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UK watchdog fines child care company for selling data

Aug 9, 2018

Britain's information watchdog has fined a firm that offers advice on pregnancy and child care 140,000 pounds ($180,000) for illegally collecting and selling personal information that ended up being used in a database for the Labour Party.

Twitter CEO defends decision not to ban Alex Jones, Infowars

Aug 8, 2018

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey defends the company's decision not to ban right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his "Infowars" show

Driver jailed in UK for texting moments before fatal crash

Aug 7, 2018

A British judge has sentenced a driver to six years in prison for hitting two pedestrians moments after he sent a text on his phone

Indian ride-hailing service Ola plans UK expansion

Aug 7, 2018

Indian ride-hailing service Ola steps up international expansion with plans to launch in UK, its second overseas market

Tap and pray: Churches using card readers for donations

Aug 6, 2018

Thousands of Christian churches across the world are now using portable card readers or apps to take donations as people increasingly stop carrying cash on them.

US teacher rows solo across Atlantic in record time

Aug 5, 2018

A high school science teacher from Cincinnati, Ohio has rowed solo across the Atlantic, setting a record for a west-to-east crossing

Bluebird jet boat floats again, 51 years after fatal crash

Aug 4, 2018

The famed jet boat Bluebird has returned to the water for the first time since a 1967 crash that killed pilot Donald Campbell during a world speed-record attempt

Drug tests for gamers as soccer's eWorld Cup jackpot climbs

Aug 4, 2018

Less than three weeks after the World Cup finished the finals of the video gaming version are being staged by FIFA in London

Amazon pays just $2.2M in tax in UK despite surge in profits

Aug 3, 2018

Amazon is facing criticism after its British tax bill fell despite a big jump in sales and profits

Iceland stops hunting minke whales but only for this season

Aug 2, 2018

One of Iceland's top whaling companies says it has stopped hunting minke whales this year, in response to a new government regulation that has enlarged the protected area for baleen whales

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