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Facebook Allowed Netflix & Spotify to Read Users’ Private Messages Facebook Allowed Netflix & Spotify to Read Users’ Private Messages
- December 19, 2018

Facebook also let Amazon learn users' names and contact information through friends and Yahoo utilized the platform to view streams of friends' posts as recently as this summer. "To be clear: none of these partnerships or features gave companies access to information without people's permission", the social media company said. (more...)
Elon Musk Debuts Boring Company Tunnel, Complete with vehicle Elon Musk Debuts Boring Company Tunnel, Complete with vehicle
- December 19, 2018

The first rides come two years after Mr Musk tweeted about how LA traffic was driving him insane, suggesting he would buy a boring machine and just start digging through the city to find an alternative. The cars would have to be fitted with specially designed side wheels which pop out perpendicular to the car's regular tyres, fitted to run along the tunnel's track. (more...)
Philippines crowned Asia's most gender-equal in WEF report Philippines crowned Asia's most gender-equal in WEF report
- December 19, 2018

This is the second year Canada has placed 16th in the global organization's list, which measures economic, educational, health and political disparities experienced between men and women in more than 100 countries around the world. Meanwhile, the Philippines placed second in East Asia and the Pacific region with an overall score of 0.799, next to New Zealand which got a 0.801 score. (more...)
Oil prices plunge more than 7% as U.S. output rises Oil prices plunge more than 7% as U.S. output rises
- December 19, 2018

Oil prices fell on Tuesday after reports of swelling inventories and forecasts of record USA and Russian output, combined with a sharp sell-off in stock markets, as the outlook for global growth deteriorated. Prices could rally if the actual comes in better than the predicted more than 1 million barrel increase. Among the factors fuelling uncertainty there are the fact that Britain's largest oilfield, Buzzard, restarted production and an increasing supply. (more...)
Ex-NASA Engineer Builds Glitter Fart Camera Trap for Package Thieves Ex-NASA Engineer Builds Glitter Fart Camera Trap for Package Thieves
- December 18, 2018

Frustrated after having a package stolen from his doorway and the lack of any action from the police, Rober made a decision to take things in his own hand. And as if that was not enough, there was also a fart spray hidden in the package that triggered itself automatically five times. Then Rober just needed to wait and let the package rain pain. (more...)
Man arrested for trying to pay for McDonald's meal with weed Man arrested for trying to pay for McDonald's meal with weed
- December 18, 2018

When the McDonald's worker refused to go through with the deal, the vehicle drove off. They say a suspect matching his description went through the drive-thru a little while later and police approached him. During police questioning, he claimed that he only made the unusual offer as a joke, according to Local10. The auto was described as "excessively dirty" and littered with french fries, chicken nuggets and moldy chicken wings. (more...)
Trump Again Blasts Fed For 'Even Considering' Rate Hike Trump Again Blasts Fed For 'Even Considering' Rate Hike
- December 18, 2018

In December 2015, Janet Yellen pushed ahead with the first rate increase of the cycle just two months after the S&P 500's worst drop in four years. The Fed began gradually shrinking its balance sheet in 2017 after inflating it to more than $4 trillion by buying bonds to fight the financial crisis and revive the economy. (more...)
Police warning Netflix customers of new scam targeting payment information Police warning Netflix customers of new scam targeting payment information
- December 18, 2018

She is based in Austin, Texas. They say you could be voluntarily giving scammers your personal information, or they could install malware on your computer. "Contact the source of the email by another method that you trust, to make sure your accounts are maintained". All of these phishing scams are a good reminder that customers should never click on a link in an email. (more...)
Every Photo You Need to See of the $100,000 Lincoln Continental Coach Every Photo You Need to See of the $100,000 Lincoln Continental Coach
- December 18, 2018

The center seat in the rear bench is replaced with a big center console. But because Lincoln anticipates additional demand for this vehicle, it says it will produce an undetermined number of 2020 Continental Coach Door Edition cars, although those won't wear the 80th Anniversary designation. (more...)
CBS Denies $120 Million Severance to Former CEO Les Moonves CBS Denies $120 Million Severance to Former CEO Les Moonves
- December 18, 2018

The investigation into the allegations against Moonves began in August. In his statement , Levander assailed the leaks to The Times and said the press reports further damaged Moonves' "name, reputation, career and legacy". But, the network said it also determined structures and practices in the past did not reflect "a high institutional priority on preventing harassment and retaliation". (more...)
Coli Outbreak (Mostly) Traced to Santa Maria, Calif. Farm Coli Outbreak (Mostly) Traced to Santa Maria, Calif. Farm
- December 17, 2018

