Facebook suspends tens of thousands of apps in ongoing privacy investigation – Ars Technica

Facebook suspends tens of thousands of apps in ongoing privacy investigation – Ars Technica

Facebook—the social media company that has been under intense public criticism for not adequately safeguarding the personal information of its 2 billion users—has suspended tens of thousands of apps for a variety of violations, including improperly sharing private data. In a post published on Friday, Facebook VP of Product Partnerships Ime Archibong said the move […]

Africa’s climate crisis, conflict, and migration challenges – Brookings Institution

Africa’s climate crisis, conflict, and migration challenges – Brookings Institution

Links between the climate crisis and migration are intensifying in West Africa, where many people work in sectors vulnerable to climate-related extremes of weather and sea level rise. As climate change intensifies, it is threatening livelihoods, which fuels conflicts and compels people in the developing world northward, where, at least for the time being, conditions […]

US to send more troops to Middle East – NHK WORLD

US to send more troops to Middle East – NHK WORLD

US Defense Secretary Mark Esper says the United States will deploy additional troops and military equipment to the Middle East to bolster Saudi Arabia’s air defenses. He told a news conference on Friday that President Donald Trump approved the deployment. He added that all the evidence from the attacks on Saudi oil facilities points to […]

FIDE Chess World Cup: Dominguez, So, Svidler, Xiong Start With Losses – Chess.com

FIDE Chess World Cup: Dominguez, So, Svidler, Xiong Start With Losses – Chess.com

The first day of the FIDE World Cup fourth round saw four decisive games, all won by White: Jan-Krzysztof Duda beat Jeffery Xiong; Alexander Grischuk beat Leinier Dominguez; Maxime Vachier–Lagrave beat Peter Svidler and Nikita Vitiugov beat Wesley So. You can follow the games here as part of our live portal Chess.com/events. There is daily coverage by our Twitch partner, the Chessbrahs. GMs Yasser Seirawan, Eric Hansen and Aman Hambleton […]

Europe lead Team World 3-1 in Laver Cup – The Canberra Times

Europe lead Team World 3-1 in Laver Cup – The Canberra Times

sport, tennis Team Europe have taken a 3-1 lead over Team World on the first day of the Laver Cup after winning two of three singles matches and the doubles contest in front of a sellout crowd in Geneva. Dominic Thiem and Stefanos Tsitsipas won their singles matches before Roger Federer and Alexander Zverev teamed […]

Ryan Lochte To Compete on Celebrity Family Feud Sunday – SwimSwam

Ryan Lochte To Compete on Celebrity Family Feud Sunday – SwimSwam

Fresh off his January stint on Celebrity Big Brother, Olympian and current Olympic hopeful Ryan Lochte will appear on this Sunday’s episode of Celebrity Family Feud. Lochte was announced as part of the game-show’s fifth season over the summer. The ABC show pits celebrities and their families against each other in attempts to guess the most-common answers to a […]

Several dozen attend Facebook event to storm Area 51

Several dozen attend Facebook event to storm Area 51

Locals were expecting thousands of visitors after millions of people said they would attend on a Facebook event titled “Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us”. But fewer than a hundred people showed up in the Nevada desert on Friday morning, a site where conspiracy theorists claim the government is hiding proof of […]

Turkey proposed financial package for Paris climate deal – Hurriyet Daily News

Turkey proposed financial package for Paris climate deal – Hurriyet Daily News

European heavyweights France and Germany along with the United Nations and the World Bank have proposed a special “financial package” to Turkey in return for its ratification of the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change. As a reminder, Turkey signed the agreement on April 22, 2016 but has not ratified the agreement, which entered into […]

Huge asteroid that narrowly missed Earth ‘slipped through the net’, Nasa emails reveal – The Independent

Huge asteroid that narrowly missed Earth ‘slipped through the net’, Nasa emails reveal – The Independent

The largest asteroid to pass as close to the Earth in a century “slipped through” Nasa’s detection systems, internal emails reveal. Named 2019 OK by scientists, the asteroid nearly passed by undetected as it came five times closer to Earth than the moon, documents obtained by Buzzfeed via freedom of information requests revealed. It was […]