Questions are being raised about Facebook’s decision to give a Russian internet company temporary special access to its user data (FB)

Steve Jennings/Getty Images for Breakthrough Prize Facebook acknowledged that it gave Mail.Ru special access to user data after 2015, when it officially ended the system that allowed third-party apps to access user data. Mail.Ru was among dozens of companies that were granted special temporary access to Facebook user data. Mail.Ru has ties to the Kremlin, […]

SpaceX launch last year punched huge, temporary hole in the ionosphere

Enlarge / The Formosat-5 mission launches in August, 2017, from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. (credit: SpaceX) Contrary to popular belief, most of the time when a rocket launches it does not go straight up into outer space. Rather, shortly after launch, most rockets will begin to pitch over into the downrange direction, limiting […]

Congress narrowly approves temporary spending bill, avoiding government shutdown

Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Getty Images The Republican-led Congress narrowly passed a temporary spending bill to avert a government shutdown Thursday. The legislation does the bare minimum in a sprint toward the holidays and punting disputes on immigration, health care and the budget to next year. The stopgap legislation would keep the government from closing down at […]

Govt shutdown averted, as Congress approves temporary funding

Published time: 22 Dec, 2017 00:14 Edited time: 22 Dec, 2017 00:25 The federal government will be funded until January 19, after the House and Senate approved temporary spending bills to stave off a government shutdown. The Senate’s 66-32 approval and the House’s 231-188 vote to approve the short-term spending through January 19, 2018 saw […]

U.S. lawmakers seek temporary extension to internet spying program

(Reuters) — Republican leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives are working to build support to temporarily extend the National Security Agency’s expiring internet surveillance program by tucking it into a stop-gap funding measure, lawmakers said. The month-long extension of the surveillance law, known as Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, would punt […]

‘Smart superglue’ promises quick temporary fix for severe eye injuries & gunshot wounds

Published time: 6 Dec, 2017 23:15 Scientists have developed a temporary glue which could afford people suffering major eye injuries precious time amid the race to get emergency surgery. Developed at the University of Southern California (USC), the sealant is being pitched as a potential sight saver for soldiers inflicted with traumatic eye injuries by […]

Andy Murray split with Ivan Lendl ‘may be temporary’ – Grigor Dimitrov

Murray announced earlier this evening that he would be parting company with Lendl ahead of the 2018 season. But Dimitrov, who works with Murray’s former coach Dani Vallverdu, believes they could be reunited at any point. “It’s not their first time splitting up anyways,” Dimitrov said. “Maybe it’s just a temporary thing. “I don’t know […]

Everton news: Sam Allardyce to be TEMPORARY boss with Craig Shakespeare his assistant

Everton have been on the lookout for a new manager since axing Ronald Koeman last month, with the Toffees currently enduring a nightmare Premier League campaign. With just three wins from their first 11 league games, Everton currently sit just two points above the relegation zone. Express Sport understands they are lining up Allardyce to […]

House Republicans are considering making their giant corporate tax cut temporary

Alex Wong/Getty Images The House Republican tax bill is slated to be released on Thursday. One of the remaining questions is whether the biggest cuts will be permanent or temporary. According to reports, the huge slash of the corporate tax rate will not last outside of ten years due to budgetary rules. Republican leaders’ soon-to-be-released […]

Trump says he would open to a temporary healthcare reform deal

Thomson Reuters WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US President Donald Trump said on Saturday he would be open to a one- or two-year deal as a way to reform the nation’s healthcare system, as his administration and the Republican Party have vowed to do. “So if we could do a one-year deal or two-year deal as a […]