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Facebook, Google face first GDPR complaints over “forced consent”

After two years coming down the pipe at tech giants, Europe’s new privacy framework, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), is now being applied — and long time Facebook privacy critic, Max Schrems, has wasted no time in filing four complaints relating to (certain) companies’ ‘take it or leave it’ stance when it comes to consent. The complaints have been filed ...

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Facebook, Google face first GDPR complaints over “forced consent”

After two years coming down the pipe at tech giants, Europe’s new privacy framework, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), is now being applied — and long time Facebook privacy critic, Max Schrems, has wasted no time in filing four complaints relating to (certain) companies’ ‘take it or leave it’ stance when it comes to consent. The complaints have been filed ...

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‘You sign off on genocide’: Protesters attack Haley over Palestine (VIDEO)

UN Ambassador Nikki Haley received the wrong kind of welcome at the University of Houston when she was met with chants accusing her of having blood on her hands and of signing off on genocide in her support for Israel. Haley was mere moments into her speech at the university on Tuesday and had just referred to the “very busy ...

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Over 1,000 underage girls forced into sex slavery by migrant traffickers – Dutch report

In the Netherlands, almost 1,400 underage girls are blackmailed into sex slavery every year by migrant traffickers who are utilizing social media and revenge porn, according to a new report. Today’s sex traffickers are no longer “wasting time” on luring young girls with expensive gifts and hollow words of promise, instead, they are utilizing social media to gain the affection ...

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India opens WTO dispute over US steel & aluminum tariffs

India has filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization (WTO) to dispute US President Donald Trump’s tariffs on steel and aluminum. Read more The country has estimated its annual losses from the tariffs and seeks to return $ 31 million levied on its aluminum exports and $ 134 million on steel. The tariffs are 25 percent on steel and ...

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Spygate: Trump slams ‘criminal deep state’ over reports of informants in campaign

US President Donald Trump has slammed the “criminal deep state” in another early morning Twitter rant after reports emerged that the FBI had planted informants in his 2016 presidential campaign to monitor his contacts with Russia. In a subsequent tweet, Trump dubbed the controversy “SPYGATE” and said it could be “one of the biggest political scandals in history.” Trump also ...

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US interference in Irish referendum? Concerns raised over ‘foreign’ pro-life groups

Irish transparency activists have raised concerns around foreign interference from US pro-life groups ahead of the upcoming abortion referendum on Friday. US anti-abortion activists, describing themselves as ‘journalists,’ have been campaigning across the historically Catholic country, calling on Irish citizens to vote ‘no’ to repealing the 8th amendment. If the referendum passes, it would pave the way for liberalizing the ...

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Talks between South & North Korea to resume when US-South drills are over – Seoul

High-level talks between Seoul and Pyongyang that were abruptly cancelled last week by the North are likely to be revived after the military exercises held by South Korea and the US wrap up after May 25, Seoul says. South Korean presidential spokesman Yoon Young-chan announced the new timeline for the talks, which were put on hold by the North over ...

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Teen fined over $36 mn for sparking Oregon wildfire

A teenager has been ordered to pay $ 36,618,330 in restitution for the damage he caused by starting a wildfire in Oregon last year. County Circuit Judge John A. Olson ordered the unnamed 15-year-old to pay the fine on Monday for throwing fireworks into Eagle Creek Canyon, sparking an almighty inferno that spread across the forest. The monumental payment means ...

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Russia & other countries can demand $3.5bn in compensation from US over tariffs

Turkey, Japan and Russia have calculated how much US tariffs would add to the cost of steel and aluminum exports to America, and submitted their claims to the World Trade Organization. Read more The countries followed similar moves by the European Union, India and China. Russia estimated that it would lose $ 538 million because of the US tariffs, which ...

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