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Facebook warns GDPR could flatten or reduce European user count

Europe’s sweeping privacy law GDPR goes into effect May 25th, and Facebook is being forced to push users through new agreements to terms of service changes required to comply with the law. That’s why during today’s successful Q1 2018 earnings report call, Facebook CFO David Wehner warned that “we believe MAU or DAU might be flat or down in Q2 ...

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German car producers could fall victim to US sanctions against Russian aluminum

Sanctions against top Russian aluminum producers are likely to hit European car production, according to Germany’s WVMetalle, a lobbying group for 655 metals companies. The group says unless actions are taken, many car plants in Germany and Europe will be closed, and others will face supply disruption, Bloomberg reports. Read more “Re-jigging all of those trade flows is really, really ...

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A minor cryptocurrency partners with a major porn network. What could go wrong?

Yesterday brought some interesting news in the cryptocurrency space. In a move that is at once sleazy and ridiculous, PornHub and its tech arm MindGeek announced a partnership with the creators of VergeCoin (XVG), an anonymized cryptocurrency in the vein of Monero that is currently trading at 7 cents, down from an all-time high of about 26 cents during a ...

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Danger of miscalculation: Escalation over Syria could lead to major conflict – Israeli Air Force vet

Even though the continued escalation of tensions over the situation in Syria is unlikely to spiral into a full-scale world war, it can still lead to a major regional conflict, Reuven Ben-Shalom, an Israeli Air Force veteran, said. Read more The conflict in Syria remains a source of a major international security concerns as “global powers are at play” there, ...

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Oil could surge to $100 if Middle East tensions ‘really kick off’ – analyst

Prices for crude could hit more than $ 100 per barrel due to mounting tensions in the Middle East, according to founder and managing director of Akap Energy Anish Kapadia. Earlier this week, both Brent and West Texas Intermediate (WTI) skyrocketed to three-year highs, boosted by ongoing threats in Syria and increased concerns about a possible military strike by the ...

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Russian titanium producer warns ban on exports to US could backfire

Russia may lose its hard-won share on the global titanium market if the Kremlin stops exports to Boeing, a key Russian producer has warned. Read more On Friday, Russian lawmakers drafted a bill under which the country may ban exports of titanium components to US aircraft manufacturer Boeing. VSMPO-Avisma is a monopolist in the Russian titanium industry, and produces a ...

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Twitter delays API overhaul that could change how third-party apps operate

After a bit of a hubbub among developers this morning who were pissed that in a few months their third-party Twitter apps could lose essential functionality, Twitter announced that they would be delaying the sunset of certain APIs in an effort to make sure developers have enough time to make changes. The current date the APIs were set to retire ...

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Twitter delays API change that could break Tweetbot, Twitterific, etc.

This morning, the developers of third-party Twitter clients Tweetbot, Twitterific, Tweetings and Talon banded together to highlight upcoming API changes that could potentially break the way their apps work. As you might expect, their collective user base — a base largely made up of folks who need more out of their Twitter app than the official one offers (or folks ...

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Gold could explode at any minute – investor Peter Schiff

Fears of a trade war between the US and China have cast a shadow over Wall Street and spurred the buying of gold as a safe haven. Investor Peter Schiff is convinced that gold is on the verge of a breakthrough. We are already in a bear market, Schiff said in his latest podcast. Technically, analysts don’t start talking ‘bear ...

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