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regard to what markets are looking for and investors are looking for is an assurance that that kind of progress will continue regardless of who gets the top shop good to speak with you humana blanco thank you well the i.m.f. tough medicine has failed to help argentina and many other countries pakistan agreed a deal with the i.m.f. to get a $6000000000.00 loan its 13th since the 1980 s. but it's terms of very similar to those of argentina the currency will be devalued electricity and gas subsidies will be scrapped and it's likely to prove unpopular across the country to come out higher as more. after months of negotiations with the international monetary fund and the agreement on a $6000000000.00 loan package bugger's gone government needs to current draw economic crises and their deal with the i.m.f. may not be decidable but if necessary pakistan needs to undertake a very painful but it's an adjustment to perform and that the country will need to
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undertake and most notably it includes a more flexible currency 2nd reforms in electricity and gas sector. reforms in the public sector enterprises which are. throwing up huge losses. in his election campaign imran khan accused previous governments of bordering excessively from the i.m.f. . now he's agreed to a loan with the organization saying the pull won't be affected but that's something many people here aren't buying. i'm a painter and if you talk about the dollar rupee parity it goes without saying that a falling rupee will mean rising costs for paint which will have a knock on effect on people like me. there is widespread anger including from the opposition. the government the sold us into the slavery of the i.m.f. and we cannot accept this we announce rebellion both against this and the
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government sitting in parliament we can the witness the destruction of a country. many economists and political opponents are calling the deal a sellout and it really poured a heavy burden on an already for doing a corner me and lead to hyperinflation their government their delayed going to the i.m.f. because of the health care god from their saudi then the u.a.e. but it all sorted out a record amount of bordering by a previous government means that 45 percent of the annual budget had to be used for dead repayment and it had to acknowledge. where they're falling rupee essential gordon flulike getting in. and that's something many here say it's not what they were expecting from a government that promised change and really for the fall. now on top of the severe shortages of food medicine and power venezuelans are now
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finding it increasingly hard to find petrol u.s. economic sanctions and mismanagement of the oil industry have pushed the energy sector to a crisis point on latin america and its illusion human reports. the queues to fill of cars with fuel the northwestern business whaler are 23 to 4 kilometers long and near the city of motorists hope and pray they'll be lucky to make it to the pump before it runs dry. yesterday i was in line for 6 hours and couldn't fill up. is that normal i ask. with this government apparently it is we are a major oil producing country and. on top of shortages of water. the further you go the harder it is to find petrol but in the past 2 weeks the hunt for fuel has become much worse. look we started
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a great check called in focus. these are the messages from today. there's several causes for the crisis say industry experts. venezuela's refinery capacity is down to 20 percent of its normal level instead of $1300000.00 barrels a day we're only 260000 which means we have to import gasoline. putting it from the united states but as of april 28th the u.s. government stopped all sales not just of fuel but of the additives needed to make the petrol that than his whale is still able to refine at home and then there's the chronic problem of price distortions all the patrol in this tanker truck 13000 liters costs less than $1.00 which means it's practically free but only if you can find it the shortages and these long lines are creating
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a black market with some people charging as much as $10.00 for 20 leaders now anywhere else that may be considered peanuts but here it is the only thing cheaper than petrol is the air that you breathe that is considered a fortune and much more than the minimum wage. shortages have not yet impacted the capital caracas but experts say it may not be long before they do an irony that escapes no one in venezuela the country with the world's largest oil reserves. in israel. i want to founder of facebook calls for the social media network to be broken up you really do need to sit up and take notice social media giant has been at the center of a storm over the access to data of its users most notably by cambridge analytic of the british political consultancy harvested data on millions of facebook users
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without their consent while working with donald trump's 2016 presidential campaign in a financial filing facebook has said it expects to be fined up to $5000000000.00 by u.s. regulators for that and many other transgressions that's a slap on the wrist for the social media giant the racked up $56000000000.00 in revenue in 2018 so i'm concerned our investors by the find the company's share price has risen 40 percent this year alone pushing the value of facebook to $527000000000.00 joining me now from london is steve bartman c.e.o. of the global social media agency social chain thanks very much for being with us so there is no other company in the world that can claim 2000000000 people on its platforms and there's no way any company could police what what people post on it so surely that is the case isn't it to break up facebook. i think i would i would have to disagree i think the reason why you break up companies usually is because
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they are a fundamental and required product for civilization and they have a monopoly over that space and i think 1st and foremost you really need to define what monopoly we're claiming that facebook have social network social networking is a very broad topic and really you could consider social networking anything from a message to text messaging to twitter to you tube except except for when you look at facebook's business model they make 99 percent of their revenue from advertising and they certainly even on the internet alone don't have a monopoly of advertising i think google only 32 percent of the other online advertising market so even google are more of a monopoly per se than in facebook are. but check your eyes though have gained an enormous concentration of power and data are they are they turning into harmful monopolies do you think i don't think so i think i wouldn't claim that they're a monopoly i think that there are so many different sort of competing forces for
