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30 September 2022

Bruce Willis is the first Hollywood actor to sell the rights to his likeness, which allows a “digital twin” of himself to be used by the U.S. company Deepcake.

 

Update: Bruce Willis denies selling rights to his faceBruce Willis denies selling rights to his face

 

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07 September 2022

The similarities in each of the cases appear striking - female victims who have put their belongings in a locker in a popular chain of gyms, only to return and discover their phones and cards have been taken. A number of high-value purchases have been made, at the same shops. The thief also treats themselves to a fast-food meal.

This article explains how you can protect yourself.

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05 September 2022

Amazon has started delaying user reviews posted to its video-streaming service by up to three days to tackle fake ratings.

The move is an effort to tackle a spree of “review bombings” driven, in part, by an “anti-woke” backlash to the diverse casting in the company’s Lord of the Rings prequel series, The Rings of Power, which features non-white actors cast as elves and dwarfs.

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17 August 2022

 

The cookbook author known as the Meal Prep King will no longer be published by Penguin Random House after he posted a misogynistic video on social media.

John Clark, whose book The Meal Prep King Plan was a Sunday Times bestseller, repeatedly referred to women as “f*****g scruffy c***s” during an Instagram live on Monday night, according to a clip shared on social media.

 

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10 August 2022

Facebook stores most user information in plaintext on its servers, meaning the company can access it if it is compelled to do so with a warrant. The company routinely complies with law enforcement requests.

“Nothing in the valid warrants we received from local law enforcement in early June, prior to the Supreme Court decision, mentioned abortion," Meta, the company that owns Facebook said in a statement Tuesday evening.

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09 August 2022

Users will be able to leave group chats silently, control who can see their online status and block screenshots on View Once messages.

Meta chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said this would help keep WhatsApp messaging "as private and secure as face-to-face conversations".

It will begin rolling out the features this month, highlighting them in a global campaign, starting in the UK.

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