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Facebook Confirms It Collects Data Beyond Users

Facebook Confirms It Collects Data Beyond Users

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The practice is widespread, with companies such as Google and Twitter also doing the same. Facebook, embattled in a scandal over the mishandling of user data, confirmed Monday that it also collected information from people beyond their social network use. During heated hearings in Congress last week, CEO Mark Zuckerberg had already explained that Facebook collects data beyond what users share on their profiles. "When you visit a site or app that uses our services, we receive information even if you're logged out or don't have a Facebook account," product management director David Baser said in a post on the social network's blog. "This is because other apps and sites don't know who is using Facebook," he added, noting Facebook was also following up with Congress on a few dozen ...
UAE Top Arab, World’S 15Th Largest Exporter

UAE Top Arab, World’S 15Th Largest Exporter

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Dubai accounts for a majority of the UAE's non-oil foreign trade. The UAE's investor-friendly and free trade policies, establishment of new free zones and state-of-the-art infrastructure are paying rich dividends as the country's trade grows. According to the World Trade Organisation, the UAE, which leads the Arab world, moved up 4 places to become 15th largest exporter in the world, surpassing Russia, Spain and Switzerland. The UAE also progressed by 1 place in imports, to occupy the 18th position internationally. In total, official figures revealed that the UAE's foreign trade reached Dh1.7 trillion last year. As per the WTO's International Trade Statistics in 2017, the UAE occupied the 21st position internationally and first in the Arab world in service exports and 17th posi...
Met Warns Of Poor Visibility In UAE, Rainfall Expected Today

Met Warns Of Poor Visibility In UAE, Rainfall Expected Today

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The relative humidity is likely to increase by night. The National Center of Meteorology (NCM) has advised motorists to drive safely in view of poor visibility expected on Tuesday. The centre added that dusty weather is likely to reduce visibility to less than 2000 m at times over scattered areas of the country because of convective clouds formation, which may be associated with rainfall. pic.twitter.com/bfn64TzkDi — المركز الوطني للأرصاد (@NCMS_media) 17 April 2018 The weather shall be partly cloudy with increase in the temperature. "The amount of clouds will increase over scattered areas, becoming convective and rainy at times," NCM added. "The relative humidity is likely to increase by night and early morning over some coastal areas." The sea will be moderate to ro
No Sales Of Electronic Items Without Warranty In UAE From July

No Sales Of Electronic Items Without Warranty In UAE From July

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The department stressed that there will be no further grace period for the company to implement the decision. The Ministry of Economy confirmed that the Department of Consumer Protection has made a final decision to prevent selling all electronics items including electrical appliances and mobile phones without warranty, starting from July, Emarat Al Youm reported. The department stressed that there will be no further grace period for companies to implement the decision, explaining that the committee has already extended the grace period to July, after it was supposed to end in January. Selling electronics without warranty for re-exporting or using out of UAE is a decision of the resellers and they have the full responsibility of its consequences. On the other hand, consumers an...
‘I Almost Died’: Abused Filipino Women Hope Divorce Will Become Legal

‘I Almost Died’: Abused Filipino Women Hope Divorce Will Become Legal

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Thousands of women want to end failed and abusive relationships. Although her husband nearly killed her, Krista Dador cannot get a divorce as the Philippines is one of only two states - along with the Vatican - without a divorce law. The prohibitive cost of an annulment means that Dador, who has received no financial support from her husband since they separated eight years ago, is looking to work as a maid in the Middle East, leaving their two children behind with her mother. "Sometimes I want to end it all," said the 28-year-old, who makes a living washing neighbors' laundry in a squalid part of Quezon City, the Southeast Asian country's most populous city. "This is a risk I'm taking. I want my children to be in school because I was not - and because I want to earn money to p...
Emirates Warns Flyers Against New Free Ticket Hoax

