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Facebook execs planned to snoop on Android users to increase revenues, leaked emails show

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Facebook enabled its Android app to track and collect data from unwitting customers in order to increase advertising revenue, according to a cache of confidential internal emails that were leaked online. Some 60 pages of documents – including emails between Facebook executives – were posted anonymously on Github on Friday. The files were taken from Read More

Chinese app beats US tech giants like Apple, Amazon to be crowned world’s most innovative company

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The world’s two most innovative companies this year are both from Asia, with Chinese tech platform Meituan Dianping unseating 2018 champion and Silicon Valley giant Apple, according to ratings by US business magazine Fast Company. While Washington keeps saying that Beijing is stealing its technology and uses this mantra to justify the ongoing trade war, Read More

Vietnam threatens to deport Kim & Trump lookalikes, bans public stunts ahead of US-N. Korea talks

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A Kim Jong-un lookalike who recently wandered around Hanoi with a Trump impersonator says Vietnam has demanded that he stop performing stunts that may cause “disturbances” ahead of an upcoming US-North Korea summit. Tensions are running high in the Vietnamese capital, where this year’s first meeting of the US and North Korean leaders is set Read More

Russians have sweetest tooth after Germans – chocolate producer Ritter Sport

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A love of chocolate has made Russia the second-largest market for German manufacturer Ritter sport, a top executive at the company has told the German-Russian Chamber of Commerce. The chocolate maker, famous for its signature square bars, has seen its sales fall across Europe – with the exception of Russia, where they surged by 13 Read More

‘Challenging’ Russia in the Arctic: Political posturing or a war in the making?

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As Russia bolsters its efforts to secure and tap the Arctic, both the UK and the US have been vowing to meet its “challenge” – a premise that could lead to war, experts say, if their naval powers could muster the capabilities. “It’s nobody’s lake,” said US Admiral James Foggo in a recent interview with Read More

Domino effect: Pompeo vows US will help uproot ‘authoritarianism’ in Nicaragua & Cuba

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The United States will help the people of Nicaragua and Cuba to resist “non-democratic regimes” in their countries, Mike Pompeo has said. His comments come as Washington steps up calls for a new government in Venezuela. The secretary of state responded in the affirmative when asked during an interview with Telemundo if the US would Read More

Home that belonged to 'The King of Cocaine' demolished in Colombia

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An infamous building that was once home to drug trafficker Pablo Escobar has been demolished in Colombia. Some 180 detonators were used to destroy the “Monaco” building – and the explosion sent a cloud of dust 10m (33ft) into the air. It will be replaced by a park honouring the thousands of people killed by Read More

Can music save Venezuela? Richard Branson hopes so

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By Cordelia Lynch, US correspondent, in Cucuta, Colombia On the Colombian border with Venezuela, a sense of giddy hope filled the air. The streets were thronging with people. Bands played drums, as street vendors loudly sold water. A sea of Venezuelan flags and faces old and young beamed with optimism. Hundreds of thousands of them Read More

ClearStream Announces New Board Member

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CALGARY, Alberta, Feb. 22, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ClearStream Energy Services Inc. (“ClearStream”, or the “Company”, TSX: CSM and CSM.DB.A) is pleased to announce the addition of a new Board member, effective immediately: Karl Johannson has been appointed as a new Member of the Board of Directors of ClearStream and brings with him extensive operational Read More