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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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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‘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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Report: Pat McCaw’s MRI ‘Structurally Sound’ After Injury; Remains Hospitalized

The MRI on Golden State Warriors guard Patrick McCaw “returned structurally sound, and hope is for McCaw to be discharged from hospital Sunday,” according to Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports. Charania added that a timetable for McCaw’s return to the court is undetermined. McCaw left Saturday’s game against the Sacramento Kings after Vince Carter appeared to unintentionally undercut McCaw as he attempted a layup before crashing to the floor on his back, per Chris Haynes of ESPN.com. This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available. Get the best sports content from the web and social in the new B/R app. Get the… Read More

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LMU students balk at major changes

A decision by Lincoln Memorial University to discontinue its music major, along with four other majors, is now getting blowback from students who do not want to see it go away. Jessie Lear, a student at Lincoln Memorial University, posted a petition on the website Change.org to “consider the vote to shut down the music major at LMU.” “This a devastating blow to many, including myself,” Lear said in a Facebook post. “I am a pre-vet student, yes, but the music program has provided me with the unlimited support, stress relief, and encouragement through my challenging curriculum.” LMU made the announcement Wednesday that it would be discontinuing the music major,… Read More

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Northeast Braces for Next Storm as Thousands Still Without Power

As a powerful winter storm took aim at the Northeast, city and state agencies scrambled to minimize the damage from the second nor’easter in less than a week. New York’s Lower Hudson Valley was poised to bear the brunt of the latest snowstorm, even as thousands remained without power after a storm Friday knocked down trees and power lines and uprooted families across the region. By midday Tuesday, four days after many lost power, roughly 78,000 New York residents were still in the dark, along with more than 37,000 New Jersey homes and business. The National Weather Service predicted up to 15 inches of snow for the Lower Hudson Valley… Read More

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South Korea says North stole cryptocurrency worth billions of won last year

South Korea said on Monday that North Korea last year stole cryptocurrency from the South worth billions of won and that it was still trying to hack into its exchanges. “North Korea sent emails that could hack into cryptocurrency exchanges and their customers’ private information and stole (cryptocurrency) worth billions of won,” said Kim Byung-kee, a member of South Korea’s parliamentary intelligence committee. To put “billions” in perspective, 1 billion won equals $917,400. Kim did not disclose which exchanges were hacked. He added that the country’s spy agency assumed that North Korea was continuously trying to hack into exchanges to steal cryptocurrency and that it was trying its best to… Read More

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