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The FTC's enforcement action, which largely stemmed from a November 2015 security breach, marks the first time the agency has brought a privacy and data security case involving connected toys. Firms are required to notify and obtain consent from parents of children under 13 when collecting such data in America, according to the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act .
  • All-electric concept vehicle to debut at CES 2018

    All-electric concept vehicle to debut at CES 2018

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    Kia's best-selling model in overseas markets was the Sportage compact SUV with 415,558 units sold. Several displays are set up so that punters can get first hand experience of new in-car gesture control commands that are able to control infotainment, heating and air-conditioning features by a simple swipe of the hand.
  • Regulators In Bitcoin's Top Market Is Doing This To Curb Speculation

    Regulators In Bitcoin's Top Market Is Doing This To Curb Speculation

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    Its market capitalization hit more than $ 100bn at the start of 2018. Telegram is attempting to raise as much as $500 million in the pre-ICO sale, a round where tokens - otherwise known as currency - are offloaded to big investors at a reduced rate, at a potential total token value in the range of $3 billion to $5 billion.
  • Samsung Electronics Expects Another Record Quarter

    Samsung Electronics Expects Another Record Quarter

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    The company estimated operating profits of 15.1 trillion won ($14.1 billion) in the October to December period, an all-time high for quarterly profits and almost double the 9.2 trillion won posted a year earlier. It's expected to reveal those details later this month in its finalized report, but analysts say that the semiconductor sector's continuing boom is likely to be the main driver of strong sales.
  • Pfizer to Stop Looking for New Alzheimer's Drugs

    Pfizer to Stop Looking for New Alzheimer's Drugs

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    In total the company is cutting 300 positions, primarily from their locations in Andover, Cambridge, and Groton, Connecticut . "Any decision impacting colleagues is hard", reads a statement issued by the company on January 6. The drugmaker halted development of an experimental Alzheimer's drug in 2012 after patients showed little improvement in second round clinical trials, according to Reuters .
  • Portland No Pants MAX Ride 2018

    Portland No Pants MAX Ride 2018

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    To be notified of calls for participation for next year's No Pants Subway Ride and similar events, join our mailing list . Hundreds of them rode without trousers even after the city received more than a foot of snow a few days ago. The rules include: "Willing to take pants off on the Tube and able to keep a straight face about it". However, another participant did explain about the event, the report stated.
  • Aishwarya Rai Bachchan to play a surrogate mother in 'Jasmine'?

    Aishwarya Rai Bachchan to play a surrogate mother in 'Jasmine'?

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    While Aishwarya is not allowed to talk about the role, a source close to the actress revealed, "She plays a popular singer in the film and a fan of Lata". The upcoming movie also features Anil Kapoor and Rajkummar Rao. Looks like Aishwarya will rule the screens this year! The plot supposedly revolves around an aspiring singer, played by Anil Kapoor, his relationship with his daughter and how their lives change when Aishwarya Rai comes into their lives.
  • Columbia native Aziz Ansari wins historic Golden Globe award

    Columbia native Aziz Ansari wins historic Golden Globe award

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    Like numerous winners to follow, she addressed the #TimesUp movement, which saw attendees step away from awards-season norms to draw attention to sexual harassment and assault in the entertainment industry and the broader culture. Aziz Ansari won the 2018 Golden Globe for Best Actor in a TV series , Musical or Comedy , beating out Anthony Anderson in Black-ish, Kevin Bacon in I Love Dick , William H.
  • Dunkin' Donuts removing artificial dyes

    Dunkin' Donuts removing artificial dyes

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    The company announced earlier that it had removed artificial dyes from all doughnuts sold in the U.S. It plans to do the same for the rest of its U.S. In 2015 Nestle decided it would take out artificial coloring from 250 chocolate products, including Butterfinger and Baby Ruth candy bars. Some studies done on animals showed that food dyes can cause allergic reactions, cancer and organ damage.
  • Obi-Wan Kenobi Throws Some Weak Ass Punches

    Obi-Wan Kenobi Throws Some Weak Ass Punches

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    While Ewan offered up a traditional non-committal denial of an Obi-Wan movie, recent events have stirred up speculation that he could be gearing up for the role. The actor won the Golden Globe for his dual portrayal of brothers Ray and Emmit Stussy on the FX anthology series - Fargo . The actor has been very complimentary about the new Star Wars franchise, even the hotly debated film, The Last Jedi .