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All Bar One owner M&B faces investor pay backlash

All Bar One owner M&B faces investor pay backlash

Business
The owner of All Bar One is facing a shareholder revolt over plans to bolster the guaranteed pay awards of its top executives amid a broader firestorm over corporate governance at the company.Sky News understands that several major institutional investors are planning to oppose Mitchells & Butlers' (M&B) remuneration policy because it plans to replace a performance-based share scheme with more certain annual awards. Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS), an influential voting advisory firm, said in a report to clients that M&B's explanation of the shift in policy "mainly discusses retention and a goal to maximise long-term shareholder value, but it does not explain how it will achieve the latter".The recommendation paves the way for a clash at the pub operator's annual meeti...
WhatsApp to go ahead with changes despite backlash

WhatsApp to go ahead with changes despite backlash

Technology
Getty ImagesWhatsApp is pushing ahead with controversial changes to its terms of service, but altering the way it notifies users following a backlash. After its first announcement in January, millions of users downloaded apps from WhatsApp's competitors.The Facebook-owned platform previously said it had been the victim of "misinformation" around the change.But WhatsApp now says it has "reflected" on how it could have explained the changes better.The phrasing of the warning in the initial push led to widespread fears that it was going to share large amounts of WhatsApp data with Facebook. In reality, very little had changed in that area - and almost all users had previously accepted the type of data sharing involved.As part of its second attempt to convince users, WhatsApp will begin displa...
Rita Ora faces another backlash after travelling to Australia for The Voice

Rita Ora faces another backlash after travelling to Australia for The Voice

Entertainment
Rita Ora is facing criticism once again after travelling to Australia for her role as a coach on The Voice.The British pop star arrived on Monday to begin a two-week period of quarantine in Sydney before filming for the talent show. Under current COVID-19 restrictions in the UK, travelling abroad is banned without a legally permitted reason. It is not clear whether Ora had sought permission before flying, although her trip is for work and not leisure, which is banned. Image: Ora is also a judge on The Masked Singer in the UK. Pic: ITV The trip has come under fire from Australia's opposition home affairs spokeswoman, who said the singer and TV star had been prioritised over tens of thousands of the country's citizens currently stranded...
WhatsApp delays launch of controversial feature after privacy backlash

WhatsApp delays launch of controversial feature after privacy backlash

Technology
WhatsApp is delaying the rollout of new business features following a user backlash over the company's data sharing practices.The delay is a setback for its plan to generate revenue by facilitating commercial exchanges on the messaging app, which Facebook acquired for $ 19bn in 2014 but has been slow to monetise. WhatsApp has said users will no longer have to review and accept its updated terms by 8 February - and no accounts will be suspended or deleted by that date. Privacy advocates have jumped on the WhatsApp changes, pointing to what they say is Facebook's poor track record of supporting consumer interests when handling their data.Many have suggested users would migrate to other platforms, and rival app Signal surged up the App Store charts on iPhone and the Google Play Store on A...
The Witches film faces backlash over portrayal of disability

The Witches film faces backlash over portrayal of disability

Entertainment
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