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Huawei's founder faces fight for company and family

Huawei's founder faces fight for company and familyHuawei founder Ren Zhengfei survived food shortages during China’s Cultural Revolution, but now the reclusive billionaire identified as “Individual-1″ in a US indictment faces an existential fight for his family and company. Ren, 74, founded Huawei in 1987 with just 21,000 yuan ($ 5,600) and watched it grow into a global behemoth with 180,000 employees operating in 170 countries, sales of 206 million smartphones last year, and revenue topping $ 100 billion. The accusations dealt a blow to Huawei’s image just as the famously secretive company had mounted a media blitz to salvage its reputation, with Ren leading the charge to dispute espionage concerns.



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Jacline Mouraud: Founder of Yellow Vest movement denounces extremists hijacking her tax protest

Jacline Mouraud: Founder of Yellow Vest movement denounces extremists hijacking her tax protestThe founder of the “yellow vest” revolt said it had become a dangerous “dog without a leash” prey to extremists and anarchists, and urged moderate protesters to open dialogue with the French government. Jacline Mouraud, a 51-year old composer and hypnotherapist from Brittany, is credited with sparking the movement after six million people viewed her Facebook diatribe against environmental duties on petrol and diesel last month. “What are you doing with the money apart from buying new dishes at the Élysée Palace and building yourself swimming pools?” she asked President Emmanuel Macron in her viral video. But she said the movement had now been hijacked by an increasingly violent fringe of “extremists and anarchists”. Speaking to The Sunday Telegraph, Ms Mouraud, said: “This movement has broken free of everyone, you can’t reason with people any more. Some don’t even remember what demands we made at the start. “It’s as if we had kept the dog on a leash and today the leash has snapped.” A firefighter stands next to a car set on fire during a protest of Yellow vest  Credit: ALAIN JOCARD/AFP/Getty Images Before the violence of the past two weeks, she said the revolt was a “spontaneous movement of the people” that could not be manipulated. Now, however, it was, she said, not just “beyond the reach of the government, political parties, unions” but “the people from the movement themselves”. She added: “We’re witnessing a tsunami. The wave is still in the air and we’ll just have to wait for it to crash down again.” Facebook, she said, had initially “helped bring people together and get organised”. But it also now had a “very negative side,” she added. Experts said that Facebook’s decentralised nature is ideal for "gilets jaunes”, particularly as it changed its algorithms earlier this year to lower the visibility of content published on pages run by large media outlets. "It prioritised content being shared by groups, individual profiles, and local information. This change in the algorithm has boosted the emergence of this movement," Tristan Mendes France, who teaches digital culture at Paris-Diderot University, said. Hundreds of social media accounts linked to Russia have sought to amplify the street protests that have rocked France, according to analysis by New Knowledge, a cybersecurity company. Facebook's new algorithm for ordering the posts that users see has also given raised the profile of extremists, conspiracy theorists and proponents of fake news. Ms Mouraud and other “spokespeople” have received death threats. Those behind them “don’t want a resolution of the conflict”, she said.  A protestor wearing a "yellow vest" (Gilet jaune) throws a cobble at police forces Credit: THOMAS SAMSON/AFP/Getty Images She was among a “yellow vest” delegation that met the prime minister, Edouard Philippe, on Friday night. They listed demands ranging from tax justice and proportional representative in legislative elections and raising low pensions. The prime minister has called for three months of talks between the gilets jaunes and local and national officials. She added: “Today, I have no idea how this will pan out. What’s for sure is if we don’t get organised, it will have no future. We’ll have done all that for nothing.”



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George HW Bush: WWII pilot, oilman, ambassador and founder of the United States' foremost political dynasty

George HW Bush: WWII pilot, oilman, ambassador and founder of the United States' foremost political dynastyGeorge Bush was an American patrician who brought great talents to the presidency and wrought great achievements, but never quite grasped the pitiless frivolity of US politics. Bush was elected to office in 1988 after eight years as vice president to his fellow Republican, Ronald Reagan. Where Reagan’s great achievement, in foreign affairs, was to perceive the weakness of the Soviet Union, to stand up to the Soviet leadership and eventually to reach agreements with the Soviet leader, Mikhail Gorbachev, Bush inherited a world in which Communist regimes were already collapsing, in which the United States found itself, somewhat to its own surprise, as the only superpower.



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Justice Department Preparing To Prosecute WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange: WSJ

Justice Department Preparing To Prosecute WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange: WSJThe U.S. Justice Department said it is planning to prosecute controversial



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Who is Gab founder Andrew Torba?

Who is Gab founder Andrew Torba?The murder of 11 people at a Pittsburgh synagogue Saturday has brought new attention to Gab, the social media service created by Andrew Torba that bills itself as pro-free speech and serves as a gathering place for white supremacists, neo-Nazis and other extremist figures online, and counted among its users suspected gunman Robert Bowers.



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Me Too Founder Tarana Burke Writes Love Letter To Christine Blasey Ford

Me Too Founder Tarana Burke Writes Love Letter To Christine Blasey FordFounder of the Me Too movement Tarana Burke, along with other advocates, wrote



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Kate Spade brand honors its late founder at New York fashion show

Kate Spade brand honors its late founder at New York fashion showOn a glitter strewn runway, models glided by sporting a host of flowy dresses and separates rendered in the pastels and playful prints.



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Founder sues Papa John's board to stop 'irreparable harm'

Founder sues Papa John's board to stop 'irreparable harm'John Schnatter has been in an escalating battle with the company’s board since he stepped down as chairman in July after he apologized for using a racial slur during a media training call. Schnatter remains a member of the board and holds 30 percent of the company’s shares. Schnatter is suing the board and CEO Steve Ritchie “to stop the irreparable harm those individuals are causing due to their repeated, and ongoing, breaches of the duties of loyalty and care they owe to the company,” according to a statement from Schnatter.



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Papa John's Exiled Founder John Schnatter Is Going to War With the Company's Leaders

Papa John's Exiled Founder John Schnatter Is Going to War With the Company's LeadersJohn Schnatter resigned after admitting to having used a racial slur



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Theranos Founder Elizabeth Holmes Indicted On Wire Fraud Charges

Theranos Founder Elizabeth Holmes Indicted On Wire Fraud ChargesFormer Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes and company president Ramesh "Sunny"



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