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On-demand worker startup Bizzby spams users with innocent man’s address


Bizzby is a service that lets people book tradespeople and laborers on-demand — think of it like Handy or TaskRabbit. A few hours ago, it sent an email to all of its users — tradies and general public alike — asking if they’d like to install a thermostat for Reuben, from Hartlepool, England. Can someone *urgently* get a plumber to Reuben in Hartlepool, some app has just sent his contact details to their entire database. pic.twitter.com/bUXEeXF428 — Jim Waterson (@jimwaterson) August 21, 2017 The email contained Reuben’s full address — which will almost certainly earn the company a good telling-off…

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Carpool Karaoke gets a ‘Game of Thrones’ inspired makeover with its latest trailer

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Every Game of Thrones fan knows that feeling of anticipation as the opening credits begin to play. The rising towers, house sigils, and epic theme tune are all quintessential to the GoT viewing experience.

Carpool Karaoke jumped on the Game of Thrones bandwagon with its latest preview. Instead of Westeros, the trailer takes the audience through a map of U.S. cities. The video teases a long list of celebrity guests, including Game of Thrones stars, Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner.

While their characters are at odds on the show, Maisie and Sophie can't hide their offscreen sisterly love.  Read more...

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The definitive ranking of ‘Game of Thrones’ characters most likely to die in episode 6

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Warning: Contains spoilers for Game of Thrones Season 7, episode 5, but has NO INFORMATION RELATED TO THE EPISODE 6 LEAK (these are honest predictions from someone who has no idea what's going to happen, I promise).

I'm talking, of course, about Jon Snow's White Walker-hunters/The Magnificent Seven/loose-end characters who desperately need some kind of quick resolution to tie up their storylines.

They've been given what is quite possibly the most ridiculous plot in the show so far. It's going to be insanely dangerous, insanely fun, and the only certainty is this: some of them are going to die. Probably most of them. Read more...

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China’s online court heard its first case today

The Hangzhou Internet Court, a new online court in China that will hear internet-related civil cases, had its first trial today. Today's copyright infringement case was between a novelist and a web company that offered her novel to online subscribers without her permission and everyone met via video chat. The judge and both sets of legal agents connected through the web from different parts of the country and the whole thing took around 30 minutes to conclude.

The whole process from beginning to end is done through the internet. The judge presiding over the cases is stationed in a Hangzhou-based courtroom where members of the public can watch a projection of the video feed. A computer program transcribes the trial. Anyone wanting to submit a case can file all required petitions and necessary documents online where they can also pay any fees. Court notifications are delivered online and anyone without a computer can use terminals made available at the courthouse.

China isn't the only country looking into online hearings. Canada recently launched an online tribunal for small claims disputes and the UK just began an online court pilot program. "The internet court breaks geographic boundaries and greatly saves time in traditional hearings," said Wang Jiangqiao, the online court's vice president.

Source: The Times, BBC

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Lin-Manuel Miranda and James Corden stop traffic with this stripped down performance

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Every line Lin-Manuel Miranda has ever written — every song he's ever sung — have all led up to this moment.

The Tony award winning musical genius, took a break from Hamilton to join James Corden and his Crosswalk the Musical company of actors for a one off performance of the musical Hair.

Miranda and Corden sing, dance, and, at some point, get very naked in this groovy political traffic-stopping musical.

If you thought Hamilton was brilliant, just wait till you see this.  Read more...

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