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U.K. threatens Facebook and Google with new taxes if they don’t share more user data to fight terrorism

U.K. threatens Facebook and Google with new taxes if they don’t share more user data to fight terrorism

(Reuters) Britain may impose new taxes on tech giants like Google and Facebook unless they do more to combat online extremism by taking down material aimed at radicalizing people or helping them to
UK eyeing ‘extremism’ tax on social media giants

UK eyeing ‘extremism’ tax on social media giants

The UK government has kicked off the new year with another warning shot across the bows of social media giants.
Brexit Britain Hits a New Low

Brexit Britain Hits a New Low

In a brutal flourish of history’s whip, the son of the man who coined the term “meritocracy” has been given a job for which he is not remotely qualified. In 1958, Michael Young published the satirical
‘An Error the Contemporary World Cannot Understand.’ Tony Blair’s Stark Condemnation of Brexit

‘An Error the Contemporary World Cannot Understand.’ Tony Blair’s Stark Condemnation of Brexit

More than a year and a half since the 2016 Brexit vote, the U.K. remains deeply divided over the issue
U.K. Smart Home Firm Hive Announces View Smart Camera With Detachable Camera Cube

U.K. Smart Home Firm Hive Announces View Smart Camera With Detachable Camera Cube

Hive, the U.K. smart connected home company backed by British Gas, today announced the Hive View, a smart indoor camera with an emphasis on style and high definition livestream security. The
Amazon Readies Bid for English Premier League Soccer Streaming Rights

Amazon Readies Bid for English Premier League Soccer Streaming Rights

Amazon could be preparing to bid next month for the rights to stream English Premier League football (soccer) matches, if a report by Bloomberg this morning is anything to go by. According to a
Great moments in single payer: Britain cancels 50,000 surgeries

Great moments in single payer: Britain cancels 50,000 surgeries

"Third world" conditions. The post Great moments in single payer: Britain cancels 50,000 surgeries appeared first on Hot Air.
The real reason there’s a crisis at Britain’s National Health Service

The real reason there’s a crisis at Britain’s National Health Service

Britain’s National Health Service is in crisis. The publicly-funded healthcare system, which has been part-and-parcel of British life since its foundation in 1948, has faced its worst winter crisis in
Disney’s ‘Aladdin’ Criticized for ‘Browning Up’ White Actors to Play Extras

Disney’s ‘Aladdin’ Criticized for ‘Browning Up’ White Actors to Play Extras

Disney has been criticized after higher-ups at the company admitted that it "browned up" white actors to play extras while filming the live-action remake of Aladdin.
Featured Shop: Kingsley Leather

Featured Shop: Kingsley Leather

Photo by Kingsley Leather Six years ago, when Kingsley Thompson realized his wallet had become threadbare, he did something unconventional: Instead of buying another, he decided to make a new wallet

Anne Collier at The Modern Institute

Artist: Anne Collier Venue: The Modern Institute, Glasgow Date: November 11, 2017 – January 12, 2018 Click here to view slideshow Full gallery of images, press release and link available after the
Concerns raised over new ethics regime for UK public sector data processing

Concerns raised over new ethics regime for UK public sector data processing

Health data privacy advocacy group MedConfidential believes ministers are trying to sneak in a data protection law carveout, in order to hand politicians the power to judge the ethics of — for example
H&M Apologizes for Featuring Black Child in ‘Coolest Monkey’ Hoodie

H&M Apologizes for Featuring Black Child in ‘Coolest Monkey’ Hoodie

"We believe in diversity and inclusion in all that we do, and will be reviewing our internal routines"
See Princess Charlotte Head Off to Nursery School in These Sweet Photos Taken By Kate Middleton

See Princess Charlotte Head Off to Nursery School in These Sweet Photos Taken By Kate Middleton

The young royal attended her first day at Willcocks Nursery School in London
British PM May seeks new start with cabinet reshuffle after torrid 2017

British PM May seeks new start with cabinet reshuffle after torrid 2017

British Prime Minister Theresa May named an ally to run the ruling Conservatives and promoted younger ministers on Monday to try to give her divided government a new start after a year marred by an
Shape of Water, Three Billboards Lead BAFTA Nominations

Shape of Water, Three Billboards Lead BAFTA Nominations

"The Shape of Water" received 12 nominations
Shape of Water, Three Billboards Lead BAFTA Nominations

Shape of Water, Three Billboards Lead BAFTA Nominations

"The Shape of Water" received 12 nominations
The U.K. Has Appointed a New City Minister to Oversee London’s Financial Sector

The U.K. Has Appointed a New City Minister to Oversee London’s Financial Sector

The finance sector is facing upheaval as Britain prepares to leave the European Union.