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Police raid ‘network of pay-TV pirates’ broadcasting to millions

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Police have raided a network of suspected pay-TV pirates, seizing equipment and shutting down services being streamed to tens of millions of people. The biggest provider, known as Xtream Codes, had about 50 millions users worldwide, Italian police said. Its service bundled together content from Sky Italia, Netflix, Italian broadcaster Mediaset and sports live-stream service 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

Millions of Americans’ medical images and data left ‘unprotected’ online, investigation reveals

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Medical images and health data belonging to millions of Americans — including X-rays and CT scans — are unprotected online and able to be seen by anyone with basic computer expertise, a scathing new report published Tuesday found. According to ProPublica, which worked in partnership with German broadcaster Bayerischer Rundfunk on the investigation, the records covered Read More

‘Material evidence’ of Iran’s involvement in plant attack – Saudis

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The Saudi government is preparing to present “material evidence” proving Iranian involvement in the weekend’s attack against two major Saudi oil production plants. At a news conference later in the capital Riyadh, a spokesman for the Saudi Defence Ministry will present Iranian weapons to substantiate claims that Iran was responsible for the attack. “(We will) Read More

Top U.S. antitrust regulators admit to infighting on big tech probe

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The top U.S. antitrust regulators admitted at a congressional hearing on Tuesday that they had wasted time arguing over who would investigate which tech company, as they take on major probes of firms like Alphabet’s Google for allegedly using their market power unfairly. FILE PHOTO: The logos of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Read More

GM stops paying for health insurance for striking union workers; talks continue

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (Reuters) – General Motors Co shifted health insurance costs for its striking workers to the United Auto Workers union as its members walked the picket line for the second day on Tuesday. The UAW on Monday launched the first company-wide strike at GM in 12 years, saying negotiations toward a new national Read More

Saudi oil attacks came from southwest Iran, U.S. official says, raising tensions

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WASHINGTON/DUBAI (Reuters) – The United States believes the attacks that crippled Saudi Arabian oil facilities last weekend originated in southwestern Iran, a U.S. official told Reuters on Tuesday, an assessment that further increases tension in the Middle East. Three officials, speaking to Reuters on condition of anonymity, said the attacks involved both cruise missiles and Read More

Official says U.S. believes Saudi attacks came from southwest Iran

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WASHINGTON/DUBAI (Reuters) – The United States believes the attacks that crippled Saudi Arabian oil facilities last weekend originated in southwestern Iran, a U.S. official told Reuters on Tuesday, giving an assessment that further increases tension in the Middle East. Three officials, speaking to Reuters on condition of anonymity, said the attacks involved both cruise missiles Read More

Vale misled public on dangerous dams, prompting Brazil probe: source

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RIO DE JANEIRO/BRASILIA/SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Faced with public outrage after its second mining dam collapse in four years killed at least 240 people in Brazil, Vale SA misrepresented what it had done to shut down its riskiest dams, a review of the company’s statements shows. The logo of the Brucutu mine owned by Brazilian Read More

UK officials tell migrants in France: You are being lied to

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British immigration officials have warned migrants in northern France they are being lied to by people smugglers promising them a better life in the UK. Their intervention comes at a time when the number of migrant crossings has been increasing, partly because of camps being cleared. There was another clearance on Tuesday, when almost a Read More