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Audit Facebook and overhaul competition law, say MEPs responding to breach scandals

After holding a series of hearings in the wake of the Facebook –Cambridge Analytica data misuse scandal this summer, and attending a meeting with Mark Zuckerberg himself in May, the European Union parliament’s civil liberties committee has called for an update to competition rules to reflect what it dubs “the digital reality”, urging EU institutions to look into the “possible ...

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Semper fat? Marine Corps to overhaul chow bid to curb obesity

No more burgers or beer? The fitness-obsessed US Marine Corps is rolling out a color-coded food labeling scheme in a bid to trim the fat and fight the growing problem of its members being classified as overweight or obese. Read more Obesity is widespread in the US, and not even the military elite is safe. A 2017 Army report classified ...

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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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Tillerson splurged $12mn on consultants as part of State Dept overhaul plan – report

Consultants costing up to $ 300 an hour were engaged as Rex Tillerson tried to revamp the State Department. With Tillerson gone, the future of the redesign is uncertain, but taxpayers have already picked up the $ 12 million tab. Politico has revealed the figures, citing documents it obtained, and said they were partly confirmed by a State Department spokesperson. ...

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Facebook stock plunges on news feed overhaul

Shares in Facebook dropped by more than 4 percent ahead of Friday’s opening bell after the CEO announced changes to the platform’s centerpiece news feed, which he said would hit user engagement in the near term. The company is planning to change the filter for its news feed to prioritize what friends and family share, while reducing the amount of ...

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Twitter to revoke verification for some accounts as part of overhaul

Twitter says that it’s making progress on its plan to review its authentication system, which it’s conducting in the wake of backlash against the social network verifying the account of a white supremacist rally organizer. In a series of tweets today, the Twitter Support account acknowledges that verification comes across as endorsement, and that the social network’s treatment of verification ...

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East Midtown zoning overhaul to bring 16 new, taller buildings

A plan to change the face of East Midtown with soaring new office towers got a key seal of approval Thursday. Pols announced a deal on a rezoning plan, which has been years in the making, and was approved unanimously by the City Council’s Land Use Committee. The blueprint, which covers 78 blocks in the heart of Manhattan, is expected ...

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US in North Korea FEAR: Calls for major missile defence overhaul over deployment worries

Pentagon papers have revealed an onslaught from Pyongyang may be able to breach the nation’s multi-layered missile defence system. The concerning revelation has come just days after Kim Jong-un’s secretive state tested its first intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). Riki Ellison, founder of the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance said: “Over the next four years, the United States has to increase its ...

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Frustrated Trump eyes White House overhaul over Russia scandal

WASHINGTON — President Trump is considering an overhaul of his White House staff and bringing back top campaign strategists, frustrated by what he views as his team’s inability to contain the burgeoning crisis involving alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Expanding teams of lawyers and experienced public relations hands are being recruited to deal with the drumbeat of new ...

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Trump’s overhaul of US immigration law could see 8 MILLION deported

The radical changes to policy have opened the floodgates to mass roundups and detention of illegal immigrants in America that have not been seen for around 10 years, according to a report in the Los Angeles Times. New policies have expanded on the former President Barack Obama’s focus on only deporting recent arrivals and people with criminal violations. Under the ...

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