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Cambridge Whistle-Blower Says Facebook Data Could Be In Russia

Cambridge Whistle-Blower Says Facebook Data Could Be In Russia In a statement released by Rob Goldman , VP, Ads and Alex Himel , VP, Local & Pages Friday, "We believe that when you visit a Page or see an ad on Facebook it should be clear who it's coming from". Last month, Facebook acknowledged that personal information about millions of users wrongly ended up in the hands of Cambridge Analytica. "Cambridge Analytica was supposed to be the arsenal of weapons... [Full Article...]

US, China threaten tariffs as fears rise

US, China threaten tariffs as fears rise Lawrence Kudlow, the top White House economic adviser, sought to ease fears of a deepening trade conflict with China, telling reporters that the tariffs the US announced Tuesday are "potentially" just a negotiating ploy. The threatened tariff on soybeans in particular could sting the state. Pork was on the original list of Chinese tariffs and soybeans were added to the list Tuesday. [Full Article...]

Facebook Tightens Up Verification Rules For Political Advertising

Facebook Tightens Up Verification Rules For Political Advertising That legislation, introduced last October but not yet passed, is aimed at countering concerns about foreign nationals using social media to influence American politics, which is part of the investigation into possible Russian meddling during the 2016 U.S. [Full Article...]

Facebook brings political ads under more scrutiny

Facebook brings political ads under more scrutiny The move also comes amid concerns that Russian-sponsored entities delivered Facebook ads designed to create discord and confusion ahead of the election and that firms like Cambridge Analytica created messages based on psychographic profiles gleaned from the platform to influence voters. [Full Article...]

Ford recalls 350000 trucks, SUVs over transmission problem

Ford recalls 350000 trucks, SUVs over transmission problem They say this could mean a driver would put the vehicle in "PARK" however the vehicle would remain in another gear causing the risk of unintended movement. If the clip is not properly seated, technicians will adjust the shifter cable and secure the locking clip at no cost to the customer. If the pin is missing, with repeated use, the transmission may eventually lose park function even when the... [Full Article...]

Switch Port of Firewatch Inbound "Shortly"

Switch Port of Firewatch Inbound Campo Santos haven't given a release date yet for the Switch port, but has said that it will be with us "soon". "We know what a good Switch game feels like, and want to make sure Firewatch feels like one too", Jake Rodkin, Firewatch writer and designer, wrote on the developer's blog . [Full Article...]

Facebook tweaks ad policy - FOX10 News

Facebook tweaks ad policy - FOX10 News Then, some users who logged in to Facebook through Android devices discovered that Facebook had been collecting information about phone calls they made and text messages they sent. Sandberg's admission comes as the social media giant struggles to address mounting security concerns in the wake of revelations that 87 million Facebook users may have had their data harvested by Cambridge Analytic... [Full Article...]

Baldwin's Trump declares: 'I don't care about America'

Baldwin's Trump declares: 'I don't care about America' While the Baltic leaders from "Estonia, Lithuania, and Stankonia" spoke, Trump tries to not fall asleep by praising himself and how much he loved the Roseanne reboot calling the titular comedian of the show "a good Rosie O'Donnell". And an eye-glass wearing giant bunny suddenly appeared at his side. Rapper Cardi B , who also confirmed rumors that she is pregnant with her first child with fian... [Full Article...]

Somewhat Favorable News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Vodafone (VOD) Share Price

The stock decreased 3.20% or $46.52 during the last trading session, reaching $1405.23. About 2.26M shares traded. It has outperformed by 97.18% the S&P500. BidaskClub cut shares of Vodafone from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report on Friday, February 23rd. Numis Securities raised shares of Vodafone from an add rating to a buy rating in a report on Monday, February 5th. [Full Article...]

BSNL counters Jio! Offers bumper 153 GB at just Rs 248

BSNL counters Jio! Offers bumper 153 GB at just Rs 248 Soon after, state-run telecom operator BSNL has also launched an IPL-centric special recharge plan for its prepaid subscribers. But in terms of data, the BSNL pack, 248 is better than the Jio Plan. There are no free calls in the BSNL 248 plan. BSNL users will have to settle down with the 3G data in this pack. Meanwhile, Reliance Jio is all set to deploy 4G advanced Massive MIMO at IPL matches ... [Full Article...]

