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Facebook suspends data firm in wake of privacy scandal Facebook suspends data firm in wake of privacy scandal
- April 09, 2018

It says it engaged a university professor "in good faith" to collect Facebook data in a manner similar to how other third-party app developers have harvested personal information. Facebook will begin alerting users whose private data may have been compromised in the Cambridge Analytica scandal starting Monday. He said: 'I think that it could be higher, absolutely'. (more...)
Papua New Guinea natural disaster magnitude and effects Papua New Guinea natural disaster magnitude and effects
- April 09, 2018

People as far north as Kansas City, Missouri, reported feeling the shaking. According to the independent earthquake-reporting site, a 2.7-magnitude quake is described as "weak" and "felt only by a few persons ... Friday near Covington, two minutes after a magnitude 3.1 quake was recorded in the same area about 56 miles northwest of Oklahoma City. The number of earthquakes in the state has declined since Oklahoma regulators directed several oil and gas producers to close or reduce the volume ... (more...)
WVU Splits Doubleheader With UNLV WVU Splits Doubleheader With UNLV
- April 09, 2018

In the opener, the Mountaineers (11-15) scored four runs on 10 hits, while the Rebels (23-9) plated 11 runs on 14 hits. The freshman right-hander, who was ideal through the first 4 1/3 innings, gave up three runs, two earned, on two hits over 5 1/3 innings. (more...)
Facebook admits to scanning Messenger conversations for data Facebook admits to scanning Messenger conversations for data
- April 09, 2018

People are inputting data. "We realise we won't catch every ad that should be labelled, and we encourage anyone who sees an unlabelled political ad to report it. Sandberg also told NBC that if users were able to opt out of being shown ads, "at the highest level, that would be a paid product". Telegram lets users turn on the self-destructing messages option. (more...)
Israeli defense minister claims there are 'no innocent people' in Gaza Israeli defense minister claims there are 'no innocent people' in Gaza
- April 09, 2018

Egypt called upon the global community to work hard to restore the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people, foremost of which is the right to establish an independent state with East Jerusalem as its capital, as well as other rights recognised by the worldwide law. (more...)
Turnbull facing mounting pressure as Coalition loses 30th straight Newspoll Turnbull facing mounting pressure as Coalition loses 30th straight Newspoll
- April 09, 2018

Mr Turnbull spent time on the phone over the past week attempting to calm any backbenchers feeling rattled by the uncertainty, The Australian reported on Saturday. Mr Abbott said the best way to be a good government was to have clear policies, a united team and to be distinct from your opponents. However, his position has been bolstered by support and appeals for Liberal unity from possible leadership contenders Treasurer Scott Morrison, Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton, Foreign Minister ... (more...)
Facebook Suspends Another Data Firm Facebook Suspends Another Data Firm "CubeYou" For Misusing Users' Personal Data
- April 09, 2018

Wylie says it was hard to verify how many people had access to the Facebook information or derivatives of that data "because it was a lot of people,". Joining AggregateIQ in Facebook's list of suspended entities is CubeYou, a data firm employing the same harvesting "tactics" as Cambridge Analytica. (more...)
Killed After Canadian Junior Hockey Team's Bus Collides With Semi-Truck Killed After Canadian Junior Hockey Team's Bus Collides With Semi-Truck
- April 09, 2018

He was initially detained but was later released, and he is not now the subject of a criminal investigation. "Our investigators will be looking at all aspects of this accident to determine what took place", Zablocki said. A memorial formed Saturday at the stairs that lead to Elgar Petersen Arena in Humboldt, Saskatchewan. "You want to overcome it all, but these are your friends". (more...)
Assembly polls: BJP releases first list of 72 candidates Assembly polls: BJP releases first list of 72 candidates
- April 09, 2018

Yeddyurappa is the chief ministerial candidate for the BJP as the party is targeting to win 150 out of the total 224 assembly seats in the Karnataka elections. BS Yeddyurappa's rival within the party, and former party President KS Eashwarappa will contest from Shimoga. Karnataka has turned into a three way contest between the JD (S), Congress and the BJP, though the last two have been targeting each other. (more...)
Guardiola struggles to explain UCL collapses at Man City, Bayern Guardiola struggles to explain UCL collapses at Man City, Bayern
- April 09, 2018

Liverpool could make it back to the Champions League semi-finals this week for the first time since Rafael Benitez was in charge at Anfield a decade ago. City, 13 points ahead of United, could still be crowned champions this weekend if they win at Tottenham and United lose to bottom club West Bromwich Albion. (more...)
Several feared dead after strike on Syria air base: state media Several feared dead after strike on Syria air base: state media
- April 09, 2018

According to the agency, the strike caused casualties. Syrian media affiliated with the regime suggested that Israel could have been behind the attack. Mr Trump and France's President Emmanuel Macron issued a joint statement the same day vowing to "coordinate a strong, joint response" to the alleged attack. (more...)
BCHL team honouring Humboldt Broncos BCHL team honouring Humboldt Broncos
- April 09, 2018

Kelly Schatz, Logan's father, says his 20-year-old son played for the Broncos for just over four years and had served as team captain for the past two-and-a-half years. "You can't imagine that", Quenneville said. "May God be with them all!" The team is a member of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League and like the Maritime Hockey League, is part of the 10-league Canadian Junior Hockey League. (more...)
Facebook has suspended Canadian data firm AggregateIQ Facebook has suspended Canadian data firm AggregateIQ
- April 09, 2018

