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UK keeps up its legal losing streak over mass surveillance

Yet another defeat in the courts for the UK government’s use of mass surveillance as an indiscriminate and, as it frequently turns out, unlawful investigatory tool. Today the UK’s Court of Appeal handed down its ruling in a long running challenge to the 2014 Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act …

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Review finds 'no gender bias' in BBC pay

A review commissioned by the BBC found no evidence of gender bias in pay decision-making at the broadcaster, the corporation has said. The BBC has published its long-awaited review into pay arrangements for on-air presenters, editors and correspondents, saying it had “set out a five-point plan to help create a fairer and …

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CA Technologies reports solid Q3

Getty Images/iStockphoto CA Technologies posted better-than-expected third quarter financial results Tuesday but saw its net income slide to a loss due to a repatriation tax related to recent US tax reform. The company reported a third quarter net loss of $93 million, or 23 cents a share, compared to a …

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Japanese woman sues government over forced sterilisation

Image copyright CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images Image caption Thousands of people were sterilised in Japan without their consent because they were deemed mentally or physically deficient A Japanese woman who was forcibly sterilised in the 1970s at the age of 15 is suing the government in the first case of …

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Why don’t foreign investors take fright more often?

BACK in the days of the gold standard, central bankers were very concerned about the views of international investors. They believed that maintaining the value of their currencies would reassure creditors. That is why they were so resistant to the idea of floating currencies. Georges Bonnet, a French finance minister, …

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Instagram now allows businesses to schedule their posts

Instagram today made a long overdue change to its product that social media managers have wanted for some time – it will allow businesses on Instagram to schedule their posts. Before, there were unofficial means to aid with this – like tools that would send out a push notification to …

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Trump to tout economy in State of the Union address

US President Donald Trump is expected to take credit for US economic gains in the past year in his first State of the Union speech tonight. His address to Congress comes as Mr Trump battles an inquiry into his campaign’s alleged ties with Russia and as he struggles to sell …

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