We’re not equipping reality stars for internet fame. That must change

(CNN)Stars of reality dating shows become our constant companions during the weeks and months they grace our screens. What we’re currently not doing is equipping reality stars for fame in an internet era. Jonny Mitchell — who appeared on “Love Island” alongside Thalassitis — created a Change.org petition that called on ITV to provide after-show support to all its contestants. In the petition, which has since received more than 83,000 signatures, Mitchell reveals he was “trolled more than most” after “Love Island.” And though he says it didn’t affect him, he says he was never contacted by the show to see if he was in need of support. “For younger people going into that environment, being shot to fame literally …

Miley Cyrus Revives Hannah Montana And Twitter Is Good And Broken

Miley Cyrus set Twitter alight with her Videos and photographs that the “Party In The U.S.A.” singer shared online revealed she’d reverted to the hairstyle of her fictional Disney Channel alter ego, “You know guys, it was so hard going back and forth that I decided I’ll just be Hannah forever,” Cyrus said in this 12-second clip: She also shared her own take on the #10YearChallenge: And she lightheartedly wrote that her old character “is punk now.” She later posted footage of herself rocking out to rap trio Migos’ 2013 hit “Hannah Montana” in a car: Cyrus was likely prompted to take the trip down memory lane after the show on which she made her name this week celebrated its …

‘Internet warriors’ are pushing India and Pakistan onto dangerous ground

(CNN)After 40 Indian paramilitary soldiers were killed by a suicide attack earlier this month in Indian-controlled Kashmir, a poignant cartoon started doing rounds on Indian social media: It showed an armed Indian soldier, pressed back-to-back with a group of civilians. The civilians, giggling over their phones, appear to be pushing the soldier into battle. On February 14, a bomb attack killed 40 Indian paramilitary soldiers in Indian-controlled Kashmir. Local media reported that Pakistan-based militant group Jaish-e-Mohammed claimed responsibility for the deaths in an online video statement, the authenticity of which CNN has not independently confirmed. India also accused Pakistan of having a “direct hand” in the attack, which Pakistan vehemently denies. Two weeks later, India conducted air strikes on what …

German leader clarifies stance on student climate protests

Her office says the comment was misunderstood, and Merkel was talking about how easy it was to mobilize a campaign on the internet. Merkel clarified her stance in her weekly podcast Saturday, saying she “really welcomed” the student protests and that “I think it is a very good initiative.” Trending in World Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Walmart spent $16 billion to go big in India. She has to make it work

The last two executives to run Walmart had overseen the company’s international business. Now it’s Judith McKenna’s turn to show what she can do with the global role. Her first test is a big one. Meena said that Bansal’s exit was less of a setback to Walmart, because it was looking for both founders to step away eventually. (Co-founder Sachin Bansal, not related to Binny, sold his stake and stepped down as executive chairman when the deal happened.) “The only thing is the way Binny exited was not in good taste, but Walmart was always prepared to work without the founders,” he said. Still, the churn within Flipkart’s top ranks could allow Walmart’s arch rival Amazon, with its more established …

Powerful House Judiciary committee sends document requests to Facebook

San Francisco and Washington DC (CNN Business)Facebook could soon have another headache on Capitol Hill: Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee have requested documents from the company spanning multiple issues, two sources familiar with the committee’s efforts tell CNN. The committee has also asked Facebook for information relating to how its platform has been used by people who have committed hate crimes, one of the sources said. Also on the committee’s request list: details about voter suppression efforts on the platform, the source said. Facebook and other platforms have over the past two years taken steps to tackle efforts aimed at discouraging Americans from voting after the revelation that in 2016, a Russian government-linked troll group used the social media …

Federal Judge Tosses Medicaid Work Requirements

Medicaid enrollees to work in order to qualify for benefits violates the purpose of the health care program for low-income people, a federal judge ruled Wednesday as he struck down a major health care priority for President Last January, the invited states to impose these requirements on Medicaid beneficiaries for the first time. Since then, the federal government has approved eight states and is considering applications in seven more. two The rulings have immediate ramifications for the work requirements already approved in Kentucky and Arkansas. The latter state must unwind the work requirements it began enforcing last year, while the former state cannot move forward with its plan, according to the terms of the judge’s decisions. federal poverty level, which …

Ex-Yale Law admissions dean: These are the victims of cheating scandal I worry about

(CNN)The FBI’s arrest of more than 50 people associated with what may be the largest college admissions cheating scandal in history has exposed how access to resources and connections can distort the admissions process — to an allegedly illegal extreme — and hurt ordinary applicants. As a former admissions dean at Yale Law School, I worry about another group of victims: future talented college applicants from underprivileged backgrounds who may opt out of reaching for the most selective schools, believing that the deck is already stacked against them. Join us on Twitter and Facebook Unfortunately, the case also magnifies applicants’ worst fears about the process and provides fodder for naysayers, such as cynical parents or counselors, to tell students — …

