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Walmart stops selling e-cigarettes in US as reports of vaping-related deaths soar

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The US retailer giant Walmart Inc has announced it will no longer sell electronic cigarettes and electronic nicotine delivery products at its US stores due to reports of vaping-related lung disease and deaths. According to an internal company memo sent out to Walmart employees on Friday and seen by Reuters, the retailer is concerned with Read More

Facebook’s Zuckerberg pledges cooperation with U.S. antitrust probe: congressman

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FILE PHOTO: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing regarding the company’s use and protection of user data on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., April 11, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Congressman David Cicilline, chair of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee’s antitrust panel, said on Friday that Read More

Facebook to crack down on extremism by training AI with police videos

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New York attorney general announces Facebook anti-trust probe Letitia James says she is leading a bipartisan coalition of attorneys to determine whether Facebook ‘endangered consumer data, reduced the quality of consumers’ choices or increased the price of advertising’; reaction from Rep. Ro Khanna, Democratic congressman from California. Facebook will work with law enforcement agencies to Read More

U.S. ‘falling behind’ in global race to develop electric vehicle supply chain

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States is losing the race to extract and refine minerals used to make electric vehicles and should do more to spur domestic production, a bipartisan group of senators said on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) speaks with reporters off the Senate floor in Washington, U.S., May 23, Read More

California’s facial recognition ban for police body cameras heads to governor’s desk

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California could soon become the largest state to ban the use of facial recognition technology in law enforcement body cameras, a significant milestone in the regulation of the burgeoning technology. The State Assembly on Thursday passed AB 1215, a bill that would impose a three-year moratorium on the technology, garnering praise from privacy and civil Read More

U.S. House panel demands tech company emails in antitrust investigation

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FILE PHOTO: The logos of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google in a combination photo from Reuters files./File Photo (Reuters) – A U.S. House of Representatives panel on Friday demanded internal emails and other company records from Amazon.com Inc., Facebook Inc, Apple Inc, and Alphabet Inc’s Google as it seeks evidence of anticompetitive behavior. A bipartisan Read More

Purgatory in paradise: Bahamas tent cities to house Dorian survivors

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NASSAU, Bahamas (Reuters) – For some Bahamians who escaped death but lost their homes in Hurricane Dorian’s hellish rampage over the islands of Freeport and Great Abaco, life in the tent shelters erected this week seems like purgatory. FILE PHOTO: Police officers search for the dead in the destroyed Mudd neighborhood after Hurricane Dorian hit Read More

US sells 9.88 million barrels of crude from Strategic Petroleum Reserve

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Washington — The US Department of Energy has awarded contracts for nearly 9.88 million barrels of Strategic Petroleum Reserve crude to four US companies with deliveries set to take place in October and November, the DOE said Monday. Not registered? Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now Contracts were awarded Read More

O say can you see… Hong Kong protesters cozy up to US amid ongoing violence (VIDEOS)

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Hong Kong protesters rallied in their thousands and clashed with police in fresh unrest. They also called on Washington to ‘free’ them from Chinese rule, suggesting some may now view the US as their patron. Thousands of demonstrators marched to the US Consulate in Hong Kong on Sunday, in what they said was an appeal Read More

Big Tech companies like Facebook, Amazon to face antitrust probe by U.S. state attorneys general

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(Reuters) – A bipartisan group of state attorneys general will announce on Monday an investigation into large tech companies, like Facebook and Google, for potential violations of antitrust law, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s announced on Friday. Paxton’s office did not name the companies but the Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission are probing Facebook Read More