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App offers $1m reward to anyone who can prove it was part of smear campaign

App offers $1m reward to anyone who can prove it was part of smear campaign

Technology
Popular video messaging app Houseparty is offering a $ 1m (£811,000) bounty to anyone who can prove it has been targeted by a commercial "smear campaign".Hundreds of social media claims began circulating on Monday that the app has led to other accounts being hacked. Houseparty denied the claims, saying "the service is secure, has never been compromised, and doesn't collect passwords for other sites". The app allows users to make group video calls and take part in quizzes and games.It has surged in popularity in recent weeks as many countries have introduced social distancing measures during the coronavirus pandemic.
Serie A anti-racism campaign: Monkey artwork condemned by AC Milan and Roma

Serie A anti-racism campaign: Monkey artwork condemned by AC Milan and Roma

Sports
AC Milan say they "strongly disagree" with and were not consulted about the use of monkeys in artwork for a Serie A anti-racism campaign.The 'No To Racism' posters show three monkeys with painted faces.It comes less than three weeks after clubs pledged to combat Italian football's "serious problem". "Art can be powerful, but we strongly disagree with the use of monkeys as images in the fight against racism," said an AC Milan statement.The club added they were "surprised by the total lack of consultation" over the artwork, which will be displayed at Serie A headquarters in Milan.AS Roma also expressed their "surprise", adding: "We understand the league wants to tackle racism but we don't belie...
Gareth Southgate says England ‘further ahead’ than after last qualification campaign

Gareth Southgate says England ‘further ahead’ than after last qualification campaign

Sports
Media playback is not supported on this device Gareth Southgate says his England side are "further ahead" than they were at the corresponding stage of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup.Southgate's side finished fourth at the finals in Russia and go to Euro 2020 next summer as one of the top seeds. "I think the team have belief, for sure, you can see the confidence," Southgate said. "They have got the confidence to control games with possession, and they know they're going to score goals." England at Euro 2020: What do we know about their prospects?England's mixed bag ...
Student debt is a ‘top tier’ issue in 2020 presidential campaign. What the candidates are proposing

Student debt is a ‘top tier’ issue in 2020 presidential campaign. What the candidates are proposing

Finance
Democratic presidential hopefuls in partnership with Univision at Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas on September 12, 2019.Frederic J. Brown | AFP | Getty ImagesStudent loan borrowers have reason to pay close attention to the 2020 presidential campaign.Many of the Democratic presidential candidates have detailed plans to address what increasingly is called a student loan crisis.Education debt in the U.S. has eclipsed credit card and auto debt. Today the average college graduate leaves school $ 30,000 in the red, up from $ 10,000 in the 1990s, and nearly 1 in 3 student loan borrowers are in delinquency or default. Research has shown that the debt makes it harder for people to buy houses and cars, start businesses and families, save or invest.More than half of Americans say student ...