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Friday August 24th, 2018 day edition

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Story Highlights Alcohol was responsible for nearly 3 million deaths in 2016, study says.

Any benefits are offset by higher risks of cancer, other disease, researchers say.

"Claiming there is no 'safe' level does not seem an argument for abstention," one expert says.

(CNN) — If you're one of the third of all humankind who drinks alcohol, take note: There's no amount of liquor, wine or beer that is safe for your overall health, according to a new analysis of 2016 global alcohol consumption and disease risk.

For all ages, alcohol was associated with 2.8 million deaths that year.

"The most surprising finding was that even small amounts of alcohol use contribute to health loss globally," said senior study author Emmanuela Gakidou, a professor at the University of Washington's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation.

"We're used to hearing that a drink or two a day is fine. »

California State Assembly plans hearing on Verizon throttling of firefighters’ data

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A California State Assembly committee is meeting Friday morning to gather information and hear testimony on why Verizon slowed down data speeds for Santa Clara County firefighters who were helping to battle the Mendocino Complex fires.

Legislators may consider whether to propose new laws to prevent companies like Verizon from throttling first responders, but that won’t be determined until after the hearing, according to Levine.

The committee will also explore whether the state of California could have intervened when the firefighters were being throttled. »

Okay, But You Gotta Admit -- The WAY Mark Zuckerberg Hacked Into Those Email Accounts Was Pretty Cool

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Last week, we reported that, as a sophomore at Harvard, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg used Facebook members' login information to break into their private email accounts and read their emails.

As we reported, Mark described breaking into the private email accounts of two Harvard Crimson editors using the following technique:.

Related: Finally -- The Full Story Of How Facebook Was Founded How Mark Zuckerberg Hacked The Harvard Crimson How Mark Zuckerberg Hacked ConnectU. »

Sony Music Concedes in Court They Released Fake Michael Jackson Songs on Posthumous Album

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Michael Jackson fans around the world will feel a major sense of victory as Sony Music has conceded finally in court that they released three fake tracks sung by an impersonator.

These songs, ‘Breaking News’, ‘Keep Your Head Up’ and ‘Monster’ appeared on the late legend’s first posthumous album, Micheal in 2010.

When Epic Records and Sony Music Entertainment released the album, there was a section of die hard fans that claimed that some of the tracks on the album were not performed by Michael Jackson but by an impostor. »

The Planet Now Has More Trees Than It Did 35 Years Ago

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Overall, the study found that tree cover loss in the tropics was outweighed by tree cover gain in subtropical, temperate, boreal, and polar regions.

The study estimates gross tree canopy loss globally at 1.33 million square kilometers, or 4.2 percent of 1982 tree cover.

Those shifts are contributing to an overall greening trend, whereby bare ground cover declined by 3.1 percent since 1982. »