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Facebook’s cryptocurrency ambitions face privacy concerns, political backlash

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SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Facebook Inc announced ambitious plans on Tuesday to launch a new global cryptocurrency called Libra, part of an effort to expand into digital payments that immediately raised privacy concerns. The social networking giant has linked with 28 partners including Mastercard, PayPal and Uber to form Libra Association, a Geneva-based entity Read More

Facebook reveals Libra cryptocurrency, sparking new privacy concerns

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SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Facebook Inc announced ambitious plans on Tuesday to launch a new global cryptocurrency called Libra, part of an effort to expand into digital payments that immediately raised privacy concerns. The social networking giant has linked with 28 partners including Mastercard, PayPal and Uber to form Libra Association, a Geneva-based entity Read More

Illinois says it’s prepared for another election hack

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To most people, the mundane sound of typing on a computer keyboard does not have any special significance. But in the computer server room of the Sangamon County, Ill., Board of Elections, the tapping signals the defense of our democracy. The county’s computers, like those in state and local election offices across the country, are the Read More

Facebook takes aim at e-commerce with Libra cryptocurrency

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SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Facebook plans to launch a cryptocurrency called Libra next year as part of its wider efforts to expand beyond social networking into e-commerce and global payments. FILE PHOTO: A Facebook panel is seen during the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, in Cannes, France, June 20, 2018. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard/File Photo Read More

Facebook reveals Libra cryptocurrency, with lofty goals

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SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Facebook Inc revealed plans on Tuesday to launch a cryptocurrency called Libra, the latest development in its effort to expand beyond social networking and move into e-commerce and global payments. FILE PHOTO: A Facebook panel is seen during the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, in Cannes, France, June 20, Read More

Goldman skeptical of ‘insurance’ U.S. rate cuts from Fed

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(Reuters) – Goldman Sachs economists said on Sunday they are skeptical of “insurance” U.S. interest rate decreases from the Federal Reserve to forestall possible slowing in U.S. economic growth due to global trade tensions. FILE PHOTO: The Federal Reserve building is pictured in Washington, DC, U.S., August 22, 2018. REUTERS/Chris Wattie/File Photo A surprise escalation Read More

India aims to provide clean water to all rural houses by 2024

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NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday that piped water will reach all homes in the countryside by 2024, setting a tough target at a time when hundreds of millions don’t have access to clean water. FILE PHOTO: India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks to the media after his meeting Read More

Does Amazon really pay no taxes? Here’s the complicated answer

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(Lisa Werner/Getty Images) Democratic presidential candidates have seized on reports thatAmazon.com Inc. paid no 2018 federal taxes as they press for changes in the tax system. A closer look at the internet giant’s tax disclosures over several years paints a more complicated picture: Amazon has paid income taxes somewhere, albeit at a low rate, likely helped by Read More

Assange will never see fair trial amid ‘industrial-grade demonization campaign’ – Max Blumenthal

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The persecution of Julian Assange, aided and abetted by the silence of the US media, is a “warning shot” to journalists who are openly critical of the US national security state, journalist Max Blumenthal tells RT. “I see no hope for him receiving a fair trial in a US court,” Blumenthal says, pointing out that Read More

Trump presses Lockheed to keep open a Pennsylvania plant slated for closure

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump greets Lockheed Martin CEO Marillyn Hewson in front of a Lockheed Martin F-35 stealth fighter on the driveway abutting the South Lawn prior to delivering remarks at a showcase of American-made products event at the White House in Washington, U.S., July 23, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Barria/File Photo (Reuters) – U.S. Read More