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M&S suspends advertising on Google

A report by the Times uncovered the issue with Google's advertising tool that placed United Kingdom government and brand ads on extremist YouTube videos and websites. The company's first steps will be to review where and how ads are placed and a stronger enforcement of keeping inappropriate content off the site. Google advertising seems to be receiving a lot of flak over its advertisement placement of household brands on extremism promoting websites.

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YouTube "restricted mode" hides LGBT content

Unfortunately, though, a new restriction tactic put in place by the "Restriction Mode" is now censoring many, but not all, LGBTQ videos from being seen when Restriction Mode is active. Among the vloggers who registered their concerns were influencers Rowan Ellis and Tyler Oakley. NeonFiona , a United Kingdom -based YouTuber, points out that YouTube restricted her videos about bisexuality but didn't restrict the videos that talked about sex.

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Brazilian govt officials suspended for sales, exports of rotten meat to Egypt

Market analysis group Capital Economics warned the "developing scandal over Brazil's meat exports could plausibly derail the country's economic recovery". Brazil is still reeling from massive graft scandals involving state-controlled oil company Petrobras (PETR4.SA) and construction and engineering firm Odebrecht.

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Oil ends lower as rising USA rig count, G-20 statement unnerves

Brent crude , the global benchmark, has dropped by nearly 7pc this month to $51.79/barrel while U.S. marker West Texas Intermediate has fallen by almost 10pc to $48.73/barrel. It also expects the cartel to maintain its agreed six-month production quota at around 32.5m barrels per day (bpd) for the rest of the year. "OPEC heavyweights such as Saudi Arabia are not happy with the return of shale oil in full force and have to make a hard choice between losing part of their market share or steady ...

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TSA, DHS Will Bar Electronic Devices On Some Overseas Flights

The US Transportation Security Agency told airlines on Monday that they have 96 hours to comply with the ban, The Guardian reported . It is also not clear why the electronic devices would be deemed a security risk in the cabin but not in the checked baggage hold.

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G-20 Drops Anti-Protectionist Language in Communique

During his campaign, Trump threatened unilateral tariffs on Mexican and Chinese goods and said he would quit the North American Free Trade agreement unless it is renegotiated to his liking. Finance ministers warned against competitive devaluations and disorderly FX markets but failed to agree on keeping global trade free and open. Host Germany dropped the no-protectionism pledge in the early drafting process ahead of the meeting, apparently in hopes of not antagonizing the US and finding a ...


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