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Dating App Tinder Comes With Warnings for Scammers
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Dating App Tinder Comes With Warnings for Scammers

Dating app Tinder will warn users about scammers operating on the platform. Messages also appear in other dating apps from parent company Match Group that alert users to the types of scams that often occur. Apps like Tinder, which allows you to select a possible date while swiping, have overgrown. This makes the apps a popular area for criminals who try to steal their 'match' money. In the United States alone, the damage from this type of fraud amounts to an average of $ 300 million per year, the Federal Trade Commission calculated based on data from 2020. Match Group advises people looking for dates on Tinder or other apps never to send money to people they've never met. You should also be extra suspicious if someone who presents himself as a wealthy or successful person comes ...
HBO Loses Subscribers Due to End of Amazon Agreement
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HBO Loses Subscribers Due to End of Amazon Agreement

Video streaming service HBO Max and pay channel HBO to have nearly two million fewer subscribers in the United States than three months ago.   That's because a distribution agreement with Amazon has ended. HBO was also previously available on Amazon Prime. Nevertheless, the number of subscribers to HBO MAX and HBO grew worldwide. HBO has 69.4 million subscribers worldwide, of which over 45 million are in the United States. This puts the company well behind competitor Netflix, which has 214 million worldwide. Separate figures for the number of subscribers of streaming service HBO Max were never given parent company AT&T, making the figures difficult to compare. But many consumers are more inclined to subscribe to a streaming service than a pay channel. That is why HBO Max is s...
Dating App Tinder is Fighting Fake Profiles
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Dating App Tinder is Fighting Fake Profiles

Dating app Tinder takes a new measure to combat fake accounts. Users will have their identity verified so that others can be sure that their account is genuine. The service will initially be voluntary, Tinder announced.   Tinder already tested the account verification in Japan in 2019 and will roll out the service worldwide in the coming months. "We know that one of the most valued things Tinder can do to help members feel harmless is to give them more sureness that their matches are real and to give them more controller over who they interact with", it reads on Tinder. According to the British channel Sky News, the accounts will be controlled by computers and humans. For example, algorithms will check the user's photos, while the user may also be asked to take some selfies in real...
Prince Harry & Duchess Meghan: Your Friend Makes William & Kate Run Cold
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Prince Harry & Duchess Meghan: Your Friend Makes William & Kate Run Cold

Skillfully ignored! Priyanka Chopra, the actress and a good friend of Duchess Meghan, lets Prince William and Duchess Kate play at a tennis tournament.   Prince William (39) and Duchess Kate (39, born Kate Middleton) currently do not have a good relationship with Prince Harry (36) and his wife, Duchess Meghan (39, born Meghan Markle). After various revelations about the British royal family, including in an interview with Oprah Winfrey (67), there is a crisis between the royal family members. Now William and Kate met a friend of Meghan's at the final of the tennis tournament in Wimbledon: Priyanka Chopra (38). But the wife of singer Nick Jonas (28) gives the couple the cold shoulder. While the audience applauds as the duke couple enters the Royal Box, Chopra reacts with a clear ges...
Queen Elizabeth Withdraws CBE Award From Convicted Film Producer Harvey Weinstein
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Queen Elizabeth Withdraws CBE Award From Convicted Film Producer Harvey Weinstein

The Queen has officially withdrawn Harvey Weinstein's Commander of the British Empire (CBE) award. Weinstein had received that award in 2004.   He is now serving a 23-year prison sentence for sexual assault against women in the film industry and abuse of power. "The Queen has ordered that Harvey Weinstein's appointment as Commander of the Civil Section of the Order of the British Empire on January 29, 2004, be struck down and his name removed from the official register." That is the announcement of the decision in The London Gazette, virtually the official journal of Great Britain where official statements are published. Harvey Weinstein was sentenced to 23 years in prison in February this year for assaulting several women in the film industry. He is said to have used his great ...
Kevin Spacey Again Charged With Sexual Misconduct
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Kevin Spacey Again Charged With Sexual Misconduct

Two men charged Kevin Spacey on Wednesday with sexual misconduct in the 1980s. The men, who were minors at the time, are demanding damages.   Actor Anthony Rapp, who previously told his story, is one of the two alleged victims. He already said in 2017 that the actor tried to seduce him at a party as a 14-year-old boy. The other man who brought charges is anonymous. Rapp was the first to accuse the 61-year-old actor of sexual misconduct. This was followed by many more stories about Spacey's transgressive behaviour. Last year, civil and criminal cases were dropped in the US state of Massachusetts. In London, where Spacey worked for years as the artistic director of the Old Vic theatre, several investigations are still ongoing.
Japanese Costume Designer David Bowie Passed Away
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Japanese Costume Designer David Bowie Passed Away

Japanese fashion designer Kansai Yamamoto, known for his designs for David Bowie, has passed away.   Yamamoto suffered from leukaemia and passed away last week at the age of 76, his company said on Monday. The fashion designer was known for his avant-garde costumes. He also combined traditional Japanese prints with bright colours and turned them into exclusive designs. Yamamoto debuted in 1971 and was the first Japanese to hold a fashion show in London. The designer met Bowie in the 1970s and was responsible for multiple outfits by his alter egos Ziggy Stardust and Alladin Sane. Well-known designs are the long-playing record suit Tokyo Pop and a knitted brightly coloured bodysuit. Both pieces were featured in the travelling exhibition David Bowie Is between 2013 and 2018. The e...
Tiger King Joe Exotic is Going to Ask Trump for A Pardon
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Tiger King Joe Exotic is Going to Ask Trump for A Pardon

The Netflix star "Tiger King" star Joe Exotic has spent 22 years behind bars, after being found guilty of planning to murder his rival Carole Baskin and killing several lion cubs, according to a judge.   However, his legal team is trying to get Joe released and is turning to US President Donald Trump. TMZ reports this. According to sources, Joe's team is preparing a document to be sent to Trump to convince him that their client is innocent. To back up this statement, a bus was stickered by "Team Tiger," saying the cry for help, "President Trump, give Joe Exotic a presidential pardon!". At one of Trump's press conferences in recent weeks, a journalist raised the issue of Joe Exotic, following a tweet from Don Trump Jr., the President's eldest son, who openly wondered if 22 years i...
Josh Beames – Chasing the Unknown
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Josh Beames – Chasing the Unknown

What inspires you? I draw inspiration in the fact that there’re endless possibilities. There’s been so many things that I have experienced and witnessed that I just did not know existed and I’m sure there are still many more to come! Some photographers say that they see the world differently, and that they have a different perspective on life. What is your perspective on the world and on life? Ever since I got into photography I can most definitely say I see the world differently to how I once perceived it. I find fascination in the strangest places and perspectives that once would of been unnoticed to my eye.     What type of camera do you recommend? Equipment? Over the years Ive tried out many camera brands. I run work shops so I am still always helping clients wit...
Robert De Niro: “It Is Shameful What Trump Does”
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Robert De Niro: “It Is Shameful What Trump Does”

Robert De Niro: "It is Shameful what Trump Does." Donald Trump (73) and Robert De Niro (76): they probably won't become friends.   On Friday, the actor joined the premiere of his new film The Irishman behind a possible impeachment by the American president. "I hope the deposition continues," De Niro told. "He's such a good-for-nothing. Trump's shameful. He knows no ethics, has no morals. He's immoral." The actor has criticized Donald Trump several times. In April, he described the president as a "huge loser" and a "fake gangster." At the Tony Awards in 2018, De Niro already said "f * ck Trump", after which he described the president as "someone with a very low IQ".