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Disability-themed emojis approved for use

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The introduction of dozens of new accessibility-themed emojis has been welcomed by disability rights campaigners. The new characters include hearing aids, wheelchairs, prosthetic limbs, white “probing” canes and guide dogs. They follow a complaint by Apple that few existing emojis spoke to the experiences of those with disabilities. Their inclusion in 2019’s official list means Read More

Facebook likely to face two more state probes on privacy issues: Bloomberg

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FILE PHOTO – A woman looks at the Facebook logo on an iPad in this photo illustration taken June 3, 2018. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau/Illustration (Reuters) – Facebook Inc could be subjected to at least two more state probes in the United States on the alleged mishandling of user data, Bloomberg reported on Thursday. The report, which Read More

NY AG, governor probing Apple's response to FaceTime bug

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FILE PHOTO: People look at iPhones at the World Trade Center Apple Store during a Black Friday sales event in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., Nov. 23, 2018. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly/File Photo (Reuters) – New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and new Attorney General Letitia James on Wednesday said the state was probing Apple Inc’s failure to Read More

Five arrested, including three Vale staff, after Brazil dam disaster

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Members of a rescue team react upon returning from the mission, after a tailings dam owned by Brazilian mining company Vale SA collapsed, in Brumadinho, Brazil January 28, 2019. REUTERS/Washington Alves BRUMADINHO, Brazil/RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Three employees of Brazilian miner Vale SA (VALE3.SA) and two other engineers working on behalf of the company Read More

Return of the ‘War Room’: Facebook to set up new election integrity centers in Dublin & Singapore

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Facebook will set up two new centers to monitor “election integrity,” based in Dublin and Singapore. These centers will tackle fake news and hate speech, and will probably trigger fresh accusations of censorship. After its hands-off approach to content policing led to accusations of fake news and misinformation in 2016, Facebook dramatically ramped up its Read More

Malaysia probing audit firms' conduct in 1MDB scandal

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KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia’s securities regulator said on Saturday it was looking into the conduct of auditors of 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB), a state fund that was wound up after losing billions of dollars in a scandal that erupted under the country’s previous government. FILE PHOTO: A construction worker talks on the phone in Read More

U.S. regulators discuss imposing fine against Facebook: Washington Post

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FILE PHOTO: The logo of Facebook is pictured during the Viva Tech start-up and technology summit in Paris, France, May 25, 2018. REUTERS/Charles Platiau WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. regulators have met to discuss imposing a fine against Facebook Inc (FB.O) for violating a legally binding agreement with the government to protect the privacy of personal Read More

Hyundai, Kia issue new U.S. recall of 168,000 vehicles for fire risks

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Hyundai Motor Co (005380.KS) and affiliate Kia Motors Corp (000270.KS) said on Wednesday they will recall about 168,000 U.S. vehicles at risk of fuel leaks, after recalling them in 2017 for engine fire risks, and will offer software upgrades for 3.7 million vehicles. Employees of Hyundai Motor Group attend the company’s new Read More

Kia issues new U.S. recall of 68,000 vehicles for fire risks

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The Kia logo is seen on a vehicle at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan, U.S., January 14, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Kia Motors Corp (000270.KS) said on Wednesday it would recall 68,000 U.S. vehicles at risk of fuel leaks after it previously recalled them in 2017 for engine fire Read More

Alaska officials probing BP oil, gas wells at Prudhoe Bay after spill

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) – Regulators in the U.S. state of Alaska will investigate all of the oil and natural gas wells operated by BP Plc at its Prudhoe Bay oil field after the release of a small amount of crude oil and gas from a well that had earlier been shut. FILE PHOTO: The logo Read More