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Privacy concerns in Europe have led to some of the world’s toughest restrictions on companies like Facebook and Google and the ways they monitor people online. A rule scheduled to take effect on Dec. 20 would inhibit the monitoring of email, messaging apps and other digital services in the European Union. It would also restrict the use of software that scans for child sexual abuse imagery and so-called grooming by online predators. European officials have spent the past several weeks trying to negotiate a deal allowing the detection to continue. But some privacy groups and lawmakers argue that while the criminal activity is abhorrent, scanning for it in personal communications risks violating the privacy rights of Europeans.
Organizations: Facebook, Google, European Union Locations: Europe
A Senate committee advanced legislation on Thursday that would jumpstart the establishment of the long-awaited National Museum of the American Latino. The last of its museums to open was The National Museum of African American History and Culture, established by Congress in 2003 and open to the public in 2016. Longoria noted she is a ninth generation Texan, and stressed the importance of having a record of Latinos' contributions throughout the nation's history. Muñoz helped spearhead the initial effort to create the institution as chairman of the Commission to study the Creation of the National Museum of the American Latino. In 2003, community, business and congressional leaders began working with advocates like the non-profit Friends of the American Latino Museum, to push for its creation.
Persons: Donald Trump's, , , Sen, Bob Menendez, Estuardo Rodriguez, Rodriguez, Maria Teresa Kumar, John Cornyn, Cornyn, Eva Longoria, Longoria, Henry Muñoz III, Momento, Muñoz, ” Muñoz Organizations: Museum of, NBC, American Latino Museum, Smithsonian, National Zoo, U.S, National Museum of, Congress, Smithsonian Institution, Commission, National Latino Museum, Facebook, Twitter Locations: U.S, United States, Texas, America
This is misleading: general practices operate as small businesses and the funding is available to ensure they can afford to offer the vaccination service to their patients. The deal would see general practices receive £12.58 per COVID-19 vaccination. The confusion may stem from the fact general practice (the surgery) and general practitioner (the doctor) are both commonly abbreviated to GP. This fee is increased by 25% for the COVID-19 vaccine due to “extra training, post-vaccine observation and other associated costs”. The fact general practices will be paid to vaccinate people is not evidence the COVID-19 vaccination programme is “all about the money”.
Persons: , Martin Marshall, Read Organizations: Reuters, British Medical, NHS, British, Kings, Facebook, Royal College, Times, British Medical Association, BMA Locations: NHS England, England
Democrats picked Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney on Thursday to lead their campaign organization into the 2022 elections. Maloney, who in 2013 became the first openly gay member of Congress from New York, will now become the first LGBTQ person to chair the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, which helps to recruit House candidates, raise money and provide campaign guidance. “Now, it’s time for House Democrats to unite and go forward together. Cardenas, 57, is a four-term House lawmaker who has led Bold Pac, the fundraising arm of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. The 2022 election looms as a difficult one for House Democrats.
Persons: Sean Patrick Maloney, Maloney, “ I’m, ” Maloney, ” Alphonso David, , ” David, Mondaire Jones, Ritchie Torres, Tony Cardenas, Cardenas, Cheri Bustos, , Joe Biden Organizations: Democratic Congressional, Committee, Twitter, House Democrats, Human Rights, Senate, Black Democrats, Trump, Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Cheri Bustos of Illinois, Republican, Progressives, GOP, Democratic, NBC, Facebook Locations: New York, New, Hudson Valley, Tony Cardenas of California, Cheri Bustos of, South Florida
Even 25 years after her death, the life and musical legacy of the Grammy-winning Tejana singer Selena Quintanilla remains influential and relevant. A widely anticipated Netflix show “Selena: The Series,” which premieres Friday, seeks to amplify the life of the beloved Queen of Tejano, beyond just her musical journey. Christian Serratos, known for her role as Rosita Espinosa in AMC's "The Walking Dead," plays Selena in the series. To prepare for the role of Abraham, Chavira said that understanding the experiences of his own Mexican American father were crucial. “I had this very strong social awareness of the way that Mexican Americans have been received the last four years and how that has changed based on the political climate,” said Gonzalez, who is Mexican American.
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Justice Department accuses Facebook of discriminating against U.S. workers
  + stars: | 2020-12-03 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: 1 min
FILE PHOTO: A 3D-printed Facebook logo is seen placed on a keyboard in this illustration taken March 25, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/IllustrationWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department accused Facebook of discriminating against U.S. workers on Thursday, saying in a new lawsuit the social media giant has given hiring preferences to temporary workers who hold H-1B visas.
