• Google Questioned by Regulators About Location Data
Google Questioned by Regulators About Location Data

Previously, the USA website Quartz reported that Android smartphones had been relaying location information to Google servers in real time without the user's consent since the beginning of 2017, confirming that the transmission took place "even when location services are disabled".

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  • South Africa Says Will Strengthen Fiscal Framework
South Africa Says Will Strengthen Fiscal Framework

The Moody's decision to put South Africa on review, rather than downgrade it outright, is a temporary stay of execution, as it means that South Africa can, for now, remain in key global bond indices such as the Citigroup World Bond Index (WGBI).

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  • YouTube cracking down on child endangerment videos
YouTube cracking down on child endangerment videos

A controversy related to inappropriate videos targeted at children on YouTube has resulted in some fallout among the platform's advertising partners. Companies like Mars, Lidl and Adidas said they were shocked and appalled that the adverts were displayed alongside exploitative and inappropriate content.

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  • Sensex, Nifty finish on positive mood ahead of S&P ratings
Sensex, Nifty finish on positive mood ahead of S&P ratings

FMCG stocks rallied the most. Market breadth was in the favour of gainers, with about 2 stocks advancing to every 1 stock that declined. The stock market on Friday signed out with gains for the seventh day on the trot, with IT stocks in the driver's seat.

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  • Robinho Handed 9-Year Jail Term For Sexual Assault
Robinho Handed 9-Year Jail Term For Sexual Assault

He is said to have attacked a 22-year-old Albanian woman along with five other men. The married forward along with five other men have been charged. Robinho is now in Brazil playing for Atletico Mineiro . That sparkling form led him to Real Madrid , where he starred for three seasons before earning a lucrative move to Manchester City in 200...

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  • 51 million people expected to travel for Thanksgiving
51 million people expected to travel for Thanksgiving

Last year, AAA said they expected more than 48 million Americans to drive or fly somewhere for Thanksgiving. Total Travelers: 1.16 million Tennesseans will travel 50 miles or more; an increase of 3.2% over previous year. Holiday High: Car rental daily rates will hit a five-year holiday high at $70/day due to an increase in domestic demand and cos...

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  • DOJ antitrust lawsuit seeks to block AT&T, Time Warner merger
DOJ antitrust lawsuit seeks to block AT&T, Time Warner merger

The White House didn't immediately respond to a request for comment. The DOJ said AT&T would be able to charge rival distributors such as cable companies "hundreds of millions of dollars more per year" for Time Warner's programming - payments that would ultimately get passed down to consumers through their cable bills.

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  • Legislators Call on FCC to Protect Net Neutrality
Legislators Call on FCC to Protect Net Neutrality

The full text of the draft order was released on Wednesday . [T] he process the FCC has employed to consider potentially sweeping alterations to current net neutrality rules has been corrupted by the fraudulent use of Americans' identities - and the FCC has been unwilling to assist my office in our efforts to investigate this unlawful activity...

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  • Heads roll after leak of 57m Uber user details reported
Heads roll after leak of 57m Uber user details reported

Uber says they have not seen evidence of fraud or misuse tied to the incident. Hackers also stole names and license numbers of around 600,000 US drivers. "None of this should have happened, and I will not make excuses for it", he wrote. That decision evidently came despite a promise by the firm to "adopt leading data security protection practice...

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  • Ikea recalls 29 million chests, dressers after 8 children killed
Ikea recalls 29 million chests, dressers after 8 children killed

The company said it has received 186 reports of tip-over incidents involving its Malm chests and dressers, including 91 reports of injuries to children. The Swedish retailer and the federal safety regulators are asking customers to take immediate action to secure the dressers, or to return them. After additional reports of injuries and deaths fro...

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  • Massive fire finally out in Oakland County, no injuries reported
Massive fire finally out in Oakland County, no injuries reported

A massive fire believed to be caused by a gas line leak is burning in Orion Township near the Auburn Hills border, according to reports from the Oakland County Sheriff's Office. Auburn Hills police tweeted that areas in Orion Township were being evacuated as a precaution. The fire resulted from a gas line eruption . Gas service to all Oakland C...

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  • AAA Forecasts Busiest Thanksgiving Travel Season In 12 Years
AAA Forecasts Busiest Thanksgiving Travel Season In 12 Years

But, by far, most Thanksgiving travelers do so by auto, with some 45.5 million planning a road trip despite the highest gas prices at this time of year since 2014 (37 cents higher per gallon, on average, than last year) and the highest rental vehicle rates in five years.

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  • Change law to protect gig economy workers, MPs' report urges
Change law to protect gig economy workers, MPs' report urges

They suggest that companies should be fined if they falsely classify workers and deny them benefits. To view the full article, register now. Of the UK's 5 million self-employed - about 15 percent of the workforce - around 1.6 million are thought to work for firms such as Uber and Deliveroo , who class themselves as agencies and their workers...

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  • Nebraskan Regulators Give Keystone XL Pipeline the Green Light
Nebraskan Regulators Give Keystone XL Pipeline the Green Light

However, he still has 40-percent of his landowner clients effected by the alternate route. The company submitted three proposed routes to the Nebraska commission. Omaha attorney David Domina, who's been fighting construction of the Keystone XL for more than five years, represented more than 90 landowners in the case, many of whom had fought the p...

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  • Merkel's fourth term in doubt as coalition talks collapse
Merkel's fourth term in doubt as coalition talks collapse

Germany has been in a holding pattern since September's election, leading to speculation about whether it is time for Merkel to step down after 12 years. The combination of ideologically-disparate parties had not been tried before in a national government, and collapsed when the Free Democrats walked out of talks on Sunday night.

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  • Tether Claims a Hacker Stole $31 Million in Tokens
Tether Claims a Hacker Stole $31 Million in Tokens

The company's development team is now attempting to prevent the stolen amount, which was in Tether tokens, from entering the wider trading economy. Those behind the alleged theft of $ 31 million worth of Tether's USA dollar-backed tokens were also involved in a high-profile hack two years ago, a cybersleuth has concluded from available blockchai...

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  • Marvell Technology to buy smaller rival Cavium for $6bn
Marvell Technology to buy smaller rival Cavium for $6bn

The transaction will combine Marvell's portfolio of storage drive controllers, networking systems and wireless connectivity products with Cavium's portfolio of multicore processing, networking communications, storage connectivity and security products.

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  • A crash course for first-time Black Friday shoppers
A crash course for first-time Black Friday shoppers

In other words, the day virtually negates the meaning of Thanksgiving, and the only way to prevent that from happening is to make it about rest, relaxation, and digestive recovery - not shopping and scoring deals. Black Friday has evolved from an in-store only event to one of the biggest online shopping events. Not only that, but last year, at le...

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  • Uber to buy thousands of Volvo cars for self-driving flee
Uber to buy thousands of Volvo cars for self-driving flee

The vehicles Volvo will provide ( XC90 SUVs) are being developed on the company's Scalable Product Architecture, meaning Uber will be able to use its own self-driving technology - which its Advanced Technologies Group is now developing - within them.

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  • Chilly morning with cool but quiet conditions expected this week
Chilly morning with cool but quiet conditions expected this week

Highs will range from the low to upper 60s. This afternoon will also be windy with southwesterly winds between 10-20 miles per hour. Skies will remain mostly sunny. The week is off to a chilly start, but the forecast so far looks storm-free for Thanksgiving . Lows will be in the upper 30s to low 40s. Sunday .

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