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ANYONE can be re-identified from ‘anonymous data’, researchers claim & let you TEST it

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Online services that claim to anonymize users’ personal data aren’t as secure as we think, according to researchers who found over 99 percent of people can be identified from a handful of supposedly anonymous data points. Doubters will be quickly silenced with the online tool the researchers developed to accompany their paper, published in Nature Read More

Japan’s Tepco to decommission second, undamaged Fukushima nuclear plant: Kyodo

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FILE PHOTO: A reactor building (R) and turbine building are seen at Japan Atomic Power Co’s Tokai Daini nuclear power plant during a media tour in Tokai village in Ibaraki prefecture, about 120 km (75 miles) north of Tokyo, April 19, 2011 REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao/File Photo TOKYO (Reuters) – Tokyo Electric Power plans to scrap its Read More

Bank drops objection to financing request by bankrupt Philadelphia Energy Solutions

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – A bank dropped its objection on Tuesday to Philadelphia Energy Solutions Inc’s initial bankruptcy requests after the two sides struck an agreement over the terms of new financing. FILE PHOTO: A massive fire burns at Philadelphia Energy Solutions Inc’s oil refinery in this still image from video in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. Read More

U.S. home sales tumble as prices surge to record high

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S home sales fell more than expected in June as a persistent shortage of properties pushed prices to a record high, indicating the housing market was struggling to regain speed since hitting a soft patch last year. FILE PHOTO: A real estate sign advertising a home “Under Contract” is pictured in Vienna, Read More

U.S. home sales tumble as prices race to record high

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S home sales fell more than expected in June as a persistent shortage of properties pushed prices to a record high, suggesting the housing market was struggling to regain speed since hitting a soft patch last year. FILE PHOTO: A real estate sign advertising a home “Under Contract” is pictured in Vienna, Read More

Portugal wildfire under control, firefighters remain on the ground

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LISBON (Reuters) – More than 1,000 firefighters managed to bring a major wildfire in central Portugal under control on Tuesday, and the operation will carry on to avoid reignitions, officials said. An orange tree is seen after a forest fire at the village of Roda, Portugal, July 23, 2019. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante After around 70 hours, Read More

Drug-resistant malaria strains spread through south east Asia

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Strains of drug-resistant malaria are becoming more dominant in Vietnam, Laos and northern Thailand after spreading rapidly from Cambodia. Malaria is caused by parasites which are carried by mosquitoes and spread through their blood-sucking bites. And scientists have discovered a growing number of cases where the parasite has mutated making it resistant to drugs. “We Read More

Japan’s Marubeni backs blockchain crowd-sourcing platform for solar, wind farms

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FILE PHOTO: The logo of Marubeni Corp is seen at the company headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, May 10, 2016. REUTERS/Toru Hanai/File Photo MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Japan’s Marubeni Corp (8002.T) has agreed to back a blockchain power purchasing platform, WePower, that is looking to establish itself in Australia to tap rapid growth in solar and wind Read More

Top investors lose $1 billion as China’s Nasdaq-style board reverses on day two

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SHANGHAI (Reuters) – The biggest shareholders in China’s new Nasdaq-style STAR Market lost a combined $1 billion in the second day of trade on Tuesday, a day after the board’s roaring debut created three new billionaires. FILE PHOTO: A sign for STAR Market, China’s new Nasdaq-style tech board, is seen after the listing ceremony of Read More