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Parents, here’s the truth about online predators

Every parent worries about online predators at some level. And while it’s smart to be cautious, the facts of the case show that it’s actually fairly rare for kids to be contacted by adult strangers endeavouring sexual communication. Of trend it’s natural to be concerned when your baby goes into an unknown world. But instead of acting out of horror, arm yourself with the facts of the case so that…

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5 things for Thursday, August 3: Immigration, Russia, Baltimore cops, Venezuela

(CNN)Meet the woman who retired with $2 million — at 28. Here’s what elseyou need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door. (You can also get “5 Things You Need to Know Today” delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here.) CNN’s Jim Acosta got in a heated exchange with a White House adviser about the proposal. Acosta, the son of a Cuban immigrant, asked whether…

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Controversial vote to be investigated, Venezuela’s AG tells CNN

Caracas, Venezuela (CNN)Venezuela’s Attorney General has initiated an investigation into potential voter fraud in Sunday’s election, following claims that the government may have inflated voter numbers significantly. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro orchestrated last weekend’s vote, which led to the creation of a controversial new legislative body, the National Constituent Assembly. The body takes the place of the opposition-led National Assembly, in a move that critics fear will erode democracy.

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‘This is definitely a moment’: Olympics crown LA’s remarkable renaissance

Securing the 2028 Olympics is just the latest success for Los Angeles, a city thats witnessing a turnaround. But can it keep up the momentum? Outsiders have long enjoyed mocking theclinched the right to host the 2028 Olympic Games. And why mayor Eric Garcetti is exuberant. This shows that LA is still a can-do city. We didnt make a bid that said, if the Olympics comes well do all these…

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GoldieBlox agreed to pay $1m to charity in Beastie Boys settlement

Argument over 'fair use' of Girls song ended in March with deal to donate to STEM education for girls. By Stuart Dredge In March, the Beastie Boys revealed in a document filed as part of a separate copyright infringement lawsuit between the Beastie Boys and Monster Energy, using several Beastie Boys songs in a 2012 snowboarding video without approval from the band. The GoldieBlox video, which reworked the original sexist…

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Father of Afghan robotics team captain killed in Isis attack

Death toll from attack on Herat mosque descend to at least 36, including parent of 14-year-old Fatima Qaderyan The death toll from a suicide attack on a mosque in Herat in west Afghanistan has descended to at least 36, prompting anti-government rallies in what is usually considered to be one of Afghanistans safest cities. Among the victims was the father of a youthful daughter who commanded Tuesdays attack, which targeted…

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Amazon, primed to make 50,000 hires, holds multi-city job fair

Thousands of people showed up Wednesday for a chance to pack and ship products to Amazon customers, as the e-commerce company held prime job fairs at nearly a dozen U.S. warehouses. Amazon said it received “a record-breaking 20,000 applications” and hired thousands of people on the spot, and will hire more in the coming days. That number represented fewer than half of the 50,000 people it had said it planned…

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HBO got hacked and some Game of Thrones materials are bubbling up online

In a statement to Entertainment Weekly, HBO confirms that it was the target of a hack, though the company doesnt appear to be quite sure what the damage is yet. So far, chapters of the HBO series Room 104 and Ballers have trickled out online. Though new occurrences of its cruel centerpiece Game of Thrones have yet to surface, the reveal reportedly contains writing suspected to be either a therapy…

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Google opens its Nearby Connections tech to Android developers to enable smarter offline apps

Google announced today the public availability of a developer tool that will allow Android apps to better communicate with nearby devices, even while offline. The company touts a number of potential use cases for this technology like hotel rooms that sense your entry then set the temperature accordingly and turn on your favorite music, or phones that can merge their address books while in proximity, among other things. However, the…

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Lost My Name, the tech-driven kids book publisher, raises $8.5M and partners with Roald Dahl Estate

Lost My Name, the London-based startup that uses tech to create and publish personalised story books for children, has raised $8.5 million in Series B funding. It is also revealing an upcoming tie-in with the Roald Dahl Estate, owners of IP such as Willy Wonkas Chocolate Factory. The round was led by Ravensburger, a leading European publisher of games, puzzles, and childrens books, so its a strategic investment of sorts….

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