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  1. Nigeria World News

    World Why Denying Migrants Flu Shots Is a Dangerous, Foolish Move – Wired

    It’s a puzzle of public health that we don’t take flu seriously. Every year, only about half of American adults get the vaccine that prevents it. And yet, every year, at least 37 million Americans catch the.... Read more via Wired – https://ift.tt/2ZiqXXg Get more World News
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    World How Facebook Catches Bugs in Its 100 Million Lines of Code – Wired

    Facebook doesn’t have the most stellar privacy and security track record, especially given that many of its notable gaffes were avoidable. But with billions of users and a gargantuan platform to defend, it’s not easy to catch every flaw in the company’s 100 million lines of code. So four …...
  3. Nigeria Sports News

    Sports The Twisty Physics of Simone Biles’ Historic Triple-Double – Wired

    What. The. Heck. Did you see that? Simone Biles appears to defy the laws of physics with this epic tumbling pass from the 2019 US Gymnastics Championships. It’s called a triple-double. That means she rotates around an axis going through her hips twice while at the same time rotating … read...
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    World Hackers Can Turn Everyday Speakers Into Acoustic Cyberweapons – Wired

    Speakers are everywhere, whether it’s expensive, standalone sound systems, laptops, smart home devices, or cheap portables. And while you rely on them for music or conversation, researchers have long known that commercial speakers are also physically able to emit frequencies outside of audible...
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    World Uber and Lyft Suggest the Days of Cheap Rides Could Be Over – Wired

    The days of cheap ride-hailing may be ending. Uber and Lyft reported quarterly financial results this week and indicated that their cutthroat competition to woo riders with coupons and other gambits is easing. Aarian Marshall covers autonomous vehicles, transportation policy, and urban...
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    World Hackers Can Break Into an iPhone Just by Sending a Text – Wired

    When you think about how hackers could break into your smartphone, you probably start with clicking a malicious link in a text, downloading a fraudulent app, or some other way you accidentally let them in. It turns out that’s not necessarily so—not even on the iPhone, where simply receiving …...
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    World The World Health Organization Says No More Gene-Edited Babies – Wired

    The world’s largest public health authority has weighed in with the most authoritative statement yet on the use of Crispr to alter the DNA of human babies. Eight months after a rogue Chinese scientist revealed he had secretly created the world’s first gene-edited children, the World Health...
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    World How the West Got China’s Social Credit System Wrong – Wired

    Vice President Mike Pence paid a visit to the Hudson Institute—a conservative Washington D.C. think tank—to give a wide-ranging speech about the United States’ relationship with China. Standing stiffly in a shiny blue tie, he began by accusing the Chinese Communist Party of interfering in US …...
  9. Nigeria World News

    World How Scientists Built a ‘Living Drug’ to Beat Cancer – Wired

    In 2010, Emily Whitehead was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, a cancer of certain cells in the immune system. This is the most common form of childhood cancer, her parents were told; and Emily had a good chance to beat it with chemotherapy. Remission rates for the most common …...
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    World Robert Mueller’s Testimony: What Congress Needs to Know – Wired

    Former special counsel Robert Mueller’s hearings before the House Intelligence and Judiciary committees Wednesday should be among the most important moments of the Trump presidency—the rare, and perhaps only, chance to question the man who has spent two years investigating and uncovering the...
  11. Nigeria World News

    World President Trump Is the Latest Critic of Facebook’s Libra – Wired

    Over the past two days, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell has told members of both chambers of Congress that he has “many serious concerns” about Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency..... Read more via Wired – https://ift.tt/2XCJzjX Get more World News
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    World The Hard-Luck Texas Town That Bet on Bitcoin—and Lost – Wired

    In 1952, The Saturday Evening Post christened Rockdale, Texas, “The Town Where It Rains Money.” An estimated 100 million tons of lignite coal lay buried a few miles south of the.... Read more via Wired – https://ift.tt/2YMeo28 Get more World News
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    World It’s time you ditched Chrome for a privacy-first web browser – WIRED UK

    Like it or not, your web browser has become your online journal. Our searches chronicle every thought, interest and desire that pops into our brains. They’re exposed to our dumb questions plus our highly sensitive political leanings and sexual preferences. And it’s likely that you’ve given all...
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    World The Simple Way Apple and Google Let Domestic Abusers Stalk Victims – Wired

    One morning a couple of weeks ago, I handed my iPhone to my wife and asked her to help with with a privacy experiment. She would use my handset to track my location for the next few days, and with only the software I already had installed. Like a … Read more via Wired –...
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    World Alphabet Shareholders Demand Accountability – Wired

    Alphabet, Google’s parent company, faced an onslaught of 14 independent shareholder proposals during its annual meeting on Wednesday, most criticizing the concentration of power in the hands of a few executives and all demanding some kind of structural change to make the company more...
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    World More Trouble for Huawei: No More Facebook on New Phones – Wired

    Just when it seemed like things couldn’t get worse for Huawei, reports have emerged that the company may soon not be able to sell phones with the world’s most popular social networks. Facebook will reportedly no longer allow the Chinese telecom giant to preinstall Facebook, WhatsApp, and...
  17. Nigeria World News

    World Apple Kills iTunes. Let’s Pay Our Respects – Wired

    At Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference today, Apple executive Craig Federhigi made it official: iTunes is dead, split in the upcoming version of macOS into separate Music, Podcast, and TV apps..... Read more via Wired – http://bit.ly/2Z1DVnC Get more World News
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    World If China Really Wants to Retaliate, It Will Target Apple – Wired

    Apple has a Huawei problem. Of the myriad issues raised by the evolving and intensifying US-China trade Cold War, the knock-on effects on Apple have been perhaps least appreciated. And not just Apple of course, but a slew of American companies that have both shifted production to China over …...
  19. Nigeria Entertainment News

    Entertainment Disney May Stop Filming In Georgia Over Abortion Ban – Wired

    Greetings, and welcome to another edition of The Monitor, WIRED’s roundup of entertainment and culture news. It’s only been two days since our last installment, and, man, a lot has happened.... Read more via Wired – http://bit.ly/2MhLllh Get more Nigeria Entertainment News
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    World Apple Is Finally Fixing the Keyboards on MacBook Pros – WIRED

    More than a year and a half after some MacBook owners began vociferously complaining about broken MacBook keyboards, Apple is making what it says is a material change in the keyboards..... Read more via WIRED – http://bit.ly/2JW9OtI Get more World News