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December 23, 2023

Watchdog won't act over serial Jewish Chronicle failures

The sham ‘regulator’ admits there are standards problems at Sir Robbie Gibb’s newspaper but insists – against all the evidence – that it has the matter under control, writes Brian Cathcart. “We...

Act now to save the Samoa dolphins

Avaaz.org, the global community activism website, has obtained over 200,000 signatures in support of its campaign to force the release of 25 wild dolphins. According to Avaaz the pod (of dolphins) was swimming peacefully in Samoa when nets closed in f ...

How Google spies on your Gmail account

Ryan TateIn Google's war with social networking giant Facebook, its "don't be evil" motto could be a casualty. The search engine is now leveraging your private Gmail information to get an edge in the social networking wars. It's creepy. Google is quietly m ...

Charlie Sheen is social media favourite ahead of Obama

Jill Sergeant If you think US actor Charlie Sheen has been "winning" media attention these past few weeks, you'd be right. The now former Two and A Half Men star has topped all internet and social media discussions since the beginning of 2011, beating the ...

Strange world of online dating sites

Looking for that special someone with whom you have everything in common including facial features? There's a dating site for that. A new site launching this month called FindYourFaceMate.com uses facial-recognition technology to help users find poten ...

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 ...

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