Apple Wins Ruling In New York iPhone Hacking Order – A federal magistrate judge on Monday denied the United States government’s request that Apple extract data from an iPhone in a drug case in New York, giving the company’s pro-privacy stance a boost as it battles law enforcement officials over opening up the device in other cases. [nyt]
Say Goodbye To Whatsapp On BlackBerry And Nokia – Aaaah, you still use a BlackBerry or a Nokia? Cute, except now that Whatsapp is pulling a plug you’re surely going to kiss those devices goodbye right? [more]
Rand Rallies After Zuma Denies War With Gordhan – The rand rallied against the dollar on to its first monthly gain in four months as President Jacob Zuma sought to assure investors he isn’t at war with Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan. [f24]
Zuma To Get New Jet After Burundi Fiasco – The process of purchasing a new jet for President Jacob Zuma has gained increased urgency after he was delayed in Burundi. [enca]
A Downgrade For South Africa Might Be A Good Thing – This Is Why – You’ve probably heard the panicked words ‘junk status’ thrown around a fair bit these past few weeks, which to be honest sounds like a real kick in the nether regions. [read]
MAX DU PREEZ – The Sars Dossier That Could Spell Trouble For Zuma And Friends – One of the keys, perhaps the main key, to the Sars hostility towards finance minister Pravin Gordhan is a dossier in the safe at Sars headquarters containing dynamite allegations of corruption, fraud, front companies and foreign bank accounts against prominent benefactors of President Jacob Zuma. [n24]
Cape Motorist Kills Smash-And-Grabber – A smash-and-grab suspect has been killed on Jakes Gerwel Drive after he was shot by a motorist. [ewn]
EU Migrant Crisis: Clashes As France Clears Calais ‘Jungle’ – Clashes broke out as demolition teams dismantled huts in part of a migrant camp known as the Jungle in the French port of Calais. [bbc]
Kylie v Kylie: Does Minogue Or Jenner Deserve To Own Trademarked Name? – The diminutive Australian singer is trying to prevent the reality star from trademarking the name ‘Kylie’ – but who measures up better where it counts? [guardian]
‘Get On The Plane’: Awkward Moment For Trump And Christie – Donald Trump and Gov. Chris Christie shared an awkward moment on the campaign trail Saturday, when the Republican front-runner was overheard telling his highest-profile endorser to “get on the plane and go home.” [wsj]
Donald Trump Dispute Turns Spotlight On The KKK In America – The emergence of the Ku Klux Klan on the presidential campaign trail has caught some people by surprise, but comes after the hate group has had something of a resurgence in the past year, experts say. [abc]
In 1927, Donald Trump’s Father Was Arrested After A Klan Riot In Queens – When he was asked on CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday whether he would condemn the praise of former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard David Duke, Donald Trump declined to disavow Duke’s comments. [washpo]
Italians Compare The Arrival Of Starbucks To The Apocalypse – One Italian said he was perfectly content to drink Starbucks coffee abroad, but in Italy, he said, “I prefer my bar.” [wired]
Egypt TV Presenter Jailed For ‘Shaming Assault Victim’ – A TV presenter in Egypt has been jailed for ‘violating the privacy’ of an assault victim interviewed on her show. [bbc]
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Frank Stallone is Livid Over His Brother’s Oscar Snub – “The Academy should be ashamed of themselves. It’s as clear as the nose on your face that Sly won. Mark who? It’s total Hollywood bullshit.” [tbl]
Roger Federer: Tennis Star Downs Tequila Shot On Oscars Red Carpet – He’s one of the greatest tennis players in the history of the sport and it appears Roger Federer has mastered a different type of shot — Tequila. [cnn]
Whoops! Gigi Hadid’s Nipple Slipped Out During A Versace Show [Image] – Joining the ranks of the world’s most famous nip slips (and tip slips) alongside names such as Janet Jackson and Paris Hilton, Gigi Hadid experienced her very own wardrobe malfunction while strutting the catwalk for Versace in Milan on Friday. [read]
How We Fooled Donald Trump Into Retweeting Benito Mussolini – Is Donald Trump a fascist? Experts, historians, and pundits have debated the question for months. One thing has been certain for a while now: He tweets like one. [gawk]
Naked Gun Star Dead At 91 – George Kennedy, star of “Cool Hand Luke” and the ‘Naked Gun’ movies, has died at the age of 91. [tmz]
How To Fix The Broken, Boring Oscars – The 88th annual Academy Awards, hosted by Chris Rock, received mixed reviews as well as the lowest ratings since 2008. Here’s how to fix the uneven, terribly long ceremony. [db]
Google’s Self-Driving Car Caused Its First Crash – GOOGLE’S SELF-DRIVING CAR caused its first crash on February 14, when it changed lanes and put itself in the path of an oncoming bus. [wired]
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