Facebook published this week, explaining that beginning on Monday, April 9, there would be a new link at the top of everyone's News Feed. The Internet Research Agency, the Kremlin-linked troll farm that has used Facebook and other social media in an attempt to meddle in US politics, created Pages meant to look like they were run by real American activists. (more...)
United States imposes more sanctions on Russian Federation United States imposes more sanctions on Russian Federation
- April 09, 2018

The sanctions follow weeks of tit-for-tat diplomatic measures between Russian Federation and Western states following the poisoning of a Russian Federation former double agent in Britain last month. "Washington once again struck at the Russian-American relations, now the captains of Russian business who refused to play by the Washington scenario got under the sanctions", it said in a statement posted on its Facebook page. (more...)
Train runs without engine for 10 km in India, passengers safe Train runs without engine for 10 km in India, passengers safe
- April 09, 2018

It was a narrow escape for a few hundred passengers in Odisha a train without engine travelled at least 12 km near Titlagarh station. The coaches travelled from Titlagarh station towards Kesinga in Kalahandi district after the engine was detached to be attached at the other end, the spokesman said, adding the section from Titlagarh towards Kesinga has a downward slope. (more...)
Survivors of the Humboldt Broncos tragedy share powerful photos from hospital Survivors of the Humboldt Broncos tragedy share powerful photos from hospital
- April 09, 2018

The team was on its way to a playoff game in northeastern Saskatchewan at the time of the crash. "Our Broncos family is in shock as we try to come to grips with our incredible loss", Kevin Garinger, the team's president, said in a statement. (more...)
Cambridge Analytica whistleblower thinks Fb information breach affected extra customers than reported Cambridge Analytica whistleblower thinks Fb information breach affected extra customers than reported
- April 09, 2018

The majority of those whose information was shared with the data analytics firm - about 70 million - are in the US. If they want, they can shut off apps individually or turn off third-party access to their apps completely. Fb's CEO Mark Zuckerberg is about to testify earlier than the Senate's Judiciary and Commerce committees Tuesday. Almost 64,000 New Zealanders are estimated to have had their data collected and used by Cambridge Analytica, Facebook says.almost 64,000 New Zealanders ... (more...)
USA slaps new sanctions on Russian individuals, entities USA slaps new sanctions on Russian individuals, entities
- April 09, 2018

The fresh sanctions are the latest step by the U.S. against Russia following the poisoning of a former Russian spy in England, interference in the U.S. Administration officials had previously sanctioned more than 100 individuals and entities with ties to the Russian government. The president had long disputed the idea that Russia's alleged cyber-espionage and propaganda efforts sped him to victory in the election, seeking better relations with Putin. (more...)
Facebook confirms it scans your conversations in its Messenger app Facebook confirms it scans your conversations in its Messenger app
- April 09, 2018

We don't have to do any complicated math to see how shocking of a correction that is. But, she said , the company will not be making the same kind of individual outreach to the some 126 million Facebook users who were exposed to Russian disinformation, including through the use of pages and accounts linked to a " troll factory ". (more...)
Trump attacks 'garbage' Washington Post, calls Kelly story 'hit job' Trump attacks 'garbage' Washington Post, calls Kelly story 'hit job'
- April 09, 2018

But both inside and outside the White House, Kelly's credibility has suffered from a string of misstatements, most recently over his management of domestic abuse allegations against former staff secretary Rob Porter and of Trump's decision to oust Army Lt. (more...)
Salman Khan to walk out of jail after 5 pm today Salman Khan to walk out of jail after 5 pm today
- April 09, 2018

Several thousands, ranging from toddlers in arms to youth, elderly men and women, many carrying placards and banners with Salman's pictures had been waiting after he was granted bail by Jodhpur Session Court Judge RK Joshi in a 1998 case of blackbuck poaching. (more...)
'SNL' returns to take shots at Donald Trump and Fox News 'SNL' returns to take shots at Donald Trump and Fox News
- April 09, 2018

The sketch began with an introduction by Fox's " Outnumbered ", with Leslie Jones portraying anchor Harris Faulkner. After giving a brief Fox News Alert ("Mexicans!"), Jones switched over to covering an worldwide press conference. " Roseanne loves me. She's like a good Rosie O'Donnell", said Baldwin's Trump, a reference to his long-running feud with the out comedian. Baldwin's Trump touches on a number of recent headlines in the skit, including reports that he congratulated Russian ... (more...)
Funeral Held For Journalist Shot During Protest at Gaza Border Funeral Held For Journalist Shot During Protest at Gaza Border
- April 09, 2018

Jerusalem: The number of Palestinians killed by Israeli security forces during protests in the Gaza Strip has climbed to 10 while over 1,000 others were wounded by bullets, Palestinian officials said on Saturday. Israel has deployed more than 100 snipers with orders to shoot anyone approaching the buffer zone near the Gaza border. The incident occurred on Friday when the Israeli Army opened fire on protesters near the border with Israel, Efe news reported. (more...)
Former Brazilian president Lula enters police custody Former Brazilian president Lula enters police custody
- April 09, 2018

While Moro, who oversees many cases in the so-Called "Operation Car Wash ", is hailed as a hero by many, others see him as a partisan hit man out to get da Silva and the Workers' Party. "The more days they leave me (in jail), the more Lulas will be born in this country". Sen. Roberto Requiao told reporters that da Silva planned to attend a commemoration Saturday morning for his late wife, to be held at the union. (more...)
Texas, Arizona send troops to Mexico border Texas, Arizona send troops to Mexico border
- April 09, 2018

In 2014, around 1,000 Guard members were deployed by Texas governor Rick Perry - now Mr Trump's energy secretary - in response to a surge in the number of unaccompanied children crossing into the state from Mexico via the Rio Grande river. (more...)

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