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WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton says it is time to delete Facebook

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WhatsApp declined to comment. His WhatsApp co-founder Jan Koum still remains on the Facebook board. Meanwhile, Cambridge Analytica themselves have suspender their chief executive Alexander Nix, after recordings were found of him making a series of boasts that the data firm had been instrumental in the election of Donald Trump in 2016. Read More »

Fury over plan to mine Facebook data at Commonwealth Games

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It is investigating whether Facebook violated the terms of a 2011 decree regarding the social network's privacy protections, an unnamed source "familiar with the agency's thinking and not authorised to speak on the record" told the Washington Post newspaper. Read More »

Cambridge Analytica suspends CEO pending probe

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Since the information about the breach came out, Facebook stocks have suffered their biggest fall in four years. The Federal Trade Commission is examining whether Cambridge Analytica , the company that improperly siphoned the data of millions of Facebook users to create political profiles, violated a consent agreement. Read More »

UMBC Falls To Kansas State In NCAA Tournament Second Round

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He won the Joe B. Hall Award in 2017 as the top first-year coach in Division I, according to The Roanoke Times . Nevada has wins over No. 10 seed Texas and No. "I threw this at them way back in April last spring". The Cavaliers played at the slowest pace in all of college basketball this year, at just 59.4 possessions per 40 minutes. Read More »

Gunman dead, two injured in Maryland school shooting

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Another 14-year-old male student was also hit during the shooting. "This is what we train for". The officer was not harmed, Cameron said. Teachers' union leaders issued statements Tuesday saying more policies must be changed nationwide to keep schools safe. Read More »

Trump to hit China with $79b in annual tariffs

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Of course, as investors, our job is to figure out the best way to profit from the situation - and also how to protect our wealth as markets react to the ebb and flow of trade war news. Trump is adamant about the proposed tariff package due to criticism of USA and China relations being a focal point of his presidential campaign. It will tell its students and tourists to go to other countries. Read More »

"12" of snow expected Wednesday

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Low: 26. Day: Partly cloudy with northwest winds becoming southeasterly 5 to 10 miles per hour. "Through the early part of next week the weather is likely to become changeable once again, with showers and rain at times, interspersed by drier and brighter interludes". Read More »

The FTC is now probing Facebook's use of personal data

Facebook has since suspended both the consulting firm and SCL (Strategic Communication Laboratories), a government and military contractor. In addition, Facebook shares continue to tank. Who wants what from Facebook? At the moment, lawmakers are calling for answers. Some of them are calling for regulation. If the FTC finds Facebook violated terms of the consent decree, it has the power to fine the company thousands of dollars a day per violation. Read More »

Kremlin says Trump called Putin to congratulate him on election victory

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As Vladimir Putin won a fourth term on Sunday, reports have surfaced of election observers being harassed and intimidated that day and in the days leading up to the vote. Putin polled well ahead of his nearest rival Pavel Grudinin, the Communist Party candidate, who described the elections as "dishonest". Video recordings from polling stations showed irregularities in a number of towns and cities across Russian Federation. Read More »

India says 39 Indian hostages held by ISIS in Iraq killed

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One of the workers was able to escape the ISIL custody, the minister said. Masih later claimed the armed men had gunned down the rest of the group, an assertion rejected by the government initially. Their whereabouts had remained uncertain until now and the families had hoped they would see them alive. Some, like Gurpinder Kaur, refused to believe that her younger brother Manjinder Singh had been killed. Read More »

Mohammed bin Salman relieves Saudi women of black headscarves

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Mohammed bin Salman , the crown prince of Saudi Arabia , is US -bound this week. The crown prince has strived to construct a reformist image through a slew of significant social changes, including giving women the right to drive and the creation of cinemas for the first time in more than 30 years . Read More »

Teens walk out in gun violence protest

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After writing "we call BS" on a bright sheet of construction paper, Nash said her generation is determined to push for change. "We need to show this state, specifically, that there should be sensible gun control , not only nationally, but statewide", said East High senior Kayla Culley. Read More »

Sen. Rand Paul opposes confirming Trump's secretary of state and CIA nominees

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Chief among them seemed to be that Ol' Oilhound Rex wasn't sufficiently "America First ". "In Mike Pompeo , Mr. Trump will have a Secretary of State who believes Mr. The president regularly undercut Tillerson, once tweeting that he was "wasting his time " in pursuing a diplomatic approach to North Korea . Speculation that Tillerson would be fired grew last fall with the reports of his " moron " insult, which the secretary state never personally denied. Read More »

One bad tournament and I'm out: Dinesh Karthik

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Dinesh Karthik turned it around in India's favour in the last over, slapping a six off Soumya Sarkar in the last ball of the final over to seal the deal for the Men in Blue. But after the effective knockout match between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh in the Nidahas Trophy almost descended into a brawl, just two players, Shakib Al Hasan and Nurul Hasan, have been pulled up and given a demerit point each . Read More »

Vladimir Putin retains grip on Russian Federation, exit polls show

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Maas said: "The result of the election in Russian Federation surprised us just as little as the circumstances of this election - we certainly can't talk in every aspect about a fair political contest as we know it". He clashed publicly with Sobchak on Sunday night, accusing her of being a Kremlin stooge. Both were silent Monday, and their future plans are unclear. Read More »

5 key takeaways from Pennsylvania's too-close-to-call special election

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Victory isn't assured even if Republicans do these things, but defeat is certain if they don't. Since then, there have been several races in the US where GOP candidates did not win in long-held Republican districts. Republicans now agree they nominated a weak candidate in Pennsylvania; if they do the same here, they risk trouble. And given that there are 119 Republican members in districts that are more competitive than this seat, that should give GOP lawmakers heartburn. Read More »

Saudi crown prince departs Riyadh for two-week U.S. visit

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The aim is to strengthen their bond after he rolled out the red carpet for the USA president last May in Riyadh . During Prince Abdulaziz' visit to the Philippines, he also conveyed the "personal and warm wishes of the His Majesty and the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman to the President", Roque said. Read More »

Fear grips the U.S. city of Austin as serial bomber hits again

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Frederick Milanowski, the special agent in charge for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, says the latest bomb is "more sophisticated " because it used a tripwire. The packages on doorsteps weren't mailed: Instead, they were hand-delivered and left on people's doorsteps, likely during overnight hours. Authorities have cordoned off the neighborhood where the bomb went off Sunday night and have warned residents to remain indoors while officers check for anything suspicious. Read More »

After historic upset, UMBC braces for Kansas St.

