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Meta fined record $1.3 billion and ordered to stop sending European user data to US

The European Union has slapped Meta with a record $1.3 billion privacy fine and ordered it to stop transferring user data across the Atlantic by October LONDON — The European Union slapped Meta with a record $1.3 billion privacy fine Monday and ordered it to stop transferring user data across the Atlantic by October, the latest …

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German prosecutors charge four over violating trade act to sell spyware to Turkey

German authorities have filed charges against four suspects from a Bavarian company accused of selling surveillance software to Turkey that could be used to spy on Turkish dissidents BERLIN — German authorities have filed charges against four suspects from a Bavarian company accused of selling surveillance software to Turkey that could be used to spy on Turkish dissidents, …

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In the Amazon, Brazilian ecologists try new approach against deforestation and poverty

A Brazilian non-profit has created a new model for land ownership that welcomes both local people and scientists to collaborate in preserving the Amazon, the world’s largest tropical forest CARAUARI, Brazil — In a remote corner of the Amazon, Brazilian ecologists are trying to succeed where a lack of governance has proved disastrous. They’re managing a stretch …

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Space station welcomes 2 Saudi visitors, including kingdom’s 1st female astronaut

A private flight carrying two Saudi astronauts and other visitors has arrived at the International Space Station CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The International Space Station rolled out the welcome mat Monday for two Saudi visitors, including the kingdom’s first female astronaut. SpaceX’s chartered flight arrived at the orbiting lab less than 16 hours after blasting off …

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TikTok files lawsuit to overturn Montana’s 1st-in-nation ban on the video sharing app

Social media company TikTok has filed a lawsuit to overturn Montana’s first-in-the-nation ban on the video sharing app HELENA, Mont. — Social media company TikTok Inc. filed a lawsuit Monday seeking to overturn Montana’s first-in-the-nation ban on the video sharing app, arguing the law is an unconstitutional violation of free speech rights and is based on “unfounded speculation” …

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FACT FOCUS: Fake image of Pentagon explosion briefly sends jitters through stock market

A fake image purportedly showing an explosion near the Pentagon has been widely shared on social media, sending a brief shiver through the stock market An image of black smoke billowing next to a bureaucratic-looking building spread across social media Monday morning, with the claim that it showed an explosion near the Pentagon. The posts …

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The cyber gulag: How Russia tracks, censors and controls its citizens

It’s becoming increasingly difficult for Russians to escape government scrutiny TALLINN, Estonia — When Yekaterina Maksimova can’t afford to be late, the journalist and activist avoids taking the Moscow subway, even though it’s probably the most efficient route. That’s because she’s been detained five times in the past year, thanks to the system’s pervasive security cameras …

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