Coli associated with the romaine lettuce outbreak in the sediment of a reservoir used to irrigate the farm . Adam Bros. Farming Inc. added the recalled produce was "grown in particular fields" and does not involve all of its products. The Food and Drug Administration said 59 people in 15 states have now been sickened by the tainted lettuce. Twenty-three people have been hospitalized. (more...)
E coli investigation leads to recall of USA cauliflower, lettuce in Canada E coli investigation leads to recall of USA cauliflower, lettuce in Canada
- December 17, 2018

Farming in Santa Marie, Calif., is recalling cauliflower that was sold to wholesalers in 10 states, including North Carolina, because it may be contaminated with E. Farming Inc. has notified its affected customers of all product that was recalled, asking that the product not be eaten, sold, or transferred. The CFIA says there have been no reported illnesses associated with the recall, but anyone who thinks they may have purchased affected products should throw them out or return them. (more...)
Fox News Analyst Hits Trump's Latest Tweet With A Blistering Fact-Check Fox News Analyst Hits Trump's Latest Tweet With A Blistering Fact-Check
- December 17, 2018

Davis was Cohen's attorney last summer when he pleaded guilty to fraud and violating campaign finance laws by paying hush money to pornographic actress Stormy Daniels . Trump is beginning to worry that Republican lawmakers and donors are turning against him. "[Cohen] not only consented", Davis said. Cohen later described the agents to CNN as " extremely professional, courteous and respectful ". (more...)
Google will open a new $1 billion dollar campus in NYC Google will open a new $1 billion dollar campus in NYC
- December 17, 2018

Amazon pitted dozens of cities against one another to get as many tax breaks as possible for its new facilities-ultimately claiming at least $1.5 billion (and possibly as much as $ 3 billion ) in breaks for its NY office and $573 million in Virginia. (more...)
This naughty parrot ‘secretly’ uses Amazon Alexa to shop for her fruits This naughty parrot ‘secretly’ uses Amazon Alexa to shop for her fruits
- December 17, 2018

Rocco, an African grey, has been using Amazon Alexa to shop online while his owner was away. African Grey parrots are known for their ability to mimic words and it was not hard for Rocco to use his talent to order goodies from the e-commerce company. (more...)
Parents horrified as Santa has meltdown in front of children Parents horrified as Santa has meltdown in front of children
- December 17, 2018

One mother told Cambridgeshire Live that Santa used "vile language" and had steam "literally coming from his ears". What's going on: According to CBS News , a free logo design company called GraphicSprings recently conducted a survey in which it asked participants how they would "rebrand" or "modernize" Santa Claus' look, transportation and gender . (more...)
Contaminated Romaine Lettuce Linked to a Santa Maria Farm Contaminated Romaine Lettuce Linked to a Santa Maria Farm
- December 17, 2018

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is advising people to stay away from romaine lettuce from these California counties: Monterey, San Benito and Santa Barbara. "The FDA will be sending investigators back to this farm for further sampling". They said the current outbreak is different from the one earlier this year in more than one way. (more...)
China to suspend extra tariffs on USA cars, parts for three months China to suspend extra tariffs on USA cars, parts for three months
- December 17, 2018

China is making "extraordinary concessions" to America in the dramatic trade war between the two superpowers, according to one of President Donald Trump's key advisers. "This is a good signal that China and the U.S. are on track to solve the trade war", said Wang Cun, director of the China Automobile Dealers Association's import committee. (more...)
'Donald' Is One of 2018's Worst Passwords 'Donald' Is One of 2018's Worst Passwords
- December 15, 2018

Password-management software can generate strong passwords according to any desired recipe, and it's one reason SplashData promotes its list. The annual list of world's most common password of the year 2018 has been out. The top offender on that list was Kanye West, who revealed at an October meeting with President Donald Trump that his iPhone passcode is "000000". (more...)
Reports Of Tampons Coming Apart Prompt Recall Reports Of Tampons Coming Apart Prompt Recall
- December 15, 2018

Kimberly-Clark has issued a voluntary recall of some U by Kotex tampons, after a "quality-related defect" caused the tampons to come apart inside of consumers' bodies, leaving pieces behind after the tampon was removed. U by Kotex Sleek Tampons , manufactured between Oct. 7, 2017, and Oct. 15, 2018, and distributed between Oct. 17, 2016, and Oct. 23, 2018, have been recalled. (more...)

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