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Hundreds including Justin Trudeau expected to attend Humboldt Broncos crash vigil

Hundreds including Justin Trudeau expected to attend Humboldt Broncos crash vigil The bus collided with a semi-trailer truck at a rural intersection. Police said the crash took place at around 5.00 p.m., about 28 km north of the town of Tisdale, a trading centre in an overwhelmingly agricultural region. "Our whole community is in shock, we are grieving and we will continue to grieve throughout this ordeal as we try to work toward supporting each other". [Full Article...]

China tariffs on US soybeans will cause global disruption, Canada producers say

China tariffs on US soybeans will cause global disruption, Canada producers say In particular, a 25 percent tariff China has proposed implementing on soybeans it imports from the US has local producers nervous. That translates into "substantive instability in the world market". The price and volume of Canadian exports to China may increase a bit, but the price could fall in the domestic market and other markets, Davidson says. [Full Article...]

Third-Party Instagram Applications Are Being Limited In Wake Of Facebook Scandal

Third-Party Instagram Applications Are Being Limited In Wake Of Facebook Scandal Zuckerberg said Facebook came up with the 87 million figure by calculating the maximum number of friends that users could have had while Kogan's app was collecting data. Facebook users can opt out of seeing targeted ads, but cannot shut off ads altogether. Pages with large followings will also require verification, the chief exec said. [Full Article...]

Facebook to run only verified political ads ahead of elections in Pakistan

Facebook to run only verified political ads ahead of elections in Pakistan This may take some time and until this feature is ready, we will no longer be deleting any executives messages. People using our secret message feature in the encrypted version of Messenger have the ability to set a timer and have their messages automatically deleted. [Full Article...]

Facebook plans to let users 'unsend' messages, just like Zuckerberg

Facebook plans to let users 'unsend' messages, just like Zuckerberg Facebook is now apologizing for its latest mess, claiming that it's discussed this ability within its circles many times . She further said that when users allow people to delete messages arbitrarily, they lose transcript consistency, and when that happens cause-and-effect could get muddled or lost entirely. [Full Article...]

IPL 2018: Chennai Superkings back with a bang

IPL 2018: Chennai Superkings back with a bang Later, Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma brought out the IPL Trophy and reiterated his commitment to "The Spirit of Cricket " pledge. Chasing 166 to win, the Super Kings were dealt an early blow as Watson was caught by Lewis at long leg off the bowling of Hardik Pandya for 16. [Full Article...]

Reed pursuers retain distant hope of Masters miracle

Reed pursuers retain distant hope of Masters miracle McIlroy is three shots back, with the likes of Rickie Fowler (9 under), Spain's Jon Rahm (8 under) and Sweden's Henrik Stenson (7 under) still within striking distance. Mickelson wound up with a triple-bogey on No.1, then he bogeyed the par-5 second hole. Spieth recovered with by making two birdies over the last six holes, but it wasn't enough. [Full Article...]

Trump threatens additional $100bn in tariffs against China

Trump threatens additional $100bn in tariffs against China White House officials have suggested throughout the week that talks with the Chinese could help resolve trade issues between the two countries. Trump tweeted that China gets "tremendous perks and advantages" at the World Trade Organisation because it is considered a developing nation. [Full Article...]

New Facebook feature coming up - Unsend messages you sent earlier

New Facebook feature coming up - Unsend messages you sent earlier Sandberg spoke out during an interview on NBC's Today programme, where she was probed over Facebook's failure to protect user data. If the goal of Facebook's security team was to keep a hacker from accessing the accounts of executives and therefore all of their messages, they could have merely been deleted on their side the way any Facebook user is free to do, without them disappearing from th... [Full Article...]

Apple reportedly developing gesture controls, curved screens for iPhones ars_ab.settitle(1287905)

Apple reportedly developing gesture controls, curved screens for iPhones ars_ab.settitle(1287905) Apple has always found new ways to make its product stand out from the crowd. Co-founder Steve Jobs popularised the mouse in the early 1980s. Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Air Gestures have been around since the launch of the Galaxy S4. This new feature could integrate well with the already existing 3D Touch feature that senses the pressure of touch input. [Full Article...]