Persons: Dado Ruvic Organizations: REUTERS, WASHINGTON, U.S . Justice, Facebook, U.S
And human rights advocates like Silva say that more than 114,000 Spaniards have disappeared since the beginning of the Spanish Civil War in 1936. And human rights organizations are calling on the government to officially recognize the disappeared as victims and create a record of truth. “The Spanish government has a debt, and we are the ones who are really maintaining a relationship with the families of the victims,” Silva said. It wants human rights organizations to act as go-betweens. The Argentine judge used the legal principle of universal jurisdiction, which allows a country to investigate and prosecute human rights crimes that happened in other countries.
Persons: Emilio Silva, Francisco Franco, , Silva, , ” Silva, — Emilio Silva Faba —, Emilio Núñez —, Silva’s, Silva Faba, Franco, , Augusto Pinochet, Almudena Carracedo, Robert Bahar, ” Carracedo, Bahar, ” Bahar, Luis Suárez, ” Purificación López, López, Álvaro López Ruíz Organizations: Association for, NBC News, New York, Court, Argentine, U.S, Amnesty, NBC, Facebook, Twitter Locations: Spanish, Chile, Argentina, Guatemala, El Salvador, Spain, America, Bridgeport , Connecticut, New York, Chilean, Argentine, United States, Portugal, Valdecaballeros, Badajoz
This moment mirrors what Hong Khaou, who wrote and directed the British film, felt when he went back to Vietnam for the first time. Khaou is Cambodian, but his first memories are of Vietnam, where he lived for the first eight years of his life. And most of it is rooted in trauma from the war, which is what Khaou wanted to avoid for his film. I really didn't want to do that.”That’s also why there are no white characters in “Monsoon.”It’s personal for the director. “Recently, there's been a lot of really big, successful films that are talking about gay characters who carry the trauma ... of gay characters.
Persons: Kit, Henry Golding, Rich, Khaou, , ” Khaou, , ” That’s, Pol Pot, didn’t, Golding, Henry, he's, Lewis, Parker Sawyers, Barack Obama, wasn’t, there's, it’s Organizations: NBC Asian, NBC, Facebook, Twitter Locations: Chi Minh, British, Vietnam, Saigon, NBC Asian America, England, American, Cambodia, Khmer, West, , America
A Black woman had never held the post in the 44 years women have been able to attend the 175-year-old institution. A Black academy alumna of another generation saw her potential. Next semester, Barber will become the first Black woman to be the academy’s brigade commander. That’s also when Janie Mines became the first Black woman to enter the Naval Academy, graduating four years later in 1980. This young woman, Midshipman Sydney Barber, will be the first Black Female Brigade Commander at the U.S.
Persons: Sydney Barber, Tasya Lacy, Barber, , It’s, ” Barber, , “ It’s, it’s, , Lacy, Juliane Gallina, Simone Askew, That’s, Janie Mines, Mines, ” Lacy, they’ve Organizations: U.S . Naval Academy, Navy, Marine Corps, Navy Reserve, U.S . Military Academy, Naval Academy, Black Female Brigade, U.S . Naval Academy ., Facebook, Twitter Locations: ANNAPOLIS, Md, , Lacy, Lake Forest , Illinois, New York, West, Sydney
Following the announcement on Dec. 1 that the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine had been approved for use in the UK (here), a Facebook user has misleadingly suggested that plans are in place to give the vaccine to children and pregnant women. “There are no data as yet on the safety of COVID-19 vaccines in pregnancy, either from human or animal studies. Given the lack of evidence, JCVI favours a precautionary approach, and does not currently advise COVID-19 vaccination in pregnancy,” the report says. There is very limited data on vaccination in adolescents, with no data on vaccination in younger children, at this time. The Facebook post is correct that at the time of publishing the Pfizer vaccine had not been tested on pregnant women or young children.
