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Google faces $5 billion lawsuit over tracking users in incognito mode

Google is facing a $5 billion class action lawsuit over tracking Chrome users — even in incognito mode. The lawsuit, which was filed in the federal court in San Jose, California on Tuesday, accuses the company of collecting information about what people view and what pages they visit online despite claiming incognito mode is private, Reuters reports. The complaint further alleges gathering data through Google Analytics, Google Ad Manager, and various mobile apps helps the company learn about use...
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Coronavirus frustrates #Saudi women's push for financial independence - Reuters

Coronavirus frustrates Saudi women's push for financial independence - Reuters:Abeer al-Howayan despaired of ever working after spending eight years trying to find a job that would put her chemistry degree to use in the Saudi Arabian town of Al Ula.She eventually abandoned her scientific ambitions and turned to selling homemade cakes, before she was chosen last year for a government training programme to support a $20 billion flagship tourism project in the kingdom’s northwestern region.The 31-y...
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Oil prices fall on doubts over output cuts, surging U.S. diesel inventories - Reuters

Oil prices fall on doubts over output cuts, surging U.S. diesel inventories - Reuters:Oil prices dropped on Thursday, reversing gains in the previous session, on concern over whether major crude producers will be able to agree to extend record output cuts, heightened by worries over a huge build in U.S. distillate inventories.Brent crude LCOc1 futures fell 1.18%, or 47 cents, to $39.32 a barrel as of 0652 GMT, while U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude CLc1 futures slid 1.80%, or 67 cents, t...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Opec, Reuters, Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, U S West Texas Intermediate WTI, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


US new weekly jobless claims seen falling below 2 million

Thursday's report would suggest the worst is over for the labor market
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U.S. dollar's shine fading, but risk high of rush to safe havens - Reuters poll

A fading of the U.S. dollar's allure will continue as global funding strains ease, but a majority of analysts polled by Reuters said there was a high risk that the U.S.-China trade standoff will renew safe-haven bets in the next six months.
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Google and Walmart establish dominance in India’s mobile payments market as WhatsApp Pay struggles to launch

In India, it’s Google and Walmart-owned PhonePe that are racing neck-and-neck to be the top player in the mobile payments market, while Facebook remains mired in a regulatory maze for WhatsApp Pay’s rollout. In May, more than 75 million users transacted on Google Pay app, ahead of PhonePe’s 60 million users, people familiar with the companies’ figures told TechCrunch. More than 10 million users transact on SoftBank -backed Paytm’s app everyday, according to internal data seen by...
Tags: Google, Android, Facebook, Uber, Apps, Mark Zuckerberg, Asia, India, Softbank, Tech, Walmart, Whatsapp, Credit Suisse, Alipay, Payments, Zomato


Germany Bans Digital Doppelganger Passport Photos

Germany will outlaw the morphing of passport photos, in which pictures of two people are digitally combined, making it possible to assign multiple identities to a single document. Reuters reports: Morphing can trick artificial intelligence used at passport control into recognizing different individuals. The government on Wednesday backed a law requiring people to either have their photo taken at a passport office or, if they use a photographer, have it submitted in digital form over a secure con...
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UK in 5G talks with suppliers from Japan, South Korea: source

British officials have discussed supplies of 5G networking equipment with companies in South Korea and Japan as part of a bid to develop alternatives to China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, a person with knowledge of the matter told Reuters. The source said the talks with Japan's NEC Corp and South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, which were first reported by Bloomberg, are part of a government plan announced last year to diversify Britain's range of 5G suppliers.
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Producción minera de México caería 17% este año debido al coronavirus: Cámara

CIUDAD DE MÉXICO, 3 jun (Reuters) - La industria minera de México podría sufrir este año una caída del 17% en su producción debido al cese de operaciones para contener la propagación del coronavirus, dijo el miércoles el jefe de la principal asociación local del gremio.En una entrevista con Reuters, Fernando Alanís, presidente de la Cámara Minera de México, estimó además que las exportaciones del sector podrían disminuir alrededor de un 10% por los efectos de la pandemia.
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El Porto sufre una sorpresiva derrota en la reanudación de la liga portuguesa

