Canadian data firm ‘spent 2m dollars’ on Facebook adverts about Brexit

Belfast Telegraph | 2018-04-26

A Canadian data firm employed by multiple Brexit campaign groups spent 2 million dollars (£1.4 million) on political adverts on Facebook targeting the EU referendum, an executive from the social media giant has told MPs. Mike Schroepfer, Facebook’s chief technical officer, said Aggregate IQ spent...

Google ramps up Gmail privacy controls in major update

Moneycontrol | 2018-04-26

Google today ramped up privacy controls in a Gmail overhaul, aiming first at businesses that use its suite of workplace tools hosted in the internet cloud. The "all new" Gmail is available to the more than four million businesses that pay for G Suite services. PTI @moneycontrolcom Google today...

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Facebook revenue beats estimates as ad sales continue to grow despite Cambridge Analytica scandal

Hindustan Times | 2018-04-26

Facebook Inc. has been embroiled in one controversy after another. But ad sales are near records and users keep flocking to the social network. First-quarter revenue rose 49% to $11.97 billion, beating the $11.4 billion average analyst projection, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. In a...

Asian shares follow Wall Street lower as US bond yields top 3%

Business Day | 2018-04-25

TokyoAsian shares fell on Wednesday as a rise in US bond yields to 3% and warnings from bellwether US companies of higher costs drove fear that corporate earnings could soon peak. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan dropped 0.7% to its lowest in almost three weeks, with...

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Beware, your smartphone could affect your heart rate: Here's what you can do

The Times of India | 2018-04-26

HYDERABAD: Beware! Your mobile phone could affect your heart rate variability (HRV) and significantly change your average heart beat intervals, warn a team of city researchers. HRV is a measurement of variability between two successive heart beats, and determines the cardiovascular condition of a...

Ways to eat healthy while travelling

Mid Day | 2018-04-25

Representational picture While travelling, you often tend to binge on unhealthy snacks. You can remain healthy by eating nuts and dried fruits, canned fish, peanut butter and anything local in small potions, suggest experts. Chaahat Jain, founder at CJ's Fresh, and chef Sarah Todd have listed a few...

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Japanese Finance Giant SBI Invests In Regulated ICO Platform Templum

WorldNews.com | 2018-04-26

CoinTelegraph reported Thursday SBI Holdings, the Japanese financial services giant, has invested in fintech company Templum, which focuses on offering regulated securities token offerings, a news release published Wednesday said. According to the report, SBI Holding’s investment concluded a...

BBVA Issues $91 Million Loan Using Two Blockchains

WorldNews.com | 2018-04-26

BBVA, the Spanish banking giant, has completed a pilot program issuing a €75 million ($91 million) corporate loan using two different blockchain technologies, CoinDesk reported. The bank’s latest venture into the technology focuses entirely on the issuance process, including negotiation of terms and...

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Virat Kohli the Only Indian in Forbes 100 Richest Athletes List

Yahoo Daily News | 2018-04-22

Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli is the only sportsperson from the country to feature among the world's 100 highest paid athletes in the latest Forbes list topped by soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo. Kohli, 28, has been ranked 89th on the 2017 Forbes list of 'The World's Highest Paid Athletes' with a...

Nishikori fights back to beat Berdych

Supersport | 2018-04-16

Japan's Kei Nishikori fought back from a set down to see off Czech 12th seed Tomas Berdych on Monday and reach the Monte Carlo Masters second round. In a battle of two former Grand Slam finalists, Nishikori raced through the final two sets to progress with a 4-6, 6-2, 6-1...

Fulham's billionaire owner in bid to buy Wembley as FA confirm offer

Yahoo Daily News | 2018-04-26

The Football Association has confirmed it has received an offer for Wembley Stadium. The bid has come from Shahid Khan, the billionaire owner of Fulham and NFL franchise the Jacksonville Jaguars. The offer is claimed to total as much as £800 million, although the FA has...

Real Madrid win away leg vs Bayern Munich in Champions League semi-final

Hindustan Times | 2018-04-26

Real Madrid moved a step closer to a third straight Champions League title after substitute Marco Asensio hit the winner in a 2-1 semi-final, first-leg victory at Bayern Munich on Wednesday. The 22-year-old came off the bench to finish a counter-attack and complete the holders’ comeback win,...

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Pakistan says Indian fire kills 2 villagers in Kashmir

The World | 2018-04-26

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's Foreign Ministry says Indian troops have fired across the frontier between the two countries in the disputed Kashmir region, killing...

International conference to combat terror financing in Paris

TDN | 2018-04-26

PARIS (AP) — Ministers from more than 70 countries are discussing ways to combat financing for the Islamic State group and Al-Qaida at an international...

Kanye West Steps Out in a 'Make America Great Again' Cap Despite Backlash Over Pro-Trump Tweets

Yahoo Daily News | 2018-04-26

More He continued, “If your friend jumps off the bridge you don’t have to do the same. Ye being Ye is a fight for you to be you. For people in my life the idea...

12 kids killed in India when train hit school minibus

A train crashed into a school van at an ungated railroad crossing in...

Pompeo's nomination opposed for remarks on Indians, Muslims

Deccan Chronicle | 2018-04-26

Washington: The nomination of Mike Pompeo, the CIA Director, for the US secretary of state was on Wednesday opposed by Democrats as they raked up his remarks on...

The sadism of white men: why America must atone for its lynchings

The Guardian | 2018-04-26

The new National Memorial for Peace and Justice – along with the related Legacy Museum – aims to shine a light on America’s history of enforcing white supremacy...

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The Washington Post | 2018-04-26

Q&A on the Democrat's big idea: A job creation program

The Democrats are starting to think big about how to help people who have been left behind, even at...

The Washington Post | 2018-04-26

President Trump has disrupted his own ability to govern

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Al Jazeera | 2018-04-26

The problems of African photographers

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Medialens | 2018-04-26

Douma: Part 2 - 'It Just Doesn't Ring True'

Jonathan Freedland's 'committed denialists and conspiracists', and Paul Mason's victims of Putin's...