Persons: COVID, Immunisation, Read Organizations: Pfizer, Reuters, REUTERS, Public Health England, Public Health, Facebook Locations: Public Health England
Facebook bans false claims about COVID-19 vaccines
  + stars: | 2020-12-03 | by ( Katie Paul | Elizabeth Culliford | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
PALO ALTO, Calif. (Reuters) - Facebook Inc on Thursday said it would remove false claims about COVID-19 vaccines that have been debunked by public health experts, following a similar announcement by Alphabet Inc’s YouTube in October. Facebook said in a blog post that the global policy change came in response to news that COVID-19 vaccines will soon be rolling out around the world. Facebook said it would remove debunked COVID-19 vaccine conspiracies, such as that the vaccines’ safety is being tested on specific populations without their consent, and misinformation about the vaccines. “This could include false claims about the safety, efficacy, ingredients or side effects of the vaccines. For example, we will remove false claims that COVID-19 vaccines contain microchips,” the company said in a blog post.
Persons: Dado Ruvic Organizations: Facebook, REUTERS, Pfizer Inc, Moderna Inc, U.S, Pfizer Locations: PALO ALTO, Calif, COVID, Samoa, Pakistan
Tracking Viral Misinformation
  + stars: | 2020-12-03 | by ( Mike Isaac | Davey Alba | Michael D. Shear | ) www.nytimes.com + 0.00   time to read: +53 min
Daily Distortions Tracking Viral Misinformation Every day, Times reporters will chronicle and debunk false and misleading information that is going viral online. The company previously removed misinformation about the polio vaccine in Pakistan, as well as misinformation on the measles vaccine in Samoa during outbreaks of the illnesses. or Department of Justice, this is the biggest thing you could be looking at,” Mr. Trump said. found no evidence of widespread election fraud, Trump posts video filled with falsehoods. In fact, the article Mr. Trump shared was based on a fake Twitter account that posed as his sister.
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"The Real Housewives of Orange County" cast member Braunwyn Windham-Burke revealed she is a lesbian. "I'm gay, you know, I'm a member of the LGBTQIA+ community. Windham-Burke became a cast member on the 14th season of "The Real Housewives of Orange County." She has has been married to her husband, Sean Burke, for more than 20 years. "Sean and I are still married, I plan on staying married.
Persons: Braunwyn Windham, Burke, I'm, Windham, Sean Burke, Hazel, Caden, Curran, Jacob, Rowan, James, , Sean, I’m, he's, Organizations: Housewives, GLAAD, NBC, Twitter, Facebook Locations: Orange, I'm, Orange County, Koa, Bella, Windham
Facebook to Remove Covid-19 Vaccine Misinformation From Platforms
  + stars: | 2020-12-03 | by ( Sarah E. Needleman | ) www.wsj.com sentiment -0.96   time to read: +1 min
The social-networking giant said Thursday that over the coming weeks it would start removing false claims and conspiracy theories about Covid-19 vaccines that have been debunked by public health experts on Facebook and Instagram. Earlier this week the U.K. became the first Western nation to grant emergency-use authorization for a Covid-19 vaccine. Facebook has come under fire in recent years by government agencies, politicians and others for its handling of the spread of misinformation. With additional Covid-19 vaccines expected to gain approval from regulators world-wide, the company is sharpening its focus on public health-related misinformation. Health experts say inoculations are critical to help end the pandemic, yet surveys show many people are hesitant or opposed to getting vaccinated.
Persons: Facebook Organizations: Facebook, Pfizer Inc
Zients appears to be the front-runner for the job, which could be announced as soon as next week, the Biden ally said. Vivek Murthy, the former U.S. surgeon general who has been one of Biden’s top coronavirus advisers, is also thought to be in the running. Biden’s transition team declined to comment or make Zients available for an interview. Zients, one of several co-chairs of the transition announced in the autumn, also served as one of the Biden campaign’s major fundraisers. Antony Blinken and Alejandro Mayorkas, now Biden’s nominees for secretary of state and homeland security chief, respectively, were among the guests at the party.
Persons: Barack Obama, Jeff Zients, Larry Downing, Joe Biden, coronavirus, Ron Klain, Biden’s, Obama, Zients, Biden, Vivek Murthy, Donald Trump’s, Mike Pence, “ Zients, , Jeff Hauser, , Bernie Sanders, Mary, Antony Blinken, Alejandro Mayorkas Organizations: White, REUTERS, Biden, Trump, Democratic, U.S . Department of Health, Human Services, Defense, Health, Homeland Security, Management, National Economic Council, Cranemere, Facebook, Obama Locations: WILMINGTON, Del, Washington, United States, U.S, Jan, America, Cranemere
REUTERS/Larry Downing/File PhotoSeven years later, Obama’s vice president, President-elect Joe Biden, is poised to pick Zients to tackle a far more daunting problem as the incoming administration’s coronavirus “czar,” according to a Biden ally familiar with internal discussions. The prominent position is similar to the role Ron Klain, Biden’s soon-to-be chief of staff, played for the Obama administration during the Ebola crisis in 2014. A Biden transition spokesman did not respond to a request for comment on Zients’ or Murthy’s roles. Zients, one of several co-chairs of the transition announced in the autumn, also served as one of the Biden campaign’s major fundraisers. In addition to collecting much-needed money, the event attracted more than 50 former Obama administration officials and helped improve the mood of the campaign, according to a person involved in the gathering.
