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World leaders, tech execs pledge to curb online violence

Business / Tech May 16, 2019

World leaders, tech execs pledge to curb online violence

Facebook, Google, Twitter and other tech companies joined a dozen countries in a global pledge Wednesday to step up efforts to keep internet platforms from being used to spread hate, organize extremist groups and broadcast attacks. World leaders, led by French President Emmanuel Macron, and ...

Billionaire Jeff Bezos unveil plans for moon presence

Business May 10, 2019

Billionaire Jeff Bezos unveil plans for moon presence

Amazon tycoon Jeff Bezos said Thursday he is going to send a spaceship to the moon, joining a resurgence of lunar interest half a century after people first set foot there. Bezos said his space company Blue Origin will land a robotic ship the size ...

Ecuador to appeal Amazon oil exploration ruling won by tribe

Business Apr 28, 2019

Ecuador to appeal Amazon oil exploration ruling won by tribe

The Ecuadorian government announced Saturday it will appeal a ruling won by the country's Waorani indigenous tribe that blocks oil companies' entry onto ancestral Amazonian lands for exploration activities. The Ministry of Energy and Non-renewable Natural Resources said in a statement it "will appeal the ...

Amazonian tribe in Ecuador fends off Big Oil in court

Business Apr 27, 2019

Amazonian tribe in Ecuador fends off Big Oil in court

Ecuador's indigenous Waorani tribe won its first victory Friday against Big Oil in a ruling that blocks the companies from entering ancestral Amazonian lands for oil-exploration activities. After two weeks of deliberations, a criminal court in Puyo accepted a Waorani bid for court protection in ...