Wednesday February 26-th, 2020

Privacy watchdogs to probe Clearview AI's facial-recognition technology Privacy watchdogs to probe Clearview AI's facial-recognition technology

The investigation was initiated as a effect of media experiences that "raised queries and fears about no matter if the firm is gathering and making use of own info with out consent", said a joint statement from the commissioners' offices.

Longtime Retail CEO Les Wexner to Step Down Longtime Retail CEO Les Wexner to Step Down

L Brands will retain a 45 percent stake in the brand, which means the company is valuated at $1.1 billion. According to the L Brands announcement, Wexner will step down when the deal is completed but remain on the board as chairman emeritus.

Costco to ban non-members from food court Costco to ban non-members from food court

You can join today. "Do not forget to see our membership counter for information". Instagram account @ CostcoDeals posted a photo of the sign recently, and garnered mixed reactions from followers. Those who wish to dine-in may be required to pay t...

Coronavirus: Car sales in China fall 92% in February Coronavirus: Car sales in China fall 92% in February

China is the world's biggest vehicle market, selling just over 21 million cars past year, according to Statista. To stabilize the market, where more than 25 million vehicles were sold previous year, China's commerce ministry said it will introdu...

Over 5 million children's water bottles recalled due to choking hazard Over 5 million children's water bottles recalled due to choking hazard

Some of the parts include replacement parts provided in an August 2019 recall of the product as well. On Wednesday, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission reported that the company had not only re-announced the recall of almost 6 mill...

McDonald’s selling limited-edition set of scented candles McDonald’s selling limited-edition set of scented candles

McDonald's is set to release perhaps the most talked-about product to hit the candle industry since Serenity by January. You can burn them individually, or all at the moment for the ultimate aroma encounter. "Things that go hand in hand", the prod...

Google sued for collecting personal data of school children Google sued for collecting personal data of school children

The Google Education program provides a kind of loophole, but it must abide by the same laws. Google is facing a new lawsuit for allegedly using its Google for Education platform to gather the personal and private data from students under the age o...

Trump Administration Releases 2020 Economic Report of the President Trump Administration Releases 2020 Economic Report of the President

NOW, best jobs numbers. Had to rebuild our military , which was totally depleted. Had the Fed not increased interest rates 8X from the end of Y 2016 to the end of Y 2018, growth would have easily exceeded 3%. The CEA report , an annual exercise tha...

Powerball numbers: Did you win Saturday’s $60 million jackpot? Powerball numbers: Did you win Saturday’s $60 million jackpot?

In the event of any discrepancy between this information and the official information of the Western Canadian Lottery Corporation, the latter shall prevail . To get breaking news first and the draw results on your phone download thesouthafrican.com's...

Ryanair denies O'Leary called for racial profiling of Muslims at airports Ryanair denies O'Leary called for racial profiling of Muslims at airports

In response, several charity organizations and government bodies have spoken out against the comments . "And if someone decides they don't want to fly for a period of time we will say, 'Fine, you can offload yourself and we will refund you.' Tha...

Tesla's Berlin Gigafactory is back on track following environmental challenge Tesla's Berlin Gigafactory is back on track following environmental challenge

As reported by Bloomberg , the appeals court has now ruled work can resume. Tesla has narrowly dodged a delay to the construction of its new Gigafactory in Brandenburg, Germany, after a regional court granted approval to clear 90 hectares (222...

Between green cards and welfare, Public Charge rule takes effect today Between green cards and welfare, Public Charge rule takes effect today

I read Lazarus' poem aloud at a naturalization ceremony for more than 1,300 new citizens in Oakland last August - when the Trump administration unleashed its revised "public charge" rule . The Supreme Court blocked two nationwide injunctions from ...

Buffett says coronavirus doesn't dampen his long-term support for stocks Buffett says coronavirus doesn't dampen his long-term support for stocks

Company CEOs have to consider workers, their families, and other stakeholders. Buffett compared corporate deals to marriages that can be either blissful or troubled. He was replaced by Roberts, who later told Berkshire he would soon retire. D...

