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Fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld has died – reports

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Iconic Chanel fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld has died aged 85. He had reportedly been ill for weeks. German-born Lagerfeld, one of the most renowned and prolific modern fashion designers, was creative director at the French luxury brand Chanel at the time of his death. He had also worked with a number of other companies over Read More

Why UK report on ‘digital gangster’ Facebook is a thinly veiled call for censorship

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A new UK 108-page report on “disinformation and fake news” online strongly reprimands Facebook for its ongoing misuse of personal data — but also casually promotes unprecedented levels of political censorship on social media. The report, which is the culmination of an 18-month investigation by a UK parliamentary committee, lambastes Facebook over its failure to Read More

‘Profiting from pain’: Amazon under fire for selling ‘gay cure’ books

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LGBTQ advocates are incensed following revelations this week that multinational e-commerce giant Amazon is selling gay conversion therapy books, “promoting hatred, abuse, and self-harm,” in the process. Award-winning author and LGBTQ rights activist Damian Barr raised the issue online, accusing Amazon of taking sides by allowing people to profit by pushing harmful, pseudoscientific ‘treatments.’ Among Read More

T-Mobile, Sprint executives face skeptical House panel

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Executives from T-Mobile US Inc and Sprint Corp faced tough questions from lawmakers on Wednesday about how the companies’ planned merger would affect prices and jobs, especially in rural America. The deal to combine the No. 3 and No. 4 U.S. wireless carriers, struck in April, was approved by both companies’ shareholders Read More

T-Mobile CEO defends Sprint deal in Congress

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – T-Mobile US Inc Chief Executive John Legere defended his company’s $26 billion deal to buy rival wireless carrier Sprint Corp in Congress on Wednesday, stressing the jobs it will create and how it will benefit construction of the next generation of wireless networks. “Our merger will be jobs positive from day one,” Read More

Thailand launches Huawei 5G test bed, even as U.S. urges allies to bar Chinese gear

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BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand on Friday launched a Huawei Technologies 5G test bed, even as the United States urges its allies to bar the Chinese telecoms giant from building next-generation mobile networks. FILE PHOTO: A Huawei 5G device is pictured outside an exhibition in Bangkok, Thailand, January 30, 2019. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha Huawei, the world’s top Read More

Trump's refiner squeeze: Venezuela sanctions, keystone failure

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By Jennifer A. Dlouhy and Rachel Adams-Heard on 2/5/2019 WASHINGTON and HOUSTON (Bloomberg) — U.S. refiners are eager to buy Canadian heavy crude to replace supplies they had been importing from Venezuela that are now blocked by Trump administration sanctions. But there’s not enough space on pipelines and trains to get it across the border. Read More