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Google launches strong encryption for Android messages

WASHINGTON (AFP) Photo: Los Angeles Times Google said recently it will be rolling out end-to-end encryption for Android users, making it harder for anyone — including law enforcement — to read the content of messages. “End-to-end encryption ensures that no one, including Google and thirdparties, can read the content of your

New US jobless claims drop to 787,000 as stimulus talks stall

WASHINGTON (AFP) Photo: Collected New claims for US jobless benefits fell to 787,000 last week, the Labor Department said Thursday, as congressional negotiations over a new economic stimulus package lost momentum. The big improvement brought claims below 800,000 for the second time since the pandemic started, with new seasonally adjusted

New US jobless claims flat at 884,000: Government

WASHINGTON (AFP) The number of US workers filing new claims for jobless benefits showed no improvement in the latest week, with 884,000 new applications, according to Labor Department data released Thursday. New claims have generally decreased since surging in March at the start of the Covid-19 crisis, however the data for

Trump economic advisor predicts 20% US second-half growth

Agence France-Presse (AFP)/TheJakartaPost Washington - The US economy will grow on the order of 20 percent in the third and fourth quarters, a top White House economic adviser predicted Sunday, despite reopening setbacks linked to a coronavirus resurgence. "I don't deny that some of these hotspot states moderate that recovery, but on

US cutting ties with WHO: Trump

Reuters,Washington  The United States will end its relationship with the World Health Organization over the body’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday, accusing the U.N. agency of becoming a puppet of China. The move to quit the Geneva-based body, which the United States formally joined

Social media need to be closed down: Trump

Reuters U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday threatened to regulate or shut down social media companies for stifling conservative voices, a day after Twitter attached a warning to some of his tweets prompting readers to fact check the president's claims. Without offering evidence, Trump again accused such platforms of bias, tweeting:

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