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Watchdog Calls For New Laws To Stamp Out Bullying Of MPs

“A watchdog has called for new laws to be put in place to stamp out bullying of MPs and Parliamentary candidates” writes Kate Forrester for huffingtonpost.com. The independent watchdog wants Theresa May to bring forward new legislation to shift the liability of illegal online content towards social media companies, and put more pressure on them to take down offensive material more quickly. Source: huffingtonpost.com Share This:

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County treasurer offers online prepayment for property tax bills

“Property tax bills are due March 1” writes Rachel Hinton for suntimes.com. Conversations began around the time Congress began talking about its tax bill, which may be up for a vote next week.The bill in its current form may not allow a property tax deduction next year.Before this option, people would have to prepay in person at the Clark Street office or mail in their tax dollars.Prepayments for the first property tax installment are still due Dec. 31, but now residents can prepay through the treasurer’s website, in person at…

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Spy agency launches interactive online test to see if you’re cut out for the job

“The Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIS), equivalent to the CIA and Britain’s MI6, has launched an online interactive test to discover people who are cut out for the job” writes Johnny Lieu for mashable.com. Recruiting spies is seldom a public exercise, but Australia’s intelligence agency is doing something different.People who have got a curious outlook, who are obviously intelligent — it’s an intelligence service,” Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop told TV program Sunrise. Source: mashable.com Share This:

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Amazon Isn’t a Lock to Dominate Grocery

“In a research note about RBC’s online grocery survey, analyst William Kirk suggested 2017 may be a tipping point for adoption of online grocery shopping” writes To Contact The for bloomberg.com. Amazon still must lure people to buy groceries online — and convince them Amazon is the best place to do so.But if you step back and look at the bigger picture, I don’t think it’s a sure thing Amazon will completely dominate online grocery shopping.Just look at what’s happened with customer adoption of online grocery shopping this year. Source: bloomberg.com…

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Bank of AMAZON?

“Banks have finally gotten their act together, and that means online lenders will increasingly have to compete against these large financial institutions” writes Julie Verhage Selina for bloomberg.com. Large banks are making moves, with Morgan Stanley and JPMorgan each announcing robo-adviser versions as a way to attract younger generations and create better user experiences.Venture capital-backed fintech companies raised $4 billion in the third quarter of 2017 alone, according to CB Insights. Source: bloomberg.com Share This:

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Disgraced Comedian Louis C.K.’s Film ‘I Love You, Daddy’ Leaked Online

“The film disgraced comedian Louis C.K. is in the process of buying back from distributors has been leaked online” reports hollywood.com. Her spokesperson told Entertainment Tonight last month (Nov17), Chloe withdrew from promotional obligations “after becoming aware of potential allegations against Louis C.K“.I Love You, Daddy was pulled from release following news of sexual misconduct allegations levelled at the funnyman, who directed the film and co-stars with Chloe Grace Moretz and John Malkovich. Source: hollywood.com Share This:

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You’ll soon be able to watch almost all NFL games online, no matter your Internet provider

“Football fans who want to watch National Football League games online are about to catch a big break” reports washingtonpost.com. Even the Super Bowl will be widely streamed to anyone with an Internet connection, Verizon said. [Why Google and Verizon are suddenly allies on this California privacy bill] Before the deal, watching NFL games online could be difficult.By making professional football games widely accessible online for the first time, Verizon may be beginning to chip away at that argument for keeping cable. Source: washingtonpost.com Share This:

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Green Monday is secretly one of the biggest days for the retail industry — but it could die soon

“Think of it like Super Saturday for online shoppers who wait until the last minute” writes Finanzen Net Gmbh for businessinsider.com. Green Monday has become the biggest online shopping day in December, and one of the biggest of the year.Since it is a lesser-known shopping holiday, there are not as many advertised deals on Green Monday.Ebay coined the term “Green Monday” more than a decade ago after it noticed an uptick in orders on a particular day.It traditionally falls on the second Monday in December, the last day with at…

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#NoRussiaNoGames Twitter ‘bots’ boost Russian backlash against Olympic ban

“However, this public sentiment has been amplified by apparently automated or semi-automated Twitter accounts known as “bots” and “trolls,” according to analysis of social media traffic by Reuters and a British-based security researcher” writes unknown author for cnbc.com. Twitter did not answer written questions sent by Reuters but referred to its user policy which prohibits spamming by both automated and non-automated accounts.But researcher Ben Nimmo said that while much of the public support for Russian athletes online was authentic, the Twitter activity showed not all of it can be taken…

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Iranian entrepreneur leading an online exotic plant store

“With grand aspirations of becoming a successful entrepreneur, Mohammad Ali Esfahani has ventured into the field of commerce by operating a unique online store that offers exotic carnivorous plants, for sale” reports tehrantimes.com. This true business idea man, now 25, grew up in the flourishing city of Karaj, about an hour from the capital, Tehran.Today, the online business takes around seven to eight orders daily, each ranging from 20,000 tomans ($50) to 300,000 tomans ($75). Source: tehrantimes.com Share This:

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