Economy

Economy Amazon accidentally sent 1700 Alexa recordings to the wrong person
Author: 0 Amazon accidentally sent 1700 Alexa recordings to the wrong person

Under European law, tech companies are required to hand over to users on request any data that they may have gathered on that particular user. When an Amazon customer in Germany contacted the company to review his archived data, he wasn't expecting to receive recordings of a stranger speaking in the privacy of a home.

Economy Google's secret China project 'effectively ended'
Author: 0 Google's secret China project 'effectively ended'

Google has stopped developing its censored search engine for China , known as project Dragonfly . Google engineers chipping away at Dragonfly gotten huge datasets demonstrating inquiries that Chinese individuals were going into the 265.com web index.

Economy Trump will not sign funding bill over border security, Paul Ryan says
Author: 0 Trump will not sign funding bill over border security, Paul Ryan says

Trump's requested $5 billion was nowhere to be seen. More than 420,000 federal employees would work without pay and more than 380,000 workers would be sent home. The plan averts a partial shutdown that could begin at midnight Friday. Schumer called shutting down the government over Christmas "a awful idea, one of the worst to come down the pike in a very long time".

Economy General Dynamics Warns Trudeau Over Exit Penalties in Saudi Deal
Author: 0 General Dynamics Warns Trudeau Over Exit Penalties in Saudi Deal

Canada was looking for a way out of a $15 billion deal to export armored vehicles to Saudi Arabia, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in a televised interview Sunday. Trudeau's unwillingness to cancel the deal has frustrated arms control activists. A $15 billion arms deal in 2015 saw Ottawa supply Riyadh with Terradyne Armored Vehicles' Gurkha armored cars.

Economy McConnell announces stopgap funding bill to avert shutdown
Author: 0 McConnell announces stopgap funding bill to avert shutdown

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders addressed the government shutdown threat in a briefing Tuesday. That's the only thing that comes to mind after learning about a new GoFundMe aimed to raise money to build that border wall between Mexico and the United States that President Donald Trump has so emphatically promised.

Economy Trump on verge of giving up best chance to secure wall money
Author: 0 Trump on verge of giving up best chance to secure wall money

Those comments appeared to be a bit too much for the president, who seemed to unfollow Coulter on Twitter as a result. Aside from the obvious point of the imposing price-tag, GoFundMe itself does not even allow users to set goals of over a billion dollars, although Kolfage says he is trying to work with the company to get them to raise the cap.

Economy Maker of Budweiser is partnering with medical cannabis company Tilray
Author: 0 Maker of Budweiser is partnering with medical cannabis company Tilray

The alliance announced on Wednesday is the latest foray by a major beer company into the cannabis business in Canada, which legalized recreational marijuana in October. The partnership is the second announced by Tilray this week. Tilray and AB InBev said they'll conduct their product development at the beverage company's Labatt Breweries subsidiary in Ontario.

Economy Elon Musk's latest transit solution is a high-speed tunnel
Author: 0 Elon Musk's latest transit solution is a high-speed tunnel

In addition to Tesla and SpaceX, Elon Musk founded The Boring Company , which is looking into ways to make public transportation faster than it now is. The event also included demonstrations of the auto elevators that will transport vehicles from ground level down to the tunnels. For now, it's unclear how a vehicle will be outfitted with the tracking wheels or how it will deploy them.

Economy Xi warns no one can 'dictate' China's path
Author: 0 Xi warns no one can 'dictate' China's path

Xi said China would not develop "at the expense of other countries' interests". "I think China now is state capitalism under a one-party dictatorship, or party-run capitalism", he said. While many expected that Xi might directly address the dispute with the USA over Beijing's economic policies, the address only emphasized that in all areas of society, and the economy, that the Communist Party must maintain leadership and that the ideology of Marxism, and socialist policies should be ...

Economy Revenge! Glitter & Fart Bomb Greets Porch Pirates, Courtesy Of Former NASA Engineer
Author: 0 Revenge! Glitter & Fart Bomb Greets Porch Pirates, Courtesy Of Former NASA Engineer

Rober's 11-minute video details his six-month process to create a camera-equipped device that launches a multi-directional cascade of glitter and fart spray when a package is opened. AND that the fart spray will go off every 30 seconds? As reported by Digital Trends , "The result was exactly what the engineer was hoping for: The glitter goes flying, the fart smells start pouring out, and the thief tosses the box out of their auto".

