day of a two-day hearing before a British appeals court on whether the WikiLeaks founder should be extradited to the United States to face trial for publishing classified documents in violation of the World War One-era Espionage Act.
EXCLUSIVE: Legendary Television is developing a true-crime drama series about the relationship between novelist Norman Mailer and killer Jack Henry Abbott with Boyd Holbrook set to star. Narcos star Holbrook will play convicted murderer Abbott in Executioner, which comes from Warrior writer Anthony Tambakis and Minamata filmmaker Andew Levitas. Set in 1981, the series follows […]