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Huawei Canada executive leaves post as scrutiny of company grows

NEW YORK/OTTAWA (Reuters) – One of Huawei Canada’s top executives on Friday disclosed he was leaving his post after more than seven years with the Chinese telecommunications equipment maker, which is facing heightened scrutiny over security issues from Canada and its allies. FILE PHOTO: Huawei Canada Vice President of Corporate Affairs Scott Bradley stands outside after the B.C. Supreme Court bail hearing of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou, who was released on a $10 million bail in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada December 11, 2018. REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson Scott Bradley disclosed his departure…

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Advocacy group drafts U.S. privacy bill as effort grows to make law next year

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A consumer advocacy group backed by large American technology companies on Thursday unveiled a U.S. privacy bill that strictly limits collection of biometric and location information and calls for punishment by fines, as Congress weighs nationwide regulation to supersede new California rules. The Washington-based Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT) said it hopes members of Congress incorporate its proposal into a number of draft privacy bills they have begun to discuss in recent weeks. Many business groups, along with individual companies such as big CDT donors Alphabet…

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Grace Millane: ‘Concern grows’ for backpacker missing in New Zealand

Image copyright Millane Family Image caption Grace Millane turned 22 on Sunday, but has not replied to her family’s birthday messages Police searching for a British backpacker missing in New Zealand say concerns are growing for her safety. Grace Millane’s father is said to be on his way to the country, where his 22-year-old daughter vanished on Saturday. Miss Millane, from Essex, was last seen at Auckland’s Sky City complex and did not respond to messages on her birthday the following day. Det Insp Scott Beard, of Auckland City Police,…

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‘Enough excuses!’ France’s Le Maire grows impatient over GAFA tax

PARIS (Reuters) – Europe has talked long enough about whether to make internet giants like Google (GOOGL.O), Apple (AAPL.O) and Facebook (FB.O) pay more taxes and it is time for a decision, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Thursday. French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire arrives to attend the weekly cabinet meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, October 17, 2018. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes Le Maire said the blockage was purely political and that all technical questions surrounding how to impose a levy on revenues earned on online…

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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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Derby grandfather grows giant cucumber

Image caption The beast grown by Raghbir Singh Sanghera could be an Armenian cucumber, one expert suggested A grandfather in Derby says praying to his cucumber has helped it grow to a potential world-record size. Raghbir Singh Sanghera, who worked as a farmer in India before coming to the UK in 1991, grew the 51in (129.54cm) ribbed vegetable in his greenhouse. Mr Sanghera said the cucumber – whose species has not yet been determined – continues to grow in girth and length. The current Guinness World Record for the longest…

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Pandora reports smaller loss as paid subscriber base grows

(Reuters) – Pandora Media Inc (P.N) on Tuesday reported a smaller second-quarter loss compared with a year earlier, as the music streaming service signed up more paid subscribers. Net loss available to common stockholders narrowed to $99.5 million or 38 cents per share in the three months ended June 30, from $289.7 million or $1.20 cents per share a year earlier. Pandora’s revenue rose to $384.8 million from $376.8 million. Reporting by Vibhuti Sharma in Bengaluru; Editing by Sai Sachin Ravikumar Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles. Source link

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Migrant family separations: Republicans scramble as border crisis grows

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe sound of migrant children separated from parents Republicans are scrambling to draft a bill to address the growing outcry over the policy of separating migrant families at the US-Mexico border. US President Donald Trump told a group of House Republicans he would back any immigration bill they pass, a White House spokesman said. The Republican-controlled Congress is under pressure to curb the policy after it sparked widespread condemnation. But the president says it is necessary to curb illegal border crossing. “We…

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Uber trims losses and grows business, plans new stock sale

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Uber cut its losses almost in half and its ride bookings jumped 51 percent since one year ago, the Silicon Valley ride-services firm said on Wednesday, showing that months of scandal and retreating from overseas markets has not slowed its business. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Uber is pictured during the presentation of their new security measures in Mexico City, Mexico April 10, 2018. REUTERS/Ginnette Riquelme/File Photo Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] also reported a one-time gain of $2.5 billion, income that came largely from selling its…

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South Wales police Taser rethink as gang knife threat grows

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMatt Jukes shows BBC Wales some of the knives recovered by his officers in South Wales. All frontline police officers in south Wales could be armed with Tasers to face the increasing threat of gangs carrying knives. Chief Constable Matt Jukes said while stabbings were rare, officers in the force were being assaulted daily and only 10% carry the stun equipment. He said he wanted people to “think twice” before assaulting officers. But human rights groups said Tasers could kill and should…

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