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China’s biggest messaging app accidentally translates ‘black foreigner’ to the N-word

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WeChat, China’s biggest messaging app, has apologised for a gaffe, where it translated the phrase “black foreigner” to the N-word.

The mistake was first spotted by Ann James, an American living in Shanghai. She translated an incoming Chinese message into English, which produced the text: “The n****r’s still late.”

The original Chinese message used a more neutral term, hei laowai, or “black foreigner.”

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Most Australians don’t care about being on a mass facial recognition database

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Last week, the Australian government unveiled its plan for driver’s license photos to be included on a national facial recognition database.

While there’s concern from experts about the erosion of people’s privacy and civil liberties, polling by research company Roy Morgan shows that most Australians don’t seem to care.

Only 32.5 percent of the 1,486 people surveyed via text message were concerned about mass facial…

Clinton and Trump were both offered data from Facebook. Only one jumped at the chance.

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Why did Hillary Clinton lose the election?

There are numerous reasons fair game for finger-pointing, but to truly leverage any of those elements required data and know-how. Russia clearly used both to help influence an election. They and others may have used that knowledge to spread fake news.

Nintendo fans bid farewell to the Miiverse in hilarious and touching ways

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As Nintendo’s social gaming hub, the Miiverse, comes to its end, Nintendo opened up a special board for community members to say goodbye to the Miiverse. The drawings and messages they shared are hilarious, impressive, and touching.

The Miiverse has been home to countless drawings, inane messages, tips, and jokes from Wii U and 3DS owners since 2012, but everything is going to be gone when it closes in a month. Hundreds of tributes have been posted to the special Everybody’s Message…

Burger King uses ‘IT’ movie to troll McDonald’s in the best way possible

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People at Burger King are sassy AF, as their epic Twitter trolling of arch-enemy McDonald’s shows.

Burger King uses ‘IT’ movie to troll McDonald’s in the best way possible

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People at Burger King are sassy AF, as their epic Twitter trolling of arch-enemy McDonald’s shows.

Stephen Colbert gives Hillary Clinton pictures of naked men as consolation prize

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A great many people felt a sinking feeling when Donald J. Trump won the race for president of the United States last November. For a select few, it meant they didn’t get to strip on TV. Lose-lose situation.

Hillary Clinton went on Stephen Colbert last night (does this quite make up for Spicer at the Emmys?) and Colbert told her that on election night he and his team had prepped material for her winning the…

Your Google Home will now help you find dates

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Dating apps have always been very hands on — full of swipes and texting — but now some of them are making the move to be hands-free.

Plenty of Fish announced on Tuesday that it’s launched an integration with Google Home, which will read your messages aloud to you and allow you to compose and send replies. The point of this, according to a statement from the company is to make “the process of sending a message easier by allowing a user to speak freely, rather than type – more in line with a…

Uber is in trouble after yet another sexist promo

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Oh, Uber.

Uber has come under fire again for a sexist campaign it ran for UberEats in India, to mark Wife Appreciation Day, which falls on Sept. 17.

“Dear Husbands, a gentle reminder — Today is Wife Appreciation Day!” the note issued to customers in Bangalore said.

“Order on UberEats and let your wife take a day off from the kitchen. Use promo code ‘nocookingday’.”

The promotional message was quickly slammed on…

Uber is in trouble after yet another sexist promo

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Oh, Uber.

Uber has come under fire again for a sexist campaign it ran for UberEats in India, to mark Wife Appreciation Day, which falls on Sept. 17.

“Dear Husbands, a gentle reminder — Today is Wife Appreciation Day!” the note issued to customers in Bangalore said.

“Order on UberEats and let your wife take a day off from the kitchen. Use promo code ‘nocookingday’.”

The promotional message was quickly slammed on…