Colin Kaepernick's Collusion Claim: Does He Have a Case? - Sports Illustrated

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Colin Kaepernick, unemployed since opting out of his 49ers contract March, is filing a grievance against the NFL, claiming teams have colluded in not signing him. Our legal expert weighs the merits of his claim and whether he has any chance of winning.
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After privacy complaints, OnePlus will scale back data collection on its devices

By Andrew Liptak

Recently, a security researcher discovered that Chinese smartphone manufacturer OnePlus was collecting detailed information from its users, prompting widespread concerns about user privacy. Now, the company has responded to concerns, and says that it will scale back its collection efforts.

While many device makers routinely collect some information on how users are using their devices, one security researcher was alarmed at the amount that OnePlus devices were gathering up. He found that the phones collected “IMEI(s), phone numbers, MAC addresses, mobile network(s) names and IMSI prefixes,” as well as wireless network identifying numbers, his phone’s serial number, and data on what apps were being used and when.

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Girl, 8, dies after falling on cruise ship in Miami - CNN

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(CNN) An 8-year-old girl died Saturday after falling from a cruise ship’s interior atrium to a lower deck, the Miami-Dade Police Department said. The Carnival Cruise Lines ship Carnival Glory had finished its voyage and docked at Port Miami when the
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Ron Howard teases a pair of unlikely characters in his Han Solo movie

By Andrew Liptak

Ever since Ron Howard took over production on the next standalone Han Solo Star Wars film in June, he has posted a number of images from the set, teasing a variety of locations and characters. His latest post hints at the inclusion of a pair of characters from a series of non-canon Star Wars comics, Tag and Bink.

In a new Tweet, Howard posted an image of a pair of Imperial officers, with the caption “#tagandbink ?”

#tagandbink ? pic.twitter.com/1EzUbS3MQs

— Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) October 14, 2017

For longtime Star Wars comic fans, this is a really cool and completely unexpected reference. Tag Greenley and Bink Otauna are a pair of characters who appeared in series of non-canon comics, created by Kevin Rubio, who directed Troops,…

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Harvey Weinstein May Get Kicked Out of the Oscar Club - New York Times

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The headquarters of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills, Calif. The academy’s 54-member board will hold an emergency meeting on Saturday to discuss Harvey Weinstein’s membership. Credit Mike Nelson/European Pressphoto …
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EPA says Puerto Rico residents resorted to contaminated water at Dorado Superfund site

By Rachel Becker

Supplies still aren’t reaching where they’re needed in Puerto Rico, and some people desperate for water are getting it from hazardous sources. After evaluating five places deemed especially hazardous to health and the environment, so-called Superfund sites, Environmental Protection Agency staff saw people accessing wells at a chemical-tainted water source on the northern coast of Puerto Rico.

“We have confirmed that residents accessed wells only at the Dorado site,” an EPA spokesperson told The Verge in an email. The contaminated wells in Dorado are part of two water systems that together supply water to more than 67,000 people. Industrial solvents have been tainting portions of this…

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Two Dead After Attempted Prison Break in North Carolina - NBCNews.com

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Inmates killed two people and injured 10 more as they set fires and attempted a prison break Thursday, officials said. Fires were set in the sewing plant at Pasquotank Correctional Institution in Elizabeth City, the state Department of Public Safety
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Samsung predicts record profits for second straight quarter

By Sam Byford

Samsung Electronics’ earnings guidance for the third quarter of 2017 is out, and it’s looking like another record for the Korean giant. The company expects to have made around 14.5 trillion won (~$12.8 billion) in operating profit off 62 trillion won (~$54.7 billion) in revenue; last quarter it made 14.1 trillion won, its highest ever quarterly figure.

The earnings would represent a year-on-year revenue increase of approximately 28 percent and a huge operating profit jump of more than 170 percent. Of course, Samsung took a major hit a year ago from the Galaxy Note 7 recall debacle, but today’s figures — and the well-received Galaxy Note 8 — suggest the company is largely out of those woods. Samsung will issue more financial details with…

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Weinstein Company May Have Known About Payoffs Since 2015 - New York Times

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The Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. Conflicting accounts have emerged about what executives at his company knew of the misconduct complaints against him. Credit Richard Shotwell/Invision, via Associated Press. With Harvey Weinstein fired amid …
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Google will ‘permanently remove’ Home Mini feature that led to constant recording

By Jacob Kastrenakes

Google has decided to “permanently remove” the feature that led to a “small number” of Home Mini units accidentally recording thousands of times a day, instead of just when a user triggers it. In a statement released today, the company said that it made the decision because “we want people to have complete peace of mind while using Google Home Mini.”

The Home Mini shipped with a feature that let owners activate the Google Assistant and control music by tapping the top of the speaker. But it turned out that some units had an issue: they would register touches even when no one was there, leading the units to start recording over and over and over again, which is pretty darn creepy. Android Police identified the error on one of its review…

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