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#Facebook is a law-breaking “digital gangster,” #UK government report says
 
#bbc has long been propaganda for the #uk and sometimes #ksa too
#bbc #uk #ksa
 
British lawmakers slam #Facebook for violating #UK laws, recommend stiffer regulation https://indianexpress.com/article/technology/social/british-lawmakers-slam-facebook-for-violating-uk-laws-recommend-stiffer-regulation-5589465/
#fb
shut it down
 
Im britischen Parlament wurde Facebook als "Gangster" tituliert. Das macht die Wut deutlich, die das hemmungslose Verhalten von Zuckerbergs Konzern erzeugt.
Wieviel "Gangster" steckt in Facebook?
#Facebook #Clan #Gangster #Briten #UK #England #Parlament #Kritik
Wieviel “Gangster” steckt in Facebook?

Digitalistan: Wieviel "Gangster" steckt in Facebook? (Jörg Schieb)

 

Facebook consciously and intentionally broke the law


The UK Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee said in a report published Monday that a trove of internal Facebook emails it reviewed demonstrated that the social media platform had "intentionally and knowingly" violated both data privacy and competition laws.

According to the committee, the documents show that Facebook was "willing to override its users' privacy settings in order to transfer data" to app developers. The lawmakers also claim the documents show the social network was able to "starve" some developers of data and force them out of business.

"The big tech companies must not be allowed to expand exponentially, without constraint or proper regulatory oversight," the report stated. "Only governments and the law are powerful enough to contain them."
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How about suspending the site and all related operations (WhatsApp, Instagram etc.) for a year? https://fossbytes.com/facebook-is-incapable-of-governing-itself-strict-laws-underway-uk-govt/ #uk #fb #facebook #astroturfing
Facebook Is Incapable Of Governing Itself; Strict Laws Underway: UK Govt
 
Mysterious #ireball spotted over #Cornwall, #UK
 

UK Government Invests In 350 New Charging Points for uptake of Electric Taxis


The government has set aside £6 million for 17 councils to install electric car charging points that will support the uptake of electric taxis.

The local authorities, which are dotted around the country in cities such as Manchester, Brighton and Leicester, will build a combined total of almost 350 charge points. Of those, around 300 will be rapid chargers, while 46 will be fast chargers.

According to the Department for Transport (DfT), around 800 ultra-low-emission taxis and some 3,000 private hire vehicles will make use of the charging points.

Transport Minister Jesse Norman said the new infrastructure would help the country make the switch to low-emission transport.

See https://insideevs.com/uk-government-invests-in-charging-points-for-electric-taxis/

#taxis #EV #UK
UK Government Invests In Charging Points For Electric Taxis
#taxis #ev #uk
 
UK Government Invests In 350 New Charging Points for uptake of Electric Taxis

The government has set aside £6 million for 17 councils to install electric car charging points that will support the uptake of electric taxis.

The local authorities, which are dotted around the country in cities such as Manchester, Brighton and Leicester, will build a combined total of almost 350 charge points. Of those, around 300 will be rapid chargers, while 46 will be fast chargers.

According to the Department for Transport (DfT), around 800 ultra-low-emission taxis and some 3,000 private hire vehicles will make use of the charging points.

Transport Minister Jesse Norman said the new infrastructure would help the country make the switch to low-emission transport.

See https://insideevs.com/uk-government-invests-in-charging-points-for-electric-taxis/

#taxis #EV #UK
UK Government Invests In Charging Points For Electric Taxis
#taxis #ev #uk
 
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UK Government Invests In 350 New Charging Points for uptake of Electric Taxis

The government has set aside £6 million for 17 councils to install electric car charging points that will support the uptake of electric taxis.

The local authorities, which are dotted around the country in cities such as Manchester, Brighton and Leicester, will build a combined total of almost 350 charge points. Of those, around 300 will be rapid chargers, while 46 will be fast chargers.

