Facebook shared user data with Chinese firm despite warnings by US intelligence

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The online social media company Facebook shares data about its users with a Chinese telecommunications company that has been flagged in United States government reports as a threat to security. The New York Times revealed on Tuesday that Facebook has been routinely giving access to the private data of its users to four Chinese companies since at least 2010. The paper said that the data-sharing agreement with Lenovo, Oppo, TCL, and Huawei Technologies, has its roots in 2007. That was the year when Facebook began an effort to entice cell phone hardware and software manufacturers to include Facebook-friendly apps and features in their products. As part of the agreement, Facebook gave cell phone manufacturers access to its users’ private data, including “religious and political leanings, work and education history and relationship status”, said the Times. Continue reading

Special Forces ready for as many as 10 terror attacks at once

Special Forces and other law enforcement agencies in London are preparing for terror attacks – maybe as many as 10 at once.

There is concern over Paris-like attacks by British terrorists returning from Syria against “Western lifestyle” targets, according to the Times of Israel.

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London on standby for multiple terror strikes

POLICE and special forces troops have been told to prepare for up to 10 simultaneous terror attacks on the streets of London.

The National Crime Agency has been ordered to make a crackdown on firearms a priority amid fears of a Paris-style attack by terrorists returning from Syria. Continue reading