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Branson Orders Staff to Resume Selling the Daily Mail on Virgin Trains

Richard Branson has waded in to the debate about selling the Daily Mail or not across his Virgin Trains network, and has asked staff to put the newspaper back on sale while they conduct a full review of their sales practises. Read More >>

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Julian Assange Must Be Released, Says Julian Assange

Julian Assange, editor and founder of Wikileaks, has been holed up in London's Ecuadorian Embassy since 2012, following a rape allegation in Sweden. The UK Supreme Court ruled he was to be extradited, which led to him seeking political asylum - while claiming the whole thing was a ruse to extradite him to the USA and face trial. Read More >>

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MPs Can’t Stop Trying to Watch Porn at Work

If you paid attention to British politics last year, you'll know all about Damian Green and the accusations that he'd been watching porn at work. Accusations that led to his eventual resignation from the cabinet. Then the new university-watchdog Toby Young drew controversy from an article where he claimed to be a 'porn addict'. Well it looks like those two aren't the only porn-lovers in the government. Read More >>

politics
France is Working on a New Law to Try and Curb Fake News Election Interference

With the rise of fake news back in 2016, and the increasing evidence that it was designed to influence the US presidential election (and maybe the Brexit vote), there's been a lot of talk of what should be done about it. The problem is nobody really knows how to stop the spread of fake news, but France is going to try and legislative approach. Read More >>

internet
The Government is Threatening Extra Taxes if Social Media Companies Don’t Do Enough to Fight Extremism

The topic of extremism on social media is not new, but it's not going away - mainly because governments aren't happy with the way social media companies are tackling the problem. While the past talk has focused on fining companies for not removing infringing content quickly enough, the UK could be considering extra taxes on the companies that don't seem to be taking the problem seriously enough. Read More >>

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The Former Head of the Government Digital Service Thinks Facebook Should be Regulated

Mike Bracken, the former head of government digital service, says that Facebook needs to be reform to help deal with the rising popularity of far-right groups, and that the social network needs to change the way it operates soon. Read More >>

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Russian Twitter Trolls Were Up To Their Usual Tricks After Four UK Terror Attacks

While Facebook and Google claim tat Russia-based accounts didn't do much, if any, meddling around Brexit, Twitter can't really say the same. Now another study has been looking at how Russian trolls behaved on the platform, and found they were up to their usual meddling tricks immediately after four UK terror attacks. Read More >>

politics
The UK Should Hold Facebook and Google Liable for Illegal Content Post-Brexit, Says Report

In recent months and years there's been a lot of talk about making internet companies deal with illegal content on their platforms - particularly where extremist material is concerned. Most of that talk has come from the UK and EU, and with Brexit on the way a new report says that the UK should hold tech companies liable for illegal content once its left the European Union. Read More >>

politics
Donald Trump has Been Banned From Greenwich

The situation regarding Donald Trump's possible state visit to the UK is more of a rollercoaster than the price of Bitcoin. First he's not coming because protesters might hurt his feelings, then he is but only on a 'working visit'. That's before deciding he won't come after all, only for that decision to be reversed a few weeks later. Read More >>

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Campaigners Are Asking the Government Not to Strip EU Citizens of Their Digital Rights

Digital rights campaigners Open Rights Group and the3million, the largest grassroots organisation of EU citizens in the UK, have both joined forced and called on the government not to strip the three million EU citizens living in the UK of their right to data protection. Read More >>

business
Possible Gig Economy Reforms Are Being Delayed Until Next Year

You don't have to try very hard to find some sort of business that relies on the gig economy, which uses technology to hook people up with small jobs without things like rigid working hours or employment contracts. Uber, Deliveroo, Hermes, and so on. Obviously this system treats the people involved as self-employed contractors, so they don't get any rights that are afforded to workers or employees. Read More >>

security
Nadine Dorries, an MP Who Votes on Legislation, Doesn’t Understand The Importance Of Data Security

There are times when I wonder whether or not anyone in Parliament actually understands how computers work. Then I get an image of a faceless MP typing away at a keyboard with a single finger, in a baffling scene that wouldn't even make it into an episode of The Thick of It. Read More >>

politics
Parliamentary Groups Want to Guarantee More Rights for Gig Economy Workers

The gig economy has been growing massively over the past few years, with the likes of Uber, Deliveroo, and others gaining popularity. There's always been the issue of workers' rights however. Gig economy platforms insist that its staff are self-employed contractors and not entitled to the benefits they'd get if they were classified as workers. Now two parliamentary groups have called on the government to put a stop to this. Read More >>

environment
Donald Trump’s Administration to Reverse Ban on Some African Elephant Trophies [Updated]

President Donald Trump’s administration is preparing to reverse a Barack Obama-era ban on the importation of elephant trophies from Zimbabwe and Zambia to the U.S., ABC News reported on Wednesday, in a remarkably petty attack on rules intended to protect species registered under the Endangered Species Act. Read More >>