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Forget Facebook — Here’s Who’s Really Been Selling Your Data – CCN.com

If you think Facebook is scary, get this: one state-level government agency has been selling citizens’ personal data from right under their noses. | Source: AFP While many people remain at least partially wary of Facebook and other Big Tech giants leaking their data or sharing it with other companies, one government agency has been selling citizens’ personal data from right under their noses. The Department of Motor Vehicles in some U.S. states has allegedly been raking in tens of millions of dollars by selling drivers’ personal data to the…

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Wikipedia Temporarily Taken Down by DDoS Cyberattack – CCN Markets

Wikipedia had fallen victim to a cyberattack today, with the Wikimedia Foundation calling it a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack. | Source: Shutterstock Wikipedia had fallen victim to a cyberattack today, with the foundation behind the free online encyclopedia calling it a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack. The volunteer-run website was unavailable in multiple countries. Most affected appeared to be those in Europe — including Poland, France, Germany, Italy, and the United Kingdom — and the Middle East. The Wikimedia Foundation’s German Twitter account was one of the first to share the…

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NASA Bigwig Defies Science, Boldly Declares ‘Pluto Is a Planet’

By CCN Markets: NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine is not impressed with the scientific establishment. Last Friday (Aug. 23), the contrarian boldly declared that – astronomer consensus be damned – Pluto is a planet. My favorite soundbyte of the day that probably won’t make it to TV. It came from NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine. As a Pluto Supporter, I really appreciated this. #9wx #PlutoLoversRejoice @JimBridenstine pic.twitter.com/NdfQWW5PSZ — Cory Reppenhagen (@CReppWx) August 23, 2019 Planet Pluto Is Not a Team Player Pluto’s been trapped in exile for more than a decade. In…

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Why Buying Greenland Would Be Trump’s Best Real Estate Deal Ever

If President Trump can wheel and deal his way into buying Greenland, it would undeniably be his best real estate purchase – ever. | Source: AP Photo / Evan Vucci (i), Shutterstock (ii). Image Edited by CCN. By CCN Markets: Though he is no longer active in the day-to-day activities of the Trump Organization, the U.S. president’s reported desire to acquire Greenland could be the most brilliant real estate deal he will ever make – if it comes to fruition. This is precisely for one reason – the vast mineral…

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Watch Fox News Hilariously Crash & Burn Trying to Explain 4chan

Fox News anchor Ainsley Earhardt hilariously tried – and failed spectacularly – when trying to explain 4chan to her “Fox & Friends” audience. | Source: Fox News via YouTube By CCN Markets: It takes roughly five seconds to Google, “What is 4chan?” That was apparently too much work for the intrepid news anchors at Fox News, who instead decided to wing a description of the online imageboard during this morning’s broadcast of “Fox & Friends.” Fox & Friends research concludes 4chan is “a site where you can write things on…

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Blame PewDiePie When Someone Dies Raiding Area 51

You may or may not know Felix Kjellberg, but if you haven’t been living under a rock, you’ll probably recognize his pseudonym. Kjellberg, popularly known as PewDiePie, remains one of YouTube’s biggest stars with almost 100 million subscribers. And that’s precisely why his latest antics aren’t just in bad taste – they’re altogether reckless. Consider this. PewDiePie, who reportedly pocketed a cool $15 million in 2018 from YouTube, has faced criticism for making anti-Semitic jokes, and that didn’t do much to deter his popularity. But now he is on a different…

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Inflation-Plagued Zimbabwe Is So Poor It Can’t Even Issue Passports

Zimbabwe’s woes continue as the cash-strapped southern African nation is now so poor it cannot even issue its own passports. President Emmerson Mnangagwa told reporters that the issuing company is refusing to do any further business with the government until it has settled its debts. According to Reuters, however, the passport office is running short of specialized ink and paper and the necessary foreign currency reserves to purchase it with. Elsewhere, shortages for everyday items like bread and fuel continue to push more Zimbabweans to apply for international travel documents….

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Bitcoin Basher Nouriel Roubini Labels Facebook’s Libra a ‘Monopoly Scam’

Published: 18/06/2019 11:05 EST. Journalist: By CCN Markets: Avowed Bitcoin critic Nouriel ‘Dr. Doom’ Roubini has found another target – Facebook’s upcoming cryptocurrency Libra, on the day of its announcement. According to the New York University economics professor, Libra is ‘blockchain in name only’. Roubini: Libra is just another profit driver for Facebook Further, Roubini argued that Facebook’s cryptocurrency was only designed to grow the social media giant’s profits. Per Roubini, Libra is a ‘monopoly scam’ given that Facebook boasts of billions of users spread across the world. And in…

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Bitcoin Agitator John McAfee Runs Afoul of Bahamas Anti-Corruption Czar

By CCN Markets: After vowing to “f**king bury” the U.S. government over the weekend, Bitcoin firebrand John McAfee has now ruffled the feathers of the Bahamas’ anti-corruption czar, according to Tribune 242. Bahamian Anti-Corruption Chief Doesn’t Appreciate Being Accused of Corruption Earlier this week, McAfee leveled corruption allegations against the acting deputy commissioner of the Royal Bahamas Police Force, Paul Rolle. Now Rolle – head of the department’s anti-corruption unit – has threatened to slap McAfee with a defamation lawsuit. In a tweet, John McAfee alleged that Rolle had received…

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CCN is Shutting Down after Google’s June 2019 Core Update

Dear readers, Let’s get straight to it. Google’s June 2019 Core Update rolled out on June 3th 2019 and CCN’s traffic from Google searches dropped more than 71% on mobile overnight. Our traffic has experienced a massive impact by Google’s June 2019 Core Update. Image from Sistrix.com.   CCN’s visibility index on Sistrix.com shows how our site was affected by Google’s Core Update. As data from SEO analyzer Sistrix shows, our visibility on Google dropped from 1.2 to less than 0.6. You might say we ought not to face any…

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