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Facebook brings political ads under more scrutiny

Facebook brings political ads under more scrutiny In order to prevent election interference on its platform, Facebook has introduced new changes to increase transparency and accountability for electoral ads and Pages. "We thought it had been deleted because they gave us assurances, and it wasn't until other people told us it wasn't true but. we had legal assurances from them that they deleted". [Full Article...]

Impact of tariffs on local farmers

Impact of tariffs on local farmers MIDF Research also said in a note Thursday that Chinese tariffs move is positive to CPO price as it expects higher China's demand on palm oil in the long run. YDSTIE: Section 301 - the part of the USA trade law under which the Trump administration is taking this action - calls for a comment period after the announcement of tariffs. [Full Article...]

Facebook admits to deleting messages from Zuckerberg and other executives

Facebook admits to deleting messages from Zuckerberg and other executives Facebook said it will require advertisers who want to run either political ads or so-called issue ads - which may not endorse a specific candidate or party but which discuss political topics - to verify themselves. "That's why today we're announcing important changes to the way we manage ads and Pages on Facebook as well as Instagram". The widening scandal has led privacy advocates and us... [Full Article...]

Facebook to verify identities, require labels for political ads

Facebook to verify identities, require labels for political ads The European Union said on Friday that Facebook had told it that up to 2.7 million people in the 28-nation bloc may have been victim of improper data sharing involving political data-mining firm Cambridge Analytica . "We thought the data had been deleted and we should have checked". Since then, Facebook has said personal information from 87 million users around the world may have been impacted by... [Full Article...]

Bill Cosby's lawyers seek to remove a juror

Bill Cosby's lawyers seek to remove a juror Juror selection has been further hampered by media attention surrounding the case, with many jurors being unable to put aside their previous exposure to stories regarding the trial. Cosby should have a fair trial", according to court documents. Prosecutors didn't give a reason for pulling the woman Wednesday and were not required to by law. [Full Article...]

Campo Santo's Firewatch Coming to Nintendo Switch "Soon"

Campo Santo's Firewatch Coming to Nintendo Switch There's no more specific release date beyond "Spring" at time of writing. With two more ports in the library the Nintendo Switch is becoming better and better for those who want to play their favourite games on the go, or Nintendo diehards that missed numerous quality titles during the Wii U era. [Full Article...]

Brace for privacy bill of rights, Zuckerberg!

Brace for privacy bill of rights, Zuckerberg! The Honest Ads Act would expand existing election law covering television and radio outlets to apply to paid internet and digital advertisements on platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Alphabet's Google . Facebook didnt elaborate on how the feature would work and said the feature is still being planned. Still reeling from the Cambridge Analytica debacle and other privacy scandals, Facebook ... [Full Article...]

IPL: CSK defeat MI, who is the victor and sinner?

IPL: CSK defeat MI, who is the victor and sinner? CSK had reduced to 119/8 after 17 overs. Bravo went about his business on-field whilst Melbourne Stars' physiotherapist Tommy Simsek worked hard off-field to get Jadhav right should he be required. Following which other performers including Prabhu Deva, Hrithik Roshan and Jacqueline Fernandez also shook their leg to some peppy songs. Netflix and Condé Nast Entertainment have partnered on a ne... [Full Article...]

Oil inches down on Trump's latest China trade threats

Oil inches down on Trump's latest China trade threats Mr. Gao didn't elaborate. Gao said comments from U.S. officials about ongoing talks about trade issues were incorrect. Gao said, "under these circumstances, the two sides can not possibly conduct any negotiations about this issue". It said the country would not rule out any options. President Xi Jinping next week is expected to unveil fresh measures on reform and his country's opening up at ... [Full Article...]

Apple is working on new touchless controls for its upcoming iPhones

Apple is working on new touchless controls for its upcoming iPhones In particular, smartphone manufacturers such as Samsung, Google , and Huawei are introducing features such as full screen , camera enhancement, and facial recognition, which have triggered the iPhone's differentiation strategy. Bloomberg also notes Apple is working to curve the iPhone's display. Phones that fold or bend may be more a case of nostalgia, traveling to the clamshell design ... [Full Article...]

