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Source: The Guradian

WhatsApp puts limit on message forwarding to fight fake news

Today 19:05 GMT

WhatsApp users will be blocked from forwarding messages to more than five individuals or groups under new rules the messaging service is rolling out worldwide to fight the spread of misinformation.

They said Facebook should restrict broadcasts so that a single user cannot text hundreds of others at once, and limit the size of new groups during the electoral period.

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Source: BBC

Should women be able to freeze eggs longer?

Today 15:25 GMT

Women who freeze their eggs should be allowed to keep them for longer than 10 years, fertility experts are telling the government.

"If you want to freeze your eggs in your late 20s, you might not then have decided you want to use them by your late 30s." "It's discriminatory against women and removing an option for them to take charge of their reproductive system.

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Source: BBC

WhatsApp restricts message-sharing

Today 15:25 GMT

WhatsApp is limiting all its members to forwarding any single message up to five times in an effort to tackle the spread of false information on the platform.

However, the use of end-to-end encryption by WhatsApp means its messages can only be read by their senders and recipients, limiting the firm's ability to spot false reports. But at the end of last year, the Indian press reported that the government was considering a change to the law that would force Facebook to police WhatsApp for "unlawful" content.

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Source: DW

Will Germany use autobahn speed limits to cut carbon emissions?

Saturday 21:49 GMT

Germany could face hefty EU fines if it fails to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, and observers see the transport sector, alongside energy and housing, as a key to meeting emissions reduction targets.

The issues of speed limits and fuel tax hikes are highly unpopular in Germany — not least due to the work of the country's powerful automobile lobby — and reactions to Friday's publication of the working paper were swift.

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Source: Common Domain

How Drew Brees Pushes the Limits of Quarterback Accuracy

Saturday 17:14 GMT

Drew Brees dropped back to pass against the Minnesota Vikings this season, and something unusual happened: He threw an interception.

Brees followed that by throwing two more passes, both complete and the second one for a touchdown—winning the game and giving the Saints home-field advantage throughout the playoffs.


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