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Worst passwords of 2018 revealed, '123456' retains top spot

Worst passwords of 2018 revealed, '123456' retains top spot On Dec. 12, password manager Dashlane released its third annual list of the " Worst Password Offenders ", and Kanye West came in first place for protecting his smartphone with a combination of six zeros. If you are using a weak password , we recommend you to change it as hacking has become more rampant with every passing year. He expressed concern as despite big incidents like the Marriott... [Full Article...]

Renault keeps Carlos Ghosn at wheel after probe finds no pay wrongdoing

Renault keeps Carlos Ghosn at wheel after probe finds no pay wrongdoing The Renault directors' preliminary conclusion is that the auto boss's compensation was in "compliance with applicable law" as well as with the recommendations of the French corporate governance code. After a months-long investigation by the company, Ghosn was charged Monday for understating his income by $43 million. Ghosn and Kelly are suspected of violating the Financial Instruments and Exchan... [Full Article...]

'Yellow vest' protests spread to the Netherlands

'Yellow vest' protests spread to the Netherlands While sparked by Macron's regressive fuel tax increase, which would mean 200 euros per month for workers travelling long distances to work by auto, the "Yellow Vest" protests are being driven by far broader issues of deep social anger, in France and internationally, over decades of austerity against the working class, tax cuts for the rich, the impoverishment of the population and concentration ... [Full Article...]

China's Tencent Music jumps 11 percent in USA debut

China's Tencent Music jumps 11 percent in USA debut This company was merged with Tencent Music, creating the company that has been floated on the stock exchange this week, it said . A little more than half of the shares are being offered by the company, with the remainder being offered by shareholders. [Full Article...]

Johnson & Johnson Knew for Decades About Asbestos in Products

Johnson & Johnson Knew for Decades About Asbestos in Products But Reuters claimed it examined internal reports, company memos, and other confidential documents from lawyers of some of the 11,700 plaintiffs who claimed J&J's baby power caused cancer from at least 1971 until the 2000s. While most people exposed never develop cancer; for some, even small amounts of asbestos are enough to trigger the disease years later. The company also said Baby Powder w... [Full Article...]

This is Why Most iPhones Will No Longer Be Available in China

This is Why Most iPhones Will No Longer Be Available in China Chipmaker Qualcomm is asking courts in China to ban sales of Apple's latest iPhone models XS and XR after winning a preliminary injunction against older models, the company confirmed on Thursday. Apple, which has filed a request for consideration, argues the decision harms China's interests by potentially raising the royalties and fees that phonemakers pay Qualcomm. [Full Article...]

Japanese Telecom Companies Reject Huawei as Supplier for 5G Network

Japanese Telecom Companies Reject Huawei as Supplier for 5G Network SoftBank Group Corp , Japan's thrd largest telecom company, will take several options into account. The exclusion applies to current equipment and next-generation 5G equipment, Kyodo reported without citing sources. Menpad may be the first Chinese corporation to announce measures to support Huawei, which has been rocked by the arrest in Canada of its chief financial officer , who stands acc... [Full Article...]

Tampons could unravel inside body — RECALL ALERT

Tampons could unravel inside body — RECALL ALERT Kotex has several other types of tampons that are not affected by the recall, the release noted. A small number of consumers have reported infections, vaginal irritation , localized vaginal injury and other symptoms, which has led to the voluntary recall. [Full Article...]

'Mexico Is Paying for the Wall' in New Trade Agreement

'Mexico Is Paying for the Wall' in New Trade Agreement One of them, Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer, taunted Trump over his Mexico claim on Thursday. The statement then goes on to boast about how excited the DHS is about building the wall, while also touting the supposed wall's height as unprecedented in American history. [Full Article...]

Apple unveils plan for $1 bn campus in Texas, US expansion

Apple unveils plan for $1 bn campus in Texas, US expansion Apple said it plans to invest $10 billion in U.S. data centers over the next five years, including $4.5 billion this year and next. This second office would add 5,000 more employees, with the potential to add another 10,000 on top of that, making the company Austin's largest employer. [Full Article...]

