Reuters

Time's Up leader resigned after sexual allegation against sonTrump picks envoy to Canada Kelly Craft for U.N. ambassadorPatriots owner Robert Kraft charged in Florida prostitution stingTrump says inclined to extend China trade deadline, to meet Xi soonNo more MOUs! USTR Lighthizer tweaks trade terminology after dispute with TrumpAs tensions over aid rise, Venezuelan troops fire on villagers, kill twoVenezuela, United States still discussing status of U.S. diplomats: ministerTrump says could include Huawei and ZTE in trade dealVenezuela opposition leader Guaido arrives at Colombia aid concertS&P 500 posts highest close since November 8 on trade optimismBranson's Virgin Galactic takes another step toward space tourismBrazil has 200 tons of aid for Venezuela, trucks cannot cross borderU.S.-China trade hopes lift stocks; oil hits three-month highDemocrats launch resolution to stop Trump border emergencyTrump administration bans abortion referrals at U.S.-funded clinicsNew York pursuing charges against Manafort whether or not Trump pardons him: sourceSyria Kurds evacuate civilians from IS redoubt, hail Trump troop reversalNorth Carolina orders new U.S. House election after 'tainted' voteMexican president to help 'El Chapo' sisters, mother visit him in U.S.A Fed pivot, born of volatility, missteps, and new economic reality

Hacker News

New York Governor Orders Probe into Facebook Access to Personal DataEA and Activision Blizzard CEOs Featured in 'The 100 Most Overpaid CEOs' Report12-Year-Old Claims to Have Achieved Nuclear Fusion at HomeApple to Close Retail Stores in Patent Troll-Favored Eastern District of TexasAn update about Redis developments in 2019New 'more' link on HN front pageMicrosoft Workers Demand It Drop $450M U.S. Army ContractA Heavily-Commented Linux Kernel Source Code [pdf]We Are Living in the Anthropocene – When Nature Is No Longer NaturalNvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB ReviewHuman Interest (401(k) Provider) Is Hiring Engineers to Build Financial SystemsLaunch HN: Modern Labor (YC W19) – Paying People to Learn to CodeWhat Charles Bukowski’s Glamorous Displays of Alcoholism Left OutLinus Torvalds on Why ARM Won't Win the Server SpaceFour new DNA letters double life’s alphabetInheriting the Trauma of GenocideUseful Postgres Extension: Pg_stat_statementsRoma's Wounding ConfessionCambridge University Launches Archive of Aerial Photos Going Back to 1945A Brutal Look at Balanced Parentheses, Computing Machines, and Pushdown AutomataYou Do Not Need Blockchain: Popular Use Cases and Why They Do Not WorkForecasting in Python with ProphetDatomic, Datalog, GraphQL, APIs, etc.Lessons from Seven Years of Research into ButtonsAn Office Designed for Workers with AutismNational Geospatial Intelligence Agency Open Source SoftwareData-Driven Flowcharts in R Using DiagrammeRBreaking Out of Docker via RunCIt Started With a Jolt: How New York Became a Tech TownGitlab 11.8 Released

Ars Technica

INF Treaty exit? Putin says he’s ready to escalate to Cuban Missile Crisis levelsSackler behind OxyContin fraud offered twisted, mind-boggling defenseGoogle ends forced arbitration for all employeesFacebook VPN that snoops on users is pulled from Android storeTrump demands quick rollout of “6G” wireless tech, which doesn’t existEuropean governments approve controversial new copyright lawYouTube loses advertisers over “wormhole into pedophilia ring”Montana legislator introduces bills to give his state its own scienceUS sues contractor for allegedly over-billing on now-defunct MOX fuel facilityFlorida inmate says prison sold him $569 of music, then took it awayForget Airwolf: One of these is the Army’s next assault “helicopter”Ajit Pai says broadband access is soaring—and that he’s the one to thankReport: Trump officials tried to fast-track nuclear tech transfer to Saudi ArabiaHollywood tries to cripple several alleged pirate TV services in one lawsuitVox lawyers briefly censored YouTubers who mocked The Verge’s bad PC build adviceFacebook is a law-breaking “digital gangster,” UK government report saysWith elections weeks away, someone “sophisticated” hacked Australia’s politiciansIf you call this firm a “patent troll,” it might sue for defamationJapanese utility makes first contact with melted Fukushima fuelFacebook may face multi-billion dollar fine for Cambridge Analytica scandal

