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WhatsApp co-founder calls on users to #DeleteFacebook

As Facebook roils from the Cambridge Analytica scandal, in which the private data of 50 million users was leaked, the #DeleteFacebook movement is gathering momentum. Even WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton has given his support. The campaign calls on social-media users to unsubscribe from not only Facebook, but also Instagram and WhatsApp, which are owned by the same company. Facebook shares ...

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‘Peanuts for you’: Trump showcases weapons US sold to Yemen-bombing Saudi prince (VIDEO)

US President Donald Trump brought several pictures of American weapons to a meeting with visiting Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman of Saudi Arabia. He boasted of multibillion-dollar sales of arms to the kingdom. Showing a sign to journalists at the meeting that read “12.5 billion in finalized sales to Saudi Arabia,” Trump boasted about all the money that US defense ...

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Children among at least 21 people ‘poisoned’ by 'gas' in Russian village

Over 20 people, including children, have been exposed to suspected gas in a Russian village, RIA and TASS news agencies report, citing emergency services. Authorities are trying to establish the nature of the exact substance. The incident took place in a “Gypsy village” in the community of Kalinin, 500km southeast of Moscow, a source from the emergency services told RIA ...

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Russian astronomers devote newly-discovered black hole to Stephen Hawking

Russian astronomers have discovered a newborn black hole in the Ophiuchus constellation and have dedicated it to renowned English theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, who devoted his entire life to the study of our universe. Two days after the sad passing of professor Hawking, Russian scientists from the Moscow State University observed a “gamma-ray burst” in the Ophiuchus constellation, which was ...

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Japan joining US global anti-missile shield ‘directly affects’ Russia’s security interests – Lavrov

The deployment of US missile shield components in Japan directly affects Russia’s national security and regional interests, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told a press conference with his Japanese counterpart in Tokyo. “Japan’s plans for deploying a global missile defense system directly affect [the] security interests of Russia,” Lavrov noted on his state visit, reiterating Moscow’s concerns over Tokyo’s intentions ...

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Israel officially admits striking Syrian nuclear reactor in 2007

Published time: 21 Mar, 2018 03:25 Edited time: 21 Mar, 2018 03:33 Israel’s Defense Forces have shared details of an airstrike that destroyed a nuclear reactor under construction in Syria’s Deir ez-Zor back in 2007, for the first time officially acknowledging carrying out the secret operation. “For two years, officials in the Military Intelligence Directorate had been monitoring the Syrian ...

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Child abuse imagery ‘found within Bitcoin’s blockchain’

Child abuse imagery has been detected in Bitcoin’s blockchain, according to a new study. The discovery potentially puts cryptocurrency users at risk, as anyone who downloads a blockchain could be held liable for illegal content. Researchers from RWTH Aachen University in Germany and the Data Protection Research Institute at Goethe University in Frankfurt found 1600 files, including texts and images, ...

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‘Infiltrators’ from Africa are ‘greater threat than terrorists’ – Netanyahu

African migrants pose a greater threat to Israel than terrorism, according to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The Israeli leader made the remarks as he complimented the country’s border ‘wall’ with Egypt. Speaking at the Negev Conference in the Israeli city of Dimona, Netanyahu said the fence along the Israel-Egypt border is all that stands between Israel’s Jewishness and it ...

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Toxic nothingburger: Cambridge Analytica exposé is dangerous political attack posing as journalism

Seeing Donald Trump’s media and political critics, who for years feted “big data,” suddenly pretend it’s a crime, is hard to stomach. And the feigned outrage is being used as a weapon of establishment control over social media. READ MORE: US Federal Trade Commission to probe Facebook for use of personal data – Bloomberg Before being repackaged by two leading ...

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At least 35 killed in Damascus market shelling – health official

Dozens of civilians have been killed and injured in the Damascus suburb of Jaramana, after militants targeted a local market with a rocket. At least 35 people have been killed in the attack, SANA news agency reports, citing Haysam Al-Husseini, the Damascus Hospital director. “35 dead bodies have been delivered to the hospital following the rocket attack on the market ...

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