Persons: Barack Obama, Jeff Zients, Larry Downing, Joe Biden, Zients, coronavirus, Biden, Ron Klain, Biden’s, Obama, Vivek Murthy, Donald Trump’s, Trump, Mike Pence, “ Zients, , Jeff Hauser, , Bernie Sanders, Mary, Antony Blinken, Alejandro Mayorkas Organizations: Affordable, White, REUTERS, Politico, Biden, Trump, Democratic, U.S . Department of Health, Human Services, Defense, HHS, Homeland Security, Management, National Economic Council, Cranemere, Facebook, Obama Locations: WILMINGTON, Del, Washington, United States, U.S, Jan, America, Cranemere
Health officials and public health experts have offered conflicting answers in recent days about when the first Americans will finally get Covid-19 vaccine shots. FDA scientists are reviewing data on two vaccine candidates, made by Pfizer and Moderna. New York’s first delivery of the Pfizer vaccine will be enough for 170,000 New Yorkers. A former director of the FDA's Office of Vaccine Research and Review, Norman Baylor, president and CEO of Biologics Consulting, agreed. Follow NBC HEALTH on Twitter & Facebook.
Persons: Alex Azar, Gustave Perna, Perna, Andrew Cuomo, — Andrew Cuomo, Peter Marks, Marks, Anthony Fauci, BioNTech, Dr, Paul Offit, Offit, Norman Baylor, Baylor Organizations: Food and Drug Administration, Pfizer, FDA, for Disease Control, CDC, Moderna, Human Services, NBC News, New York Gov, FDA's, Biologics, Research, NBC, Press, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, JAMA, Vaccine Research, Biologics Consulting, Twitter, Facebook Locations: United Kingdom
Walmart's Flipkart to spin off digital payments business
  + stars: | 2020-12-03 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.97   time to read: +2 min
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Walmart Inc-controlled Indian e-commerce firm Flipkart said on Thursday it was partially spinning off PhonePe to widen the digital payments platform’s access to capital to fuel its growth. FILE PHOTO: The logo of India's e-commerce firm Flipkart is seen in this illustration picture taken January 29, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/IllustrationPhonePe, which competes with Alibaba-backed home-grown payments pioneer Paytm and Google Pay, will raise $700 million in primary capital, Bengaluru-based Flipkart said in a statement. The fintech firm has more than 100 million monthly active users which helped it clock nearly one billion digital payment transactions in October. That rapid growth in fintech has driven India’s flagship payments processor, the National Payments Corp of India (NPCI), to cap the share of digital transactions some companies can account for.
Persons: Flipkart, Danish Siddiqui, Sameer Nigam, PhonePe, Nigam Organizations: Walmart Inc, REUTERS, Danish, Google, Walmart, , Facebook Inc, National Payments Corp of India, Facebook, Payments, Paytm Locations: DELHI, Bengaluru, fintech
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - PhonePe, the digital payments unit of Walmart’s Indian e-commerce arm Flipkart, said on Thursday it would sell a stake to existing investors for $700 million, helping it fuel growth in a crowded market that includes Google and Amazon . FILE PHOTO: The logo of India's e-commerce firm Flipkart is seen in this illustration picture taken January 29, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/IllustrationPhonePe’s fundraising, from Flipkart investors led by Walmart, will give it a valuation of $5.5 billion, the company said in a statement. The fintech firm has more than 100 million monthly active users which helped it clock nearly one billion digital payment transactions in October. That rapid growth in fintech has driven India’s flagship payments processor, the National Payments Corp of India (NPCI), to cap the share of digital transactions some companies can account for.
