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Day: October 14, 2017

25 secret WhatsApp tricks you really need to know
ENGLISH, Technology

25 secret WhatsApp tricks you really need to know

    There are over a billion WhatsApp users worldwide right now. The bad news? Even your mum knows what the two blue ticks mean. From disabling the ‘last seen’ feature to bookmarking important messages, these are the 25 tricks you need to know to be a WhatsApp ninja. 1. Banish the blue ticks of tyranny Life can be stressful enough without feeling under pressure to reply to WhatsApps as soon as those two blue ticks give you away. Fortunately there’s a workaround. In the Settings menu, go to Account, then Privacy and turn off Read Receipts. The only snag is you’ll no longer get them for other people either. 2. Find out your BFFs In the year 2017, friendships aren’t measured on loyalty or time, it’s all about how much data you’ve shared. Head to Data and Storage Usage in the Sett...
Iran blamed for cyberattack on British Parliament
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Iran blamed for cyberattack on British Parliament

    Iran was responsible for a cyberattack on Parliament that hit dozens of MPs, including Theresa May, Whitehall sources have told The Daily Telegraph. The unprecedented brute force cyber attack in June lasted more than 12 hours and compromised around 90 email accounts. It was initially thought that Russia was behind the attack, but intelligence officials have now concluded Iran is responsible. It would be Tehran's first significant cyberattack on the UK. In the attack, hackers repeatedly probed weak passwords of politicians and aides, forcing parliamentary officials to lock MPs out of their own email accounts as they scrambled to minimise the damage from the incident. The network affected is used by every MP including the Prime Minister and her cabinet ministers for dealing ...
UK rail worker reduced to tears by racist abuse after being called suicide bomber
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

UK rail worker reduced to tears by racist abuse after being called suicide bomber

    A railway worker has told how he fell victim to racist abuse seven times in seven months including being branded a p**i and a suicide bomber. The man, named only as Sukhi, gave a heart wrenching account of the verbal attacks which he says have left him in tears and suffering harrowing flashbacks. The station assistant at Merseyside, in Liverpool, described how on Father’s Day he was forced to tell a man his dad was too drunk to travel. He went to describe how the banned passenger hurled racial slurs including stupid p**i and suicide bomber. In a heartbreaking video, released by British Transport Police, Sukhi admits he sometimes feels like rubbing the colour off his skin and says: If I was white this wouldn’t be happening to me. BTP said despite millions of passengers usin...
President Trump has refused to recertify the Iran nuclear deal
America, ENGLISH

President Trump has refused to recertify the Iran nuclear deal

    Trump decertifies one sided Iran nuclear dea. President Trump has refused to recertify the Iran nuclear deal, calling it one of the worst and most one sided agreements America has ever entered in to. The landmark Obama brokered deal limited Iran's nuclear capability in return for the lifting of some sanctions. Mr Trump savaged Iran's rogue regime in a speech at the White House, in which he also imposed extra sanctions on the country's Islamic Revolutionary Guard. He blamed Iran for spreading death, destruction and chaos all around the world and said it had committed multiple infringements of the deal. However, the President's decision does not mean the pact will be scrapped immediately, instead it will be forwarded to the US Congress. It will then have 60 days to decide wh...
Big Ben repair work gathers pace: Almost entirely covered in scaffolding
ENGLISH, London

Big Ben repair work gathers pace: Almost entirely covered in scaffolding

    The world famous clock face was barely visible as metal scaffolding rose up above its hands for the first time. The renovation project has caused controversy as it means silencing Big Ben’s bell for four years due to health and safety concerns for workers. But the Commons has confirmed that the bells will still ring in the New Year and toll for Remembrance Day, as well as any other important national events. Last month the estimated cost of the restoration work was doubled to £61 million after workers discovered how complex it would be. A spokeswoman for the House of Commons said: The commissions expressed their disappointment in the cost increases, and the unreliability of the original estimate. In August, crowds gathered outside the Palace of Westminster to hear the fina...