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US oil touches $75 amid fears Iran will block Middle East shipments

West Texas Intermediate (WTI), the US benchmark, has surged to $ 75 per barrel for the first time since the oil crisis of 2014. Read more The movement came after Iran reportedly threatened to disrupt oil shipments from the Middle East Gulf if Washington pressed ahead with sanctions against Iran. On Wednesday, the WTI slipped to $ 74.59 per barrel, ...

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Facebook bug temporarily unblocked people from 800,000+ block lists

If you block someone on Facebook, you probably want them to… you know, stay blocked. At least until you say otherwise. Facebook has just disclosed that around 800,000 users were impacted by a bug that silently unblocked “some” people they had blocked. The bug was live from May 29 until June 5, the company says. Worth noting: The bug didn’t ...

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‘Strategic partners? Don’t wrong us then’ – Erdogan tells US over plans to block F-35 sales

President Erdogan warned NATO ally the US that it should behave more like a strategic partner rather than place legal hurdles for Turkish arms deals. The remark was in response to US plans to block F-35 sales to Ankara. “We say that the US is our strategic partner. As our strategic partner, the US should not say we should knock ...

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It’s unconstitutional for Trump to block people on Twitter

A uniquely 21st-century constitutional question received a satisfying answer today from a federal judge: President Trump cannot block people on Twitter, as it constitutes a violation of their First Amendment rights. The court also ruled he must unblock all previously blocked users. “No government official is above the law,” the judge concluded. The question was an aspect of a suit ...

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Armenian protesters block traffic, railways & airport as protest leader Pashinyan loses PM bid

Anti-government protesters disrupted traffic in Armenia’s capital, blocking railways and roads leading to Yerevan International Airport, after the parliament voted against opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan’s bid for interim PM. Protesters managed to block streets connecting downtown Yerevan to residential districts, disrupting transportation in Armenia’s capital, footage from the scene shows. Yerevan’s metro system has also been paralyzed as demonstrators sit ...

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Facebook seeks to block US spying lawsuit from top EU court

Facebook is trying to keep the European Court of Justice (ECJ) from reviewing an Irish privacy case, fearing potential limitations on its ability to move customer data from the EU to the US. Facebook’s headquarters for most of its non-US markets is in Dublin. The Irish High Court ruled that US surveillance programs permit the “mass indiscriminate” processing of the ...

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Facebook is trying to block Schrems II privacy referral to EU top court

Facebook’s lawyers are attempting to block a High Court decision in Ireland, where its international business is headquartered, to refer a long-running legal challenge to the bloc’s top court. The social media giant’s lawyers asked the court to stay the referral to the CJEU today, Reuters reports. Facebook is trying to appeal the referral by challenging Irish case law — and ...

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Russia threatens to block Facebook

Facebook has until the end of 2018 to comply with Russia’s data storage law, or be banned like messenger service Telegram or professional networking website LinkedIn. Read more The law requires all social networks to move data on Russian users to Russia. Facebook is also obliged to remove all prohibited information, according to the head of Russian internet watchdog Roskomnadzor, ...

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Russian internet watchdog launches procedure to block access to Telegram messenger

The Russian telecommunications watchdog has issued an order to internet providers restricting access to web resources used by Telegram messenger, which lost a court battle with the authorities over encryption. “The information on web resources used by the Telegram company was sent to internet service providers on Monday in order to restrict access to them,” read a message posted on ...

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Facebook shouldn’t block you from finding friends on competitors

Twitter, Vine, Voxer, MessageMe. Facebook has repeatedly cut off competitors from its feature for finding your Facebook friends on their apps… after jumpstarting its own social graph by convincing people to upload their Gmail contacts. Meanwhile, Facebook’s Download Your Information tool merely exports a text list of friends’ names you can’t use elsewhere. As Congress considers potential regulation following Mark ...

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