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Global money-laundering watchdog closely monitoring Facebook's Libra, official says

The global anti-money laundering watchdog is closely monitoring developments on Facebook's planned Libra cryptocurrency, its new head told Reuters on Tuesday, in the latest sign of...

Global money-laundering watchdog closely monitoring Facebook's Libra, official says

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SBI Says Monitoring Exposure To Shadow Banks "Very Closely" A series of defaults at lender Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Service Ltd last year raised concerns about the country's shadow banking industry...
18:34, 06/06/2019

Britain closely monitoring events in Hong Kong: Hunt Britain will closely monitor events in Hong Kong and continue to press the Chinese government to respect the terms under which the former colony was handed over, Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said on Sunday....
14:17, 06/30/2019

Trump slams censorship on social media, gives shoutout to James Woods: We're monitoring closely! President Trump took to Twitter on Friday evening and slammed social media censorship in reaction to Facebook's recent crackdown of conspiracy theorists, a prominent anti-Semite, and other far-right figures, saying that he's "monitoring and watching closely."...
16:17, 05/04/2019

Facebook's Libra coin closely watched by authorities: FSB Facebook's plan to expand into payments is not expected to be on the agenda of this week's G20 summit in Japan, but the social media giant's intentions could lead regulators to take a closer look at crypto assets, a G20 regulatory group said on Tuesday....
18:00, 06/25/2019

FaceApp row: UK watchdog monitoring privacy concerns Information Commissioner’s Office says people should check how apps use their data The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is considering allegations that FaceApp, the face-ageing photo app that has gone viral, is misusing personal data.“We are aware of stories raising concerns about FaceApp and...
19:17, 07/18/2019

"US Closely Following Legislation On Territorial Status Of J&K": Official The US is closely following India's legislation regarding the new territorial status and governance of Jammu and Kashmir, a State Department official said on Wednesday, hours after Pakistan expelled......
05:00, 08/08/2019

UK watchdog wants more detail on Facebook's Libra coin plan There was "insufficient" detail to understand Facebook's plans to expand into payments and launch its own Libra coin, Britain's Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) said on Tuesday....
14:17, 06/25/2019

UK's data watchdog seeks more clarity from Facebook over Libra Britain's data protection watchdog said on Monday that it had joined with its counterparts from around the world in calling for more openness about Facebook's proposed Libra digital currency....
15:00, 08/06/2019

Swiss welcome scrutiny in handling Libra cyrptocurrency: watchdog Switzerland welcomes international scrutiny of the way it oversees the Facebook-led Libra cryptocurrency project and is ready to work with other countries to ensure seamless supervision, the top Swiss financial watchdog said....
08:52, 09/13/2019

Swiss watchdog expects details on Facebook's Libra by end of month Switzerland's privacy watchdog expects to receive details on Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency by the end of this month, a spokeswoman for the agency said on Tuesday....
22:00, 08/20/2019

Facebook Libra Cryptocurrency Plan Details Still Awaited by Swiss Watchdog Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency project has not responded to an information request by Switzerland's data privacy watchdog, the authority said on Tuesday,...
08:51, 07/24/2019

More Russian Nuclear Monitoring Stations Went Silent Days After Blast, Official Says The number of Russian nuclear monitoring stations that have gone silent has doubled to four, an international arms-control official said Monday, heightening concerns among observers that Russia is trying to hide evidence from an explosion at a missile-test site earlier this month....
20:17, 08/19/2019

Vital global climate monitoring scheme axed on remote UK island For 40 years US and UK teams have been monitoring concentrations of carbon dioxide and methane on Ascension Island, but that operation is under threat...
21:17, 06/06/2019

| Facebook's Libra currency could threaten the euro - official Widespread adoption of Facebook's proposed 'Libra' cryptocurrency could harm the European Central Bank's ability to manage the eurozone economy and threaten the euro itself, a top official said....
02:00, 09/04/2019

UPDATE 1-Facebook official says regulatory concerns to be addressed before Libra launch Facebook Inc's top official overseeing the launch of its Libra cryptocurrency plans to tell U.S. lawmakers the company will not launch the digital currency until regulatory concerns and approvals are fully addressed....
18:00, 07/15/2019

Facebook Unveils Plans For Global Cryptocurrency 'Libra' Facebook and some two dozen partners on Tuesday released a prototype of a cryptocurrency called Libra, whose rollout as global digital money is expected next year....
09:17, 06/19/2019

Facebook's Libra launch will extend its global domination Cryptocurrency could wipe out many businesses and further concentrate corporate powerEvery week, dozens of people walk into the Sunshine convenience store in Charlottesville, Virginia, to send money to relatives in other countries. They use a service called MoneyGram, one of the two largest firms (t...
12:00, 06/18/2019

Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency 'poses risks to global banking' Move could affect competition and data privacy, warns Bank for International SettlementsFacebook’s plan to operate its own digital currency poses risks to the international banking system that should trigger a speedy response from global policymakers, according to the organisation that represents th...
18:51, 06/23/2019

Libra: Facebook launches cryptocurrency in bid to shake up global finance Digital currency will let billions of users make transactions but is raising privacy concerns•Facebook’s Libra launch will extend its global domination•All you need to know about Facebook’s new cryptocurrencyFacebook has announced a digital currency called Libra that will allow its billions of users...
14:17, 06/18/2019

CORRECTED-(OFFICIAL)-Facebook's Libra seeks payment system licence from Swiss FINMA The Facebook-led Libra cryptocurrency project is seeking a payment system licence under Swiss financial watchdog FINMA, it said on Wednesday, spelling out in more detail how it hopes to be regulated....
09:34, 09/11/2019

Global regulators to question Facebook's Libra amid EU concerns: paper Global regulators will question Facebook on Monday about its Libra cryptocurrency, amid concerns from European Union governments over the threat the digital currency poses to financial stability, the Financial Times reported on Sunday....
08:51, 09/15/2019

Pakistan Should Be On Global Watchdog's Black List, Says Arun Jaitley India on Thursday said that Pakistan should be put on the blacklist for countries who are not cooperating in the global fight against money laundering and terrorist financing....
00:17, 05/03/2019

Proactive checks on crypto risks needed, global watchdog FSB says Regulators need to step up risk assessments of the cryptocurrency sector as current rules are patchy, and quick technological change may lead to gaps in policies on digital money, the global financial stability watchdog said....
13:34, 05/31/2019

Pak Fails To Act On Global Watchdog's Points On Terror Funding: Report Pakistan has failed to complete 25 of the 27 action points given by the international terror financing watchdog Financial Action Task Force (FATF) to check funding to terrorist groups such as......
12:51, 06/16/2019

Global money-laundering watchdog launches crackdown on cryptocurrencies Cryptocurrency firms will be subjected to rules to prevent the abuse of digital coins such as bitcoin for money laundering, a global watchdog said on Friday, the first worldwide regulatory attempt to constrain the rapidly growing sector....
22:51, 06/21/2019

Global watchdog give Pakistan until October to curb terror financing Pakistan has until October to improve its counter-terror financing operations in line with an internationally agreed action plan or face actions against it, a global watchdog said on Friday....
19:17, 06/21/2019

Global Media Watchdog Slam Pak For "Brazen Censorship" Of News Channels A global media watchdog has slammed Pakistani authorities over the removal of three television channels from the country's airwaves, saying the move was "indicative of disturbing dictatorial......
16:34, 07/10/2019

Head Of Global Finance Watchdog FATF Hints At Pak 'Blacklist' Over Terror Outgoing Financial Action Task Force or FATF president, Marshall Billingslea, has hinted about the possibility of blacklisting Pakistan after the international financial watchdog's meeting in Paris......
16:00, 06/25/2019

DOJ watchdog: Former FBI official illegally leaked court docs, disclosed 'sensitive' information and took gift from media The Justice Department's internal watchdog announced in an investigative summary released Wednesday that a former FBI Deputy Assistant Director engaged in a slew of "misconduct," including leaking "sensitive" information to the media and accepting a gift from a member of the media....
23:51, 05/29/2019

Watchdog agency finds security gaps in Global Entry screening program A program that allows low-risk travelers to gain expedited entry into the U.S. is criticized for lax vetting of applicants and verification procedures in a report from a watchdog agency....
03:51, 07/11/2019

Security Council discusses chemical weapons use in Syria following latest global watchdog report The UN Security Council met behind closed doors on Wednesday, to discuss the latest findings of the global chemical weapons watchdog in Syria, which concluded that there were “reasonable grounds” that a chemical attack took place during the crucial battle for control of Eastern Ghouta, last April....
19:17, 04/28/2019

Uncertainty of the trade war — not tariffs — is slowing global growth, says former Fed official The lack of clarity surrounding the U.S.-China trade war is what's really hitting global growth, says ex- Deputy Treasury Secretary Sarah Bloom Raskin....
10:51, 09/19/2019

Most G20 members see trade row as huge risk for global growth: Japan MOF official Most Group of 20 finance leaders said escalating trade tensions pose a huge downside risk for the global economy, a senior Japanese Ministry of Finance said on Saturday....
12:17, 06/08/2019

Yesterday Is a Rom-Com That’s Perfectly Charming If You Don’t Look Too Closely What if, sometime between yesterday and today, the electricity were to suddenly go out all around when the world, and when it comes back, practically all human memory of the Beatles is suddenly erased? That’s the premise of Danny Boyle’s hardworking charmer Yesterday, a fantasy that work...
03:17, 06/27/2019

Mnuchin Says U.S. Looking Closely at Issuing 50-Year Bond The Treasury Department is “very seriously considering” issuing a 50-year bond next year, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said, as the Trump administration looks to take greater advantage of low interest rates to slow soaring borrowing costs....
19:00, 09/12/2019

Trump says he's looking closely at Amazon contract with Pentagon President Donald Trump said on Thursday his administration was looking closely at Amazon's contract with the U.S. Defense Department after getting complaints from other tech companies....
20:17, 07/18/2019

Before Deciding on a College, Look Closely at the Financial Aid Letter Schools are not required to use the same terminology in their offers. And an “award” could mean a grant — or a loan. “Celebrate,” one expert says. “Then, decide.”...
01:17, 05/23/2019

IRS Wins Again in Closely Watched Intel Tax Case A federal appeals court upheld tax regulations on certain cross-border cost-sharing agreements within corporations, delivering a victory for the Internal Revenue Service over Intel Corp. in a case closely watched by tech companies....
21:00, 06/07/2019

Florida closely monitors Hurricane Dorian Residents and visitors are still closely monitoring what hurricane Dorian could bring in the next few days. (Sept. 3)        ...
01:34, 09/04/2019

Report: Dubai plane that crashed followed others too closely Experts investigating a fatal airplane crash that killed four people working on improvements at Dubai International Airport say the aircraft involved had followed too close to other larger planes just before the crash...
13:00, 06/23/2019

Zack Wheeler report comes in with Mets watching closely SAN FRANCISCO — Zack Wheeler has taken the first steps in what the Mets hope will be a fast return from the injured list. On Thursday, the right-hander played catch for a second straight day and reported feeling OK as he battles an “impingement” in his right shoulder. The earliest Wheeler can pitch ...
09:34, 07/19/2019

Trump says looking closely at Amazon's bid on $10 billion Pentagon contract U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday his administration was looking closely at Amazon.com's bid on a $10 billion cloud contract with the Defense Department after getting complaints from other tech companies....
02:17, 07/19/2019

Canada looking closely at U.S. freeze of Venezuelan government assets Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland on Tuesday said Canada was examining the United States' move to freeze all Venezuelan government assets, but stopped short of saying whether Canada would take the same path....
17:34, 08/06/2019

UPDATE 2-Trump says looking closely at Amazon's bid on $10 bln Pentagon contract U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday his administration was looking closely at Amazon.com's bid on a $10 billion cloud contract with the Defense Department after getting complaints from other tech companies....
23:17, 07/18/2019

'Portland is being watched very closely': Trump stokes tension over far right rally President links leftwing ‘antifa’ groups to terrorPatriot Prayer leader Joey Gibson surrenders to authoritiesAs Portland prepared for what may be one of the biggest political demonstrations of the US summer, which authorities expected would lead to violence, Donald Trump threw into the mix a charact...
19:00, 08/17/2019

Australian antitrust body wants to closely monitor Google, Facebook Back in April, Australia passed a bill that seeks to punish social networks for failing to remove violent content from their platforms. Now, the country's antitrust watchdog wants to establish a unit dedicated to keeping an eye on the tech giant's ac......
15:51, 07/26/2019

Freeland says Canada ‘closely following’ reports of attacks on Russian journalists Prominent Russian investigative reporter Ivan Golunov was beaten and kept in custody for 12 hours without a lawyer after he was stopped by police in Moscow last Thursday, according to his lawyer...
03:00, 06/11/2019

Al-Qaeda Remains Resilient, Working Closely With Lashkar: UN Report Al-Qaeda "remains resilient" and continues to cooperate closely with Pakistan-based terror outfits like Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and the Haqqani Network, but the health of its leader Aiman Muhammed......
19:51, 07/30/2019

Your Money Adviser: Before Deciding on a College, Look Closely at the Financial Aid Letter Schools are not required to use the same terminology in their offers. And an “award” could mean a grant — or a loan. “Celebrate,” one expert says. “Then, decide.”...
20:00, 04/28/2019

Amazon's $10 Billion Pentagon Contract Being Closely Looked At: Trump U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday his administration was looking closely at Amazon.com's bid on a $10 billion cloud contract with the Defence Department after getting complaints from other......
05:34, 07/19/2019

Cuomo predicts fate of closely watched bills in Post sit-down Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday handicapped for The Post a slew of closely watched bills that lawmakers are scrambling to address before they wrap up the legislative session. If his predictions hold up, mobile sports gambling, recreational marijuana and drivers licenses for illegal immigrants are dead...
10:00, 06/07/2019

Dinosaur extinction lines up closely with timing of volcanic eruptions Many people assume an asteroid triggered the mass extinction that killed the dinosaurs, but geologists say massive volcanic eruptions occurred at the same time...
20:17, 04/28/2019

It's official: 'Avengers: Endgame' is bigger than 'Titanic' with $2.2B at global box office "Avengers: Endgame" has crossed the $2 billion mark at the global box office in record time. It's blown past "Titanic" and is closing in on "Avatar."        ...
20:17, 05/05/2019

Didi Gregorius takes major step with Yankees watching closely BALTIMORE — While the Yankees were preparing to play the hapless Orioles on Monday night at Camden Yards, their eyes were peaking toward Tampa. That’s where Didi Gregorius and Giancarlo Stanton, two big talents the Yankees hope to get back from the injured list, took steps in that process. Gregorius...
03:51, 05/21/2019

Look closely and you'll see Haunting Of Hill House's Oliver Jackson-Cohen as the new Invisible Man Earlier this year, we picked up on some pretty clear evidence that Elisabeth Moss would be starring in a post-Dark Universe attempt to remake The Invisible Man, this time with the horror experts at Blumhouse taking the lead. Moss herself noted that it was an “incredible story” that “maybe needs to b...
00:17, 07/15/2019

Yankees watching Dallas Keuchel closely as league interest ramps up KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Yankees hope to get some additions to their banged-up rotation soon and still have their eyes on free agent Dallas Keuchel. They were on hand when he threw a simulated game in front of scouts from a handful of teams in Newport Beach, Calif. on Sunday, according to a source.......
05:51, 05/27/2019

Jonotthan Harrison is potential Jets’ weak spot to watch closely As the Jets get close to training camp, I am going to examine the roster and give you my top 25 players. Each weekday, we will reveal another person on the list, leading right into camp. I am not including rookies on this list because I do not feel it is possible to fully evaluate......
00:17, 06/21/2019

