India's No. 1 Affordable Computer Franchise (ISO Certified, Govt. Approved) | Get approval in 10 Hours. For Inquiries: CALL +91-9774064470

Facebook Unveils Redesign as It Tries to Move Past Privacy Scandals

MENLO PARK, Calif. — Mark Zuckerberg declared in March that he planned to shift Facebook away from being a public town square and to private communications. Now, the chief executive is rolling out the first in a series of changes to achieve that.On Tuesday at its annual developer conference, Facebook unveiled a redesign of its mobile app and desktop site. The revisions add new features to promote group-based communications instead of News Feed, where people publicly post a cascade of messages and status updates.With the changes, users can more easily message one another and share news and other items with members of private groups on the site,…

Continue Reading

Venezuela’s Guaido calls for uprising but military remains loyal to Maduro for now

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido on Tuesday made his strongest call yet to the military to help him oust President Nicolas Maduro, although there was little sign of defection from the armed forces leadership and isolated clashes fizzled out. Several dozen armed troops accompanying Guaido clashed with soldiers supporting Maduro at a rally in Caracas early on Tuesday, while large anti-government protests in the streets turned violent. But an uneasy peace had returned by Tuesday afternoon and there did not appear to be signs of an immediate attempt by the opposition to take power through military force. Officials from U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration…

Continue Reading

GE cautious as profit rises, cash burn slows; shares, bonds rise

(Reuters) - General Electric Co said on Tuesday it generated more profit and lost less cash than expected in the first quarter, suggesting an improving outlook under its new leader that sent its shares and bonds higher. New Chief Executive Larry Culp cautioned, however, that the results stemmed largely from the timing of payments to suppliers and from customers, and did not alter GE’s financial outlook for the year. “One quarter is a data point not a trend,” Culp said on a conference call with analysts. GE’s profit from continuing operations more than tripled as sales rose in GE’s aviation, oil and gas, and healthcare units. At…

Continue Reading

Crown Prince Naruhito poised to become Japan’s next emperor

TOKYO (Reuters) - Crown Prince Naruhito, known as an earnest man with a passion for water conservation, is poised to become Japan’s next emperor on Wednesday, a day after his father gave up the throne in the country’s first abdication in two centuries. Japan's Emperor Akihito, Empress Michiko and his royal family members including Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako attend a ritual called Taiirei-Seiden-no-gi, a ceremony for the Emperor's abdication, at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Japan April 30, 2019. Japan Pool/Pool via REUTERS Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko stepped down on Tuesday after three decades as the nation’s top royals in a brief, simple…

Continue Reading

Nasdaq retreats as Alphabet falls but Apple gains after hours

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Nasdaq fell on Tuesday as shares of Google-parent Alphabet tumbled following a revenue miss and Apple dropped, though the S&P 500 eked out another record closing high. Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., April 30, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermidAll three major indexes posted their best monthly percentage gains since January, wrapping up a month that brought the S&P 500 and Nasdaq back to record-high territory and helped to restore investors’ belief in the decade-long bull run. A less-worse-than-expected earnings season, positive economic data and hints of progress in U.S.-China trade talks have helped…

Continue Reading

Accused California synagogue gunman faces murder, arson charges in court

SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - A 19-year-old man accused of killing one worshipper and wounding three others in a shooting spree in a California synagogue appeared in court on Tuesday to face murder and attempted-murder charges in an attack prosecutors are treating as a hate crime. John Earnest, arrested shortly after Saturday’s bloodshed at the Chabad of Poway synagogue north of San Diego, has also been charged with one count of arson on a house of worship stemming from a nearby mosque that was set on fire in March. Appearing for a brief proceeding in San Diego County Superior Court on Tuesday afternoon, Earnest wore dark-rimmed glasses, his…

Continue Reading

Global stocks edge up as S&P 500 erases early losses; euro firms

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Global equity markets edged higher on Tuesday as the Dow and S&P 500 indexes erased early lows caused by weak Chinese business surveys and a tumble in shares of Google parent Alphabet, while the euro strengthened on the heels of data that showed euro zone growth topped expectations. A trader works on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., April 30, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermidShares of Alphabet dropped 7.8%, making it the biggest drag on both the S&P 500 and Nasdaq indexes a day after both hit record highs, as the company reported its slowest revenue growth in…

Continue Reading

U.S. cyber spies unmasked many more American identities in 2018: U.S. report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. cyber spies last year unmasked the identities of nearly 17,000 U.S. citizens or residents who were in contact with foreign intelligence targets, a sharp increase from previous years attributed partly to hacking and other malicious cyber activity, according to a U.S. government report released on Tuesday. The unmasking of American citizens’ identities swept up in U.S. electronic espionage became a sensitive issue after U.S. government spying on communications traffic expanded sharply following the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks and started sweeping up Americans’ data. The report by the U.S. Director of National Intelligence (DNI) said that in 2018 cyber spies at the National Security…

Continue Reading

Guaido vs Maduro: Who is backing whom in Venezuela?

(Reuters) - Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido is attempting to oust socialist President Nicolas Maduro. In January he invoked the constitution to assume an interim presidency, arguing that Maduro’s re-election in 2018 was illegitimate. FILE PHOTO: A combination photo of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido (L) and Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro (R). REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins/File PhotoOn Tuesday Guaido made his strongest call yet to the military to help him, and violence broke out at anti-government protests as the country hit a new crisis point after years of political and economic chaos. Following is a list of who supports whom in the OPEC member country’s escalating crisis: SUPPORTERS…

Continue Reading

Sri Lanka’s President Lifts Ban on Social Media

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Sri Lanka’s president on Tuesday called for the “immediate” lifting of a temporary ban on several social media networks, a clampdown that had been intended to prevent the spread of misinformation after devastating suicide bombings on Easter.The restrictions, which were put into place quickly after attacks at three churches and three high-end hotels killed more than 250 people in Sri Lanka, reflected increasing global concern about the role that American-owned networks play in spreading hate speech and inciting communal violence.In a statement following President Maithripala Sirisena’s decision, the government called on the public “to use social media responsibly even though the ban is…

Continue Reading