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ZTE said to be meeting with Google over US export ban

Yesterday was a rough one for ZTE. A year after pleading guilty to violating sanctions with Iran and North Korea, the U.S. Department of Commerce brought the hammer down and announced a seven-year export restriction on goods sporting U.S. components. That applies to more than a quarter of the components used in the company’s telecom equipment and mobile devices, according ...

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‘I’m the equal of Putin,’ Macron tells journalists over a drink

France’s Emmanuel Macron said he considers himself an equal to Russia’s Vladimir Putin and that the strike on Syria was meant to show he was “part of this,” journalists who interviewed the French leader have revealed. President Macron gave a nearly three-hour-long interview on the results of his first year in office to RMC radio host Jean-Jacques Bourdin, and Edwy ...

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Naples outraged over visit of US nuclear sub taking part in Syria strikes

A visit by a US Virginia-class submarine – the one that fired cruise missiles into Syria last Saturday – raised the ire in Naples, Italy whose mayor spewed vitriol over the sub’s presence in the nuclear-free “city of peace.” Read more The mayor of Naples, Luigi de Magistris, has been particularly outraged after learning that the USS John Warner, an ...

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London should face uncomfortable questions from G7 over Skripal poisoning – Russian senator

G7 nations should be asking uncomfortable questions of London rather than probing Moscow about the circumstances of the Skripal poisoning, according to the head of the Russian Upper House committee for international relations. “The G7 member nations must urgently ask questions about Salisbury, but they should ask London instead of Moscow. There, they know everything. Why were the animals cremated? ...

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Facebook’s facial recognition tool faces class action suit over mishandling biometric data

Facebook’s misuse of their users’ biometric information could potentially amount to billions of dollars in damages after a federal judge greenlighted an Illinois class action suit against the firm’s facial recognition feature. Facebook violated an Illinois state law by improperly using their photo-scanning and facial recognition technologies and storing biometric data without their users’ consent, a federal judge in California ...

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Judge says class action suit against Facebook over facial recognition can go forward

Whenever a company may be guilty of something, from petty neglect to grand deception, there’s usually a class action lawsuit filed. But until a judge rules that lawsuit legitimate, the threat remains fairly empty. Unfortunately for Facebook, one major suit from 2015 has just been given that critical go-ahead. The case concerns an Illinois law that prohibits collection of biometric ...

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Protests shut down Philadelphia Starbucks over arrests of black men

Protesters have taken over a Starbucks in Philadelphia to protest the arrest of two black men that were accused of trespassing at the coffee chain’s outlet last week. Video showing the arrest of the two men went viral on Thursday after the store’s manager called police because the pair were sitting in the store without ordering anything. The two said ...

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Syrian air defenses respond to missiles over Homs province – state media

Syrian air defense systems have been activated in response to a missile attack apparently targeting Shayrat Airbase in Homs province, state media SANA reports. According to a SANA reporter, the Syrian air defenses managed to intercept some of the projectiles. The Pentagon has denied initiating strikes or conducting any other military activity in Homs province. “There is no US military ...

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Ties too strong: Turkey dismisses Macron claim that Ankara and Moscow ‘separated’ over Syria strikes

France, the US and the UK did not manage to drive a wedge between Turkey and Russia in the latest confrontation over Syria, senior Turkish officials said, refuting French President Emmanuel Macron’s claim. Macron on Sunday defended his decision to use military force together with the US and the UK against Syria. The pretext for the Friday night attack was ...

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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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