Saturday, 16 October 2021


Facebook loses first round in suit over storing bio-metric data

Facebook Inc (FB.O) lost the first round in a court fight against some of its users who sued the social networking company, alleging it “unlawfully” collected and stored users’ biometric data derived from their faces in photographs. The judge presiding over the case in a California federal court on Thursday ...

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Mayor Sadiq Khan Reassures EU Citizens They Are Welcome

London Mayor Sadiq Khan sought to reassure European Union citizens they are welcome in the U.K. capital after a surge in incidents of racism since Britain voted to leave the 28-nation bloc last month. Khan called a meeting of ambassadors of the 10 EU nations with the largest number of ...

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Karzai invites Pakistani businessmen to invest in Afghanistan

Former Afghan president Hamid Karzai has invited Pakistani businessmen to explore the Afghan market, which offers tremendous opportunities to foreign investors. He said Afghanistan has the lowest taxes in the region and the Pakistani investors will get land free of cost. He was talking to a visiting business delegation led ...

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Polio to be eradicated in Pakistan by 2017, predicts Bill Gates

Bill Gates said Wednesday that “with any luck” polio will be eradicated by 2017 in the last two countries where it remains active, Pakistan and Afghanistan. The Microsoft founder, who has donated billions to fight global diseases, was speaking in Doha at the official announcement of a $50 million donation ...

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Tesco Says Crisis Over As Profits Return

Tesco boss Dave Lewis has said he led the business out of crisis after it swung to an annual pre-tax profit of £162m following a record loss of £6.33bn a year ago. Britain’s biggest supermarket hailed “significant progress” in its turnaround as it published annual results for the year to ...

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Osborne warns of “dangerous cocktail” of threats for 2016

Chancellor George Osborne warned on Thursday that the economy faced a “dangerous cocktail” of threats from abroad and he urged against complacency after two years of solid growth. Osborne, whom Prime Minister David Cameron has named as a possible successor, said in a new year’s message that Britain faced headwinds ...

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