Facebook Confirms Data-Sharing Deals With Chinese Tech Firms

Facebook Inc. FB -0.18% said Tuesday that it struck data partnerships with at least four Chinese electronics firms, including Huawei Technologies Co., a telecommunications-equipment maker that U.S. officials view as a potential tool for state-sponsored spying. The four partnerships are among the roughly 60 that Facebook struck with device manufacturers starting in 2007 so they could recreate the Facebook service on their devices, a Facebook spokeswoman said. As of Tuesday, more than half of those partnerships have been wound down, the spokeswoman added. The social-media company said it plans to wind down its data-sharing partnership with Huawei by the end of the week. It isn’t clear when Facebook will end… Read More

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U.S. Plans to Hit EU With Steel, Aluminum Tariffs

WASHINGTON—The Trump administration, unable to win concessions from European Union counterparts ahead of a Friday deadline, is planning to make good on its threat to impose tariffs on European steel and aluminum, people familiar with the matter said. The administration is expected to make an announcement as early as Thursday. The move, which has been threatened for months, is almost certain to draw a response from the EU, which has threatened to retaliate with its own tariffs on such American products as motorcycles, jeans and bourbon. President Donald Trump announced in March global tariffs of 25% on imported steel, and 10% on aluminum, based on national security concerns. The White… Read More

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Venezuela’s Maduro Sworn In for Second Term in Rushed Inauguration

CARACAS, Venezuela—President Nicolás Maduro, fresh off his victory in an election derided as farce by the U.S. and other countries, moved up his inauguration by eight months and was sworn in Thursday for a second, six-year term. Mr. Maduro won a snap election Sunday over a former member of his Socialist Party, after having barred two popular opposition leaders from running and forced others into exile. Inaugurated before the National Constituent Assembly, a body his allies created to supersede the opposition-controlled congress, Mr. Maduro defended his victory. “Venezuela had free elections, legitimate ones,” he told followers at the ornate congressional compound where the inauguration was staged. The ceremony was moved… Read More

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David Dastmalchian shares his love of Han Solo

"Ant-Man" actor David Dastmalchian wanted Han Solo to be his dad when he was growing up. (May 18) AP by Taboola AD CONTENT It’s Like eBay, But Everything Sells in 90 Seconds. A Fast Way To Pay Off $10,000 In Credit Card Debt Forrest Gump Producers Reveal How Jenny Actually Died MORE FROM USA TODAY Successful college football coach dies suddenly at age 57 NJ teacher accused of sex with student Donut shop’s unusual response to theft caught on camera Source Article

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In Self-Driving Car Road Test, We Are the Guinea Pigs

Even if you don’t own a Tesla, you are, or might soon become, part of the company’s massive experiment in automotive safety. There are already more than 200,000 Teslas on the road, and all of them built after early 2015 are capable of Autopilot, that is, semiautonomous driving. This makes drivers, and anyone encountering these cars on the road, guinea pigs who are helping to train the artificial intelligence Tesla ultimately hopes to use for a fully autonomous driving system. During this experiment, at least two people have died in driver’s seats of Teslas that crashed while Autopilot was engaged, but Chief Executive Elon Musk argues the system continues to… Read More

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South Korea, U.S. expected to hold summit in mid-May: South Korean official

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea and the United States are likely to hold a summit in mid-May, a South Korean presidential official said on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO – U.S. President Donald Trump gestures as he speaks during a joint press conference with South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in at the presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, November 7, 2017. REUTERS/Jung Yeon-Je/Pool The official spoke on condition of anonymity, ahead of a separate proposed summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump. South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Trump are also scheduled to speak by a phone shortly after the inter-Korean summit this Friday wraps up,… Read More

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Fatal Southwest Accident Puts Focus on Widely Used Engine

The engine failure that killed a passenger aboard a Southwest Airlines Co. flight puts the spotlight on one of the industry’s most commonly used engines. CFM International—a joint venture between General Electric Co. and France’s Safran SA—makes engines that have become a mainstay of commercial aviation. The engines power most of Boeing Co. and Airbus SE’s single-aisle planes, the workhorses of the industry. On Tuesday, one of two CFM56-7B engines ruptured on a Boeing 737-700 operated by Southwest. The engine broke apart while the plane was at cruising altitude, flying from New York’s LaGuardia Airport to Dallas Love Field, with 149 passengers and crew aboard. Metal pieces struck the fuselage,… Read More

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‘The Sandlot’ Cast Reunites After 25 Years on NBC Today Show Special

Few baseball movies are more beloved than The Sandlot, and the main cast members reunited for a segment on NBC’s Today show to celebrate the film’s 25th anniversary. NBC News’ Gadi Schwartz shared a photo of the cast. Mike Vitar, who played Benny “The Jet” Rodriguez was the only cast member absent from the reunion: In addition to reminiscing about the movie, the actors took to the diamond to turn back the clock. The Todayshow’s official Twitter account shared the full segment: TODAY .@GadiNBC reunited the cast of #TheSandlot 25 years after the beloved movie was released, and it was everything https://t.co/xxgtAjKgEw “The film was made with the same amount… Read More

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