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Class-action lawsuit filed against Facebook demands CEO Zuckerberg divest himself of controlling interest in company

Class-action lawsuit filed against Facebook demands CEO Zuckerberg divest himself of controlling interest in company

20.01.2020 | Tyler Gillett | 755

Four small tech firms filed a class-action lawsuit in the US District Court for the Northern District of California on Thursday, accusing Facebook and its CEO Mark Zuckerberg of running a vast anticompetitive scheme in an attempt to solidify long-term market dominance.

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UK covered up failure to send criminal records to EU: report

UK covered up failure to send criminal records to EU: report

17.01.2020 | Matthew Borges | 681

The Guardian reported on Tuesday that the UK has failed to hand over information regarding 75,000 convictions to other EU countries where the perpetrators were from.

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More than 4,000 mass graves discovered in Burundi

More than 4,000 mass graves discovered in Burundi

17.01.2020 | Joshua Cossin | 696

Pierre-Claver Ndayicariye, chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Burundi, on Wednesday submitted a report to the parliament of Burundi that his investigation had uncovered more than 4,000 mass graves in the country connected to conflicts since the countries independence in 1962

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Federal judge blocks Trump’s order allowing local officials to refuse refugees

Federal judge blocks Trump’s order allowing local officials to refuse refugees

17.01.2020 | Keegan Boyle | 647

Maryland federal judge Peter Messitte on Wednesday blocked the Trump administration’s order permitting state and local governments to prevent refugees from settling in their respective communities.

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Norway nonprofit alleges Grindr shared personal user data with ad companies in violation of EU rules

Norway nonprofit alleges Grindr shared personal user data with ad companies in violation of EU rules

16.01.2020 | Tyler Gillett | 683

The Norwegian Consumer Council, a nonprofit organization, released a report Tuesday alleging that dating app Grindr is in violation of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

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Russia government resigns following announcement of reforms to weaken Putin’s successor

Russia government resigns following announcement of reforms to weaken Putin’s successor

16.01.2020 | Matthew Borges | 719

Russian President Vladimir Putin addressed the Federal Assembly on Wednesday and proposed constitutional reforms that would weaken the next President of Russia, causing the entire Russian government to resign.

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Conservation groups attempt to stop fracking on public lands in California

Conservation groups attempt to stop fracking on public lands in California

16.01.2020 | Jacob Dougherty | 719

Conservation groups sued the Trump administration in federal court on Tuesday for opening up federal lands in California to hydraulic fracturing.

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WNBA and players’ union agree to landmark deal

WNBA and players’ union agree to landmark deal

15.01.2020 | Austin Koltonowski | 696

The Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) and the Women’s National Basketball Players Association (WNBPA) announced on Tuesday a tentative eight-year Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) that will increase the average annual compensation for players to six figures.

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Europe rights court: Russia held unfair trial for oil tycoon and partner

Europe rights court: Russia held unfair trial for oil tycoon and partner

15.01.2020 | Andrew Hursh | 695

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg issued a lengthy ruling on Tuesday finding that Russia violated treaty provisions requiring fair trials for Mikhail Khodorkovsky and his business partner Platon Lebedev under the European Convention on Human Rights.

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Supreme Court sends IBM case back to appeals court

Supreme Court sends IBM case back to appeals court

15.01.2020 | Cassandra Maas | 739

The US Supreme Court on Tuesday issued a per curiam opinion in Retirement Plans Committee of IBM v. Jander, “leaving it to the Second Circuit whether to determine their merits, taking such action as it deems appropriate” regarding arguments raised in the petitioners’ brief.

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