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Taiwan buys Washington lobbyist for ally

Taiwan spent some $900,000 on a lobbying campaign for its ally Guatemala in a bid to improve the county’s ties with the US. Taiwan has shelled out hundreds of thousands of dollars for a lobbying campaign aiming to help Guatemala strengthen relations with the US, weeks after another Central American …

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Tech giant predicts ‘malware’ chaos

Having to sideload apps would pose a security risk to iPhone users, Apple warned as rivals and lawmakers pushed antitrust measures “The bills put consumers in harm’s way because of the real risk of privacy and security breaches,” Apple’s senior director of government affairs Timothy Powderly wrote in the letter …

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Senate meeting interrupted by Final Fantasy porn

A pornographic clip featuring characters from the ‘Final Fantasy’ video game series interrupted a meeting of Italian senators A virtual gathering attended by Italian lawmakers and academics – including a Nobel Prize winner – was briefly interrupted after a troll streamed a pornographic video, one with senator saying she will …

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Multiple flights to US suspended over 5G fears

Airlines that have canceled flights due to 5G concerns include Emirates, Air India, Japan Airlines, and All Nippon Airways Prominent airlines from Japan, India, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have suspended flights to airports across the United States after expressing concern over the deployment of 5G. Emirates, Air India, …

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Tech bros propose replacing women with ‘synthetic wombs’

Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin and Gumroad founder Sahil Lavingia proposed synthetic wombs as a solution to gender inequality Several prominent tech entrepreneurs discussed the possibility of replacing natural birth with synthetic wombs, arguing that such technology would remove the “burden” of pregnancy and allow women to work more. After Tesla …

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Police send ‘emergency alert’ for Joker’s car roaming Gotham City

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says a Gotham City emergency alert for Batman villain ‘The Joker’ was issued in error Missouri authorities accidentally issued an emergency alert for ‘Batman’ villain ‘The Joker’ this week, warning that the fictional killer’s purple and green car had been spotted in Gotham City. “Emergency …

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Olympic stars given makeshift phones amid fears of China spying

British athletes have been offered temporary phones and their Team USA rivals have reportedly been told to use burner devices ahead of the Beijing Olympics, acting after investigations suggested the mandated Games app is not safe. All attendees of the Games, which take place from February 4-20 2022, are required …

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Australia suffers deadliest pandemic day 

Australia has recorded its deadliest ever day of the Covid-19 pandemic as the Omicron variant continues to put a strain on hospitals. Infections were slightly on the decline, however.  The latest uptick has seen more Australians admitted to hospitals in the last few days than at any time during the …

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