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Binary Options Scams Spread Into Crypto, Time for US Lawmakers to Act

“Already a high-risk investment strategy, binary options platforms are often based online and are hard to regulate” writes Henry Linver for cointelegraph.com. Giving any or all of these to fraudulent binary options platforms can allow malicious actors to steal your identity.In the last two months alone, the CFTC has clamped down on fraudulent binary options schemes operating in the U.S. worth over $15 million.The same is true for binary options trading.Unfortunately, navigating binary cryptocurrency options has proven easier said than done for many inexperienced investors. Source: cointelegraph.com

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California wildfires force 200K to flee, leave 2.5M without power

“Nearly 200,000 people have been forced to flee their homes as out-of-control wildfires continued to scorch California on Monday, leaving 2.5 million without power, according to news reports” reports nypost.com. Identified as the Getty Fire, it quickly spread across 500 acres (¾ square mile) and prompted evacuation orders for 10,000 homes and businesses, LA Mayor Eric Garcetti said. Source: nypost.com

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Russia and Iran have already tried to spread 2020 misinformation: Facebook

“Facebook has already removed four campaigns by Russia and Iran spreading misinformation and divisive content on social media, the social media giant revealed Monday” reports washingtonexaminer.com. In preparation for the 2020 presidential election, Facebook rolled out new measures designed to increase transparency and root out misinformation and fake accounts on the platform.Petersburg-based troll farm involved in Russia’s efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election by spreading misinformation on social media.Facebook’s initiatives come nearly a year before U.S. voters will head to the polls in the 2020 presidential election and…

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Netflix plans $2 billion bond offering to finance content, production and potential deals

“NFLX, +0.25% said Monday it is planning a $2 billion bond offering as it seeks to raise the funds to finance content acquisition, production and development and potential acquisitions, among other factors” writes Ciara Linnane for marketwatch.com. The company said it is planning to issue bonds in dollars and euros.The company’s most active bonds, the 5.875% notes that mature in November of 2028, traded Friday a yield spread of 271 basis points over comparable Treasurys, according to MarketAxess. Shares were down 0.9% in premarket trade, but are up 2.9% in…

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This is how far the spotted lanternfly might spread, as feds eye funds for fight

“The spotted lanternfly threatening $18 billion per year worth of Pennsylvania agriculture products could spread throughout the Mid-Atlantic and New England, west into Kansas, and show up on the West Coast, too” writes For Lehighvalleylive Com for nj.com. The Lehigh Valley is part of a 14-county quarantine area in Pennsylvania aimed at restricting the lanternfly’s spread.Click here to learn about 11 ways you can help fight the lanternfly’s spread. Source: nj.com

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Data on online spread of livestreamed shooting kept secret

“After the Christchurch attack, Facebook said in a statement it had removed about 1.5 million videos of the attack globally, more than 1.2 million of which it blocked at upload” reports theguardian.com. US tech companies have declined to release data on the online spread of footage of last week’s shooting in Halle, Germany, despite pledging greater transparency as part of New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s “Christchurch Call”.Facebook and Microsoft declined to answer questions about how they decide when to disclose data around attacks.Releasing the data would provide an indication…

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Corporate bonds may be paying too little spread to offset fourth-quarter selloff risks

“Risks of a U.S. corporate bond selloff often run high into the final months of the year when liquidity can get pinched and credit spreads widen” writes Sunny Oh for marketwatch.com. The week also saw several additional warnings about corporate leverage, with the International Monetary Fund pointing to a potential $19 trillion corporate debt mess if the next recession is half the magnitude of the 2007-2008 crisis.Check out: Credit-rating firms raise more alarms about the weakest corporate borrowers Bank of America Merrill Lynch analysts estimate the net amount of bonds…

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