Google parent company plans to shed 12,000 jobs worldwide as focus on Artificial Intelligence intensifies

Google parent company plans to shed 12,000 jobs worldwide as focus on Artificial Intelligence intensifies

Google’s parent company, Alphabet Inc (GOOGL.O), announced on Friday it will cut about 12,000 jobs, or 6 perc cent of its workforce, as the technology sector reels from layoffs and companies stake their futures on artificial intelligence (AI). Alphabet’s shares rose almost 4 per cent in pre-market trading. The cuts...

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Legacy media, including Kenya’s Nation Media, sued in US for colluding with vaccine makers to hide truth about Covid

Legacy media, including Kenya’s Nation Media, sued in US for colluding with vaccine makers to hide truth about Covid

A lawsuit filed today by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr and multiple other plaintiffs, alleges the Trusted News Initiative, a self-described “industry partnership” launched in March 2020 by several of the world’s largest news organisations, partnered with Big Tech firms to collectively censor online news. In a live interview on Tuesday...

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Why virologist Geert Vanden Bossche vouches for natural immunity, not vaccination to rein in Covid infections

Why virologist Geert Vanden Bossche vouches for natural immunity, not vaccination to rein in Covid infections

In light of the danger posed Covid-19 booster vaccination, independent virologist and vaccine expert, Prof Geert Vanden Bossche, says he has been guardedly optimistic as he sees natural immunity succeeding against the new viral strains, despite the ineffectiveness of the vaccines. “The population is now regaining the functionality of its...

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Covid vaccine boomerang: Experts in US warn of risks of booster vaccines fuelling surge in Omicron infections

Covid vaccine boomerang: Experts in US warn of risks of booster vaccines fuelling surge in Omicron infections

As scientists and mainstream media sounded the alarm this week about a new Covid-19 variant sweeping through the Northeast, in the United States, the author of an opinion in the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) suggested Covid-19 vaccines could be fuelling new variants. In her January 1 opinion piece, Allysia Finley...

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American mother, daughter who own a funeral home jailed for 20 years for dissecting and selling 570 body parts

American mother, daughter who own a funeral home jailed for 20 years for dissecting and selling 570 body parts

A funeral home operator accused of illegally dissecting 569 bodies and selling their parts has been sentenced to 20 years in jail. Megan Hess, 46, ran the business, Sunset Mesa – and the body parts entity Donor Services – from the same building in Montrose, Colorado, in the United States....

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Biden hosts African leaders to counter growing Chinese, Russian influence as he prepares to visit the continent

Biden hosts African leaders to counter growing Chinese, Russian influence as he prepares to visit the continent

Leaders from 49 African countries will convene in Washington today for the US-Africa Leaders Summit, as US President Joe Biden attempts to signal his commitment to a region that has been expanding ties with US rivals. As the summit kicks off, expect three days of group meetings and themed forums...

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Over 48,000 academics at University of California strike for higher pay,  protection against harassment

Over 48,000 academics at University of California strike for higher pay,  protection against harassment

Research has ground to a halt across the University of California (UC) as tens of thousands of postdoctoral researchers, graduate students and non-faculty academic staff members went on strike. Since November 14, around 48,000 academic workers across UC – which has 10 campuses and nearly 300,000 students — have stopped...

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How Trump administration, CIA plotted to kidnap and assassinate journalist Julian Assange

How Trump administration, CIA plotted to kidnap and assassinate journalist Julian Assange

CIA officials under the Trump administration plotted to kidnap and assassinate journalist and Wikileaks founder Julian Assange when he was hiding at Ecuador’s embassy in London, a new report has revealed. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) reports that, the plans, if true, would mean no journalist or source is...

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White supremacism: Taliban success in Afghanistan is a model for Americans who believe in civil war in the US

White supremacism: Taliban success in Afghanistan is a model for Americans who believe in civil war in the US

As the United States-backed government in Afghanistan fell to the Taliban and US troops raced to leave the country, White supremacist and anti-government extremists have expressed admiration for what the Taliban accomplished, a worrying development for US officials who have been grappling with the threat of domestic violent extremism. That...

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It’s hurray and gunfire celebration for Taliban Islamists as last American soldiers leave Afghanistan

It’s hurray and gunfire celebration for Taliban Islamists as last American soldiers leave Afghanistan

Celebratory gunfire resounded across the Afghan capital on Tuesday as the Taliban took control of the airport following the withdrawal of the last US troops, marking the end of a 20-year war that left the Islamist group stronger than it was in 2001. Shaky video footage distributed by the Taliban...

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