Google says it's making progress on plans to revamp Chrome user tracking technology aimed at improving privacy even as it faces challenges from regulators and officials. The company gave an update Monday on its work to remove from its Chrome browser so-called third-party cookies, which are used by a website's advertisers or partners and can be used to track a user's internet browsing habits. Third-party cookies been a longtime source of privacy concerns and Google said a year ago that it would do away with them, in an announcement that shook up the online advertising industry.
Nexstar’s WGN America will rebrand itself NewsNation as of March 1 when the cabler expands its volume of daily newscasts to five hours a day. The move is another commitment from Nexstar to turn WGN America into a full-fledged news channel. WGN America launched a three-hour primetime newscast on Sept. 1. The plan is to […]
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Police detained more than 3,700 people and used force to break up rallies across Russia on Saturday as tens of thousands of protesters ignored extreme cold and police warnings to demand Navalny be freed from jail where he is serving out a 30-day stint for alleged parole violations he denies. Putin, who avoids mentioning Navalny by name, told students on Monday that nobody should use illegal protest action to further their own political interests. "Everyone has the right to express their point of view within the framework provided by the law. Anything outside the law is not just counter-productive, but dangerous," said Putin.
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A “Harry Potter” series is in very early development at HBO Max, Variety has learned from sources. Rumors that a show set within the wizarding world have persisted for some time. Now it seems those plans are moving ahead, though no writers or talent are currently attached to the project. There is no word yet […]
A border collie in Essex hates to be left alone, her owner says, and has a wonderful way of seeking attention – yelping as she leaps to extraordinary heights thanks to a springy sofa in the kitchen.Footage of Echo, the three-year-old dog, bouncing on a sofa beside a window wowed viewers after her owner, John Glover, posted it to a Facebook group.Speaking to Storyful, Glover said, “She does this bouncing every time I leave the house without her and continues until I am out of sight.” Credit: John Glover via Storyful
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is doing well and working from the presidential palace, one day after announcing he was infected with the novel coronavirus, his interior minister said Monday.
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It's served alcohol for over 450 years, and in modern times survived on the love of students and scholars. But now, Oxford's Lamb and Flag pub has become another casualty of the pandemic. The ancient drinking establishment is being forced to close. The Lamb and Flag first opened in 1566 and was moved to its present location on St Giles, a broad thoroughfare in the city center, in 1613, where it later became a favorite of authors like Tolkien and C.S. Lewis. Dave Richardson is a spokesperson for the Campaign for Real Ale. "It's a place where people come to talk to each other and to enjoy the traditional historic surroundings, and generations of people have done that - students, townspeople, people from afar who are drawn to Oxford because of this pub. It would be a real tragedy to see it disappear." The Lamb and Flag is owned by St John's College of the University of Oxford but in a statement, deputy bursar Steve Elston announced the pub would close on January 31 as the pub is ''not currently financially viable." And it's likely it won't be the only pub shutting its doors because of the pandemic. ''If we are not going to lose a vital part of our heritage, it is essential that landlords, owners of these pubs, give them as much leeway as possible to make their way when things get better. This is a very traditional part of English life. Not only is it a place to eat and sometimes drink, but to socialize and people are beginning to appreciate the role of pubs in combating loneliness, which is very much a feature of life today. This is particularly true of village pubs and places like that, I think. So the pub is a really important part of British life and we cannot afford to see any pub close, much less so one as historic and as ingrained into the fabric of a city as this one." One local lawmaker, Layla Moran from the Liberal Democrats, echoed Richardson's sentiment on Twitter Friday ( January 22) -- calling for the government to provide sufficient support for the Lamb and Flag and other historic venues to survive.
Joe Biden's dogs Champ and Major have moved into the White House, reviving a long-standing tradition of presidential pets that was broken under Donald Trump.
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A dog was cited as a model of excellence by Latvia’s State Police after it was seen using a pedestrian crossing in Riga on January 22.“Let’s follow the traffic rules and cross the street only in allowed places, just like the dog our colleagues met on the way!” police wrote on Facebook, according to a translation by Google. Credit: Valsts policija via Storyful
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US President Joe Biden on Monday overturned Donald Trump's ban on transgender personnel serving in the military, saying "all Americans" qualified to serve should be able to do so.
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President Joe Biden has brought back Dr. Kevin O'Connor as his physician, replacing President Donald Trump's doctor with the one who oversaw his care when he was vice president. The White House confirmed that Dr. Sean Conley, the Navy commander who served as the head of the White House Medical Unit under Trump and oversaw his treatment when he was hospitalized with COVID-19, will assume a teaching role at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. O'Connor, a retired Army colonel, was Biden's doctor during his entire tenure as vice president, having remained in the role at Biden's request.