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‘Too big to fail’ bank rules targeted, as Senate panel rolls back Dodd–Frank Act

Banks and credit unions may soon be relieved of regulations added after the 2007-2008 financial crisis, as the Senate Banking Committee repealed provisions of the Dodd–Frank Act. The senate panel approved bill S.2155 in a 16-7 vote Tuesday, to raise the threshold at which bank holding companies are considered “too big to fail,” removing the financial stress test and capital-planning ...

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NY comedian targeted in Russia investigation over 'links to Assange'

A leftist New York comedian has become the unlikely focus of the US government’s Russia investigation. He believes the US is trying to use him as a pawn to undermine WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has been dubbed a “demon” by the CIA director. Randy Credico is a comedian, radio host, and civil rights activist who calls New York City ...

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YouTube implements new policy to flag inappropriate videos targeted at children

A New York Times piece and a subsequent Medium post this week highlighted an ongoing problem with YouTube Kids — bizarre and disturbing videos aimed at young children using key words and popular children’s characters. Now YouTube says it is putting in place a new process to age-restrict these types of videos in the main YouTube app. “Age-restricted content is automatically ...

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FBI hackers targeted users in 120 countries, incl. Russia, China & Iran

During the largest known law enforcement hacking campaign, the FBI reportedly hacked into thousands of computers around the world and implanted malware that allowed them to gather personal data, according to court documents. The FBI’s international hacking efforts stem from an investigation called “Operation Pacifier.” Launched in 2014, the FBI conducted an investigation into a child pronography website called Playpen ...

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Saudi-led coalition to close all Yemen land crossings, sea & air ports after missile targeted Riyadh

Published time: 6 Nov, 2017 01:38 Edited time: 6 Nov, 2017 01:58 The Saudi-led military coalition announced Monday that it is temporarily closing all of Yemen’s land border crossings, sea ports and airports in response to a ballistic missile that targeted Riyadh on Saturday. The missile was intercepted northeast of the Saudi Arabian capital, according to state media. Yemeni Houthi rebels ...

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Here’s how Russia targeted its fake Facebook ads and how those ads performed

It’s impossible to know just how much stuff being circulated on social networks is Russian state content in sheep’s clothing, although tech companies are scrambling to figure that out. Now, thanks to Congress, we just got a rare peek behind the curtain of how Facebook’s ad operations were manipulated by a foreign power to foment outrage and division in American ...

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French anti-harassment hotline shut down in 3 days by ‘targeted hate campaign’

Published time: 1 Nov, 2017 03:13 French feminist activists Clara Gonzales and Elliot Lepers launched an anti-harassment application to help women who were accosted on the street to escape on Friday. By Monday afternoon the pair were forced to shut the service down. The “anti-relou” (anti-pest) service was shut down after being inundated with “more than 20,000 insulting messages” in ...

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Georgetown student group targeted for promoting ‘hateful’ Catholic views on ‘sexual integrity’

Published time: 24 Oct, 2017 23:42 A Catholic student group at Georgetown University has been accused by pro-choice activists of promoting hatred and intolerance for advocating a traditional view on marriage. If the organization is branded a “hate group,” it will lose its yearly funding of $ 250 from the university. Love Saxa, the student group at Georgetown Catholic University ...

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Democratic lobbyist Tony Podesta targeted in ‘Trump-Russia’ probe

Published time: 23 Oct, 2017 19:38 Edited time: 23 Oct, 2017 19:38 Special Counsel Robert Mueller has reportedly begun looking at Tony Podesta, a Democratic lobbyist and brother of HIllary Clinton’s campaign chairman, as part of his probe into “Russian meddling” in the 2016 US presidential election. The probe into Podesta and his lobbying firm, the Podesta Group, grew out ...

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Malala Yousafzai targeted on social media for wearing ‘skinny jeans & heels’ at Oxford

Published time: 19 Oct, 2017 11:50 Women’s education activist Malala Yousafzai has faced backlash on social media for reportedly wearing skinny jeans and high-heeled shoes around her new university town. An unverified image emerged on Facebook, later shared by Pakistani and Indian media. Nobel Laureate Yousafzai, who was shot in the head by the Taliban five years ago while campaigning ...

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