economy

Facebook is sliding on report FTC looking into its use of personal data (FB)

Markets Insider Shares of Facebook are sliding Tuesday morning following a report the Federal Trade Commission is probing the company’s use of personal data.  The FTC is looking into whether the social media giant “violated terms of a consent decree over its use of personal data,” Bloomberg says, citing a person …

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The 2018 spring equinox has arrived — here’s what it is and how it works

NASA/Flickr The vernal or spring equinox of 2018 happens Tuesday, March 20. Earth’s rotation does not cause equinoxes. Equinoxes occur when Earth’s tilted axis is perpendicular to the sun’s rays. During an equinox at Earth’s equator, the sun appears almost directly overhead. The year’s spring equinox, also called the March or …

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A 19-year-old college rugby player has gone missing in Bermuda during a team trip

Bermuda Police A 19-year-old St. Joseph’s University student has gone missing in Bermuda during a team trip. Mark Dombrowski was last seen at a bar early Sunday morning. The team was competing in the Ariel Re Bermuda International 7’s Tournament during the past week and was scheduled to return to …

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THE BLOCKCHAIN IN THE IoT REPORT: How distributed ledgers enhance the IoT through better visibility and create trust

BI Intelligence This is a preview of a research report from BI Intelligence, Business Insider’s premium research service. To learn more about BI Intelligence, click here. Blockchain isn’t just for bankers anymore. Most of the buzz around the distributed ledger has focused on its uses in finance, where it originated. But …

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Vladimir Putin’s hard-core daily routine includes hours of swimming, late nights, and no alcohol

Dmitry Astakhov/RIA Novosti Russian Government/AP • Vladimir Putin — who is expected to win his fourth presidential term in Russia’s upcoming spring election — sticks to a standard daily schedule. • As president of Russia, Putin has overseen the country’s slide back into authoritarianism, according to the Economist’s Democracy Index. …