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Owen Farrell: England fly-half ‘doesn’t get same protection from referees’, says Eddie Jones

Owen Farrell has taken part in tailored fitness sessions this week as England prepare to face the All Blacks England v New Zealand Venue: Twickenham. Date: 10 November. Kick-off: 15:00 GMT Coverage: Radio commentary on BBC Radio 5 live (build-up from 14:30) and live text commentary on BBC Sport website. Highlights on BBC Two at 19:30 GMT. England head coach Eddie Jones believes “warrior” co-captain Owen Farrell does not get the same protection from referees as other fly-halves. Farrell picked up a hip injury in Saturday’s win over South Africa…

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Japan tells Facebook to improve data protection

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s government on Monday told U.S. technology firm Facebook Inc (FB.O) to better protect its users’ personal data following lapses this year affecting tens of millions of people globally. The logo of Facebook is pictured during the Viva Tech start-up and technology summit in Paris, France, May 25, 2018. REUTERS/Charles Platiau/File Photo The government asked the world’s largest social media network to fully communicate security issues to users, increase surveillance of providers of applications on its platform, and inform regulators of any change in security measures. The…

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Japan to tell Facebook to improve data protection: Kyodo

TOKYO (Reuters) – The Japanese government is set to tell Facebook Inc (FB.O) to better protect its users’ personal data after a leak involving British firm Cambridge Analytica that affected 87 million users globally, Kyodo News reported on Monday. The logo of Facebook is pictured during the Viva Tech start-up and technology summit in Paris, France, May 25, 2018. REUTERS/Charles Platiau/File Photo The government, which jointly investigated the data leak with British authorities, judged that the world’s largest social media network did not properly manage personal data and failed to…

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U.S. Justice Department to discuss consumer protection at social media meeting

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department said on Monday it will hold a “listening session” with officials from more than a dozen states on Tuesday to discuss consumer protection and the technology industry, an agency official said. FILE PHOTO: The Department of Justice (DOJ) logo is pictured on a wall after a news conference in New York December 5, 2013. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri/File Photo The meeting, first announced on Sept. 5, was called by Attorney General Jeff Sessions to discuss whether social media companies have intentionally stifled “the free exchange…

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The Bodyguard: Meet the real-life close protection officer

Detective Chief Inspector Steve Ray has protected heads of state and government in his work as a close protection officer. He lists communication and negotiation as key skills for the job, as well as the ability to work in a team. So how close is the role to its TV portrayal? The finale of Bodyguard airs Sunday at 21:00 on BBC One. Source link

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Wilfried Zaha: Is the Crystal Palace winger a target? Does he get enough protection?

I’d have to get my leg broken for anyone to get a card – Zaha Wilfried Zaha gets fouled. A lot. The Crystal Palace winger was one of the five most-fouled players in the Premier League last season, and it is a trend that has continued into the new campaign. Mathias Jorgensen’s yellow card-worthy challenge during the Eagles’ 1-0 win at Huddersfield on Saturday appeared to be the final straw for the Ivory Coast international. “I feel like I’d have to get my leg broken for anyone to get a…

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UK and Kenya to step up child protection co-operation

Theresa May is to announce a tie-up with the Kenyan authorities to help track down British paedophiles as she concludes her tour of Africa. The UK is to build a cyber centre in Nairobi to help Kenyan police stop child abuse images being shared online. It will also assist efforts to identify potential victims and access data from tech firms to catch offenders. Mrs May is the first British prime minister since Margaret Thatcher in 1988 to visit the country. She is to meet president Uhuru Kenyatta and see British…

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More protection needed for Chinese pangolins

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Pangolins are the world’s most trafficked mammals Pangolins should be considered a top priority for conservation in China, with nature reserves set up in key mountain habitats. That’s the message of scientists studying the decline of the scaly mammals in eastern China. Pangolins, or scaly anteaters, are considered to be the world’s most trafficked wild mammal. Research found numbers had dropped by more than 50% over three decades since the 1970s. The animals are poached in Asia and Africa for their meat and also…

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Facebook faces small but symbolic UK fine over data protection breaches

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s information regulator slapped Facebook with a small but symbolic fine for breaches of data protection law after millions of users’ data was improperly accessed by consultancy Cambridge Analytica. The 500,000 pound ($663,850) fine is less than 10 minutes worth of revenue for the social media firm worth $590 billion, whose shares were unchanged, but is the maximum amount allowed and represents the first move by a regulator to punish Facebook for the Cambridge Analytica controversy. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has faced questioning by U.S. and EU…

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British regulator to fine Facebook over data protection breaches

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s information regulator said on Wednesday she intends to fine Facebook (FB.O) for breaches of data protection law as her office investigates how millions of users’ data was improperly accessed by consultancy Cambridge Analytica. FILE PHOTO: A woman looks at the Facebook logo on an iPad in this photo illustration taken June 3, 2018. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau/Illustration Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has faced questioning by U.S. and EU lawmakers over how Cambridge Analytica improperly got hold of the personal data of 87 million Facebook users from a researcher.…

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