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Day: October 5, 2016

How WhatsApp case underlines need for laws on data privacy
ENGLISH, Life Style

How WhatsApp case underlines need for laws on data privacy

    Delhi High Court order difficult to implement in absence of regulatory framework, say activists. On September 23, a Delhi High Court Bench led by Chief Justice G Rohini directed Internet-based messaging service WhatsApp to delete all information and data collected from users in India up to September 25. The order protected both users who had opted to delete the WhatsApp application from their phones, as well as those who had chosen to continue using it after agreeing to WhatsApp’s new privacy policy under which it said it would share user data with web giant Facebook and its group companies. Facebook bought WhatsApp for $ 19 billion in 2014. Watch What Else Is Making News WhatsApp subsequently said it “plan(ned) to proceed with the privacy policy and terms update in accord...
Pound could be worth the SAME as the euro by next summer
ENGLISH, Europe

Pound could be worth the SAME as the euro by next summer

    UK holidaymakers hoping for a break in Europe could be hit hard in the pocket next year with experts predicting the pound and euro will cost the SAME. Currency experts warn that the pound could reach parity with the euro next year - spiking the price of a European break. Sterling fell 0.68% today to fresh five-year lows against the euro at 1.137, its lowest since October 2011. This compares to more than 1.30 euros to the pound prior to the Brexit vote in June. Now there has been a warning that by 2017 the pound could be worth the same as the euro. According to the Daily Post It would mean more expensive European trips for Uk holidaymakers but could boost the tourism industry in North Wales by making Britain cheaper for foreign travellers. John Wraith, head of UK rates stra...
Russia launches massive nuclear war training exercise
ENGLISH, Europe

Russia launches massive nuclear war training exercise

    The Russian government has launched a nationwide civil defence training exercise to ensure the country is properly prepared in the event of a nuclear, chemical and biological attack from the West. Amid growing international tensions, particularly over Russia's conduct in Syria, the Defence Ministry-run Zvezda TV network announced last week: Schizophrenics from America are sharpening nuclear weapons for Moscow. Lasting three days, the exercise being run by the Ministry for Civil Defence, Emergencies and Elimination of Consequences of Natural Disasters (EMERCOM) will involve 200,000 emergency personnel and the co-operation of 40 million civilians. EMERCOM stated on its website: The drill will rehearse radiation, chemical and biological protection of the personnel and populat...
Britain works for everyone: PM Theresa May
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Britain works for everyone: PM Theresa May

    Theresa May has vowed that a change is going to come as she set out her plan for the Conservatives to occupy the centre ground of British politics and create a country that works for everyone. In her keynote address to the Tory Party conference in Birmingham, the Prime Minister spoke of her determination to make Britain into a "Great Meritocracy" based on the values of "fairness and opportunity". She said: "Come with me and seize the day." She made a bold bid for traditional Labour territory, branding Jeremy Corbyn's party "the new nasty party" and declaring that the Tories were now "truly the party of the workers, the party of the NHS, the party of public servants". 'The spirit of citizenship' In a sharp break from small-state Conservatives such as Margaret Thatcher, she ...
UK home secretary proposed to prevent migrants taking jobs that British people can do
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

UK home secretary proposed to prevent migrants taking jobs that British people can do

    Amber Rudd has hinted she could ditch plans to force companies to publish the number of foreign staff they employ. The home secretary had said the proposal was to prevent migrants taking jobs that “British people can do”. Labour said it showed Theresa May is presiding over the return of the “Nasty Party” and accused the Conservatives of becoming “increasingly xenophobic”. Speaking to BBC Radio 4’s Today programme this morning, Rudd said it was “not something we’re definitely going to do”. “The purpose if this review is to look at whether they are doing enough to train people locally when they could be able to do that. There are record levels of employment, which is great, but there are still one in ten 18 to 24-year-olds unemployed and I want businesses to think first abou...