Slashdot

Apple To Close Retail Stores In the Patent Troll-Favored Eastern District of TexasTest Shows Facebook Begins Collecting Data From Several Popular Apps Seconds After Users Start Consuming Them. Company Also Collects Data of Non-Facebook Users.A Third of All Chrome Extensions Request Access To User Data on Any SiteFormer Facebook Employees Say The Company's Prioritization Of Privacy is About OpticsFacebook Will Shut Down Its Spyware VPN App OnavoUnearthed Emails Show Google, Ad Giants Know They Break Privacy LawsAmerican Airlines Has Cameras In Their Screens TooRight To Repair Legislation Is Officially Being Considered In CanadaOracle Claims a Fighter of Pirated Apps is a Front For Ad FraudMontana Legislator Introduces Bills To Give His State His Own ScienceSevere Vulnerabilities Uncovered In Popular Password ManagersCybersecurity Expert Questions Existence of Embedded Camera On SIA's Inflight Entertainment SystemsBritain and Germany Will Not Ban Huawei, Citing Lack of Spying EvidenceVox Lawyers Briefly Censored YouTubers Who Mocked the Verge's Bad PC Build VideoFacebook Now Lets Android Users Block Background Collection of Location Data

r/Privacy

This is just a reminder to be nice and understanding to each other, guys.OSTIF is Raising Money to Audit Unbound DNSMark Zuckerberg Promised A Clear History Tool Almost A Year Ago. Where Is It?Mark Zuckerberg said he doesn't want 'a camera in everyone’s living room,' but seemed to forget that Facebook sells a camera that goes in living roomsmicrosoft's edge web browser comes with a hidden whitelist file designed to allow facebook to circumvent the built-in click-to-play security policy to autorun flash content without having to ask for user consent.Maybe I'll get "DUHHHH" replies, but reddit tracks you even when you're logged out and ties it to your loginA third of all Chrome extensions request access to user data on any site - Eighty-five percent of all Chrome extensions don't have a privacy policy.Some iOS Apps Sending an Alarming Amount of Data to Facebook – [Flo] says it does not send this kind of sensitive data in its privacy policy, but then goes ahead and does so anywayKeePassXC Memory ProtectionAmericans need federal privacy laws to prevent personal data misuseHidden Mic in Google Nest Prompts Complaint Letter to FTC85 percent of Chrome apps and extensions lack a privacy policy - Data reveals just how insecure your Chrome extensions are.Privacy focused service that can replace Google Photos/Drive that isn't NextcloudYou Give Apps Sensitive Personal Information. Then They Tell Facebook.Best dns service for privacy?

Nefarious Labs

Spy Phone: Hands On With The Punkt MP-02The Institution Of Privacy Isn't Going AnywhereUnpacking The Carpenter v. United States DecisionWe Cannot Ignore Children In CagesPut A Fork In Caddy; It's DoneNow Is The Perfect Time For An RSS RenaissanceSwitzerland's "NSA" Comes Online In Two WeeksThis Apple Core Is RottenBorder Patrol's Warrantless Searches Inside U.S.Without AES Over Port 443, VPN Is CompromisedWhy We Left MassTLC (And You Should Too)KGB Continues to Target U.S. JournalistsNet Neutrality Is Going To Die Next WeekThe Corrupted State Of Shared HostingEthan.README

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Reuters Business

NY governor orders probe into Facebook access to data from other appsMicrosoft workers demand it drop $480 million U.S. Army contractBrazil judge suspends Embraer-Boeing tie-up negotiations: court documentTrump says inclined to extend China trade deadline, to meet Xi soonNo more MOUs! USTR Lighthizer tweaks trade terminology after dispute with TrumpFed's policy pause sets stage for broad overhaulFlattening U.S. yield curve in late 2018 'flashing red' on economy: Fed's WilliamsFCA sets $14 million annual target compensation for CEO Manley: filingTrump says could include Huawei and ZTE in trade dealS&P 500 posts highest close since November 8 on trade optimismTrump's economy 'a little under' 3 percent growth goal: FedCanada's Barrick considers buyout of rival Newmont MiningTwitter co-founder Evan Williams steps down from boardU.S.-China trade hopes lift stocks; oil hits three-month highNewmont says aware of Barrick's buyout talk but will not commentOil hits 2019 highs on U.S.-China trade hopes, but U.S. output weighsIntel says its 5G modem chips will not appear in phones until 2020A Fed pivot, born of volatility, missteps, and new economic realityKraft Heinz shares fall 28 percent after writedown, dividend cutTrump says he expects to meet China's Xi soon on trade

Reuters Money

Third Point claims 300 percent return on activism since 2011Hedge funds hunt for shipping debt in new market pushHow personal finance guru Jill Schlesinger got smart about moneyUBS to appeal after fined 4.5 billion euros in French tax fraud caseUBS CEO says French appeals process to take 'several years'Buffett's Suncor bet to revive investor interest in Canadian energyStretch your retirement with this tax-saving strategyBristol-Myers says Starboard nominated five directors, bought sharesIsraeli VC Jerusalem Venture Partners raises $220 million for new tech fundUBS slams French verdict in tax evasion trialAviva, NatWest to join 'Brexodus' of business to EUArtemis Investment Management names new partnersA career secret weapon: Thank-you notesProminent investors stock up on eBay, then activists flex muscleJeff Vinik offers fee cuts to help bring in cash for new fundBig hedge funds dumped China stocks, Apple as market tumbledBerkshire trims Apple stake, adds Suncor and Red Hat, exits OracleU.S. fund investors charge into money market funds: LipperCharlie Munger targets active managers, Elon Musk; praises ChinaU.S. tax refunds down nearly 9 percent vs year ago: IRS data