According to the Department for Transport (DfT), around 800 ultra-low-emission taxis and some 3,000 private hire vehicles will make use of the charging points.

Transport Minister Jesse Norman said the new infrastructure would help the country make the switch to low-emission transport.

See https://insideev... show more
#^ #taxis #ev #uk
 

Third suspect in Skripal case detected as Denis Sergeev


Following a four-month joint investigation with our investigative partners The Insider (Russia) and Respekt (Czechia), Bellingcat can now reveal the true identity and background of this GRU officer, who operated internationally under the cover persona of Sergey Vyachaeslavovich Fedotov. In fact, this person is Denis Vyacheslavovich Sergeev, a high-ranking GRU officer and a graduate of Russia’s Military Diplomatic Academy.

During this period, which possibly overlapped with his last years at the Military Diplomatic Academy, Denis Sergeev, under his real identity, served as shareholder and/or managing director of eight Russian companies. These companies, all of which were liquidated between 2007 and 2012, were sham corporations with names mimicking names of other large companies registered in Russia. In most of the companies, Sergeev was the sole shareholder, while in two he was co-shareholder with other people, some of whom we also identified as GRU officers.
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Whale penis sold for $6,000


Mark Wilkinson, a specialist at Sworders, which auctioned off the giant pecker at its second annual “Out of the Ordinary” auction, told Atlas Obscura, “It’s basically the height of myself.”

At least he didn't say of his own.

Sworders, which is known for its quirky auctions, has also sold an Ice Age bear skeleton, a Victorian painting of two men dressed in drag, and a stage costume from Michael Jackson’s “Dangerous” tour, according to the publication.
#News #UK #UnitedKingdom #England #Penis #MobyDick (No pun intended) #Auction #Whale #Cetacean #Genitals
 
#FGM 'increasingly performed on UK babies' https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-47076043 #bbc #uk
#fgm #bbc #uk
 
This happens in the #uk

Right now.
#uk
 
'Our Generation Will Suffer': Tens of Thousands of Students From 60+ #UK Communities Join #Climate Strike
 
I see #brexit is going very, very according to plan... https://twitter.com/wikileaks/status/1096383331086843906 #china #uk @glynmoody
 
https://twitter.com/Dalatrm/status/1095677403198906369
https://twitter.com/Dalatrm/status/1095677401433022466
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Продюсер BBC признал постановочными сцены после химатаки в Сирии
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BUT FIRST: #UK Wants To Confront Russia & China with Hard Power...Amid Brexit Chaos
#uk
 
TIL (today I learned) the list of countries that formally changed their names and why. What I didn't know was that #uk and #us are alone in not recognising #burma as #myanmar (still!)
 
#London Gangs: a Tragic Remnant of British Colonialism https://www.counterpunch.org/2019/02/12/london-gangs-a-tragic-remnant-of-british-colonialism/ #uk "assault, theft, murder and, most of all, drugs."
London Gangs: a Tragic Remnant of British Colonialism
 
Because Society 'Leaps Forward' When People Take Action, #UK Headteachers Union Backs Student #ClimateStrike
 
"The test will mean data passing between Russian citizens and organisations stays inside the nation rather than being routed internationally." https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-47198426 Misleading headline from #bbc (state propaganda for #uk audiences mostly)
#bbc #uk
 
#UK Cop Calls Up 74-Year-Old Woman To Ask Her To Stop Tweeting Mean Things
#uk
 
Top HRW official accuses #Israel of meddling in #UK, gets called ‘anti-Semitic conspiracy theorist’
 
#UK ISPs Sent a Million Piracy Alert Emails
UK ISPs Sent a Million Piracy Alert Emails
#uk
 
iophk: "May takes another step towards running the clock out and all the other politicians play along;" https://edition.cnn.com/2019/02/07/uk/theresa-may-brussels-brexit-gbr-intl/index.html #brexit #uk
 
#raspi going places. #cambridge #uk
Raspberry Pi official retail store opens in Cambridge
 
