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Netflix Thinks It’s So Great You Don’t Even Need to Check Out How Great It Is

If you haven’t yet subscribed to any of the major streaming services, first I have to ask: How have you avoided them? Second: You’ve missed the boat when it comes to trying the biggest names for free.

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Streaming giant Netflix quietly did away with its 30-day trial in the U.S., according to CNET, just like Disney+, which stopped offering free trials back in June. The U.S. is not the only market where Netflix has decided to end its free trial. The company ended trial periods in Mexico and several other countries as far back as two years ago.

“Free trials are not available, but you can still sign up and take advantage of all Netflix has to offer,” Netflix’s free trial help page now reads. In a statement to CNET, a Netflix spokesperson said the company is currently looking at differen marketing promotions in

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Check Detailed Analysis of GS Paper I (Science and Technology Section)

UPSC: The UPSC Civil Services Prelims 2020 Exam was held on 4 October. The science section in the UPSC CSE Prelims 2020 GS Paper I was dominated with Science and Technology and many questions were asked from current affairs including Blockchain Technology, Nanotubes, Artificial intelligence, etc. Let us have a look at the detailed analysis of Science and Technology questions.

1. With reference to carbon nanotubes, consider the following statements:

1. They can be used as carriers of drugs and antigens in the human body.
2. They can be made into artificial blood capillaries for an injured part of the human body.
3. They can be used in biochemical sensors.
4. Carbon nanotubes are biodegradable.
Which of the statements given above are correct?
(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 2, 3, and 4 only
(c) 1, 3, and 4 only
(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4
Ans. (d)
Explanation: Carbon

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How to check allotment status

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Computer Age Management Services IPO: How to check allotment status

The initial public offer (IPO) of Computer Age Management Services (CAMS) received an overwhelming response, subscribed as much as 46.93 times on the last day of bidding. The offer-for-sale issue received bids for 1.38 crore equity shares against the offer size of 1.28 crore equity shares. The quota for qualified institutional bidders (QIBs) was subscribed 73.18 times, retail quota 5.54 times and the employees’ quota 1.16 times.

The Rs 2,242-crore IPO of the technology-driven financial infrastructure and services provider to mutual funds and other financial institutions opened on September 21 and ended on September 23, at a price band of Rs 1229-Rs 1230.

The allotment date for Computer Age Management Services (CAMS) IPO is scheduled today, while listing of its equity shares on NSE and BSE will be on October 1, 2020.

Those who had bid

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This is how to run a privacy check

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By Geoffrey A. Fowler

How bad has privacy become on the World Wide Web? Really bad, a new audit shows.

At least 87% of the world’s most-popular web domains engage in some form of digital tracking without you ever signing in, according to investigative journalism nonprofit The Markup. Many, it found, even covertly record the way you move your mouse or type. This is the hidden tech that lets companies learn who you are, what you like and even the secrets you look at online so they can tailor what you see, make ads follow you around – or even sell your information to others.

The good news: You can run a privacy check on any site yourself by using the free tool made for the audit, called Blacklight. Think of it, in The

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Facebook users in Illinois may qualify for a $400 settlement check after the social media company used facial-recognition technology

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  • Illinois Facebook users may be eligible for up to $400 after a settlement was reached involving the website’s facial-tagging feature.
  • Facebook originally tried to settle for $550 million, but a judge bumped the number up to $650 million. 
  • In order to qualify, users must have lived in Illinois for six months and have a profile before 2017.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Some Facebook users in Illinois are eligible for up to $400 after a settlement was reached involving Facebook’s tagging feature, according to the Chicago Sun Times.


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In July, Reuters reported that Facebook agreed to pay $650 million after a lawsuit was filed alleging the company violated the state’s Biometric Information Privacy Act. The law states “[no] private entity may collect, store, or use biometric identifiers or information without providing prior notice to and

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People In Illinois Can Now Claim Their $400 Check From Facebook

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With every passing day, Facebook gives us more evidence that it’s incapable of running itself responsibly, and every day it faces zero consequences. The profits rise and the what-are-you-gonna-do shrugs get more emphatic. But today is different. Today, some of you out there have a chance to cause the social network a little pain for its misdeeds by claiming a $400 settlement check.

As Motherboard points out, Facebook users in Illinois have started to receive notifications on the platform informing them that they could be eligible to receive a payout. The money comes from a lawsuit that accused Facebook of violating the state’s laws on the collection and storage of biometric data without users’ consent. After fighting for several years, Facebook agreed to a $650 million settlement. That’s not going to break the bank for a company that posted more than $18

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Unilever is turning to a data pilot to check for deforestation in its supply chain

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An aerial view of large palm oil plantation in Indonesia.

  • Tracking the “first mile” of a supply chain, from farmer’s field to processing plant, has historically been difficult for large corporations, according to Unilever’s chief supply chain officer Marc Engel.
  • Unilever is using geolocation data and satellite imagery to identify places where deforestation may have occurred in a pilot with tech company Orbital Insight. 
  • Consumers also want to understand more about product sourcing, including information on fair pay, carbon footprint and animal welfare. 

Unilever is using a combination of advanced satellite imagery and geolocation data to help it understand exactly where some of its raw materials come from for its products, which range from Ben & Jerry’s ice cream to Axe deodorant.


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It has historically been hard for the firm and other multinationals to trace the exact origins of those ingredients down to the

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AP Top 25 Reality Check: When streaks end, but not really

For the first time since the end of the 2011 season, Ohio State is not ranked in the AP Top 25.

The Buckeyes’ streak of 132 straight poll appearances is the second-longest active streak in the country, behind Alabama’s 198.

Of course, in this strange season of COVID-19, Ohio State’s streak was neither extended nor ended when the first regular-season college football poll came out Sunday.

The Buckeyes were ranked No. 2 in the preseason Top 25, but they, along with eight other teams from the Big Ten and Pac-12, disappeared from the rankings once games started being played.

The AP instructed its voters to only consider teams scheduled to play this fall during regular-season voting. As of right now, the Big Ten, Pac-12, Mountain West and Mid-American Conference are not scheduled to play, but that might change soon with the Big Ten.

So what becomes of Ohio State’s streak?

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2 Democratic congresswomen say the police were called after they showed up at an Amazon warehouse to check on workers’ safety

a building with a metal fence: The inside of an Amazon fulfillment center in Robbinsville, New Jersey on December 2, 2019. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/File Photo

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  • Rep. Rashida Tlaib said in a tweet Friday that Amazon called the police on her and Rep. Debbie Dingell after they showed up at a Michigan warehouse to check on workers’ safety.
  • The Democratic lawmakers, both from Michigan, had come at the request of workers and the company itself, and were waiting for more than an hour, Tlaib said. 
  • Tlaib said they were eventually let in and both said they would share more soon.
  • Tlaib and Dingell have previously raised concerns about worker safety and called for a federal investigation into Amazon’s warehouse safety practices.
  • “There was an unfortunate misunderstanding when one of our night shift security guards was not expecting external visitors to be filming onsite and was not aware of the identity of those filming
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