3 jun (Reuters) - El líder Porto sufrió el miércoles una sorpresiva derrota 2-1 ante el Famalicao en el retorno de la primera división portuguesa, en la última liga de fútbol en volver a la acción luego del receso por el coronavirus.Un error vergonzoso del portero del Porto, Agustín Marchesín, al minuto 48 le dio la ventaja al Famalicao.
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Oil moves higher, hovers below $40 as doubts emerge over next step on OPEC cuts - Reuters

Oil moves higher, hovers below $40 as doubts emerge over next step on OPEC cuts - Reuters:Oil ended slightly higher on Wednesday but remained below the session’s early highs above $40 a barrel, the highest since March, retreating as doubts emerged about the timing and scale of a potential extension to the pact between OPEC and its allies to cut crude supplies. Oil prices were supported by a drawdown in U.S. crude inventories in the latest week, but came under pressure as U.S. refined product inv...
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Ex-Enron CEO Skilling launching second act: digital marketplace for oil investors

Former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling, released last year after a 14-year prison term stemming from the energy firm's collapse, is raising funds to launch a digital marketplace catering to professional oil and gas investors.
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Monzo to lay off up to 120 employees as the ‘economic situation’ remains challenging

Monzo, the U.K. challenger bank, continues to be faced with tough decisions linked to the coronavirus crisis and resulting economic downturn. Following the shuttering of its Las Vegas-based customer support office and almost 300 staff being furloughed in U.K., the company has announced internally that up to 120 U.K. staff are being made redundant. Reuters first reported the news just moments ago — which I have now confirmed based on my own sources. According to an internal memo written by new CE...
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George Floyd killing: Derek Chauvin charges elevated to 2nd degree murder, and 3 more Minneapolis officers charged

• Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison increased the charge against Derek Chauvin, and charged Thomas Lane, J. Kueng and Tou Thao with aiding and abetting second-degree murder in the death of George Floyd. On Wednesday, three additional Minneapolis police officers were charged in the killing of George Floyd, and charges against Derek Chauvin were elevated to second degree murder. READ THE AMENDED CRIMINAL COMPLAINT: [PDF LINK] All four officers seen on the video in which George Floyd dies...
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US hits 33 Chinese firms, institutions with new trade restrictions

The agency has added the companies and institutions to an economic blacklist, accusing them of helping China spy on its minority Muslim Uighur population in Xinjiang.
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Greek demonstrators hurl firebombs towards U.S. embassy in Athens

Demonstrators hurled firebombs in a march towards the U.S. Embassy compound in Athens on Wednesday in a protest over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Reuters journalists saw demonstrators throwing several flaming objects which erupted into flames on the street towards the heavily-guarded embassy in central Athens and police responding with rounds of teargas. Demonstrators were holding banners and placards reading "Black lives matter" and "I can't breathe".
Tags: News, Minneapolis, Athens, Reuters, U S Embassy, George Floyd


France says latest US trade threats over digital tax a 'contradiction'

French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire criticized U.S. threats of trade sanctions over digital service taxes, which he said clashed with its calls for G7 unity on other issues.
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Trump Regime Plans to Ban Passenger Flights From China on June 16: Report

The Trump regime plans to ban all passenger flights from China as early as June 16, according to a new report from Reuters that cites airline officials. The plan is reportedly retaliation for the Chinese government’s refusal to allow most American flights to land in China while Chinese carriers continue to fly into…Read more...
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Huawei Hid Business Operation in Iran After Reuters Reported Links To CFO

China's Huawei acted to cover up its relationship with a firm that had tried to sell prohibited U.S. computer gear to Iran, after Reuters in 2013 reported deep links between the firm and the telecom-equipment giant's chief financial officer, newly obtained internal Huawei documents show. From the report: Huawei has long described the firm -- Skycom Tech -- as a separate local business partner in Iran. Now, documents obtained by Reuters show how the Chinese tech titan effectively controlled Skyco...
Tags: China, Tech, Iran, Canada, United States, Tehran, Huawei, Reuters, Meng, Meng Wanzhou, Skycom, Skycom Tech, Huawei Hid Business Operation, Skycom Iran