Some Russians fight back as Putin cracks down on freedoms

Moscow (CNN)Russian President Vladimir Putin is no slouch when it comes to geopolitics: This week, he signed a decree suspending implementation of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty and boasted that his security agencies had thwarted nearly 600 foreign intelligence operators last year. This latest move to curtail internet freedom in Russia builds on fairly sweeping laws that are already on the books. In 2016, a raft of anti-terrorism legislation known collectively as the Yarovaya Law introduced harsh penalties for endorsing extremism online. According to Human Rights Watch and other advocacy groups, dozens of Russians have been jailed for simply expressing their views on blogs and social media. And Putin this week signed into law a bill that restricts the digital …

The killer pills delivered via social media

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAn investigation by BBC reveals drugs are being bought online and sent through the post More people in Scotland are dying from drugs than ever before and the deaths are hitting every part of the country. An investigation by BBC Scotland’s The Nine studied the record rise in one rural area – Dumfries and Galloway. Could the increase in drug-related deaths in south-west Scotland be down to a burgeoning black market trade in pills bought through social media? ‘I heard that she’d bought the tablets online’ Increasingly concerned, Marianne issued an appeal to her Facebook friends. Had anyone seen her daughter? Did they know where she was? Did they know anything at …

8 easy tricks to boost your iPhones battery life

Find apps to delete Your iPhone has a built-in tool that lets you uncover exactly which apps are draining your battery life. CLICK ON THE SUN FOR MORE Head into Settings > Battery, and then wait for the page to load. Next, tap on the ‘Last 10 Days’ option, which reveals battery usage for different apps from the past week-and-a-half. If you scroll down, you can see the apps that have used the majority of your battery life, in percentage form. So if an app has 20 percent next to it, that means it hoovered up a fifth of all battery life used in the past 10 days. You can also toggle it to show the listed items by activity …

Coal ash contaminating groundwater nationwide, groups say

(CNN)Waste ash from hundreds of coal-fired power plants has contaminated groundwater in 39 states with toxic substances like arsenic, lithium and mercury, according to a report by two environmental groups that was based on data the plants reported to the US Environmental Protection Agency. The report is based on groundwater monitoring data from more than 4,600 wells. It compared measured levels to drinking water or other standards. Contamination was found in groundwater near 242 of the 265 plants that recently reported data required by the 2015 rule. Fifty-two percent of those sites are contaminated with cancer-causing arsenic, and 60% are polluted with lithium, which is linked to neurological damage, according to the report. Last year, a federal appeals court ordered …

Parents, please stop freaking out over the Momo Challenge

(CNN)There are plenty of reasons for parents to be leery about what their kids can find on social media. Earlier this week, “Momo” was the top new trending search team on Google for the US, Australia, Canada and the UK. However, to the best of everyone’s knowledge, there’s almost no evidence to prove it’s actually a real thing. Let’s break it down, so you can get back to worrying about other things. The challenge is hard to pin down … The Momo Challenge is hard to describe, because there’s not a lot of proof it actually exists. According to concerned Facebook posts, people are placing scary imagery and language into YouTube videos that are supposed to be child-friendly, like cartoons …

New Zealand PM’s office received shooter’s ‘manifesto’ minutes before attack

(CNN)New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s office received an email with the manifesto from the suspect behind the mass shootings at two Christchurch mosques, minutes before the attack began. Tarrant was handcuffed and wearing a white prison jumpsuit when he walked into the courtroom. He remained silent throughout the appearance, but made a hand gesture associated with white supremacists. The courtroom was closed to the public because of the heightened security risk. The suspect was remanded in custody and will reappear in court April 5. Two others remain in custody in connection with the shooting, but their role remains unclear. A fourth person detained in the aftermath of the attack was later determined to be an armed bystander who wanted …

1,600 Hotel Guests In South Korea Were Secretly Livestreamed On The Internet

“There was a similar case in the past where illegal cameras were [secretly installed] and were consistently and secretly watched, but this is the first time the police caught where videos were broadcast live on the internet,” police in the South Korean capital of Seoul Two people were arrested on Wednesday in connection with the case, Two other people who were allegedly involved in setting up the spy cameras were also booked on Wednesday but were not detained, the Herald said. The group behind the site raked in about $6,200 from paying subscribers, police said. The perpetrators, if convicted, could face up to five years in prison and fines amounting to tens of thousands of dollars. spy cam epidemic.” Since …