More #openwashing of banking. The term "open" is meaningless here. Misleading even, by design. #LloydsBank #uk
 
Cuba's HealthCare System: governmental - free for all - prevention is cheaper - efficient - WHO 2016 Data - Life Expectancy in Cuba better than USA - UK France Germany






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Lhamo Dhondrub (known as Dalai Lama XIV) is a longtime CIA agent:
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Лхамо Дхондруб (известный как Далай-лама XIV) давний агент ЦРУ:
http://articles.latimes.com/1998/sep/15/news/mn-22993
WASHINGTON — For much of the 1960s, the CIA provided the Tibetan exile movement with $1.7 million a year for operations against China, including an annual subsidy of $180,000 for the Dalai Lama, according to newly released U.S. intelligence documents.
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#swpats not working out in the #uk either http://patentblog.kluweriplaw.com/2019/02/07/patent-case-sony-communications-v-ssh-communications-united-kingdom/ Sony Communications v SSH Communications covered in http://techrights.org/2019/01/27/court-of-appeal-versus-ep/
Patent case: Sony Communications v SSH Communications, United Kingdom
 

Billboard posters show hypocritical Tory statements


The first rectangle, in the top left corner, contains a headshot of Jacob Rees-Mogg and the beginning of his Twitter handle. As Dave lines up edges, pastes and brushes, and Stone disappears, a quote emerges from Rees-Mogg. This one wasn’t a tweet; he said it in parliament. “We could have two referendums. As it happens, it might make more sense to have a second referendum after the renegotiation is completed.”

United by a WhatsApp group, by politics, a dislike for Brexit and a need to do something, they also all have young families, children aged between one and seven. It is hard to combine direct action with feeds, drop-offs, homework and bedtime. Their partners are understanding and supportive, they say. They live in London and Bristol. The fourth member lives in Europe, outside the UK, with his non-British partner and kids.

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#UK 's #MetOffice Warns Global Temperature Could Soar Beyond 1.5°C Threshold Within Five Years
https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/02/07/uks-met-office-warns-global-temperature-could-soar-beyond-15degc-threshold-within @glynmoody
 
"The #uk #GreenParty has responded to news the energy price cap is set to rise." Mostly/only impacts the poor who are cold.
 
Atmospheric walk up to Kinder Scout today via Crowden Clough in typical UK weather :)

#hiking #darkpeak #uk #outdoors
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Ben Wodecki misses the point that the #upc is dead and therefore there's nothing left for the #uk to seek participation in http://www.ippromagazine.com/ippromagazinenews/article.php?article_id=6446 #teamupc #unitarypatent
 
#UK vegetable and fruit supplies at risk https://climatenewsnetwork.net/uk-vegetable-and-fruit-supplies-at-risk/ "A combination of #Brexit .. and #climatechange " @glynmoody
UK vegetable and fruit supplies at risk
 
Many shops in the #uk already charge you extra if you pay anonymously with cash. #WarOnCash
 

Why the UK’s CO2 emissions have fallen 38% since 1990 - Mostly due to cleaner energy mix, followed by reduced fuel consumption by business and industry


The UK’s CO2 emissions peaked in the year 1973 and have declined by around 38% since 1990, faster than any other major developed country.

Here, Carbon Brief presents detailed analysis of the reasons behind the decline in UK CO2 since 1990. The most significant factors include a cleaner electricity mix based on gas and renewables instead of coal, as well as falling demand for energy across homes, businesses and industry.

Emissions would have been twice as large today if underlying factors had not changed. Electricity-sector emissions would have been nearly four times higher.

Transport was responsible for around 34% of the UK’s CO2 emissions in 2017. This share has increased from 21% in 1990 as other sectors of the economy have cut their emissions while transport CO2 output has barely changed.

This sector includes cars and taxis, heavy goods vehicles, vans, buses and coaches, mot... show more
 
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