Facebook ‘outraged’ at misuse of its data

Facebook ‘outraged’ at misuse of its data

London: Facebook expressed outrage over the misuse of its data as Cambridge Analytica, the British firm at the centre of a major scandal rocking the social media giant, suspended its chief executive. The move to suspend CEO Alexander Nix came as recordings emerged in which he boasts his data company played an expansive role in […]

Obama campaign advisers say they used Facebook data properly

Obama campaign advisers say they used Facebook data properly

Washington: President Barack Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign mined supporters’ personal data from Facebook to benefit its voter turnout program. But former campaign officials said today they accessed and used the information in vastly different ways than Cambridge Analytica, the firm connected to President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign accused of improperly lifting data on 50 million […]

Maldives Prez Yameen lifts state of emergency after 45 days

  Maldives: Maldives President Abdulla Yameen on Thursday lifted a 45-day state of emergency imposed amid political upheaval in the Indian Ocean island chain. The office of Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom announced “there still exists a diminished threat to national security” but upon the advice of the security services the president decided to lift the […]

US Congress unveils $1.3 trillion spending bill as shutdown looms

Washington: Republican and Democratic leaders in the US Congress late on Wednesday unveiled a $1.3 trillion bill to fund the government through September, which includes an additional $80 billion in national defence spending but fails to fund some of President Donald Trump’s immigration initiatives. If passed by the House of Representatives and Senate by a […]

Freed out of pity: Boko Haram returns abducted Nigerian schoolgirls

Lagos (Nigeria): Boko Haram extremists returned almost all of the 110 girls abducted from their Nigeria boarding school, in February, with an ominous warning, witnesses said on Wednesday. The fighters rolled into Dapchi around 2 am in nine vehicles and the girls were left in the center of town. As terrified residents emerged from their […]

Indian-origin physiotherapist gets jail for molesting teen girl in Singapore

Singapore: An Indian-origin physiotherapist was sentenced to 11 months’ jail and three strokes of the cane for molesting a teenage girl patient during treatment. Luke Manimaran Degarajoo, 43, had touched the 18-year old inappropriately during a physiotherapy session massage at his clinic about a year ago. He was sentenced on Wednesday. The teen victim had […]

Very, very sick: Trump on spate of blasts in Texas after 5th explosion

Very, very sick: Trump on spate of blasts in Texas after 5th explosion

Austin: US President Donald Trump on Tuesday denounced a series of package bombings in Texas, calling those behind them “very, very sick,” following an explosion at a FedEx facility that officials said appeared to be linked to four others. Until now, the spate of blasts that began in early March had been contained to Austin, […]

Suu Kyi loyalist Win Myint likely to next Myanmar Prez

Suu Kyi loyalist Win Myint likely to next Myanmar Prez

Naypyidaw: Myanmar’s civilian president Htin Kyaw resigned due to ill health on Wednesday and is expected to be replaced by a close ally of de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi, a move unlikely to affect power in a country where the army remains influential. Htin Kyaw’s office said he was retiring “in order to take […]

Suspected Texas bomber kills self as police close in: Officials

Suspected Texas bomber kills self as police close in: Officials

Austin: A 24-year-old man suspected of a series of deadly bombings around Austin, Texas, blew himself up early on Wednesday on the side of a highway as police closed in on him, police officials said. Police had tracked the suspect to a hotel near Austin, the state’s capital city, and were following him when he […]

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