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The investigation shows a troubling pattern of Facebook allowing the tech companies they've partnered with to sidestep privacy rules in the name of profit. "Over the years, we've partnered with other companies so people can use Facebook on devices and platforms that we don't support ourselves", he wrote .
  • Fed may look to slow, stop rate hikes in coming year

    Fed may look to slow, stop rate hikes in coming year

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    The US central bank has already raised interest rates three times this year, with many market commentators expecting the Federal Reserve to do so again before the new year. After the Wall Street Journal posted an op-ed , which suggested that raising interest rates will hurt the economy, Trump told the feds to listen to the publication.
  • CBS denies former CEO Les Moonves $120 million severance

    CBS denies former CEO Les Moonves $120 million severance

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    Moonves will not receive any severance payment from the company". The Post reported earlier this month Moonves was threatening to sue CBS over a leaked draft report of the investigation, which The New York Times published . "We would like to thank everyone who cooperated with the investigation and applaud CBS' employees for remaining focused on their jobs during this very hard time ".
  • Farm linked to romaine E. coli issues new recall for other produce

    Farm linked to romaine E. coli issues new recall for other produce

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    The cauliflower products are clearly labelled with "Adam Brothers Family Farms" but the lettuce produce are not. USA health officials have traced a food poisoning outbreak from romaine lettuce to at least one farm in California, which voluntarily recalled red and green leaf lettuce as well as cauliflower because they may be contaminated with E.
  • Google to invest over $1 billion in NY expansion

    Google to invest over $1 billion in NY expansion

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    Google is spending more than $1 billion to expand operations in New York City. Google's parent company Alphabet on Monday said it was investing more than $1 billion to set up a new campus in New York City. Google hopes to start moving into the building by 2022 and plans to double its NY headcount to 14,000 in the next 10 years. The company has continued to build up its NY presence, announcing earlier this year that it was buying the Manhattan Chelsea Market building for $2.4 billion and ...
  • Naughty Parrot Uses Amazon Alexa To Shop While Owner Is Away

    Naughty Parrot Uses Amazon Alexa To Shop While Owner Is Away

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    He has also had a little fun and ordered a kite, light bulbs and a kettle. A parrot called Rocco has been placing orders online by chatting to a voice activated device. Rocco's owner Marion Wischnewski told the Daily Mail that she was shocked when she saw what he had done. "I have to check the shopping list and cancel all the items he's ordered", she said.
  • Coli contamination linked to California farm

    Coli contamination linked to California farm

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    Family Farms in Santa Maria tested positive for E. coli O157:H7 and was a almost identical genetic match to the strain found in people who have fallen ill, Williams said. Investigators collected samples from the Adam Bros. USA officials said a water reservoir at Adam Bros. Initially, the FDA warned the public not to eat romaine from Monterey, San Benito, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz and Ventura counties in California, while romaine producers and distributors voluntary ...
  • China temporarily suspends tariffs on U.S

    China temporarily suspends tariffs on U.S

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    The tariff costs rose more than seven-fold to US$1.3 billion, as the world's two biggest economies became embroiled in a trade war , according to data provided by the Consumer Technology Association and analysed by consulting firm The Trade Partnership.
  • The 25 worst passwords of 2018

    The 25 worst passwords of 2018

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    SplashData estimates that about 10 percent of people have used at least one of the simple, easy-to-guess password on its Top 25 worst passwords list , and about 3 percent have used "123456". President, but this is not fake news - using your name or any common name as a password is a unsafe decision". No matter how much we read about hacks and data breaches and the importance of taking solid security precautions, one of the unchangeable truths of the world is that people on average ...
  • Renault board did not consider replacing Ghosn: interim chairman

    Renault board did not consider replacing Ghosn: interim chairman

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    At the center of the dispute is Nissan's claim that the apartment contains three safes that the carmaker says it found there. There is speculation that Nissan itself may be indicted in Japan as part of the case against Ghosn. The 64-year-old Franco-Lebanese-Brazilian executive was formally charged Monday in Japan of under-declaring his income by some five billion yen (USD 44 million) between 2010 and 2015.
  • China's Tencent Music jumps 11 percent in US debut

    China's Tencent Music jumps 11 percent in US debut

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    The music arm of Chinese tech giant Tencent said Tuesday it raised close to $1.1 billion after pricing its shares at $13 a piece, at the bottom of its stated range. Although still a significant stock exchange debut, the money raised and accompanying valuation is considerably lower than what had been predicted earlier this year.
  • J&J stock tumbles after Reuters reports it hid asbestos in talc

    J&J stock tumbles after Reuters reports it hid asbestos in talc

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    In an in-depth investigation from Reuters , which examined decades worth of internal company documents and court documents, the outlet found that from 1971 to the early 2000s, Johnson and Johnson had been made aware that the talc in their products sometimes tested positive for the carcinogen, and did not share the news outside of the company.
  • Company offers to pay $100,000 for ditching smartphone for a year

    Company offers to pay $100,000 for ditching smartphone for a year

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    The beverage company has launched a challenge to smartphone users that will pay out $100,000 if contestants can leave their smartphones behind for a full year. The contestant who only lasts 6 months will receive $10,000. Many of us can't go a few seconds without checking our smartphone. "'Dad, how come you're always on your phone?' Those words ring in my ears".
  • Future all-Apple iPhone? Apple may make the modem in-house eventually

