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Facebook outlines plans for 'privacy-focused' integration of Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger

Facebook outlines plans for 'privacy-focused' integration of Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger

Zuckerberg framed the strategy as a user choice, including the phrase "people want" six times in his blog post , and citing the fast growth of ephemeral and private communication on his company's services. "App developers share data with Facebook through the Facebook Software Development Kit (SDK), a set of software development tools that help developers build apps for a specific operating system", and as per the report , there are 2/3 of the 34 Android apps, PI tested, which also ... Read More

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Zion Williamson's shoe malfunction puts Nike in the spotlight

Zion Williamson's shoe malfunction puts Nike in the spotlight

Zion might be a college player, but he's one college player with a massive profile. As his Nike shoe blew out, Williamson sprained his right knee on the first possession of what became top-ranked Duke's 88-72 loss to No. President Obama swag drip too hard at last night's Duke v UNC game where he donned a fly bomber jacket with a "44" embroidered on the sleeve. Vaccaro also touched on Williamson's popularity and playing skills. Read More

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Don't Worry So Much About Huawei, Says NCSC

Don't Worry So Much About Huawei, Says NCSC

The source said: 'Other nations can make the argument that if the British are confident of mitigation against national security threats then they can also reassure their publics and the U.S. A report by the Financial Times cites "two people familiar with the conclusion" of analysis into the perceived threat of Huawei . Last month Meng, who is the daughter of the Huawei founder, was charged with wire fraud that violated US sanctions on Iran. Read More

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Ocasio-Cortez cheers as Amazon reportedly reconsiders NY HQ after fierce opposition

Ocasio-Cortez cheers as Amazon reportedly reconsiders NY HQ after fierce opposition

No decision has yet been made, but executives have discussed pulling out the deal and are exploring alternative locations, two people "familiar with the company's thinking" said. Another criticism of the planned headquarters is that Amazon will be given many tax breaks to move in, which seems unfair considering the company is one of the wealthiest organizations on the planet. Read More

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Italy blocks EU's bid to get tough on Venezuela

Italy blocks EU's bid to get tough on Venezuela

Last month, the Lima Group announced a travel ban on senior Venezuelan officials and a freeze on their foreign assets. The young lawmaker accused the military on Monday of planning to divert aid being stockpiled in Colombia, Brazil and an unidentified Caribbean island, in order to distribute it through the socialist government's subsidized food program for its own supporters. Read More

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Thursday Tech Briefing: Growth Slows at Alibaba

Thursday Tech Briefing: Growth Slows at Alibaba

Anticipating headwinds from economic uncertainty, Alibaba had lowered its revenue outlook for its financial year ending March even before the top sales season. Michael Evans during a panel at the National Retail Federation's Big Show in NY earlier this month. China's economy posted a 6.6% expansion in 2018, the slowest in 28 years, as factory activity and domestic demand tapered. Read More

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USA announces Venezuelan sanctions in attempt to oust Maduro

USA announces Venezuelan sanctions in attempt to oust Maduro

Any actions taken against U.S. diplomats, Guaido or the National Assembly he presides over would be considered a "grave assault" that "will be met with a significant response", U.S. She also noted that the United Kingdom, France, Germany and Spain also stated over the weekend that they, too, recognize Guaido and would continue to do so unless free and democratic elections are held in the country by Saturday. Read More

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Private military contractors from Russian Federation reportedly in Venezuela to protect Maduro

Private military contractors from Russian Federation reportedly in Venezuela to protect Maduro

Maduro says the nation's woes are a result of U.S. sanctions against the oil-rich state as well as deliberate attempts to sow discord among its people from overseas. "Almost certainly the administration is going to have to find a way to get most of our people out of there, and leave behind some kind of symbolic presence to show that we did not leave", the former official said. Read More

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United States eyes Taiwan risk as China’s military capabilities grow

United States eyes Taiwan risk as China’s military capabilities grow

On Jan. 2, Xi said in a speech that China reserved the right to use force to bring Taiwan under its control but would strive to achieve peaceful " reunification ". "China's leaders hope that possessing these military capabilities will deter pro-independence moves by Taiwan or, should deterrence fail, will permit a range of tailored military options against Taiwan and potential third-party military intervention", the report explained. Read More

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