Daily Archives: February 5, 2018

With new trailer, Star Wars spinoff Solo hopes to outrun production troubles

The first trailer of Solo: A Star Wars Story has finally arrived, offering the first glimpse of the much-anticipated spinoff plagued by production troubles. After a 45-second ad for the latest Star Wars film played during Sunday’s Super Bowl, a 90-second teaser trailer premiered Monday on Good Morning America.  The footage showcased a gritty prequel featuring the snazzy interior of a then-new Millennium Falcon, the ...

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YouTube algorithm could be manipulated by 'bad actors,' used for 'fraudulent content,' senator warns

YouTube’s powerful recommendation algorithm may be “optimizing for outrageous, salacious and often fraudulent content” or easily manipulated by “bad actors, including foreign intelligence entities,” a top-ranking Democrat on the Senate’s intelligence committee said. Virginia Sen. Mark Warner made the statement after a Guardian investigation reported that the Google-owned video platform was consistently promoting divisive and conspiratorial videos damaging to Hillary Clinton’s ...

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Trudeau government poised to overhaul environmental assessment process on energy projects like pipelines

The Trudeau government is poised to introduce legislation this week to overhaul the way the federal government does environmental assessments on major energy projects like pipelines. Environment Minister Catherine McKenna is to table a bill in coming days to enact the Impact Assessment Act and the Canadian Energy Regulator Act, as well as amend the Navigation Protection Act. Fisheries Minister ...

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Apple investigating iPhone X 'incoming call' bug

A attendee uses a new iPhone X during a presentation for the media in Beijing, China October 31, 2017. REUTERS/Thomas Peter – RC1BB5A3BB10 Though most people likely spend their days texting, messaging, and posting pictures to social media, phone calls are the cornerstone of a smartphone. Accordingly, some iPhone X owners are a bit annoyed lately that a glitch is ...

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8 Turkish troops die in offensive against Kurdish militia in Syria

Turkey said eight of its troops were killed Saturday in Ankara’s military operation against a Syrian Kurdish militia, the deadliest day in the two-week-old offensive in the enclave of Afrin, while in another part of Syria, al-Qaeda-linked militants downed a Russian fighter jet, then shot and killed the pilot. In a statement late Saturday, the Turkish military said five soldiers ...

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Bell offers free phone unlocking for all following protests

Bell has expanded its unlocking policy so that anyone with a personal cellphone locked to its network can get the device unlocked for free — as long as it’s not associated with a fraudulent or delinquent account. Previously, Bell only offered free unlocking for current and former customers in response to new regulations banning unlocking fees. The telecom’s original policy sparked criticism because it excluded anyone ...

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Universities, colleges offer more training for marijuana industry

From growing the perfect crop to marketing within restrictive rules, Canadian colleges and universities are cultivating courses for those wanting to work in the booming marijuana industry. Kwantlen Polytechnic University started offering online courses in cannabis production, marketing and financing about three years ago after officials at the British Columbia school realized there was a need for training and education ...

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