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Read Mark Zuckerberg’s Blog Post on His ‘Privacy-Focused Vision’ for Facebook

[Read our analysis of Mr. Zuckerberg’s post.]A Privacy-Focused Vision for Social NetworkingMy focus for the last couple of years has been understanding and addressing the biggest challenges facing Facebook. This means taking positions on important issues concerning the future of the internet. In this note, I’ll outline our vision and principles around building a privacy-focused messaging and social networking platform. There’s a lot to do here, and we’re committed to working openly and consulting with experts across society as we develop this.•••Over the last 15 years, Facebook and Instagram have helped people connect with friends, communities, and interests in the digital equivalent of a town square. But…

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Democrats bar Fox News from televising debates after reported Trump ties

A Fox News channel sign is seen at the News Corporation building in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., June 15, 2018. REUTERS/Eduardo MunozWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Democratic National Committee on Wednesday said it will not allow Fox News to televise any of its candidates’ political debates through 2020, citing a report this week on the conservative media network’s ties to U.S. President Donald Trump. “Recent reporting in the New Yorker on the inappropriate relationship between President Trump, his administration and Fox News has led me to conclude that the network is not in a position to host a fair and neutral debate…

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Long before Trump’s trade war with China, Huawei’s activities were secretly tracked

(Reuters) - The surprise arrest of Huawei’s chief financial officer in December quickly turned the executive, Meng Wanzhou, into a central figure in a trade war between two economic superpowers. FILE PHOTO: A researcher works at a laboratory inside the headquarters of the Chinese telecommunications equipment and smartphone maker Huawei in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China March 6, 2019. REUTERS/Yuyang Wang U.S. President Donald Trump told Reuters he would consider intervening in her case - a potential action he alluded to again two weeks ago - if it would help close a trade deal with China. But U.S. probes of Huawei Technologies Co Ltd for allegedly evading U.S.…

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Wall Street eyes third day of losses as healthcare sector weighs

(Reuters) - Wall Street’s three main indexes were on track to record their third session of losses as healthcare stocks fell and investors booked profits after a stellar run in equities this year. FILE PHOTO: Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., March 4, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermidThe S&P 500 has risen about 11 percent so far this year on optimism that the United States and China will soon end their bitter trade row and the Federal Reserve will be less aggressive in raising interest rates. A strong start to the week after a report that the two sides…

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Democrats’ Twitter war: Should U.S. borrow a lot, or a whole lot?

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Twitter may not be the best place to decide the future of the U.S. economy. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) hold a news conference for their proposed "Green New Deal" to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions in 10 years, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S. February 7, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan ErnstBut square off a Nobel laureate and a former U.S. Treasury chief against a firebrand professor from a state university in New York, and an otherwise obscure debate over “modern monetary theory,” or MMT, becomes a center ring battle over how the Democratic Party should shape economic…

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Tech We’re Using: Where a TV Pro Goes for Video When YouTube Just Won’t Do

How do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives? Liz Day, a senior story editor for The Times’s new television show, “The Weekly,” discussed the tech she’s using.“The Weekly” is something new that’s coming from The Times. What should we know about it?It’s The Times’s most ambitious TV project ever: a 30-minute documentary show, premiering in June, that will air on FX on Sunday nights and then stream on Hulu. We’re taking great reporting from the Times newsroom and bringing it to TV for a new audience. You should tune in.You’ve also worked at ProPublica and “Last Week Tonight With…

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Ghosn very affected by time in prison, lawyer says

PARIS (Reuters) - Ousted Renault-Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn has been very affected by the 107 days he spent in a Tokyo prison, his French lawyer Francois Zimeray said on RTL radio station on Wednesday. “His detention was very long, and very tough,” his lawyer said, adding Ghosn had to sleep with the light on, for example. Ghosn now wanted to spend time with his family, he said. Ghosn, who faces financial misconduct charges, walked out of prison earlier on Wednesday slipping past reporters in a face mask. He denounced the charges as “meritless”. Reporting by Mathieu Rosemain; Editing by Sarah WhiteOur Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.

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Tesla Swerves on Strategy, Trailed by Growing Doubts

Tesla’s sleek stores embodied its green vision for upending the transportation and energy business: a one-stop shop for electric cars, solar panels and battery storage. Less than three months ago, the company announced 11 new store locations across the country.Now Tesla is in retreat, shuttering most of its stores in a bid to cut costs. The move signaled the broader vulnerabilities of an upstart that for a time was the most highly valued American car company.A spate of price cuts in the United States points to a slowdown in sales, and the company says it is currently making cars for Europe and China only. But plans to…

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EU says ‘difficult’ Brexit talks unlikely to yield swift deal

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Talks with Britain on amending its divorce deal with the European Union have made no headway and no swift solution is in sight, EU officials said on Wednesday, a week before British lawmakers must vote on the plan to avoid a chaotic Brexit. FILE PHOTO: British Prime Minister Theresa May speaks at the European Council headquarters in Brussels, Belgium February 7, 2019. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir/File PhotoDiplomats said talks in Brussels on Tuesday led by British Prime Minister Theresa May’s chief lawyer, Geoffrey Cox, failed to find common ground, with barely over three weeks to go before Britain’s scheduled departure on March 29. At the heart…

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Tech Fix: This Tech Makes D.I.Y. Key Duplication Easy. Maybe Too Easy.

SAN FRANCISCO — A yellow booth with a screen caught my attention on a recent grocery trip. A blue ring on the contraption glowed, luring me toward it.This was no lottery ticket machine — it was a kiosk for duplicating keys from a company called KeyMe. And it was for copying not just ordinary keys but also special ones, including digital access cards and the high-security Medeco key that I use to get into my apartment building.My apartment complex typically charges $100 for a copy of this key, which is an advanced physical key that is difficult to reproduce. KeyMe offered to mail a duplicate to me…

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