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Wednesday, Oct 20, 2021
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UK competition watchdog slaps Facebook with £50 million fine for information breach
Facebook has been fined £50.5 million by the British government for breaching an order imposed by the Competition and Markets Authority concerning the tech giant’s purchase of video database company Giphy.
NYT claim: “China’s Bullying Is Becoming a Danger to the World and Itself”
THOMAS FRIEDMAN, NYT
Thomas Friedman claim in the New York Times that China is becoming dangerous, because it’s controlling more and more critical elements that until now only USA used to control. He see Chinese regime as “brutal” because the communist p...
How working unpaid hours became part of the job
We're working more hours than ever, whether a late-night email or an early call. How did all these unpaid hours become part of the job?
What California’s Recall Election Says About America
Gavin Newsom’s struggles could spell trouble for Democrats everywhere.
British propaganda campaign incited mass slaughter of communists in Indonesia in 1960s, declassified papers reveal
British spies played a part in the mass murder of Communist Party of Indonesia (PKI) members in the 1960s, urging locals, including army generals, to “cut out” the “communist cancer,” declassified papers have revealed.
Prof Sarah Gilbert, Covid vaccine creator: Now let’s take on 12 more diseases
Medical science has transformed the pandemic, and the experimental technologies that helped develop vaccines in record time have strapped rocket boosters to scientific ambitions. Could we be entering a golden age of new vaccines?
Blown-up: Failed and corrupt former Health Secretary Matt Hancock loses UN Africa job just hours after celebrating his appointment online
Former UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock won’t become the special envoy for a United Nations commission working on Africa’s recovery from Covid-19, after the UN suddenly decided not to take his appointment forward. Matt Hancock was kicked...
Pope Francis Says Will Continue Being A "Pest" In so called "Defence Of The Poor" (by taking their money in this life "so they can be happy next life")
"Thinking about these situations (of exclusion and inequality), I make a pest of myself with my questions. And I go on asking. And I ask everyone in the name of God," said Pope Francis. In our opinion, the poor will do much better if the...
Bitcoin: BoE Deputy Gov wants to cancel democracy and protect the banks with regulations which infringe on people’s freedom, independence and benefits they get from their own money.
The Bitcoin concept of democratizing money is not going down well with the leeches and parasites who hoover the pockets of the working class in order to maintain their comfy lifestyles as civil servants and bank officers. The colonial Ba...
Sunak: Ministers "doing all we can” to fix supplies for shops.
Well, this brave statement is exactly the problem and not the solution. When politicians say we're "doing all we can", it generally means - as in this case - they're doing nothing, just blowing hot air. If they were able to do something...
Estonia’s New Anti-Money Laundering Chief Wants to Revoke All Crypto Licenses
The head of the Estonian Financial Intelligence Unit wants to start crypto regulation in the country anew.
How Adele became the biggest musician in the world
She’s back with a new single, a new album, a new love and a whole new look. Kate Wills takes a look at Adele’s internet-breaking return
YouTube removes video of David Davis criticizing vaccine passports, restores it after he accuses platform of censorship
YouTube has backtracked on removing a video, in which Conservative MP David Davis criticized Covid-19 restrictions and vaccination certificates. That's after Davis called it an “attack on free speech.”
The war on statues is not a fight over 'context' & 'colonialism'. It is a naked attempt to control the past, and hence the present
This week saw last summer's craze of defacing public statues return, as an effigy of Christopher Columbus in London was doused with red paint. This infantile demonisation of all Western historical figures has to stop.
Pegasus project consortium awarded EU prize for spyware revelations
Group of 17 organisations including the Guardian win inaugural Daphne Caruana Galizia prize for journalism
Boris Johnson’s holiday villa linked to offshore tax havens, documents suggest
Marbella villa was lent to prime minister by Zac Goldsmith
Academic calls on universities minister to defend her freedom of speech
Cambridge professor says invite to address civil servants was cancelled because of tweet criticising Priti Patel
Banksy sets auction record with £18.5m sale of shredded painting
Love is in the Bin, remains of artist’s live destruction of Girl with Balloon, sells for many times its guide price
Crypto could cause 2008-level meltdown, Bank of England official warns
The Bank of England's deputy governor for financial stability, Jon Cunliffe, has warned that cryptocurrencies could spark a global financial crisis unless tough regulations are introduced. Cunliffe likened the rate of growth of the crypt...
Alitalia's last flight: Italy says goodbye to airline after 74 years
Alitalia will take its last flight on Thursday evening before passing the baton to Italy's new national airline - ITA - which begins operations on Friday.
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