UK spies think they can handle Huawei in 5G networks. The US doesn’t agree

Hong Kong (CNN Business)The United Kingdom could undermine an American-led campaign to keep Chinese tech company Huawei out of super-fast 5G mobile networks around the world. The National Cyber Security Centre declined to comment Monday on the specifics of the Financial Times report but said in a statement that it has “a unique oversight and understanding of Huawei engineering and cyber security.” The intelligence agency is playing an important role in a broader UK government review examining the security of technology that operators plan to use in 5G networks in the country. “The review is looking at a range of options and will conclude in the spring. No decisions have been taken and any suggestion to the contrary is inaccurate,” …

Bernie Sanders in 2020? Progressives are split

(CNN)On Saturday, Twitter was abuzz with the news that Bernie Sanders, the independent Vermont senator, might be “imminently,” as Yahoo News reported, jumping into the 2020 race for president. In 2016, I supported Sanders in the Democratic presidential primary. After Hillary Clinton became the nominee, however, I became a surrogate for the Clinton campaign, speaking on her behalf to the Arab and Muslim American community since I’m a member of both. So when I speak of the reaction to Sanders’ possible run in 2020, I do this as someone who supported him in the past for championing issues that leading Democrats were not discussing at the time — from railing against the “billionaire class” — which he declared “controls the …

Jamie Genevieve: Don’t call me an ‘influencer’

Image copyright Jamie Genevieve Image caption Jamie with her dad when she was aged 3. She is fiercely protective of her parents and doesn’t ever name them in her vlogs Image copyright Jamie Genevieve Image caption Jamie at her grandparents’ home at the age of five, and already comfortable in front of the camera Image copyright Jamie Genevieve Image caption Jamie at 15 – she does not hide the fact she has had botox and fillers – in fact she shares the experiences on her YouTube channel She worked her way up the hierarchy of Glasgow’s make-up counters and it soon became apparent she had a way with people. “I just loved talking to people and I think that’s how …

Mom called disturbing for breastfeeding 4-year-old autistic son, defends it as one thing that comforts him

She can also be seen posing in a Maleficent costume and tandem-feeding with one-month-old River. Further pictures show her with her husband, Christian O’Reilly, with her son Hans breastfeeding and sitting on her lap. But not everyone has been kind. “I’ve been called a pedophile for breastfeeding my son,” she said. “I’ve also been told I do child porn photography because breastfeeding a child of my son’s age is ‘disgusting’ and ‘disturbing’.” Despite receiving cruel comments from internet trolls calling her a “pedophile” and “disgusting”, Yakaly has made it her “mission to normalize breastfeeding and doesn’t intend to stop breastfeeding her sons until they are ready. “Breastfeeding for me, is so special. It has created an unbreakable bond that I …

Oscars 2019: Who will win and who should in a wide-open race

(CNN)An unprecedented lack of consensus among the guilds representing actors, directors, writers and producers has flummoxed Oscar prognosticators, with more genuine uncertainty surrounding the best picture race than is usually the case this close to Sunday’s ceremony. BEST PICTURE Will win: “Green Book.” Should win: “Roma.” Despite considerable criticism of “Green Book” and various off-screen controversies, the fact-based historical film checks off a lot of boxes of past Oscar winners, and already has a Golden Globe and the Producers Guild’s top prize under its belt. What appear to be its principal competitors both face hurdles: “Roma,” not only because it’s a foreign-language film, but thanks to its release via Netflix, which continues to stubbornly withhold box-office data; and “Black Panther,” …

Kacey Musgraves has a golden night with Grammys album of the year win

(CNN)It was more than just a golden hour for country singer Kacey Musgraves; she had a golden night. Gambino also won best rap/sung performance and the music video for “This Is America” won an award for director Hiro Murai. Alicia Keys, who got a little assistance from some big names to open the ceremony, proved throughout the show that she needed no help to deliver a powerhouse performance as first-time host. Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Michelle Obama joined Keys on stage during the opening minutes for an ode to music and sisterhood. Obama, who got a rousing applause from the crowd, so much so that she had to pause saying her lines and restart once it …

Threat allegations keep Coast Guard officer jailed

Hasson, a former Marine who worked at Coast Guard headquarters in Washington on a program to acquire advanced new cutters for the agency, was arrested last week. Investigators gave no immediate details on how or when he came to their attention. Federal agents found 15 guns, including several rifles, and over 1,000 rounds of ammunition inside his basement apartment in Silver Spring, Maryland. In court papers this week, federal prosecutors said he compiled what appeared to be a computer-spreadsheet hit list that included House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and presidential hopefuls Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand, Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker and Kamala Harris. Also mentioned were such figures as MSNBC’s Chris Hayes and Joe Scarborough and CNN’s Chris …

How Queer as Folk broke the mould for gay people on TV

‘It showed gay men being unapologetic’ Owen Corrigan was 15 and living in rural Ireland when he chanced upon Queer as Folk while channel-hopping at home on a Friday night. “I had never really met a gay person, I’d just heard the schoolyard taunts. I didn’t know I was gay at the time, or I hadn’t acknowledged it,” he says. As a teenager, Mr Corrigan says he was a “bit of a mummy’s boy” and normally he would wait up for his mother to return from her job where she worked nights. Now he found himself being drawn into this portrayal of a “sexy and slightly outrageous and exciting” world, clutching the remote control and hoping he could finish watching …

