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Burglar Grabs An Armful Of Right-Foot Sneakers

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A burglar, shown in a video released by the Roanoke County Police Department, stole a selection of shoes at Clean Soles.

"What was the point of grabbing one shoe off the shelf?" asked Rob Wickham, who works at Clean Soles shop in southwestern Virginia.

(Image credit: YouTube/Screenshot By NPR)

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Chris57
19 days ago
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If he was intelligent he would boot be a burglar.
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Google follows Apple, bans crypto-mining apps from Play Store

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Google has followed Apple's lead in banning apps that mine cryptocurrencies.

The company recently updated its Play Store policies to explicitly ban cryptocurrency-mining apps, although several such apps are still available to download at press time.

"We don't allow apps that mine cryptocurrency on devices," the new policy says. "We permit apps that remotely manage the mining of cryptocurrency." 

It's not clear if this change will only apply to new apps. There are still several of crypto-mining apps available via the Play Store, though they are explicitly labeled as such.

We've reached out to Google for clarification on its policy. Read more...

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Chris57
55 days ago
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They seem to do that a lot.
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Facebook mistakenly switched 14 million people's post settings to public because... oops!

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Welp, Facebook screwed us again.

The advertising giant wants you to believe that you're in control of what data you share, and who you share it with. We know that's mostly an illusion built upon conflating the photos you upload with the information the company collects on you. And now, for approximately 14 million people, even that illusion has been shattered.  

The company confirmed to Mashable on Thursday that from May 18 to May 22, a Facebook bug automatically set a host of users' new post settings to "public" regardless of their selected setting. It wasn’t fixed until May 27, which led Facebook to warn its users about any content posted between the 18th and 27th. Read more...

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Chris57
104 days ago
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Facebook is getting les and less appealing with each revelation of their disregard for their users.
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McDonald's Shareholders Vote to Keep Distributing Plastic Straws

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McDonald's shareholders rejected a proposal to take the first step in banning plastic straws at its 36,000 outlets worldwide.

The proposal, published in an SEC filing in April , would have required the fast food giant to prepare a report on the business risks of using plastic straws, and the company's efforts to develop and implement more sustainable alternatives in its restaurants.


"We believe our company has an opportunity to improve its brand by demonstrating leadership in the elimination of plastic straws," the proposal states.

Despite vigorous campaigning from environmental activists, the proposal received only 7.65 percent of the vote at Thursday's annual meeting, USA TODAY reported .

The result was not surprising . The shareholders followed a recommendation from the chain's board of directors, who said the proposal would divert resources from their other environmental initiatives, such as a pledge made in January to source all packaging from renewable or recycled sources by 2025.

"[T]he requested report is unnecessary, redundant to our current practices and initiatives, and has the potential for a diversion of resources with no corresponding benefit to the company, our customers, and our shareholders, particularly in light of our ongoing packaging sustainability efforts," stated materials shared with shareholders before the meeting, th e Mercury News reported.

McDonald's distributes 95 million plastic straws around the world every day, according to the consumer advocacy group SumOfUs , which backed the proposal.

A SumOfUs online petition urging the company to ban plastic straws has gathered more than 480,000 signatures.

"McDonald's uses millions of plastic straws every single day. Used for just a few seconds, then thrown away, many end up polluting our oceans ," the petition reads. "If we can get McDonald's to ditch its dirty habit we can stop millions of plastic straws clogging up our oceans and killing the animals that live in them."

McDonald's might not be ready to take this step, but many businesses , municipalities and governments around the world are taking steps to reduce single-use plastics.

Earlier this week, Alaska Airlines announced it will stop distributing single-use plastic stirring straws and citrus picks in its lounges and on its domestic and international flights. On Wednesday, New York City Council introduced a bill to ban the use of plastic straws in the city.

In March, McDonald's said it would phase out single-use plastic straws in its UK restaurants.



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Chris57
118 days ago
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Does this surprise anyone. This company sell junk food so why would they care about the environment.
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North Korea calls US Vice-President Pence 'stupid'

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Angered by the US vice-president's comments, North Korea warns a "nuclear showdown" is still possible.
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Chris57
119 days ago
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This is the only statement from North Korea that is true and not communist BS propaganda.
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Pence calls on Mueller to wrap up' Russia probe

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The vice-president says it is time for the investigation to end "in the interests of the country".
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Chris57
133 days ago
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Muller must be getting close to the holier than thou Pence.
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