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The magical ride of the University of Maryland-Baltimore County men's basketball team ended Sunday night when the Retrievers suffered a 50-43 loss to Kansas State in the second round of the NCAA tournament . And only four points. That's not our basketball game. "We could tell during the game how many people were rooting for us". But that also meant the game stayed at a razor-thin margin, and hope remained. Read More »

Vladimir Poutine s'offre un plébiscite — Russie

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La Commission électorale centrale indique ne pas avoir reçu de plaintes sérieuses concernant le déroulement de l'élection, mais plus de 1700 signalements de possibles infractions à la loi électorale. Il n'a pas pour autant présenté de programme économique précis. " Je n'avais aucun doute sur sa victoire, mais ce résultat, c'est formidable!" La commission électorale a reconnu l'existence des irrégularités, mais pas à même de remettre en cause la sincérité du vote. Read More »

Facebook shares slide amid privacy backlash

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There are questions now over whether the data was destroyed. Facebook posted a drop of greater than 7% in a single day on seven different occasions in its early days of trading. There were problems with this arrangement. Cambridge Analytica says it no longer has the data, although that's in dispute. The company recommends selling Facebook shares, saying they are likely to fall from $185 to $152 per share. Read More »

Saudi crown prince plans to meet Apple, Google executives in US

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He asked the viewers present at a show where he was speaking, he said, " Google Saudi Arabia in the 70s and 60s, and they will see the real Saudi Arabia easily in the pictures". Saudi Arabia has been heavily involved in the crippling civil war in Yemen leading a coalition against Iranian-backed Houthi rebels. The quotations below were taken from a transcript provided to The New York Times . Read More »

Vladimir Putin casts his vote in Russian presidential election

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His closest rival, communist Pavel Grudinin, had less than 12 percent. Mr Putin's main challenges in the vote were to obtain a huge margin of victory in order to claim an indisputable mandate. Ksenia Sobchak was supported by 1.53% of voters, Grigory Yavlinsky - 0.92%, Boris Titov - 0.70%, Maxim Suraykin - 0.67%, and Sergei Baburin - 0.64% of those who voted. Read More »

Putin wins 4th term by landslide

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Russian Federation has also vowed to retaliate after the United States imposed new sanctions on the country this week over its reported cyberattacks and meddling in the 2016 presidential election. In both cases, Moscow has dismissed the accusations of involvement in the attacks. Officials and analysts say there is little agreement among Putin's top policymakers on a new economic strategy. Read More »

Vladimir Putin Easily Wins New 6-Year Term As Russian President

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In a widely expected win, Mr Putin secured more than 76.66% of the vote and a turnout of 67.47%, the Central Election Commission said. Authorities, however, are seeking a high turnout to add greater legitimacy to a new term for Putin , who is already Russia's second-longest serving leader since Joseph Stalin. Read More »

Why Mohamed Salah can't be compared to Lionel Messi: Watford boss explains

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As for Salah , his four-goal salvo takes his total to an incredible 36 for the seasons, a haul which is the most ever by a Liverpool player in their debut season for the club. Besides his four-goal-in-a-one-match achievement, Salah assisted in a fifth goal by Liverpool , thus further establishing himself as the season's top scorer with a comfortable four-goal-lead over his nearest competitor. Read More »

BNP Paribas Open: Focused Federer into semi-finals in Indian Wells

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Clearly unhappy at times with his play, the Canadian Raonic won the final three games of the third set to return to the Indian Wells semis for the third time in four years. The 36-year-old equalled his best ever start to a year with his quarter-final victory over Hyeon Chung, winning his 16th-straight match after claiming the Australian Open and an ATP title in Rotterdam. Read More »

Erdogan says Syria's Afrin city centre under 'total' control

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More than 350,000 people have been killed since Syria's conflict broke out in 2011 with protests against Assad. The monitor said on Sunday that more than 1,500 Kurdish fighters had been killed in the two-month assault by Turkish forces and allied Syrian rebels on Afrin . Read More »

NCAA Tournament Predictions: Texas A&M vs. North Carolina 3/18/18

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The Tar Heels held the Bisons to an offensive rebounding percentage of 14.0 (below their season average of 28.7) and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.592 (above their season average of 0.523). It will likely be Pinson and Maye who are tasked with keeping Texas A&M's duo in check throughout the evening. "All we need to do is go - I think that's the biggest thing for us", said UNC senior wing Theo Pinson , who averages 6.5 rebounds . Read More »

Daines - Other Senators Meet to Promote Bill to Secure Schools

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The House has approved a bill to improve school safety in the wake of the shooting that left 17 dead at a Florida high school. Kashuv, who has been an outspoken proponent of 2nd Amendment rights since the shooting, told Business Insider that after connecting with Hatch and other senators, he chose to back the Stop School Violence Act because it addressed ways of preventing school shootings without infringing on any gun rights. Read More »