Canadian minister dismisses suggestion to block Huawei CFOs extradition

Chrystia Freeland said move would set a dangerous precedent while Meng Wanzhou will challenge extradition request Canadas foreign minister, Chrystia Freeland, has dismissed a suggestion that Ottawa block the extradition of a top executive from Chinas Huawei to the US, saying it would set a dangerous precedent. Huaweis chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, Sangrily demanded Canada release Meng and detained two Canadians on spying charges. It has also blocked imports of Canadian canola seed and the prime minister, Justin Trudeau, has said he fears further retaliation. The Globe and Mail newspaper on Thursday said former Canadian prime minister Jean Chrtien had floated the idea of the government Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : …

‘I’ve paid a huge personal cost:’ Google walkout organizer resigns over alleged retaliation

Longtime employee who helped organize global protest alleges Googles response was designed to have a chilling effect on growing workplace activism A prominent internal organizer against Googles handling of sexual harassment cases has resigned from the company, alleging she was the target of a campaign of retaliation designed to intimidate and dissuade other employees from speaking out about workplace issues. Claire Stapleton, a longtime marketing manager at Google and its subsidiary YouTube, said she decided to leave the company after 12 years when it became clear that her trajectory at the company was effectively over. I made the choice after the heads of my department branded me with a kind of scarlet letter that makes it difficult to do my …

Apple expected to close iTunes after 18 years

Tim Cook will announce separate apps for music, TV and podcasts, according to reports It was once heralded as a possible saviour of a U2 album on them, and its graphic novel, but now Apple is to replace its iTunes download service. According to a report by entertainment service rather than a hardware company powered by products such as the iPhone. The move is expected to be part of the keynote address by the Apple chief executive, Tim Cook, at the companys Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, California, which starts on Monday and will focus on software updates and Apples new approach to apps. Steve Jobs gives his keynote address on the opening day of Apple Expo in Paris …

All we know is MONEY!: US cities struggle to fight hackers

Baltimore this month joined Atlanta, San Diego and Newark in the list of US cities hit by ransomware attacks as the cyber intrusions are expected to continue We wont talk more, all we know is MONEY! Hurry up! This was the ransom hackers crippled government computers with a virus, taking the systems hostage. The ongoing cyber-attack has water bills and other services. The horrors of hobbled cities and municipalities across the globe in recent years. The crisis in Baltimore, where officials have refused to pay the $76,000 bitcoin ransom, follows similar Atlanta, San Diego and report suggesting the cybercriminals used a malware component that originated with the National Security Agency (NSA). The NSA allegedly lost control of the tool, called …

Facebook bans Alex Jones, Milo Yiannopoulos and other far-right figures

The company has struggled to control far-right hate speech on the platform in recent years Facebook banned several prominent accounts promoting white nationalism on the platform on Thursday. Accounts barred from Facebook, as well as its subsidiary Instagram, as part of the new enforcement include the conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, the far-right troll Milo Yiannopoulos and the anti-Muslim figurehead Laura Loomer. Jones was previously banned from Facebook but still had an account on Instagram, which was no longer live as of Thursday. Weve always banned individuals or organizations that promote or engage in violence and hate, regardless of ideology, a Facebook spokesperson said. The process for evaluating potential violators is extensive and it is what led us to our decision …

Marker Wadden, the manmade Dutch archipelago where wild birds reign supreme

A silted-up lake has been transformed into the latest addition to the map of the Netherlands and an eco-haven teeming with wildlife It takes about an hour on the ferry, across often choppy waters, to reach the newest bit of the Europe muddied by swirling silt. Visitors on the main island. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images Over the decades, the population of freshwater mussels vital for filtering the silt collapsed, along with the numbers of smelt fish, a favourite of local birdlife, including the common tern. It was a worrying sign of things to come. In 2011 Posthoorn, from the Natuurmonumenten, an NGO whose role combines that of the National Trust and the RSPB, tried to find a way through the political …