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USA Federal Trade Commission Hits Facebook With Record $5 Billion Settlement

LAUREN JOSEPH; AARON BERNSTEIN/REUTERS FTC Reportedly Hits Facebook With Record $5 Billion Settlement By WIRED AFTER MONTHS OF negotiations, the Federal Trade Commission fined Facebook a record-setting $5 billion on Friday for privacy violations, according to multiple reports. The penalty comes after an investigation that lasted over a year, and marks the largest in the agency’s history by an order of magnitude. If approved by the Justice Department’s civil division, it will also be the first substantive punishment for Facebook in the US, where the tech industry has gone largelyRead More


USA Federal Trade Commission Hits Facebook With Record $5 Billion Settlement

LAUREN JOSEPH; AARON BERNSTEIN/REUTERS FTC Reportedly Hits Facebook With Record $5 Billion Settlement By WIRED AFTER MONTHS OF negotiations, the Federal Trade Commission fined Facebook a record-setting $5 billion on Friday for privacy violations, according to multiple reports. The penalty comes after an investigation that lasted over a year, and marks the largest in the agency’s history by an order of magnitude. If approved by the Justice Department’s civil division, it will also be the first substantive punishment for Facebook in the US, where the tech industry has gone largelyRead More


New Zealand: Firearms Buyback Program Commences

By LIBRARY OF CONGRESS)  On June 20, 2019, the Arms (Prohibited Firearms, Magazines and Parts) Amendment Regulations 2019 came into effect in New Zealand. The regulations “allow for the buy-back of newly prohibited firearms and parts from owners within a six month amnesty period,” which will run until December 20, 2019. A buyback price list was subsequently published in the New Zealand Gazette, along with a brief description of the process. The amnesty and buyback program follows the passage, in April 2019, of the Arms (Prohibited Firearms, Magazines, and PartsRead More


Trump moves to effectively end asylum at southern border

FILE – In this July 4, 2019 file photo, a group of asylum seekers cross the border between El Paso, Texas, and Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico, Thursday, July 4, 2019. (Mark Lambie/The El Paso Times via AP) WASHINGTON (Associated Press) — Reversing decades of U.S. policy, the Trump administration said Monday it will end all asylum protections for most migrants who arrive at the U.S.-Mexico border — the president’s most forceful attempt yet to block asylum claims and slash the number of people seeking refuge in America. The new rule, expectedRead More


ZIMBABWE: Annualized inflation surged to 175.66pct in June, up from 97.85pct in May

Prices are soaring in Zimbabwe a decade after hyperinflation forced it to ditch its currency [File: Philimon Bulawayo/Reuters] Inflation figures from Zimbabwe raise spectre of troubled times Harare, Zimbabwe (AL JAZEERA) – The spectre of hyperinflation is looming over Zimbabwe again, a decade after runaway prices forced the country to abandon its currency. Annualized inflation in Zimbabwe surged to 175.66 percent in June, up from 97.85 percent in May, the country’s statistical office said Monday. On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 39.9 percent in June compared with 12.54 percentRead More


ZIMBABWE: Annualized inflation surged to 175.66pct in June, up from 97.85pct in May

Prices are soaring in Zimbabwe a decade after hyperinflation forced it to ditch its currency [File: Philimon Bulawayo/Reuters] Inflation figures from Zimbabwe raise spectre of troubled times Harare, Zimbabwe (AL JAZEERA) – The spectre of hyperinflation is looming over Zimbabwe again, a decade after runaway prices forced the country to abandon its currency. Annualized inflation in Zimbabwe surged to 175.66 percent in June, up from 97.85 percent in May, the country’s statistical office said Monday. On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 39.9 percent in June compared with 12.54 percentRead More


ZIMBABWE: Annualized inflation surged to 175.66pct in June, up from 97.85pct in May

Prices are soaring in Zimbabwe a decade after hyperinflation forced it to ditch its currency [File: Philimon Bulawayo/Reuters] Inflation figures from Zimbabwe raise spectre of troubled times Harare, Zimbabwe (AL JAZEERA) – The spectre of hyperinflation is looming over Zimbabwe again, a decade after runaway prices forced the country to abandon its currency. Annualized inflation in Zimbabwe surged to 175.66 percent in June, up from 97.85 percent in May, the country’s statistical office said Monday. On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 39.9 percent in June compared with 12.54 percentRead More


Trump rejects criticism that his weekend tweet about four minority lawmakers was racist, says they ‘hate our country’

‘They hate our country’: Trump on minority congresswomen By WASHINGTON POST President Trump on July 15 defended a tweet critics called “racist” and said freshmen minority congresswomen use “anti-Semitic language” and “love” al-Qaeda. (Photo: Jabin Botsford/Reuters) By John Wagner and Rachael BadeJuly 15 at 2:14 PM President Trump said Monday that he is not concerned by criticism that his tweets suggesting four minority congresswomen return to their home countries were racist, asserting that they hate the United States and are free to leave. His comments at a White House eventRead More


SOUTH AFRICA: Former soccer player Marc Batchelor killed outside his home (VIDEO)

By SABC Former Kaizer Chiefs soccer player, Marc Batchelor , has been shot and killed outside his home in Bryanston, in the north of Johannesburg. Police have confirmed that Batchelor was attacked by two men as he was entering his house. A case of murder has been opened. Provincial Police Spokesperson, Lungelo Dlamini, “He was attacked by two men travelling on a motorbike. He was about to enter his house when he was shot. He was shot several times. He died inside the car. At this stage we don’t knowRead More


NTVUganda has added We have arrested the gangleader behind Boda Boda murders – Police video

We have arrested the gangleader behind Boda Boda murders – Police #NTVNews Subscribe to Our Channel For more news visit http://www.ntv.co.ug Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/ntvuganda Like our Facebook page https://ift.tt/1bbEIWm —— AUTO – GENERATED; Published (Halifax Canada Time AST) on: July 15, 2019 at 03:31PM