Trump warns social media after Facebook bans: 'I'm watching closely' Donald Trump attacked social media companies after Facebook banned several high-profile right-wing extremists, saying he was "monitoring and watching, closely!!"...
00:51, 05/05/2019

Government To Closely Monitor Shadow Lending Sector: Nirmala Sitharaman India has over 10,000 registered NBFCs lending to millions of households who may not have credit worthiness to borrow directly from a commercial bank....
14:53, 07/06/2019

Shares of Nintendo tumble after it announces a delay in a closely-watched video game Shares of Japanese video game maker Nintendo plunged on Wednesday after the company announced a delay in the launch of a highly-anticipated video game, "Animal Crossing: New Horizons."...
09:51, 06/12/2019

Shares of Nintendo tumble after it announces a delay in a closely watched video game Shares of Japanese video game maker Nintendo plunged on Wednesday after the company announced a delay in the launch of a highly anticipated video game, "Animal Crossing: New Horizons."...
16:51, 07/27/2019

Asia Pacific stocks slip ahead of closely watched US jobs data Stocks in Asia Pacific were lower in Friday morning trade, following a second day of losses overnight on Wall Street. Meanwhile, investors await U.S. nonfarm payrolls set to be released later on Friday stateside....
04:00, 05/03/2019

Chelsea bring Cech ‘back home’ and hope he will work closely with Lampard • Cech takes role as technical and performance adviser • Chelsea hope for progress in Lampard pursuit next weekPetr Cech has returned to Chelsea as technical and performance adviser with the intention of working closely with the director Marina Granovskaia and the Europa League winners’ prospective ...
15:51, 06/21/2019

A study of more than 100,000 people has found that drinking juice and other sugary beverages is closely linked with cancer Shutterstock A long-term study of more than 100,000 people found a link between drinking more sugar, whether from juice or other sweetened beverages, and higher cancer rates. The study controlled for other factors like exercise, family medical history, smoking status, age, and education level, sugg...
16:00, 07/11/2019

Trump says he is monitoring Venezuela situation U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he is monitoring the situation in Venezuela very closely and reiterated U.S. support for its people as Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido moved further to oust President Nicolas Maduro....
22:51, 04/30/2019

How to tell if your boss is monitoring your every move on your computer If you use an employer-issued computer, just know that it’s definitely not business as usual. Buzz60’s Sean Dowling has more.       ...
20:00, 09/04/2019

MLB to keep monitoring netting issue after child is hit HOUSTON (AP) — Major League Baseball says it will keep examining its policy on protective netting at stadiums a day after a young fan was struck by a foul ball and hospitalized. The girl was hit during Wednesday night’s game between the Chicago Cubs and Houston Astros, an incident MLB on Thurs...
22:00, 05/30/2019

Best network monitoring tools of 2019 IT networks are now at the heart of any given business. Information Technology applies to every department, every section, every employee, yet the larger the business, the more difficult it can be to monitor and maintain that infrastructure and those networks. It's not just external threat...
19:00, 06/28/2019

Covington teen vs. Ilhan Omar? NBC ‘Law & Order SVU’ characters too closely resemble real people, critics say Popular NBC police drama “Law & Order: SVU” is facing backlash from critics who say Thursday night's episode included a character wearing a red cap who seemed too similar to real-life Covington, Ky., high school teen Nicholas Sandmann....
13:00, 05/11/2019

North Korea official tells U.S. counterpart talks to begin soon: senior U.S. official A North Korean official told a White House National Security Council counterpart last week that working-level talks to revive denuclearization negotiations with North Korea would start very soon, a senior U.S. administration official said on Tuesday....
01:51, 07/31/2019

UN monitoring rebel withdrawal from Yemen's Hodeida The U.N. says it is monitoring the redeployment of rebel forces from three key ports in Yemen after the government dismissed the withdrawal as a "farce."...
23:51, 05/12/2019

Hackers have been 'monitoring iPhones for years,' says Google Hackers have been using malicious software to harvest photos and contacts from iPhones for years, researchers at Google have claimed, potentially affecting millions of people....
14:51, 08/30/2019

EU to implement new monitoring system to enforce rule of law The European Union says it’s implementing a new monitoring system to ensure that all member states are complying with the bloc’s rule of law requirements...
19:17, 07/18/2019

Factbox: Qualcomm's 'obstinance' needs monitoring - judge Qualcomm Inc illegally suppressed competition in the market for smartphone chips by threatening to cut off supplies and extracting excessive licensing fees, a U.S. judge ruled, a decision that could force the company to overhaul its business practices....
21:34, 05/22/2019

UN monitoring rebel withdrawal from Yemen’s Hodeida CAIRO (AP) — The U.N. says it is monitoring the redeployment of rebel forces from three key ports in Yemen after the government dismissed the withdrawal as a “farce.” Lt. Gen. Michael Lollesgaard, the head of a U.N. mission monitoring the cease-fire in Hodeida, says Sunday that monitors ...
18:00, 05/12/2019

RBI To Enhance Monitoring Of Shadow Banks: Shaktikanta Das The comment comes at a time when there are fears that India may be facing a major crisis in its shadow banking sector after shares of mortgage lender Dewan Housing Finance Corp Ltd (DHFL) plunged this......
16:51, 06/09/2019

Infrastructure just isn't as important to the future of network monitoring When we consider the challenges posed by today’s digital world, it is clear that IT operators must be agile and prepared for all technological advancements. If the industry is to continue to thrive and grow, we must continue to look towards the future of computing technology.In order to prepa...
13:17, 04/29/2019

Indonesia to keep monitoring for potential tsunami until at least 1435 GMT Indonesia's geophysics agency said on Friday it would keep monitoring for the risk of a potential tsunami until at least 21:35 pm (1435 GMT) after a powerful earthquake struck off the islands of Sumatra and Java....
14:17, 08/03/2019

Best website defacement monitoring service of 2019 In July 2001, the Code Red worm infected over 359,000 hosts which were running a vulnerable implementation of Windows NT. Visitors to compromised websites were greeted with the message: "HELLO! Welcome to http://www.worm.com! Hacked By Chinese!"Code Red and the phrase "Hacked by Chinese!" have long ...
05:51, 04/30/2019

Russia nuclear monitoring stations go quiet after blast Four Russia-based nuclear monitoring stations that monitor radioactive particles in the atmosphere have mysteriously gone quiet after an August 8 explosion at a Russian missile testing facility, an explosion that has sparked confusion and concerns about possible increases in radiation levels, accord...
12:17, 08/20/2019

Meteorologists monitoring multiple areas of interest in the Atlantic While there are some areas being watched, including the Gulf of Mexico and off the New England coast, explosive tropical development over the Atlantic basin seems unlikely this week....
02:51, 08/20/2019

Solution for remotely monitoring oil wells wins MIT $100K The winner of Wednesday’s MIT $100K Entrepreneurship Competition was a startup helping oil well owners remotely monitor and control the pumping of their wells, increasing production while reducing equipment failures that can lead to methane emissions. Acoustic Wells, a team including two MIT post...
17:17, 05/17/2019

NHS says sepsis monitoring system has saved hundreds of lives Trials of digital alert technology had ‘major impact’ on deadly form of blood poisoning Trials of new digital alert technology to monitor hospital patients with sepsis have saved hundreds of lives, the NHS has said.Plans to roll out the “action and alert” technology across England as part of the NHS...
21:34, 08/18/2019

Cathay Pacific says it's monitoring passengers via onboard cameras Hong Kong airline Cathay Pacific reveals it is monitoring passengers via cameras on its aircraft, reopening an uncomfortable debate over surveillance aboard airplanes....
00:00, 08/06/2019

FTC tells victims of Equifax hack to take credit monitoring instead of $125 The Federal Trade Commission is warning consumers affected by Equifax’s 2017 hack who are seeking a cash payout that they may not get the full $125 promised under the consumer credit bureau’s settlement with state and federal regulators....
04:51, 08/03/2019

Portugal police monitoring hooligans during Nations League PORTO, Portugal (AP) — Authorities say they are monitoring hooligans who are in Portugal for the UEFA Nations League. Portuguese officials say some fans known to have caused problems in soccer matches in the past are in the country but are being monitored by police and by Portuguese and English R...
16:34, 06/08/2019

Google says hackers have put 'monitoring implants' in iPhones for years Visiting hacked sites was enough for server to gather users’ images and contactsHackers have been using compromised websites to install “monitoring implants” in iPhones for years, according to researchers at Google.The malicious software gathers users’ images, contacts and other information. Continu...
10:17, 08/30/2019

FBI and Facebook Potentially at Odds Over Social-Media Monitoring An effort by the FBI to more aggressively monitor social media for possible threats sets up a clash with Facebook’s privacy policies and its attempts to comply with its recent FTC settlement....
19:34, 08/08/2019

D-Link agrees to new security monitoring to settle FTC charges Enlarge (credit: Penn State / Flickr) Router and webcam maker D-Link has agreed to implement a new security program to settle charges it failed to safeguard its hardware against well-known and preventable hacks and misrepresented its existing security regimen. Tuesday’s agreement settles a 2017 co...
04:51, 07/03/2019

Americans believe asteroid monitoring more important than Mars trip The poll comes as the White House pushes to get astronauts back on the moon, but only about a quarter of Americans said moon or Mars exploration by astronauts should be among the space program’s highest priorities....
22:34, 06/20/2019

Apple reportedly buys asthma-monitoring startup Apple has snapped up a company called Tueo Health, which was working on an app to help parents monitor asthma symptoms of their sleeping kids, according to CNBC. The startup's CEO and chief operating officer switched their employer to Apple on Linked......
19:17, 05/25/2019

U.S. Fed's Brainard, George monitoring stock market rout Federal Reserve officials said they were monitoring the U.S. stock market rout on Monday as they assess how renewed trade tensions between the United States and China may impact the economy and the course of monetary policy....
04:00, 08/06/2019

Google says hackers have put ‘monitoring implants’ in iPhones for years Visiting hacked sites was enough for server to gather users’ images and contactsAn unprecedented iPhone hacking operation, which attacked “thousands of users a week” until it was disrupted in January, has been revealed by researchers at Google’s external security team.The operation, which lasted two...
12:17, 08/30/2019

DHS to Ramp Up Social Media Monitoring of People Entering the Country The Department of Homeland Security is stepping up the government’s existing program of demanding people entering the country hand over the details of their presence on social media, CNN reported on Friday....
15:34, 09/08/2019

Shell, Chevron U.S. Gulf Coast refineries monitoring weather Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas coastal refineries operated by Royal Dutch Shell Plc and Chevron Corp were monitoring a developing weather disturbance in the northeastern Gulf of Mexico that may produce heavy wind and rain later this week, company spokesmen said on Tuesday....
02:17, 07/10/2019

India Removed From US Currency Monitoring List, China Stays The US Treasury Department has removed India from its currency monitoring list of major trading partners. It, however, continued to keep China on its watch list, while urging the Asian nation to take......
06:34, 05/29/2019

Tennessee probes park monitoring system after child death COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee regulators say they are investigating why a planned monitoring system has not been implemented at Cummins Falls State Park, where fast-moving water swept away and killed a toddler this weekend. Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation spokeswoman Kim Sc...
00:00, 06/13/2019

Revealed: FBI and police monitoring Oregon anti-pipeline activists Emails show the latest example of environmental groups facing increased surveillance by law enforcementLaw enforcement groups, including the FBI, have been monitoring opponents of a natural gas infrastructure project in Oregon and circulated intelligence to an email list that included a Republican-a...
10:00, 08/08/2019

Funding crisis threatens crucial UK ocean monitoring project The array of moorings monitoring a weakening in the Atlantic conveyor belt risk being left in the lurch when funding expires in 2020, leaving key questions about the climate unanswered...
12:51, 05/18/2019

AI-powered wearable rings could replace watches for heart monitoring Researchers have developed a ring and deep learning algorithm that together can detect heart irregularities with comparable accuracy to clinical devices.Read More...
23:00, 05/09/2019

PM Monitoring Encephalitis Outbreak In Bihar, Assures Health Minister Health Minister Harsh Vardhan today said that the encephalitis outbreak in Bihar, which has claimed the lives of 136 children so far, is being constantly monitored by Prime Minister Narendra Modi......
20:00, 06/21/2019

ICE’s social media monitoring policy for migrants prompts concern TUCSON -The federal government is monitoring migrants in a new way. It has caused some concern for one local immigration attorney who spoke with News 4 Tucson. Immigration Attorney Maurice Goldman said he was shocked to see printouts of his client’s social media accounts and posts in an immigr...
14:00, 06/27/2019

Jeffrey Epstein: Florida looks at possible lax monitoring after 2008 plea deal Epstein joined program that gave him time away from jailOfficials: ‘All aspects of the matter will be fully investigated’Authorities in Florida have launched an investigation into whether the financier Jeffrey Epstein was properly monitored during a 13-month sentence for soliciting prostitution from...
23:17, 07/20/2019

Splunk acquires cloud monitoring platform SignalFx for $1.05 billion Splunk today announced an agreement to acquire SignalFx, cloud monitoring platform for infrastructure, microservices, and applications, for $1.05 billion.Read More...
02:34, 08/22/2019

Facebook Begins Rolling Out New Tool to See Which of Its Data Pals Are Monitoring You As Facebook works to undo the damage of years of user data scandals—ostensibly with an overhauled focus on “privacy,” or something—part of that effort has involved rolling out features geared at greater transparency that, quite frankly, should have been introduced years ago. But here we are.Read mor...
07:00, 08/21/2019

Apple and Google suspend monitoring of voice recordings by humans Apple is globally suspending the use of Siri voice recordings after reports emerged that contractors hired by the company listen to them to improve the voice assistant. TechCrunch, which broke the news, said Apple plans to issue a software update to seek users’ consent before letting them participat...
21:17, 08/02/2019

NASA monitoring 2,100-foot asteroid on track to ‘skim Earth’ A huge asteroid that’s more than twice as big as the Empire State Building is set to skim past Earth in three weeks. The monster space rock is called 467317 (2000 QW7) and it will be whizzing past us at 14,361 miles per hour on Sept. 14. There is no need to panic, though, as......
22:34, 08/21/2019

Safe Space or Police State? Monitoring Your Kids Online Some parents use tools that allow them to monitor every picture, email and text message a kid sends or receives and alert them at any sign of mischief....
12:17, 06/04/2019

Improve Monitoring To Stop Encroachments Along Highways: Green Court The National Green Tribunal has expressed concern over the large scale encroachments along the national highways and directed the government to evolve an effective monitoring mechanism in this regard....
01:17, 06/05/2019

Apple bought a start-up that was working on monitoring asthma in children Apple bought Tueo Health, which was developing tech to help parents monitor asthma symptoms in children, using a mobile app and commercial breathing sensors....
22:34, 05/24/2019

U.S. military says surveillance aircraft monitoring situation in Strait of Hormuz The U.S. military said on Friday that unarmed surveillance aircraft were in international airspace, monitoring the Strait of Hormuz and had been in contact with U.S. ships in the area as Britain said Iran seized two oil tankers....
02:34, 07/20/2019

Health Recovery Solutions raises $10 million for patient monitoring tools Health Recovery Solutions, a New Jersey-based company developing remote patient monitoring solutions for health systems, has raised $12 million.Read More...
17:17, 09/05/2019

US monitoring Hong Kong border as Chinese forces gather en masse The White House is closely monitoring a situation described by an administration official as a “congregation of Chinese forces on Hong Kong’s border,” according to a report Tuesday. The reason for the buildup, which includes the Chinese military or armed police, was not clear but came amid violent p...
07:51, 07/31/2019

