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Trump threatens to shut down social-media platforms after Twitter put a fact-check warning on his false tweets
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"We will strongly regulate, or close them down, before we can ever allow this to happen," President Donald Trump tweeted early Wednesday.

Boris Johnson wants self-sufficiency to end reliance on Chinese imports
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Boris Johnson has ordered civil servants to draw up plans codenamed Project Defend to end Britain’s reliance on China for vital medical supplies and other strategic imports in light of the coronavirus

China to Allow State-Security Agents to Police Hong Kong
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Beijing plans to allow mainland state-security agencies to establish an official presence in the city, a senior Chinese official said Friday, adding to concerns about Hong Kong’s diminishing autonomy as Beijing steps up its efforts to rein in the protest-torn city.

Scotland bans companies based in tax havens from accessing coronavirus bailout money
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‘Any company which avoids its responsibility to contribute to society should not be getting handouts when things go wrong,’ says Scottish Green party co-leader Patrick Harvie

China has been trying to avoid fallout from coronavirus. Now 100 countries are pushing for an investigation
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Russia has joined about 100 countries in backing a resolution at the upcoming World Health Assembly (WHA), calling for an independent inquiry into the coronavirus pandemic.

EasyJet admits nine million customers hacked
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The attack was "sophisticated" the airline said, adding that some credit card details had been accessed.

Uber Cuts 3,000 More Jobs, Shuts 45 Offices in Coronavirus Crunch
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Uber is reducing staff, closing more than three dozen offices and re-evaluating big bets in areas ranging from freight to self-driving technology, CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said in an email to employees.

Restaurant worker suspended after using customer's coronavirus contact tracing details to hit on her
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A New Zealand woman said she was "creeped out" when a male Subway employee repeatedly contacted her after she shared COVID-19 contact tracing details with the restaurant.

China asked the WHO to cover up the coronavirus
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Delay cost the world 4 to 6 weeks: BND. Chinese leader Xi Jinping asked WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to suppress news about the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the German intelligence agency BND found, according to a report by German magazine Der Spiegel.

Hungary no longer a democracy, Freedom House says
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The NGO describes "a stunning democratic breakdown" in the Eastern European country.

Adult Cam Site CAM4 Exposed 10.88 Billion Records Online
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CAM4 has taken the server offline, but not before it leaked 7TB of user data.

Judge Orders FCC to Hand Over IP Addresses Linked to Fake Net Neutrality Comments
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A Manhattan federal judge has ruled the Federal Communications Commission must provide two reporters access to server logs that may provide new insight into the allegations of fraud stemming from agency’s 2017 net neutrality rollback.

New bill threatens journalists’ ability to protect sources
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Online child exploitation is a horrific crime that requires an effective response, but this bill fails to meet the challenge and creates new problems of its own.

Mustang Designer Gale Halderman Passes Away
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Designer of the original Ford Mustang, and member of the Mustang Hall of Fame, dies at the age of 87. Halderman worked 40 years at Ford Motor Company.