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EU legal advice: France can't censor Google globally

EU legal advice: France can't censor Google globally

Technology
France should not able to use EU laws to force Google to delete search results outside of the EU's jurisdiction, according to one of the bloc's most senior legal advisers. The French data watchdog had gone to the European Court of Justice to establish whether it could force companies such as Google to de-list search results across the world under the right to be forgotten (RTBF) law.Google and France's data regulator, the Commission Nationale de l'Informatique et des Libertes (CNIL) argued whether data should only be removed within France or if it should be de-listed on every Google domain.The CNIL said that globally enforcing the removal was the only way to actually uphold the RTBF, but Google warned that this could risk making it breaking the law in other jurisdictions.Th...
Child advice chatbots fail to spot sexual abuse

Child advice chatbots fail to spot sexual abuse

Technology
Two mental health chatbot apps have required updates after struggling to handle reports of child sexual abuse.In tests, neither Wysa nor Woebot told an apparent victim to seek emergency help.The BBC also found the apps had problems dealing with eating disorders and drug use.The Children's Commissioner for England said the flaws meant the chatbots were not currently "fit for purpose" for use by youngsters."They should be able to recognise and flag for human intervention a clear breach of law or safeguarding of children," said Anne Longfield.Both apps had been rated suitable for children.Wysa had previously been recommended as a tool to help youngsters by an NHS Trust.Its developers have now promised an update will soon improve the...
As a voodoo-practicing advisor is convicted, here's how to avoid the nightmare of bad money advice

As a voodoo-practicing advisor is convicted, here's how to avoid the nightmare of bad money advice

Finance
We've all heard of voodoo economics, but voodoo investing? Noted Washington, D.C.-area radio personality and former financial advisor Dawn Bennett was convicted earlier this week of fraud, found to have bilked 46 listeners, advisory clients and friends who trusted her out of some $ 20 million in a Ponzi scheme. Prosecutors say she used voodoo in an otherworldly attempt to escape justice. Founder and CEO of Bennett Group Financial Services (now a defunct firm) and the host of weekly radio program "Financial Myth Busting with Dawn Bennett," Bennett reportedly used investor money to pay Hindu priests in India for ceremonies to w...
Tesla's accountant quit after concluding Musk was ignoring go-private advice

Tesla's accountant quit after concluding Musk was ignoring go-private advice

Finance
Tesla's now former chief accounting officer, Dave Morton, quit the company after concluding CEO Elon Musk wasn't interested in accounting details around a potential take-private transaction, according to people familiar with the matter. Morton resigned Sept. 4, according to a company filing released on Friday. Morton said in the filing "the level of public attention placed on the company, as well as the pace within the company, have exceeded my expectations." Morton joined Tesla on Aug. 6 after Tesla approached him for the chief accounting job. Morton saw an opportunity to work with a visionary such as Musk and make life easi...
Over 40s health check to include dementia advice

Over 40s health check to include dementia advice

Health
People over 40 in England will be given advice on dementia as part of their free NHS health check.Guidance on how to reduce the risk of dementia will be given to patients at GP surgeries and through community health programmes.Public Health England (PHE) said up to one-third of dementia cases could be improved through lifestyle choices. But its says 28% of people have no awareness of risk factors and only 2% know what they can do to reduce them.The planned roll-out follows a small pilot conducted by PHE, with the help of Alzheimer's Research UK and the Alzheimer's Society, which led to both charities calling for it to become mandatory. What is the NHS England over 40s health check? Recommended every five years for those a...