Apple is working on new touchless controls for its upcoming iPhones

Apple is working on new touchless controls for its upcoming iPhones According to a new report , the company is supposedly working on new hover gestures that would let users control their iPhones without touching the screen . However, it was later discarded by the company due to lack of interest among consumers. If you have any iPhone model that's older than those listed the then it's £0 within warranty/Apple Care + or £79 outside of warranty. [Full Article...]

Soybean tariff could hurt already fragile local ag industry

Soybean tariff could hurt already fragile local ag industry The price and volume of Canadian exports to China may increase a bit, but the price could fall in the domestic market and other markets, Davidson says. "And you can't hardly grow beans for that just because the production costs have gone up so much", Thiesse said. "I would expect that there would be a shift to markets that don't have tariffs". [Full Article...]

Patrick Reed storms into Masters lead, Tiger Woods just makes cut

Patrick Reed storms into Masters lead, Tiger Woods just makes cut Reed and Leishman will be the final pairing Saturday, scheduled to tee off at 2:30 p.m. Tiger Woods , meanwhile, made his first birdie on the par-3 sixth. "The way that I hit it is the way that I pictured it", he said of the chip. Woods bogeyed the first hole. "I believe that if I play the golf that I know how to play, that I can win majors". [Full Article...]

Facebook says it should have audited Cambridge Analytica

Facebook says it should have audited Cambridge Analytica Facebook told TechCrunch that it had deleted the messages as a corporate security measure after the Sony hack revealed just how damaging seemingly innocuous messages can look when revealed to the public. We did so in full compliance with our legal obligations to preserve messages. CEO Mark Zuckerberg would testify before Congress regarding the failure of his company to prevent Cambri... [Full Article...]

Poacher Salman Khan gets bail

Poacher Salman Khan gets bail If the actor is not granted bail , he will have to spend the weekend in the Jodhpur Central Jail, where he has already spent two nights as Qaidi No. Actor's fans assembled in front of the court from morning are jumping with joy over his release from jail. In another development, Magistrate Dev Kumar Khatri , who had sentenced Khan to five years in jail , has also been replaced by another ma... [Full Article...]

Facebook announces advertisers running political, issue ads must be verified

Facebook announces advertisers running political, issue ads must be verified One week ago, the groups urged the FTC to reopen a 2009 investigation of Facebook, arguing that the disclosure of user data to Cambridge Analytica violated the 2011 order, which barred Facebook from "making misrepresentations about the privacy or security of consumers' personal information". [Full Article...]

Facebook secretly deleted messages Mark Zuckerberg sent on Messenger

Facebook secretly deleted messages Mark Zuckerberg sent on Messenger Of more interest will be the impact of changes that Facebook will be making to the platform and what skeletons they might dig up from reviewing the now approved integrations. Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook's founder and CEO, is scheduled to testify before Congress Wednesday in relation to the Cambridge Analytica scandal . Sandberg said Facebook has launched an investigation and audit to determine ... [Full Article...]

Tampa police arrest man in connection with road rage murder

Tampa police arrest man in connection with road rage murder Both drivers involved stopped their cars and got out - when one of them approached the other with a knife. Police said the driver of the BMW got out of his auto and assaulted 56-year-old Gilbert Serna as he sat in the passenger seat of the truck. [Full Article...]

NBC Grills Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg Over Slow Response to Privacy Breach

The social network confirmed the idea had been discussed but had been "paused" while the company dealt with its privacy crisis. Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg is going on an apology tour as the social networking giant continues to face fallout over the leak of Facebook user information to data consulting firm Cambridge Analytica . [Full Article...]

Facebook to require verification for political ads

Facebook to require verification for political ads But it wasn't until the Cambridge Analytica story - reported by the New York Times, the Guardian, the UK Observer and Britain's Channel 4 - coupled with pressure from lawmakers and a drop in Facebook's stock price that the policy changes were announced . [Full Article...]


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