Google to restrict political adverts worldwide

Google is extending a ban on political campaigns targeting advertising at people based on their supposed political leanings. It said political groups would soon only be able to target ads based on “general categories” such as age, gender and rough location. This restriction is already in place in the UK …

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Apple ‘loses money on phone repairs’

Apple says it loses more money than it makes when repairing customer devices such as iPhones and Macbooks. Answering questions from US politicians investigating anti-competitive practices, Apple said it had lost money on repair services since 2009. Apple typically charges more than unofficial repair shops to fix things such as …

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Labour eyes ‘radical’ plan for companies

Shadow chancellor John McDonnell wants to reward workers better Labour’s manifesto is one of the most radical proposed overhauls of the way companies are owned and run in decades. Plans to nationalise the big six energy firms, the national energy grid, the rail and water industries, the Royal Mail and …

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New warning on global economic slowdown

A leading international economic organisation has warned that risks to the global outlook have increased. The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development – the OECD – says in a new report that prospects have steadily deteriorated. It forecasts continued growth of around 3% but warns that the risks have increased. …

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World Tour Championship: Mike Lorenzo-Vera leads after Dubai first round

Mike Lorenzo-Vera carded a nine-under 63 on day one of the World Tour Championship in Dubai World Tour Championship first-round leaderboard -9 M Lorenzo-Vera (Fra); -8 R McIlroy (NI); -6 J Rahm (Esp); -5 T Fleetwood (Eng), T Lewis (Eng) Selected others:-3 D Willett (Eng), J Rose (Eng) Full leaderboard Rory McIlroy finished day one of the World …

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Davis Cup finals 2019: Great Britain & Kazakhstan level at 1-1

Dan Evans has lost both his singles rubbers at this year’s Davis Cup finals 2019 Davis Cup Finals Venue: Caja Magica, Madrid Dates: 18-24 November Coverage: Listen on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra from Wednesday, 20 November; Live text coverage on selected matches on the BBC Sport website and app. Click here for Live Guide. …

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Uber self-driving crash ‘mostly caused by human error’

A distracted safety operator in an Uber self-driving car was primarily to blame for a fatal crash in 2018, a US regulator has ruled. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said an “inadequate safety culture” at Uber was also a major contributing factor. As too were poor, or in some …

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UK gambling machines loaded with AI ‘cool off’ system

Thousands of British betting terminals have already been loaded with the new software Every gambling machine in the UK’s betting shops is being updated with software designed to detect and prevent problematic behaviour in players. The system locks gamblers out of machines for 30 seconds if erratic or excessive play …

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Would you rent a vacuum cleaner for $499 a month?

Vacuum cleaning is a chore many people are happy to outsource, but one company is trying to persuade firms to swap an automated service for human cleaners. Softbank, the Japanese firm behind WeWork and Uber, has launched a self-powered machine, dubbed The Whiz, at a hefty price tag of $499 …

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Davis Cup finals 2019: Great Britain & Netherlands level at 1-1

Andy Murray recorded his 40th Davis Cup victory before Dan Evans lost Great Britain’s second singles rubber 2019 Davis Cup finals Venue: Caja Magica, Madrid Dates: 18-24 November Coverage: Listen on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra from Wednesday, 20 November; Live text coverage on selected matches on the BBC Sport website and app. …

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Watchmen Creator Alan Moore Thinks Today’s Superheroes Are ‘Embarrassing’

Alan Moore on Superhero Culture: ‘Embarrassing’BusinessInsider USA Images Recently, a three-year-old Alan Moore interview surfaced online. In the interview, the Watchmen writer criticizes contemporary superhero culture. He also says the characters are “still very much white supremacist dreams.” Yesterday, English comic writer Alan Moore (V for Vendetta, Watchmen, Batman: The …

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What Is Dry January, And What Are The Health Benefits?

The holidays are definitely the time for imbibingmystery punch, wine, champagneand honestly, you should go right ahead and partake if you want to. But when January 1 rolls around  , many people are looking to get back on a schedule and feel more like their pre-holiday selves. If you’re searching for …

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