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Google is being investigated in Australia over alleged collection of user data

“Responding to the latest privacy concerns surrounding Google, a spokesman for the U.S. based search engine operator said the company has users’ permission to collect data” writes unknown author for cnbc.com. Transferring that information to Google means using up gigabytes of data that consumers have paid for under data packages purchased from local telecom service providers, according to the Oracle report.Earlier this year, social media giant Facebook apologized after web marketing firm Cambridge Analytica was accused of obtaining users’ data without permission for the 2016 election campaign of United States…

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The deadly knife attack Saturday evening in Paris, in which an assailant killed 29-year-old man and injured four others, is being investigated as a terrorist attack.

“The deadly knife attack Saturday evening in Paris, in which an assailant killed 29-year-old man and injured four others, is being investigated as a terrorist attack” writes Ap Photo Thibault for washingtonexaminer.com. The Islamic State also claimed responsibility for the attack. Police attempted to hinder the attacker with a non-lethal Taser, but ended up shooting and killing him as he rushed at three police officers and yelled, “Kill me, or I kill you.” An official said the man, who was not identified, was born in 1997 in the Russian republic…

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The NTSB is investigating a Tesla Model S crash that killed two teens after the car’s battery caught fire

“The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) announced on Wednesday that it will investigate Tuesday’s Tesla Model S crash that killed two teenagers in Fort Lauderdale, Florida” writes Mark Matousek for businessinsider.com. The backseat passenger, 18-year-old Alexander Berry, was thrown out of the vehicle after the crash and taken to a nearby hospital. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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Fresh allegations overnight

“The allegations follow other claims by another former secretary to the Speaker, Kate Emms, who says she was left with post-traumatic stress disorder after working for Bercow” writes Paul Waugh for huffingtonpost.co.uk. BBC’s Newsnight reported on Tuesday allegations by the Speaker’s former Private Secretary Angus Sinclair that he had been bullied repeatedly in 2009. Source: huffingtonpost.co.uk Share This:

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May: Bercow Bullying Allegations ‘Should Be Investigated’

“The allegations follow other claims by another former secretary to the Speaker, Kate Emms, who says she was left with post-traumatic stress disorder after working for Bercow” writes Paul Waugh for huffingtonpost.com. It’s important to note the Speaker denies the allegations.” An independent inquiry has already been launched into the culture of bullying at Westminster but to date it has specifically ruled out looking at individual allegations. Source: huffingtonpost.com Share This:

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Naturist club investigated after parents told to bring children for nude swims

“A naturist swimming club is being investigated by the council after it began naked classes for children in a local swimming pool” writes Lead Councillor Luke for telegraph.co.uk. “If there is deemed to be any risk to the welfare of children, the council will not hesitate to take immediate action.”. Lead councillor Luke Ives said: “While there is nothing wrong in the naturist club hiring the pool, it must be done in a way that does not give rise to any risk to children.Ryedale District Council, which owns the pool,…

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As chairman investigated over graft, China’s Huarong told to control risks

“Huarong on Friday confirmed that Wang Zhanfeng, head of the Guangdong branch of China’s banking regulator, was lined up to be its new chairman” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. The Hong Kong-listed shares of Huarong fell nearly 12 percent as shares resumed trading on Friday after being halted earlier in the week.Bejing has been trying to rein in risks in its increasingly complex financial sector after years of credit-fuelled economic growth raised concerns about risks from a mounting debt pile.”Ensure the steady development of business operations…focus on the main…

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AT&T and Verizon are again being investigated for collusion. Here’s what happened the first time.

“The Justice Department is currently investigating whether AT&T and Verizon may have colluded to thwart a technology that could allow wireless customers to switch network providers more easily” writes Tony Romm Is for washingtonpost.com. Key elements of the proposal had already been approved by GSMA when the Justice Department intervened with its investigation in the summer and fall of 2016.The government’s inquiry ended up delaying the proposal’s advance, though it ultimately moved forward again after Justice suspended its investigation. Source: washingtonpost.com Share This:

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Russia Today investigated seven times by Ofcom over Syria and Salisbury bombing coverage

“Ofcom has today opened seven new investigations into the due impartiality of news and current affairs programmes on the RT news channel” writes Chief Political Correspondent for telegraph.co.uk. The media regulator said four of the investigations related to the channel’s coverage of the Syria crisis and three were because of the channel’s handling of the Salisbury poisoning which has been blamed on Russia. Source: telegraph.co.uk Share This:

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