22 Mar 2019

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Pound rises on Brexit delay; economic gloom hits European stocks

Pound rises on Brexit delay; economic gloom hits European stocksSterling rose further Friday after Brussels gave Britain a Brexit deadline extension, but stocks dived as fresh economic gloom gripped trading floors.


22 Mar 2019 1:55pm GMT

Indonesia's Garuda asks to cancel 737 MAX order it had been reconsidering before Ethiopia crash

Indonesia's Garuda asks to cancel 737 MAX order it had been reconsidering before Ethiopia crashGaruda is the first airline to publicly confirm plans to scrap an order for the jets after the Ethiopian Airlines crash that killed 157 people. "Many passengers told us they were afraid to get on a MAX 8," Garuda CEO Ari Askhara told Reuters on Friday. Analysts last week said the grounding of the 737 MAX fleet could give some airlines a good excuse to delay or cancel purchases, saving cash on their balance sheets.


22 Mar 2019 11:52am GMT

Facebook Stopped Bangladeshi Ad Farm Targeting Utah in Midterms

Facebook Stopped Bangladeshi Ad Farm Targeting Utah in MidtermsPolitical news in a Utah congressional district wasn't coming from inside the U.S. -- a mismatch Facebook had tuned its software algorithms to detect. A data scientist in the election-monitoring center at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, California, inspected the activity manually and discovered, at 11:47 a.m., that the source spreading the content was an ad farm in Bangladesh. The slides, viewed by Bloomberg News, show in detail how Facebook has improved its process for rooting out bad actors using tactics similar to those Russian operatives used in 2016.


22 Mar 2019 10:00am GMT