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June 16th, 2016

FBI built a massive facial recognition database without proper oversight

 The FBI steadily, stealthily compiled a massive facial recognition database without oversight and in disregard of federal law, according to a report released today by the Government Accountability Office. The bombshell report reveals that the FBI dipped into driver’s license photo...

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June 16th, 2016

BlackRock is the latest Uber investor to back its fierce Chinese rival Didi Chuxing

 China Life, Asia’s largest insurance firm, isn’t the only Uber investor to double dip and put money into its Chinese rival Didi via its blockbuster $7.2 billion round announced this week. New York-based investment firm BlackRock also partook in the fundraising, which values Didi at...

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June 16th, 2016

Private equity strikes again with $130M LogicMonitor investment

 Private equity firms have certainly been flexing their muscles this year, whether Thomas Bravo snagging Qlik for $3 billion or Vista Equity Partners grabbing Marketo for $1.9 billion and Ping Identity for another $600 million. Apparently Provident Strategic Growth, the growth investment arm of...

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June 16th, 2016

The Apple Watch needs an ‘OK’ button

 The Apple Watch needs an action button. Something to allow you to confirm, acknowledge, activate and navigate using a physical press. There’s even a button right there, on the side, waiting for the task. The button, located right below the scroll wheel, was originally used by Apple for...

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June 16th, 2016

This tiny bird swallowed a pair of tweezers and the X-rays will haunt your dreams

LONDON — A tiny jackdaw has made a miraculous recovery after it somehow managed to swallow a pair of tweezers almost the length of its entire body.

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The bird was treated at the RSPCA Grange Wildlife...

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June 16th, 2016

We showed Nadiya from 'Bake Off' our cake decorating skills and it was a glorious disaster

LONDON — Decorating cakes is a fine art.

You need precision, flair, an eye for detail and a steady hand — all of which are skills we definitely don't possess, as it turns out.

On Wednesday afternoon, we met Great British Bake Off 2015 champion Nadiya Hussain at the Good...

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June 16th, 2016

Madonna and U2's manager invests in music streaming service Saavn

Legendary talent manager and Maverick CEO Guy Oseary is has invested an undisclosed amount in music streaming service Saavn. 

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Saavn has said that Oseary, who currently manages major artists such as U2, Madonna, Alicia...

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June 16th, 2016

Hello begins selling its bedside sleep tracker, Sense, internationally

 Sense, a small sleep tracker that sits by your bed that looks to help improve sleep behavior, will now be for sale in international markets as the company gears up for the holiday shopping season. Hello, the maker of Sense, said it would start selling the tracker in a batch of new countries...

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June 16th, 2016

5 political parties you could join to be totally anti-establishment

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will most likely be facing off this November, but what if you're not satisfied with those choices? Here are five other political parties you could join to stick it to the two-party system.  

Toddler upstages professional dancers with his adorable...

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June 16th, 2016

Japanese baker makes adorable works of art in each loaf

Imagine cutting through a loaf of bread from @konel_bread and being pleasantly surprised by a work of art in each slice.

It's hard to imagine how much planning ahead goes into each of the Japanese baker's creations.

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