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Facebook adviser criticises ‘lax’ child checks

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The app gave “nearly limitless access” to a teen’s device One of Facebook’s independent child safety advisers has criticised the firm over a scheme that gave it access to teenagers’ highly personal information, without taking more effort to verify their parents had given permission. Facebook said participating teens had provided signed parental consent forms. But tests by the BBC and others suggested youngsters could easily sign up without getting permission. Stephen Balkam said Facebook’s “rather lax approach” was very worrying. Facebook is still carrying…

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Google can limit ‘right to be forgotten’ to EU says top court adviser

FRANKFURT/PARIS (Reuters) – Google can limit the “right to be forgotten” to internet searches made in the European Union, an adviser to the bloc’s top court said on Thursday, backing an appeal by the U.S. search giant against a French fine. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Google is pictured during the Viva Tech start-up and technology summit in Paris, France, May 25, 2018. REUTERS/Charles Platiau European Court of Justice judges typically follow the advice of the advocate general, usually within two to four months, although they are not bound to…

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Google can limit right to be forgotten to EU: adviser to top court

LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) – Google and other search engines can limit the “right to be forgotten” to the European Union, an adviser to the bloc’s top court said on Thursday, in a case that has important implications for the territorial scope of EU law. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Google is pictured during the Viva Tech start-up and technology summit in Paris, France, May 25, 2018. REUTERS/Charles Platiau Under European Union law, individuals can request that a search engine remove certain links from its search results. If the request is approved,…

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Google can limit right to be forgotten to EU:EU court adviser

People line up outside the Hey Google booth during the 2019 CES in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. January 8, 2019. REUTERS/Steve Marcus LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) – Google and other search engines can limit the “right to be forgotten” to the European Union, an adviser to the European Union’s top court said on Thursday. The case is based on a legal battle between the U.S. internet giant and CNIL, a French agency responsible for ensuring data privacy. The latter said that people should be able to force Google to remove references to…

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Apple sales should pick up when U.S.-China strike trade deal: Trump adviser

The logo of Apple is seen at a store in Zurich, Switzerland January 3, 2019. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A sharp drop in Chinese economic growth will hit the profits of U.S. firms but sales by Apple Inc and other American companies should recover once Washington strikes a trade deal with Beijing, a senior White House adviser said on Thursday. “If we have a successful negotiation with China, then Apple’s sales and everybody else’s sales will recover,” White House Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers Kevin Hassett said…

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White House adviser: U.S.-China trade talks, Huawei arrest are separate

White House trade advisor Peter Navarro looks on as U.S. President Donald Trump participates in a roundtable discussion about trade in Duluth, Minnesota, U.S. June 20, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst WASHINGTON (Reuters) – White House trade adviser Peter Navarro on Friday said that the U.S. -China trade truce and the recent arrest of a top Huawei Technologies Co Ltd executive “are two separate events,” calling the timing of events a coincidence. Navarro, in an interview on CNN, also said if the United States and China could not come to an agreement…

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Mellanox working with adviser on potential sale: CNBC

The logo of Mellanox Technologies is seen at the company’s headquarters in Yokneam, in northern Israel July 26, 2016. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun (Reuters) – Chipmaker Mellanox Technologies Ltd has hired a financial adviser to explore a sale after receiving takeover interest from at least two companies, CNBC reported citing people familiar with the matter. The deal is not imminent and may not take place while talks are still at an early stage, according to the report. Mellanox did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Mellanox, which is based in…

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Alastair Cook: England selector Ed Smith wants ex-captain as adviser

Alastair Cook (left) with Ed Smith (centre) and England head coach Trevor Bayliss National selector Ed Smith says he wants England to continue to draw on Alastair Cook’s talent in the future. England’s all-time leading run-scorer is playing in his final Test match after quitting international cricket. But Cook, 33, will continue to play county cricket for Essex – and Smith believes he will be well placed to take a closer look at players. “It’ll be terrific for England cricket to tap into him as a resource,” he told BBC…

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SEC scrutiny of Tesla grows as Goldman hints at adviser role

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has sent subpoenas to Tesla Inc regarding Chief Executive Elon Musk’s plan to take the company private and his statement that funding was “secured,” Fox Business Network reported on Wednesday, citing sources. The electric carmaker’s shares fell as much as 4 percent but cut their losses after Goldman Sachs Group Inc said it was dropping equity coverage of Tesla because it is acting as a financial adviser on a matter related to the automaker. Investors viewed the Goldman statement as confirming…

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