Patient dies and thousands unwell after water contamination

A patient has died and thousands of people have fallen ill after coming into contact with contaminated water. The victim was taken to hospital with gastrointestinal symptoms on the island of Askoey in southern Norway and later died. Health spokesman Erik Vigander said campylobacter was found in the patient’s system. …

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Square Enix working to preserve and release entire game library

Square Enix has been making games for over three decades, birthing huge franchises like Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest, and now the company is looking to digitize and preserve each and every one of them.  In a recent interview with Game Informer, Square Enix president and chief exec Yosuke Matsuda said the Japanese developer-publisher …

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How Hong Kong protesters are evading China’s digital crackdown

Tens of thousands of protesters have taken to the streets in Hong Kong in recent days to protest a proposed law that would make it easier to extradite people to the Chinese mainland. The Hong Kong legislature has postponed further consideration of the measure, which critics say could compromise the …

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Jessica Biel not against vaccinations, just against bill

Actress Jessica Biel says she’s not opposed to vaccinations, but she does not support a bill in California that would limit medical exemptions. The 37-year-old has drawn criticism after appearing this week in Sacramento with vaccination skeptic Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to voice concerns about the measure. Biel posted on …

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Amazon sued over Alexa child recordings in US

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Alexa chief Dave Limp told the BBC that Amazon only profiles children if parents opt in to its terms Amazon is being sued over its smart assistant’s recordings of children. Two US cases allege the firm lacks consent to create voiceprints that could let …

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Comedian Ramy Youssef on the pressure of being "first"

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