Saudi FM: G20 'Ready to Intervene with Necessary Policies' over Coronavirus Saudi FM: G20 'Ready to Intervene with Necessary Policies' over Coronavirus

It estimated that a typical climate-related natural disaster reduced growth by an average of 0.4 percentage points in the affected country the year it occurred. He added that almost 100 billion euros were identified from additional tax revenue due to...

U.S. may give farmers more aid until trade deals 'kick in' U.S. may give farmers more aid until trade deals 'kick in'

The U.S. has reached two major trade agreements with global partners in the past month, with the Trump administration pitching these deals as a way to ease the burden farmers have shouldered during the trade war with China. Asked if the outbreak woul...

Shopify Joins Facebook-led Libra Association To Help Build Stablecoin Payment Network Shopify Joins Facebook-led Libra Association To Help Build Stablecoin Payment Network

The Libra Basis has confirmed the information in a Fb put up, outlining that Shopify can be an "unbelievable companion in making widespread financial participation a actuality". Nevertheless, quite a lot of huge firms like Visa, EBay, Stripe and ...

Wells Fargo to Pay $3B to Resolve Probes Into Fake Accounts Wells Fargo to Pay $3B to Resolve Probes Into Fake Accounts

The bank imposed unrealistic sales goals on employees, who were "intimidated and badgered" to comply, the OCC lawsuit says. Tolstedt was aware of employees using fraudulent means to achieve sales goals as early as 2004, according to the DOJ.

US markets tumble as coronavirus fears mount US markets tumble as coronavirus fears mount

Iranian health officials urged all religious gatherings to be suspended in Qom, news agency ISNA said, after two more people tested positive for the coronavirus in the holy city, where two died of it this week. Traders plowed money into safe havens s...

Death toll in China coronavirus outbreak reaches 2,238 Death toll in China coronavirus outbreak reaches 2,238

Most of the cases are related to church services in the city of Daegu, in the southeast of the country, the agency added. The window of opportunity to contain wider global spread of the epidemic of the new coronavirus disease is closing, the Wor...

United Kingdom employment rate hits record high United Kingdom employment rate hits record high

In response to the rise in foreign-born workers, Dr Ben Greening, Executive Director of Migration Watch UK, said: "These figures show that the UK is as attractive as ever for migrant workers, with a new record of 5.8 million non-UK born people in e...

Blockchain startup Enigma reaches settlement with SEC over its unregistered token sale Blockchain startup Enigma reaches settlement with SEC over its unregistered token sale

As part of the process, Enigma agreed to return the funds to the investors affected by the ICO. The company will now register its token as a security and file regular reports with the SEC, as other similar firms have to do. Enigma Mainnet Was Just La...

China prisons: early 250 cases of the new coronavirus China prisons: early 250 cases of the new coronavirus

The death toll in China from the COVID-19 coronavirus epidemic rose to 2,236 today (Feb 21) after 118 more people died. Chinese authorities have placed tens of millions of people under quarantine in central Hubei province, as well as restricting mo...

USA services, manufacturing sectors hit wall in February: IHS Markit USA services, manufacturing sectors hit wall in February: IHS Markit

Business activity in the Euro Zone accelerated more than expected this month, a business survey showed on Friday, in welcome news for policymakers at the European Central Bank who are battling to revive growth and chronically low inflation.

Asia Pacific carriers to lose $27.8 billion revenue due to coronavirus: IATA Asia Pacific carriers to lose $27.8 billion revenue due to coronavirus: IATA

IATA said its estimate assumed that COVID-19 behaves like a SARS outbreak almost two decades ago, which was "characterised by a six-month period with a sharp decline followed by an equally quick recovery". In a statement Alexandre de Juniac, IATA's d...

Swiggy Raises $113 Million in Funding From Existing Investors Swiggy Raises $113 Million in Funding From Existing Investors

MIH India Food (owned by Naspers) has subscribed to 30,170 shares of Bundl Technologies, the parent company of Swiggy, by investing about $100 million (Rs 712.4 crore) while Hadley Harbour Master Investors (Cayman) II LP, a unit of Wellington Managem...

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