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Investigative Look into the Iowa Caucus (Cybersecurity)

#election #2020 #cybersecurity

Source: Wired

Web Browsing Data Leaked (Cybersecurity)

#cybersecurity #vice

Source: Vice

Your Smartphone's Encryption (Cybersecurity)

#cybersecurity #android #iphone #signal

Best Practices

Source: Wired

Facebook Earnings at 2.56 USD (Market Trading)

Facebook (FB) released earnings per share at 2.56 USD.

Pound Flat after EU Approves Brexit Deal (Market Trading)

The British pound was nearly flat at $1.302 on Wednesday, after the European Parliament approved the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement by 621 votes to 49. The UK is leaving the European Union on January 31st, more than three-and-a-half years after voters decided to do so in a referendum held on June 23rd 2016. The UK will continue to follow all of the EU's rules and its trading relationship will remain the same during the transition period which begins immediately after Brexit day and is due to end on December 31st 2020. Meantime, investors await the Bank of England policy meeting tomorrow, at which policymakers are seen holding rates, but persistent weak data suggest an interest rate cut is still on the table. 

Fed holds interest rates at 1.50%-1.75% (Market Trading)

#Fed #Rates

The US Federal Reserve's Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) announced on Wednesday that it decided to keep interest rates unchanged at the 1.50%-1.75% range. All 10 FOMC members voted in favor of holding rates at its current levels after lowering them three toimes in 2019.

Global Markets Sell Off (Market Trading)

#DOW #coronavirus

Wall Street closed deeply in the red on Monday, as the coronavirus outbreak worsened. A fifth case of the virus was confirmed in the United States and the overall death toll climbed to 81. Travel, gambling, and technology stocks led declines, as major disruptions for the Chinese economy are expected. Oil prices fell nearly 2% and safe-haven assets rallied. On the macro side, US new home sales unexpectedly fell in December and numbers for the previous three months were downwardly revised. The Dow Jones lost 454 points or 1.6% to 28536. The S&P 500 retreated 52 points or 1.6% to 3244. The Nasdaq shed 176 points or 1.9% to 9139.

Dow turns negative, erases 100-point gain as Boeing shares slide (Market Trading)

Female Founders Alliance Acquires New York’s Monarq Incubator (Startups)

#genderlens #women 

Excited to see what opportunities this acquisition will bring.

Source: Techcrunch

US Oil Production To Grow While CO2 Emissions Are Set To Drop (Market Trading)


Source: OilPrice

UK Stocks Close at Over 5-Month High (Market Trading)

#ftse100 #cac

The FTSE 100 closed up 64 points or 0.9% at 7,674 on Friday, a level not seen since the end of July, supported by a weaker pound. December's retail trade data showed British consumers failed to increase their spending for a fifth month in a row, adding to concerns about the economy and raising expectations that an interest rate cut by the Bank of England would be delivered later this month. In addition, hopes that China’s economic recovery is picking up pace lifted sentiment globally. Other major European stock indexes finished higher: the DAX 30 rose 97 points or 0.7%; the CAC 40 climbed 62 points or 1%; the IBEX 35 jumped 109 points or 1.1%; and the FTSE MIB advanced 201 points or 0.8%.

The Dow Jones Index rising 0.77% (Market Trading)

#DOW #Nasdaq 

United States Stock Market is gaining 222 points. Leading the gains are Cisco Systems (1.85%), Home Depot (1.65%) and Goldman Sachs (1.45%). Top losers are Pfizer (-0.64%), Merck & Co (-0.48%) and Exxon Mobil (-0.26%).

NSA Finds Windows 10 Security Flaw (Cybersecurity)


Source: Wired

All the Ways Facebook Tracks You (Cybersecurity)

#facebook #cybersecurity

Source: Wired

Most European Stocks Fall Ahead of Sino-US Trade Pact (Market Trading)


Most stock indexes in Europe traded in the red on Tuesday morning, ahead of the planned signing of the phase one trade deal between the US and China. The interim agreement, due to be signed at the White House on Wednesday, marks the first step towards ending a damaging 18-month trade dispute between the world's two largest economies. Also, the US Treasury Department on Monday dropped its designation of China as a currency manipulator. The DAX 30 fell 0.4%; the IBEX 35 went down 0.5%; CAC 40 dropped 0.5%; The FTSE 100 decreased 0.1%; while the FTSE MIB dipped 0.4% around 08:40 AM London Time.