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Backpage.Com Sex Advert Website Seized By FBI

The US authorities have taken control of a classified adverts website accused of involvement in sex trafficking.

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Alibaba's Jack Ma Urges Facebook To Fix Privacy Issues

Pic: ReutersBOAO, CHINA: Jack Ma, founder of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, on Monday urged Facebook Inc to resolve its data privacy problems, a day before the social media giant’s founder, Mark Zuckerberg, was due to appear at U.S. congressional hearings.

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Alphabet Unit To Start Toronto Smart-City Tech Pilot In Summer, Build In 2020

TORONTO  - Alphabet Inc’s urban innovation company Sidewalk Labs hopes to break ground on its first ever smart-city project in Toronto in 2020, and begin testing some of the proposed technologies this summer, its chief executive told Reuters.

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Facebook Live Broadcasts Hit 3.5 Bln, 150 Bln Reactions

KUALA LUMPUR -- Since 2016, the average number of daily Facebook Live broadcasts has doubled year over year, reaching 3.5 billion broadcasts and 150 billion reactions.

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Republican Senator Says Facebook Scandals May Be 'Too Big' For Company To Fix Alone

WASHINGTON - A Republican U.S. senator warned on Sunday that Facebook Inc may need to be regulated to address concerns about the company’s privacy and foreign propaganda scandals, saying they may be “too big” for the social media company to solve alone.

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Arizona Election Database Targeted In 2016 By Criminals, Not Russia: Source

WASHINGTON - A hack on an Arizona election database during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign was carried out by suspected criminal actors and not the Russian government, a senior Trump administration official told Reuters on Sunday.

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Facebook Admits Zuckerberg Uses Secret Tool To Unsend Messages

Facebook users who change their mind and do not want their messages to appear in a recipient's inbox will be able to delete them in future.

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The 2019 Apple Mac Pro Has To Look Backward To Move Forward

The replacement for the "trash-can" Mac Pro you can buy today won't see the light of day until sometime in 2019. That was the big takeaway from an exclusive TechCrunch story story by Matthew Panzarino earlier this week, chronicling Apple's strategy for making up years of neglecting the professional creative market.

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Facebook's Zuckerberg To Meet With U.S. Lawmakers Monday: Sources

Pic: ReutersWASHINGTON: Facebook Inc Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg will hold meetings with some U.S. lawmakers on Monday, a day before he is due to appear at Congressional hearings over a political consultancy’s use of customer data, two congressional aides said on Sunday.

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Xiaomi’s Billionaire Founder Reveals His Formula For Success

Pic: TIME Magazine

As far as sales pitches go, “don’t be greedy” may be one of the odder formulas to sell to hard-nosed institutional investors.

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