87 million people’s data improperly shared by Facebook.

binoReuters report that Facebook said on Wednesday that the personal information of up to 87 million users may have been improperly shared with political consultancy Cambridge Analytica, up from a previous news media estimate of more than 50 million.

Most of the 87 million people were in the United States, Schroepfer wrote in the blog post.… Be Informed

Guardian: What would Martin Luther King’s dream be in 2018? Leading activists reply

MLK.jpgFifty years after Martin Luther King was assassinated, the civil rights leader’s family and admirers were marking the anniversary of his death with marches, speeches and quiet reflection on Wednesday.

The commemorations stretched from his hometown of Atlanta to Memphis, where he died, and points beyond, including the nation’s capital.… Be Informed

CNN – Trump pushes back against market fears of trade war

CNN reports that US President Donald Trump on Wednesday tried to tamp down economic anxieties over tariffs recently announced by China and the United States.

USA China“We are not in a trade war with China, that war was lost many years ago by the foolish, or incompetent, people who represented the U.S.,” Trump tweeted, adding, “Now we have a Trade Deficit of $500 Billion a year, with Intellectual Property Theft of another $300 Billion.

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Cheap euro transfers everywhere in the Union and fairer currency conversions

european-commission-building.jpgThe European Commission is proposing to make cross-border payments in euro cheaper across the entire EU. Under current rules, there is no difference for euro area residents or businesses if they carry out euro transactions in their own country or with another euro area Member State.

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February 2018 Euro area unemployment at 8.5% EU28 at 7.1% – Malta (with Germany) registers second lowest unemployment rate

EurostatThe euro area (EA19) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 8.5% in February 2018, down from 8.6% in January 2018 and from 9.5% in February 2017. This is the lowest rate recorded in the euro area since December 2008. The EU28 unemployment rate was 7.1% in February 2018, down from 7.2% in January 2018 and from 8.0% in February 2017.… Be Informed