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Some notable Facebook shareholders file (mostly symbolic) proposal to oust Mark Zuckerberg as chairman

Several major Facebook shareholders have submitted a proposal calling for CEO Mark Zuckerberg to step down as chairman of the company’s board. The filing is mainly symbolic, since Zuckerberg has almost total voting control, an arrangement that has earned the company’s board structure comparisons to a “dictatorship.” The proposal is still noteworthy, however, because of the investors involved. The pension ...

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Asked about Mattis, Trump says ‘Everybody leaves at some point.’ MSM: Mattis is GOING!

An apparently measured and philosophical answer from Donald Trump about the job prospects of his defense secretary incited a bout of media hysteria. Lesley Stahl, who interviewed the US president for CBS 60 minutes, which will air on Sunday night, kept repeatedly pressing her subject on persistent rumors Jim Mattis will leave his post, which have escalated following the announced ...

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Facebook mistakenly deleted some people’s Live videos

This time instead of exposing users’ data, a Facebook bug erased it. A previously undisclosed Facebook glitch caused it to delete some users’ Live videos if they tried to post them to their Story and the News Feed after finishing their broadcast. Facebook wouldn’t say how many users or livestreams were impacted, but told the bug was intermittent and affected ...

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Despite minimum wage increase, some Amazon workers say losing stock options and bonuses means they will make less

Amazon’s announcement this week that it will raise its minimum wage for workers in the United States and United Kingdom earned it a wave of positive publicity, but backlash is already growing as reports emerge that its new pay structure will do away with monthly bonuses and stock option awards. In blog posts about the wage increase (slightly different ones ...

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Facebook blocked users from posting some stories about its security breach

Some users are reporting that they are unable to post today’s big story about a security breach affecting 50 million Facebook users. The issue appears to only affect particular stories from certain outlets, at this time one story from The Guardian and one from the Associated Press, both reputable press outlets. When going to share the story to their news feed, ...

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Rosenstein hasn’t been fired – yet. Here’s a look at some of his most controversial moments

Rumors of the impending firing of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein flooded the internet today – but the controversial figure has survived to see another day as the man responsible for overseeing the Mueller investigation. Speculation surrounding Rosenstein’s fate followed a New York Times report which claimed that he had suggested recording Trump in the White House, in order to ...

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Twitter says bug may have exposed some direct messages to third-party developers

Twitter said that a “bug” sent user’s private direct messages to third-party developers “who were not authorized to receive them.” The social media giant began warning users Friday of the possible exposure with a message in the app. “The issue has persisted since May 2017, but we resolved it immediately upon discovering it,” the message said, which was posted on Twitter by ...

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Russia will ask UN to lift some North Korea sanctions – Deputy FM

Moscow will propose to the UN Security Council to reward North Korea with a gradual relaxing of sanctions if it takes the necessary steps towards denuclearization, Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov said. “As North Korea takes steps on denuclearization, we believe that the UN Security Council has the authority and should address the issue of adequate easing of the sanctions ...

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3 teens wounded, some ‘critical’ after drive-by shooting outside Chicago high school

Three teenagers were wounded and two are said to be in critical condition following a drive-by shooting near the Chatham Academy High School on Chicago’s south side. As the victims were walking along 91st Street on Monday, a light-colored sedan pulled up along the sidewalk and a masked gunman stepped out of the car and opened fire, striking all three. ...

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Russian elections: Pro-Kremlin domination amid protests, but some hope for opposition in regions

Illegal protest marches, a parliamentary opposition leader punching an agitator in the face and a few unexpected results. These were the standouts from Sunday’s regional elections in Russia. The Far East delivered the first shocks. In Yakutsk’s mayoral contest, Sardana Avksentyeva, of the Party for the Renaissance of Russia, beat Aleksandr Savinov, of the pro-Putin United Russia. And in the ...

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