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Brazil’s Petrobras confronts new foe: fuel thieves

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RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Brazilian state-run oil firm Petrobras has in the last five years battled an epic corruption probe, a crippling recession and unsteady crude prices. A view of an area of Petrobras pipelines near the Capivari community in Duque de Caxias, Brazil September 17, 2019. Picture taken September 17, 2019. The sign Read More

Google to invest 3 billion euros in European data centers

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FILE PHOTO: A Google sign is seen during the WAIC (World Artificial Intelligence Conference) in Shanghai, China, September 17, 2018. REUTERS/Aly Song/File Photo (Reuters) – Google will make an additional investment of 3 billion euros ($3.32 billion) to expand its European data centers, Chief Executive Sundar Pichai told a news conference in Finland. The investment Read More

Embattled Facebook CEO Zuckerberg seeks to mend fences in Washington

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg has met with some of his company’s toughest critics, facing aggressive questions over the social network’s failures to protect consumer privacy and a call on Thursday to sell WhatsApp and Instagram. On the second day of a three-day trip to Washington, Zuckerberg, wearing a suit and tie Read More

AI can’t offer protection from ‘deepfakes,’ new report says

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Artificial intelligence-based solutions may not be able to save us from deceptively altered videos, known as deepfakes, according to a new report from Data and Society. In the report, authors Britt Paris and Joan Donovan put deepfakes on a long continuum of media manipulation and say that they require social and technical fixes. “The panic Read More

Air Force four-star general: We need 225 bombers

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The Northrop Grumman B-2 Stealth Bomber comes in to land at RAF Fairford, Gloucestershire on September 11th, 2019 – Close up underneath photos of the B-2 bombers – the world’s most expensive and secretive planes – returning from a training exercise from Iceland.(SWNS) Senior Air Force leaders believe that current shortages in the U.S. bomber Read More

Huawei takes on Apple’s new iPhone 11 with Mate 30 range

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MUNICH (Reuters) – Huawei launched its Mate 30 smartphone range on Thursday in a challenge to Apple’s (AAPL.O) new iPhone 11, saying the Chinese firm’s new devices were more compact, their cameras superior and wraparound screens brighter. Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei’s consumer business group, launches the Mate 30 smartphone range at the Convention Read More

India tells tech firms to protect user privacy, prevent abuse

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A man walks past the sign of “Google for India”, the company’s annual technology event in New Delhi, September 19, 2019. REUTERS/Sankalp Phartiyal NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Technology firms must protect user privacy and prevent abuse of their platforms, India’s IT minister said on Thursday, speaking as the government draws up a data privacy law Read More

Huawei hails own apps in Mate 30 challenge to iPhone 11

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MUNICH (Reuters) – Huawei directly challenged Apple’s (AAPL.O) new iPhone 11 with its new Mate 30 smartphone range on Thursday, highlighting its own apps brand while sidestepping the critical issue of access to Google (GOOGL.O) services. At a glitzy launch in the German city of Munich, the Chinese firm said its new Mate 30 Pro Read More

Suicide attack on Afghan hospital kills at least 20

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By Emily Mee, news reporter At least 20 people have been killed and more than 90 wounded in a suicide bombing on a hospital in southern Afghanistan. Hospital visitors used shawls and blankets to carry casualties inside the heavily-bombed building, while the worst of the wounded were rushed to hospitals in nearby Kandahar. The explosion Read More

Iraq will not join anti-Iran maritime mission, rejects Israel’s involvement

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As Saudi Arabia and the United States build support for an international maritime security mission in the Persian Gulf, Iraq has ruled out participating. In a statement via the state-run Iraqi News Agency on Thursday, the country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that Iraq will not join any force patrolling the Gulf’s waterways, particularly any Read More