Google Chrome is trying to help its browser users have better peace of mind when surfing the web. To that end, the Chrome browser is introducing several new privacy-related features. However, they’re aimed at making privacy easy to understand and use. Before you check these features out, know that they apply only to Google Chrome on Android, Windows, Mac, Linux, and Chrome OS, and they’re still being released as of writing. So don’t panic if it’s not yet updated on your end! Per-site permissions The Lock icon to the left of the address bar not only keeps track of the website’s permissions to your information, but it now lets you toggle permissions too. For example, you can disable permissions to certain features, like Camera or Location - it all depends on what the website is asking for and whether you’re comfortable enough to share access. A future update by Google will add the ability to delete that website from your browsing history directly from that Lock icon. Android ... » Learn More about Google Chrome introduces per-site permissions, new privacy shortcuts, and additional phishing detection
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TOKYO: A pair of goals from Swedish forward Stina Blackstenius spelled catastrophe for the United States on Wednesday, as they suffered a shock 3-0 defeat in their Tokyo 2020 debut. Fifth-ranked Sweden put the pressure on almost immediately with three shots in the first eight minutes, as the four-time Olympic gold medalists showed little sign of the stellar unbeaten run they have enjoyed since 2019. Forward Stina Blackstenius converted in the 25th minute, rocketing a header past U.S. keeper Alyssa Naeher with an assist from Sofia Jakobsson. The goalie had five saves in the first half as a dominant Swedish forward line crashed through the Americans' defences. Midfielder Rose Lavelle nearly equalised with a header in minute 45 off a corner kick from Christen Press but hit the post. The addition of veteran midfielder Julie Ertz did little to revive the U.S. in the second half, as Blackstenius again scored in the 54th minute. The match was personal for Team USA: The Swedes ... » Learn More about Olympics-Soccer-Sweden’s women stun US with 3-0 thrashing in Tokyo opener
SINGAPORE: Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC posted its highest returns since 2015 for the latest financial year, but said it remains cautious in an uncertain macro environment due to a protracted COVID-19 pandemic and stretched valuations. In its 2020/21 annual report released on Friday (Jul 23), GIC said its 20-year annualised real rate of return came in at 4.3 per cent for the year ended Mar 31. This is up from 2.7 per cent in the previous financial year and the highest since 2015 when real returns hit 4.9 per cent . The 20-year metric – a primary indicator of GIC’s investment performance – is a “rolling” return where years are dropped and added as the computation window moves. For instance, the figure for FY2020/21 represented the average annual return of GIC’s portfolio between April 2001 and March 2021, with global inflation taken into account. The spike in the real rate of return was partly due to the “poor year” in FY2000/01, caused by the dot-com crash, being ... » Learn More about GIC’s annualised real return at highest since 2015; remains cautious amid uncertain environment
India's total COVID-19 cases passed 18 million on Thursday, April 29, after another world record number of daily infections, as gravediggers worked around the clock to bury victims and hundreds more were cremated in makeshift pyres in parks and parking lots. India reported 379,257 new infections and 3,645 new deaths on Thursday, health ministry data showed, the highest number of fatalities in a single day since the start of the pandemic. The world's second most populous nation is in deep crisis, with hospitals and morgues overwhelmed. Mumbai gravedigger Sayyed Munir Kamruddin, 52, said he and his colleagues were working nonstop to bury victims. "I'm not scared of COVID, I've worked with courage. It's all about courage, not about fear," he said. "This is our only job. Getting the body, removing it from the ambulance, and then burying it." Each day, thousands of Indians search frantically for hospital beds and life- saving oxygen for sick ... » Learn More about India infections top 18 million as gravediggers work round the clock
TOKYO: Britain's Adam Peaty clocked a scorching heat time on Saturday (Jul 24) to kickstart the defence of his Olympic 100m breaststroke crown on the opening day at the Tokyo pool, but Japanese world champion Daiya Seto failed to make the 400m medley final. Peaty, 26, who has lowered the world record five times and is arguably the greatest ever over the distance, hit the wall in an eye-catching 57.56 sec. And he's just getting warmed up. "Of course, a heat's a heat. I always have cobwebs, I did in Rio, and I always build on that," he said at a 15,000-seat Tokyo Aquatics Center devoid of fans, but with US First Lady Jill Biden poolside on the first of nine days of action. "I was a bit shaky on the start, for some reason I was ripping it a bit too hard but there's a lot of variables when it comes to the Olympics." Peaty appears unstoppable heading into Sunday's semi-finals, but he does have competition from Arno Kamminga, who clocked a monster 57.90 in May to be the only ... » Learn More about Olympics: Britain’s Peaty on fire but Japanese Seto sinks in Olympic pool
Iconic moment: Charles, Prince of Wales, kisses his bride, Lady Diana Spencer on the balcony of Buckingham Palace on July 29, 1981, after their wedding PARIS - Their fairy-tale marriage 40 years ago this month was dubbed the "wedding of the century". But for Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer it would all end in tears, recriminations and tragedy, with the after-effects still being felt by the British royals today. Presidents and prime ministers as well as the crowned heads of Europe and beyond streamed into St Paul's Cathedral in London on July 29, 1981 for the ceremony, which was watched on television by 750 million people around the world. Here is an account of the wedding based on AFP reporting of the time. - Love and fanfare - The marriage of Charles, a bachelor of 32, and his 20-year-old blushing bride was a heady mix of "love and protocol", wrote AFP special correspondent Michel Leclercq on the day. The famous kiss from the balcony of Buckingham Palace which was ... » Learn More about Charles and Diana’s ‘wedding of the century’
I WAS already tired of the gee-whiz coverage of Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos going into space before Branson actually went there last Sunday (or, went somewhere close, depending on your definition of space). But much of the coverage since has absolutely worn me out with its treatment of Branson as a heroic figure and his joy ride some 50 miles (85km) above earth as if it was a monumental moment in human exploration and consciousness. “Really, it’s a moment that gives you goose bumps,” Rachel Crane, CNN innovation correspondent said Sunday morning on the channel shortly after Branson’s craft landed. “As a reporter, we all have those moments that we put in the memory book forever, that we know we’re never going to forget, we’re going to hold onto the rest of our lives. I have got to tell you, this is one of those for me.” Obviously, Crane is free to enshrine whatever memories she wants in her memory book, but I don’t think I will be slotting Branson’s marketing moment last Sunday ... » Learn More about Can we please try to get a little less gung-ho in our adulation for rich guys in space?