    Future all-Apple iPhone? Apple may make the modem in-house eventually

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    Apple had also said its three models released in September were not part of the case . Apple has denied any and all violation claims brought by Qualcomm and has said that it would fight those claims in court. The move marked the latest in a long-running dispute over patents and royalties between the two California tech giants playing out in courts and administrative bodies worldwide.
  • Japan to stop its govt from purchasing Huawei or ZTE equipment

    Japan to stop its govt from purchasing Huawei or ZTE equipment

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    The decision came on the heels of a December 7 announcement by the Japanese government banning government purchases of equipment from Huawei and ZTE , in order to increase its defense against intelligence leaks and cyber attacks. KDDI also does not use Huawei equipment in its "core" network, a spokeswoman said, adding it does not use any ZTE network equipment. "These are ambitions Huawei shares and we look forward to continuing to work closely with customers in the Japanese market", a ...
  • Trump seizes on France attack to push border wall

    Trump seizes on France attack to push border wall

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    The Mexican president, however, denied that the two discussed wall funding during their call, which was about immigration. The president, however, did not mention the subject during a telephone conversation with his Mexican counterpart, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, on Thursday.
  • Human heart left on board plane prompts flight to return to Seattle

    Human heart left on board plane prompts flight to return to Seattle

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    After returning to Seattle , a spokesperson for Southwest told PEOPLE that the fight was "taken out of service due to an unrelated mechanical issue". The mishap occurred a few days after another Southwest airlines flight overran the runway as it was trying to land at Hollywood Burbank Airport in California.
  • China to revise 'Made in China 2025' tech plan, WSJ reports

    China to revise 'Made in China 2025' tech plan, WSJ reports

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    But U.S. officials have been skeptical about China's willingness to back down from its global technology ambitions. Vehicle sales in the world's second-biggest economy may post their first annual drop in at least two decades. 11, 2018. "However this approach is making China think twice about their hard stance", said Ernesto Ramos, Managing Director of Active equities for BMO Global Asset Management in Chicago.
  • Apple announces plan to build $1 billion campus in Austin

    Apple announces plan to build $1 billion campus in Austin

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    The 133-acre campus off Parmer Lane is about a mile away from Apple's existing campus and would accommodate 5,000 new employees. The city is already home to one Apple campus, a sprawling facility with 6,200 employees that is the company's largest outside its headquarters in Cupertino, California.
  • Local politicians react to Farm Bill

    Local politicians react to Farm Bill

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    The United States has a new farm bill - the massive bundle of food and agriculture-related legislation that must be renewed every five years. After the Senate passed the bill Tuesday night, the lower chamber followed suit on Wednesday with overwhelming support.
  • Will Uphold Autonomy, Values: New RBI Chief Shaktikanta Das

    Will Uphold Autonomy, Values: New RBI Chief Shaktikanta Das

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    Mr Das gave his best wishes to former Governor Urjit Patel for his future endeavours. A former secretary at the department of economic affairs, was appointed the governor for a period of three years. Besides his edge in the government as one of the planners of demonetization, Das is also credited for being the only bureaucrat to feature in an Amul advertisement.
  • U By Kotex Sleek Tampons Recalled In US, Canada

    U By Kotex Sleek Tampons Recalled In US, Canada

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    Kimberly-Clark is voluntarily recalling some of their Kotex products after several women complained that tampons were unraveling inside their bodies and they needed medical assistance to extract them. "Retailers have been alerted to remove the recalled lot numbers from shelves and post a notification in their stores", the company said, adding no other "U by Kotex-branded products are subject to this recall".
  • Oil prices under pressure amid global market unease

    Oil prices under pressure amid global market unease

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    The Opec-led group of oil producers last Friday announced a supply cut of 1.2-million barrels a day in crude oil supply from January, measured against October 2018 output levels. Last week, for the first time in decades, the United States - which is not a member of OPEC - was a net exporter of crude oil and petroleum products.
  • Australian call for rules to control Facebook and Google

    Australian call for rules to control Facebook and Google

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    Some of the resulting investigations relate to allegations "that could sit under competition law which would go to issues of misuse of market power" while some relate to "issues of consumer law", Sims told a press conference. "This has implications across society because of the important role the media plays in exposing corruption and holding governments, companies, powerful individuals and institutions to account", Sims said.
  • Theresa May facing party leadership challenge amid Brexit troubles

    Theresa May facing party leadership challenge amid Brexit troubles

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    The prime minister has said that she will "contest leadership vote with everything I have got". Follow the story as it unfolds in our live blog. Business figures have expressed alarm about the political uncertainty in the United Kingdom ahead of a Conservative Party confidence vote on Prime Minister Theresa May later.
  • Google CEO Grilled by Congress on Privacy, Bias

    Google CEO Grilled by Congress on Privacy, Bias

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    The issue of user privacy also came up over and over. Google may use data to personalize ads, but it doesn't sell the data, he added. Pichai's appearance comes after he angered members of a Senate panel in September by declining their invitation to testify about foreign governments' manipulation of online services to sway us elections.
  • Bail hearing for Huawei CFO continues for third day in Vancouver court

    Bail hearing for Huawei CFO continues for third day in Vancouver court

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    Meng remains in Canadian custody while a court determines if she can be allowed out on bail. Meng Wanzhou's lawyer argued Monday that the United States has a political and legal posture against China and Huawei. "We have every confidence that the Canadian and USA legal systems will reach the right conclusion", a spokesperson told the Global Times . Meng's lawyer called a representative from a surveillance company to help ensure Meng won't flee if released.