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Development of eSIM standard halted after allegations arise that AT&T and Verizon colluded to sabotage it

“The main benefit of eSIM technology is consumer freedom, which is exactly why certain telecommunication carriers have allegedly sought to block its adoption” reports xda-developers.com. If the allegations against the two largest mobile carriers in the U.S. are true, then the future of eSIM technology may be in jeopardy.The GSMA has issued a statement in response to the story which announced that the organization has halted development of the eSIM standard until the ongoing investigation is completed. Source: xda-developers.com Share This:

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Vatican official targeted to punish Catholic church, defence lawyer says

“Cardinal George Pell has been targeted with historic sexual abuse allegations in an attempt to punish the Catholic church for its failure to prevent other instances of child sexual abuse, his lawyer has argued” writes Calla Wahlquist for theguardian.com. Prosecutor Mark Gibson SC said “nothing … that has been put by the defence amounts to a defect in the evidence”.Both the defence and the prosecution have made extensive written submissions but also oral closing statements. Source: theguardian.com Share This:

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WPP CEO Martin Sorrell resigns in the wake of misconduct allegations

“WPP CEO Sir Martin Sorrell announced Saturday he was stepping down from the advertising company in the wake of an investigation into allegations of improper behavior and misuse of assets” writes Michelle Mark for businessinsider.com. Sorrell has previously denied the allegations to Business Insider but said he recognized the need for WPP to launch an investigation.He said in a letter to staff that the “current disruption” was “putting too much unnecessary pressure on the business,” Reuters reported.Sorrell was one of the more recognizable and outspoken figures in the advertising business,…

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Tristan Thompson’s ex has reacted to allegations that he cheated on Khloe Kardashian

“This morning, we woke up to allegations that Tristan Thompson had cheated on Khloe Kardashian” writes Anna Lewis for cosmopolitan.com. TMZ also has footage of Tristan, 27, from October that the website is claiming is proof he cheated on 33-year-old Khloe just weeks after rumours that they were expecting their first child together started doing the rounds. Source: cosmopolitan.com Share This:

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The commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps has suspended a general who reportedly made inappropriate comments about sexual harassment this month.

“He will remain on administrative leave while the allegations of his comments are investigated” writes Nick J for washingtonexaminer.com. The articles Stein was referencing detailed allegations from two civilian officials who accused a Marine officer of making sexual overtures to them in 2013. Source: washingtonexaminer.com Share This:

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Chinese professor sacked after sexual assault claim, as China’s #Metoo struggles to be heard

“A second Chinese professor has been sacked by his university after allegations of historic sexual misconduct were made, as China’s own brand of ‘#Metoo’ struggles to gather pace” writes Neil Connor for telegraph.co.uk. Womens’ rights activists in China have focused on the country’s campuses to fight an online battle against sexual harassment.Allegations that Shen Yang, a language professor, assaulted a female student 20 years ago were posted online by a someone who claimed to be a former classmate of the victim. Shen could not be contacted by The Telegraph, but…

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Islamic scholar ‘paid woman for silence’…

“Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan is alleged to have paid a woman 27,000 euros to stay silent about their relationship (AFP Photo/MEHDI FEDOUACH) Brussels (AFP) – The prominent Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan, detained in France over rape allegations, paid a woman to stay silent about their relationship in 2015, the Belgian judiciary said” reports yahoo.com. The agreement “provides that Majda Bernoussi deletes her online posts and stops publishing new ones, for a sum of money given by Tariq Ramadan,” Hennart said.A professor of contemporary Islamic studies at Oxford, Ramadan has been…

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Ad group WPP to probe allegations of misconduct against CEO Sorrell

“WPP, the world’s biggest advertising company issued a statement after The Wall Street Journal reported news of the probe earlier in the day” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. The company statement and the WSJ report gave no further details on the accusations.WPP’s board is also looking into whether Sorrell misused company assets, the Journal said, citing unnamed sources. Source: 95kqds.com Share This:

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Ex-boss was paid $4m by investor that acquired 17.5% stake

“Emil Michael received the payment for advice given to the technology investor SoftBank as it acquired a 17.5% stake in Uber at the turn of the year” writes Simon Goodley for theguardian.com. The SoftBank investment was billed as a fresh start for Uber, after it had been swamped by allegations of sexual harassment, theft of trade secrets and data breaches during 2017.Kalanick resigned from his executive role in June, amid efforts to bring about wholesale change of Uber’s corporate culture. Source: theguardian.com Share This:

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