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Facebook rolling out privacy choices under EU rules

MENLO PARK, United States (AFP) – Facebook announced Wednesday it would begin rolling out changes to how it handles private data this week to comply with forthcoming EU rules, with European residents seeing the measures first. The social network, which has been rocked by disclosures about the hijacking of personal data on tens of millions of its users, said it …

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How can you stabilize your blood pressure?

(Online)- Blood pressure should be basically stable. If it regularly changes from very high to very low, a range of complications can result. It is normal for blood pressure to vary slightly throughout the day, but blood pressure that fluctuates from one extreme to the other should be monitored and managed. Home remedies, lifestyle changes, and some medications can help …

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Researchers develop surgical glue that seals wounds in 60 seconds

(Web Desk) – An international team of researchers developed a surgical glue that can seal up even the largest wounds in a short amount of time. The glue is designed to expand and contract even with internal tissue like heart and lung. Forget stitches or staples. A new type of surgical glue can do what those cannot — create a …

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Zuckerberg under pressure to face EU lawmakers over data scandal

STRASBOURG (Reuters) – Facebook Inc’s Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg came under pressure from EU lawmakers on Wednesday to come to Europe and shed light on the data breach involving Cambridge Analytica that affected nearly three million Europeans. The world’s largest social network is under fire worldwide after information about nearly 87 million users wrongly ended up in the hands of …

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Toyota promotes talking vehicle technology

(AFP) – A big part of vehicles becoming truly driverless is them eventually having the capability to communicate with other vehicles in the vicinity and various elements of infrastructure. Toyota is therefore looking to start selling models in 2021 that can talk to each other using short-range wireless technology, which could potentially prevent thousands of accidents each year. The Japanese …

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What happens if you sleep with your eyes open?

(Online) – People who sleep with their eyes open may wake up feeling their eyes are dry and grainy. Some may think this habit is odd, but it is quite common. A person who sleeps with their eyes open regularly could end up with severe eye problems, however. The medical term for sleeping with the eyes open is nocturnal lagophthalmos. …

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SpaceX postpones launch of NASA’s planet-hunter spacecraft

TAMPA (AFP) – SpaceX postponed the launch of NASA’s new planet-hunting mission Monday in order to verify the Falcon 9 rocket’s navigation systems, the California-based company said. The next opportunity to blast off the $337 million satellite — which aims to advance the search for extraterrestrial life by scanning the skies for nearby, Earth-like planets — will be Wednesday. The …

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Facebook hit with class action suit over facial recognition tool

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) – A US federal judge in California ruled Monday that Facebook will have to face a class action suit over allegations it violated users’ privacy by using a facial recognition tool on their photos without their explicit consent. The ruling comes as the social network is snared in a scandal over the mishandling of 87 million users’ …

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Smart bracelet will call for help if you’re attacked

(Web Desk) – Researchers are working on a device that looks like jewelry, but it could save your life. The “Smart Bracelet” can pick up if a person is struggling or being attacked and will alert family or police if they need help. The device monitors wearers vital signs and can pick up on changes that would signal being under …

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World’s first electric road is now open in Sweden

(Web Desk) – The world’s first electric road is now open in Sweden. The road stretches for 1.2 miles between Stockholm and Arlanda Airport and charges vehicles as they move. The small piece of road, which reportedly cost more than $1 million per kilometer to build, runs via a system of underground rails that transfer electricity to cars. A movable …

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