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Use of personal data 'out of control'

Use of personal data 'out of control' | WebNews | Scoop.it
Companies could be fined £500,000 in order to combat the "out of control" trade in personal data, a government taskforce has said.
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Mr Lloyd said the trade in personal data was "out of control", adding that the "market in personal data needs properly investigating and sorting out". And he called on regulators to clamp down on the abuse of existing legislation.

"We want to see business with good reputations that aren't keeping a close enough eye on this making sure that there is someone senior on their board who will be held to account if those nuisance calls are being generated by that businesses activity," Mr Lloyd said.

Between April and June this year, 40,000 people complained to the Information Commissioner about unwanted live or automated calls to their phones.

Most focused on accident or PPI claims, as well as some debt consolidation company calls.

The Nuisance Call Task Force said many consumers did not know that they had unwittingly given their consent to be contacted by these

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Huge health gap revealed between UK’s rich and poor

Huge health gap revealed between UK’s rich and poor | WebNews | Scoop.it
Report shows ‘devastating impact’ of deprivation on child health with poorest teens 70% more likely to visit A&E than their wealthier counterparts
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5 Future Marketing Trends of 2018

5 Future Marketing Trends of 2018 | WebNews | Scoop.it
Every year around this time we all step back to reflect and look forward. Moving into the New Year here are the five-mega trends shaping the future of marketing in 2018. Buckle up; we’ve got a lot to cover.

1. The Future of Marketing is Contextual

It’s unfathomable to think a company spent
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Study: Computer scientists closing the messaging privacy gap

Study: Computer scientists closing the messaging privacy gap | WebNews | Scoop.it
While end-to-end encryption goes a long way to ensure messaging privacy, researchers have found a way to make it even more secure.
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Alleged leaker hid NSA documents in pantyhose, report says

Alleged leaker hid NSA documents in pantyhose, report says | WebNews | Scoop.it
A former National Security Agency contractor has reportedly told federal authorities that she smuggled classified documents out of the NSA office where she worked by stuffing them in her pantyhose.
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New cap on benefit payments will only result in 'trivial' savings, IFS warns

New cap on benefit payments will only result in 'trivial' savings, IFS warns | WebNews | Scoop.it
A new cap on benefits brought into force today will only result in "
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Self-employed 'now earning less than in 1995' - BBC News

Self-employed 'now earning less than in 1995' - BBC News | WebNews | Scoop.it
Self-employed workers are typically paid less today than they were 20 years ago, according to research from the Resolution Foundation.
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China passes controversial cybersecurity law

China passes controversial cybersecurity law | WebNews | Scoop.it
The law, approved by the National People's Congress Standing Committee, bans users from publishing a variety of information, including anything that damages 'national honour' (stock image).
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The cyber threat within: how knowing your staff will protect your business from attack

The cyber threat within: how knowing your staff will protect your business from attack | WebNews | Scoop.it
Sadie Creese explains how to stop your company being hacked and from insider threats at WIRED security
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CPS considers complaint that Leave campaigns 'misled' EU referendum voters

CPS considers complaint that Leave campaigns 'misled' EU referendum voters | WebNews | Scoop.it
A complaint that EU referendum voters were misled by the Leave campaigns is being considered by the Crown Prosecution Service, it has been announced.
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UK could miss out on EU science grants post-Brexit

UK could miss out on EU science grants post-Brexit | WebNews | Scoop.it
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10 Tips for Being Prepared as an Entrepreneur

10 Tips for Being Prepared as an Entrepreneur | WebNews | Scoop.it
Being an entrepreneur entails many different activities and requires many different skill-sets. There may not be a training course out there that prepares you for it all. But this list of tips from our small business community should get you started.
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The Most Memorable Moments From Jackie O’s Marriage to Aristotle Onassis

The Most Memorable Moments From Jackie O’s Marriage to Aristotle Onassis | WebNews | Scoop.it
Today is Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Aristotle Onassis’s wedding anniversary.
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Tesla Unveils its New Line of Camouflaged Solar Panels

Tesla Unveils its New Line of Camouflaged Solar Panels | WebNews | Scoop.it
Tesla's new line of energy-harvesting roof tiles are a key part of Elon Musk's plan to make solar sexy.
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Edward Snowden's App Turns a Smartphone into Security Equipment

Edward Snowden's App Turns a Smartphone into Security Equipment | WebNews | Scoop.it
The infamous NSA informant developed an app that can transform Android phones into an impressive sensor to detect intrusions.
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How Charles Dickens' food defined Christmas

How Charles Dickens' food defined Christmas | WebNews | Scoop.it
The writer was a serious foodie and his books introduced us to a Christmas menu that has barely changed.
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High Court to rule on landmark data privacy case next week

High Court to rule on landmark data privacy case next week | WebNews | Scoop.it
Judge urged to ask EU court to decide on validity of transfers such as those in Schrems action
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Google Futurist Ray Kurzweil Takes 100 Pills Daily To Live Forever

Google Futurist Ray Kurzweil Takes 100 Pills Daily To Live Forever | WebNews | Scoop.it
The futurist Ray Kurzweil takes 100 pills a day to live forever. Here's a list of 80 of the vitamins and supplements that he takes.

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Airfare hikes ahead unless Brexit talks turn, warns Michael O’Leary

Airfare hikes ahead unless Brexit talks turn, warns Michael O’Leary | WebNews | Scoop.it
Ryanair has slashed its growth plans for the UK market while slamming the Government’
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Theresa May rejects calls to relax Indian visa rules 

Theresa May rejects calls to relax Indian visa rules  | WebNews | Scoop.it
Theresa May last night rejected calls to relax Indian visa rules ahead of a key meeting with the country’
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New Delhi is the most polluted city on Earth right now

New Delhi is the most polluted city on Earth right now | WebNews | Scoop.it
Fresh air doesn't exist in New Delhi at the moment.
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Government could pass a law paving the way for Britain to leave the European Union within weeks

Government could pass a law paving the way for Britain to leave the European Union within weeks | WebNews | Scoop.it
The Government could pass a law paving the way for Britain to leave the European Union within weeks, and not wait for a Supreme Court ruling, ministers have suggested.
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Google Pixel Is the Best Phone on the Planet

Google Pixel Is the Best Phone on the Planet | WebNews | Scoop.it
Google apparently has a new motto for Android phones: If you want something done right, do it yourself.
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Could your 'smart' home be a weapon of web destruction? - BBC News

Could your 'smart' home be a weapon of web destruction? - BBC News | WebNews | Scoop.it
Recent cyber-attacks using botnet armies of hacked "internet of things" devices highlights the pressing need for improved security.
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Millionaire Crispin Odey warns Britain is heading for a recession

Millionaire Crispin Odey warns Britain is heading for a recession | WebNews | Scoop.it
Britain is heading for a recession. No ifs. No buts. No maybes. It is ‘inevitable’, says top hedge fund manager Crispin Odey.
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Wi-Fi Passwords Of Airports Around The World In A Single Map

Wi-Fi Passwords Of Airports Around The World In A Single Map | WebNews | Scoop.it
Having to spend long hours in an airport without internet access is one of the worst travelling experiences. Luckily, one clever guy came up with a solution to
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