Dining out can be fraught with hidden perils for people with food allergies. European allergen disclosure laws have made restaurants highly aware of the issue. But U.S. rules lag.
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The vessel, which was intercepted by British Royal Marines on July 4, left Gibraltar after a court there ruled that it had no authority to enforce U.S. sanctions against Iran.
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The Palace has issued a statement saying Andrew is "appalled" by Epstein's crimes after a British tabloid published video it says shows the prince with a young woman outside Epstein's mansion in 2010.
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Nearly 10,000 people in Los Angeles live in vehicles. The city council recently extended a ban on sleeping overnight in cars, vans or RVs in residential areas and near parks or schools.
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The move in Europe to get tough on tech is partly thanks to an awakening that began with the experiences of women in politics.
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A recent study found virtual reality experiences were better at easing pain than watching televised nature scenes. Immersive distraction seems key to the success, scientists say.
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Scientists need to track the history of sea temperatures precisely to model climate change. A newly discovered clue in measurements taken by sailors in the 1930s could have far-reaching implications.
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The president confirmed a recent report in The Wall Street Journal that he'd asked his advisers to look into purchasing the Arctic island. But Denmark's prime minister says Greenland is not for sale.
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engadget – Students can proactively use the tool to improve their work. “Google is setting out to make plagiarism harder than ever. The search giant today announced the launch of Assignments, a new grading software for higher education instructors who use G Suite for Education. Formerly known as Coursework, Assignments will allow instructors to create, assign and grade coursework with Google Docs and Drive. To boot, all student work turned in through Assignments and Classroom (its K-12 counterpart) will receive its own “originality report”, a new feature that is essentially a litmus test for plagiarism…”
“Dark patterns are user interface design choices that benefit an online service by coercing, steering, or deceiving users into making unintended and potentially harmful decisions. We conducted a large-scale study, analyzing ~53K product pages from ~11K shopping websites to characterize and quantify the prevalence of dark patterns.
- We discovered 1,818 instances of dark patterns on shopping websites, which together represent 15 types of dark patterns.
- These 1,818 dark patterns were present on 1,254 of the ∼11K shopping websites (∼11.1%) in our data set. Shopping websites that were more popular, according to Alexa rankings, were more likely to feature dark patterns.
- We demonstrate which of the dark patterns that we discovered rely on consumer deception. In total, we uncovered 234 instances of deceptive dark patterns across 183 websites.
- We identify 22 third-party entities that provide shopping websites with the ability to create dark patterns on their sites. Two of these entities openly advertise practices that enable deceptive messages…”