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One new COVID-19 cases reported in Cayman Islands, 3 March
The Chief Medical Officer, Dr. John Lee, reports that 157 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since this was last reported on Tuesday, 2 March 2021. One was positive.
Police Identify Deceased in Balcony Fall Incident
The RCIPS can now confirm the identity of the deceased man who fell from the second-story balcony of a storage facility on 24 February.
Two New School Playing Fields Opened
Minister for Education, Youth, Sports, Agriculture and Lands (EYSAL) Honourable Juliana O'Connor-Connolly officially opened new playing fields at Creek and Spot Bay Primary Scho...
CIG Participates in Chamber Careers Expo
Several Government departments will be promoting education and employment opportunities at the upcoming Chamber of Commerce Careers, Education & Training Expo which takes place ...
NEWS BRIEF: 3 March 2021
White House cuts virtual event stream after Biden says he's "happy to take questions" from House Democrats
Fake COVID-19 vaccines shipped from China to South Africa: Interpol
South African authorities have seized hundreds of fake COVID-19 vaccines following a global alert issued by Interpol warning vaccines would be a prime target for criminal networks.
Clubhouse app: what is it and how do you get an invite to the exclusive audio app?
The exclusive invitation-only social networking app is a hybrid of conference calls, talkback radio and Houseparty
Controversy as EU considers vaccine passports in time for summer travel
The European Commission will present a proposal in March on creating an EU-wide digital Covid-19 vaccination passport that may allow Europeans to travel more freely over the pea...
More bad news for Google as Indian media demand lion's share of ad revenue
An Indian media association has demanded Google pay more to local newspapers for using their content, just after Australia passed a hotly-contested law to compel global tech com...
'Free Speech' App Parler Initiates Fresh Legal Challenge Against Amazon, Drops Anti-Trust Lawsuit
Since it was removed from Amazon on allegations of being unable to police content, the company had been involved in legal challenges against its former host. After repeated fail...
FBI Pushing Tech Firms to Write Own Backdoors Into Encrypted Messaging Apps, Director Tells Congress
The US has on spurious grounds banned Chinese tech firms for ostensibly placing surveillance backdoors into their technology on behalf of the Chinese government. However, the he...
Red Star Macalline by M Moser Associates: 2020 Best of Year Winner for Large Corporate Office
Relocating a 330,000-square-foot office is no small feat. That’s what M Moser was tasked with when hired to conceive a three-story headquarters for furniture retailer Red Star M...
SoundCloud to Become First Music Platform With 'Fan-Powered' Artist Payments
German-based SoundCloud music platform said on Tuesday it introduced a new payment system under which independent artists will gain royalties based on the number of their actual...
Britain's financial watchdog must act faster in fraud cases, says boss
Britain’s financial watchdog must act faster on scams, its chair said on Monday as he announced that senior officials face pay cuts and no bonuses following criticism of the reg...
Suspected ‘money mule’ arrested as part of probe into €1.1m fraud
A 22-year-old man who was arrested today is suspected of storing over €120,000 in his bank account which was stolen by an organised crime gang in a €1.1m fraud.
The Best Fashion Moments From Super Bowl Halftime Performers
Super Bowl halftime performers are one of the best parts of the big event. Sure, football fans tune in for the actual game, but non-sport followers are here for the show.
How Twitter Was Used To Defend Saudi Crown Prince Role In Khashoggi Case
Such tweets were part of broad effort by Saudi accounts, working in both English and Arabic, to shape the public narrative around the role of the crown prince in Khashoggi's kil...
Google won't use other web tracking tools after phasing out cookies
Alphabet Inc’s Google will not build or use alternate tools to track web browsing traffic once it begins phasing out existing technology from its Chrome browser next year, it sa...
Parler sues Amazon again, after dropping original lawsuit
Parler, a social media app popular among right-wing groups, filed a new lawsuit accusing Amazon.com Inc of trying to destroy its business following the Jan. 6 storming of the U....
Google promises to drop personalised ad tracking
Google has promised not to develop any new way of tracking individual users for adverts once it phases out its current method.
South Africa's information regulator says WhatsApp cannot share users' contact information
Facebook Inc cannot share any contact information it collects from WhatsApp users in South Africa with its other properties without first obtaining authorisation from the countr...
Parler drops Amazon web-hosting legal challenge
Parler has withdrawn its antitrust action against Amazon, two months after filing the case against the tech giant.
Amazon changes app logo that 'resembles Adolf Hitler'
Amazon has quickly changed its main shopping-app logo, after commentators said the recent redesign made it look like Adolf Hitler.
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