PETA faces backlash after criticizing late ‘Crocodile Hunter’ Steve Irwin on birthday

Irwin gained worldwide notoriety through the TV series “The Crocodile Hunter” but was killed in 2006 by a stingray. But in a tweet, PETA accused Irwin of harassing animals “who were minding their own business.” Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Chrissy Teigen invited Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to watch the Grammys with her

(CNN)It’s the beginning of a friendship the internet didn’t know it needed. “Modern Family” actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson, who will apparently also be at this pizza party, sweetened the deal by offering up his own slices. “She can have my portion!” he responded. Naturally, Ocasio-Cortez accepted the offer. “yes! we can live-tweet me burning something in the kitchen,” the congresswoman said. “perfect! we have extremely different strengths except I still sometimes burn things,” Teigen wrote back. The internet proceeded to lose its mind. “NAME A BETTER DUO, I’LL WAIT,” tweeted Jules Suzdaltsev. “I am absolutely here for this friendship,” Becky Holloman tweeted. Here’s everything you need to know to watch the Grammys on Sunday. But if you’d rather watch Teigen …

Auschwitz historians painstakingly work to preserve personal belongings of the victims to keep ‘memory of their owners alive’

Suitcases of Jews deported by the Germans to Auschwitz. On many of them personal information of their owners is still visible. (Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum) “The material evidence of the crimes must last as long as possible,” said Margrit Borman, one of the conservators who work at preserving the camp’s extermination infrastructure, as well as the artifacts left behind by the victims. “When no survivor of Auschwitz will live anymore, then the task of telling the story will devolve upon the items and relics of the former concentration camp and extermination site,” she said. In a photo, wearing goggles over her glasses, Borman clutches with gloved hands a dry ice blasting machine as she removes the old coating from part of a grating …

No local papers ‘means elderly ring MP’

The Harlow Star, the last of three local papers in his constituency, had recently stopped printing, the former minister said, cutting an important thread holding the local community together. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A quarter of local and regional papers have closed in the past decade Charities for the elderly have warned that older people can be particularly affected by the loss of local services, such as High Street shops, post offices, libraries and pubs. Nyree Ambarchian, who volunteers with the Contact the Elderly charity, said: “I see first-hand that these issues are contributing to feelings of isolation. “Slowly but surely, the local fabric of our communities is being eroded by things like the decline of local newspapers, …

Pro-Russian Twitter account used non-public material from Mueller’s team in effort to discredit Russia probe

Washington (CNN)The Justice Department alleged Wednesday that Russia has continued pushing online disinformation to discredit the American government, after a pro-Russian Twitter account spread confidential information from a criminal case that special counsel Robert Mueller’s team brought against a Russian company for social media conspiracy. More than a thousand of those documents were part of the case’s evidence collection, and were listed online under labels and folders known only to those involved in the case, the prosecutors said. Other documents published online and mixed in with the real evidence were “junk material,” prosecutors said. RELATED: Mueller team signals to Stone associate another indictment may be in the works “Certain non-sensitive discovery materials in the defense’s possession appear to have been …

Regulate social media, MPs urge

During its inquiry, it surveyed more than 3,000 young people. It said social media had positive attributes, but also led to: damaged sleep patterns body image issues bullying online grooming sexting It said these risks had existed before social media, but the popularity of apps had helped “facilitate” problems, especially child abuse. The report, titled Impact of Social Media and Screen-Use on Young People’s Health, was released on Thursday. It was produced by a cross-party group of MPs including Liberal Democrat Norman Lamb, Conservative Damien Moore, Labour’s Liz Kendall and the SNP’s Carol Monaghan. What does the report recommend? The report said social media companies should have a formal legal duty of care to their users. It suggested: establishing a …

Ban mobiles at dinner time – medical chiefs

Her father has said he believes the Facebook-owned platform “helped kill my daughter”. UK ‘could ban’ social media over suicide images Almost half of UK internet users ‘harmed’ Image copyright Getty Images Dame Sally also wants social media companies to develop better algorithms that push positive content to users. This has already been done for users who search for content that could potentially radicalise them. Instead of being fed material that promotes terrorism, users get content that aims to de-radicalise. Dame Sally said the same thing could happen when people searched for “self-harm” or “suicide”. “We would like to see content that promotes help-lines and where to go for support,” she said. And she warned if industry did not act, …

‘Walking Dead’ Star Clarifies His ‘Frustrations’ With The Show

It all started with The Hollywood Reporter, which ran a story titled, “It was a little bit of a gulp moment for me,” the actor said. The article was “very fair,” but the echo chamber that followed was not what he expected. “I’ve never talked shit about the show because I wouldn’t. I don’t have anything to say badly about the show.” Payne’s character, Jesus, is one of the most prolific fighters in the comics, but he didn’t see many of those original storybook moments come to life in the show. In fact, other than his shocking exit by death ― which was used to introduce the series’ new villains, The Whisperers, a group that wears the skins of zombies …