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Tottenham condemn ‘abhorrent’ racial abuse of Heung-min Son after defeat to Man United as South Korea forward becomes latest Premier League star to be targeted online

Tottenham condemn ‘abhorrent’ racial abuse of Heung-min Son after defeat to Man United as South Korea forward becomes latest Premier League star to be targeted online

Sports
Tottenham have condemned the ‘abhorrent’ racial abuse directed at Heung-min Son on social media after their 3-1 loss to Manchester United. The South Korea forward gave Spurs a 40th-minute lead, before second-half goals from Fred, Edinson Cavani and Mason Greenwood turned the game around on Sunday. Getty Son was racially abused on social media on Sunday evening But Son was in the spotlight before his opener when he went down under contact from Scott McTominay in the build-up to a Cavani goal, which was disallowed by referee Chris Kavanagh after a VAR review. Son has since become the latest Premier League star to be subjected to vile racial abuse online as Rhian Brewster, Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford and more have suffered the same f...
Online porn websites promote ‘sexually violent’ videos

Online porn websites promote ‘sexually violent’ videos

Technology
Getty ImagesOne in eight porn videos promoted to first-time users of the UK's leading adult sites are labelled with text describing sexually violent acts, according to a study.It analysed titles and descriptions of 131,738 videos on Pornhub, XVideos and XHamster's launch pages.One researcher said the prevalence of descriptions of rape, physical abuse and incest was "shocking".The sites have challenged the study and said they remove illegal content.The findings are published in the latest issue of The British Journal of Criminology.The researchers involved took hourly screenshots of the homepages on the three most popular porn websites, over a six-month period between 2017 and 2018.Descriptions and titles - but not the content of the videos themselves - were searched-for keywords that corre...
Parler app back online after month-long gap

Parler app back online after month-long gap

Technology
ParlerControversial social-media app Parler has come back online after more than a month without service. The Twitter-like app was a favourite among supporters of former US President Donald Trump and right-wing conservatives. It was banned from Google and Apple's app stores and Amazon's web-hosting service, after an armed mob broke into the US Capitol building on 6 January.But now, the self-styled free-speech platform says it is "here to stay". The app was not available for all users immediately, however.And users reported their posts from the previous version had vanished from their profiles. 'Independent technology'Parler said the plan was to bring the service back online for existing users first, with new users able to sign up in a week's time.And it was no longer working with a "big-te...
The Latest: Online vaccine appointments filling up in Kansas

The Latest: Online vaccine appointments filling up in Kansas

Health
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California is reporting a one-day record of 764 COVID-19 deaths but the rate of new infections is falling.The deaths reported Friday by the California Department of Public Health top the previous mark of 708 set on Jan. 8. In the last two days California has recorded 1,335 deaths.Hospitalizations and newly confirmed cases have been falling, however, and health officials are growing more optimistic that the worst of the latest surge is over.The 23,024 new cases reported Friday are less than half the mid-December peak of nearly 54,000. Hospitalizations have fallen below 20,000, a drop of more than 10% in two weeks.———THE VIRUS OUTBREAK:Dr. Fauci says a lack of candor about the coronavirus under President Donald Trump “very likely” cost lives. Japan is publicly ad...
Jack’s back: Chinese e-tycoon ends silence with online video

Jack’s back: Chinese e-tycoon ends silence with online video

Technology
China’s highest-profile entrepreneur, e-commerce billionaire Jack Ma, has appeared in a video posted online, ending a 2 1/2-month disappearance from public view that prompted speculation about his status and his business empire’s futureBy JOE McDONALD AP Business WriterJanuary 20, 2021, 7:25 AM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleBEIJING -- China’s highest-profile entrepreneur, Jack Ma, appeared Wednesday in an online video, ending a 2 1/2-month absence from public view that prompted speculation about the future of the e-commerce billionaire and his Alibaba Group.In the 50-second video, Ma congratulated teachers supported by his foundation and made no mention of his disappearance or official efforts to tighten control over Alibaba and other internet companies over...