Google is sued for privacy breaches after secretly accessing the internet browsing history of 5.4million British iPhone users

 

Google is being sued on behalf of millions of Britons over privacy breaches after secretly accessing their iPhone browsing history

Google has already been fined more than $40m for monitoring browsing history
The company by-passed privacy settings on Apple’s Safari web browser in 2011
Google used the data gleaned from iPhones and iPads to sell to advertisers
Some 5.4 million Britons will have had their privacy invaded by the company
Google is being sued on behalf of millions of Britons over privacy breaches after it secretly accessed their browsing patterns on iPhones.
The company has already been fined more than $40 million in the US over the scandal which involved tens of millions of people around the world.
Now, the former director of consumer group Which?, Richard Lloyd, is seeking compensation for up to 5.4m Britons whose privacy was invaded.
Google effectively bypassed the default privacy settings on Apple’s Safari web browser to access the browsing patterns of people who owned an iPhone or iPad between the summer of 2011 and spring of 2012.                         Continue reading

EROBOCIDE #1 (by amardyno)

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Magna Plaza, Amsterdam,
Saturday, 05 October, 2052
06:57
The Hyundai Magma sports car came to a halt behind the huge building that clawed at the dark, grumbling sky. Icy rain drops streaked across the bubble windscreen, almost faster than the old fashioned wipers could remove them. Detective Marcus Bleak stared into the gathering autumn darkness, his eyes an unreadable pair of hooded slits. He could see the flickering blue and red lights of police vehicles and a small crowd of curious spectators being held back by officers in front of the yellow tape. He muttered an expletive and ordered the car doors to open. There was a mechanical hiss as the doors slid upwards and the detective climbed out.
Bleak shuffled towards the crowd while he lit a cigarette. The harsh smoke gave him comfort against the cold as he yanked up the high collar of his jet black leather overcoat. Bleak was a big man, very fit for a man who had lived for half a century. He had a dark complexion, a result of a cocktail of exotic ancestry that included African, Native American and Asian. His grey-white beard stood out in stark contrast to his skin even though his full head of hair was still black and luxurious. His face looked like a craggy rock with bags permanently packed under his sombre eyes and a huge Roman nose that usually wrinkled in disdain. His mouth had thick, full lips that were perpetually turned down at the corners making him look like he was always in a bad mood. This wasn’t a false impression. He was always in a bad mood.                             Continue reading

Is this the best way to care for patients with severe mental illness?

What is the best way to care for patients with severe mental illness?

The United States has struggled with this question for decades.

Just a few weeks before his assassination in 1963, President John F. Kennedy signed the Community Mental Health Act, a law that began the process of discharging patients from mental institutions. Physicians at the time believed that they could treat the mentally ill effectively in community mental health centers instead of in mental hospitals — in part because of new advances in psychopharmacology.

The new law did not include long-term federal funding for those community mental health centers, though. And in 1981, President Reagan signed legislation that transferred responsibility for caring for those with mental illness onto the states. It included a state block grant program, but federal funding for those grants has declined significantly over time.                                                                 Continue reading

FIFA bans three former presidents for life as part of crackdown on corruption

 

FIFA bans three former presidents for life as part of crackdown on corruption

The ethics committee of World football governing body, (FIFA) has placed a lifetime ban on former presidents of the Guam, Nicaraguan and Venezuelan football associations for corruption.

Ex-Guam FA boss Richard Lai, a former Asian Football Confederation (AFC) official, and FIFA committee member, pleaded guilty to fraud in the United States after an investigation into his case was opened in April.                                         Continue reading

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Julie Coker was crowned Miss Western Nigeria in 1958, and while she was a Miss Nigeria contestant in the same year, she came in as first runner-up. In 1959, at the age of 19, she became one of the first broadcasters on Nigerian television.‎

Julie Coker remained a constant presence on TV until the late 1980s. She also dabbled as an actress and radio personality and for many years, she was the most famous and admired woman in Nigeria.

When the Nigerian music industry mushroomed in the 1970s, she started her recording career and her first album, Ere Yon (Sweet Songs) was released in 1977. The material consisted of folk songs drawn from her Itsekiri background, songs like Ere Yon and Elelemi. Continue reading

There was pandemonium at the One Africa concert which took place in Dubai, as it was gathered that Ghanaian star, Sarkodie was reportedly attacked by Wizkid and Davido’s crew.

It was gathered that the fight was ignited over a supremacy fight between the two Nigerian artiste on who is to perform first at the event.

Another Source claim that Wizkid was punched in the face during the fight. Twitter user, @esineymar who shared the story, wrote;                               Continue reading

Former FIFA official commits suicide as corruption trial kicks off

Former FIFA official commits suicide as corruption trial kicks off

A former Argentine lawyer for a government-run soccer television program ran in front of a Buenos Aires train and committed suicide late on Tuesday, November 15, 2017, hours after being accused in a New York court of receiving bribes.Jorge Delhon, 52, appears to have committed suicide after another businessman, Alejandro Burzaco, accused him during testimony of taking $2 million in bribes, reports the BBC. Delhon, who is the attorney for the Argentine government’s Football For All scheme, was alleged to have accepted $500,000 per year from 2011-2014 to secure the broadcasting rights to international football games.                                                Continue reading