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Apple’s proprietary browser Safari lets hackers look into people’s history, reveals Google

Tech-giant Google has unmasked Apple's 'security' image with a report. A group of security engineers at Google have come across a bunch of flaws in Apple’s proprietary browser Safari that let potential hackers look into people’s history and let websites track you all over the internet. Google shared the report in a paper published yesterday on Arxiv.org. The problems lied in Safari’s Intelligent Tracking Prevention feature.

Sports

Football clubs spent record $7.35 billion on transfers in 2019

Football clubs spent a record $7.35 billion on transfers in the men’s game in 2019, a new FIFA report has revealed. The amount is a 5.8% increase than 2018, with English clubs having the largest total outlay at just over $1.5 billion. But it’s a drop of 22.1% on previous figures. A total of 18,042 international transfers were made which is another record. The transfers involved 15,463 players from 178 countries.

Politics

World leaders rally in Jerusalem against anti-Semitism

World leaders like Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Emmanuel Macron, Britain’s Prince Charles, and presidents of Germany, Italy and Austria are now in Jerusalem for the largest-ever gathering commemorating the Holocaust and combating modern-day anti-Semitism. The World Holocaust Forum also coincides with the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp projecting a united front.

Technology

Windows 7 extends security updates, will cost German govt around $887,000

The German government is facing a bill of about $887,000 for failing to upgrade to Windows 10 ahead of the Windows 7 end of support date last week. Microsoft ended support for Windows 7 last week but millions of PCs still run the operating system. Handelsblatt reports that 20,000 of 85,000 machines in berlin government offices are still running Windows 7, highlighting the issue the German govt has.

Deepika Padukone Becomes First Bollywood Star to Feature in Louis Vuitton Global Campaign
Entertainment

Deepika Padukone becomes first Bollywood star to feature in Louis Vuitton campaign

Deepika Padukone, on Thursday, became the first Bollywood star to feature in luxury fashion giant Louis Vuitton's global campaign. Two days after being honoured with the Crystal Award at the 50th edition of the World Economic Forum in Davos, for her contribution towards creating mental health awareness, Padukone added another feather to her cap. She joined actors including Laura Harrier, Emma Roberts, Sophie Turner and others.

Business

Windows 7 extends security updates, will cost German govt around $887,000

The German government is facing a bill of about $887,000 for failing to upgrade to Windows 10 ahead of the Windows 7 end of support date last week. Microsoft ended support for Windows 7 last week but millions of PCs still run the operating system. Handelsblatt reports that 20,000 of 85,000 machines in berlin government offices are still running Windows 7, highlighting the issue the German govt has.

Miscellaneous

Scientists discover why stress turns hair white

Scientists claim they might have discovered why stress turns hair white, and there’s a way of stopping it without any dye. In tests in mice, stem cells that usually control skin and hair colour were damaged by stress from intense pain. The effects are linked to melanocyte stem cells which produce melanin and suppressing a specific protein, cyclin-dependent kinase, may delay the onset of grey hair using targeted drug.