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US regulator scraps net neutrality rules that protect open internet

Decision, which critics warn will hand control of the web to big cable companies, a major victory for FCC chair and Trump appointee Ajit Pai The USs top media regulator voted to end rules protecting an open internet on Thursday, a move critics warn will hand control of the future of the web to cable and telecoms companies. At a packed meeting of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in Washington, the watchdogs commissioners voted three to two to dismantle the net neutrality rules that prevent internet service providers (ISPs) from…

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#MeToo movement named Time magazines Person of the Year

Magazine celebrates anti-harassment movement by naming The Silence Breakers on its cover after millions shared stories of sexual assault The Silence Breakers, the vanguard of a global movement by millions of women to share their stories of sexual harassment and abuse, was revealed on Wednesday to be Time magazines Person of the Year. The announcement comes as many industries and power centers around the world are still reeling from an unprecedented reckoning with sexual harassment and abuse that came in the Harvey Weinstein in October. Even as the image of…

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NBC fires Today show host Matt Lauer for inappropriate sexual behavior

NBC News received detailed complaint from a colleague and network has reason to believe this may not have been an isolated incident NBC News has fired the Today show host Matt Lauer one of the best-paid TV presenters in the US after receiving a detailed complaint from a colleague about inappropriate sexual behaviour. Lauers co-anchors on Today, the long-running morning show, announced his firing at the start of Wednesdays programme. Savannah Guthrie read a statement from the NBC News chairman, Andrew Lack, before then giving her own shocked but steadfast…

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Knives out: why Fox News has declared war on Radiohead

Two of the channels libertarian comedians are slagging off the British band and their fans after Thom Yorke and co were nominated for inclusion in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Name: Fox News v Radiohead. Age: About two weeks old. Appearance: Almost entirely on Fox News. What is it? Some kind of remix? Its a feud. Who are the combatants? On the one hand, Fox News; more specifically, Kat Timpf. Ive never heard of either of those people. Timpf, a millennial libertarian comedian, is a frequent guest on…

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Together, we are safeguarding the Guardian’s independent journalism

More than 800,000 readers now help fund the Guardians journalism a significant step in securing our future. Please join them The most important relationship the Guardian has is with its readers. Which is why, when faced with serious questions about how we might fund our journalism in this new digital era, we asked you to be part of the answer. Today, Im pleased to update you on our ongoing joint efforts to safeguard the future of the Guardians independent journalism. The Guardian is now funded by more than 800,000 supporters…

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Facebook moving non-promoted posts out of news feed in trial

New system could destroy smaller publishers if implemented, after journalists report drop in organic reach but users will still see their friends posts Facebook is testing a major change that would shift non-promoted posts out of its news feed, a move that could be catastrophic for publishers relying on the social network for their audience. A new system being trialled in six countries including Slovakia, Serbia and Sri Lanka sees almost all non-promoted posts shifted over to a secondary feed, leaving the main feed focused entirely on original content from…

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I am the woman in the ‘racist Dove ad’. I am not a victim

When Dove offered me the chance to be the face of a new body wash campaign, I jumped. I had no idea I would become the unwitting poster child for racist advertising From a very young age, Ive been told, Youre so pretty for a dark-skinned girl. I am a Nigerian woman, born in London and raised in Atlanta. Ive grown up very aware of societys opinion that dark-skinned people, especially women, would look better if our skin were lighter. I know that the beauty industry has fueled this opinion…

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Swedish model gets rape threats after ad shows her unshaved legs

Arvida Bystrm is bombarded with online abuse after posing for Adidas video with hairy legs A Swedish model says she has received rape threats for posing in an advertisement with unshaved legs. Arvida Bystrm, who is also a photographer and digital artist, appears in a video and photograph promoting Adidas Originals Superstar range. Bystrm, who has described the norm for women to shave as fucked, has hairy legs in the images and says she has faced a vicious backlash as a result. She wrote on Instagram: Me being such an…

