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Afghans question US worth in Taliban fight as Pentagon watchdog admits ‘lack of progress’

Despite committing additional resources to Afghanistan, US troops and local security forces have made little inroads against the Taliban. Some Afghan lawmakers are questioning whether the country needs US assistance at all. Read more A report to Congress prepared by the Pentagon’s inspector general challenges an earlier assessment of the US military that the latest increase of support to the ...

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Quality of Chinese-built cars better than European ones, Volvo executive admits

Swedish car maker Volvo says its vehicles built in China might actually be superior in quality to those it makes in Europe. In an interview with Australia’s Go Auto, Volvo’s senior vice-president of design, Robin Page, admitted that some were concerned about the automaker’s decision to build many of its vehicles in China. “What we’re finding is that the quality ...

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Amazon admits Alexa could be hacked and turned into spy device

Researchers at the security firm Checkmarx discovered the Achilles heel of the Amazon’s Echo speakers – a bug which allows the device to listen to its surroundings long after it should have shut down. The bug does not allow the recordings to be passed on to hackers, but they would remain with Amazon itself, the company said, as quoted by ...

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‘Facebook didn’t do enough’: Zuckerberg admits he’s at fault over Cambridge Analytica

Mark Zuckerberg’s attempt to arrest Facebook’s slide from public favor has brought him to apologize to the US Congress for a series of scandals, including the Cambridge Analytica data breach. The Facebook CEO is due to field questions before Senate and House committees on Tuesday, about how a British political consulting firm was able to gain access to thousands of ...

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Facebook admits its data drama has ‘a few’ advertisers pressing pause

In an interview with Bloomberg, Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg disclosed the fact that ongoing privacy revelations around Cambridge Analytica have some advertisers skittish. When asked about how many advertisers had paused their ad spending, Sandberg would only get as specific as saying that “a few” had done so, leaving plenty of room for interpretation. She told Bloomberg that Facebook was engaged ...

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Facebook admits more users’ information was shared with Cambridge Analytica

The personal information of 87 million Facebook users may have been improperly shared with data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica, the social media giant has said, as it rolled out a set of new security measures. “In total, we believe the Facebook information of up to 87 million people — mostly in the US — may have been improperly shared with ...

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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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Army General admits US does not track weapons used to bomb Yemeni civilians

US Army General Joseph Votel admitted that the US does not monitor how the weapons it supplies to Saudi Arabia are used in Yemen. Over 10,000 Yemeni civilians have died in the conflict since 2015. During a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) asked Votel, head of the US Central Command, whether Centcom ...

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US ‘outgunned & outmatched’ by Russia in Europe, admits top general seeking budget increase

US troops in the Baltic countries would be “outranged, outgunned and outmatched” by Russians in case of a conflict, the head of the US European Command told lawmakers, seeking to secure funds in the face of a Moscow “threat.” “If you look at it in a concentrated way on the border of Eastern Europe and only on the ground force, ...

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Pentagon admits zero evidence of E. Ghouta chem attack – but blames Russia all the same

The Pentagon admits it used NGO reports on alleged recent chemical attacks in Syria and cannot confirm if they even took place. The lack of evidence, however, did not get in the way of the latest Russia blame game galore. Russia was predictably the target of a barrage of accusations from the West after reports claimed that several people in ...

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