China moves to remove extra tariffs on USA auto imports

China moves to remove extra tariffs on USA auto imports In a meeting with Reuters, Trump said talks were occurring with Beijing by telephone and he would not raise taxes on Chinese imports until the point when he was certain about an arrangement. CST (1430 GMT) on Thursday. China, led by President Xi Jinping, has been accused of engaging in unfair trade practices. This month in Argentina, U.S. [Full Article...]

Human heart left on Southwest plane forces pilot to turn around

Human heart left on Southwest plane forces pilot to turn around The heart, which had been on an earlier flight from Sacramento to Seattle , was not removed from the plane as it should have been. A Southwest spokesman said it was "absolutely necessary" to get the cargo back "as quickly as possible". Dr. Andrew Gottschalk, who was onboard the delayed flight, described the incident as a " horrific story of gross negligence ". The human heart that missed a conn... [Full Article...]

Will uphold credibility and autonomy: Shaktikanta Das, new RBI Governor

Will uphold credibility and autonomy: Shaktikanta Das, new RBI Governor The rating agency said the full implications of Dr. Patel's resignation will only become clearer once there is some indication of the RBI's policy approach under new Governor Shaktikanta Das . Shaktikanta Das will be the first bureaucrat to head the central bank in nearly five years. On his first day in office as the 25th Governor of the RBI, Shaktikanta Das on Wednesday spoke about upholdin... [Full Article...]

Rural Kansans respond to farm bill awaiting president's signature

Rural Kansans respond to farm bill awaiting president's signature Legalized industrial hemp has been a longstanding goal for its advocates, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who helped secure the provisions in the farm bill, saying even under the old, limited rules, his home state of Kentucky saw a $16 million boost to its economy from hemp a year ago. [Full Article...]

Oil Prices to Rise to $70 Per Barrel After Oil Production Cut

Oil Prices to Rise to $70 Per Barrel After Oil Production Cut U.S. crude stockpiles fell by 1.2 million barrels in the week to December 7, the U.S. Energy Information Administration said, smaller than the draw reported by industry group the American Petroleum Institute on Tuesday and less than half the draw of 3 million barrels analysts had forecast. [Full Article...]

Australian Competition Watchdog Concerned Over Growing Market Power of Facebook, Google

Australian Competition Watchdog Concerned Over Growing Market Power of Facebook, Google Since both Google and Facebook have "substantial" market power, these media giants may affect Australian businesses' ability to monetize content, the ACCC added. The moves are created to challenge a transparency issue in how the online platforms rank content, allowing them to unfairly favour businesses with which they have commercial relationships with. [Full Article...]

May heads to Netherlands, Germany in bid to save Brexit deal

May heads to Netherlands, Germany in bid to save Brexit deal The votes will be counted immediately afterwards and an announcement made on Wednesday evening. May vowed to fight for the leadership of her party and the country "with everything I've got", and spent the day holed up in the House of Commons trying to win over enough lawmakers to secure victory. [Full Article...]

Google CEO Hammered by Members of Congress on China Censorship Plan

Google CEO Hammered by Members of Congress on China Censorship Plan At a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Tuesday , Google CEO Sundar Pichai was asked some hard questions. Republicans argued that Google Search favors liberal/progressive information rather than conservative viewpoints, but Pichai said that this isn't the case. [Full Article...]

Huawei CFO back in court Tuesday for third day of bail hearing

Huawei CFO back in court Tuesday for third day of bail hearing But a ministry spokesman, Lu Kang, said Wang was referring to cases of all Chinese overseas, including Meng. "We are looking forward to moving forward to China", she said after the B.C. Canadian Crown prosecutor John Gibb-Carsley has asked for bail to be denied, saying Meng faces serious criminal accusations of fraud and poses a flight risk. [Full Article...]

Gold Dips Despite Safe Haven Appeal - Theresa May Calls off MPs' Vote

Gold Dips Despite Safe Haven Appeal - Theresa May Calls off MPs' Vote May is thought to be trying to convince MPs to back her deal by suggesting the Northern Ireland backstop - the main item they object to - could be modified. "They also agreed that preparations for a "no deal" outcome should intensify", it said. "I will discuss with them the clear concerns that this House has expressed", she said. [Full Article...]


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