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Facebook denies request for Zuckerberg to appear before Canadian, British lawmakers

Facebook denies request for Zuckerberg to appear before Canadian, British lawmakers

World
Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg declined an invitation to testify before British and Canadian lawmakers about the social media giant's data privacy. Facebook's head of U.K. public policy Rebecca Stimson and head of Canada public policy Kevin Chan, responded to the request by British Member of Parliament Damian Collins and Canadian Member of Parliament Bob Zimmer in a letter released Wednesday, informing the lawmakers it isn't possible for Zuckerberg "to be available to all Parliaments." "While he is unable to accept your invitation we continue to fully recognize the seriousness of these issues and remain committed to working with you to provide any additional relevant information you require for your respective inquiries," they wrote. In their letter to Facebook i...
Tyson Fury’s bout with Deontay Wilder is too soon for British heavyweight, says friend Dereck Chisora

Tyson Fury’s bout with Deontay Wilder is too soon for British heavyweight, says friend Dereck Chisora

Sports
'TRICKY ONE' Chisora believes Fury may not be able to deal with the WBC heavyweight champion's power when the two lock horns in Los Angeles on December 1 Tyson Fury’s fight for Deontay Wilder’s WBC heavyweight title has come too soon, according to the British boxer’s friend Dereck Chisora. The self-described ‘Gypsy King’ faces American Wilder at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on December 1 in what is only Fury’s third fight of his comeback. This is Fury’s third fight since his near 1,000 day absence from boxing Fury, 30, was out of the sport for almost 1,000 days after his shock dethroning of Wladimir Klitzchko as heavyweight champion in November 2015. His only fights since have resulted ...
New £50 note will feature a British scientist

New £50 note will feature a British scientist

Business
The new £50 note will feature a prominent British scientist, the Bank of England has announced, with the public being asked for nominations.In addition to the Queen, the note will include the portrait of an eminent late scientist from fields such as biology, astronomy and medical research.The public can offer suggestions on the Bank's website over the next six weeks.There are currently 330 million £50 notes in circulation, with a combined value of £16.5bn, the Bank said. Ulster Bank to put vertical bank notes into circulation Debit card payments more popular than cash The Bank's governor, Mark Carney, made the announcement at the Science Museum in London. "There is a wealth of individuals whose work has shaped how we think about the worl...
British Steel owner redeems mobile recycler

British Steel owner redeems mobile recycler

Business
The owner of British Steel has struck a deal to ‎buy one of the UK's biggest recyclers of mobile phones following a scramble to secure new funding. Sky News understands that Greybull Capital has taken a majority stake in Redeem, which describes itself as Europe's leading provider of trade-in and recycle programmes for mobile devices.It works with customers such as Sky Mobile, which is run in conjunction with O2 and is owned by Sky News' parent company,‎ as well as 3, Tesco Mobile and Vodafone.The deal, which is expected to be announced on Sunday, sees Greybull placing a bet on the so-called re-commerce market at a time when increasing volumes of mobile phones are being recycled.The global pre-owned devices market is now estimated to be worth more than £14bn.R...
Elon Musk sued by British diver who rescued Thai boys

Elon Musk sued by British diver who rescued Thai boys

Technology
A British diver who helped rescue boys trapped in a Thai cave is suing Elon Musk for $ 57,000 (£43,300) after the Tesla chief called him a paedophile. Vernon Unsworth claims the billionaire defamed him with "unlawful, unsupportable and reprehensible accusations", according to court documents filed in California and seen by Sky News.They also say that Mr Musk "falsely conveyed that [the] United Kingdom citizen...is a paedophile, child rapist, a child sex-trafficker, the husband of a 12-year-old child bride and a liar".Mr Unsworth was part of the team of international divers who became known worldwide after they successfully rescued all 12 youngsters and their football coach when they became trapped for two weeks by rising waters in a Thai cave complex. ...