Borrowing by mobile phone gets some poor people into trouble

Mobile money’s too tight to mention MOBILE MONEY, which offers the equivalent of a basic bank account to almost anyone with any sort of phone, has long been seen as a boon for financial inclusion. So recent evidence that it is leaving problems in its wake is causing dismay. Digital credit through mobile phones is […]

Comment about ‘public hanging’ spells trouble for Mississippi senator

Mississippi Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith, who is facing a runoff Senate election against an African-American Democrat, has found herself in hot water after joking that she would sit in “the front row” at a public hanging. A video tweeted by journalist Lamar White Jr. of the Bayou Brief shows Hyde-Smith standing alongside a supporter at a […]

China still having trouble staffing up its mega-telescope

Enlarge / The 500-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope, in southwest China’s Guizhou Province, is the world’s largest radio telescope, measuring 500 meters in diameter. (credit: Xinhua/Liu Xu via Getty Images) China has built a staggeringly large radio telescope in a remote part of the country, and although it is the largest and most advanced instrument of […]

Khabib launches explosive Conor McGregor conspiracy theory – The UFC would be in trouble

Khabib Nurmagomedov thinks the Conor McGregor bus attack was set up (Image: GETTY) Khabib and Conor McGregor met in Las Vegas at UFC 229 earlier this month in a battle for the UFC Lightweight title. Khabib retained the belt with a fourth round submission but sparked chaotic scenes when he jumped out of the Octagon […]

Trouble With a 24-Hour Cancellation — Reader Mistake Story

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Forget the British Diver, Here’s Real Trouble – SEC Hits Elon Musk With Fraud Suit

Documents filed in a Manhattan federal court Thursday reveal the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is suing Tesla CEO Elon Musk for fraud. The SEC opened an investigation into Musk after the CEO fatefully tweeted his intent to take the company private. “Funding secured,” Musk wrote in the August 7th tweet. The go-private plan quickly […]

Apple Watch’s new auto-911 calls after falls may tumble into legal trouble

Enlarge (credit: Valentina Palladino) Late last week, Apple released more details about how (with certain opt-in settings) the Apple Watch Series 4 will contact emergency services if the watch detects that you’ve had a hard fall. Before actually contacting first responders, the Apple Watch will try to give numerous urgent alerts: tapping the wearer on […]

Daily Podcast: Guardians 3, Galaxy’s Edge, Big Trouble In Little China remake, Star Wars Episode 9 & Russo Brothers

On the August 27, 2018 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by senior writer Ben Pearson and writer Chris Evangelista to read some responses in the Mail Bag and talk about the latest film and tv news, including Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, Disney’s Streaming service, […]