Economy Facebook Let Netflix and Spotify Read Users' Private Messages
Author: 0 Facebook Let Netflix and Spotify Read Users' Private Messages

The executive confirmed that partners gained access to messages, but said that "people had to explicitly sign in to Facebook first to use a partner's messaging feature". "Clearly these people need some skin in the game before they will take Americans' privacy seriously". As you can imagine, this has caused quite a stir on social media , with people around the world asking what sites let Netflix could be doing with their personal information and data.

Economy China detains yet another Canadian citizen amid Huawei spat
Author: 0 China detains yet another Canadian citizen amid Huawei spat

President Donald Trump complicated matters by saying he might intervene in the case if would help clinch a US trade agreement with China - much to the consternation of Canadian officials who said the arrest was not political and they were just following their extradition treaty obligations.

Economy London’s Gatwick Airport shut after drone sightings
Author: 0 London’s Gatwick Airport shut after drone sightings

Flights were grounded and inbound planes were diverted elsewhere. "We advise everyone flying from Gatwick, or collecting someone from the airport, Thursday 20 December, to check the status of their flight ". Oana Damien said her flight has been diverted to Heathrow from Gatwick, but no one on her plane was able to disembark as there were no customs and ground handling operations in place.

Economy USA stocks end higher; all eyes on Fed
Author: 0 USA stocks end higher; all eyes on Fed

United States equity markets were slammed Monday, and on track for a second straight day of losses. Tobacco stocks moved sharply lower over the course of the trading session, dragging the NYSE Arca Tobacco Index down by 4.2 percent. Analysts explain the market's bad performance by investor fears over the cooling economy and lack of signs on the US-China trade dispute settlement.

Economy Czech warning over Huawei, ZTE security ‘threat’
Author: 0 Czech warning over Huawei, ZTE security ‘threat’

Some western countries, lead by the U.S., are locking Huawei out of building their 5G network, saying the company has strong ties with China and is being used by the government for espionage. "Without factual evidence we don't accept and we oppose those allegations". The Czech Republic's prime minister has ordered his government office to stop using mobile phones by Chinese telecoms company Huawei.

Economy Elon Musk to unveil underground tunnel, transport cars
Author: 0 Elon Musk to unveil underground tunnel, transport cars

The station, smack dab in the middle of a residential neighbourhood - "basically in someone's backyard", Musk says - consists of a wall-less elevator that slowly took the vehicle down a wide shaft, roughly 30 feet (9 metres) below the surface.

Economy Want gender equality at work? wait 200 years
Author: 0 Want gender equality at work? wait 200 years

At current rates, the overall global gender gap will not close for another 108 years, while it is expected to take 202 years to close the workplace gap. "The country's Health and Survival gender gap remains open for a second year, although its Educational Attainment gender gap remains fully closed".

Economy Family-owned company surprises employees with $4 million in holiday bonuses
Author: 0 Family-owned company surprises employees with $4 million in holiday bonuses

Schoenherr said that 25 percent of the generous bonus will be cash, and the remaining 75 percent will go as a company contribution to employees' 401 (k) plans. FloraCraft makes foam products for the craft and floral industries. "I started crying - it was huge for him to do something like that for everybody", said Mary Overla, an assistant production supervisor at the company.

Economy Global oil prices fall for third straight session
Author: 0 Global oil prices fall for third straight session

United States crude oil performed even worse, falling $3.64, or 7.3 percent, to settle at $46.24 a barrel, the weakest since August, 2017. West Texas Intermediate for January delivery fell $US2.88 to $US47 a barrel at 2:18 pm on the New York Mercantile Exchange after earlier dipping to $US46.88, the lowest since September 2017.

