It’s a question that is quickly becoming a political one, with legislators in California and Vermont passing data privacy laws that aim to establish individual rights around data and federal lawmakers discussing what a national privacy law would look like. For Roger McNamee, a storied Silicon Valley investor and early Mark Zuckerberg mentor who has recently become one of the company’s most outspoken critics, it’s a question that 2020 election candidates need to debate at the national level. McNamee believes the most important question around data privacy is about determining when it’s legal for companies to share and sell data without customers’ knowledge or consent. “Why is it okay for credit card companies to sell financial records?” McNamee said at the South By South West conference in Austin, Texas, over the weekend. “Why is it legal for cell companies to sell location data? Why is it legal for companies that make apps for health … [Read more...] about Roger McNamee: “Why is it legal to collect data on kids, let alone sell it?”
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Follow recent figures showing a rise in anti-semitic attacks in France, Euronews' Hassan Refaei asked Pascale Alhadeff, director of the Jewish Museum in Brussels what she made of the current situation. Her answers were sent on email. Four years ago, four people were killed when a gunman opened fire at the museum. Question Hassan Refaei: French government statistics published last week that nearly 500 anti-Semitic attacks happened in the country last year, an increase of 74 percent in comparison with 2017. In your opinion, is this escalation in anti-Semitism intensifying in France in particular, or perhaps you find that it is a wave moving throughout Europe, and what is the specificity of France in this context? Pascale Alhadeff: Anti-Semitism remains pervasive across the EU and has become disturbingly normalized. The phenomenon is not limited to France. The escalation and specificity of France is that it is taking place within a context of social protests. Anti-Semitic acts happened … [Read more...] about What is anti-semitism and why is it spreading in Europe?
Theresa May travelled to Belfast on Tuesday, where she pledged to “find a way to deliver Brexit that honours our commitments to Northern Ireland.” The prime minister will ask the EU to remove the Irish backstop in a bid to keep the Conservative and DUP parties on board with her plans. But the EU has signalled that it will not remove re-open the UK-EU withdrawal agreement. Here’s what you need to know about the backstop. LONDON – Theresa May travelled to Belfast on Tuesday to reassure the people of Northern Ireland that she will deliver a Brexit deal that prevents a hard border with Northern Ireland. In a speech delivered to Northern Irish business leaders, the prime minister said that the UK “will find a way to deliver Brexit that honours our commitments to Northern Ireland … that commands broad support across the community in Northern Ireland … and that secures a majority in the Westminster parliament.” However, in order to … [Read more...] about What is the Brexit backstop and why is it the key to Theresa May passing a deal?
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As the petition to release Iceland's TV Christmas advert tops a million signatures, we look at why palm oil is so controversial. Last week, it was announced the supermarket's main Christmas advert would not make it to air.The Greenpeace-made advert chronicles the plight of the critically endangered orangutan, whose habitat is being destroyed by the production of palm oil.It was blocked by Clearcast - the body responsible for clearing ads before broadcast - for being too political.Clearcast says on its website: "An advertisement contravenes the prohibition on political advertising if it is:"An advertisement which is inserted by or on behalf of a body whose objects are wholly or mainly of a political nature."Voiced by actress Emma Thompson, the animated short film talks about the destruction of the rainforest.Earlier this year, Iceland committed to remove palm oil from all its own-brand foods by the end of 2018.Claire Bass, UK executive director of Humane Society International, told Sky … [Read more...] about What is palm oil and why is it damaging?