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Facebook needs independent ethical oversight: UK lawmakers

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LONDON (Reuters) – Facebook and other big tech companies should be subject to a compulsory code of ethics to tackle the spread of fake news, the abuse of users’ data and the bullying of smaller firms, British lawmakers said on Monday. FILE PHOTO: A woman looks at the Facebook logo on an iPad in this Read More

Facebook broke rules, should be regulated: UK lawmakers

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LONDON (Reuters) – Facebook intentionally breached data privacy and competition law and should, along with other big tech companies, be subject to a new regulator to protect democracy and citizens’ rights, British lawmakers said on Monday. In a damning report that singled out Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg for what it said was a failure of Read More

EU diplomats warned to stay out of pubs & cafes to avoid Russian & Chinese ‘spies’

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Brussels is flooded with hundreds of Russian and Chinese agents, the EU security services warned diplomats, saying they must watch where they go for meals and pastimes, German media reported. There are “around 250 Chinese and 200 Russian spies” snooping around in the EU’s unofficial capital, Brussels, diplomats told German paper Welt am Sonntag, citing a Read More

‘I’m not doing it for fun’: German MP returns to parliament as a transgender woman

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Markus Ganserer was re-elected to the Bavarian state parliament in October, but he won’t be taking his seat in the chamber. Instead, Tessa Ganserer, Germany’s first transgender lawmaker, will sit where Markus once did. Representing the Green Party, Tessa Ganserer is Germany’s first openly transgender politician. Ganserer represented Nuremberg North as Markus since 2013, and Read More

India's Sun Pharma tumbles on report of fresh allegations by whistleblower

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(Reuters) – Shares of India’s Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (SUN.NS) slumped over 13 percent on Friday to near six-year low, after a media report of a complaint by a whistleblower raised fresh concerns on the drugmaker’s corporate governance. A guard walks inside the office of Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd in Mumbai, India, November 13, 2018. 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

‘Perfect accuracy’: WikiLeaks hits back at ‘neocon’ app NewsGuard, which labeled it untrustworthy

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WikiLeaks has blasted news-rating app NewsGuard after it gave the whistleblower site a ‘red’ rating, warning users it “fails to maintain basic standards of accuracy” despite its perfect record of posting authentic information. NewsGuard claims to help combat fake news online and defend against “disinformation” but its links to the US government have caused some Read More

Fiat Chrysler agrees to $800 million U.S. diesel (gasoil)-emissions settlement

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV has agreed to a settlement worth about $800 million to resolve claims from the U.S. Justice Department and state of California that it used illegal software that produced false results on diesel (gasoil)-emissions tests, but still faces an ongoing criminal probe. FILE PHOTO: A Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Read More

Nissan's Ghosn claims innocence in first appearance since November arrest

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Nissan Motor Co Ltd’s ousted Chairman Carlos Ghosn declared he was innocent on Tuesday in his first public appearance since his arrest in November, telling a Tokyo court that he was wrongly accused of financial misconduct. A court sketch, drawn by Nobutoshi Katsuyama, shows ousted Nissan Motor Co Ltd chairman Carlos Ghosn Read More