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Hugh Hefner, founder of Playboy magazine, dies at 91

American icon died at his Playboy Mansion home from natural causes, the publication announces Hugh Hefner, the founder of Playboy magazine, has died aged 91. Hefner, who founded the sexually explicit mens lifestyle magazine in 1953, died at his home, the Playboy Mansion in Holmby Hills, Los Angeles, the publication announced. Cooper Hefner, Hefners son and the chief creative officer of Playboy Enterprises, Playboy (@Playboy) American Icon and Playboy Founder, Hugh M. Hefner passed away today. He was 91. pic.twitter.com/tCLa2iNXa4 September 28, 2017 Larry King (@kingsthings) Hugh Hefner was a…

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Sky stops broadcasting rightwing US channel Fox News in UK

Sources say decision to stop broadcasting controversial channel is not connected to Foxs 11.7bn takeover bid for Sky Rupert Murdoch has taken the rightwing US channel Fox News off the air in the UK after 15 years. His US media group 21st Century Fox said it would withdraw Fox News from Sky in the UK on Tuesday because it no longer regarded the service as commercially viable. The decision came as Karen Bradley, the culture secretary, is set to return her verdict on whether to ask the competition regulator to…

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Lurid Trump allegations made by Louise Mensch and co-writer came from hoaxer

Mensch and Claude Taylor pushed false information on Trump that was invented by hoax source whose work was not checked, emails show Explosive allegations about Donald Trump made by online writers with large followings among Trump critics were based on bogus information from a hoaxer who falsely claimed to work in law enforcement. Claude Taylor tweeted fake details of criminal inquiries into Trump that were invented by a source whose claim to work for the New York attorney general was not checked, according to emails seen by the Guardian. The…

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Chelsea Manning appears in Vogue magazine’s September issue

Former US army analyst turned whistleblower appears in red one-piece swimsuit, tweeting: guess this is what freedom looks like Chelsea Manning, the former US Army analyst turned whistleblower, has graced the pages of Vogue magazines September issue. Manning was photographed in a red swimsuit on a beach by acclaimed photographer Annie Leibovitz for the video known as Collateral Murder that showed US military killing dozens of unarmed Iraqi citizens. Manning came out as transgender the day after she was sentenced. Lawyers successfully advocated for her to undergo hormone therapy while…

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‘Hold my avocado’: can you pick the real millennial catchphrases? – quiz

Time magazine has been mocked for suggesting that the phrase hold my avocado is the new viral millennial hashtag. Can you sort fact from fiction? Time magazine has been laughed at on Twitter for suggesting that the phrase hold my avocado ismillennials dont seem to agree. So, can you tell the on fleek millennial catchphrase from the out-dated, un-woke sayings of old? Take our very scientific quiz and find out: Hold my avocado! Yes, millennials actually always have an avocado to signal their financial stability and therefore, eligibility No We…

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Pakistani Taliban starts magazine for would-be female jihadists

Editorial urges women to invite like-minded sisters to secret gatherings and to learn how to use weapons and grenades The Pakistani Taliban have published the first edition of a magazine aimed at convincing women to join them and practise jihad. The inaugural front cover of Sunnat-i-Khaula which translates as The Way of Khaula and refers to a 7th-century female Muslim warrior shows a woman veiled from head to toe. The 45-page magazine attempts to depict support from a section of society traditionally despised by the militant group. As well as…

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Friend of Diana urges Channel 4 to scrap ‘intrusive’ documentary

Rosa Monckton will tell the broadcaster that use of the Diana tapes, revealing conversations recorded by the Princess of Waless speech coach, is outrageous One of Princess Dianas closest friends is writing to Channel 4 bosses asking them to scrap a forthcoming documentary using private video footage which includes Diana talking about about her sex life with Prince Charles. Rosa Monckton, a confidante of Dianas until she was killed in a Paris car crash 20 years ago next month, will argue that the confessional videos that Diana made as part…

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