Economy Here’s why experts say the judge in Obamacare case went too far
Author: 0 Here’s why experts say the judge in Obamacare case went too far

Despite this broad holding (and clickbait headlines), employers should not expect to see any significant changes to the ACA in the near future. O'Connor agreed with Texas and other Republican-led states that challenged the law that the elimination of the penalty rendered the requirement to have health insurance unconstitutional.

Economy Florida man offers to trade marijuana for food at McDonald's drive-thru
Author: 0 Florida man offers to trade marijuana for food at McDonald's drive-thru

The worker refused and the suspect drove off. They say a suspect matching his description went through the drive-thru a little while later and police approached him. The officer pulled over the vehicle and confronted the driver, Port St. Lucie resident Anthony Gallagher. The auto was described as "excessively dirty" and littered with french fries, chicken nuggets and moldy chicken wings.

Economy Xi Jinping says no one can 'dictate' China's economic path
Author: 0 Xi Jinping says no one can 'dictate' China's economic path

The report was in line with what diplomatic sources had previously told Reuters . Xi chronicled at length the country's recent achievements, giving special credit to former leader Deng Xiaoping , whose reforms Xi said saved China from the brink of economic collapse following the tumultuous Cultural Revolution.

Economy Jaguar Land Rover could be readying to slash 5,000 jobs, report says
Author: 0 Jaguar Land Rover could be readying to slash 5,000 jobs, report says

JLR has been hit hard due to trade tensions between China and the US, both key markets for the automaker, low demand for diesel cars in Europe and costs associated with Britain's departure from the EU. Under the revival plan, the luxury carmaker has also done a downward revision of its annual investment to £ 4 billion from £ 4.5 billion announced earlier.

Economy Police warn about Netflix phishing scam
Author: 0 Police warn about Netflix phishing scam

Police say if you are unsure if the email is legitimate, "contact the source of the email by another method that you trust to make sure your accounts are maintained". Netflix said if you believe you have received a fraudulent email appearing to be from the company, never enter your details, never click on any links and do not reply to it.

Economy CBS denies former CEO Les Moonves $120 million severance after internal investigation
Author: 0 CBS denies former CEO Les Moonves $120 million severance after internal investigation

In the report, actress Bobbie Phillips claimed that she was forced by Moonves to perform oral sex on him during a 1995 meeting in his office. He has denied any wrongdoing. Moonves stepped down from the network in September following the claims. CBS suspended Charlie Rose, co-anchor of CBS's morning show and "60 Minutes" in November 2017 after several women accused him of harassment and misconduct and fired him last September.

Economy Lincoln Continental Coach-Door Edition unveiled
Author: 0 Lincoln Continental Coach-Door Edition unveiled

Yum. The order books for the Continental Coach Door Edition are open at Black Label-authorized dealerships, and all inquiries will be reviewed for authenticity to ensure they haven't, say, been placed by a flipper. Be prepared to spend roughly $100,000 for the privilege of owning a 2019 Lincoln Continental with suicide doors, and to wait until next June or so for deliveries to commence.

Economy Tainted romaine lettuce traced to at least 1 California farm
Author: 0 Tainted romaine lettuce traced to at least 1 California farm

Adam Bros. Farming is cooperating with the ongoing investigation to determine how the water is being used and how E. coli ended up in the sediment of the reservoir, the FDA indicated. Lettuce that has been recalled was sent to wholesalers in California, Colorado, Minnesota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas and Washington state. The agencies are continuing to investigate other possible sources, and the CDC still advises consumers not to eat romaine lettuce grown in California's Monterey, San ...

Economy Farm linked to romaine E. coli issues new recall for other produce
Author: 0 Farm linked to romaine E. coli issues new recall for other produce

That said, there have been no cases reported yet of actual illness associated to the consumption of these products, yet. Farming Inc. due to possible E. The recall comes just weeks after the CDC told Americans that no romaine lettuce was considered safe to eat. Farming, Inc. said it had notified customers affected by the recall.

Economy Parrot uses owner's Amazon Alexa to order items online
Author: 0 Parrot uses owner's Amazon Alexa to order items online

Marion Wischnewski, who works at the National Animal Welfare Trust sanctuary in Berkshire, said she brought Rocco to live in her home in Oxfordshire when officials became concerned about the bird's use of profanity in front of visitors.