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Day: March 25, 2018

You should be aware 8 money scams in 2018
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You should be aware 8 money scams in 2018

    8 financial scams to be aware of in 2018  Unfortunately, in this digital day and age, there is an ever increasing need to protect yourself against financial scams. Financial fraud is the most common crime in the UK and, it turns out, the methods scammers use can change very quickly, which is why NatWest has released their Digital Safety report for 2018 which details the techniques some scammers will be using this year, in particular. Joining up with research agency The Future Laboratory, the bank has analysed data from RBS Scams Monthly Index and the RBS security team over the past 18 months to predict eight fraudulent scams expected to rise this year. 1. Social Media We're often told to be mindful of just how much personal information we give out on Facebook, T...
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle ignore another MAJOR tradition with invites to royal wedding
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle ignore another MAJOR tradition with invites to royal wedding

    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have ignored a major tradition when it comes to their upcoming nuptials as not every married guest will be able to bring their spouse as their plus one. The royal and the US actress sent out invites, crafted by London-based Barnard and Westwood to their May 19 ceremony at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, earlier this week. Six hundred people have been invited to the day do and the subsequent lunchtime reception. It's believed there'll be a more intimate evening knees-up hosted by the Prince of Wales at Frogmore House with a further 200 guests in attendance. While 600 people may seem like a very long guestlist to some, it's been revealed that the pair have only invited one half of some married couples. ITV royal editor Chris Ship ...
5 Biggest Threats to Facebook After the Cambridge Analytica Fiasco
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5 Biggest Threats to Facebook After the Cambridge Analytica Fiasco

    Perhaps the most dramatic week in Facebook's history is coming to a close with no resolution in sight for the social network. Facebook's stock has fallen more than 13 percent since the New York Times reported over the weekend on a data leak that allowed Cambridge Analytica to harvest 50 million users' data. The company's inability to prevent the leak, and CEO Mark Zuckerberg's failure to acknowledge that failure, came after Kremlin-linked trolls used Facebook to try to manipulate the 2016 election. Heading into next week, here are the five biggest threats to Facebook in the Cambridge Analytica fallout. 1) The #DeleteFacebook Movement The #DeleteFacebook hashtag picked up steam as the week went on. Roger McNamee, an early investor in Facebook and mentor to Zuckerbe...
Theresa May will face in countdown to EU withdrawal
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Theresa May will face in countdown to EU withdrawal

    As Theresa May faces the arduous Brexit negotiations abroad with the EU27 she also faces a battle on the home front in the House of Commons over the next 12 months. She has the unenviable task of getting major pieces of legislation related to Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union through the chamber. Expect Brexit to dominate the parliamentary agenda. Given the fragility of the Government, a working majority along with the Democratic Unionist Party of just 13 and a healthy pro-EU majority in the House of Lords, anything could happen in the febrile atmosphere at Westminster. Here The Independent takes a look at the key challenges the Prime Minister faces over the next 12 months in the build-up to Britain withdrawing from the EU at 11pm on 29 March 2019. EU...
Brexit campaign cheated during the EU referendum
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Brexit campaign cheated during the EU referendum

    The official Brexit campaign cheated during the EU referendum, a whistleblower has claimed. The claims centre around Vote Leave's links to another campaign BeLeave which it helped fund. Shahmir Sanni, who worked on the campaign, claimed Vote Leave used it to get around strict spending limits set by the Electoral Commission. Vote Leave has strongly denied wrongdoing and said the £625,000 donated to BeLeave was within the rules. Mr Sanni was in a relationship with senior Vote Leave figure Stephen Parkinson now Theresa May's political secretary - at the time of the referendum and claimed through his lawyers he was outed by the Number 10 aide in the run-up to the Channel 4 disclosure. Mr Sanni went to the Electoral Commission with two other pro-Brexit friends on Thurs...