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various parts of their business model from the social networking side to the advertising business to the communications side of their business and really you know they make their money from advertising but they are communications platform and if we're talking about communications and over xander the word then there's a lot of competition there across the internet or you are on some of the most popular pages on facebook so how does that affect your business if major changes are made to it. we own big sort of social communities over all of the biggest social platforms from from instagram to you tube to twitch to facebook to the podcast store and our sort of portfolio of media is split across all of these platforms we do about 2000000000 video these pump month across all of the major platforms so breaking up the facebook specifically where it really impacts our business because those platforms will go into other hands but i think if you're trying to solve the problem of sort of misinformation or privacy i genuinely
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genuinely believe and i have no honestly have no vested interest in really saying this and if you look at the content and the stuff that i post online i've given my very honest opinion on the faults within facebook but i genuinely believe that breaking up the platform is facebook and the teams will probably not to fix the issue at hand but how easy is it though to access data on individual behavior. it's it's it's getting harder it's certainly harder for advertising bodies and even social platforms to access the data the road dates are on individuals i think a lot of it's moving to encryption now we've seen what's happening to an encrypted messaging platform and that's the general trend i think mark zuckerberg in his recent f.a.a. announcement out that facebook was going to come even more of a private platform focus on private communities and groups and also when we think about behavioral trends generally from a social networking perspective we've all gone a little bit more private and we share person from mation less than any time in
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recent history i think generally a lot of this is being caused because society of started to catch more i don't i don't entirely believe that as consumers we really understand the implications of. data being misused but i think the press generally have done a pretty significant job of convincing people that are stolen data is doing very very bad things even though i don't think we all know exactly you know when we talk about these hacks like crimson hexagon and what the actual implications were we just hear that your stolen data has gotten x. person and elected and i think that's in fly mature enough for all of us to suddenly care about something that we don't really know a lot about you're in a position to be able to help companies target audiences and make products and ideas try and just talk us through a bit of that process yes so our sort of core business is in advertising as well so
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where a global social 1st market agency that's kind of our founding business and the biggest brands in the world will come to us to help us understand how to engage and communicate to young people and people across the internet and to stay ahead of the changes that happen every single day across all of these platforms and then our 2nd business is our media company and we own and operate some of the largest social communities across a variety of means is on you tube facebook instagram podcasting and everything in between and really that where we operate as a sort of traditional social publishing house i guess all right so the bollard thanks very much for being with us. thank you thank our matic facial recognition technology uses our unique facial dimensions to let us access bank accounts go cashless in holiday resorts and use automated border controls but they are far as it's known can also track us and invade our privacy for brennan reports on the u.k.'s 1st legal challenge against the technology. security or surveillance
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cameras have become a silent ubiquitous feature of cities across the world residents seem almost oblivious to the routine monitoring of their daily lives. at bridges was irritated the 1st time he realized the police automatic facial recognition vehicle that scanned his features in a shopping center but the 2nd time it happened was at a peaceful and arms trade protest and on that occasion the van was parked opposite the crowded i felt it was better to intimidate people and destroyed them from using their right to peaceful protest so it has taken south wales police to court in the 1st u.k. challenge to the use of a f r i mean essentially what you have is a situation where technology is running miles ahead of where the lorries and the law needs to to catch up here for biometrics is increasingly used for things like keyless buildings and cashless leisure resorts but civil liberties groups are most concerned by its use in public spaces to scam more abiding citizens as they walk
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past the camera it takes a really sensitive biometric data from them without their knowledge or their consent says radio akin to them walking down the high street and the police forcibly taking their fingerprint or their d.n.a. automatic facial recognition has dramatically improved thanks to rapid advances in a computer technology known as d. planet the accuracy is still variable but the 2017 champions league final the system produced 92 percent of false positives and even if accuracy can be improved there's still the other questions of governance of purpose and the wider question of exactly when protection of the public tips over into intrusion and oppression. china's mass surveillance of its citizens including the use of facial recognition is well known in 2017 australia authorized police and some private companies to use and access a controversial new fast system but this month the u.s.