Persons: Danish Siddiqui, PhonePe, Sameer Nigam, Binny Bansal, Nigam Organizations: Google, REUTERS, Danish, Walmart, Flipkart, , Facebook Inc, National Payments Corp of India, Facebook, Payments, Paytm Locations: DELHI, India, fintech
The report said Grab CEO Anthony Tan would head the new entity, while Gojek executives would run the combined Indonesian business under the Gojek brand. Grab, Southeast Asia’s most valuable start-up at over $15 billion and backed by SoftBank Group, declined comment on Tan’s note and the merger report. Gojek, worth about $10 billion, also declined comment on its note and the possibility of a merger. Singapore-based Grab and Jakarta-based Gojek have become one-stop shops for ride-hailing, food delivery, payments and insurance in Southeast Asia. “There is speculation again about a Gojek deal,” Grab’s Tan told employees in the note seen by Reuters.
Persons: Anthony Tan, Grab’s Tan, , Gojek, Kevin Aluwi, Andre Soelistyo, Aurojyoti Bose Organizations: Bloomberg, SoftBank Group, Reuters, , Google, Facebook, Paypal Locations: SINGAPORE, Singapore, Jakarta, Southeast Asia, Indonesia
The European Union plans to introduce in coming weeks new proposals aimed at changing behavior—and, in some cases, business models—at large online platforms, reasserting the bloc’s role as global tech cop. The European Commission, the bloc’s executive arm, is completing regulatory plans outlining how online platforms should remove illegal content quickly and refrain from using their power to quash rivals or push their own products on their sites. The commission plans sanctions for violators that include fines and possible separation of assets, according to people familiar with the matter. The rules, though not targeting any specific company, are likely to apply to U.S. tech companies including Alphabet Inc.’s Google, Facebook Inc. and Amazon.com Inc., according to EU officials. In response to the coming regulations, tech companies and industry groups have warned against creating a new set of competition rules that could hobble innovation.
Persons: , Kayvan Organizations: European Union, European Commission, Alphabet Inc, Facebook Inc, Amazon.com Inc, Computer & Communications Industry Association, Amazon, Facebook, Google
The Trump administration has sued Facebook Inc., accusing the social-media company of illegally reserving high-paying jobs for immigrant workers it was sponsoring for permanent residence, rather than searching adequately for available U.S. workers who could fill the positions. Companies sponsoring workers for employment-based green cards are required to show as part of the federal application process that they couldn’t find any qualified American workers to fill the job. The suit said Facebook didn’t advertise the reserved positions on its website and required candidates to mail in their applications rather than accepting them online. “And even when U.S. workers do apply, Facebook will not consider them for the advertised positions,” the suit alleges. “Simply put, Facebook reserves these positions for temporary visa holders.”
Persons: Trump, Department’s, , Organizations: Facebook Inc, Facebook
U.S. states to sue Facebook next week: sources
  + stars: | 2020-12-03 | by ( Reuters Editorial | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: 1 min
BusinessU.S. states to sue Facebook next week: sourcesPostedA group of U.S. states led by New York is investigating Facebook for possible antitrust violations and plan to file a lawsuit against the social media giant next week, four sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. Flora Bradley-Watson reports.
Persons: Flora Bradley, Watson Organizations: Facebook Locations: U.S, New York
Amazon UK customers who pre-ordered a PlayStation 5 for launch day but never received the in-demand console are now being offered a replacement. Amazon didn't say what happened to the missing consoles. Amazon UK customers whose PlayStation 5 pre-orders never arrived are now being offered replacement consoles. On November 19, the console's UK launch day, dozens of shoppers took to social media to say their PS5 consoles never arrived despite being marked as delivered by Amazon. They don't have to reorder the console, which is currently unavailable on Amazon UK after huge demand.
Persons: Anthony Dickens, Bex, fryer, Dickens, haven't, Read Organizations: Amazon, PlayStation, IGN, GameStop, Facebook, Craigslist
President Trump released on Wednesday video of what he said might be "the most important speech" he's ever made. Trump has refused to accept the election results and has not conceded to Biden, instead pursuing legal challenges and pushing many baseless fraud claims. In the video, Trump called his loss "statistically impossible" because many Republicans down ballot won their races. The social media platform very quickly added a label saying, "This claim about election fraud is disputed." Some Republicans have spoken out against Trump's baseless election fraud claims.
Persons: Trump, Donald Trump, Joe Biden, Biden, Bill Barr, Gabriel Sterling, Adam Kinzinger Organizations: Facebook, Department of Justice, of Justice, New York Times, Twitter, Republican Locations: Georgia, Illinois
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