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October 12, 2017 3:56 AM Privacy is cost of WhatsApp, smartphones, smart speakers and you are already paying it

Internet of things. Smart devices. Smart services. We are increasingly living in a smart world. But in this world where WhatsApp is ubiquitous, devices like Google Home and Amazon Echo are fashionable and even refrigerators can connect to internet, we pay dearly for every smart service or device that we use. That price is called privacy. The privacy 122

October 12, 2017 1:28 AM How Did NBC Miss Out on a Harvey Weinstein Exposé?

Mr. Farrow’s 8,000-word article concerned 13 women, several of whom went on the record to accuse Mr. Weinstein of sexual harassment, assault and rape. The story, published on Tuesday, went online days after the publication of the first of two investigative articles by The New York Times on Mr. Weinstein, who was fired from the Weinstein Company on Sunday 205

October 11, 2017 9:56 PM Ben Affleck allegedly grabbed Hilarie Burton’s breast on MTV

BEN Affleck has offered an apology after a former MTV host says he groped her breasts - but another woman has come forward with fresh allegations. Actress and TV host Hilarie Burton says she was just 21 when she was groped by Affleck. Affleck took to Twitter after Burton spoke out to say he “acted inappropriately toward Ms Burton and I sincerely apologise 505

October 11, 2017 7:11 PM Facebook and Instagram are down

The feeds have stopped flowing across the world — at least for now. Facebook confirmed Wednesday that several of its users are having trouble accessing the social network and its sister network, Instagram. ‘‘We’re aware that some people are currently having trouble accessing Facebook and Instagram. We’re working to get things back to normal as quickly 58

October 10, 2017 6:22 PM Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie join the growing list of Harvey Weinstein accusers

More and more women are saying that movie mogul Harvey Weinstein sexually harassed or assaulted them. The New Yorker’s Ronan Farrow on Tuesday published the result of a 10-month investigation that included several women going on the record to allege that Weinstein, a Hollywood power player who could make-or-break careers, made unwanted advances, and in some cases 154

October 10, 2017 3:43 PM George Lucas Wrote 'Star Wars' as a Liberal Warning. Then Conservatives Struck Back

When George Lucas sat down in early 1973 to draft an operatic science fiction movie about a ragtag group of rebels fighting a corrupt central government, the trial of the Watergate burglars had just begun. He wrote “Star Wars” reflecting the fraught politics of that moment, hoping to serve a tidy political lesson along with the popcorn. "It was really 139

October 10, 2017 6:05 AM Late-night TV hosts offer jokes and disgust about Harvey Weinstein’s ‘monstrous behavior’

Last week, some people — including President Trump’s son — made it clear: They were not happy that late-night TV hosts barely mentioned Harvey Weinstein, the famous Hollywood producer and subject of a bombshell New York Times story on Thursday alleging decades of sexual harrassment against women. Perhaps, critics thought, the TV stars were ignoring the allegations 129

October 10, 2017 5:58 AM SA to help black rhino to return to Chad

South Africa and Chad have signed an agreement that will see the re-introduction of critically endangered black rhino to the central African country next year, decades after it was last seen there. Environment ministers from the two countries signed a memorandum of understanding “which will allow for the translocation of six black rhino from South Africa 152

October 9, 2017 5:07 AM BlackBerry Motion With 5.5-Inch Display, 4000mAh Battery Launched: Price, Specifications

Chinese phone maker TCL has launched the BlackBerry Motion smartphone, its highly-anticipated new Android smartphone as the company looks for a slice of the market share with the iconic brand name. The BlackBerry Motion is similar to the KEYOne smartphone, which the company had launched earlier this year. The BlackBerry Motion is a mid-range dual-SIM 84

October 9, 2017 2:43 AM Harvey Weinstein Is Fired After Sexual Harassment Reports

The sexual harassment allegations uncovered by The Times stretched back decades and came from actresses as well as former employees of the Weinstein Company and Miramax, the previous company that Mr. Weinstein and his brother founded. They sent the company scrambling to do damage control, with Bob Weinstein outlining the fallout in an email to Mr. Weinstein’s 131