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Mark Zuckerberg banned Meta employees from talking about abortion

Facebook’s parent company is ordering its employees to stop talking about abortion. An executive at Meta Platforms told employees on Thursday that they are not allowed to discuss the contentious issue during office hours due to “an increased risk” that the company would be perceived as a “hostile work environment,” The Verge reported. The policy, …

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Musk denies he sexually harassed flight attendant on private jet

Elon Musk talks at the Automotive World News Congress at the Renaissance Center in Detroit, Michigan, January 13, 2015. REUTERS / Rebecca Cook // File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register OAKLAND, May 19 (Reuters) – Billionaire Elon Musk took to Twitter late on Thursday to denounce as “utterly untrue” claims …

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Canada to ban Huawei, ZTE 5G equipment, joining Five Eyes allies

“We intend to exclude Huawei and ZTE from our 5G networks,” Industry Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne told reporters in Ottawa. “Providers who already have this equipment installed will be required to cease its use and remove it under the plans we’re announcing today.” Champagne added that companies will be required to remove their 5G gear by …

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Google ‘private browsing’ mode not really private, Texas lawsuit says

WASHINGTON, May 19 (Reuters) – The Google search engine collects data on users who think they can be anonymous if they use a “private browsing” mode, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton claimed on Thursday, filing an amended privacy lawsuit against the Alphabet Inc (GOOGL.O) unit. Texas, Indiana, Washington State and the District of Columbia filed …

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Elon Musk accused of exposing himself to private flight attendant: report

Elon Musk was accused of exposing himself to a flight attendant aboard one of his private planes in 2016 – and SpaceX later paid the woman $ 250,000 to settle her sexual misconduct claim, a new report said. Musk was also accused of rubbing the flight’s attendants leg without permission and offering to buy her …

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Musk says ‘Tesla is on my mind 24/7’ amid concerns about Twitter distraction

SAN FRANCISCO, May 19 (Reuters) – Tesla (TSLA.O) CEO Elon Musk said on Thursday that “Tesla is on my mind 24/7,” trying to soothe investor worries about him being distracted by a Twitter (TWTR.N) deal that has depressed stocks at the electric car company. Posting a picture showing a woman (Tesla) who is upset by …

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Cathie Wood slams Tesla’s removal from S&P 500 ESG index

Ark Invest founder and noted Tesla bull Cathie Wood has joined company boss Elon Musk in slamming the S&P 500’s decision to remove the electric car maker from its stock index tracking the most sustainable and socially conscious companies. Tesla was removed from the S&P 500 ESG index – shorthand for “environmental, social and governance” …

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Boeing makes third attempt to launch its Starliner capsule to the ISS

Launch of the capsule, called the Starliner, is scheduled for 6:54 pm ET Thursday from Florida’s Cape Canaveral Space Force Station. If all goes well, the Atlas V rocket will vault the capsule into orbit, after which it will detach and spend about 24 hours free flying through orbit before it arrives at the ISS …

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