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May 06, 2022

It's global: Online anti-Asian hate on the rise

York University in Toronto, Canada has released a study that shows how rhetorical mechanisms and tropes spread racism. Fuyuki Kurasawa, a social sciences professor, at a virtual symposium...

No reason to celebrate the Gulf War anniversary

 No reason to celebrate the Gulf War anniversaryThere was no Gulf War of 1991. In the way in which the term is generally used and understood, what was launched by the US-led forces 20 years ago this month, was not a war at all. It was nothing less tha ...

Firms warned over cyber attacks

Companies are leaving themselves vulnerable to the "growing menace" of cyber attack, according to a new report.Although 82 per cent of big British companies agreed that cyber criminals were innovating faster than businesses, 94 per cent were confident thei ...

You must forward this story to five friends

As new horror film Chain Letter, is released this month in the US and tells the story of a "a maniac who murders teens when they refuse to forward chain mail," writer Paul Collins describes the real history of the form. Chain letters have a long, sordid pa ...

Jackson's dad to sue Dr Murray for 'wrongful death'

On the anniversary of pop legend Michael Jackson's death, renowned US celebrity news website TMZ say they have obtained a copy of a legal document that Joe Jackson has sent to Dr Conrad Murray.The document is a prerequisite to filing a wrongful death lawsu ...

Secondhand smoke affects mental health says study

Roni Caryn RabinSmokers are known to suffer from high rates of depression and other mental health problems, and now a study reports that even people exposed to secondhand smoke are at significantly increased risk- and more likely to be hospitalised for men ...

Are you worried about your online reputation?

Stephanie GoldburgWeb search engines make our lives easier: They connect us with what we're searching for in a matter of seconds, and sometimes they bring us to places we didn't even know we were looking for.But they can also teach us a lot about ourselves ...

Five hidden dangers of Facebook

Over the last few years, Facebook’s growth has been phenomenal. The world’s no.1 social networking site recently beat Google to become the most visited website in the US for an entire week. However, lately the site has also been receiving a lot of flak for ...

Foreword and Executive Summary of Media and the Riots report

 It is 70 years since the American journalist Alan Barth first coined the term about news, or journalism, being “only the first rough draft of history.” Now regarded as a cliché, it has been subject to much misunderstanding. It should not be taken to ...

Blogging for big brands in India

Saira KurupThe next time you shop for a new mobile phone or sedan car, chances are you'll check out blogs and read product reviews first before you decide on your purchase. Be it new LED TVs, designer stilettos, Hollywood DVDs, home decor, independent revi ...

Queen jubilee landmark snubbed by Commonwealth

Celebrations for Queen Elizabeth II's diamond jubilee are reaching fever pitch in Britain, but apathy rules elsewhere in her far-flung realm as critics assail the relevance of a colonial-era monarchy.The queen has been head of the 54-nation Commonwealth si ...

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