Quebec’s Bill 21 on religious symbols leads to fears of surveillance, monitoring Bill 21, a controversial legislation that makes it illegal for public sector employees to work while wearing religious symbols, was passed Sunday night....
20:00, 06/19/2019

Comcast Working on Health Monitoring Device For the Elderly But Don't Call it an Alexa Comcast is working on a new in-home device that will monitor your health, according to a new report from CNBC. A source familiar with the product confirmed its existence to Gizmodo but clarified that much of CNBC’s early reporting on the device today was inaccurate—namely that Comcast was working on...
23:00, 05/21/2019

Trump says he’s monitoring social media ‘censorship’ after Facebook bans extremists Trump, who tweeted and re-tweeted complaints Friday and Saturday, said he would “monitor the censorship of AMERICAN CITIZENS on social media platforms.”...
00:00, 05/05/2019

Canadian health officials monitoring reports of U.S. vaping linked illnesses There have been at least 450 possible cases, including five deaths, identified in the U.S. this year and many said they had been vaping THC, the chemical that gives marijuana its high....
17:51, 09/09/2019

iPhone hack attack: Google says hackers placed 'monitoring implants' in iPhones Google security researchers say that hackers spent at least two years targeting iPhones “en masse” and placing “monitoring implants” on Apple's smartphones....
16:51, 08/30/2019

Russia nuclear monitoring sites lost contact after mystery blast: report A nuclear official said in an email Sunday that two Russian nuclear monitoring stations—specifically designed to detect radiation— “went silent” in the days following an explosion by what many believe was a nuclear-powered missile earlier this month during tests at a remote base....
12:51, 08/19/2019

VMRay raises $10 million for real-time malware monitoring and mitigation tools VMRay, a cybersecurity startup developing an agentlesss real-time malware monitoring solution for enterprises, has raised $10 million in venture capital.Read More...
20:51, 09/16/2019

Oregon's Mount Hood active volcano lacks adequate monitoring, scientists say Scientists warn Mount Hood, an active volcano outside Portland, Ore., lacks adequate monitoring equipment, and bureaucratic red tape has left them blind in detecting future eruptions, which could lead to deadly consequences, according to a report....
16:51, 09/10/2019

Parlee Beach water-monitoring changes remove automatic ‘no swimming’ advisories after rainfall Dr. Jennifer Russell says there's no direct correlation between rainfall and higher bacteria levels and that Parlee Beach Provincial Park has "very, very good water quality."...
17:00, 06/14/2019

GLOBAL MARKETS-U.S. stock futures fall as new tariffs darken global outlook Wall Street stock futures weakened in early trade on Monday, setting a dour tone for Asian markets after tit-for-tat tariffs between the United States and China took effect, reinforcing investors' gloomy expectations for global growth prospects....
07:00, 09/02/2019

GLOBAL MARKETS-U.S.-China trade truce pushes global stocks higher Global stocks rallied and bonds retreated on Monday as the United States and China agreed to restart trade talks at the G20 summit over the weekend, leading investors to bet that a breakthrough between the world's two largest economies would jumpstart global economic growth....
16:51, 07/01/2019

New UN Global Climate report ‘another strong wake-up call’ over global warming: Guterres The increasing number of natural disasters and dangers linked to climate change, highlighted in a major UN report released on Thursday, represents “another strong wake-up call” to the world, which must be countered by finding sustainable solutions quickly, UN Secretary-General António Guterres has s...
18:34, 04/28/2019

GLOBAL MARKETS-Global stocks drop on fears of expanding trade war Global equities tumbled and safe-haven sovereign bonds surged Friday after President Donald Trump's unexpected threat of tariffs on Mexican goods added to fears that escalating trade wars will push the U.S. and other major economies into recession....
18:17, 05/31/2019

GLOBAL MARKETS-Global shares turn flat as sentiment wanes Global shares were steady on Monday as a weak euro zone sentiment survey and political uncertainty in the wake of Spain's elections proved a drag on earlier gains driven by strong economic data out of China and the United States....
15:34, 04/29/2019

GLOBAL MARKETS-Global stocks rally as U.S. eases Huawei restrictions Global equity markets rose on Tuesday, led by chipmakers and companies exposed to Asia, after the United States temporarily eased trade restrictions imposed on China's Huawei Technologies, while the dollar rose on a flight to quality....
17:51, 05/21/2019

GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks shiver as new U.S.-China tariffs add to global gloom Global stock prices fell on Monday after the United States and China imposed new tariffs on each other's goods, reinforcing investors' worries over slowing global growth....
07:00, 09/02/2019

GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks, oil plunge on growing signs of global slowdown Equity markets tanked and oil prices fell sharply on Wednesday after a closely watched bond indicator pointed to the growing risk of a U.S. recession that was heightened by data showing Germany's economy in contraction and China's worsening....
21:34, 08/14/2019

GLOBAL MARKETS-Global shares advance on data boost from U.S., China Global shares rose on Monday, aided by data showing profits at Chinese industrial firms grew for the first time in four months and a strong reading of U.S. first quarter growth data last week....
12:34, 04/29/2019

UN monitoring team in Yemen verifies pullout of armed forces from crucial port zones The UN team set up to monitor the ceasefire agreement between warring parties in Yemen has formally verified the pullout of armed Ansar Allah, or Houthi forces, from port zones in the country that are crucial to the flow of humanitarian aid, describing cooperation they have received so far as “very ...
19:17, 05/14/2019

The technology, devices, and benefits of the growing remote patient monitoring market (HON, PHG, MDT, DXCM, RMD, SENS) This is a preview of a research report from Business Insider Intelligence. To learn more about Business Insider Intelligence, click here. Current subscribers can log in and read the report here. Remote patient monitoring (RPM) is a healthcare delivery method that uses technology to monitor patient ...
05:51, 06/06/2019

Latest trends in medical monitoring devices and wearable health technology (FIT, AAPL, OMRNY, PHG) This is a preview of Wearables in US Healthcare research report from Business Insider Intelligence. Business Insider Intelligence offers even more healthcare coverage with Digital Health Pro. Subscribe today to receive industry-changing digital health news and analysis to your inbox. Wearable fitne...
15:00, 08/16/2019

UN monitoring chief welcomes Houthi offer to unilaterally withdraw from key Yemeni port of Hudaydah As Yemenis continue to finalize redeployment procedures in line with the UN-brokered Hudaydah Agreement, under which Government coalition and rebel leaders are to pull forces out of the key port city of Hudaydah, the Chair of the Redeployment Coordination Committee on Friday welcomed an offer by the...
00:17, 05/11/2019

Cboe Global Markets to Present at Barclays Global Financial Services Conference September 10 CHICAGO – September 4, 2019 – Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (Cboe: CBOE), one of the world’s largest exchange holding companies, today announced that Chris Isaacson, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, and Brian Schell, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, w...
23:34, 09/04/2019

GLOBAL MARKETS-Global growth woes, trade uncertainty drag on Asian shares Asian shares wobbled on Tuesday, U.S. Treasury yields fell and gold rebounded as weak global factory activity reinforced fears about slowing growth, while doubts over whether the United States and China can pull off a trade deal also hurt sentiment....
11:34, 07/02/2019

Cboe Global Markets to Present at Barclays Global Financial Services Conference September 12 CHICAGO – September 10, 2018 - Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (Cboe: CBOE | Nasdaq: CBOE), one of the world’s largest exchange holding companies, today announced that Edward Tilly, Cboe Global Markets Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and Brian Schell, Cboe Global Markets Executive Vice President, C...
18:00, 05/01/2019

GLOBAL MARKETS-U.S.-China trade truce lifts global stocks, gold falls Global stocks rose and bonds retreated on Monday as the United States and China agreed to restart trade talks at the G20 summit over the weekend, leading investors to bet that a breakthrough between the world's two largest economies would jumpstart global economic growth....
21:00, 07/01/2019

Global shares rocky, yuan weakens as global trade talk shakes markets A major global stocks index fell modestly on Friday while the Chinese yuan weakened as persistent global trade tensions hovered over financial markets....
22:17, 05/17/2019

GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares falter, bonds rally on global risk aversion Asian shares sank on Wednesday and bonds rallied as investor sentiment soured over growing worries about world growth with trade tensions between Washington and Beijing showing no signs of easing....
06:00, 05/29/2019

GLOBAL MARKETS-Global stocks rally, bond yields plunge after Fed hints at rate cuts A gauge of global stock markets edged near this year's peak while benchmark U.S. Treasury yields and the dollar dropped after the Federal Reserve signalled possible interest rate cuts later this year....
03:51, 06/20/2019

Cboe Global Markets to Present at Deutsche Bank Global Financial Services Conference Wednesday, May 29 CHICAGO – May 22, 2019 - Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (Cboe: CBOE), one of the world’s largest exchange holding companies, announced today that Ed Tilly, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer and Brian Schell, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will present at Deutsche Bank...
08:17, 05/23/2019

Cboe Global Markets to Present at Deutsche Bank Global Financial Services Conference Wednesday, May 30 CHICAGO – May 23, 2018 - Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (Cboe: CBOE | Nasdaq: CBOE), one of the world’s largest exchange holding companies, announced today that Chris Concannon, President and Chief Operating Officer, will present at Deutsche Bank’s 8th Annual Global Financial Services Conference in New Y...
18:00, 05/01/2019

Cboe Global Markets to Present at Sandler O’Neill Global Exchange and Brokerage Conference Thursday, June 6 CHICAGO – May 29, 2019 – Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (Cboe: CBOE), one of the world’s largest exchange holding companies, announced today that Ed Tilly, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, will present at the Sandler O’Neill Global Exchange and Brokerage Conference on Thursday, June 6 a...
03:34, 05/30/2019

Cboe Global Markets to Present at Sandler O’Neill Global Exchange and Brokerage Conference Thursday, June 7 CHICAGO – June 1, 2018 - Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (Cboe: CBOE | Nasdaq: CBOE), one of the world’s largest exchange holding companies, announced today that Edward Tilly, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, along with Chris Concannon, President and Chief Operating Officer, will present at the Sandl...
18:00, 05/01/2019

Medtronic, IBM study: Machine learning, app, glucose monitoring hardware combo improves diabetes management The study​ was based on data from 3,100 people with diabetes who used Medtronic's Guardian Connect glucose monitoring hardware for at least five days....
22:00, 06/11/2019

The official Twitter for Square Enix’s Studio Istolia is M.I.A., and the studio’s official site is g The official Twitter for Square Enix’s Studio Istolia is M.I.A., and the studio’s official site is gone. In March, former Tales producer Hideo Baba, who had been working on a new game for Studio Istolia, left the company. The status of the game, known as Project Prelude Rune, is still unclear. ...
21:00, 05/13/2019

GLOBAL MARKETS-Global stock markets, bonds rally in expectation of rate cuts Record low bond yields in Europe and the expectation of further interest rate cuts by central banks worldwide helped push global stock market indices higher Wednesday as the benchmark U.S. S&P 500 hit another record high....
16:51, 07/03/2019

GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian markets waver amid global growth, trade uncertainty Asian shares wobbled on Tuesday, U.S. Treasury yields fell and gold rose as weak global manufacturing activity reinforced worries about slowing growth while uncertainties over the prospect of a Sino-U.S. trade deal also hurt sentiment....
06:34, 07/02/2019

What is Libra? All you need to know about Facebook's new cryptocurrency Facebook claims it wants to reach people without access to a bank account, and that Libra is the best wayOn Tuesday, Facebook announced a digital currency called Libra that will roll out for use in 2020 and allow the platform’s billions of users across the globe to make financial transactions online...
19:17, 06/18/2019

GLOBAL MARKETS-Chinese trade data calms volatile global markets Stronger-than-expected Chinese export data helped push global stock markets higher on Thursday following a volatile week that had investors scrambling for safety on fears of a worldwide economic pullback....
20:00, 08/08/2019

GLOBAL MARKETS-Gold gains as trade concerns weigh on global markets Signs of further escalation of the trade war between the United States and China and weak economic data from the United Kingdom weighed on global markets on Friday, capping a volatile week that has pushed gold to its highest level in six years....
20:51, 08/09/2019

Facebook's Libra Could Aid Law Enforcement, Company Says Facebook executive David Marcus told Congress this month that the proposed cryptocurrency could be a valuable tool, partly because of the vast amounts of information that will be generated about its users....
17:17, 07/30/2019

Facebook set for grilling on Libra cryptocurrency Facebook is set to face further scrutiny on its ambitions to launch a cryptocurrency after "very serious concerns" were raised by senior US government members.The company is set to be questioned by the US Senate Banking Committee over its Libra cryptocurrency as the government looks to clarify its s...
17:51, 07/16/2019

Facebook's Libra will be disruptive, says ECB's Coeure Digital currencies such as Facebook's Libra will disrupt the financial system, either by forcing central banks to innovate or by grabbing a global role that could challenge the dominance of the dollar, ECB board member Benoit Coeure said on Tuesday....
23:34, 09/17/2019

U.S. SEC chief says he has not discussed Libra with Facebook A top U.S. financial market regulator said on Tuesday he has not discussed with Facebook its Libra currency proposal, nearly a month after the social media giant announced the project....
21:17, 07/16/2019

Facebook's Libra Needs Scrutiny, BOE's Carney Says Facebook’s Libra project should be carefully vetted by regulators, Bank of England Gov. Mark Carney is expected to say Thursday, offering an early insight into how the U.K. central bank will approach the new cryptocurrency....
07:00, 06/21/2019

SEC Weighs Whether to Regulate Facebook's Libra U.S. securities regulators are examining whether Facebook Inc.’s planned cryptocurrency should fall under their oversight, a development that could further complicate the project....
14:17, 07/13/2019

Why (Almost) Everybody Hates Facebook’s Cryptocurrency Libra Facebook Inc. says its mission is to “bring the world closer together.” Its plans to launch a digital currency called Libra have succeeded in uniting central bankers and financial regulators from around the globe, along with U.S. President Donald Trump and his Democratic opponents in Congress. They’...
08:51, 07/16/2019

Want to make $10,000 from Libra? Break its blockchain The supposedly independent group of companies tasked with overseeing the delivery of Facebook‘s “cryptocurrency” Libra has announced a public bug bounty. In a blog post yesterday, the Libra association disclosed that its offering up to $10,000 to security researchers that find flaws and help tune up...
10:34, 08/28/2019

Facebook Libra scams already on the rise Ahead of the launch of Facebook Libra, a new investigation by The Washington Post has discovered a dozen accounts, pages and groups on both Facebook and Instagram that claim to be official hubs of the social networking giant's new cryptocurrency.Some of these fraudulent pages even advertise tha...
22:00, 07/23/2019

Facebook's New Libra Coin: How Does It Work, and Should You Buy It? On Tuesday Facebook announced Libra, a cryptocurrency that it will launch (along with 27 other partners) in 2020. A little like Bitcoin and a little like PayPal, Libra will be a new digital currency, one available to people without bank accounts or credit cards, but that could potentially be a major...
19:34, 06/19/2019

U.S. SEC chief says he has not met with Facebook since Libra announcement A top U.S. financial market regulator said on Tuesday he has not discussed with Facebook its Libra currency proposal, nearly a month after the social media giant announced the project....
22:34, 07/16/2019

UK MP on Libra: Facebook’s almost trying to turn itself into its own country Facebook‘s ‘cryptocurrency‘ Libra is ruffling feathers among UK politicians amid concerns that the technology giant’s entry into the world of finance would give it too much power. Similarly to their US counterparts, which questioned Facebook‘s blockchain leader David Marcus over two days last week, ...
17:51, 07/22/2019

Big bad Libra: Do we really need (or want) Facebook to reinvent money? Facebook's cryptocurrency scheme will undoubtedly generate value and a following. But if the hairs on the back of your neck start to raise up, you're not alone....
15:00, 06/24/2019

