Facebook’s Zuckerberg testifies before U.S. House committee on data mining scandal

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg faces another round of questioning today in Washington over the social network’s mishandling of users’ data. A contrite Zuckerberg faced five hours in the hot seat on Tuesday before a joint hearing of the Senate judiciary and commerce committees. He is now in front of the House energy and commerce committee in the wake of the data harvesting controversy involving Facebok ...

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Hungary press freedom takes another hit as newspaper to close

One of Hungary’s two national opposition dailies will shut down on Wednesday due to financial problems, its publisher said, in a sign of rapidly deteriorating prospects for media freedom after the landslide re-election of Prime Minister Viktor Orban. The closing of Magyar Nemzet will be a milestone in the gradual disappearance of independent media in Hungary that western European Union ...

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott to run for U.S. Senate

Calling Washington “horribly dysfunctional,” Florida Gov. Rick Scott is challenging Sen. Bill Nelson in an election that could be one of the most expensive and highly watched races in the nation. The Republican governor was expected to criticize “career politicians” and call for term limits for members of Congress while formally announcing his campaign on Monday. “I admit that Washington ...

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Syrian rescuers say gas attack near capital kills 40

Syrian opposition activists and rescuers said Sunday that a poison gas attack on a rebel-held town near the capital has killed at least 40 people, allegations denied by the Syrian government. The alleged attack in the town of Douma occurred late Saturday amid a resumed offensive by Syrian government forces after the collapse of a truce with the Army of ...

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China reduces imports from North Korea

As the U.S.-North Korea summit looms, President Donald Trump’s maximum pressure policy on North Korea may be working — thanks to China. Beijing appears to have gone well beyond UN sanctions on its unruly neighbour, reducing its total imports from North Korea in the first two months this year by 78.5 and 86.1 per cent in value — a decline that ...

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