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Google is Compensating Android and iPhone Customers for a Serious Data Violation with Over $400 Million

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A $391.5 million settlement reached by Google has been praised as “a historic success for consumers in an era of growing dependence on technology.”

A Massive Data Breach

The study looked at claims that Google kept track of the locations of some users even after they turned off monitoring.

The Associated Press published a story in 2018 that first brought up allegations of the privacy breach.

The claims were eventually expanded by Princeton computer scientists to include hundreds of millions of iPhone users as well as over two billion Android users who use Google.

Google received criticism for disrespecting and jeopardizing the privacy of those users because, according to a study, location data might expose a person’s routines or identity.

It’s claimed that Google made a lot of money off the collecting of such private information.

More location data, in the opinion of state officials, enables the technology giant to target consumers with more precise marketing.

According to financial documents, advertising accounted for $257 billion (£215 billion) of the company’s annual revenue.

The attorneys general charged Google with lying about how it records users’ locations since 2014 despite the charges only coming to light in 2018.

Following the internet company’s last-month $80 million (£67 billion) settlement with Arizona, numerous states, including Texas and Washington, accused Google of breaking their consumer protection laws and filed lawsuits against it.

Along with promising to be more open with its users when it comes to collecting location data and making it easier for users to opt in or out, Google also agreed to a $391.5 million (£330 million) settlement pay-out with 40 US states.

William Tong, the Connecticut attorney general, issued a statement in response to the agreement.

It says: “In an era of growing dependence on technology, this $391.5 million settlement is a historic victory for consumers.

“There are many reasons why a consumer may choose to opt-out of tracking,” says Google, “and location data is among the most sensitive and valuable personal information Google collects.”

According to Jose Castaneda, a Google spokesperson, “We have settled this investigation, which was based on out-of-date product policies that we changed years ago,” in line with the advancements we’ve made recently.

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Floyd Mayweather Expresses in Buying an NBA Team

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‘Money’ Mayweather is renowned for his enormous wealth; according to Forbes, he is thought to be worth $285 million. The legendary boxer has stated that he wants to own an NBA club and that he has already made a sizable offer for one.

A Huge Announcement

In recent footage from an unidentified event, Mayweather was seen being interviewed and confirming that he has made a first offer for majority ownership of a team. He did not specify the team in which he had already expressed interest, but he did state that he would be open to either buying an expansion team in Seattle or Las Vegas or examining any current franchises that might be for sale.

Some Top Prospects

In response to the question of whether this was Vegas, he said: “It could be the Vegas franchise, it could be the Seattle franchise, or I could be buying a franchise that’s already up-and-running. The first offer, we offered them a little over $2 billion for majority ownership. Do I have it? Absolutely, absolutely I have it.”

Mayweather reportedly earned $65 million earlier this year after competing in a boxing match in Miami against YouTuber Logan Paul. Indeed a big sum, and we believe we have a good idea of where it might be going soon.

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After Witnessing a Monkey Remove and Re-Put on a Man’s Jacket, People are Persuaded that “Monkeys are Humans”

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Amazing video of a monkey removing and putting on a man’s jacket has convinced many that “monkeys are humans.”

Evolution Revolution

Primates, a varied order of animals, include both humans and monkeys.

However, because humans are not related to monkeys or any other current-day primate, they differ slightly from them.

Although chimpanzees and humans both descend from the same ape progenitor, human evolution diverged from chimpanzee evolution.

A remarkable new TikTok video may well prove that there is some validity to the idea that humans and monkeys can share some traits.

In a video posted to the @steff tay TikTok account, we see a man in what appears to be a petting zoo with a monkey staring directly at him.

The crowd laughs and stares in disbelief as the cheeky monkey proceeds to unzip the man’s jacket.

Next, the monkey tries to remove the guy’s jacket but finds it a little tough, so the man slowly lowers it to assist the fumbling primate.

However, the monkey has no trouble removing the remaining portions of the jacket as it falls to the ground.

Amazingly, the monkey—whose name is George, it turns out—picks up the jacket and tries to put it on.

The crowd laughs and stares in disbelief as the cheeky monkey proceeds to unzip the man’s jacket.

Next, the monkey tries to remove the guy’s jacket but finds it a little tough, so the man slowly lowers it to assist the fumbling primate.

However, the monkey has no trouble removing the remaining portions of the jacket as it falls to the ground.

Amazingly, the monkey—whose name is George, it turns out—picks up the jacket and tries to put it on.

People in the TikTok comments were equally astonished, with many finding it funny.

Imagine, someone added, that he simply zips it up and strolls off.

“I don’t like when you guys laugh at him because I feel like he can comprehend,” the second said.

Additionally, a third person remarked, “I thought the monkey was preparing to move west when it asked for his jacket.”

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According to the NHS, the Most Agonizing Experiences People Can Have

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The worst aches that people can endure have been revealed by the NHS.

These are definitely the worst list

Since everyone has a varied pain threshold and perceives things differently, pain can vary from person to person.

The NHS considers 20 medical disorders and illnesses to be the worst of all time, though.

You may check below to see if you’ve undergone any of the most agonizing medical procedures listed by the NHS, not that it should be a competition—not it’s even a rewarding or enjoyable one to be a part of.

The most traumatic events that can make it difficult for people to carry out daily chores and so be “disabling,” in no particular order, are:

Arthritis,

Migraine,

Sciatica,

Endometriosis,

Acute pancreatitis,

Trigeminal neuralgia,

Sickle cell disease,

Slipped disc,

Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS),

Frozen shoulder,

Cluster headache

Shingles,

Kidney stones,

Appendicitis,

Broken bones,

Pain after surgery,

Fibromyalgia (FMS)

Stomach ulcer,

Gout,

Heart attack.

The NHS describes fibromyalgia as a chronic disorder that produces “pain all over the body” and is included on the list.

One in ten women experiences endometriosis, a chronic disorder in which tissue that resembles the lining of the womb grows in other locations, such as the ovaries and fallopian tubes.

Trigeminal neuralgia, described as “a sudden, acute facial pain,” also qualifies.

Along with Shingles, which I’ve had the incredible pleasure of personally experiencing, and let me tell you, it’s horrible, it’s frequently described as strong shooting pain or as feeling like an electric shock in the jaw, teeth, or gums.

Dr. Gary LeRoy adds “toothache” and “back discomfort” to the list in addition to these.

According to him, 80% of people will experience chronic lower back pain at some point in their lives because as Homo sapiens, who are always bending, stooping, pushing, and tugging, we develop musculoskeletal back discomfort.

We frequently ignore the items above the neck when it comes to toothaches, and this is because they are so common.

If you are in excruciating pain and are unable to “work, sleep, or provid[e] sustenance” for yourself, you should get in touch with a doctor right away.

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