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Source: Common Domain

U.S. Close to Ending Its Facebook Privacy Probe

Today 06:03 GMT

The federal government’s privacy investigation into Facebook Inc. FB 1.17% appears to be nearing a conclusion, with the prospect of a large fine looming for the social-media giant.

The FTC in 2011 charged Facebook with deceiving consumers by telling them they could keep their information on Facebook private, but then repeatedly allowing it to be shared and made public. The case was settled by Facebook agreeing to give consumers clear notice and obtain their express consent before sharing their information beyond their privacy settings.

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Source: BBC

Designing the cities of the future

Friday 14:30 GMT

Simulation software that can create accurate "digital twins" of entire cities is enabling planners, designers and engineers to improve their designs and measure the effect changes will have on the lives of citizens.

Research firm Gartner predicts that by 2021 half of large industrial companies will use digital twins and estimates that those that do could save up to 25% in operational running costs as a result.

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Source: Fox News

Gladys Knight, a freedom-loving patriot, takes a stand in defense of the national anthem

Saturday 23:38 GMT

GLADYS KNIGHT SAYS SHE'S HERE TO 'GIVE THE ANTHEM BACK ITS VOICE' AFTER ANNOUNCING SUPER BOWL PERFORMANCE. Kaepernick sparked national outrage in 2016 when he began taking a knee during the national anthem.

I suspect football fans will all enjoy the soulful sounds of an American patriot instead of a bunch of flag-hating, auto-tuned, lip-syncers.

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Source: DW

Bayern Munich's Leon Goretzka enjoys and excels in 2019 Bundesliga opener

Saturday 21:49 GMT

It's always presumptuous to take one individual performance and declare it a defining moment, but Leon Goretzka's game-winning performance for Bayern Munich to restart the Bundesliga season felt like an arrival story.

By opening up space in between the lines and adding a playmaking option beyond Thiago, Goretzka was masterful playing in behind the strikers. Afterwards, he admitted what appeared evident throughout the game: that he had fun playing in the No. 10 role again.

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Source: Fox News

Gladys Knight says she's here to 'give the Anthem back its voice' after announcing Super Bowl performance

Saturday 08:59 GMT

Following the news that Atlanta-native soul singer Gladys Knight will perform the national anthem at this year’s Super Bowl, the star is speaking out about Colin Kaepernick's kneeling and the slew of controversy surrounding the NFL in recent years.

I am here today and on Sunday, Feb. 3 to give the Anthem back its voice, to stand for that historic choice of words, the way it unites us when we hear it and to free it from the same prejudices and struggles I have fought long and hard for all my life, from walking back hallways, from marching with our social leaders, from using my voice for good — I have been in the forefront of this battle longer than most of those voicing their opinions to win the right to sing our country’s Anthem on a stage as large as the Super Bowl LIII.”

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Source: Global News

B.C. attorney general says money launderers will exploit ‘gaps’ in information sharing in Canada

Saturday 18:09 GMT

B.C. Attorney General David Eby says he’s frustrated Canada’s federal government hasn’t shared a police intelligence study that showed organized crime groups are suspected of laundering billions of dollars in B.C. real estate.

Secret police study finds crime networks could have laundered over $1B through Vancouver homes in 2016. Eby says the information uncovered by Global News in this study and a new international report on B.C. money-laundering cases has taken him by surprise, and the situation highlights information sharing “gaps” in Canada that criminals can exploit.

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Source: Fox News

Newsom, Cuomo coasting towards socialism in California and New York - Our formula for greatness is under siege

Friday 06:04 GMT

This month, newly minted Democratic California Gov. Gavin Newsom told the nation that California will “write America’s future.” In New York, Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared that America is now confronting “a great social depression” that requires action.

In New York, Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared that America is now confronting “a great social depression” that requires action. Despite a recent Gallup survey that showed Americans think government is the biggest problem facing the country, both men made it clear they believe more government is the answer.

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Source: Common Domain

The worst things you can say when shopping for a car

Friday 06:04 GMT

Saying this to a car salesperson would “give them a hand up when it comes time to close the sale,” says Scot Hall, a former car salesman and now executive vice president of operations for Swapalease, which matches leaseholders with car shoppers looking to take over a lease. “In any negotiation, you want to be careful of what you say and how you say it.”

Are forming in your mind, but …. If you say this, or a number of other things, you’re unwittingly revealing information about yourself.

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Source: Fox News

Gregg Jarrett: Mueller's team knew 'dossier' kicking off Trump investigation was biased and defective

Friday 23:40 GMT

Prosecutors on Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team investigating alleged “collusion” between the Trump presidential campaign and Russia knew all along that the anti-Trump “dossier” compiled by former British spy Christopher Steele that fueled their probe was biased and likely phony.

Yet instead of investigating those individuals at the FBI and Justice Department who actively participated in the dossier fraud – as he should have done – Mueller hired several of them to investigate Trump.

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Source: The Week

Cancel the State of the Union — forever

Friday 20:00 GMT

The president "shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their Consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient," the Constitution says.

And House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's Wednesday move to postpone 2019's State of the Union address until President Trump agrees to end the partial government shutdown offers a rare opening for reform.

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Source: Global News

Justin and Hailey Bieber’s wedding: All the information we know so far

Friday 20:00 GMT

Formerly Baldwin — were officially married at a courthouse in September 2018 but next month they’re reportedly set to walk down the isle and throw a huge party with their friends and family in attendance.

WATCH BELOW: Justin Bieber makes out with new wife Hailey Baldwin during Leafs game. The TMZ report also claims that the wedding will take place during the weekend of March 1, which is also Justin’s 25th birthday.

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Source: DW

Norway forms first conservative majority government in 30 years

Saturday 02:25 GMT

Norway is getting its first non-socialist majority government since 1985," said Solberg, who has led Norway's Conservative Party since 2004. "We had tough negotiations," Solberg said, celebrating the deal alongside leaders of the Christian Democrats and her existing governing partners of the Progress Party and the Liberal Party.

The Conservative Party leader reached a deal with the Christian Democrats, agreeing to their demand for changes to Norway's abortion law.

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Source: Fox News

DOJ official Bruce Ohr shared intel from dossier author in 2016 with prosecutors now on Mueller team

Friday 02:25 GMT

Including senior FBI leadership and officials now assigned to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, Fox News has learned.

In a series of questions about his meetings with Steele, including one on July 30, 2016, and who he shared the information with, Fox News has confirmed the Ohr transcript stated: “Andy McCabe, yes and met with him and Lisa Page and provided information to him. The interview was part of the Republican-led House Oversight and Judiciary Committee probes.


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