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city of san francisco banned since your thirty's from deploying the technology academic dr anna hence has examined digital citizenship and surveillance our data trails makers transparency says the balance of power is shifting we have become very transparent on the other hand the process by which we are assessed also through our data and not very transparent and in that sense then we can see there is a reversal in empowerment and power shifts from the citizen to the state al-jazeera approached the company and e.c. and other providers but none responded to interview requests in a statement london's metropolitan police said it's a pilot scheme it now and it and the results are being assessed judgement in bridges legal challenge is expected to be handed down in the autumn. and that is our show for this week remember you can get in touch with us by tweeting me at has i'm sick at and do use the hash tag c.t.c. when you do or proper send email counting the cost that al-jazeera dot net is our
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a great also ahead austria parliament votes chancellor sebastian kurtz over a scandal but already brought down his government boss fighting off hunger and snakes while living under a tree with her 10 children a yemeni mother is cry for help. hello voters have delivered a fragmented result in european elections turning their backs on traditional centrist parties but the far right populist wave was smaller than some had predicted and was matched by surging support for liberal and green parties still nationalists came out on top in several countries and britain will send several euro skeptic politicians to a parliament they want to leave within months natasha butler begins our coverage. the face of europe's parliament is changing the traditional power blocs of the
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center right and center left that have dominated for decades lost seats as populous greens and liberal searched for the 1st time in 40 yes since the 1st elections in $1879.00 of the european parliament due to classical parties socialist and conservatives will no longer have a majority. nationalism and fears over immigration fueled gains for populist parties in france hungry and italy where matteo sell vinnie's far right policy won more than 30 percent of the vote. in in not only is the league the 1st party in italy but marine le pen is the 1st party in france in the u.k. in order for rodgers 1st so it's 3 france england it's the sign of a europe that is changing green parties in several countries celebrated their best e.u. election results highlighting concern among some voters and the climate change after ending the use of people all across europe want to form
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a peaceful europe together we haven't just got a great result in germany but as it stands in ireland and the netherlands in austria all across europe the greens are strong. the election results reflect a growing political trend in me use 28 member states people are increasingly rejecting establishment traditional mainstream parties and supporting alternatives and voting for causes the center right european people's party remains the largest bloc in the e.u. parliament but with no majority it'll be forced to seek support to form a pro e.u. coalition the center right and center left parties have scored badly they have both lost. they have both lost votes but we see a 3rd party emerging which is the liberals at the moment so the liberal party if one includes the votes from across is likely to become the king made. in the next european parliament. the european project was created after world war 2 to
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ensure the rivalries between countries would never again result in conflict while these elections show that politically europe is more fragmented than ever pro e.u. party still retain a majority suggesting that although some voters may be questioning the european union most still believe in it natasha butler al-jazeera paris as for britain the new bracks party was triumphant but it was also a good night for parties that campaigned for breakfast to be cancelled lawrence lee reports from london the press. being. a woman reading there was only one winner in the british election nigel farage invigorated those voters who feel betrayed at bret's it's not having happened he's single issue bricks at party when just over 30 percent of the vote most of it at the expense of the conservative party this is
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a vote that says no deal breaks it back on the table make it part of our negotiations because without that you've got no chance of getting a sensible free trade deal i want us as the brics it body to be engaged in that but it's also a vote that says the 31st of october is the but next really big day in this process if we don't leave on that day then you can expect the exit party to repeat this kind of surprise him election roll and such was the collapse in support for the conservatives in the wake of the series of may's resignation that they came out with the worst result in their history negotiated deal is now dead the party by its own admission in an existential crisis the main opposition labor party suffered too because of jeremy corbin's continued prevarication over whether or not he supports bricks it in the aftermath he gave an indication he might now be prepared to support a new referendum what this party does. it supports an agreement with the european union to prevent crushing out supports putting that proposal when agreed to
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a public backed labor's infighting led directly to a surge in support for the greens and liberal democrats the total vote for parties which supports not leaving the european union at all was over 40 percent so they could say they won as well the number of votes the fact that more people have supported remain parties if you count us as the lead remaining party and then greens and change u.k. add those votes together more people have supported us and supported the bracks it party the government has to listen there is one piece of common ground between the brics that party and its pro european opponents all of which outflanked labor and the conservatives they're all demanding electoral reform the traditional 2 party system of politics in this country is now under enormous strain and i hope that this will be a sign to the conservatives and the labor party that we need to have a proportional system and i truly believe when you look at those 2 parties there is
