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Pro-Russia Social Media Takes Aim at Macron as Yellow Vests Rage

Emmanuel Macron successfully dodged cyberattacks and fake news reports that were widely blamed on a Kremlin effort to destabilize his 2017 presidential campaign. Now, with France convulsed by violent protests, the Russians appear to be back – and may be hitting closer to their mark. Among 600 Twitter accounts known to promote Kremlin views, the top hashtag now is #giletsjaunes, the French name for the so-called Yellow Vests protest movement, according to the Alliance for Securing Democracy, a unit of the German Marshall Fund of the U.S. that monitors those…

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Lance Armstrong says his investment in Uber ‘saved our family’

Lance Armstrong on escaping a $100 million lawsuit and Uber   19 Hours Ago | 04:11 After Lance Armstrong’s fall from grace cost him millions of dollars in lost endorsements and lawsuit settlements, one thing kept him on his feet: his investment in Uber. “It’s saved our family,” Armstrong told CNBC’s Andrew Sorkin in an interview aired on Thursday. In 2009, the former pro cyclist invested $100,000 in Chris Sacca’s nascent venture capital firm, Lowercase Capital. Armstrong said the bulk of the money went to Uber, which at the time was…

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I do not lie: Dassault boss responds to Rahul Gandhi on Rafale

The chief of Dassault Aviation, the French manufacturer contracted to deliver 36 fighter jets to the Indian Air Force, hit out at Rahul Gandhi for calling him a liar. “I don’t lie,” said Eric Trappier, the CEO of Dassault Aviation. “In my position as CEO, you don’t lie.” Trappier was responding to Gandhi’s accusation that he was lying about the Rafale deal to protect Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Trappier also spoke about the controversial decision to make of Anil Ambani’s Reliance Defence an offset partner and about the Congress’s claim…

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Here’s why you should choose SIP over lump sum when investing in ELSS

Archit Gupta ELSS funds are an efficient instrument to save tax and build wealth at the same time. ELSS is an equity mutual fund which allocates most of your invested capital in stocks of companies across industries and sizes. These funds come with a lock-in period of three years. It means you cannot redeem your fund units for three years from the date of allotment. It is one of the investment avenues available under Section 80C of the Income Tax Act which qualifies for availing a tax exemption of up…

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Social Media Roundup: Instagram Close Friends, YouTube Stories, Facebook Giving Tuesday Hits $125M

A man holding a smartphone showing the icons for several social media apps (Photo by S3studio/Getty Images) “Social Media Roundup” is a weekly roundup of news pertaining to all of your favorite websites and applications used for social networking. Published on Sundays, “Social Media Roundup” will help you stay up-to-date on all the important social media news you need to know. Facebook Expansion Of Local Section Facebook’s Today In featureFacebook This past week, Facebook announced the expansion of a new local section on Facebook called “Today In.” Facebook is also starting a…

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Man Arrested For Allegedly Stalking Woman Journalist On Social Media

A man was arrested in Noida Tuesday for allegedly stalking a woman journalist on social media and threatening her of abduction, police said. The man, identified as Gulshan Kashyap, a resident of Gurgaon in Haryana, was arrested near the Sab Mall in Sector 27 after raids were conducted to find him, they said. “The man would stalk her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and keep sending her offensive messages and posting comments. When blocked, he would create a new profile and repeat troubling her,” Inspector Manoj Pant said. “Kashyap threatened to…

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