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Amazon is still selling broken Jawbone fitness trackers in the US after pulling them in the UK

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Amazon is still selling defunct Jawbone fitness trackers after removing them from sale in the UK following an investigation by consumer charity Which?.
Jawbone’s supporting app Jawbone UP ceased to function in May, rendering the devices useless. It follows the company going into liquidation last year.
The app had been broken for more than four weeks when Which? found UK retailers Amazon, Groupon, and Selfridges were still selling the trackers.
All three removed the items from sale. But Business Insider found Jawbone fitness trackers still for sale on Amazon and Groupon’s US sites.

Amazon is still selling useless Jawbone fitness trackers in the US after removing them from sale in Britain following an investigation by consumer charity Which?.

Jawbone UP, the companion app to the fitness tracker, has been down for more than four weeks. Users have complained on social media about being unable to login to their accounts, sync data, or even start the app at all — effectively rendering the Jawbone device useless.See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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When do Republicans start to bail on Scott Pruitt? When Trump finally starts to care

WASHINGTON, D.C. - MAY 9: (AFP-OUT) Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency Scott Pruitt listens as President Donald Trump speaks about three hostages released from North Korea, during a Cabinet meeting May 9, 2018 in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Al Drago-Pool/Getty Images)Al Drago-Pool/Getty Images

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has managed to stay alive in Washington, despite a laundry list of scandals and allegations of taxpayer abuse and improprieties.
Republican lawmakers shrug off the scandals as unhelpful and distracting, but by and large support the policies that Pruitt is implementing at the EPA.
President Donald Trump has maintained a positive view of Pruitt, despite constant negative press from the growing list of scandals.

WASHINGTON — Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has managed to stay at the helm of the agency tasked with massive deregulation under the Trump presidency despite a never-ending onslaught of scandals, allegations of improprieties, and just plain unflattering headlines.

While it initially seemed inevitable that Republicans would pressure Pruitt to resign or President Donald Trump would fire him, that day has not come, and why that is so is anyone’s guess.See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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A boat full of migrants has finally arrived in Spain after a nine-day standoff

The Dattilo rescue ship arrives to port in Valencia, Spain, June 17, 2018.REUTERS / Heino Kalis

A group of migrants has finally arrived in Spain after being stranded in the Mediterranean for nine days.
The 629 migrants were rejected from ports in Italy and Malta before arriving in Spain.

VALENCIA, Spain (Reuters) – Hundreds of migrants pulled from the Mediterranean by a rescue ship arrived at the Spanish port of Valencia on Sunday, ending a grueling nine-day voyage but leaving wide open a fierce debate in Europe over how to handle immigration.

Spain swooped in to help 629 mainly sub-Saharan Africans on board the Aquarius last week, offering the charity-run ship a berth 700 nautical miles away after Italy and Malta refused to let it dock.See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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This striking league table reveals that Facebook and YouTube are the worst offenders when it comes to exposing children to sex, violence, and suicide

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Facebook and YouTube are the worst offenders when it comes to exposing children to suicide, violence, bullying, and sex, according to Britain’s highest-profile children’s charity.
The NSPCC gathered reviews from more than 4,000 parents and young people and slapped Facebook and YouTube with a red warning in a league table of tech companies.
The findings were published a day after the British government announced it would introduce laws to rein in social media companies, including fining them for having users under the age of 13.

A striking league table has shown that Facebook and YouTube are the worst offenders when it comes to exposing children to some of the darkest and most adult themes on the internet.

Britain’s highest-profile children’s charity, the NSPCC, produced the league table after gathering reviews from more than 4,000 parents and young people. It features the “riskiest sites” when it comes to content involving suicide, violence, bullying, sex, and other adult themes.See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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It looks like Steve Bannon is beginning his comeback

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Steve Bannon is plotting his comeback.
He’s planning to unleash a pro-Trump ad campaign ahead of the 2018 midterms.
And he wants to get into cryptocurrency.

It looks like Steve Bannon is beginning his comeback.

Nearly a year after he departed the White House as chief strategist, and about half a year after he was eviscerated by President Donald Trump for the comments he made to journalist Michael Wolff in his book “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” Bannon is reportedly pushing forward on two fronts in what looks like an attempt to regain relevance in electoral politics.See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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What the cast of ‘Out of the Box’ is doing 20 years later

“Out of the Box” was a popular children’s show that aired from 1998 to 2004. The hosts, Tony and Vivian, sang and made crafts inside of an imaginary box made entirely out of cardboard. We caught up with them 20 years after the first episode aired. Tony has also announced the “Tony James: Outside the Box” tour, a special set of appearances across the US and Canada that give fans of the show a chance to meet him in person. Following is a transcript of the video.

Tony: People always ask me what are some of my strongest memories from the show, what are some of my favorite episodes, and really, they’re all wonderful in their own way, but what I really remember if Viv’s laughter.

Vivian: I love Tony. (Laughs) And there’s my laugh.See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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The Queen’s bank is investigating an employee for wearing an obscene hat on a work trip

RTR41ZS6A man walks past the name of Coutts displayed on a branch of the bank in central London August 11, 2014.Reuters

A Coutts employee was pictured wearing a rude hat during a company-sponsored charity trip.
The pictures were posted on Twitter and have since been the subject of an internal investigation.
The probe come just months after a senior staff member at the bank resigned following allegations of verbal and physical harassment.

Coutts, the bank used by the British Royal Family, is at the centre of a second sexism scandal of the year after images emerged of a staff member wearing a lewd hat during a work sponsored trip.

The pictures, which were posted on Twitter in October 2017, show an unknown Coutts employee sitting at a dinner table wearing a hat adorned with what appears to be a novelty penis. It is believed that the incident, which was first reported by The Wall Street Journal, took place during a charity cricket trip to Rwanda sponsored by the bank.See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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