Trump hits China again, this time with $100B in tariffs

Trump hits China again, this time with $100B in tariffs China on Friday called on the European Union to take a joint stand against USA protectionism as the tit-for-tat trade rift between Washington and Beijing threatened to entangle Europe. "Concerning the USA statement, we will not only listen to the words but also watch the deeds", the spokesperson said. In his statement, Mr Trump said the US Trade Representative had determined that China "... [Full Article...]

Apple said to be working on touchless control, curved iPhone screen

Apple said to be working on touchless control, curved iPhone screen Apple did not immediately respond to Geek's request for comment. Samsung has also used touchless gestures in its handsets via its Air Gestures feature for years. Even iPhone X's screen is slightly curved at the bottom, but it is nearly invisible to human eye. The gesture control tech Apple is apparently envisioning would let users perform tasks by moving their finger close to the iPhone... [Full Article...]

IPhones with curved screens and touchless gestures coming in 2-3 years

IPhones with curved screens and touchless gestures coming in 2-3 years The report said that if Apple chooses to implement new gesture control feature and screen technology in its future handsets, it won't be ready for consumer use at least before two years. The iPhone X's OLED display has a slight curve at the bottom, but it is negligible. Of course, they've never done an inverted curved screen before, but considering Apple's doing it, they may follow suit. [Full Article...]

Cushing Asset Management LP Has $4.26 Million Position in CSX Co. (CSX)

NASDAQ CSX traded down $1.25 on Friday, reaching $54.35. CSX has also 5.41 million shares volume. CSX Corporation (NYSE: CSX ) has risen 18.37% since April 6, 2017 and is uptrending. Harrison's remaining compensation reflects payments CSX agreed to make on behalf of activist investor Mantle Ridge, which brought the 72-year-old on board in March as part of a bid to revamp the company desp... [Full Article...]

Tariffs Would Impact US Cherries Growth in China

Tariffs Would Impact US Cherries Growth in China That could force US farmers to switch to less lucrative crops, such as corn or wheat. "If you're hitting $50 billion in trade, you're inevitably going to hurt somebody , and somebody is going to complain", said Rod Hunter, a former economic official at the National Security Council. [Full Article...]

Salman Khan's bail order expected after lunch, judge hearing case transferred

Salman Khan's bail order expected after lunch, judge hearing case transferred Defence counsel Hastimal Saraswat said the court had accepted the grounds on which Salman's lawyers had argued. The bail documents would be sent to Jodhpur Central Jail by around 5 pm and he could be released in the next hour or two. Final arguments of the case were completed in the trial court on Mar 28, after which chief judicial magistrate Dev Kumar Khatri had reserved the judgment for Th... [Full Article...]

Facebook to start labeling political ads

Facebook to start labeling political ads The measure is already in place for political ads, and comes as Facebook tries to clamp down on outside election interference ahead of this year's USA mid-terms and upcoming political contests around the world. Zuckerberg said in order to require verification for all of these pages and advertisers, Facebook will hire thousands of more people. The company did not say what this number would be. [Full Article...]

Facebook says it should have audited Cambridge

Facebook says it should have audited Cambridge Facebook in turn apologized and called the retention an unintentional "bug". Facebook planned to match the hospital info with user data supposedly in an attempt to help hospitals determine which patients may need special care or treatment. Having access to such a massive amount of data could also pose national security risks, Winterton said. Phandeeyar, a digital innovation lab, and five other g... [Full Article...]

Facebook tightens issue ads, political ads to prevent election interference

Facebook tightens issue ads, political ads to prevent election interference The company disclosed in September that Russians using fake names had used the social network to try to influence USA voters in the months before and after the 2016 election . "This work has not progressed past the planning phase, and we have not received, shared, or analyzed anyone's data", Facebook said in a statement, obtained by The Independent . [Full Article...]

Fluctuating Stocks - Synchrony Financial, NYSE: SYF), Discovery Communications, Inc., (NASDAQ: DISCA)

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 389.17 points, or 1.65 percent, to 24,033.36, the S&P 500 gained 32.57 points, or 1.26 percent, to 2,614.45 and the Nasdaq Composite added 71.16 points, or 1.04 percent, to 6,941.28. About 4.96M shares traded. The stock has observed its SMA50 which is now -7.02%. It generally deals with the amount of uncertainty or risk about the size of changes in a securit... [Full Article...]


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