US mission to the UN accuses China of ‘exploiting COVID-19’ to distract from abuses in Hong Kong as tensions boil over

The US mission to the UN accused China of exploiting the world’s preoccupation with the spread of the new coronavirus to further erode Hong Kong’s freedoms. Tensions between the US and China are escalating over China’s move to unilaterally impose national security laws onto Hong Kong. In a statement on Wednesday, the US called out […]

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More than 100,000 people have died of COVID-19 in the US, which is comparable to the number of residents in a city like Edison, New Jersey

The US surpassed 100,000 deaths due to the novel coronavirus on Wednesday. That’s the equivalent of the entire population of Edison, New Jersey dying. More than 4,000 US cities have a population of fewer than 100,000 people. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. The death toll from the coronavirus in the US surpassed 100,000 […]

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Arizona sues Google over claims it illegally collected location data from smartphone users even after they opted out (GOOG, GOOGL)

Arizona has filed a lawsuit against Google accusing it of illegally collecting smartphone users’ location data, attorney general Mark Brnovich said in a press release on Wednesday. The lawsuit claims Google violated Arizona’s consumer fraud laws by tracking users’ locations even when they had disabled location tracking settings and demands Google repay any money it […]

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Starting them young: Pre-K grads celebrate success

Stella Fanco walks across the front to receive her graduation certificate as students from the Young Scholars Academy preschool and prekindergarten in Draper attend their graduation program on Wednesday, May 27, 2020. | Scott G Winterton, Deseret News Stella Fanco walks across the front to receive her graduation certificate as students from the Young Scholars […]

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THE CONNECTIVITY B2B ECOSYSTEM: How 5G and next-gen networks are transforming the role telecoms play in enterprise partnerships (VZ, T, S, TMUS)

This is a preview of THE CONNECTIVITY B2B ECOSYSTEM research report from Business Insider Intelligence. 14-Day Risk Free Trial: Get full access to this and all Connectivity & Tech research reports. Connectivity is central to doing business today — enterprises rely on telecoms to connect the various sprawling parts of their businesses as they engage […]

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Photos of mass graves in Brazil show the stark toll of the coronavirus, as experts predict that it will surpass 125,000 deaths by August

Brazil is predicted to surpass 125,000 COVID-19 deaths by August 4, according to new estimates from the University of Washington. By comparison, the US is expected to reach 131,967 deaths by August 4. Earlier this week, Brazil surpassed the US in the daily death toll from the virus. Brazil now has the second-highest number of […]

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Protesters marching over George Floyd’s death overtake major Los Angeles freeway and clash with California Highway Patrol

Protesters in Los Angeles briefly overtook the 101 Freeway and shattered the windows of at least two law enforcement vehicles. Video from the incident shows protesters swarming a California Highway Patrol vehicle on the freeway, and some protesters fall as the car drives on. Another highway patrol cruiser drove slowly and parked alongside an injured […]

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THE PAYMENTS FORECAST BOOK 2019: 22 forecasts of the global payments industry’s most impactful trends — and what’s driving them

This is a preview of THE PAYMENTS FORECAST BOOK 2019 research report from Business Insider Intelligence. 14-Day Risk Free Trial: Get full access to this and all Payments industry research reports. As cash usage declines slowly worldwide, the digital payments ecosystem is swelling around the globe: Noncash transactions are poised to exceed 1 trillion for […]

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