Facebook told to stop collecting German WhatsApp data

27 Sep

Image copyright PA Facebook has been ordered by a German privacy regulator to stop collecting and storing the data of German users of its messaging app WhatsApp. The Hamburg Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information said that the social network had not obtained effective approval from WhatsApp’s 35 million German users. Facebook bought […]

DJI’s Mavic Pro fold-up drone detects obstacles

27 Sep

Image copyright DJI Image caption The Mavic Pro can be used to take aerial selfies or stream live footage to YouTube DJI – the world’s bestselling drone manufacturer – has announced its first foldable aircraft to be targeted at consumers. The Chinese company says the quadcopter can be compressed to roughly the size of a […]

Over 200 films to be shown at Tokyo int’l film fest

27 Sep

More than 200 movies from around the world will be shown during the 29th Tokyo International Film Festival starting late next month, organizers said Monday. The Oct. 25-Nov. 3 event will kick off with “Florence Foster Jenkins,” directed by Stephen Frears and starring Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant. The opening film is a story about […]

Panel to propose review of 3 venues for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

27 Sep

02:23 28 September 2016 TOKYO, Sept. 28, Kyodo A panel tasked by the Tokyo metropolitan government with reviewing the costs for hosting the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics plans to propose that the construction of three venues should be reconsidered, and existing facilities possibly used, a senior Tokyo government official said Tuesday. The plan is […]

Kishi, Lions postpone Fighters’ pennant hopes

27 Sep

TOKOROZAWA, SAITAMA PREF. – Lions ace Takayuki Kishi prevented the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters from walking over Seibu to the Pacific League pennant in a 3-0 win on Tuesday evening. Before 27,158 at Seibu Prince Dome in Saitama Prefecture, Kishi (9-7) allowed four hits over seven innings, striking out seven, five looking, while walking one. […]

Sale of Kodi ‘fully-loaded’ streaming boxes faces legal test

27 Sep

Image copyright Twitter Image caption Brian Thompson’s case is thought to be the first such in the UK A legal case concerning the sale of video-streaming set-top boxes that can access subscription content for free, begins on Tuesday. So-called “fully-loaded Kodi boxes” have gained popularity, but the legality of their sale is in question. Middlesbrough […]

First ‘three person baby’ born using new method

27 Sep

Image copyright SPL The world’s first baby has been born using a new “three person” fertility technique, New Scientist reveals. The five-month-old boy has the usual DNA from his mum and dad, plus a tiny bit of genetic code from a donor. US doctors took the unprecedented step to ensure the baby boy would be […]

Hunt for three million ‘ghost’ patients

27 Sep

Image copyright SPL As many as three million “ghost” patients registered with GP practices in England should be removed from doctors’ lists, latest figures suggest. As of March 2016, there were just over 57 million patients on GPs’ books. But official census data suggests the correct figure should be about 54 million. NHS Digital says […]

Syrian government launches Aleppo ground attack

27 Sep

BEIRUT Syrian government forces and their allies attacked the opposition-held sector of Aleppo on several fronts on Tuesday, the biggest ground assault yet in a massive new military campaign that has destroyed a U.S.-backed ceasefire. The United States says the assault on Aleppo is proof that President Bashar al-Assad and his Russian and regional allies […]

Blasts kill at least 17 in Baghdad: police, medics

27 Sep

BAGHDAD Three blasts killed at least 17 people and wounded more than 50 in predominantly Shi’ite Muslim districts of Baghdad on Tuesday, police and medical sources said. A suicide bomber detonated his explosive vest in a commercial street in the eastern Baghdad al-Jadida area of the Iraqi capital, killing nine people and wounding more than […]