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Daily Archives: July 10, 2018

Concerns raised over 'false and misleading' advertising

Online bloggers and ‘influencers’ should not be allowed to advertise in a “false and misleading” way and circumvent the laws that apply to conventional retailers and advertisers, the Dáil has heard. No prosecutions or enforcement actions for breach of consumer protection laws by online influencers have been made in Ireland …

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Hundreds of platform workers strike off Norway

July 10 (UPI) — Hundreds of workers on nine offshore installations in Norwegian waters opted for labor action to press for higher wages, a trade group said. “There is a breach of the mediation between the Norwegian Shipowners’ Association and Safe,” Jakob Korsgaard, the managing director of the Shipowners’ Association …

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Ryanair to cancel 30 UK flights due to strike

Ryanair is to cancel 30 of its 290 scheduled flights in and out of Ireland on Thursday due to a planned strike by pilots. The airline has said that it is cancelling flights on high-frequency routes to and from the UK where passengers can easily be rescheduled. The cancellations are due to …

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In the public sector, algorithms need a conscience

Brian Brackeen Contributor More posts by this contributor Facial recognition software is not ready for use by law enforcement In a recent MIT Technology Review article, author Virginia Eubanks discusses her book Automating Inequality. In it, she argues that the poor are the testing ground for new technology that increases inequality— …

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S&P hits four-month high on oil, Pepsi boost

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The S&P 500 rose on Tuesday to post its highest closing level since Feb. 1, the day before the market began a sharp extended selloff, as strong results from PepsiCo boosted optimism about the earnings season. The consumer staples index climbed 1.3 percent and provided the …

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