IntercontinentalExchange Group Inc. (ICE) Short Interest Up 513.8% in November

IntercontinentalExchange Group Inc. (ICE) Short Interest Up 513.8% in November Pentair Plc now has $12.32B valuation . In terms of the mechanics underlying that movement, traders will want to note that the stock is trading on a float of 0.74% with $556.61 Million sitting short, betting on future declines. Year to date performance for Intercontinental Exchange, Inc .is 2.79%. The stock rating was maintained by Bank of America with "Buy" on Thursday, February 8. [Full Article...]

Quantitative Investment Management LLC Trims Position in Vodafone Group Plc (NASDAQ:VOD)

The stock 0.92% or $0 during the last trading session, reaching $0.22. American International Group Inc. now owns 26,250 shares of the cell phone carrier's stock worth $747,000 after purchasing an additional 1,709 shares during the period. In Wednesday, January 17 report Raymond James upgraded the stock to "Buy" rating. The firm has "Outperform" rating given on Tuesday, May 3 by RBC Capital Market... [Full Article...]

The wackiest iPhone 9 rumours - from touchless controls to folding screens

The wackiest iPhone 9 rumours - from touchless controls to folding screens Separately, Bloomberg had last month reported that Apple was secretly researching on a newer generation of display called MicroLED screens. Gurman indicated that the company is developing a new " touchless gesture control " and a curved screen for the future iPhone models. [Full Article...]

Patrick Reed soars to top of star-packed Masters leaderboard

Patrick Reed soars to top of star-packed Masters leaderboard Justine Reed caddied for her husband during PGA Qualifying School. "Putting it in perspective, six months ago I didn't know if I'd be playing golf", Woods said. "I am pretty fresh, actually". But not everyone started so strong. Spieth went out in 4-over 40 but settled down on the back, added birdies at Nos. [Full Article...]

Facebook Removed Zuckerberg's Messages From Users' Inboxes to 'Protect' Him

Facebook Removed Zuckerberg's Messages From Users' Inboxes to 'Protect' Him Sandberg, who joined Facebook in 2008 from Google, has been largely silent since the privacy scandal broke but she gave interviews on 5 and 6 April to the National Public Radio and NBC's Today Show . Well, what's worth noting is that normal users don't have any such functionality to retract sent messages from recipients' inboxes , which is what has infuriated a lot of users. [Full Article...]

MI soybean farmers anxious about impact of Chinese tariffs

MI soybean farmers anxious about impact of Chinese tariffs Tariffs would make USA beans less competitive to Chinese buyers and Brazil's crop more attractive. The U.S. auto industry could also be hit by a 25% tariff. While apparel and footwear won't get additional tariffs, some equipment used to make them, like textile printers and injection molders for shoes, are getting taxed. [Full Article...]

Salman Khan gets bail against Rs100,000 bond

Salman Khan gets bail against Rs100,000 bond Jodhpur: The hearing on actor Salman Khan's application for bail and suspension of sentence in the 1998 black buck poaching case has been completed and the order will be pronounced after lunch. This was Salman's fourth stint in the Jodhpur Central Jail, which also houses religious preacher Asaram Bapu, who has been accused of rape. In 2015 he was found guilty in a deadly hit-and-run a... [Full Article...]

Final Fantasy 15 Announces 4 More Story DLC Releases

Final Fantasy 15 Announces 4 More Story DLC Releases Final Fantasy XV got DLC a year ago consisting of a multiplayer mode, called Comrades , that allows players to team up and take on enemies together. Here, Noctis will being parting ways with the Astrals, and begin a journey that will include his final battle. All of these episodes are being directed by Takefumi Terada (who directed the Episode Ignis DLC), and the last one will also feature a... [Full Article...]

Why you shouldn't blame Facebook for what ails democracy

Why you shouldn't blame Facebook for what ails democracy The company apologized for not doing so sooner. Of course, Facebook is also tasked with a monumental responsibility: It has amassed data about more people than have ever lived in a single country in the history of the world, and now has to figure out how to manage it. [Full Article...]

Apple's total number of apps in the App Store declined for the first time previous year

Meanwhile Google Play headed in the opposite direction, growing 30 percent to over 3.6 million apps. The other driver of app store growth is the quantity of apps that are ported from one platform to the other. "More than twice as many iOS apps came to Android in 2017 than Android apps came into the App Store", the Appfigures team notes. According to Appfigures, there are now about 450,000 ap... [Full Article...]


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