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Facebook's latest big hack was apparently by spammers, not foreign agents

Facebook's latest big hack was apparently by spammers, not foreign agents

Instead, the social network has tentatively concluded that it was spammers looking to make money who were behind Facebook's largest-ever data theft, according to a Thursday report. In addition to the name and the contacts, the hackers were also able to access the sex, the status indicating the relationship status, the education received, but also the date of birth, place of residence, if it was populated, to the job held as well as the internet pages and the people followed by the users ... Consulte Mais Informação

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Jumpin’ Jackpots: Mega Millions, Powerball Prizes Grow To Nearly $700 Million Combined

Jumpin’ Jackpots: Mega Millions, Powerball Prizes Grow To Nearly $700 Million Combined

Thus the person who guessed numbers 27, 28, 32, 41 and 69 , and the number of the bonus Mega Ball - 12can pick up the win. The Mega Millions jackpot ranks as the seventh largest in the game's history. The cash option for Friday's drawing was $237 million. If you're thinking of playing, know that the odds are not in your favor at a one-in-292 million shot for Powerball and one-in-303 for the Mega Millions . Consulte Mais Informação

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Federal Reserve policymakers in favour of ‘restrictive’ policy

Federal Reserve policymakers in favour of ‘restrictive’ policy

The display of solidarity raises the prospect of a fourth rate-hike this year in December. "This gradual approach would balance the risk of tightening monetary policy too quickly, which could lead to an abrupt slowing in the economy and inflation moving below the Committee's objective, against the risk of moving too slowly, which could engender inflation persistently above the objective and possibly contribute to a buildup of financial imbalances", the minutes said. Consulte Mais Informação

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Push to oust Zuckerberg as chairman gains momentum

Push to oust Zuckerberg as chairman gains momentum

Contrafund manager Will Danoff was supportive of Facebook's response to problems in an investor note in August. According to a company filing in April, Zuckerberg has about 60% voting rights. A similar proposal was floated in 2017, but failed due to the effective control held by Mark Zuckerberg over the board. IL state treasurer Michael Frerichs said in an interview that, while an independent chairman might not have prevented all the issues, "there might have been fewer of these problems ... Consulte Mais Informação

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Petrol, diesel price cut for first time after 13 days

Petrol, diesel price cut for first time after 13 days

Price of petrol has already crossed the Rs 90 mark in Parbhani in Maharashtra, as first reported by TOI in Monday's edition. A litre of petrol cost Rs 82.38 per litre in New Delhi, down from Rs 82.62 on Thursday. After the Centre cut excise duty by Rs 1.50 per litre and asked PSU oil firms to subsidise fuel by Re 1, Maharashtra and Gujarat governments were among the first to announce a matching Rs 2.50 cut. Consulte Mais Informação

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China posts slower growth as economy feels impact of trade war

China's economy grew at a slower quarterly pace than expected, expanding 6.5 per cent in the three months ended September, as the country's trade war with the USA exacted a toll on exporters and manufacturers. The quarterly growth pace lagged the 6.6 per cent expected in a Bloomberg poll of economists, and was slower than the 6.7 per cent clip in the second quarter, according to data released by the National Bureau of Statistics in Beijing. Consulte Mais Informação

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Burger King creates 'Nightmare King' for Halloween

Burger King creates 'Nightmare King' for Halloween

As announced in the New York Daily News , Burger King actually claims to have conducted a study with a company called Florida Sleep & Neuro Diagnostic Services, Inc., to see what happened when subjects ate the burger before bed. Indeed, Burger King says they got the results they expected. Another participant said aliens started attacking the boat he was on during his bad dream. Consulte Mais Informação

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Fed signals more rate hikes despite emerging market 'stress'

So far this year, policymakers have already voted to hike short-term interest rates three times , and are poised to do so again in December, staying the course they laid out late last year. Treasury yields were little changed. Others said that, to avoid creating asset bubbles or having inflation run above the Fed's two-percent target for too long, the central bank would have to raise rates 'above their assessments of its longer-run level'. Consulte Mais Informação

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Khashoggi warns in last column of free rein to silence media

Khashoggi warns in last column of free rein to silence media

In a sorrowful note atop the column, Khashoggi's editor explained why the Post chose to publish the column Wednesday, almost three weeks after his disappearance. Trump, who raised the possibility of " rogue killers ", is meeting with Pompeo later Thursday at the White House. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday that "we have a long - since 1932 - a long strategic relationship with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia". Consulte Mais Informação

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UK PM mulls longer transition as European Union demands Brexit progress

UK PM mulls longer transition as European Union demands Brexit progress

Conservative MPs call on May to abandon her plans and make way for a new leader . The i reports that Mrs May was open to an extension in a bid to save the Brexit deal. May had earlier addressed her fellow leaders, indicating that she could accept extending the post-Brexit transition phase to take the heat out the deadlocked issue of the Irish border, officials said. Consulte Mais Informação

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Trump escalates his attack on Fed: ‘My biggest threat’

Critics have expressed concern that his continual attacks on the Fed , which began in the summer, threaten its need to operate free of political pressure from the White House or elsewhere to properly manage interest rate policy. Under Powell, the Fed has been gradually raising rates as the economy has strengthened as a way to prevent a run-up in inflation. The Fed has raised interest rates three times this year as it seeks to prevent a vibrant economy from overheating. Consulte Mais Informação

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