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‘Facebook, Google have become obstacles to innovation – they are menace to society’

DAVOS: Billionaire investor George Soros launched a scathing attack on tech giants at the Davos summit on Thursday, calling them monopolies that could be manipulated by authoritarians to subvert democracy. Facebook and Google have become “obstacles to innovation” and are a “menace” to society whose “days are numbered”, said Soros at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Thursday. “Mining and oil companies exploit the physical environment; social media companies exploit the social environment,” said the…

Netanyahu slams EU’s ‘crazy’ Israel policy

BUDAPEST: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday denounced the EU's political demands on Israel as "absolutely crazy", in remarks leaked from a closed-door meeting with eastern and central European leaders in Budapest. "The European Union is the only association of countries in the world that conditions the relations with Israel... in every area on political conditions," he said in a recording heard by AFP. "It's crazy, it's absolutely crazy," he added. Brussels has repeatedly condemned Israel's building of…