The Daily Populous

Friday June 11st, 2021 day edition

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Madeline Groves won't compete in Tokyo after winning two silver medals in 2016.

Two-time Australian Olympic medalist Madeline Groves won't compete for a spot in the Tokyo Games, citing exploitation of "young women and girls" in swimming.

Groves, 26, won silver medals at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games in the 200-meter butterfly and the 4x100-meter medley.

She announced on social media Wednesday that she "made the decision to not compete at Olympic Trials in Adelaide."

She also wrote that she was "very relieved" and "excited to watch everyone at trials," but did not initially provide a reason for her withdrawal.

Groves has levied previous criticism, including recounting last November a "weirdo" who stared at her while she was wearing a swimsuit.

According to Reuters, governing body Swimming Australia reached out to Groves after her November Twitter posts. »

Hackers breach Electronic Arts, stealing game source code and tools

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(CNN Business) Hackers have broken into the systems of Electronic Arts, one of the world's biggest video game publishers, and stolen source code used in company games, a spokesperson confirmed to CNN Business on Thursday.

"Anytime source code gets leaked it's not good," said Ekram Ahmed, a spokesperson for the cybersecurity firm Check Point.

"Hackers can comb through the code, identify deeper flaws for exploit, and sell that previous code on the dark web to malicious threat actors.". »

'Lord of the Rings' Anime Prequel Film Set at New Line Cinema

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“The War of the Rohirrim” will be an animated prequel film set before the events of the main trilogy.

The studio is even recruiting Philippa Boyens, who was on the original trilogy’s screenwriting team, to serve as a consultant on “The War of the Rohirrim.”.

Kenji Kamiyama, known for “Blade Runner: Black Lotus” and “Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex,” will direct. »

Trump DOJ seized House Democrats' data from Apple

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The data seized in the investigations ultimately did not connect the Intelligence Committee to the information leaks; however, Sessions's successor William Barr Bill BarrTrump DOJ seized House Democrats' data from Apple House Judiciary releases McGahn testimony on Trump Garland defends Justice Department backing Trump-era decisions MORE later revived the investigation, moving a trusted New Jersey prosecutor, Osmar Benvenuto, into the main branch of the Department of Justice (DOJ) to continue the investigation into Schiff and around half a dozen other people, according to the Times.

In a statement to the Times, Schiff said former President Trump Donald TrumpTrump DOJ seized House Democrats' data from Apple Iowa governor questions lack of notice on migrant children flights to Des Moines Senate confirms first Muslim American federal judge MORE had used the DOJ as a “cudgel against his political opponents and members of the media.”.

“Recently, it has become public that the Trump Administration sought account metadata of House Intelligence Committee Members and staff and their families," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Nancy PelosiTrump DOJ seized House Democrats' data from Apple Biden administration releases emergency temporary standard for healthcare facilities Progressives rally behind Omar while accusing her critics of bias MORE (D-Calif.) said in a statement. »

Saudi women allowed to live alone without permission from male guardian

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Dubai: Saudi Arabia has officially allowed single, divorced or widowed women to live independently in a house without permission from father or any other male guardian, the Makkah newspaper reported.

The landmark rule gives Saudi women the freedom to stay on their own in a separate accommodation without seeking approval from their male guardians.

The Kingdom recently introduced a legal amendment allowing an adult and rational woman to live by herself in a separate house without permission from her father or male guardianship. »