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more than one party sitting under the same umbrella and what they need to heal their own divisions it's be able to be true about who they are it's individual policies on the left and right of their own parties and if we had a proportional system that would give them the opportunity to do that while sitting still and labor or conservative if it's to achieve. is now demanding to be part of any new bracks in the go see asian he's pro european opponents are demanding another referendum the main part is a lost traditional politics here is in meltdown. al-jazeera in london for a challenge is joining us now from london and a terrible result for the governing conservative party rory what's their next move . yeah they knew they were in for a shock in these elections but the earthquake that they suffered i think is worse than they were predicting they got 9 percent of the vote not even into
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double digits and national fraud is now basically dragging the conservative party down is no deal bricks it roots i think what this result does is always guarantee that the next leader of the tory party and therefore the next prime minister of the country is going to be a hard brett sitter because it's difficult to see any other flavor of candidate being acceptable to the 120000 or so conservative party membership there are still voices of moderation of course within the parliamentary party but that just makes the kind of civil war that the tories are suffering the moment even more severe people like philip hammond the chancellor has refused to rule out that he might votes to bring down the government if he thought that it was going towards a no deal breck's it so you know now we can look back at david cameron's decision
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to hold this european referendum way back in 2016 he thought that he was going to he was heading off the threats of mate nigel farrar and healing that's already parties riffs that seems now to be an immensity bad judgement call and the main opposition leader meanwhile jeremy corbin seems to be signalling morning again for another in your forums and. yeah possibly but he's still not coming down really and suppose of it in the aftermath of labor's woes that in these erupt in elections various typewrite fall members of the labor party like emily thornberry which week saying that yes this meant the now the leadership. bossie had one some for rules to calm down fully in favor of a 2nd referendum well jeremy corbyn hasn't quite done that he still is saying that a general election is his preferred next step but a come from
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a tree referendum is something that he would like to but that's not where his focus is that's not where it is what he wants is to get into downing street ok. thank you . austria's chancellor sebastian kurtz has lost the vote of no confidence opposition parties joined forces to remove him from office over a corruption scandal that brought down his right wing government kurtz's party though still did well in the european elections various. to look we'll know if we i know that many of you have mixed feelings and for many people today this is a sad moment people will have different feelings about this and i can comprehend all of the different emotions from sadness to astonishment to hopes about how this book will go dominic kane is in vienna with more. sebastian courts might well be thinking what a difference a day makes on sunday he was a vote winner leading his party to its best performance in european elections for
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20 years on monday he was here in the austrian parliament losing a vote of confidence and out of the job that he has held for the past 2 years his former coalition partners the freedom party the far right freedom party voting with the opponents of the social democrats to remove him and his party from office remember that the far right freedom party themselves were forced from office just over a week ago following the scandal that ensued from the revelation that several of its leading members had been speaking to a russian lady recorded on video from 2 years ago on the spanish sound of it before in which they spoke about how the russian federation government could improve its influence in austrian politics the fallout from that precipitated their from office today they got their revenge in forcing the courts from office but he may have the last laugh his party won the european elections in austria on sunday and they are far ahead in the polls if there is if there is to be new elections in the next few
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weeks well then he would be in prime position to win those and find himself in the bizarre position of having perhaps to come back to this parliament with a new mandate and to seek a coalition with one or other of the parties is just voted him out. the greek prime minister alexis tsipras has called a snap general election after resigning defeat in the european parliament his left wing party ended well behind the center right new democracy party so a person has been damaged by his failure to end austerity policies and the unpopular name change deal with neighboring north macedonia the rest of the day's news is still ahead right here on al-jazeera and why it's getting tougher to earn u.s. citizenship in the armed forces. i'm up watching in and i'll be reporting on this country's efforts to get that precious stolen artifacts taken in the colonial era.


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