Twitter says global government demands for data about users or takedowns of posts increased by 80% in the first half of 2018, with ~87% from Turkey and Russia (Zack Whittaker/TechCrunch)

Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch: Twitter says global government demands for data about users or takedowns of posts increased by 80% in the first half of 2018, with ~87% from Turkey and Russia  —  Twitter says the number of government demands for data on its users has shot up in the past year. Source link

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Legal impact of Trump being in the room during hush money talks

CBS News sources confirm the president was in the room when his then-attorney Michael Cohen and National Enquirer publisher David Pecker discussed paying hush money in August of 2015. If Donald Trump wasn’t president of the United States, could he have been indicted alongside his former attorney, Michael Cohen? Paula Reid joins “CBS This Morning” […]

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China suspends tariff hikes on $126B of US cars, auto parts

China announced a 90-day suspension on Friday of tariff hikes on $126 billion of U.S. cars, trucks and auto parts following its cease-fire in a trade battle with Washington that threatens global economic growth. The suspension is China‘s first step in response to President Donald Trump‘s Dec. 1 agreement to suspend U.S. tariff hikes for […]


How much model Kendall Jenner earned in 2018

Growing up a member of the Kardashian-Jenner clan, it was pretty much inevitable that Kendall Jenner would be a big deal. And now, at the age of 23, she’s officially earning more money than any other model in the world. The daughter of Kris Jenner and Caitlyn Jenner has been crowned the highest-paid model of 2018, according […]


European Central Bank to End $2.95 Trillion Stimulus. Here’s Why

European Central Bank (ECB) chief Mario Draghi said Thursday that the bank would stop its €2.6 trillion (US$2.95 trillion) quantitative easing (QE) bond-buying program in January. Europe’s growth will be around 1.7% next year, Draghi predicted, citing the persistence of uncertainties related to geopolitical factors, the threat of protectionism, vulnerabilities in emerging markets and financial […]


Tumblr returns to App Store after porn ban

Image copyright Getty Images Social network Tumblr is back on Apple’s app store after pledging to remove adult content from the platform. Tumblr was removed from the app store in November after child abuse images were found to have slipped through its content filters. The social network then said it would ban adult content completely […]

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N.Y. Today: Selling Christmas Trees Beneath the Train Tracks

Weather: The sun will come out –- on Monday. Till then, three warmish gray days of drizzle and showers. High of 51 today. Alternate-side parking: in effect until Christmas. One seller’s quest to compete against the gougers Evergreen: Every year there is hullabaloo about the rarity of quality Christmas trees, and the inevitable rise in […]


Let me draw you a picture

New IT manager wants a group of staff members to interview a candidate for a systems administration job, and this pilot fish is in on the vetting. “The phone interview went well, and he was invited for an on-site,” says fish. “He arrived on time with professional attire, seemed polite and gave the typical responses […]


A visual look at the biggest tech trends of 2018: sentiment toward Amazon's HQ2 search, the plateau of social media use, Facebook's trust betrayals, more (Rani Molla/Recode)

Rani Molla / Recode: A visual look at the biggest tech trends of 2018: sentiment toward Amazon’s HQ2 search, the plateau of social media use, Facebook’s trust betrayals, more  —  Here’s a visual look back at the year.  —  There’s been a lot to keep track of this year.  We’ve endured disasters both natural and […]

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Global market gloom; ’21’ Club sold; Pound pressured

There was also a slew of disappointing Chinese data, including industrial production and retail sales, that showed the giant economy lost more steam in November. “The latest data show an economy that is under pressure on both the external and domestic front, with policy efforts to shore up growth still falling short,” said Julian Evans-Pritchard, […]

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Climate change: More than 1000 institutions pledge to withdraw investment from fossil fuels

December 12, 2018 The famous winter meteor shower will sling bright shooting stars in mid-December, marking the bright…read more Mali Parliamentary Elections December 16, 2018 • 9:00,_2018 Democratic Republic of the Congo Presidential and Parliamentary election December 23, 2018 • 9:00 December 25, 2018 • 9:00 New Horizons spacecraft reaches Ultima Thule January 1, […]