Facebook's New Cryptocurrency, Libra, Gets Big Backers Facebook has signed up more than a dozen companies including Visa, Mastercard, PayPal and Uber to back the new cryptocurrency that the social-media giant plans to unveil next week....
04:00, 06/14/2019

US Treasury has 'serious concerns' Libra could be used for terrorism The US government views cryptocurrencies, including Facebook-backed Libra, as a national security issue. In a press conference today, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the Treasury Department has "very serious concerns" that Libra could be misus......
23:51, 07/15/2019

Facebook’s ‘cryptocurrency’ Libra has nothing to do with Bitcoin Facebook's Libra is not a cryptocurrency and won't offer the kinds of protections that Bitcoin does. It's a way for Facebook to track what you buy.Read More...
01:34, 07/05/2019

France: We can't allow Facebook's Libra in Europe Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency cannot be allowed to operate in Europe while concerns persist about sovereignty, systemic financial risks and the risk of abuses by a dominant market player, France's finance minister said on Thursday....
08:52, 09/13/2019

Facebook reveals new Libra cryptocurrency Facebook has finally taken the wraps off its long-awaited cryptocurrency.The social media giant has revealed that it will be launching the new Libra cryptocurrency as part of its blockchain-powered Calibra digital wallet, coming to Messenger and WhatsApp in 2020.Facebook says you'll be able to ...
13:34, 06/18/2019

Facebook Says Central Banks Have Nothing to Fear From Libra Facebook is once again defending Libra -- this time against fears that the envisioned cryptocurrency could replace sovereign currencies from the US dollar to the Euro and threaten central banks'......
01:00, 09/19/2019

Facebook's Libra coin likely to run a regulatory gauntlet Facebook Inc will face unprecedented regulatory scrutiny over a new digital currency that the social media company hopes will become globally recognized legal tender within a year....
00:17, 06/29/2019

Facebook to Hire Banking Expert to Run 'Libra' David Marcus, Facebook's vice president of messaging products and a key figure behind 'Libra' digital currency project, made the statement in an interview....
21:51, 06/29/2019

Facebook's Libra Is a License to Print Money A bunch of big companies have agreed to pony up $10 million each to take part, and it is easy to see why: On some reasonable-sounding assumptions about its take-up, it could be insanely profitable in real money, too....
17:51, 06/23/2019

Facebook met UK officials three times before Libra announcement Facebook met British finance ministry, central bank and regulatory officials in the weeks before making public its plans for the Libra digital currency, responses to Reuters freedom of information requests show....
02:51, 09/19/2019

Facebook, stop trying to make Libra happen Just when we thought Facebook’s Libra couldn’t be subject to any more scrutiny, it turns out that data protection bosses from all over the world have banded together to share concerns about the ‘cryptocurrency’s’ potential privacy risks. Data officers from the UK, European Union, US, Canada, Burkina...
14:34, 08/06/2019

Donald Trump is 'not a fan' of cryptocurrency, Facebook Libra Just hours after a "social media summit," the president's Twitter account posted a thread aimed at, of all things, cryptocurrency. After starting off by claiming he's "not a fan of Bitcoin and other Cryptocurrencies, which are not money, and whose va......
07:00, 07/12/2019

Fed's Powell Says Facebook's Libra Raises 'Serious Concerns' Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell and legislators in both parties expressed broad concern about Facebook’s plan to create a cryptocurrency-based payment network....
05:51, 07/12/2019

Libra cryptocurrency will increase financial inclusion The Libra Association, created in part by Facebook to launch a digital currency, is not in tension with regulatory oversight, writes Dante Disparte.       ...
00:34, 07/04/2019

Stablecoins like Libra must be held to highest standards: G7 Stablecoins like Facebook's Libra can foster financial inclusion but they must be held "to the highest regulatory standards" to ensure that they aren't used to launder money and that users are protected, a Group of Seven taskforce on the issue concluded....
12:17, 07/18/2019

SNB director says 'relaxed' about Facebook’s Libra project The Swiss National Bank's Thomas Moser, an alternate member of the governing board, said on Tuesday at an event in Switzerland that he is "relaxed" about Facebook Inc's Libra project, adding the company's white paper looked professionally done and its initiators had indicated they wanted to play by ...
12:00, 06/25/2019

Facebook's Cryptocurrency "Libra" Will Be Launched In 2020 Facebook Inc revealed plans on Tuesday to launch a cryptocurrency called Libra, the latest development in its effort to expand beyond social networking and move into e-commerce and global payments....
15:51, 06/18/2019

U.S. Warns Switzerland on Oversight of Facebook's Libra The U.S. urged Switzerland to ensure its regulations governing cryptocurrencies are strong enough to prevent abuse, as the European banking hub prepares to host Libra, a digital currency proposed by Facebook....
08:01, 09/11/2019

Facebook needs to drop Libra and buy Square, Jim Cramer says "It's clearly doing more harm than good," the "Mad Money" host says. Instead Facebook should buy Square for $70 billion and expand the payments network worldwide....
03:00, 07/18/2019

Facebook to launch Libra cryptocurrency next year Social media giant Facebook on Tuesday officially announced it will launch its own cryptocurrency, in a move some analysts believe could bring others like bitcoin more in the mainstream....
13:34, 06/18/2019

How Facebook's Libra could lead you to clean out your wallet Facebook's upcoming cryptocurrency Libra has some experts concerned about security issues. A possible bigger problem: out-of-control spending by consumers....
20:34, 07/05/2019

Regulators to question Facebook over new Libra cryptocurrency BoE among 26 global banks due to meet with Libra amid fears over risk to state sovereigntyGlobal regulators will question Facebook on Monday about its Libra cryptocurrency amid concerns from EU governments over the threat the digital currency poses to financial stability, according to the Financial ...
16:17, 09/15/2019

UPDATE 2-U.S. SEC chief says he has not met with Facebook since Libra announcement A top U.S. financial market regulator said on Tuesday he has not discussed with Facebook its Libra currency proposal, nearly a month after the social media giant announced the project....
21:34, 07/16/2019

Facebook's real goal with Libra is to become even more of a utility David Marcus, the head of Facebook's digital currency project, said the company expects Libra will drive more advertising revenue for the company....
23:00, 07/15/2019

Facebook won't make Libra available until regulators are happy Facebook is determined to reassure officials that its Libra cryptocurrency is above-board. As part of prepared testimony for a July 16th Senate hearing, Calibra head David Marcus has stressed that the social network won't offer the virtual money unti......
23:51, 07/15/2019

Facebook's Libra Bets It Can Bank the Unbanked Facebook has an ambitious goal for its proposed cryptocurrency, Libra: to bring financial services to the hundreds of millions of people world-wide who don’t use banks or other traditional institutions. The cryptocurrency sector has for years tried to do the same and failed....
14:00, 08/22/2019

India isn’t keen on Facebook’s Libra ‘cryptocurrency’ Facebook’s new digital currency Libra has received an early jolt from the Indian government. The authorities in Asia’s third-largest economy are no more keen on the social media giant’s project than any cryptocurrency that came before it. “Design of the Facebook currency has not been fully explained...
20:34, 07/08/2019

France says G7 focused on containing risks of Facebook's Libra Group of Seven finance ministers meeting in France this week will make it one of their priorities to contain the risks posed by new currencies such as Facebook's Libra, the meeting's host, Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire, said....
09:00, 07/17/2019

Libra Association launches bug bounty program The Libra Association has announced a bug bounty program with up to $10,000 in rewards for identifying security flaws in the blockchain's testnet code.Read More...
17:00, 08/27/2019

IMF says regulators must address possible risks from Facebook's Libra Facebook Inc's planned cryptocurrency, Libra, could help boost financial inclusion, but also raises concerns about consumer protection, data privacy, and potential "backdoor dollarization," the IMF's chief economist said on Wednesday....
18:51, 07/17/2019

Singapore amongst currencies Facebook wants tied to Libra Social media giant has reportedly informed US government officials that the Singapore dollar, Japanese yen, and euro are amongst an initial bundle of global currencies that likely will be included in a reserve fund backing its cryptocurrency....
15:17, 09/10/2019

Facebook’s ‘cryptocurrency’ Libra may be in more trouble than we thought Facebook‘s ‘cryptocurrency’ Libra may be in even deeper trouble than we thought if a recent report is anything to go by. According to the Financial Times, it seems that some of Facebook‘s early backers have been spooked by increasing regulatory scrutiny. It’s being reported that at least three of Fa...
14:34, 08/23/2019

Investors Bet That Visa, Mastercard Can Stand Up to Libra Investors are betting that Facebook’s efforts to create a blockchain-based payments system won’t threaten credit-card companies’ winning streak—at least for now....
23:00, 06/18/2019

Steer Clear of Libra Cryptocurrency Scams Libra hasn’t even officially debuted on Facebook yet, but the highly anticipated cryptocurrency has already gotten a ton of interests—from scammers. In fact, it’s hard to tell who is more interested in Libra at this point: those looking to make a quick buck from cajoling you to jump in early so you ...
19:34, 07/23/2019

G7 nations to act against Facebook's 'Libra' cryptocurrency plan Facebook's plan to introduce its own cryptocurrency has come under sharp criticism from many countries. The social media giant announced in June that it would roll out a new digital currency, called Libra, from 2020....
07:00, 07/18/2019

Hard to Read Facebook's Libra Fortune Facebook’s cryptocurrency unveiling was widely anticipated, but bets on Libra catching on and generating meaningful revenue remain highly speculative....
20:00, 06/18/2019

EU regulators to set high bar to authorise Libra, ECB's Coeure says European Union regulators will set a high bar on regulatory approvals for virtual currency projects in Europe, including Facebook's Libra, European Central Bank board member Benoit Coeure said on Friday....
13:51, 09/13/2019

Facebook to face more scrutiny from Congress on Libra Facebook Inc will face more questioning on Wednesday by U.S. lawmakers over its planned cryptocurrency after a bruising first bout when senators from both parties condemned the project, saying the company had not shown it could be trusted....
13:34, 07/17/2019

31% of Help to Buy users didn't need it, says watchdog A third of home buyers who used the Help to Buy scheme last year could have purchased a property without the initiative, research by a government spending watchdog has revealed....
11:00, 06/13/2019

Facebook Questioned by Lawmakers on Its Libra Digital Currency Facebook was questioned by senators who said they don’t trust the social-media giant to operate a global cryptocurrency, but its main challenge will be overcoming skepticism from global regulators....
02:34, 07/17/2019

Facebook's Libra Coin Frightening, Company Co-Founder Says Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes, who initiated the call to break up the social networking giant, has termed the new digital currency Libra "frightening"....
06:00, 06/23/2019

U.S. lawmakers challenge Facebook over Libra cryptocurrency plan U.S. lawmakers quizzed Facebook on Wednesday over its planned cryptocurrency, after a bruising first bout a day earlier when senators from both parties condemned the project, saying the company had not shown it could be trusted....
18:34, 07/17/2019

Here are the Senate’s sickest burns dished out to Facebook’s Libra Facebook‘s digital currency, Libra, has been causing a bit of a ruckus lately. Since its plans became public a few weeks ago, headlines have largely been awash with why it’s probably a bad idea. Nations all over the globe started to wake up to the reality of a currency controlled by the data hoardin...
15:17, 07/17/2019

‘Arrogance,’ ‘a ploy,’ 'bold’: Here’s what officials are saying about Facebook’s Libra Officials at home and abroad sounded off this week about Facebook's plans to start a cryptocurrency, expressing fears it could destabilize financial markets....
00:51, 07/20/2019

Conditions not in place for Facebook's Libra to go ahead: France Facebook's Libra digital coin project cannot go ahead in the form it has been presented so far, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Wednesday....
18:51, 07/17/2019

Senate to grill Facebook over plans for Libra cryptocurrency U.S. lawmakers from both sides of the aisle are set to grill Facebook Inc on its cryptocurrency plans on Tuesday, as the project continues to draw intense scrutiny from financial regulators and politicians across the globe. Facebook is fighting a rearguard action to get Washington onside after it...
15:34, 07/16/2019

Senators grill Facebook on its plans for Libra cryptocurrency Facebook Inc is "delusional" to believe people will trust it with their money, a U.S. senator said on Tuesday as lawmakers from both sides of the aisle grilled the social media company on its plans for a digital currency at a hearing on Tuesday....
19:51, 07/16/2019

BoE's Carney says keeping open mind on Facebook's Libra Bank of England governor Mark Carney has said he is keeping an 'open mind' on the potential utility of Facebook's planned cryptocurrency, but warned it may face strict regulation if it takes off....
01:51, 06/19/2019

Facebook's Libra puts 'unregulated cryptocurrencies' into focus The G7 ministers said this week they want to clamp down on cryptocurrencies like Facebook's Libra, arguing new and untested digital coins risk destabilizing international monetary systems. But can they and should they?...
23:34, 07/19/2019

Facebook Needs 'Very High Standard' For Libra Coin: US Treasury Facebook must meet "a very high standard" before it moves ahead with its planned digital currency Libra, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Monday....
12:51, 07/16/2019

Libra launch won't happen until regulators are happy: Coeure Global regulators will not let Facebook launch its Libra currency until all their concerns, ranging from money laundering to financial stability, have been addressed and "a prolonged discussion" may be needed first, the man in charge of their response told Reuters....
17:00, 07/18/2019

Facebook’s Libra coin isn’t even out yet, but it’s already facing opposition in Europe Facebook on Tuesday announced the Bitcoin rival it has been developing for the better part of a year: Libra. From the start, Facebook insisted on how secure Libra would be, and on the fact that a subsidiary called Calibra will be in charge of Libra, and that a Libra Association would oversee the Lib...
00:51, 06/19/2019

Facebook's Libra faces EU antitrust probe: Bloomberg Facebook Inc's proposed digital currency Libra faces anti-trust probe by European Union regulators, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday, citing a document seen by the organization....
22:00, 08/20/2019

Why governments around the world are afraid of Libra, Facebook’s cryptocurrency Critics worry Libra would threaten government-backed currencies and consumer privacy, while giving Facebook reign over an unprecedented global financial system....
21:00, 07/12/2019

Bitcoin Fans Spy Opportunity in Facebook Libra Launch Bitcoin’s backers are adamant that Facebook’s coming digital currency, Libra, won’t spell the demise of other cryptocurrencies. To the contrary, many believe the launch of Libra spells opportunity....
17:51, 06/18/2019

Washington Has Doubts About Facebook's Libra Payments Network Cryptocurrency backers found a silver lining in President Trump’s Thursday attacks on bitcoin: The attention from him—and Fed Chairman Jerome Powell the same day—shows the industry’s growing importance....
16:17, 07/12/2019

Congress finally catches up to the ‘bitcon’ after Libra controversy As I was saying in a column back on May 22, bitcoin and all the other phony cryptocurrencies need to be investigated. They are “bitcons” — confidence games that are going to eventually cheat anyone foolish enough to entrust their money to these scams. And they are dangerous because they allow rogue ...
05:51, 07/18/2019

Facebook reveals its new digital currency called Libra As expected, Facebook announced a brand new cryptocurrency coming in 2020 – Libra. Described as a new digital wallet for new digital currency, the new financial service will allow consumers to keep their cryptocurrency safe, as well as make various transactions.When it launches in 2020, the digital ...
17:17, 06/18/2019

Facebook’s Libra Association is being investigated by EU antitrust regulators Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency project is being probed again, this time by European Union antitrust regulators. The European Commission said it is "currently investigating potential anti-competitive behavior," related to the Libra Association, Bloom......
06:00, 08/21/2019

