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Medium’s Pocket-like bookmarking feature is live, but pretty limited right now

“Starting off on a practical note, you can only save articles using a Chrome extension or the latest versions of the iOS and Android apps for now” writes Sep Edt for theverge.com. Medium’s “Save to Medium” bookmarking feature is now live, letting you save articles from across the web to a single interface you can read whenever you want, roughly two weeks after app sleuth Jane Manchun Wong discovered the experimental Pocket- and Instapaper-like feature earlier this month. Source: theverge.com

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Facebook to use bodycam footage from law enforcement to train its video takedown algorithms

“Getting more footage from law enforcement should improve these detection systems, Facebook says, as well as cutting down on footage from video games or movies being incorrectly detected” writes Jon Porter for theverge.com. Facebook has partnered with law enforcement in the UK to obtain footage to train its automated content moderation tools.Facebook is currently exploring similar partnerships with law enforcement agencies in the US, according to the Financial Times. Source: theverge.com

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Trump’s new national security adviser is the anti-Bolton in style only

“Trump on Wednesday focused on O’Brien’s work as a hostage negotiator as he praised his new national security adviser” writes Natasha Bertrand for politico.com. O’Brien, who has and was reportedly considered in 2017 to serve as Trump’s Navy secretary, beat out Fleitz, a former CIA analyst who served as Bolton’s chief of staff; Lisa Gordon-Hagerty, the administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration; Keith Kellogg, national security adviser to Vice President Mike Pence; and Ricky Waddell, a former deputy national security adviser under Trump.O’Brien isn’t a big name in national…

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Gatland must plough on regardless amid Wales turmoil

“South Africa lost their attack coach, Swys de Bruin, last month after he stood down for medical reasons” writes Paul Rees for theguardian.com. Black is the word in a week when his right-hand man since 2008, Rob Howley, was sent home as an investigation was launched into whether Wales’s attack coach had breached betting regulations.Jones will be at his first training session on Thursday carrying the title of attack coach. Source: theguardian.com

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Britain ‘will aim for freedom of movement deal with Australia’

“The proposal, which would allow British citizens to live and work in Australia visa-free, and vice-versa, was part of ongoing trade talks, she said” writes Kate Proctor for theguardian.com. Free movement between Australia and the UK would be explored by the government in “post-Brexit” business talks, Liz Truss, the international trade secretary, has announced.At a press conference with the Australian trade minister, Simon Birmingham, Truss was asked about a freedom of movement proposal.Yesterday, while on a trip to Australia, Truss told journalists in Canberra that securing a trade deal was…

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Caesarean babies have different gut bacteria, microbiome study finds

“Babies born by caesarean section have different gut bacteria to those delivered vaginally, the most comprehensive study to date on the baby microbiome has found” writes Hannah Devlin for theguardian.com. Breastfeeding also had an impact on gut bacteria, the study found, but played a more minor role.However, in the future it may become routine to administer a dose of bacteria to babies born through caesarean.The study showed that babies born vaginally pick up most of their initial dose of bacteria from their mother, while C-section babies have more bugs linked…

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Lack of clarity over tax policies for e-commerce platforms hinder investments

“Country Manager at OLX Egypt, Dina Gobran, said that the lack of clarity over tax policies for e-commerce platforms contributes to the disruption of investments earmarked for such activities” writes Shaimaa Al-aees for dailynewssegypt.com. Last month, the Ministry of Finance held a meeting with Facebook representatives in light of the company’s response to the ministry’s call to review the best tax applications related to online services and e-commerce. He explained that this is being completed through the law of e-commerce, which regulates the e-commerce market, which has had a clear…

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Lenovo targets 40% market share in gaming laptops, 35% across all PCs in Egypt: Rony Mezeraani

“Lenovo is number one when it comes to global PC Market laptop markets, and targets 40% of the niche gaming market in Egypt, Rony Mezeraani, general manager for Levant, Egypt, North Africa (LENA) and West Africa, told Daily News Egypt on Tuesday” writes Mohamed Samir for dailynewssegypt.com. In regard to Lenovo’s market share of laptops and PCs, Mezeraani told DNE that in LENA and West Africa region, the company has around 23.5% market share, and they target to increase it to 35% in the near future.For Egypt, the company’s market…

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Sydney Trading Session Heads Up Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Sydney opening news digest Blockchain Mortgages Could Help The Impending Recession Blockchain technology offers greater transparency, risk reduction and increased efficiency through automation with smart contracts and data immutability that could help the mortgage industry from the impending financial recession.   This Will Tell You The Fed’s Next Move (And Delivers 69%+ Gains) I’d like to show you the best retirement investment you can make.   Another Slice: Fed Cuts Rates Again, But Stays Cloudy on Next Steps, Disappointing Market The Fed used stronger language to discuss spending by the…

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