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Facebook won’t reward hacker who exposed security flaw in Zuckerberg’s profile

A researcher who hacked into Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg’s profile to expose a security flaw won’t get the customary reward payment from the social network. While Facebook offers rewards for those who find security holes, it seems that Palestinian researcher Khalil Shreateh went too far by posting the information on…

California tea party legislator pulling ‘horrified’ teenagers from school to avoid transgender equality law

California State Assemblyman Tim Donnelly went on Fox & Friends this morning and declared that he would be pulling his “horrified” children from public schools now that Jerry Brown has signed AB 1266 into law. The bill allows transgender students the opportunity to participate in sex-segregated activities and use restroom…

Glenn Greenwald vows to release UK secrets after they detained his partner for 9 hours

By Pedro Fonseca RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – The journalist who first published secrets leaked by fugitive former U.S. intelligence agency contractor Edward Snowden vowed on Monday to publish more documents and said Britain will be “sorry” for detaining his partner for nine hours. British authorities used anti-terrorism laws on…

8 Chinese police officers fired for skinny dipping at tourist destination

Eight Chinese policemen were sacked Monday after their naked swim at a tourist venue made waves online, state media said. The auxiliary police officers were dismissed for “causing a negative impact on the image of the police”, Xinhua news agency quoted the public security bureau of Lushan county in the…

Cruz renounces Canadian citizenship: Nothing against Canada, but I’m an American

On Sunday, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-T) released his birth certificate to the Dallas Morning News. The official document is from the Edmonton branch of the Province of Alberta’s Department of Health, and indicates that the Republican presidential hopeful was born in Calgary to a Cuban father and an American mother.…

Utah girl dies after accident when freak wind carried her away from backyard trampoline

(Reuters) – A southern Utah girl died last week from injuries she received after a freak gust of wind carried away a backyard trampoline she was on, the Salt Lake Tribune reported. The girl, Oaklee Sidwell, 9, of Panguitch, in south-central Utah, had been playing on the trampoline on Tuesday…

Ex-CIA official to ask Italy for pardon for kidnapping an Egyptian Muslim cleric under the U.S. ‘extraordinary rendition’ program

ROME (Reuters) – Former CIA Milan station chief Robert Seldon Lady is to ask Italy’s president to pardon him for kidnapping an Egyptian Muslim cleric under the U.S. “extraordinary rendition” program, his lawyer was quoted as saying on Monday. Lady was among 23 Americans sentenced at an Italian trial in…

Debate rages following controversial journal article on why smokers can’t quit

A journal article on why smokers struggle to quit is drawing fire from experts in New Jersey and across the country who say the conclusions are a bit simplistic. The article, published last month in PLOS ONE , argued smokers have…  …

Japanese ‘skin whitening’ cosmetics firm receives more than 7,000 ‘skin stain’ complaints a day

Japanese cosmetics maker Kanebo said Monday the number of complaints about skin discolouring from using its whitening products has topped 7,000 from customers both at home and abroad. Last month, the company announced a recall of 54 of its products that contained a substance called 4HPB, a synthetic version of…

Woman who was clinically dead for 42-minutes brought back to life by Australian doctors

An Australian woman has lived to tell the tale after being brought back to life from being clinically dead for 42 minutes, doctors said on Monday. Mother-of-two Vanessa Tanasio, 41, was rushed to Monash Medical Centre in Melbourne last week after a major heart attack, with one of her main…

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