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Horst Seehofer (CSU), Federal Minister of the Interior, Homeland and Construction, and Thomas Haldenwang, President of the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV), from right, come to the presentation of the 2019 Report on the Protection of the Constitution at the Federal Press Conference. (Bernd von Jutrczenka/dpa via AP)
German intel warns against giving data to Chinese tech firmsGermany’s domestic intelligence agency is warning consumers that personal data they provide to Chinese payment companies or other tech firms could end up in the hands of China’s government
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UK, Australia investigate Clearview facial recognition firmPrivacy watchdogs in Britain and Australia have opened a joint investigation into facial recognition company Clearview AI over its use of personal data “scraped” off social media platforms and other websites
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Johns Hopkins Releases New TrackerJohns Hopkins University's coronavirus tracker has helped the world monitor the pandemic's progress. The Baltimore university has now launched another tracker to look at school reopening plans across the country; coronavirus prevention measures is just one of 12 categories examined. "Not only will schools need to reopen in a way...
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FILE - In this May 31, 2020, file photo, protesters march away from the State Capitol in St. Paul, Minn. German authorities, acting at the behest of the U.S. government, have seized a computer server that hosted a huge cache of files from U.S. federal, state and local law enforcement agencies obtained in a Houston data breach last month. The publisher, a transparency collective called Distributed Denial of Secrets, said it got the documents from an outside individual who sympathizes with nationwide protests against police killings of unarmed Black people. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
Germany seizes server hosting pilfered US police filesActing at the behest of the U.S. government, German authorities have seized a computer server that hosted a huge cache of files from U.S. federal, state and local law enforcement agencies obtained in a Houston data breach last month
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EU court: No need to reveal IP addresses in uploading casesThe European Union’s highest court has ruled that online platforms like YouTube don’t have to disclose the full personal data including email addresses, telephone numbers or IP addresses of users who illegally upload movies and copyright material
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Rio Tinto to close New Zealand smelter and ax 1,000 jobs Mining giant Rio Tinto will close its aluminum smelter in southern New Zealand, resulting in 1,000 job losses and dealing a major economic blow to the region
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President Donald Trump smiles at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Friday, July 3, 2020, near Keystone, S.D. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
How many people saw 'Hamilton'? For now, that's a secretThe streaming of “Hamilton” by the Disney+ streaming service was surely the big event on television screens in American living rooms this past weekend
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FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2019, file photo, Roger Stone leaves federal court in Washington. Facebook on Wednesday, July 8, 2020, said it has removed dozens of accounts linked to the hate group Proud Boys, to President Donald Trump’s longtime ally Roger Stone and to employees of Brazil’s president, Jair Bolsonaro, among others. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
Facebook takes down accounts tied to Roger StoneFacebook on Wednesday said it has removed dozens of accounts linked to the hate group Proud Boys, to President Donald Trump’s longtime ally Roger Stone and to employees of Brazil’s president, Jair Bolsonaro, among others
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FILE - In this March 25, 2015 file photo, CEO Mark Zuckerberg gives the keynote address during the Facebook F8 Developer Conference in San Francisco. A two-year audit of Facebook’s civil rights record found that the company’s elevation of free expression, especially by politicians, above other values has hurt its progress on other matters like discrimination, elections interference and protecting vulnerable users. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
Five takeaways from Facebook's civil rights auditA two-year audit of Facebook’s civil rights record found “serious setbacks” hurting the social network’s progress on matters such as hate speech, misinformation and bias
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FILE - This Jan. 30, 2017 photo shows Shepard Smith on The Fox News Deck before his "Shepard Smith Reporting" program, in New York. CNBC said Thursday that Smith will join the network to host a weeknight news program airing at 7 p.m. Eastern. Smith abruptly quit Fox last fall after being at that network since its start.  (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
Network: Shepard Smith joins CNBC for weeknight news programFormer Fox News Channel anchor Shepard Smith is resurfacing
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Facebook Meeting With Boycotters Was RoughFacebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg met virtually with civil rights and activist groups who've helped organize a massive advertiser boycott of the social network, and as CNN reports, "it did not go well." Facebook spokesman Andy Stone later expressed gratitude to the organizers "for their continued engagement" and said the network...
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