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Facebook official says regulatory concerns to be addressed before Libra launch

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FILE PHOTO: Representations of virtual currency are displayed in front of the Libra logo in this illustration picture, June 21, 2019. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Facebook Inc’s top official overseeing the launch of its Libra cryptocurrency plans to tell U.S. lawmakers the company will not launch the digital currency until regulatory concerns and Read More

‘Sick’ hunting couple slammed for smooching over corpse of dead lion

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A hunting couple pictured kissing over the corpse of a slain lion they’d just killed is generating outrage and has increased calls for an end to trophy hunting. Darren and Carolyn Carter kissed after killing a lion on a hunting tour in South Africa with Legelela Safaris, which shared the photograph on its Facebook page, Read More

Bitcoin drops more than 10% as scrutiny of cryptocurrencies grows

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FILE PHOTO: Bitcoin.com buttons are seen displayed on the floor of the Consensus 2018 blockchain technology conference in New York City, New York, U.S., May 16, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Segar/File Photo LONDON (Reuters) – Bitcoin slumped more than 10% over the weekend to a two-week low as fears of a crackdown of cryptocurrencies grew on mounting Read More

Monsoon flooding forces thousands from their homes in Myanmar

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YANGON (Reuters) – Days of heavy monsoon rain and dangerously high river levels in Myanmar have forced more than 18,000 people from their homes and flooded at least one camp for people displaced by recent fighting, authorities and a politician said on Monday. Four towns along the Ayeyarwady and Chindwin rivers were in danger of Read More

7 things to know before the bell

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Click chart for more in-depth data. 1. The race to driverless cars: SoftBank (SFTBF) and Toyota (TM) are forming a joint venture that will use driverless-car technology to offer new services, such as mobile convenience stores and delivery vehicles in which food is prepared en route. SoftBank will own just over half of Monet, the Read More

Big tech ‘indenture entire populations into servitude’ to corporations & govts – Snowden

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Tech giants such as Google or Facebook store vast amounts of personal data for their own gain but they are also “happy to hand over” this data to governments, making people vulnerable to persecution, Edward Snowden warned. Any person can pretty much be sure that “everything you’ve done, everything you’ve typed into their search box, Read More

U.S. regulators approve $5 billion Facebook settlement over privacy issues: source

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(Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Trade Commission approved a roughly $5 billion settlement with Facebook Inc (FB.O) this week over its investigation into the social media company’s handling of user data, a source familiar with the situation said on Friday. Small toy figures are seen in front of Facebook logo in this illustration picture, April Read More

U.S. regulators approve $5 billion Facebook settlement over privacy issues: WSJ

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Small toy figures are seen in front of Facebook logo in this illustration picture, April 8, 2019. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration (Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Trade Commission approved a roughly $5 billion settlement with Facebook Inc (FB.O) this week over its investigation into the social media company’s handling of user data, the Wall Street Journal reported Read More