This may be the biggest ‘Facebook mistake’ that you need to stop doing

The Times of India | 2020-02-18

When it comes to Facebook, you have little choice but be extra careful about what data you share on the platform. However, new reports claim that the data that you unknowingly share by simply following the process could be more dangerous for your online presence. If you are someone used to login to...

Facebook sees risks to innovation, freedom of expression ahead of EU rules

Canada Dot Com | 2020-02-17

BRUSSELS — Facebook warned of threats to innovation and freedom of expression on Monday, ahead of the release of a raft of rules by the European Union this week and in the coming months to rein in U.S. and Chinese tech companies. The social media giant laid out its concerns ahead of a meeting...

HSBC net profit falls 53%, bank to sell assets in overhaul

The Journal | 2020-02-18

Europe's biggest bank has reported that its net profit fell 53% in 2019 to $6 billion. London-based HSBC, whose profit is mainly from Asia, said Tuesday that it plans to revamp its U.S. and European business and shed $100 billion in assets to improve its profitability. The bank said the virus...

Singapore Airlines to cut flights as coronavirus epidemic hits demand

Gulf Daily News | 2020-02-18

SYDNEY - Singapore Airlines Ltd will temporarily cut flights across its global network in the three months to May, it said on Tuesday, as a coronavirus epidemic hits demand for services to the Asian city-state, as well as through the key transit hub. Key affected destinations include Frankfurt,...

Yes, ‘beer goggles’ effect does actually exist

The Times of India | 2020-02-18

LONDON: Drunk people are equally diverted by unattractive and attractive people, according to researchers, who add that evidence suggests that ‘beer goggles’ effect really does exist. The term ‘beer goggles’ refers to finding people more attractive after you have had a few beers. For the study,...

New secret weapon against Parkinson’s might actually be… COUGH SYRUP?

Russia Today | 2020-02-17

New research indicates that a common treatment for coughs and respiratory illnesses, discovered over 50 years ago, may prove to be the secret weapon which could halt the progression of Parkinson’s disease. A clinical trial of Ambroxol, an active ingredient in cough medicines since the 1970s, has...

Sachin Tendulkar's 2011 World Cup victory lap named best Laureus sporting moment

The Times of India | 2020-02-18

BERLIN: Sachin Tendulkar being lifted on the shoulders of his teammates after their World Cup triumph at home in 2011 has been voted the Laureus best sporting moment in the last 20 years. With the backing of Indian cricket fans, Tendulkar got the maximum number of votes to emerge winner on Monday....

PSG collapses in draw vs. Amiens before Champs League game

TSN Canada | 2020-02-15

PARISFrench league leader Paris Saint-Germain's defence collapsed in a 4-4 draw at struggling Amiens on Saturday. Error-strewn PSG trailed 3-0 and then recovered to lead 4-3 before conceding an injury-time equalizer to Serhou Guirassy in his second goal of the game. It was the first time PSG...

Kobe Bryant's wife Vanessa wishes 'this nightmare would be over'

Deccan Chronicle | 2020-02-11

LOS ANGELES: Vanessa Bryant said in an Instagram post on Monday that she was both grieving and angry over the loss of her husband, NBA star Kobe Bryant, and 13-year-old Gianna in a helicopter crash last month. Vanessa Bryant, 37, has made few public appearances since the crash...

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EU threatens tougher rules on hate speech after Facebook meeting

The Siasat Daily | 2020-02-18

Brussels: A top EU official for digital policy warned Monday that big tech companies could face tougher rules and penalties in Europe if they failed to...

Hospital director dies in China’s Wuhan, epicentre of coronavirus outbreak

Indian Express | 2020-02-18

The head of a leading hospital in China’s central city of Wuhan, the epicentre of a coronavirus outbreak, died of the disease on Tuesday, state television...

China arrests activist who criticised President Xi Jinping over coronavirus

Deccan Herald | 2020-02-18

Police in China have arrested a prominent activist who had been a fugitive for weeks and criticised President Xi Jinping's handling of the coronavirus epidemic...

Joe Biden, speaking to donors in Denver, takes digs at Sanders and Bloomberg

Denver Post | 2020-02-18

Former Vice President Joe Biden is dropping in the polls in the Democratic presidential race while a self-described Democratic socialist is on the rise. In the...

Turkey to arrest 228 for links to cleric in probe of military, ministry: Anadolu

Reuters | 2020-02-18

Turkish prosecutors investigating the military and justice ministry on Tuesday ordered the arrest of 228 people over suspected links to the network that Ankara...

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Bolton says he hopes book is not 'suppressed' by White House

Yahoo Daily News | 2020-02-18

By Jan Wolfe WASHINGTON (Reuters) - John Bolton, the former national security adviser to President Donald Trump, raised concern on Monday about his unpublished...

Open Minds Worldwide

Alternet | 2020-02-18

White supremacist propaganda incidents more than doubled in 2019: report

Just when you thought the flood of white-supremacist propaganda into the mainstream couldn’t get any...

Creators Syndicate | 2020-02-17

A Start-Over Job for the ERA

One immense reason for our present political entanglements — would it be OK to say "messes"?...