Microsoft Helped NSA And FBI With Spying – Microsoft has collaborated closely with US intelligence services to allow users’ communications to be intercepted, including helping the National Security Agency to circumvent the company’s own encryption, according to top-secret documents obtained by the Guardian. [guardian]
Juju Puts His Hat In The Ring – It was always going to be a well-attended media event, the first public outing of Julius Malema as the self-proclaimed commander-in-chief of the Economic Freedom Fighters. [timeslive]
Kremlin Returns To Typewriters To Avoid Computer Leaks – The Kremlin is returning to typewriters in an attempt to avoid damaging leaks from computer hardware, it has been claimed. [telegraph]
Edward Snowden Case: US Rebukes China – The US says it is “disappointed” over China’s failure to hand over fugitive intelligence analyst Edward Snowden. [bbc]
EU Agrees To Ban On Menthol Cigarettes – EU health ministers have agreed a ban on menthol cigarettes as part of a strategy aimed at preventing young people from becoming addicted to tobacco. [rte]
Date Set For Control Of Mandela Companies – A date for a court battle involving the control of ailing former president Nelson Mandela’s companies has been set for 29 July, the SABC reported on Thursday. [news24]
San Francisco Crash Pilot ‘Blinded By Light’ – A pilot learning to fly a Boeing 777 when it crashed says he saw a flash before impact -as 911 calls from passengers are released. [sky]
Canadian Team Claims R2.5 million Prize for Human-Powered Helicopter [Video] – The Canadian AeroVelo team has done what many thought impossible. The crew has officially claimed the American Helicopter Society’s Igor I. Sikorsky Human-Powered Helicopter Prize. [wired]
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The Top Celebrity Investors: How Rich People Become Even Richer – What do Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Ellen DeGeneres and Madonna have in common aside from being fantastically rich and famous? They are all investors in relatively new businesses. [forbes]
George Clooney, Stacy Keibler “Hadn’t Had Sex in Months” Before Breakup – George Clooney’s split from Stacy Keibler after two years of dating didn’t exactly come out of nowhere. The couple had been on the rocks for months and had even been going through a bit of a dry spell, sexually speaking, before the breakup, a source reveals. [usmagazine]
Jay-Z Sounds Bored On His New Album – Jay-Z is richer than God, and probably about as famous. He headlines the hugest rock festivals, parties with Warren Buffett and, thanks to an unprecedented business maneuver, his 12th solo album went platinum before it even came out. What could he possibly have to complain about? [rollingstone]
Chuck Foley, Co-Creator of the Game Twister, Dies at 82 – Chuck Foley, a game designer who helped inaugurate a craze that rivaled the hula hoop, scandalized the puritanical and drove chiropractors wild with delight, died on July 1 in St. Louis Park, Minn. Mr. Foley, an inventor of Twister, was 82. [nytimes]
Man Threw His Semen at Wal-Mart Customer He Thought Was ‘Hot’ – Talk about Wal-Mart horror stories: Police in Delaware arrested a New Castle man after he allegedly threw a “glob” of his own semen on the backside of a female Walmart shopper because he thought she was attractive. [gawker]
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King Of Infidelity, Noel Biderman On The Premier Show, 11h00 – A year since it’s launch in South Africa and Ashleymadison.com’s CEO and Founder, Noel Biderman, makes headlines again in South Africa, this time to launch his ‘Affair Guarantee’ program. The site has seen a huge surge in memberships in SA with new members joining at a rate of every 3 minutes, making it the third growing region in the world outside of North America for people seeking attention outside of their marriages. He joins Seth on air at 11h00 today. [premiershow]
Dinner With Aubs Chats MCSA Food Blogger Challenge, 2pm – This week on @MasterChef_SA the contestants made pizza for some of SA’s food bloggers. @DinnerWithAubs, one of the judges, will be in studio chatting about what they were looking for that day, as well as what it was like to brave the South Easterly. [2girls1mic]
Col’cacchio Pizza Challenge: Mark Bayly VS Liezel Vand Der Westhuizen, 2pm – Col’cacchio pizza is once again raising money for some great causes. This year they’re using celebrities to design pizza’s that then goto their menu to woo customers into parting with a few Rand for charities.@MarkBayly, once a fellow @2OVfm host and @Leizelvd have designed pizza’s and gone up against each other for the Children’s Hospital Trust. We’ll have Mark in studio to talk about his pizza-making and eating skills. [2girls1mic]
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