Japan urges G7 to think beyond existing rules in dealing with Libra Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso on Wednesday urged his G7 counterparts to make a comprehensive assessment of Facebook Inc's Libra digital currency for any fresh challenges that could be overlooked by existing regulations....
02:51, 07/18/2019

Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency faces EU antitrust scrutiny Facebook's Libra is reportedly being probed by the European Union's competition authorities. The cryptocurrency plan has been met with intense skepticism from both data protection activists and regulators....
14:34, 08/21/2019

France to block development of Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency Finance minister warns monetary sovereignty of governments could be at riskFrance has said it will block development of Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency in Europe because it threatens the “monetary sovereignty” of governments.“I want to be absolutely clear: in these conditions, we cannot authorise th...
16:34, 09/12/2019

Facebook Says Libra Cryptocurrency to Be Regulated by Swiss Authorities Facebook said its Libra cryptocurrency will be regulated by Switzerland’s financial watchdog, adding the digital money would never compete with national currencies or undermine the role of central banks....
19:34, 07/15/2019

Democrats call on Facebook to abandon Libra cryptocurrency Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), chair of the House Financial Services Committee, compared Facebook to scandal-plagued Wells Fargo and said the tech giant shouldn't be allowed to proceed....
21:34, 07/17/2019

| Facebook’s big Libra launch 'only fanned the flames' for critics Congress holding hearings on Facebook’s plan for a possible digital coin suggests that the high-profile debut for Libra was likely a public relations effort gone bad....
00:34, 07/16/2019

G7 urges strict Libra regime, eyes minimum tax Digital currencies like Facebook's Libra must be held "to the highest regulatory standards" to ensure they are not used to launder money and that users are protected, a Group of Seven taskforce urged on Thursday....
14:17, 07/18/2019

EU looking to see if Facebook's Libra currency poses competition risks EU regulators are examining Facebook's proposed Libra cryptocurrency to see if it harms competition, Europe's antitrust regulator said on Wednesday, the latest watchdog to voice concerns about the social network's move into financial services....
21:00, 09/04/2019

PayPal Cautious About Future of Facebook's Libra Cryptocurrency PayPal is cautious about the future of Facebook-backed cryptocurrency Libra, which is slated to debut with the pioneering digital payments firm as part of its oversight association....
10:17, 09/14/2019

France doesn’t want Facebook to operate Libra in Europe Facebook’s ambitious cryptocurrency project, Libra, has been facing a lot of heat in Europe since its announcement in June. Now, according to Reuters, the French finance minister, Bruno Le Maire, doesn’t want it to operate in the EU, as he feels it’s unclear exactly how the digital currency will fun...
04:17, 09/13/2019

China says new digital currency will be similar to Facebook's Libra China's proposed new digital currency would bear some similarities to Facebook's Libra coin and would be able to be used across major payment platforms such as WeChat and Alipay, a senior central bank officer said....
10:34, 09/06/2019

US, UK regulators ask Facebook how Libra will protect personal data Facebook knew its Libra cryptocurrency would face a regulatory gauntlet, but it might not have expected a united front. Regulators from the US, UK, EU and four other governments have asked Facebook to answer several questions about how it will prote......
20:34, 08/05/2019

Federal Reserve already concerned over Facebook’s cryptocurrency Libra Facebook’s cryptocurrency Libra hasn’t been launched yet, but it’s already giving the Federal Reserve a headache. “Libra raises serious concerns regarding privacy, money laundering, consumer protection, financial stability,” Fed Chairman Jerome Powell warned Congress on Wednesday. “These are concern...
04:51, 07/11/2019

Central banks to question Facebook over Libra cryptocurrency Facebook is about to undergo further scrutiny of its Libra cryptocurrency, and it may have to answer some difficult questions. Officials speaking to the Financial Times said that Libra representatives are meeting with officials from 26 central banks......
19:19, 09/16/2019

Can Facebook's Libra Avoid Regulators? History Suggests Not For all its crypto styling, Facebook’s Libra looks less like bitcoin and more like a 50-year-old type of investment fund that has attracted intense regulatory scrutiny since the 2008 financial crisis. Investors should be skeptical of claims it can escape the same kind of attention....
13:51, 07/04/2019

France Hardens Position Against Facebook's Libra Currency Europe should block Facebook-backed digital currency Libra and create a public alternative, a senior French official said, staking out a hard line amid broader resistance to the idea from U.S. and international officials....
17:00, 09/12/2019

France says it will block Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency in Europe Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency has run into another stumbling block. Less than a month after the EU opened up an antitrust investigation into the project, officials in France have announced that they "cannot authorize" Libra on European soil....
19:00, 09/12/2019

Facebook's Libra Cryptocurrency: How It Stacks Up to Bitcoin and PayPal In many ways, Libra appears to operate more like existing web-payment systems, such as PayPal, than bitcoin. Here’s how Facebook’s new system compares with systems already out there....
13:17, 06/28/2019

France to block Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency in Europe Finance minister says governments’ monetary sovereignty could be at riskFrance has said it will block the development of Facebook’s Libra in Europe, dealing the cryptocurrency a fresh blow. The French finance minister, Bruno Le Maire, said plans for Libra could not move ahead until concerns over con...
21:00, 09/12/2019

Facebook Says Libra Can Change the World. It Needs to Convince Users. Facebook has big plans to remake the financial system with its cryptocurrency-based payments network. But persuading people to adopt a brand-new technology could be tough....
13:00, 06/26/2019

Central bankers weigh up Facebook's Libra plan A senior member of the Swiss National Bank said he was open-minded about Facebook's cryptocurrency project, while an Italian official looked for more information as central bankers try to get to grips with the initiative....
14:17, 06/25/2019

| Privacy watchdogs warn Facebook over Libra currency Global privacy regulators have joined forces to demand guarantees from Facebook on how it will protect users' financial data when it launches its planned cryptocurrency, Libra....
18:00, 08/06/2019

US lawmakers tell Facebook to halt the launch of its Libra cryptocurrency US lawmakers have asked Facebook to "immediately cease implementation plans" of its Libra cryptocurrency. Before it proceeds any further, the House Financial Services Committee, led by Democrat Maxine Waters, wants to examine risks around cyber secur......
12:34, 07/03/2019

Facebook's Libra Could Give Dollar, Banks Some Welcome Competition Facebook’s new digital currency has the potential to become a true alternative to national currencies by creating a de facto central bank, which other fin-tech startups and cryptocurrencies have failed to do....
15:34, 06/26/2019

Why Facebook's Libra currency gets the thumbs down | Joseph Stiglitz Only a fool would trust Facebook with their financial wellbeing. But maybe that’s the point of the Libra currencyFacebook and some of its corporate allies have decided that what the world really needs is another cryptocurrency, and that launching one is the best way to use the vast talents at their ...
16:00, 07/02/2019

France, Germany reject Facebook's libra cryptocurrency Facebook announced big plans to revolutionize payments in Europe with the launch of a virtual currency. But EU finance ministers see libra as a risk to monetary stability....
07:01, 09/14/2019

Germany against allowing Facebook's Libra in Europe -Der Spiegel The German government is against giving regulatory approval for Facebook's Libra digital currency in the European Union, Der Spiegel magazine reported on Friday, citing a member of Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives....
17:34, 09/13/2019

Congress Demands Facebook Put Brakes on Libra Cryptocurrency Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency is off to a rocky start. After announcing Libra last month, U.S. lawmakers were none too thrilled given the social media giant’s dubious track record with privacy. Now, the U.S. House Committee on Financial Services is calling on Facebook to halt its plans.Read more.....
20:51, 07/03/2019

Libra: US Congress asks Facebook to pause development Legislators say they need time to investigate cryptocurrency and its potential impactThe US Congress has asked Facebook to pause development on its Libra cryptocurrency until lawmakers have had more time to investigate the ramifications of the company’s actions.In a letter from the Democratic heads ...
13:17, 07/03/2019

Germany against allowing Facebook's Libra in Europe: Der Spiegel The German government is against giving regulatory approval for Facebook's Libra digital currency in the European Union, Der Spiegel magazine reported on Friday, citing a member of Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives....
04:34, 09/14/2019

Watchdog says FBI has access to about 640M photographs WASHINGTON (AP) — A government watchdog says the FBI has access to about 640 million photos, including driver’s license pictures and mugshots, which could be used in facial recognition searches. That’s according to the Government Accountability Office’s Gretta Goodwin, who testifie...
20:00, 06/04/2019

U.S. and Iran to clash at U.N. nuclear watchdog The United States will use an emergency meeting of the U.N. nuclear watchdog's board on Wednesday to raise pressure on Iran over breaches of its nuclear deal, but diplomats expect no concrete action as parties to the deal consider their next move....
12:34, 07/10/2019

Watchdog says FBI has access to about 640 million photographs A government watchdog says the FBI has access to about 640 million photographs — including from driver’s licenses, passports and mugshots — that can be searched using facial recognition technology....
22:17, 06/05/2019

Second Ave. subway escalators are already breaking down: MTA watchdog The escalators at the MTA’s newest subway stations are going down! Transit officials have struggled to keep the 32 escalators at 72nd Street, 86th Street and 96th Street in working order since the three Second Avenue subway stations opened on Jan. 1, 2017, according to a 15-month review by the...
00:51, 07/16/2019

The U.S. Election Watchdog Needs 4 of 6 Members to Enforce the Law. It Now Has 3. The Federal Election Commission is supposed to monitor how candidates raise and spend money, but it will no longer have enough commissioners to legally meet....
08:34, 08/27/2019

UK markets watchdog: cryptoassets have 'no intrinsic value' People should be cautious about putting money into unregulated cryptoassets like bitcoin that have "no intrinsic value" and few protections, Britain's Financial Conduct Authority said on Wednesday....
11:51, 07/31/2019

Motorway signs should be redesigned, says watchdog News 29 Apr, 2019 Junction numbers on motorway signs are obscured too often, forcing drivers into dangerous manoeuvres, according to Transport Focus...
14:00, 05/02/2019

CBOE Holdings Agrees to Acquire Bats Global Markets to Strengthen CBOE Holdings' Global Position in Innovative Tradable Products and Services, and Achieve Meaningful Cost and Operational Efficiencies CHICAGO and KANSAS CITY, Kan., Sept. 26, 2016/ PRNewswire/-- CBOE Holdings, Inc. and Bats Global Markets, Inc. today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement, which has been approved by the Board of Directors of each company by unanimous votes of the members of the boards present...
20:00, 05/01/2019

Consensus among G7 ministers to tackle Facebook's Libra: French chair G7 ministers meeting in France on Wednesday agreed on the need to confront the emergence of digital currencies following Facebook's plans to launch its Libra digital coin, a French G7 presidency source said on Wednesday....
20:17, 07/17/2019

ECB's Villeroy tells Facebook that Libra faces tough scrutiny European Central Bank board member Francois Villeroy de Galhau said on Tuesday that "stablecoins" like Facebook’s Libra highlight gaps in rules and the media giant's payments project faced a tough regulatory approach....
23:34, 09/17/2019

Facebook reveals Libra cryptocurrency, sparking new privacy concerns Facebook Inc announced ambitious plans on Tuesday to launch a new global cryptocurrency called Libra, part of an effort to expand into digital payments that immediately raised privacy concerns....
21:34, 06/18/2019

Explainer: 'Stablecoins' in the spotlight as Facebook unveils Libra cryptocurrency The original cryptocurrency accounts for over half of the $285 billion global coin trading market. But that dominance is under threat, with a host of alternative digital coins emerging as developers race to build cryptocurrencies able to enter mainstream commerce and finance....
21:34, 06/18/2019

Facebook’s Libra currency gets backing from MasterCard, Visa, PayPal and more Today, Facebook finally announced its long-rumored cryptocurrency platform, Calibra. Some speculated that the company would rely on outside firms and existing cryptocurrency exchanges, like the Winklevoss twins' Gemini. Instead, Facebook's Calibra wi......
21:51, 06/18/2019

Would you trust Facebook with your money? What Libra cryptocurrency means for users Facebook revealed it will launch a digital currency similar to Bitcoin, called Libra. Here's what that move might means for its users.       ...
22:00, 06/18/2019

Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency faces questions from international regulators Chair of Financial Stability Board says company’s plans could spark closer scrutiny of cryptocurrenciesFacebook’s Libra cryptocurrency is facing increasing skepticism from international regulators days after ambitious plans for it were unveiled by the social media company.On Tuesday, Randal Quarles,...
01:00, 06/26/2019

Bitcoin soars past $13,000 as Facebook's Libra fuels demand Bitcoin jumped to an 18-month high on Wednesday, as investors looked for safety in alternative investments amid geopolitical tension, and cheered prospects that Facebook Inc's Libra token could push cryptocurrencies into the mainstream....
23:17, 06/26/2019

Swiss-based Libra will have to meet tough U.S. standards: U.S. Treasury The Facebook-led Libra cryptocurrency project must meet the highest standards for combating money laundering and terrorism financing if it is to get off the ground, a senior U.S. Treasury official said on Tuesday....
15:17, 09/10/2019

Libra cryptocurrency must meet tough regulatory standards-U.S. Treasury The Facebook-led Libra cryptocurrency project must meet the highest standards for combating money laundering and terrorism financing, a senior U.S. Treasury official said on Tuesday....
14:17, 09/10/2019

Factbox: Facebook's cryptocurrency Libra and digital wallet Calibra Facebook Inc revealed lofty plans to establish a cryptocurrency called Libra in June, but the project quickly ran into trouble with skeptical regulators around the world....
04:34, 09/14/2019

Facebook asked by lawmakers to pause Libra cryptocurrency project Congresswoman Maxine Waters asked Facebook to halt movement of its Libra project until hearings can be held to examine concerns, while French Finance Minister has called for tighter cryptocurrency regulation....
06:17, 06/19/2019

Facebook should stop trying to disrupt payments with Libra and focus on repair Facebook has had quite a run operating in the completely unregulated, wild world of social media, finally ending with a mea culpa that it needs government regulation in order to manage the massive social and democratic disorder it has created. With its new Libra cryptocurrency, Facebook wants to dis...
01:34, 08/19/2019

ECB's Draghi cites 'substantial' concerns about Facebook's Libra plans European Central Bank President Mario Draghi has added his voice to a chorus of policymakers concerned about Facebook's proposed digital currency Libra....
19:00, 07/25/2019

Germany's Scholz: We cannot accept parallel currencies such as Facebook's Libra German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz said on Tuesday policymakers could not accept the emergence of parallel currencies such as Facebook's planned Libra, adding that Berlin would reject any such plans....
23:34, 09/17/2019

Facebook Libra digital currency will carry hidden costs When Facebook announced its intention to get into the money business, we wondered what would be next. Its own court system? An army?: Our view       ...
00:34, 07/04/2019

Facebook's Libra seeks Swiss payment system license Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency project is seeking a Swiss payment system license, financial watchdog FINMA said on Wednesday, noting the breadth of the planned services would require broad oversight....
13:34, 09/11/2019

US lawmakers hammer Facebook exec over Libra's threat to privacy House members challenge company over its plans to protect data and question its goals in latest clash on Capitol HillFacebook once again faced intense questioning from US lawmakers over the future launch of its cryptocurrency project Libra, in a combative hearing that highlighted deep skepticism ove...
02:34, 07/18/2019

Singapore wants more details on Facebook Libra before deciding on regulatory response Country's central bank remains in talks with Facebook and wants more details on how the US social media platform plans to implement its cryptocurrency before exploring potential legislation....
20:51, 07/08/2019

Facebook forced to take action against fraudsters peddling fake Libra It’s barely been a month since Facebook unleashed its cryptocurrency Libra into the wild and published its whitepaper. But already, the social media giant has been forced to address a growing number of fake communications associated to its digital asset. Around a dozen “fake accounts, pages, and gro...
18:51, 07/23/2019