Gulf OPEC members not planning additional voluntary oil cuts beyond June -sources - Reuters

Gulf OPEC members not planning additional voluntary oil cuts beyond June -sources - Reuters:Gulf OPEC producers Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates have no plans to extend beyond June their voluntary additional oil cuts of 1.18 million barrels per day (bpd), two sources said on Wednesday.OPEC+, agreed to reduce output by about 9.7 million bpd in May and June to help shore up prices as coronavirus-related lockdowns crippled demand.In addition, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the UAE pledge...
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MIDEAST STOCKS-Most markets gain, #Saudi retreats amid falling oil prices - Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS-Most markets gain, Saudi retreats amid falling oil prices - Reuters:Most stock markets in the Gulf regionclosed higher on Wednesday, with Qatar rising the most, whilethe Saudi index fell after oil prices weakened due to doubtsabout an early meeting of OPEC+ nations.  OPEC leader Saudi Arabia and non-OPEC Russia havepreliminary agreed to extend existing record oil production cutsby one month, sources told Reuters.But oil prices retreated after Bloomberg reported that theThursday...
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Oil falls from $40 as doubts emerge over next step on OPEC cuts - Reuters

Oil falls from $40 as doubts emerge over next step on OPEC cuts - Reuters:“Prices were firm so far this week on the news that the meeting was earlier,” said Olivier Jakob, oil analyst at Petromatrix. “The retracement today is definitely due to the latest headlines on OPEC.”Brent crude futures for August were down 13 cents, or 0.3%, at $39.43 by 10:48 a.m. EST (1548 GMT). The session high of $40.53 was the highest since March 6. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude for July fell 3 cents, to $36.78...
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Deutsche Bank faces action from NY regulators over Epstein ties - sources

Deutsche Bank could face enforcement action by New York regulators investigating its ties to the late U.S. financier and accused sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, two sources familiar with the investigation told Reuters on Wednesday.
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Trump administration bars Chinese airlines from flying to U.S.

The move penalizes China after Beijing failed to comply with an existing agreement on flights between the world's two largest economies.
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Zoom isn't beefing up security for free users so that it's better able to 'work with law enforcement' (ZM)

When the coronavirus pandemic hit, millions of people around the world were suddenly using Zoom, putting the videoconferencing software ahead of rivals like Google Meet and Microsoft's Skype. A number of security concerns have been raised as the service has gained popularity, including that Zoom was not using end-to-end encryption to protect call data.  The company announced on it's earnings call Tuesday that paid users would receive a security update that includes higher encryption. Calls mad...
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Tesco persists with Jack's format as plans new store - Reuters UK

Tesco persists with Jack's format as plans new store   Reuters UK
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Coty, Kim Kardashian in talks for cosmetics line collaboration

The company's majority stake in West's half sister Kylie Jenner's makeup and skincare line came under scrutiny after Forbes alleged that Jenner had been overplaying the value of her cosmetics brand.
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Morning Docket: 06.03.20

* Carole Baskin has been awarded the zoo once owned by Joe Exotic to satisfy a judgment from long-standing litigation between the two. Baskin should go after Exotic's country music songs next. [BBC] * A government lawyer says that the number of prisoners with COVID-19 at a federal lockup is likely seven times higher than previously reported. [ABC News] * A Florida man has been convicted of fraud for claiming he represented The Village People and fleecing a casino out of $12,000. "It's fun to...
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Saudi, Russia reach deal on oil cuts, raising pressure on laggards - Reuters

Saudi, Russia reach deal on oil cuts, raising pressure on laggards - Reuters:OPEC leader Saudi Arabia and non-OPEC Russia have agreed a preliminary deal to extend existing record oil production cuts by one month while raising pressure on countries with poor compliance to deepen their output cuts, OPEC+ sources told Reuters.“Any agreement on extending the cuts is conditional on countries who have not fully complied in May deepening their cuts in upcoming months to offset their overproduction,” on...
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