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Washington, D.C. sues Facebook Over Cambridge Analytica’ and according to NYT the social blue gave Netflix and Spotify the ability to read users’ private messages

by Gaiaitalia.com #SocialMedia twitter@gaiaitalia_eng #Technology     The attorney general for Washington, D.C. said on Wednesday the U.S.’s capital city had sued Facebook over the scandal thatbroke earlier this year, involving Cambridge Analytica’s use of data from the blue social-media giant. No peace on earth for the social blue ‘cause another scandal i coming up. According to NYT, in fact, ...

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Egypt, Nile river’s clean up launched by volunteers

by Gaiaitalia.com #Egypt twitter@gaiaitalia_eng #Africa     On Dec.15th Egyptian volunteers started the clean-up of the Nile river in Egyptian capital. the volunteers’ clean-up is part of the Very Nile project to clean the ancient waterway. Volunteers removed a vast amount of plastic waste, sufficient to be contained in 30 boats. Plastic waste was mixed with water lilies, algae. According to local ...

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State of emergency declared in the city of Atbara (Sudan) after price protests 

by Gaiaitalia.com #Sudan twitter@gaiaitalia_eng #HumaRights     According to local media a state of emergency was declared in the city of Atbara, Sudan, after hundreds of citizens started a huge protest against price increases on Dec. 19th. Authorities have declared a curfew from 6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.     (19th december, 2018) ©gaiaitalia.com 2018            

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Milan bourse rises, spread falls, Conte smiles. Italy doesn’t

by G.G. #Italy twitter@gaiaitalia_eng #Markets     Financial markets smiles for once after the Rome-Brussels agreement over Italy-Has-No-Future-But_We-Are-So-Happy budget for 2019. On Dec. 19th Milan bourse closed 1,59% up with the FTSE-Mib index rising to 18,941 points. The spread between Italy’s 10-year BTP bond and the German Bund closed on 253 basis points, lower from Tuesday’s closing value of 269.     ...

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Belgian police use tear gas to stop anti-immigration march

by GDR #Belgium twitter@gaiaitalia_eng #Riots   According to EFE belgian police reported clashes and riots when around 5,000 right-wing and far-right protesters took the street in Brussels to manifest their opposition to Belgium government’s decision to sign a United Nations migration pact. The Flemish and far-rights wingers took street right after belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel’s decision to sign the text adopted ...

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Ranil Wickremesinghe took oath as Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister

by Gaiaitalia.com #English twitter@gaiaitalia_eng #Asia     Ranil Wickremesinghe took oath on Sunday as prime minister of Sri Lanka, nearly two months after his sudden ouster that had steeped the country into a deep political crisis, in a ceremony held at the Presidential Secretariat a day after former president Rajapaksa, stepped down.     (16th december 2018) ©gaiaitalia.com 2018   ...

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Ellen Degeneres might quit her show: “I’m sick of it”

by G.G. #Farandulas twitter@gaiaitalia_eng #Ellen   Ellen Degeneres told the New York Times that she’s considering retiring from her talk show she’s been running for 16 seasons and after signign a new contract for running it until 2020. Degeneres, 60yo, explained she start feeling the show “restrictive” to her and she’s looking for something else in spite of the success and the appluse ...

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Trump’s ex-lawyer Cohen jailed for three years

by G.G. #USA twitter@gaiaitalia_eng #WhiteHouse     Michael Cohen, the now famous US President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer, was sentenced on December 12 to a total of three years in prison for his role in making illegal hush-money payments to women to help Trump’s 2016 election campaign and for lie to Congress about a proposed Trump Tower project in Russia. ...

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Brexit: Let’s experiment how to suicide a Prime Minister

by G.G. #Brexit twitter@gaiaitalia_eng #TheresaMay     The girl’s probably not as nice as she pretend to be. This is probably why Tories decided to experiment how to suicide a Prime Minister in charge. In spite of all cabinet ministers tweeting support for Mrs May and of 158 Tory MPs that had also pledged their backing, Madame can’t sleep well ...

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As expected Theresa May delayed Brexit vote

by G.G. #Politics twitter@gaiaitalia_eng #Brexit     UK’s prime minister Theresa May delayed Brexit vote after a savagely funny speech in which she defended her position on Brexit but she forgot to admit the decision to delay the vote was made after it became clear she would lose it “by a significant margin”. Now May will go back to EU leaders ...

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