Swiss National Bank in close contact with authorities on Libra Switzerland's central bank is in close contact with relevant authorities over Facebook's Geneva-based Libra cyptocurrency project, Swiss National Bank Vice-Chairman Fritz Zurbruegg said on Tuesday....
18:34, 08/27/2019

UPDATE 6-U.S. lawmakers challenge Facebook over Libra cryptocurrency plan U.S. lawmakers bashed Facebook on Wednesday over its planned cryptocurrency, saying the company had not shown it could be trusted to safeguard the world financial system and consumers' data....
23:00, 07/17/2019

France Warns It Will Block Development Of Facebook's Libra Cryptocurrency France warned on Thursday it will block development of Facebook's planned Libra cryptocurrency in Europe because it threatens the "monetary sovereignty" of governments....
14:34, 09/12/2019

Facebook's Libra: Why is the world fascinated by a cashless society Facebook’s Libra is joining the cryptocurrency world alongside Bitcoin and Ethereum, but this isn’t the first cashless method on the market. As companies are simplifying consumer transactions, will cash reach an expiration date? We explain.       ...
19:17, 06/28/2019

Senate opens hearing into Facebook plans for Libra cryptocurrency U.S. lawmakers from both sides of the aisle were set to grill Facebook Inc on its cryptocurrency plans on Tuesday, as the project continues to draw intense scrutiny from financial regulators and politicians across the globe. Facebook is fighting a rearguard action to get Washington onside after i...
16:51, 07/16/2019

Bitcoin near two-week highs, fueled by hopes for Facebook's Libra Bitcoin held on Tuesday near its highest for two weeks after surging as much as 9% overnight, a move analysts said was probably driven by hopes that cryptocurrencies are gaining wider acceptance after Facebook disclosed plans for a digital coin....
14:00, 07/09/2019

G7 urges tough Libra regulation, agrees to tax digital giants Digital currencies such as Facebook's planned Libra raise serious concerns and must be regulated as tightly as possible to ensure they do not upset the world's financial system, Group of Seven finance ministers and central bankers said on Thursday....
17:00, 07/18/2019

Germany's Scholz sounds alarm on cryptocurrencies such as Facebook's Libra German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz said regulators must ensure that cryptocurrencies such as Facebook's planned digital coin Libra do not threaten financial stability and consumer privacy....
16:51, 07/16/2019

Facebook announces Libra cryptocurrency and Calibra digital wallet Facebook announced its cryptocurrency Libra and a global association of organizations that will govern it. And Facebook also announced Calibra, a new subsidiary that will build a digital wallet for Messenger, WhatsApp, and a standalone app on iOS and Android. The move has been expected for a while a...
11:17, 06/18/2019

Facebook Unveils Crypto Wallet, Based on Currency Libra Facebook formally announced plans to launch a cryptocurrency called Libra, promising a secure blockchain-based payment system backed by hard assets and designed for mainstream users....
11:51, 06/18/2019

Switzerland warns Facebook's Libra it will face extra scrutiny Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency suffered another setback on Wednesday when Switzerland said the proposed payments system could face strict rules that typically apply to banks, on top of tough anti-money laundering laws....
18:34, 09/11/2019

France urges EU rules on cryptocurrencies, warns of Libra risks The European Union should create a common set of rules for virtual currencies, currently largely unregulated in the bloc, to counter risks posed by Facebook's cryptocurrency Libra, France's Finance Minister said on Friday....
13:51, 09/13/2019

Crypto Twitter responds to the reality of Facebook’s Libra ‘cryptocurrency’ Following months of speculation, Facebook finally confirmed the release of Libra next year. The tech giant also unveiled details about Calibra, its corresponding custodial digital wallet, but failed to provide specifics about its launch plans. Given the buildup to the announcement, it didn’t take lo...
19:17, 06/18/2019

Factbox: Facebook's new cryptocurrency Libra and digital wallet Calibra Facebook Inc revealed plans to establish a cryptocurrency called Libra on Tuesday. It will be run by an association comprised of other corporate investors and non-profit members, with an expected launch in the first half of 2020....
01:51, 06/19/2019

Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency needs deep thought and detail: UK regulator Facebook's fledging cryptocurrency will raise questions for both society and government that need close examination, a senior official at Britain's financial watchdog said on Tuesday, in another sign that the planned project will face deep scrutiny....
19:51, 07/02/2019

Facebook faces more scrutiny from Congress over Libra cryptocurrency plan Facebook Inc faces more questioning by U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday over its planned cryptocurrency, after a bruising first bout when senators from both parties condemned the project, saying the company had not shown it could be trusted....
17:17, 07/17/2019

'Flaky, unstable, bad with money': astrologers on Facebook's Libra currency With Mars in the 12th house at the time of the announcement, the new cryptocurrency should ultimately succeedWhen Facebook announced its cryptocurrency Libra, which shares its title with an astrological sign for people born approximately between September 23 and October 23, people had a lot of quest...
22:17, 06/20/2019

Regulators from Australia, Canada, UK hit Facebook with Libra privacy concerns Facebook's history of mishandling data has come back to haunt it as the privacy and regulatory community team up to probe the social media giant on Libra....
07:00, 08/06/2019

Bitcoin price falls below $10,000 as boost from Facebook's Libra fades Cryptocurrency climbed to nearly $14,000 on news social network was launching rivalThe price of bitcoin has fallen back below $10,000, down 30% from last week’s peak of nearly $14,000.Continuing its wild ride, the digital currency dropped to $9,717 on Tuesday, down 8.1% on the day. Last Wednesday, t...
17:00, 07/02/2019

President Trump takes aim at Facebook’s cryptocurrency, Libra, saying it should be regulated Taking aim at Facebook's plans to launch a virtual currency, known as Libra, and a wallet, named Calibra, Trump said in a series of tweets that the currency would have "little standing or dependability."...
05:34, 07/12/2019

Facebook's Libra must be 'rock solid' before launch warns BoE's Carney Facebook's proposed Libra digital coin must show it is "rock solid" before it can be allowed to launch, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said on Thursday....
17:00, 07/11/2019

Bank of England to mull access for likes of Facebook’s Libra Bank of England Governor Mark Carney is open to the idea of letting new payment services such as Facebook’s upcoming Libra hold funds with the central bank — something previously limited to commercial banks....
19:51, 06/20/2019

Fed's Powell expects Facebook's Libra to be topic among G7 finance chiefs Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell on Thursday said he expects concerns about Facebook Inc.'s proposed new crypto currency Libra to be a main topic of discussion next week when finance ministers and central bankers from the Group of Seven nations meet in France....
17:17, 07/11/2019

Corporate watchdog Asic to sue ANZ over alleged transfer fee rip-off Bank accused of 1.3m instances of charging customers for moving money between their own accountsThe corporate regulator is to launch legal action against ANZ over an alleged fee rip-off that could result in the bank being forced to pay a penalty running into the hundreds of millions of dollars.An Au...
14:51, 07/25/2019

Pensions watchdog demands £50m from Philip Green Pensions watchdogs are demanding that Sir Philip Green hands another £50m to the retirement scheme of his Arcadia retail empire to avert its collapse next week....
18:17, 05/31/2019

Watchdog: IS 'resurging' as U.S. troops leave Syria Five months after losing the last of its territory in Syria and amid a withdrawal of U.S. troops, the Islamic State is "resurging," a Pentagon watchdog said....
11:34, 08/07/2019

Hudson's Bay to pay C$4.5 mln to settle with Canada's competition watchdog Hudson's Bay Co will pay C$4.5 million ($3.34 million)to settle a case related to the departmental store chain's advertising and pricing practices for its sleepwear sets, the Competition Bureau said on Wednesday....
21:34, 05/08/2019

Watchdog: Schools underreporting use of restraint, seclusion A federal watchdog agency says public schools have significantly underreported their use of restraint and seclusion to control students’ behavior. The Government Accountability Office on Tuesday detailed reporting errors in which New York City, Philadelphia and other districts entered zeros in...
02:34, 06/19/2019

Financial Watchdog Shifts From Enforcer to Educator A federal regulator set up after the financial crisis to be a watchdog over the financial industry is shifting its mission from enforcement to consumer education....
13:17, 07/12/2019

Money-laundering watchdog to clamp down on cryptocurrencies Cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin are set to be subjected to rules to prevent their abuse for money laundering, a global watchdog will announce on Friday, the first worldwide regulatory attempt to constrain the rapidly growing sector....
16:34, 06/21/2019

Student Loan Watchdog Job Given to an Industry Executive The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s new student loan ombudsman is a former compliance official at a loan servicer that government auditors have criticized....
08:34, 08/17/2019

Media watchdog has beef with ABC over Catalyst program Authority finds science show breached impartiality standards in its portrayal of the beef industry as harmful to the environmentThe media watchdog has found the ABC science program Catalyst breached editorial standards for impartiality in its presentation of the beef industry as harmful to the envir...
08:34, 05/24/2019

FDNY discriminated against Marine with PTSD: watchdog The FDNY discriminated against a former US Marine because he has post-traumatic stress disorder, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ruled Wednesday. Joseph Leopold, who was honorably discharged from the Marines in 2005, passed the FDNY’s physical and written psychological evaluations when h...
04:34, 06/20/2019

UK watchdog warns of perils of unregulated cryptocurrencies Britain's markets watchdog said on Wednesday that bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have no intrinsic value and offer consumers few protections, but added that such coins fall outside the scope of its powers....
17:51, 07/31/2019

Facebook's Libra in regulators' sights as ECB's Coeure warns of 'stablecoin' risks Facebook's attempt to drag cryptocurrencies into the mainstream with its Libra digital coin met with further scepticism on Monday when an ECB board member said such "stablecoins" posed serious risks....
05:34, 09/17/2019

The group overseeing Facebook's libra is applying for a payments license in Switzerland The Libra Association, the organization in charge of overseeing Facebook's proposed cryptocurrency, said Wednesday it will apply for a payments license in Switzerland....
14:00, 09/11/2019

Facebook vows Libra currency will wait for approval as U.S. airs worries Facebook Inc said on Monday it would not proceed with the launch of its Libra cryptocurrency until regulatory concerns are addressed, as the U.S. Treasury secretary took the unusual step on of saying he had serious concerns it could be used for illicit activity....
23:17, 07/15/2019

Halt Libra Project Until Concerns Addressed: Federal Chief To Facebook US Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said on Wednesday that Facebook's plan to build a digital currency called Libra "cannot go forward" until serious concerns are addressed, comments that......
02:00, 07/11/2019

World finance leaders raise ‘serious regulatory’ concerns over Facebook’s Libra The chairman's concluding summary from the G-7 meeting in Chantilly, France, says the officials agreed that so-called stablecoins - cryptocurrencies pegged to real currencies - will have to meet "the highest standards" of financial regulation....
13:51, 07/18/2019

Libra cryptocurrency: dare you trust Facebook with your money? | John Naughton The social media giant’s foray into bitcoin territory – with some financial big hitters on board – should prompt suspicionWe’ve known for ages that somewhere in the bowels of Facebook people were beavering away designing a cryptocurrency. Various names were bandied about, including GlobalCoin and Fa...
09:34, 06/23/2019

Britain won't try to stop Facebook's new Libra digital coin, says UK finance minister Regulators, not lawmakers, should decide whether Facebook needs a banking license to launch Libra, says outgoing U.K. Finance Minister Philip Hammond....
21:17, 07/15/2019

Europe should ignore 'treacherous promises' of Facebook's Libra currency: ECB's Mersch Facebook's proposed Libra currency could undermine the European Central Bank's ability to set monetary policy and Europe should ignore its siren call of "treacherous promises" ECB board member Yves Mersch said on Monday....
16:00, 09/02/2019

‘Trust’ was mentioned 69 times at Facebook’s Libra Senate hearing – nice In the 220-minute-long Senate hearing where Facebook’s head of Calibra, David Marcus, was grilled on the company’s “cryptocurrency” plans, the word trust was mentioned every two minutes on average, working out to 69 times in total. Not all of these instances were focused on how people can’t or shoul...
15:17, 07/18/2019

Earn Thousands of Dollars for Finding Bugs in Facebook's Libra Cryptocurrency While we’re still waiting on a specific release date for Facebook’s upcoming cryptocurrency, Libra, the company is aiming for an early 2020 release. That gives you plenty of time to find bugs in the currency’s infrastructure—a project that could reward you handsomely....
01:00, 08/28/2019

France calls for EU-wide cryptocurrency rules amid Libra concerns The European Union needs to establish a common set of rules for cryptocurrencies to counteract risks posed by Facebook’s Libra, France’s Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said today. According to Reuters, Libra could pose risks to consumers, financial stability and even “the sovereignty of European st...
13:51, 09/13/2019

Bitcoin reaches 18-month high as Facebook's Libra spurs interest Bitcoin jumped to an 18-month high on Wednesday, a surge analysts said was caused by nervous traders looking for safety in alternative investments and expectations that Facebook's Libra could turn cryptocurrencies mainstream....
17:00, 06/26/2019

France, Germany blast Facebook's Libra, back public cryptocurrency France and Germany said on Friday that Facebook Inc's Libra currency posed risks to the financial sector that could block its authorization in Europe, and backed the development of an alternative public cryptocurrency....
04:34, 09/14/2019

Facebook's Libra Project Is Getting Hammered From All Sides, With Fed Chair Raising 'Serious Concerns' Facebook’s already-troubled Libra cryptocurrency project, which has already run into significant opposition among the U.S. House Committee on Financial Services and the Senate Banking Committee, is running headlong into further resistance from regulators.Read more......
12:17, 07/11/2019

Swiss privacy office wants details on Facebook's Libra crypto project Switzerland's privacy watchdog said on Tuesday it has yet to receive a reply to a July 17 letter seeking details about Facebook's Swiss-based Libra cryptocurrency project, adding it needs the information to determine its oversight role....
22:00, 07/23/2019

Central banks will want oversight of Facebook's Libra: Bank of England's Carney Major central banks and regulators will want oversight of Facebook's proposed new currency and payment system, Libra, to ensure it is safe and does not allow money laundering or finance terrorism, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said....
12:34, 06/21/2019

Unruly social media no model for Facebook's Libra currency: BoE's Carney Facebook cannot expect its new Libra currency to benefit from the same unregulated free-for-all that helped the company achieve a dominant position in social media, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said on Thursday....
03:51, 06/21/2019

ECB's Coeure says 'stablecoins' pose risks amid resistance to Facebook's Libra A new breed of asset-backed cryptocurrencies such as Facebook's Libra are untested and pose serious risks, the European Central Bank's Benoit Coeure said on Monday, pledging a tough regulatory approach....
15:18, 09/16/2019

France minister vows to block Facebook Libra cryptocurrency in Europe France's economy and finance minister warned Thursday that he plans to block Facebook's forthcoming cryptocurrency, the Libra, from being used in Europe....
17:34, 09/13/2019

Smaller cryptocurrencies feel pain as criticism of Facebook's Libra grows Bitcoin hasn't been the only casualty of the backlash by the world's major economic powers against Facebook's plans for a cryptocurrency, with smaller digital coins also feeling the burn....
20:17, 07/17/2019

Kobo debuts Libra H2O e-reader, updates software with more tools for readers Enlarge (credit: Valentina Palladino) Nearly one year after releasing the Forma e-reader, Kobo returns today with a new slab dubbed the Kobo Libra H2O. The $169 e-reader retains the skeleton of the Forma, but is actually a smaller device. It has a 7-inch, 1680×1264, 300ppi E Ink display, down from...
07:34, 09/04/2019

