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When stag nights go wrong

A stag night used to mean a few drinks down the pub. Now its a test of masculinity fuelled by cheap airfares and alcohol. Sirin Kale hears about those who lost so much more than just a nights memories Returning to his Ibizan hotel room, the stag notices that his best man is missing. Mike Rutter last saw Luke Rhoden ...

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Caribbean nations demand solution to ‘illegal immigrants’ anomaly

High commissioners from Caribbean Commonwealth nations call for more compassionate approach by UK government Caribbean diplomats have condemned the Home Offices treatment of many long-term Commonwealth-born UK residents as illegal immigrants. They have called on the UK government to resolve an immigration anomaly that has left many people being denied health services, prevented from working, and facing destitution, detention and ...

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How to save your privacy from the Internets clutches

Another week, another massive privacy scandal. When it’s not Facebook admitting it allowed data on as many as 87 million users to be sucked out by a developer on its platform who sold it to a political consultancy working for the Trump campaign, or dating app Grindr ‘fessing up to sharing its users’ HIV status with third party A/B testers, some other ...

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Marketing platform Punchh raises $20M Series B to give brick-and-mortar retailers better data analytics

Founded in 2010 as an online loyalty card service, Punchh has since grown into a marketing platform serving more than 115 restaurant chains, including Pizza Hut and Quiznos. Now it’s raised a $20 million Series B to expand into more retail verticals and increase the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning in its cloud software. The funding was led ...

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A Neuroscientist Lost Her Mind From Cancer. Shes Not Alone.

Barbara Lipska was already a two-time cancer survivor when her hand disappeared in front of her face in 2015. The neuroscientist and director of the Human Brain Collection Core at the National Institute of Mental Health specializes in studying schizophrenia. When she moved her right hand and it disappeared, she immediately predicted her eventual diagnosis. I thought right away: brain ...

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Top medical group says ‘no medically valid reason’ to ban transgender troops

Washington (CNN)The largest association of doctors in the United States is arguing that there is “no medically valid reason” to bar transgender individuals from serving in the military, countering President Donald Trump’s policy issued in March. The letter was first reported by Politico. Trump initially tweeted back in July his intentions to reinstate a ban on transgender individuals from serving ...

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China Now Has the Most Valuable AI Startup in the World

SenseTime Group Ltd. has raised $600 million from Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. and other investors at a valuation of more than $3 billion, becoming the world’s most valuable artificial intelligence startup. The company, which specializes in systems that analyze faces and images on an enormous scale, said it closed a Series C round in recent months in which Singaporean state ...

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Why Zuckerbergs 14-Year Apology Tour Hasnt Fixed Facebook

In 2003, one year before Facebook was founded, a website called Facemash began nonconsensually scraping pictures of students at Harvard from the school’s intranet and asking users to rate their hotness. Obviously, it caused an outcry. The website’s developer quickly proffered an apology. "I hope you understand, this is not how I meant for things to go, and I apologize ...

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