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ANYONE can be re-identified from ‘anonymous data’, researchers claim & let you TEST it

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Online services that claim to anonymize users’ personal data aren’t as secure as we think, according to researchers who found over 99 percent of people can be identified from a handful of supposedly anonymous data points. Doubters will be quickly silenced with the online tool the researchers developed to accompany their paper, published in Nature Read More

Gender-selective abortion? No girls born in 3 months across 132 Indian villages

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A probe into sex-selective abortions has been kicked off in northern India, after government data revealed that of the 216 children born across 132 villages in the past three months, not a single one was female. Local authorities in Uttarakhand state fear that villagers around the town of Uttarkashi are selectively aborting babies in an Read More

Ukraine’s Zelensky gains parliamentary faction in snap election

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The party of Volodymyr Zelensky entered Ukraine’s parliament on the back of his popularity, giving the president a much-needed faction in the legislature. Now he needs to walk the walk and deliver on his campaign promises. Zelensky is a professional comedian who entered politics last year to successfully defeat his predecessor, Petro Poroshenko, in April Read More

Europe faces ‘looming syphilis epidemic’ thanks to dating apps and reduced fear of HIV

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Syphilis stopped being “a disease of the past” after its worrying resurgence in Europe, health experts told RT. Less fear of contracting HIV and the rise of dating apps are among the factors behind the problem. The spread of syphilis in Europe is intensifying due to worrying trends in human behavior, the head of the Read More

Oil pares steep weekly loss as U.S. says it downed Iranian drone

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7/19/2019 LONDON – Oil snapped four days of losses after the U.S. said it downed an Iranian drone near the Strait of Hormuz, stoking concern crude flows from the Middle East may be disrupted. Futures rose as much as 1.9% in New York, paring their steepest weekly decline since the end of May. A U.S. Read More

Exclusive: J.C. Penney taps debt restructuring advisers – sources

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(Reuters) – J.C. Penney Co Inc (JCP.N) has hired advisers to explore debt restructuring options that would buy more time for the money-losing U.S. retailer to forge a turnaround, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: A J.C. Penney Company Inc. store is pictured at a mall in Langhorne, Pennsylvania, U.S. November Read More

Trump EPA allows use of controversial pesticide

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(Reuters) – The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday said it will not ban the use of the pesticide chlorpyrifos, which has been linked to health issues in children, from use on U.S.-grown fruits and vegetables. FILE PHOTO: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sign is seen on the podium at EPA headquarters in Washington, U.S., Read More

Netflix sinks on subscriber losses, analysts still see growth

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(Reuters) – Wall Street brokerages stuck to a positive outlook on Netflix Inc (NFLX.O) on Thursday, betting that a strong content slate for the rest of 2019 would reverse shock losses in U.S. subscribers in the second quarter that sank its stock price. Shares in the company fell 11% in morning trade, as investors worried Read More

Netflix shares sink 11%, analysts still see growth

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(Reuters) – Wall Street brokerages stuck to a positive outlook on Netflix Inc (NFLX.O) on Thursday, betting that a strong content slate for the rest of 2019 would reverse shock losses in U.S. subscribers in the second quarter that sank its stock price. FILE PHOTO: The Netflix logo is seen on their office in Hollywood, Read More

Pemex seeks to reverse oil declines, balance budgets

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By Amy Stillman on 7/16/2019 MEXICO CITY (Bloomberg) — Mexico’s Petroleos Mexicanos aims to balance its budget by 2021 and reverse a decade and half of declining crude production as early as next year. Under the presidency of Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Pemex will invest 1.95 trillion pesos ($102 billion) by 2024, it said in Read More