EU antitrust regulators raise concerns about Facebook's Libra currency: sources EU antitrust regulators want to know whether Facebook's proposed Libra cryptocurrency and its use of consumer data pose possible anti-competitive constraints, people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday....
20:34, 08/21/2019

UPDATE 1-U.S. Senate opens hearing into Facebook plans for Libra cryptocurrency U.S. lawmakers from both sides of the aisle were set to grill Facebook Inc on its cryptocurrency plans on Tuesday, as the project continues to draw intense scrutiny from financial regulators and politicians across the globe....
17:17, 07/16/2019

Facebook co-founder: Libra currency could give firms excess power Chris Hughes says involvement of private companies is threat to autonomy of nation statesOne of Facebook’s co-founders has warned the social network’s plans for a digital currency called Libra could allow corporations involved in the scheme to wield power over nation states.Chris Hughes, whose role ...
20:17, 06/21/2019

Facebook's Marcus says regulatory concerns to be "fully addressed" before Libra launch Facebook's top official overseeing the launch of its Libra cryptocurrency plans to tell U.S. lawmakers the company does not plan to launch the digital currency until regulatory concerns and approvals are "fully addressed."...
18:00, 07/15/2019

UPDATE 1-Facebook's Libra must be 'rock solid' before launch warns BoE's Carney Facebook's proposed Libra digital coin must show it is "rock solid" before it can be allowed to launch, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said on Thursday....
18:51, 07/11/2019

German finance minister: Libra cryptocurrency must wait for regulatory clarity Facebook cannot go ahead with its plans to launch its digital coin Libra until all regulatory issues are dealt with, German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz said on Wednesday as he met with counterparts from G7 countries....
18:51, 07/17/2019

'Facebook is already too big and too powerful': Senate to dig into Libra, the tech giant's new crypto project (FB) The US Senate Banking Committee plans to hold a hearing on Facebook's newly-announced Libra cryptocurrency project on July 16th, Reuters reports. On Tuesday, Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH), the ranking member of the committee, responded to the announcement of Libra with concern: "Facebook is already ...
18:51, 06/20/2019

UPDATE 2-Swiss-based Libra will have to meet tough U.S. standards-U.S. Treasury The Facebook-led Libra cryptocurrency project must meet the highest standards for combating money laundering and terrorism financing if it is to get off the ground, a senior U.S. Treasury official said on Tuesday....
23:18, 09/10/2019

Rep. Maxine Waters asks Facebook to pause work on cryptocurrency Libra Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters on Tuesday requested that Facebook pause its development of Libra, an upcoming cryptocurrency that the company plans to release in 2020....
01:17, 06/19/2019

Japan sets up working group on impact of Facebook's Libra ahead of G7 Japanese authorities have set up a working group to discuss the impact Facebook's proposed Libra digital coin could have on monetary policy and financial regulation, government sources said, ahead of a G7 finance leaders' gathering where the topic will be high on the agenda....
02:34, 07/13/2019

Facebook co-founder says Libra could shift monetary clout to private companies: FT Facebook Inc's Libra cryptocurrency would hand over much of the control of monetary policy from central banks to private companies, the company's co-founder Chris Hughes said in an opinion piece in the Financial Times on Friday....
16:34, 06/21/2019

Facebook's cryptocoin Libra could become a worldwide currency, says CEO of fintech start-up Tally "It literally threatens the governments that issue currency, the banks that store it and the actual transmission network," Tally's Jason Brown says....
01:51, 06/19/2019

Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency faces privacy concerns and political backlash Facebook announced a new global cryptocurrency called Libra, part of an effort to expand into digital payments that immediately raised privacy concerns.Read More...
06:17, 06/19/2019

Trump bashes Bitcoin and calls for regulation of Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency Facebook a few weeks ago unveiled its Libra digital coin and blockchain endeavor, a product meant to significantly reducing the remittance fees and waiting time when people exchange money on Facebook. The company created a spinoff to handle the Libra coin payments, as well as a body that would overs...
16:51, 07/12/2019

Trump Blasts Facebook's Libra, Demands It Face Banking Regulations Donald Trump on Thursday criticised Bitcoin, Facebook's Libra digital coin, and other cryptocurrencies and demanded that companies seek a banking charter and make themselves subject to US and global......
09:00, 07/12/2019

Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency could raise regulatory issues: BoE deputy governor Plans by Facebook Inc to launch a new global cryptocurrency called Libra could raise regulatory issues, Bank of England Deputy Governor Sam Woods said on Thursday....
10:34, 06/20/2019

Fed chief calls for Facebook to halt Libra project until concerns addressed U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said on Wednesday that Facebook's plan to build a digital currency called Libra "cannot go forward" until serious concerns are addressed, comments that pressured the project and dented the price of the original cryptocurrency bitcoin....
00:17, 07/11/2019

Survey finds adults couldn’t care less about Facebook’s Libra ‘cryptocurrency’ Facebook Libra’s potential to help cryptocurrency go mainstream has been touted in recent weeks, but recent survey results indicate otherwise.  According to a poll conducted by CivicScience, which looked into general interest and public concerns surrounding Libra following the announcement of its la...
22:34, 07/24/2019

UPDATE 1-Facebook's Libra seeks Swiss payment system licence Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency project is seeking a Swiss payment system licence, financial watchdog FINMA said on Wednesday, noting the breadth of the planned services would require broad oversight....
09:34, 09/11/2019

UPDATE 1-ECB hires ex-Goldman Sachs banker as watchdog The European Central Bank has hired Elizabeth McCaul, a former Goldman Sachs banker who later led an audit of the Vatican's scandal-ridden bank, as one of its top banking supervisors, it said on Thursday....
18:51, 07/11/2019

Kellyanne Conway violated US law and should be fired, federal watchdog says White House spokesman says the agency’s report that the counselor had violated the Hatch Act was ‘deeply flawed’Follow the latest in US politics – liveA US federal watchdog is recommending that Donald Trump fire one of his most ardent and high-profile defenders, White House counselor Kellyanne Conwa...
14:17, 06/14/2019

Labor watchdog agency could gain all-GOP board in December The National Labor Relations Board, the main labor law enforcement agency, is on track to be completely controlled by Republicans in December. The five-seat board currently only has four members, and the term for its lone Democrat, Lauren McFerran, expires on Dec. 1....
11:00, 09/18/2019

Amazon's investment in Deliveroo scrutinized by UK competition watchdog The U.K.'s competition authority issued an initial enforcement order Friday asking Amazon to pause its investment into food delivery start-up Deliveroo....
11:51, 07/05/2019

Australia to police Facebook and Google with new watchdog office Australia is tightening the screws on Facebook and Google. Governments are scrambling to address concerns ranging from anti-trust issues to the spread of "fake news" and hate speech....
07:51, 07/26/2019

Turkish watchdog says it fines Facebook $271,000 for data breach Turkey's Personal Data Protection Authority (KVKK) said on Friday it had fined Facebook a total of 1.65 million lira ($270,976.01) in April due to a data breach....
17:34, 05/10/2019

UN atomic watchdog head urges dialogue with Iran The head of the U.N. atomic watchdog is urging world powers to continue dialogue with Iran to keep it in the landmark 2015 deal aimed at preventing the country from building nuclear weapons....
13:34, 06/10/2019

Amazon's Deliveroo Investment Attracts U.K. Watchdog's Attention Britain’s competition regulator is reviewing Amazon’s investment in food-delivery startup Deliveroo, as global regulators scrutinize potential antitrust issues amid an expansion by Silicon Valley giants into more markets....
13:51, 07/05/2019

Watchdog demands answers as power cut causes chaos across Britain Energy regulators on Saturday demanded an urgent report from the operator of Britain's electricity grid into what caused a power cut that led to chaos across the country, with trains brought to a standstill and traffic lights knocked out....
11:17, 08/10/2019

Consumer watchdog agency shows one way to help improve your savings Research from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and H&R Block suggests consumers might save more of their tax refunds if they receive encouragement or a small financial incentive....
21:00, 09/03/2019

U.N. nuclear watchdog chief Amano dies aged 72 U.N. nuclear watchdog chief Yukiya Amano has died, the International Atomic Energy Agency said on Monday, the day he had been expected to announce he would step down early because of an illness that had visibly weakened him over the past year....
12:34, 07/22/2019

UK markets watchdog proposes retail ban on crypto derivatives Britain's markets watchdog is proposing banning the sale of derivatives based on crypto-assets to retail consumers from early 2020 due to what it considers the prevalence of market abuses....
13:34, 07/03/2019

Charity watchdog condemns Oxfam for Haiti behavior England's charity watchdog has condemned Oxfam for having a "culture of poor behavior," in connection with the sexual misconduct scandal involving workers in Haiti following the 2010 earthquake....
17:00, 06/11/2019

Iran Installing Advanced Centrifuges, Says UN Nuclear Watchdog The UN's nuclear watchdog confirmed Monday that Iran was installing advanced centrifuges as the troubled 2015 deal with world powers over Tehran's nuclear programme threatens to fall apart....
16:34, 09/09/2019

UK financial watchdog finally decides which cryptocurrencies it wants to regulate The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the regulatory body tasked with overseeing the country’s financial markets, has clarified its stance on crypto assets, stating which tokens it’s responsible for. Today’s policy statement is a response to a consultation paper published by the FCA in January, whi...
23:17, 07/31/2019

UN nuclear watchdog: 'Time is of the essence' on Iran cooperation The IAEA has urged Iran to cooperate as the agency gathers information on Tehran's nuclear program. It confirmed Tehran was preparing to use more advanced centrifuges — further breaching a fragile 2015 nuclear deal....
21:51, 09/09/2019

DOJ watchdog will ‘assess’ allegations of irregularities in Comey testimony Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz – who has been conducting high-profile probes related to the FBI and DOJ’s actions in the Russia investigation – told lawmakers Wednesday his investigators will “assess” new Republican allegations of “inconsistencies” in former FBI director James...
00:00, 09/19/2019

Migrants at overcrowded border facilities may become violent: DHS watchdog Migrants seeking asylum and being held at an overcrowded US Border Patrol facility in Texas could become violent due to the inhumane conditions, an internal Department of Homeland Security watchdog found. The El Paso Del Norte Processing Center in West Texas had packed 900 people into a building mea...
21:51, 06/01/2019

Amazon's Alexa comes under scrutiny of Luxembourg privacy watchdog Luxembourg's privacy regulator has asked Amazon for information regarding its Alexa voice assistant, an indication of rising regulatory unease over companies' use of personal data....
20:00, 08/08/2019

Amazon appeases German watchdog, but EU opens new probe Amazon has reached a deal with Germany's anti-trust authority to overhaul its terms of service for third-party merchants, acting to appease regulators as the European Union announced its own investigation of the e-commerce giant....
13:00, 07/17/2019

UK watchdog says all top accountants fail audit quality test All of Britain's leading accounting firms have failed to hit quality targets set by their regulator for auditing company books for the second year in a row, with Grant Thornton and PwC singled out to join KPMG under tougher supervision....
16:00, 07/10/2019

Experts split over Hatch Act after watchdog says can Kellyanne Conway The Hatch Act — formally known as An Act to Prevent Pernicious Political Activities — aims to prevent executive branch staffers from engaging in partisan political activities aimed at influencing an election. But even election-law experts acknowledge that identifying what is and what isn’t a violati...
09:00, 06/14/2019

UN Nuclear Watchdog Chief Yukiya Amano Dies U.N. nuclear watchdog chief Yukiya Amano has died, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said on Monday in a note to member states obtained by Reuters....
13:51, 07/22/2019

UK watchdog shakes-up "dysfunctional" bank overdraft market Britain's banks and building societies will have to charge the same amount for all overdrafts from April 2020, the Financial Conduct Authority said on Friday in what it called the most radical change of its kind in a generation....
09:00, 06/07/2019

Watchdog tells water companies in England to clean up their act Overall rating ‘unacceptable’ with Southern and Yorkshire Water criticised for pollutionWater companies in England have been warned to clean up their act after the environment watchdog described their performance last year as “simply unacceptable”.Southern Water and Yorkshire Water were singled out ...
08:00, 07/10/2019

UK energy watchdog demands answers after major power cut Outage caused travel chaos and cut electricity to almost 1m people in England and WalesThe energy watchdog, Ofgem, is demanding answers from the National Grid after a power cut left people stuck in trains for up to nine hours and cut electricity to almost 1 million people in England and Wales.The bi...
22:17, 08/10/2019

UK competition watchdog investigating Sabre's takeover of Farelogix Britain's competition watchdog on Monday launched an investigation into the U.S. travel technology provider Sabre Corp's proposed $360 million acquisition of smaller rival Farelogix Inc, saying the deal could raise prices for platforms used by airlines and travel agents to sell tickets....
19:34, 09/02/2019

Basketball: Australia consumer watchdog probing U.S. game Australia's consumer watchdog has launched an investigation into Thursday's basketball World Cup warmup game between the United States and Australia in Melbourne following hundreds of complaints from disgruntled spectators....
07:00, 08/23/2019

U.S. watchdog fines New York debt collectors more than $60 million The U.S. consumer watchdog on Thursday said it had fined a group of New York-based debt-collection firms and their two owners more than $60 million to settle claims they inflated consumer debts and broke the law when attempting to collect the money....
00:34, 07/26/2019

UN atomic watchdog raises questions of Iran’s centrifuge use U.N. atomic watchdog says Iran continues to stay within the limitations set by the nuclear deal reached in 2015 with major powers, but reports its stockpiles of low-enriched uranium and heavy water are growing...
22:00, 05/31/2019

Watchdog: Neglect and abuse unreported in nursing facilities WASHINGTON (AP) — A government watchdog says nursing facilities have failed to report thousands of serious cases of potential neglect and abuse of Medicare beneficiaries to authorities even though reporting is required. Auditors with the Health and Human Services inspector general’s office dri...
15:00, 06/12/2019

Iran complies with nuclear deal limits, UN watchdog says Iran remains within the limits set by the 2015 nuclear deal with major powers, the IAEA has said. The accord has unraveled after the US withdrew from the deal, sanctioned Iran and sent more troops to the Middle East....
17:17, 05/31/2019

UK government warned by watchdog of no-deal Brexit recession The UK government has been warned of a recession in the absence of a Brexit deal with the EU. Lawmakers have voted to block the path of any future Conservative leader trying to force through a no-deal exit....
21:17, 07/18/2019

CORRECTED-Aviation watchdog may ask Boeing to set up 737 MAX simulators in India India's aviation safety regulator may ask Boeing to set up simulators in India to train pilots on the 737 MAX planes once it clears the aircraft as safe for flying, a senior official with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters....
19:34, 09/19/2019

Labour to be probed by human rights watchdog over antisemitism An investigation into whether the Labour Party "unlawfully discriminated against, harassed or victimised people because they are Jewish" has been launched by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC)....
23:17, 05/28/2019

Russian watchdog to fine Samsung over smartphone pricing - RIA Russia's anti-monopoly watchdog plans to fine South Korean electronic giant Samsung over the pricing of its smartphones, RIA news agency cited the watchdog as saying on Thursday....
15:34, 05/16/2019

| Australian watchdog calls for controls on Facebook, Google Australia's competition watchdog has recommended tighter controls on the use of personal data and measures to ease Facebook and Google's dominance of online advertising among a slew of measures to better police the internet giants....
00:00, 07/27/2019

Watchdog says Filipino gangs seized 10 fishermen off Borneo KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A maritime watchdog says Filipino kidnap-for-ransom gangs have raided two fishing boats and abducted 10 crew members in waters off Borneo island. The kidnapping Tuesday renewed concerns about security threats in Malaysia’s Sabah state, a short boat ride from the s...
07:51, 06/18/2019

