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550-pound World War II bomb defused, removed in Potsdam, Germany

550-pound World War II bomb defused, removed in Potsdam, Germany

World
Oct. 10 (UPI) -- A 550-pound unexploded World War II-era bomb was successfully defused on Wednesday in Potsdam, Germany, after over 3,000 residents were evacuated. Nearby residences and nursing homes were emptied shortly before noon on Wednesday, and government offices were closed. Roads leading to the bomb site were closed on Wednesday morning, and railroad schedules were disrupted. The restricted area included the State Chancellery of Brandenburg, several ministries, a federal police office, the printing building of a local newspaper and two day care facilities. The city's fire department announced that the bomb's detonator, manufactured in the United States, would be detonated before the bomb could be moved. It was, with a loud bang, to defuse the bomb. After about 70 minutes of work b...
Gab user's anti-Semitic posts removed

Gab user's anti-Semitic posts removed

Technology
Two anti-Semitic posts have been deleted from fringe social network Gab after Microsoft, citing the content, threatened to take the site down.The posts were made by Patrick Little, who says he is running for US president and wants to remove Jewish people from America.Microsoft hosts Gab on its Azure cloud service.Gab's founder Andrew Torba said that one of the posts "unquestionably" broke the site's rules.The BBC has sent a request to Gab for comment.The social network describes itself as a platform for free speech, but much of the content on the site presents far-right viewpoints, including racist and anti-Semitic posts.'Malicious activity'"Gab's hosting provider, Microsoft Azure, has given us 48 hours to take action on two post...
Jawbone fitness trackers removed from online shops

Jawbone fitness trackers removed from online shops

Technology
Jawbone fitness trackers are no longer for sale at Amazon, Selfridges and GroupOn after a Which? investigation.The consumer group found that the trackers were no longer supported, so anyone buying the gadget would be unable to measure their progress.The consumer group investigated after seeing hundreds of customers complain about the gadgets.It said many people could be entitled to refunds as the devices have effectively stopped working."Retailers have a responsibility to ensure that products listed on websites or sold in stores are fully functional," said a Which? spokesperson. "This is especially relevant to products that include a digital component that's vital to operation, which is typically the case with wearables."Data los...