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The extensions were used to extract private browsing data from users. Exposing banking, shopping and possibly health information. Putting users at risk to ad fraud and other misleading marketing practices.
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The FTSE 100 fell 43 points, or 0.6% to 7,409 on Friday, the lowest close since February 3rd, dragged by corporate updates and coronovirus fears. Royal Bank of Scotland slumped near 7%, after scaled back the target date for hitting its long-term profit goals and announced it will change its name to NatWest Group. AstraZeneca was also among the worst performers, after reported lower than expected Q4 earnings results and announced sales will be hurt this quarter by the coronavirus outbreak as China is one of its main markets. Considering the full week, the FTSE 100 lost 0.8%. Meanwhile, other main European stock markets finished mixed: the CAC 40 dropped 24 points, or 0.4% to 6,069; the FTSE MIB declined 25 points, or 0.1% to 24,867 while the IBEX 35 rose 47 points, or 0.5% to 9,957 and the DAX 30 ended flat at 13,744. For the week, the DAX 30 gained 1.7%; the FTSE MIB rose 1.6%; the IBEX 35 added 1.4% and the CAC 40 went up 0.8%.
EURUSD decreased to a 33-month low of 1.0877
The euro fell to $1.0936 on Monday, its weakest level since October 2nd, as a poor set of data across Eurozone countries raised concerns about the bloc's economic outlook. Italy's industrial output dropped by the most in nearly two years in December, while German production tumbled by the most in over a decade and French industrial output posted the steepest contraction since January 2018.
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Facebook (FB) released earnings per share at 2.56 USD.
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.
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.