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Apple changes Safari's cookie killer to fix Facebook's Like buttons

23.02.2018 8:34

Apple has made its anti-tracking feature in Safari friendlier to social media.


Grand Canyon crash that killed Britons happened on tribal land with fewer aviation regulations

23.02.2018 4:29

Investigators are continuing to probe what caused a helicopter to plunge into the Grand Canyon as it emerged that the crash happened on tribal land where air tours are not as highly regulated as those inside the national park itself. Three British tourists died when the helicopter went down early February. They were in Las Vegas to celebrate a birthday and took a helicopter sightseeing tour on the Hualapai reservation. Becky Dobson, 27, her boyfriend Stuart Hill, 30, and his brother, Jason Hill, 32-year-old lawyer died. Three friends and the pilot are in hospital where investigators want to interview them about what went wrong. Unlike the national park, air tours on the Hualapai reservation are not subject to federal regulations that restrict routes, impose curfews and cap the amount of flights over the Grand Canyon each year. The Federal Aviation Administration granted the Hualapai Tribe an exemption 18 years ago after finding that the regulations would harm the tribe's economy where tourism is a major driver. Most of the flights over the reservation originate from Las Vegas, and air tour operators aggressively market them. The pilots can fly between canyon walls and land at the bottom next to the Colorado River on the reservation, which isn't allowed at the park other than for emergency operations. Quartermaster Canyon locator The National Transportation Safety board says it can't say with any certainty yet what caused Saturday's crash. Gary Robb, an attorney who has represented crash victims for almost 40 years, told the Las Vegas Review-Journal it may take investigators as long as nine months to establish the cause of Saturday’s crash. “It’s too early to speculate, but early indications suggest that perhaps heavy gusts could have been a factor that drove the aircraft to strike a wall of the canyon,” he said. “The other possibility is some sort of in-flight mechanical issue, including an engine problem or main rotor blade fracture or defect. Stuart Hill and Becky Dobson died when a helicopter crashed in the Grand Canyon on Saturday Credit: facebook “You also cannot rule out human error, whether it be some sort of pilot incapacitation or neglect.” Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters said it is co-operating with the investigation and that it abides by flight safety rules and regulations that exceed those required by the Federal Aviation Administration. Saturday’s crash was its fourth fatal accident in the past 20 years, claiming eight lives.


Charlie Gard's father blasts Rebekah Vardy in scathing Facebook post for saying his son 'never had a chance' at survival

23.02.2018 4:08

Charlie Gard's father has hit out at WAG Rebekah Vardy after she said his son "never had a chance" at survival in a TV appearance on Loose Women.


The Big Loophole That Helped Russia Exploit Facebook: Doctored Photos

22.02.2018 23:29

This use of doctored images was a crucial and deceptively simple technique to spread fabricated information during the 2016 election. Tech companies, which are under fire, struggle to screen for indications photos might have been distorted or taken out of context.


Our Facebook Failure: Do You Really Know Your Customer?

22.02.2018 23:08

That fake people exist in the ether of social media should call into question how we think about digital demand and the way we approach technology as applied to knowing the customer. Facebook is at the center of this conundrum.


RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars Recap: Survival Art

22.02.2018 21:00

Evaluating drag, or any art form with a reality competition show built around it, is a rigorous exercise in subjectivity. Talk about it long enough with friends at a bar or on a Facebook group or in a Fire Island water taxi and you’ll come across some truly wild opinions ...

Tags: Fire, Facebook

10 Facebook Messenger tips newbies need to know

22.02.2018 19:09

You can play games, send money and a whole lot more with these tips for beginners.


With elections imminent, Italy pulls out the stops to fight fake news

22.02.2018 17:29

With parliamentary elections looming on March 4, they’ve been fighting fake news for the past three weeks of the electoral campaign. Each morning, they decide which fake story they’ll spend the day debunking, choosing from a pool of fake news, misleading titles, and articles that mix real and false elements. “In these first days of the program, when we’re still trying to show people what we do and that they can trust us, we’re focusing on the more blatantly false stories,” says Mr. Zagni, the chief editor of the team of independent fact checkers hired by Facebook Italy ahead of the election.


Video of gun owner's assault on an AR-15 goes viral after Florida mass shooting

22.02.2018 17:14

A video of a man cutting his semi-automatic weapon in half has gone viral following last week's mass shooting at a Florida high school, prompting a social media movement decrying easy access to high-powered assault rifles. Scott Pappalardo of New York state is the star of a clip posted on Facebook that had been shared more than 360,000 times as of Tuesday afternoon. It shows him taking a power saw to the barrel of an AR-15 assault rifle, saying he wanted to make sure it would never be used in a massacre like the one in Florida that killed 17 students and faculty last week.


Windows Phone is dead, but its influence lives on (The 3:59, Ep. 359)

22.02.2018 12:08

Discussing Windows Phone's impact, fake-news videos on Facebook and YouTube, and Dogecoin.


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