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NHS facing legal challenge over data deal with controversial Silicon Valley firm

NHS facing legal challenge over data deal with controversial Silicon Valley firm

Technology
The NHS is facing a legal challenge over its data deal with controversial Silicon Valley firm Palantir, Sky News can reveal.Palantir, which has become notorious for its close ties to security services and immigration agencies in the United States, secured its first ever deal to handle NHS data in March last year for the nominal sum of £1. The court case against the health service, which was announced today, could force it to reconsider the contract, which was extended in December 2020 and is now worth £23.5m.Live COVID updates from the UK and around the world The lawsuit is the latest challenge over procurement during the pandemic, which has become a highly contentious topic in recent months, with critics accusing the government of favouring its own contacts. ...

FA Cup action and draw LIVE: Abraham scores controversial winner for Chelsea at Barnsley, FA Cup quarter final draw in full, Lovren on Salah Liverpool future, Archer England injury – latest sports news and reaction

Sports
[unable to retrieve full-text content]Keep up to date with all the latest sports news and gossip, as well as expert opinion and reaction to all the biggest talking points and live FA Cup action. HEADLINES Danny Ings helped Southampton into the FA Cup quarter finals after a 2-0 win at Wolves. Jofra Archer to miss England’s second Test vs […] talkSPORT
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...

Yellowstone park to reconsider controversial bison plan

Technology
Federal officials plan to reconsider how they manage Yellowstone National Park’s wild bison herds following longstanding complaints over the thousands of animals killed by hunters or captured and slaughtered as they attempt to migrate into MontanaByThe Associated PressJuly 2, 2020, 4:17 AM2 min read2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleLIVINGSTON, Mont. -- Federal officials plan to reconsider how they manage Yellowstone National Park's famous wild bison herds following longstanding complaints over thousands of the animals that have been killed by hunters and agencies as they attempted to migrate into Montana. Yellowstone National Park Superintendent Cam Sholly outlined the plans in court documents filed Wednesday. The move came in a lawsuit challenging a federal-sta...
Controversial South Korea pundit receives suspended prison sentence

Controversial South Korea pundit receives suspended prison sentence

World
Feb. 13 (UPI) -- A conservative South Korean commentator charged with creating falsified documents that framed pro-democracy activists as North Korean spies has been given a two-year suspended prison sentence. Jee Man-won, who has alleged participants in the South's May 18, 1980 Gwangju Uprising were members of the North Korean military's special forces, was also fined about $ 1,000 at a Seoul central district court, Yonhap reported Thursday. Jee has been charged with defamation, including labeling South Korean Catholic priests as "communists," alleging photos taken during the uprising show North Korean soldiers, and accusing Kim Sa-bok, a South Korean taxi driver who became the subject of a 2017 hit movie about the events in Gwangju, of being a communist, according to Newsis. According ...