Pogba breaks silence over Mou bust-up reports

first_imgPaul Pogba Pogba has ‘no problem’ with Mourinho but swerves Man Utd exit talk Chris Burton Last updated 1 year ago 18:59 4/1/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(4) Paul Pogba, Jose Mourinho, Tottenham vs Man Utd, 17/18 Getty Images Paul Pogba Manchester United France Premier League World Cup José Mourinho The France international midfielder admits to being unaccustomed to life on the bench, but insists he will never question the methods of his manager Paul Pogba insists he has “no problem” with Jose Mourinho despite his recent benching at Manchester United, but has refused to be drawn on his future.The Red Devils have sparked transfer talk around their £89 million record signing with their handling of his undoubted talent.Pogba has regularly seen his best position questioned this season, with there a feeling that United are not playing to his strengths. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player That has led to him being removed from the starting XI at times, amid talk of a breakdown in his relationship with Mourinho, but the 25-year-old insists he will never question his manager’s methods.Pogba told Telefoot on his current situation at Old Trafford: “It’s true [being benched] has never happened to me, but it can strengthen me. You have to go through these periods to make you stronger.“There is no problem with Mourinho. It’s not me who picks the team. Ask the coach if you want to know why I play less. I respect his choices.”Having struggled to earn the trust of his boss, it has been suggested that Pogba’s days in Mourinho’s plans may be numbered.A summer move has been mooted, with Real Madrid reported to be among those keeping a close eye on a situation which could see United move in a different direction.Pogba has, however, sought to the swerve transfer talk, adding: “It’s too early to talk about a departure from United, the situation can change.”He was then pressed on recent comments in which he confessed to wanting to play alongside Paris Saint-Germain’s Brazilian forward Neymar at some stage in his career.Pogba is prepared to reiterate that he wants to work with the best players in world football, but says that ambition should not be interpreted as a desire to move on.Paul Pogba Manchester UnitedHe said: “Neymar? I said I dream of playing with him, [Lionel] Messi or Cristiano [Ronaldo], but that doesn’t mean that I want to move clubs.”For now, Pogba’s focus is locked on United’s efforts to lock up a second-place finish in the Premier League and lift the FA Cup.He will then turn his attention to international matters with France, with Les Bleus among the favourites to go all the way at this summer’s World Cup finals in Russia.Pogba said of their chances: “We have the potential, the players to win the World Cup. We have a great team.“There is still work to be done because against lesser teams, we have had more trouble.“Just because we are the French national team does not mean that we will win every game 5-0.”last_img read more

Google May Have Violated Wiretap Laws

first_img 3 min read Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. September 27, 2013 In a victory for online privacy advocates but a blow to advertisers, a federal judge in California has ruled Google may have violated wiretapping laws by scanning and reviewing users’ Gmails.Google has long scanned Gmail messages to then target advertising to its users. The company has argued the practice is perfectly within the confines of both federal and state eavesdropping laws because Gmail users give up their privacy as part of Gmail’s Terms of Service contract.U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh disagreed, saying those Terms of Service “did not explicitly notify Plaintiffs that Google would intercept users’ emails for the purposes of creating user profiles or providing targeted advertising.”What’s more, even if Gmail account holders consented to having their emails searched, the people with whom those users are communicating didn’t. Google has claimed that users of, say, Microsoft’s Outlook, should know that Google will view their mail when sent to a Gmail account.Related: Google Looking Beyond ‘Cookies’ to Track People OnlineKoh was unconvinced, saying she “cannot conclude that any party — Gmail users or non-Gmail users — has consented to Google’s reading of email for the purposes of creating user profiles or providing targeted advertising.”The ruling, part of a proposed class action against Google, is a big win for privacy advocates, who have complained that technology companies have too much access to personal information and are not overt enough in explaining how customer information and data are used.The chorus for more protections has only gotten louder since it was revealed that companies like Google shared information with the U.S. government as the National Security Agency spied on American emails, texts and phone calls.Still, companies have long found that there is a potentially high value proposition for advertisers in targeting marketing toward users based on their interests. Google, for instance, has long tied advertising to search results from users. Gmail, it argues, is an extension of that.But Google has found itself more and more in the crosshairs of the privacy-protection crowd. Earlier this month, the company found out its capture of data over open Wi-Fi routers also could violate federal wiretapping laws. Google captured data through cars sent throughout the company to record images for its Google Street View maps. It has said it did so to improve its location-services features, but broader content was captured by the cars.Google is not alone. In theory, Judge Koh’s ruling could affect other companies that mine free email for information to match with advertisers. Yahoo mail, for instance, has a Terms of Service that allows for broader data capture.Court: Facebook Likes Are Protected Speechcenter_img Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Register Now »last_img read more