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86-Year Old Grandma Accused of Pirating a Zombie Game

An 86-year-old woman named Christine McMillan from Ontario, Canada has been accused of downloading a zombie game she’s never heard of. She faces $5,000 in potential damages. From a report on TorrentFreak (condensed): McMillan is one of the hundreds of thousands of people who’ve been accused of copyright infringement under Canada’s “notice and notice” regime. Due to a change to …

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People Who Use Facebook Live Longer, Study Finds

An anonymous reader quotes a report from CBC.ca: Study after study has demonstrated a link between strong social connections and reduced mortality risk. But does that hold true as our social interactions increasingly take place in online spheres? A new study out of Yale and the University of California suggests that it does. The study, published today in the journal …

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NASA: We’re Not Racing SpaceX To Mars

According to NASA’s new science chief Thomas Zurbuchen, the U.S. space agency doesn’t see SpaceX as a competitor in a race to Mars and that if any private company gets there before NASA, it will be cause for celebration and a huge science boon. “If Elon Musk brought the samples in the door right now I’d throw him a party …

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Gareth Bale extends Real Madrid contract to 2022.

Wales international Gareth Bale has extended his contract with Spanish giants Real Madrid until 2022. The 27-year-old arrived at the Bernabeu from Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur on a six-year deal in 2013 for a then world record fee of £85m. He has helped Real win five trophies in the past three seasons, including the Champions League twice, and scored 62 …

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Morocco protests: Death of fish seller triggers rare demonstrations

Thousands of Moroccans have held protests in several towns and cities after a fish seller was crushed to death in a refuse lorry trying to retrieve fish confiscated by police. The death of Mouhcine Fikri in the northern town of Al-Hoceima on Friday drew widespread anger on social media. His death drew parallels to that of a Tunisian fruit seller …

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WhatsApp warned over Facebook data share deal

WhatsApp has been warned by European privacy watchdogs about sharing user data with parent company Facebook. The regulators said they had “serious concerns” about the changes made to WhatsApp’s privacy policy, which made the sharing possible. In a letter to the messaging firm, they asked it to stop sharing data until it was clear that European privacy rules were not …

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FIFA U20 WWC: Black Princesses to leave for Australia tour on Tuesday

The Black Princesses will leave Accra on Tuesday for pre-FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup training tour of Australia. Head coach Mas-Ud Dramani and his Ladies will be based in Kent where they will put finishing touches to their training for the tournament. They are expected to spend one-week before moving to Papua New Guinea for the tournament which will run …

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Court hearing of Nyantakyi’s defamation case against Songo & Abatey begins today

Sports presenters Patrick Osei- Agyemang, Kofi ‘Abatay’ Asare-Brako and media giants Multimedia Group Limited will appear before an General Jurisdiction Court 2 in Accra today over the $2m defamation lawsuit brought by Ghana FA president and FIFA Council member Kwesi Nyantakyi. Ayemang, aka Countryman Songo, Abatay and their media company have been hauled before the General Jurisdiction Court 2 on …

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