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Facebook is facing a slew of lawsuits and regulatory inquiries over its privacy practices, including ongoing investigations by the US Federal Trade Commission, the Securities and Exchange Commission and two state agencies in NY. Regulators, investigators and elected officials in the USA and elsewhere in the world have already been digging into the data sharing practices of Facebook , which has more than two billion users .
  • UK PM May unveils $2.1B 'bribe' for Brexit-backing towns

    UK PM May unveils $2.1B 'bribe' for Brexit-backing towns

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    The prime minister is expected to put her Brexit deal before parliament for a second time by March 12 and will need the support of some Labour MPs to deliver it in the face of stern opposition from many Conservative backbenchers. Some members of the cabinet told the Telegraph they are not optimistic about winning the second meaningful vote as changes secured by Cox are not felt likely to win round hard-Brexit supporters in the party.
  • Cuomo Leads Push For Amazon To Reconsider NYC

    Cuomo Leads Push For Amazon To Reconsider NYC

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    Cuomo admitted he's talked with Amazon ( AMZN ) to reconsider its decision, but hasn't heard of "any changes" about the company's decision, according to his office. But opponents of the deal, who succeeded in turning away Amazon in the first place, remain undeterred, as 77 leaders from labor unions, advocacy groups and non-profit organizations quickly responded that they were not backing down.
  • Trump declares 'signing summit' for imminent trade deal with China

    Trump declares 'signing summit' for imminent trade deal with China

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    The March 1 was "hard deadline" would have seen the earlier tariffs increased to 25%. The US president said he would hold a summit meeting with the Chinese president Xi Jinping at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida to conclude an agreement, assuming both sides made additional progress.
  • Tesla debuts long-awaited $35,000 Model 3

    Tesla debuts long-awaited $35,000 Model 3

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    That is why we're excited to announce today that we are now offering the standard Model 3 at $35,000. The online sales shift, Tesla said, will let it lower all vehicle prices by 6 percent on average. Yep, the base Tesla Model 3 is now available for order ... in the US. Retailers from Amazon to Apple to traditional automakers have trumpeted the benefits of physical stores, and Apple and automakers also rely heavily on advertising, which Tesla has eschewed, making the electric ...
  • Pakistan PM invites India for dialogue amid escalating tensions across LoC

    Pakistan PM invites India for dialogue amid escalating tensions across LoC

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    The same video has been broadcast on nearly all Pakistani TV channels . Though blind folded and injured, the fighter pilot exhibited unique example of grit and confidence. His two children were very small and never believed that their father died. The Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) jihadi group claimed responsibility for the February 14 attack, but India has accused Pakistan of being complicit, and tensions have been escalating ever since.
  • American Hero Buys $540 in Girl Scout Cookies

    American Hero Buys $540 in Girl Scout Cookies

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    Girl Scout cookie season , that is. The man bought 7 boxes for $40 and then walked away. "We all were shocked". The Girl Scouts were bundled up in winter coats as they attempted to sell their lot of cookies. Dillard said the number of packages the man, who didn't give his name at the time, bought would have likely taken about another day and a half of efforts to sell.
  • Watch the Nokia 9 Pureview launch livestream right here

    Watch the Nokia 9 Pureview launch livestream right here

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    Each of the five cameras will have the same 12-megapixel sensors, all with Zeiss lenses. In fact, HMD partnered with Light to deliver the goods. HMD Global chief product officer Juho Sarvikas said the company felt it was important to appeal to different types of users. More cameras does not necessarily equal better photographs.
  • Passengers band together on Amtrak train stuck in the OR mountains

    Passengers band together on Amtrak train stuck in the OR mountains

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    A train carrying almost 200 people was left stranded in deep snow for more than 36 hours in the US. What should have been a scenic 35-hour trip from Los Angeles to Seattle became more like a journey on the fabled Oregon Trail when the Coast Starlight hit a tree Sunday evening.
  • YouTube under fire for new policy on inappropriate comments

    YouTube under fire for new policy on inappropriate comments

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    Nestle, Disney, AT&T, Hasbro and the creator of Fortnite have all reportedly pulled advertisements from Youtube following allegations of child abuse content being on the platform. As Watson noted in his video, this is a problem that YouTube has been battling for years. "Once you enter into this wormhole, now there is no other content available", Watson said.
  • Honda officially closes United Kingdom manufacturing operations

    Honda officially closes United Kingdom manufacturing operations

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    The news spread gloom in the auto industry that has seen several manufacturers - including Tata-owned Jaguar Land Rover - eithercurtail operations and investment or move offices to Europe. They are clear this is based on global trends and not Brexit as all European market production will consolidate in Japan in 2021. "Regardless, this is a devastating decision for Swindon and the UK", Clark said in a statement .
  • Honda urged to rethink Swindon plant closure with 3500 jobs under threat

    Honda urged to rethink Swindon plant closure with 3500 jobs under threat

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    The factory employs 3,500 workers, but at least as many work for companies across the country which supply Honda with parts and services. The possibility is consistent with the language Honda used in its Swindon closure announcement, in which the company said it plans to "focus activity in regions where it expects to have high production volumes".
  • Amazon cancels New York City headquarters plan, ends search

    Amazon cancels New York City headquarters plan, ends search

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    In December, she accused the company of "trying to trample democracy" and take shortcuts to get approval for construction of a NY campus. Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) tweeted that the news on Thursday was "absolutely disgraceful" and a "terrible loss of jobs for NY workers".
  • Trump open to extending China trade deadline

    Trump open to extending China trade deadline

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    Mnuchin appeared at a Beijing hotel a couple of days ahead of scheduled high-level meetings with Chinese officials in the capital, with a March 1 deadline looming to strike an accord. The last round of talks in Washington late last month resulted in China importing American soybeans as it implemented promises to buy more US goods.
  • Theresa May to ask MPs for more time on Brexit talks

    Theresa May to ask MPs for more time on Brexit talks

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    That will then be followed on Thursday by a debate and voting on a number of amendments. "That gives that sense of timetable, clarity and goal on what we're doing". "No point winning Labour MPs, by losing Tories!" Theresa May's high-stakes Brexit strategy may have been accidentally revealed on Tuesday, after her chief negotiator Olly Robbins was overheard in a Brussels bar saying MPs will be given a last-minute choice between her deal and a lengthy delay.