Emirates Warns Flyers Against New Free Ticket Hoax

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The latest one doing the rounds claims that the airline is offering free tickets for its anniversary. Dubai's flagship airline Emirates is no stranger to online scams that claim to offer free tickets. Four to five such scams surface every year, and each time the airline has to issue a statement that it's just a hoax. The latest one doing the rounds claims that the airline is offering free tickets for its anniversary. "We are aware that there are posts circulating regarding a ticket giveaway for Emirates' birthday. This is not an official competition and we advise caution. Genuine competitions are only hosted on our official social media accounts, marked with a blue tick," the airline said on Twitter. A similar scam had done the rounds on social media earlier this year, follo...
Video: Rain Hits Parts Of UAE, More Expected

Video: Rain Hits Parts Of UAE, More Expected

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The sea will be moderate to rough at times. Rainfall hit Dubai and some parts of the UAE on Monday morning. The National Center of Meteorology (NCM) has predicted partly cloudy weather with likeliness of more rainfall for rest of the day. ⁧#المركز_الوطني_للأرصاد⁩ ⁧#أمطار_الخير⁩ دبي⁩ ⁧#هواة_الطقس⁩ ⁧#أصدقاء_المركز_الوطني_للأرصاد⁩ pic.twitter.com/HnrA6gBRWi — المركز الوطني للأرصاد (@NCMS_media) 16 April 2018 pic.twitter.com/2JKkJ7hqWi — المركز الوطني للأرصاد (@NCMS_media) 16 April 2018 "The amount of clouds will increase over scattered areas of the country, with a probability of rainfall at times," NCM said. pic.twitter.com/ga64X70ewQ — المركز الوطني للأرصاد (@NCMS_media) 16 April 2018 Moderate winds will blow in general, freshening at times and causing blowing o
President Duterte Set To Visit Kuwait To Witness The Signing Of The Deal For OFW Protection

President Duterte Set To Visit Kuwait To Witness The Signing Of The Deal For OFW Protection

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President Rodrigo Duterte is set to visit Kuwait to personally witness the signing of the agreement that seeks to ensure the welfare and protection of OFWs in the country. He decided to push through his trip to Kuwait after the government of Kuwait decided to meet his demands. The president confirmed it in front of the Filipino workers in Hong Kong. Conditions like Filipino worker’s passport should never be confiscated by their employer, they should get at least 7 hours of sleep in a daily basis, they should be permitted to cook their own meal, they should have one day off, and should never go through any form of physical abuse. “I think to give honor also to the Kuwaiti government, I will go there for the signing, just to witness it. Fly in, fly out lang ako,” says the President.
Saudi Employer Allegedly Pointed Gun To Pinay Domestic Helper

Saudi Employer Allegedly Pointed Gun To Pinay Domestic Helper

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An OFW slammed accusations towards her employers in Saudi Arabia after allegedly maltreating her, reported by GMA News. In a video which was posted online, a certain Rose experienced continuous verbal abuse for her Saudi national employers, ever since she started work in June 2017. Aside from the verbal abuse, she was also not being fed well, pushed to work more than eight hours per day and her male employer even pointed a gun against her. “Pag pasok niya dun sa may tapat ng kusina nanakatay oako, tinutukan niyaa ko ng baril,” Rose recounted as she fears her life following the incident. Rose was also detained inside her employer’s house. She was able to ask for assistance from her agency in the Philippined but they didn’t believed her. Instead they asked her to pay P200,000 if
23-Year-Old Pinay Becomes Rape Victim After Helping A Homeless Japanese

23-Year-Old Pinay Becomes Rape Victim After Helping A Homeless Japanese

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A 23-year-old Pinay mother residing in Taguig City had helped a Japanese citizen out of pity after sharing that he had been a victim of her Pinay girlfriend and was left penniless and homeless. Little did she knew that after she had been kind enough to let a stranger stay in their condominium unit, she will become a victim of a horrible incident. The Pinay decided to help the Japanese named Tetsunori Kishida after asking a permission from her boyfriend who is also a Japanese. Since they are both Japanese, her boyfriend agreed that she help him and let him stay in their condominium unit. In a news reported by Balitanghali on Friday, the Pinay claimed that during the stay of Tetsunori in their condo, she saw that he is revealing his real character as each day passes by. In fact, she na...
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