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These Signal ads were banned by Instagram and Facebook

The encrypted chat app Signal tried to use Instagram ads to display the data Facebook collects about you and sells access to. Facebook obviously wasn’t having any of it and decided to just shut down their ad account instead. Here are some of the ads people would’ve seen, and they’re appropriately scary. I don’t even…

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Hunter Fan Company Now Offers 15 Homekit-Enabled Ceiling Fans

Hunter Fan CompanyHunter Fan Company just announced that it is expanding its SIMPLEconnect collection to include 15 Wi-Fi enabled ceiling fans. All of the fans feature HomeKit support, allowing users to control them with Siri or Apple’s Home app on iOS. “As we continue celebrating our 135th year in business, we are excited to release…

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China’s latest weapon against Covid-19 is a girl band in Shanghai

One of China’s top girl bands got a new ambassador stint. It’s not for a brand but for China’s vaccination drive.China has vaccinated one of the largest cohorts globally, with 243.9 million doses given at the end of April, compared with 246 million doses administered in the US. But given its population of 1.4 billion,…

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Chipmaker TSMC may be planning to build more chip factories in Arizona

Join Transform 2021 this July 12-16. Register for the AI event of the year. (Reuters) — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC) is planning to build several more chipmaking factories in the U.S. state of Arizona beyond the one currently planned, three people familiar with the matter told Reuters. TSMC, the world’s largest contract chipmaker, announced…

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Which medications are most toxic to the liver?

A new study published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology ¬provides insights on how common hospitalized patients develop liver injury from taking different medications. When investigators analyzed the records of 156,570 hospitalized patients, they found 499 cases of drug-induced liver injury (DILI), for an incidence of 0.32%. Anti-infective agents, cancer medications, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory…

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Former Great Canadian Gaming Corp CEO and spouse have first court hearing for allegedly violating Yukon’s quarantine rules

Rod Baker, former CEO of Great Canadian Gaming Corporation. Great Canadian Gaming Janet VanderMeer drove 5½ hours to a Whitehorse courthouse to hear a former casino CEO and his actor spouse explain why they flew across the country to allegedly jump the vaccine queue in her small Yukon hamlet on the border of Alaska. Rod…

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Brussels Edition: Dealing With China

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The Flash Loses Two Original Cast Members

Team Flash is about to get a whole lot smaller. Original cast members Carlos Valdes (Cisco) and Tom Cavanagh (Wells) have announced they are leaving The Flash, reports Deadline. The show has already been renewed for an eighth season. “Tom and Carlos have been an integral part of our show for seven seasons, and will…

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Mitsubishi Estate Plans $1.8B US Data Centre Push and More Asia Real Estate Headlines

In Japan, Mitsubishi has tied up with Digital Realty for this Osaka data centre A pair of Asian funds targetting US properties lead today’s collection of real estate headlines from around the region as Mitsubishi Estate hopes to cash in on the US capital region’s thirst for data and Korea’s Mirae Asset aims for a…