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Day: November 25, 2016

A list of everyone who can see your entire internet browsing history
ENGLISH, Technology

A list of everyone who can see your entire internet browsing history

    The Investigatory Powers Bill, or as it has been more aptly named, the Snooper’s Charter, is now as good as passed. It just needs Royal Assent before it becomes law. So before you Google anything, here's the full list of agencies that can now ask for any UK citizen's browsing history, as outlined in Schedule 4 of the bill, and collected by Chris Yiu: • Police forces maintained under section 2 of the Police Act 1996 • Metropolitan police force • City of London police force • Police Service of Scotland • Police Service of Northern Ireland • British Transport Police • Ministry of Defence Police • Royal Navy Police • Royal Military Police • Royal Air Force Police • Security Service • Secret Intelligence Service • GCHQ • Ministry of Defence • Department of Health • Home Office ...
Pensions tax relief could be scrapped for high earners: according to experts
ENGLISH, Life Style

Pensions tax relief could be scrapped for high earners: according to experts

    In documents published alongside the Autumn Statement, the Treasury said that tax relief on pensions savings is among the “most expensive” tax reliefs, hinting at reforms before the next election. “In 2014 to 2015, this cost was around £48 billion with around two-thirds of the tax relief going to higher and additional rate taxpayers,” the document said. “It is important that resources focus where there is most need.” Tom McPhail, head of retirement policy at Hargreaves Lansdown, told the Financial Times it was a clear hint that the Treasury is “going to take your tax relief away”. However, a Treasury spokesman said: “We completely reject this suggestion – it is not true… The Chancellor did not announce any further changes to pensions tax relief in the Autumn Statement and ...
US Election: Why Hillary may still have shot
America, ENGLISH

US Election: Why Hillary may still have shot

    Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein said on Thursday she has raised $3.5 million to force recounts of the Nov. 8 election results in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania, three states where Donald Trump scored narrow wins. The campaign said it exceeded its initial goal for raising $2.5 million and has enough money to pay Wisconsin's $1.1 million filing fee due on Friday. At the same time, the party said it raised its target to $4.5 million, with filing deadlines approaching in Pennsylvania on Monday and Michigan on Wednesday. Hillary Clinton. Stein is pushing for recounts because experts pointed to statistical anomalies in the tallies in all three battleground states, according to the party's website. Trump, a Republican who ran as an anti-establishment maverick,...
George Osborne earned now than as Chancellor after losing his job
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

George Osborne earned now than as Chancellor after losing his job

    George Osborne made more than £320,000 from giving speeches in the US in the months after he was sacked as Chancellor of the Exchequer, parlimentary records have been revealed. The MP for Tatton, who already earns the standard salary of an MP which is £74,962, earned £81,000 for one speech he gave in October, according to the latest figures on the parliamentary register of members’ financial interests. Mr Osborne, who had been David Cameron’s right-hand man for decades and campaigned for the UK to remain in the EU alongside the former Prime Minister, was sacked by Theresa May when she reshuffled her new cabinet in July. © Provided by Independent Print Limited image Since leaving government, Mr Osborne has delivered speeches at banks and universities in the US. The politici...
Twenty thousands millions Muslims march against Isis
Arab world, ENGLISH

Twenty thousands millions Muslims march against Isis

    The marchers made their way to the city of Karbala, 62 miles south west of Baghdad, on Sunday and Monday for the holy day of Arbaeen, which marks the end of a 40-day mourning period following Ashura, the religious ritual that commemorates the death of the Prophet Mohammad's grandson Imam Hussein in 680 AD. Large crowds visit the shrines of Imam Hussein and his half-brother Abbas in Karbala, where they were killed in a revolt against the Umayyad ruler Yazeed in the 7th century AD when they refused to pledge allegiance to Yazeed's Umayyad caliphate. Nusayyef al-Khattabi, who heads the Karbala provincial council, said he expected the total number of visitors over several days to range “between 17 million and 20 million”. Among them are an estimated three million foreigners, t...