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Facebook execs planned to snoop on Android users to increase revenues, leaked emails show

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Facebook enabled its Android app to track and collect data from unwitting customers in order to increase advertising revenue, according to a cache of confidential internal emails that were leaked online. Some 60 pages of documents – including emails between Facebook executives – were posted anonymously on Github on Friday. The files were taken from Read More

Stock futures extend losses after durable goods data

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Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., February 13, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid (Reuters) – U.S. stock index futures added to losses on Thursday, after new orders for key U.S.-made capital goods unexpectedly fell in the month of December, pointing to a further slowdown in business spending Read More

‘Silicon Valley bureaucrats deciding who gets freedom of speech’: Jimmy Dore on Facebook censorship

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The US government tries to control political narratives on social media, encouraging Silicon Valley giants’ censorship in exchange for good graces, a top US social commenter said, after Facebook closed some RT-linked pages. “The ultimate goal of all this Russiagating that is happening in the United States is to expand the security state’s control over Read More

Putin speaks to both houses of parliament at annual Federal Assembly address

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LIVE UPDATES Published time: 20 Feb, 2019 09:05 Edited time: 20 Feb, 2019 10:28 Russian President Vladimir Putin is addressing the Federal Assembly in Moscow. He is speaking about domestic affairs and foreign policy to MPs, members of the government, as well as other officials and public figures. 20 February 2019 10:30 GMT The American Read More

‘No rush!’ US vows to keep sanctions on N. Korea as Trump prepares to meet Kim

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The US is not ready to lift any sanctions against North Korea, the State Department has announced, just as Donald Trump said he is in “no rush” to seek compromise ahead of his “exciting” summit with Kim Jong-un next week. “We have been clear on sanctions. These are the world’s sanctions and that is something…that Read More

Mercenary team? 5 US citizens among heavily armed group arrested amid Haiti protests (PHOTOS)

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A group of seven foreigners and one local were apprehended by Haitian authorities amid violent unrest in the nation. The suspects, who allegedly have military backgrounds, were equipped with an arsenal of guns and even drones. The group was apprehended on Sunday in the Haitian capital city of Port-au-Prince, shortly after leaving the Bank of Read More

Huawei founder says Huawei CFO arrest was politically motivated – BBC

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(Reuters) – Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei said on Monday that the arrest of his daughter, Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou, was politically motivated. FILE PHOTO: Meng Wanzhou, Huawei Technologies Co Ltd’s chief financial officer (CFO), is seen in this undated handout photo obtained by Reuters December 6, 2018. Huawei/Handout via REUTERS “Firstly, I object Read More

Facebook broke rules, should be regulated: UK lawmakers

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LONDON (Reuters) – Facebook intentionally breached data privacy and competition law and should, along with other big tech companies, be subject to a new regulator to protect democracy and citizens’ rights, British lawmakers said on Monday. In a damning report that singled out Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg for what it said was a failure of Read More

Facebook blocks pages with TENS OF MILLIONS of views after CNN reports their ties to RT

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Facebook has suspended several accounts operated by Maffick Media without prior warning, right after CNN ran a report about the company’s perceived ties to the Kremlin. In what seems to be a new step in the social media giant’s fight against perceived ‘Russian propaganda’, Facebook took down, without prior notice, several pages offering video content. Read More

US will sell you out, no one can protect you but Syria – Assad to groups ‘betting on America’

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The militia groups relying on US support in Syria will be sold out by Washington, which sees them as a token chip in a political bargain, President Bashar Assad said, while apparently referencing the Syrian-Turkish border. “We say to those groups who are betting on the Americans, the Americans will not protect you,” Assad said Read More