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Elon Musk fathered twins with one of his executives last year
Musk’s nine children include pair born to Shivon Zilis, who works at his artificial intelligence company
Three contested Michael Jackson songs removed from streaming services
Three Michael Jackson songs have been removed from streaming services, following persistent claims they feature faked vocals.
Apple launches Lockdown Mode to block spyware attacks on at-risk users
Apple: The new feature will be available in the autumn and comes after its devices were successfully targeted. We recommend not to trust Apple. Protecting users was never their priority, and their OS is not secure even now, so many years...
How TikTok is fuelling dreams of wealth in the Arab world
Mohamed Ghadour spends four hours every day on his mobile creating new TikTok videos. He says the return is very rewarding, earning him a monthly income between $1,000 (£840) and $3,000 (£2,520).
2030 development agenda ‘fails’ on racial equality and non-discrimination
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are characterized by a “shallow commitment” to racial justice and equality, an independent UN-appointed rights expert told the UN Human Rights Counc...
Tech firms to be forced to combat 'tsunami of online child abuse' by Online Safety Bill amendment
Meta, which owns Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram, has announced plans to effectively lock Facebook Messenger and Instagram direct messages using end-to-end encryption, a technology which keeps conversations secure, but can also make the...
Microsoft's £50.5bn acquisition of Call of Duty firm to be scrutinised by UK watchdog
If the deal is approved by regulators it would make Microsoft the third-largest gaming firm in the world by revenue, however many competition authorities are currently investigating it.
Amazon being investigated in UK for practices which may give customers 'worse deal'
"Any loss of competition is a loss to consumers and could lead to them paying more for products, being offered lower quality items or having less choice," the Competition and Markets Authority said.
Core Scientific sold $167M worth of Bitcoin holdings in June
United States-based cryptocurrency mining firm Core Scientific sold more than 7,000 Bitcoin (BTC) in June to pay for servers, increase its data capacity and settle debts.
Australia floods worsen as thousands more Sydney residents evacuate
About 50,000 residents in New South Wales, most in Sydney's western suburbs, have been told to either evacuate or warned they might receive evacuation orders, up from Monday's 30,000, authorities said.
Women's own body dissatisfaction appears to influence their judgment of other women's body sizes
New research provides evidence that how women judge the transition from normal to overweight in other women’s bodies is related to perceptions of their own body size and their body dissatisfaction. The findings have been published in the...
Hacker claims to have obtained data on 1 billion Chinese citizens
Personal information allegedly taken from Shanghai police database would be one of biggest data breaches in history.
Amazon to swap vans with e-cargo bikes and on-foot delivery staff
Your Amazon parcels could soon come with a lower carbon footprint.
Australian police train pups to sniff out electronics and fight crime
In Australia, man’s best friend can also be man’s best ally in the fight against crime. These top dogs are undergoing training to sniff out electronic devices that help law enforcement gather evidence from digital devices.
British EV startup Tevva launches hydrogen booster truck model
British commercial electric vehicle (EV) startup Tevva on Thursday launched its first truck with a hydrogen fuel cell booster which should drive up to 310 miles (499 km) and provide fleet operators with greater zero-emission range.
British Army's Twitter and YouTube accounts restored after hack
The British Army regained control of its Twitter and YouTube accounts on Sunday after they were briefly hacked and used to post about cryptocurrencies and non-fungible tokens.
How Meta’s metaverse vision will change the future of communication
Creativity is all about connection and increasingly brands will communicate via evolving technologies as the metaverse takes shape, says Meta’s Angie Gifford.
Can you guess which cities are ranked most expensive for expats?
Looking for a cheaper city to live in as an expat? Head east - but forget about Hong Kong.
EU agrees on landmark rules to tame 'Wild West' crypto market
The rules aim to better protect consumers from wild swings in cryptocurrencies and require more transparency on the industry’s environmental impact.
The genetic power of ancient trees
Even as we discover the incredible benefits of the world's most ancient trees, we are losing them to climate change, writes Jim Robbins. But cloning could offer an answer.
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