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Big Brother and Celebrity Big Brother are officially ending

Big Brother and Celebrity Big Brother are officially ending

Entertainment
The makers of Big Brother have announced that the show is being axed at the end of the current series.Big Brother's Twitter account shared the news that the 19th series, launching on Friday night, would be the last.Channel 5 confirmed Celebrity Big Brother was also ending.The show first appeared on screens in 2000 and was extremely popular, but viewing figures have dwindled in recent years.A spokesperson told the BBC: "The forthcoming series of Big Brother will be the last - of either celebrity or civilian versions - on Channel 5. "We'd like to thank Endemol and all of the production team who have worked tirelessly to make the show a success." Endemol released a statement shortly after Channel 5's announcement to say they were "d...
US officially repeals net neutrality rules

US officially repeals net neutrality rules

Technology
The US has officially repealed rules that governed the way net providers treated the data that travelled across their networks.The net neutrality rules said companies had to treat all data equally.Enacted in 2015, the rules sought to stop providers giving preferential treatment to sites and services that paid them to accelerate their data.And critics fear repealing them may see consumers charged extra for anything more than the most basic service.Public protests greeted the Federal Communications Commission's plan to end use of the rules, with many saying it could have an impact on free speech.But, in December, the FCC voted to repeal the rules. And the regulations expired on Monday. Media playback i...
Kevin White: Chicago Bears officially put WR on I.R., promote WR Gentry to active roster

Kevin White: Chicago Bears officially put WR on I.R., promote WR Gentry to active roster

Sports
Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Wide receiver Kevin White has landed on injured reserve after suffering a serious injury for the third consecutive season.White, 25, was the No. 7 overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. He had two catches for six yards in the Chicago Bears' loss Sunday to the Atlanta Falcons before exiting with a fractured shoulder blade. The Bears also added linebacker Jerrell Freeman to injured reserve due to a pectoral injury.Freeman, a six-year veteran, had 110 combined tackles in 12 games last season.Chicago also signed linebacker Jonathan Anderson and wide receiver Tanner Gentry to its active roster from its practice squad. The Bears signed running back Joshua Rounds and wide receiver Mario Alford to their practice squad. Chicago released wide receiver Rueben Randle from its injured re...