India Antitrust Watchdog Sniffs Around E-Commerce Players India’s antitrust watchdog is assessing the domestic e-commerce sector, a step that could have consequences for Amazon and Walmart-controlled Flipkart, which dominate the country’s online sales....
15:00, 05/21/2019

U.N. nuclear watchdog's board to meet on Iran at request of U.S The United States has called an emergency meeting of the U.N. atomic watchdog's 35-nation Board of Governors to discuss Iran, the U.S. mission to the agency said on Friday, after Tehran breached its 2015 nuclear deal with major powers....
03:51, 07/06/2019

| ISIS 'resurging' in Syria as US pulls troops: watchdog The Islamic State jihadist group is 'resurging' in Syria even as the United States withdrew troops, and is solidifying its insurgent capabilities in neighbouring Iraq, a Defence Department watchdog says....
19:00, 08/08/2019

Russia challenges chemical watchdog on naming perpetrators Russia is seeking U.N. Security Council approval for a resolution that challenges the global chemical weapons watchdog for setting up an investigative team with the power to name perpetrators of chemical attacks....
06:17, 05/17/2019

Watchdog: Comey violated FBI policies in handling of memos FILE – In this Dec. 17, 2018, file photo, former FBI Director James Comey speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill Washington. The Justice Department’s inspector general says former FBI Director James Comey violated FBI policies in his handling of memos documenting private conversations with Presid...
20:51, 08/30/2019

UN Nuclear Watchdog Chief To Step Down Next Year: Diplomats The head of the UN's nuclear watchdog Yukiya Amano will step down in March for health reasons, diplomatic sources said Wednesday, as the agency navigates verification of the increasingly fragile Iran......
01:51, 07/18/2019

"Doing Best To Wipe Out Terrorism": Pak Army Chief After Watchdog Warning Pakistan's Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa has said that the country is using all available sources to eliminate terrorism from its soil and is moving towards attaining sustainable peace and......
14:34, 06/23/2019

UK may be entering a full-blown recession, budget watchdog says Britain might be entering a full-blown recession and a no-deal Brexit could more than double the country's budget deficit next year, the watchdog for public finances said on Thursday....
13:34, 07/18/2019

Swiss watchdog fines car leasing companies $30 mln for collusion Swiss competition watchdog WEKO has fined eight car leasing companies a total of 30 million Swiss francs ($30.4 million) for swapping information on rates for years, it said on Thursday....
10:00, 07/11/2019

Europe urges Iran to cooperate with UN nuclear watchdog Britain, France, Germany and the EU have issued a joint statement warning Iran to stick to its commitments under the 2015 deal on its nuclear program. Tehran's recent actions and activities were "deeply concerning."...
07:01, 09/14/2019

Venezuela's rule of law has crumbled under Maduro, says legal watchdog International Commission of Jurists called on Venezuelan authorities to reinstate democratic institutionsThe rule of law has crumbled in Venezuela under the government of Nicolás Maduro, which has usurped the powers of the legislative and judicial branches, an international legal watchdog said on Mo...
21:00, 07/08/2019

Southern Water must pay for its pollution spills, watchdog told Environmental groups condemn cutting of company’s fine from £37.7m to £3mEnvironmental groups are demanding one of Britain’s biggest water companies be made to pay tens of millions of pounds to restore the damage to habitats and wildlife caused by thousands of pollution spills into the rivers and be...
18:51, 07/18/2019

The tech industry is starting to doubt Facebook will be able to launch its Libra currency by 2020 "I think two years from now we're going to be like do you remember that Facebook thing? Libra?" said Bismarck Lepe, CEO of product development company Wizeline....
21:00, 07/10/2019

‘Crypto Twitter’ anxiously awaits white paper for Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency Tomorrow, Facebook is expected to release full details of its new “cryptocurrency” project Libra — as always, Twitter has lots to say. Few concrete facts about Facebook‘s Libra (formally known as GlobalCoin) have been made public so far. Reports indicate the likes of Mastercard, Visa, Stripe, and Pa...
19:00, 06/17/2019

France creates G7 cryptocurrency task force as Facebook's Libra unsettles governments France is creating a G7 task force to study how central banks ensure cryptocurrencies like Facebook's Libra are governed by regulations ranging from money-laundering laws to consumer-protection rules, France's central bank governor said on Friday....
14:00, 06/21/2019

Former Japan central banker warns Facebook's Libra may undermine monetary policy Central banks may see the impact of their monetary policies diminish significantly if Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency becomes widely used in their countries, a former Bank of Japan executive warned on Friday....
13:17, 08/02/2019

Mnuchin says Facebook must satisfy regulatory concerns ahead of Libra launch: CNBC U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in a television interview that Facebook must satisfy regulatory concerns before it launches Libra, its planned cryptocurrency....
16:34, 07/24/2019

Facebook’s Libra partners remain cautious amid growing scrutiny from regulators Facebook‘s Libra partners have reportedly signed non-binding agreements, meaning they’re not obliged to promote or use the digital token and can abandon the project if they decide to do so. According to the New York Times, which cites anonymous executives from seven of Facebook‘s partners, some of t...
10:34, 06/26/2019

Trump blasts Bitcoin, Facebook's Libra, demands they face banking regulations U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday criticized Bitcoin, Facebook's proposed Libra digital coin and other cryptocurrencies and demanded that companies seek a banking charter and make themselves subject to U.S. and global regulations if they wanted to "become a bank."...
04:34, 07/12/2019

Swiss group that's supposed to oversee privacy for Libra says it hasn't heard from Facebook at all The Swiss Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner said on Tuesday it had not yet been contacted by Facebook about overseeing privacy protections for the Libra cryptocurrency....
20:17, 07/16/2019

European Central Bank bigwig outlines why Facebook’s Libra isn’t real cryptocurrency A representative of the European Central Bank (ECB) has slammed Facebook‘s quasi-cryptocurrency Libra, referring to its proposed ecosystem as a “siren call.” Yves Mersch, Luxemborgian lawyer and ECB executive board member, even told attendees of the European System of Central Banks’ legal conference...
20:34, 09/02/2019

Ohio congresswoman says lack of financial literacy could be a problem for Facebook Libra users Rep. Joyce Beatty, D-Ohio, grilled Facebook's David Marcus, asking about the steps he will take to educate the 1.7 million unbanked people Libra plans to reach....
19:51, 07/19/2019

Julia Angwin Is Out as Editor of New Tech Watchdog Site The Markup Ms. Angwin was one of three founders of The Markup, which is dedicated to investigating technology and its effects on society. Five journalists resigned....
19:17, 04/28/2019

Trudeau Violated Ethics Law in SNC-Lavalin Case, Watchdog Finds Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada was found to have broken the law in how he and his staff handled the corruption case of a major engineering firm, SNC-Lavalin....
00:00, 08/15/2019

Mediaset files complaint with Italian market watchdog against Vivendi Mediaset has filed a complaint with Italy's market watchdog, accusing hostile shareholder Vivendi of leaking information with the goal of scuppering a cross-border merger deal, the Italian broadcaster said on Thursday....
15:00, 08/22/2019

Italy's watchdog says single network controlled by TIM would be 'backward step' A single network entity controlled by Italy's former monopoly phone group Telecom Italia (TIM) would be a "backward step", the country's communication watchdog chief Angelo Cardani said on Friday....
17:17, 07/19/2019

ISIS is 'resurgent' in Syria and 'consolidating' in Iraq: Watchdog report The lead inspector general for Operation Inherent Resolve, the U.S.-led campaign in Iraq and Syria combating ISIS, said in a report Tuesday that the terrorist group “consolidated its insurgency in Iraq and resurged in Syria” during the spring and summer this year....
14:00, 08/07/2019

Iran Has Accelerated Enriched Uranium Production, Says Nuclear Watchdog Iran has followed through on a threat to accelerate its production of enriched uranium, the head of the U.N. atomic watchdog said on Monday, departing from his usual guarded language to say he was......
17:17, 06/11/2019

The World Is ‘Grossly’ Unprepared for the Next Major Pandemic, Watchdog Finds A report compiled by an independent group of experts claims that governments and NGOs are woefully unprepared for the next big pandemic, while subsequently warning of a “very real threat” for a global-scale pandemic to kill 50 million to 80 million people.Read more......
23:34, 09/18/2019

Watchdog examines Guernsey listings of suspended Woodford fund Britain's financial watchdog said it was examining a decision by a frozen Woodford fund to list investments in Guernsey, as wealth manager St James's Place pulled 3.5 billion pounds ($4.45 billion)......
00:34, 06/06/2019

Government Watchdog Finds Squalid Conditions in Border Centers A Department of Homeland Security inspector general’s report detailed overcrowding and children without showers or hot meals as lawmakers demanded answers....
01:51, 07/03/2019

Australian financial watchdog proposes tighter terms for executive pay Australia's prudential watchdog has proposed tighter terms for executive pay at the country's financial firms, after a public inquiry last year blamed flawed incentives for widespread wrongdoing in......
05:34, 07/23/2019

Watchdog will get an outside review after flawed FEMA disaster response reports After an internal review uncovered that the acting inspector general airbrushed audits of FEMA’s disaster response, the office says it’s working to improve accountability....
22:51, 06/07/2019

Italy’s privacy watchdog fines Facebook 1 million euros ROME (AP) — Italy’s privacy watchdog says it has fined Facebook 1 million euros ($1.13 million) over the Cambridge Analytica data scandal. The government agency said in a statement Friday that it had determined that 57 Italians had downloaded the thisisyourdigitallife app through a Facebook lo...
18:34, 06/28/2019

FCA's move to UK caused 'economic damage' in Italy, competition watchdog says FCA's decision to move its financial and legal offices out of Italy has caused major damage to Italian tax revenues, the country's competition watchdog said. His comments come as other companies are considering similar moves. ...
22:51, 07/02/2019

UK ad watchdog scorns BitMEX over Bitcoin’s 10th birthday ‘celebration’ The UK‘s advertising watchdog has upheld its complaint about a Bitcoin newspaper ad from cryptocurrency derivatives exchange BitMEX. The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) explained in a blog post that it took issue with an ad published on January 3, 2019, depicting a graph of Bitcoin‘s price per...
14:34, 08/14/2019

Australian watchdog sues Samsung over misleading waterproof phone ads Australia’s consumer watchdog has sued Samsung's Australian unit for misleading consumers by promoting water-resistant phones as suitable to use in pools.Read More...
18:00, 07/04/2019

Italy's watchdog investigates Google for alleged antitrust abuse Italy's competition watchdog said on Friday it had opened an investigation into alleged abuse of a dominant market position by Google in the smart device sector....
15:51, 05/17/2019

Yukiya Amano, Head of the I.A.E.A. Nuclear Watchdog Group, Dies at 72 Mr. Amano led the agency for nearly a decade, including a critical period during which it monitored Iran’s nuclear activities under a deal signed in 2015....
15:51, 07/22/2019

Watchdog group counts 12 arrests at Russia cathedral protest MOSCOW (AP) — A group that monitors police actions and political repression in Russia says at least 12 people have been detained in Russia’s fourth-largest city while protesting plans to start construction of a cathedral in a city park. Hundreds of people turned out in Yekaterinburg for the se...
02:34, 05/15/2019

Justin Trudeau violated law by urging that case be dropped – watchdog Report describes PM’s ‘flagrant attempts to influence’ Canadian attorney generalCanadian prime minister Justin Trudeau violated the country’s ethics laws when he urged his attorney general not to prosecute an engineering company in a conflict of interest case, a watchdog ruled on Wednesday.According...
22:00, 08/14/2019

UPDATE 1-UK watchdog shakes up 'dysfunctional' bank overdraft market Britain's banks and building societies will have to charge the same amount for all overdrafts from April 2020, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) said on Friday, in a radical change that will raise questions about the future of free in-credit banking....
09:00, 06/07/2019

CBP rebuked by watchdog, whistleblowers for 'failure' to collect DNA from migrant detainees EXCLUSIVE: A top government watchdog has joined whistleblowers in rebuking U.S. Customs and Border Protection for allegedly failing to collect DNA from detained migrants so the samples could be checked against an FBI database for violent crimes....
02:17, 07/23/2019

| Zimbabwe leader blasts conservation watchdog over ivory trade Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa has lambasted the regulator of global wildlife trade CITES over the continued ban in international ivory trade....
06:00, 08/28/2019

E.P.A. Broke Rules in Shake-Up of Science Panels, Federal Watchdog Says The Government Accountability Office found that the administration “did not consistently ensure” that appointees to E.P.A. advisory boards met federal ethics requirements....
22:51, 07/15/2019

Iran still violating 2015 nuclear deal, UN watchdog finds A report from the United Nations atomic watchdog says Iran continues to stockpile low-enriched uranium beyond the limitations outlined in the 2015 nuclear deal, the Associated Press reported Friday....
22:51, 08/31/2019

UK's competition watchdog asks Amazon and Deliveroo to pause integration Britain's competition watchdog served Amazon and Deliveroo an initial enforcement order in a bid to pause the e-commerce giant's stake purchase in the online food delivery company....
09:34, 07/05/2019

Ivanka Trump’s 2020 tweet violated Hatch Act, watchdog says Washington-based Crew says tweet about her father’s re-election bid breaks rule that limits political activity by federal workersIvanka Trump has been accused of violating the Hatch Act, which bans government workers from speaking out on political campaign issues, over a tweet she wrote before her f...
18:00, 06/20/2019

164 Environmental Activists Were Killed While Protecting Their Homes Last Year, Watchdog Says Across the world calls to protect the planet are growing louder, yet standing up against the deleterious effects of mining, logging and agribusiness continues to be fatal, U.K.-based watchdog Global Witness said in a new report Tuesday. By sheer number, the Philippines was found to be the deadliest ...
09:51, 07/30/2019

Head of Congo's public finances watchdog questioned by authorities The head of Democratic Republic of Congo's public finances watchdog was detained for questioning for several hours on Saturday, in what he said was retaliation for investigations by his office into spending by senior government officials....
13:51, 09/01/2019

Love Island episode with 700 complaints cleared by TV watchdog Ofcom A Love Island episode which sparked more than 700 complaints of alleged sexual harassment will not be investigated by Ofcom, the watchdog has confirmed....
20:34, 07/08/2019

Treasury Watchdog Looking Into Why the Harriet Tubman $20 Is Taking So Damn Long The Treasury Department’s Office of the Inspector General will look into why a $20 bill with Harriet Tubman’s face on it has been delayed, according to the New York Times. The inquiry was made public with the release of a letter from Treasury’s Inspector General Rich Delmar to Sen. Chuck Schumer....
15:00, 06/25/2019

English nature's 'jewels in crown' threatened by cuts, says watchdog Natural England chair bemoans budget cuts that have left conservation body ‘massively depleted’The reserves and protected places that are the “jewels in the crown” of English nature cannot be managed properly because of budget cuts, Tony Juniper, the chair of Natural England, has said.The budget for...
17:51, 06/14/2019

MTA watchdog to launch probe into troubled homeless-outreach contractors The MTA’s inspector general has launched a full-scale investigation into a homeless-outreach non-profit contracted by the agency — after a pair of inquiries found workers holing up in their offices instead of offering their services to vagrants, according to a letter obtained by The Post. Audi...
04:00, 07/24/2019

Ilhan Omar should be probed over payments to ‘lover’: watchdog group WASHINGTON, DC — A conservative watchdog group said Tuesday that it plans to file a complaint against US Rep. Ilhan Omar with the Federal Election Commission — after The Post revealed allegations that she’s dating one of her paid consultants. “This arrangement where Ilhan is paying her lover consult...
10:00, 08/28/2019