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Earnings and data could be proof that slowdown fears were overblown

Earnings and data could be proof that slowdown fears were overblown

Finance
Earnings season shifts into a higher gear in the week ahead, as investors also watch for fresh economic data that could show that the economy is pulling out of a temporary rut. Amazon, Boeing, Microsoft and ExxonMobil are among more than 140 S&P 500 companies reporting quarterly results. According to Refinitiv, 74% of the companies reporting so far have beaten expectations. Based on forecasts and actual reports, earnings for the S&P 500 as a whole are expected to decline 1.7%, the first negative quarter in three years. Some forecasters had projected an earnings decline of 4% or more. The equivalent of the economy's first-quarter report ...
Huawei wi-fi modules were pulled from Pakistan CCTV system

Huawei wi-fi modules were pulled from Pakistan CCTV system

Technology
Huawei removed wi-fi transmitting cards from a Pakistan-based surveillance system's CCTV cabinets after they were discovered by the project's staff.Punjab Safe City Authority (PSCA) told BBC Panorama it had told the firm to remove the modules in 2017 "due to [a] potential of misuse".The authority said that the Chinese firm had previously made mention of the cards in its bidding documents.But a source involved in the project suggested the reference was obscure.A spokesman for Huawei said there had been a "misunderstanding". He added that the cards had been installed to provide diagnostic information, but said he was unable to discuss the matter further.The PSCA confirmed that the explanation it had been given was that wi-fi connec...
Facebook says some of Mark Zuckerberg’s posts were deleted

Facebook says some of Mark Zuckerberg’s posts were deleted

Technology
Facebook says some of CEO Mark Zuckerberg's posts on the social media site were deleted due to technical errors. The company says it is unclear which posts were deleted. Facebook says the posts were mistakenly deleted a few years ago and the work required to restore them was extensive and might not have worked. The deleted posts were first reported by Business Insider. All posts from 2007 and 2008 have been deleted, according to the report. The way Facebook shares company information has changed over the years. It introduced its current "Newsroom" page in 2014 and shares and archives major company announcements there.Let's block ads! (Why?) ABC News: Technology
The Ancestral Puebloans were getting tattoos at least 2,000 years ago

The Ancestral Puebloans were getting tattoos at least 2,000 years ago

Science
Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Archaeologists have identified the oldest tattoo tool in western North America. The ancient artifact, which had been sitting in storage for 40 years, was found by Andrew Gillreath-Brown, a doctoral candidate in anthropology at Washington State University. "When I first pulled it out of the museum box and realized what it might have been, I got really excited," Gillreath-Brown said in a news release. Archaeologists determined the inking tool is at least 2,000 years old and was built and used by the Ancestral Pueblo people who made their home in southeastern Utah. Researchers described the discovery in a new paper published this week in the Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports. "Tattooing by prehistoric people in the Southwest is not talked about much because there h...
Twitter warns that private tweets were public for years

Twitter warns that private tweets were public for years

Technology
Private tweets sent by users of Twitter's Android app could have been exposed publicly for years. Twitter said it had discovered a security flaw which meant "protected" tweets became public when some changes were made to accounts.Anyone who updated the email address linked to their account between November 2014 and January 2019 could have had messages exposed, it said.Twitter said it had started to let affected users know about the bug.It added that it had turned the protections back on for Android users who had inadvertently switched them off.Twitter said it was also issuing a public notice about the error because it could not confirm the exact number of accounts that had been affected and wanted to reach those it could not iden...