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Facebook says preferential data access was with user permission

Facebook acknowledged that it gave large tech companies access to some users' personal information, including private messages, but said it only did so with...


Trudeau says politics won’t be a factor in Huawei 5G decision

Former Canadian diplomats have said they believed the detentions were a "tit-for-tat" reprisal by China , however, no link has officially been made between the...


London’s Gatwick airport shut down over drone sighting

The airport warned the disruption was expected to continue into Thursday and advised everyone flying or collecting someone from Gatwick to check the status of ...


USA stocks hold near 14-month low on a volatile day

Energy stocks including Exxon Mobil fell again on Tuesday, but some of those losses were offset by gains in Apple, Amazon, Microsoft and Boeing. The move for ...


Facebook denies giving access to users' personal information without permission

Facebook also permitted Amazon to obtain the social media network users' names and contact information through their friends and allowed Yahoo to view streams ...


Third Canadian citizen has been detained in China, Global Affairs Canada confirms

But the Czech Republic's western neighbor Germany refused to follow suit earlier this month, saying it had no evidence Huawei could use its equipment to spy f...


Elon Musk to unveil underground tunnel, transport cars

Musk's vision for the underground tunnels, known as loop, is not the same as another of his transportation concepts known as hyperloop. "It'll be smooth as g...


China's Gender Gap Continues to Worsen

This means, at the current rate of progress, it will take 108 years for the global gender gap to close entirely. Pakistan made some good progress this year in...


FloraCraft chair gives nearly $4 million in Christmas bonuses to employees

The top gifts, for employees with over 40 years of experience, will get more than $60,000, according to the company. The owner announced he will share almost $4...


'Fear of recession': Oil crashes as dark clouds envelop demand outlook

Both crude oil benchmarks have shed more than 30 percent since early October due to swelling global inventories. WTI crude settled at $46.24 per barrel, dow...


Obamacare ruled unconstitutional - Now what?

It argues that because the tax reform bill passed by Congress - which O'Connor refers to as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) of 2017, although the name was late...


Florida man offers to trade marijuana for food at McDonald's drive-thru

The worker refused and the suspect drove off. According to the police department, officers remained in the area of the McDonald's only for the guy to roll on ...


After the Fed’s likely rate hike this week, all bets are off

That hike would keep rates low by historical standards but put them at the highest level in a decade. The President's criticism of the central bank goes again...


China marks 40th anniversary of reform and opening-up

In remarks lasting almost an hour-and-a-half, Xi called for support for the state economy and development of the private sector, and said China would expand eff...


Netflix And Steal? Police In Ohio Warn Of Netflix Phishing Scheme

But even without these giveaways, you should always be wary of emails that ask for personal information, even if they appear to come from companies that you tru...


CBS Denies Former CEO Moonves $120 Million Severance

Having resigned in disgrace in September as yet another round of sexual misconduct exposes were made public, Moonves had a $120 million package in his contract ...


California withdraws 'text tax' after FCC ruling

State officials said the tax was meant to help support programs that make phone service accessible to the poor. According to KABC's sister station KGO-TV's me...


17 fish farms are being phased out in BC

Chief Bob Chamberlin, elected chief councillor of the Kwikwasut'inuxw Haxwa'mis First Nation, described Friday's announcement as "critical to Canada's developme...


ICBC proposing 6.3% rate increase

ICBC says the necessary increase would have needed to be nearly 40 per cent if not for the major reforms being introduced to B.C.'s auto insurance system. "We'v...


Renault seeks Nissan shareholder meeting as Carlos Ghosn crisis deepens

He said such a meeting would only be called after a special committee looking into governance at Nissan had reported its findings. Meantime, Renault, whose mo...


Money falls from sky onto busy Hong Kong street

The man is widely known online as "Coin Young Master" and his real name is Wong Ching-kit, reported the South China Morning Post . In the video streamed ...


Bloodhound 1,000 miles per hour SSC project gets a jump-start

Ten days ago, administrators said that efforts to secure an investor had failed and the project would be scrapped. While the future is by no means assured, ...


Council approves private pot stores in Huntsville

Phase 1 will begin with the issuing of up to 25 licences across the province on April 1, 2019. If a municipality chooses to opt in, it will have little say as...


Google Is Spending $1 Billion On a Massive New York City Expansion

The new campus, dubbed Google Hudson Square, will consist of 1.7 million square feet of office space in lower Manhattan, Google CFO Ruth Porat said in a blog p...


The Lincoln Continental Gets Coach Doors and a Six-Inch Stretch for a Cool $100,000

During a four-week process, Cabot will cut the cars and taffy pull them by six inches, space that was apportioned entirely to the rear compartment. The few wh...


Asos warns on sales and profits after tough November trading

Indeed, consumer confidence is also fragile in Germany and France, where Asos generates 60% of its European Union sales, he added. Chief executive Nick Beight...


Farm linked to romaine E.coli outbreak also recalls cauliflower, other lettuce

The FDA announced Thursday that investigators found a positive E. coli sample result in an irrigation reservoir on a farm owned by Adam Bros. The recall com...


Parrot used Amazon Alexa to order items while his owner was away

Yet again, another naughty parrot has hit worldwide headlines, this time for placing multiple orders on Amazon . He was re-homed from the National Animal We...


Jaguar Land Rover 'poised to cut 5000 jobs'

JLR is also bracing for the possibility of the United Kingdom exiting the European Union next year without a deal, threatening to disrupt auto-industry supply c...


Virgin Galactic successfully sends test pilots into space

Branson founded Virgin Galactic in 2004, shortly after Musk set up SpaceX and Jeff Bezos set up Blue Origin. Richard Branson with pilots Frederick Sturc...


China’s industrial output and retail sales for November misses targets

A Reuters poll this week showed property investment would slow to 4 percent in 2019, while housing sales are expected to fall 5 percent amid slowing economi...


Walmart employee quits job through intercom announcement

As of time of writing, the video posted on Facebook has notched almost 200,000 views, 2000 shares and a whole heap of comments. "I'm sick of all the bull***...


A human heart for donation was forgotten on Southwest flight

The flight was delayed five hours. Southwest spokesman Dan Landson told the newspaper the return to Seattle was vital because it was "absolutely necessary to ...


Adverts with caring housewives or lazy men to be BANNED — SNOWFLAKE ALERT

The Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP ), the body that writes and maintains the UK's advertising code, has said that gender stereotypes in adverts can be h...


Riot Games COO put on unpaid leave over misconduct in the workplace

Though, some Riot employees have suggested the action taken isn't severe enough. For these and other actions that made many uncomfortable, Gelb is getting the g...


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