Posts in: March, 2016

Facebook activates Safety Check after Brussels attacks

Facebook has activated its Safety Check feature, so people in Brussels can let loved ones know they’re okay.

A suicide bombing at the Brussels airport and an attack on the Brussels Metro on Tuesday left dozens dead and many more injured.

As in similar attacks and natural disasters, Facebook’s Safety Check prompts

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‘Batman v Superman’ ushers in summer movie season

According to the calendar, it’s barely even spring.

But according to Hollywood’s calendar, summer movie season has started.

“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” which opens Friday, has all the hallmarks of a summer blockbuster. Comic book superheroes? Check. Overpowering CGI? Check. A monstrous budget — estimated at $250 million — that

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Facebook gets 1 million user violation reports a day

Facebook receives more than one million reports of violations from users every day.

That’s according to Monika Bickert, Facebook’s head of policy management.

Bickert spoke to the fine (and imperfect) line between free speech and hate speech at SXSW’s first Online Harassment Summit on Saturday. Bickert told CNNMoney she didn’t know offhand

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Hiker finds rare gold coin in Israel

  • 25th Mar 2016
  • News

The shiny object was just sitting there in the grass, waiting to be found. It was a 2,000-year-old gold coin with the face of a Roman emperor, so rare that only one other such coin is known to exist.

Laurie Rimon discovered the gold coin while hiking in eastern Galilee recently,

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U.S. assesses ISIS operative Omar al-Shishani is dead

  • 23rd Mar 2016
  • News

Two U.S. officials told CNN that the Obama administration has assessed that ISIS senior operative Omar al-Shishani is dead.

The officials said he was injured in a U.S. airstrike last week and then died subsequently, though they wouldn’t say how they know he is dead.

But ISIS’ media wing, the Aamaq agency,

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Holy Week provides welcome respite for ailing players

If there’s one thing evident this 2016 PBA Commissioner’s Cup, it’s that no one is safe.

Injuries have already taken down four players in the top 10 of last conference’s Best Player of the Conference race, mightily affecting the complexion of the playoff race so far.

That’s why the Holy Week provides

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‘The Bachelor’s’ bad track record: Why do people still watch?

According to the old — and perhaps now discredited — statistic, half of all marriages will end in divorce.

That’s still a better record than “The Bachelor” has.

Despite the romances and engagements, the hit ABC show, which concluded its latest season Monday, has a dismal record for creating long-lasting partnerships.

“The Bachelor”

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Phil Jackson Reportedly May Offer to Coach Knicks at Home in 2016-17

New York Knicks president Phil Jackson may not have coached his final NBA game.

According to Ramona Shelburne of ESPN.com on Monday, Jackson could split games on the Knicks bench with interim head coach Kurt Rambis during the 2016-17 campaign.

“There’s even talk Jackson could offer to coach home games next season,

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