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Christchurch shootings: Sajid Javid warns tech giants over footage

Christchurch shootings: Sajid Javid warns tech giants over footage

Technology
Social media companies have been told to "clean up their platforms" or be prepared to face the "force of the law" by Home Secretary Sajid Javid. The warning comes after a gunman who killed 49 people at two mosques in New Zealand filmed the attack and live-streamed it directly to Facebook.Writing in the Daily Express, Mr Javid said: "Tech companies must do more to stop his messages being broadcast."The live-stream of the attack on Facebook lasted for 17 minutes.Despite the original video being taken down, it was quickly replicated and shared widely on other platforms, including YouTube and Twitter.Mr Javid urged people to stop viewing and sharing the "sick material" online, adding: "It is wrong and it is illegal."Online platforms have a responsibility not ...
WR Golden Tate inks a deal with the New York Giants

WR Golden Tate inks a deal with the New York Giants

Sports
March 14 (UPI) -- The New York Giants have a new weapon that help the teams offense following the trade of Odell Beckham Jr. -- signing veteran wide out Golden Tate to a four-year deal. The signing comes two days after the Giants stunned everyone by trading Beckham, who they just signed to a contract extension last August, to the Cleveland Browns. Tate, who last season played seven games with the Detroit Lions before being traded to the Philadelphia Eagles, caught 74 passes combined last year for 794 yards and four touchdowns. Reports say that the four-year deal for Tate is worth $ 37.5 million, which includes $ 23 million fully guaranteed. Tate began his career in 2010 as a second-round pick of the Seattle Seahawks, and played the first four years of his career before going to the Lions...
Giants CEO Larry Baer takes leave of absence after scuffle with wife

Giants CEO Larry Baer takes leave of absence after scuffle with wife

Sports
March 4 (UPI) -- San Francisco Giants CEO Larry Baer is taking a leave of absence after a video was released Friday showing a public altercation with his wife. The video -- released by TMZ -- showed the Giants executive grabbing a cellphone from his wife's hands while the couple was at a park. Baer's wife, Pam, eventually fell to the ground while screaming. "The Board of Directors of San Francisco Baseball Associates is closely monitoring the matter involving Giants President and CEO Larry Baer," the Giants said in a statement. "Pursuant to League policy, Major League Baseball is taking the lead in gathering all facts surrounding the situation. The organization is cooperating fully with the process. "Mr. Baer has acknowledged that his behavior was unacceptable, apologized to the organizat...
Fast food giants under fire on climate and water usage

Fast food giants under fire on climate and water usage

Science
A coalition of investors is calling on McDonalds, KFC, and other fast food suppliers to take swift action on climate change.The group, with around $ 6.5 trillion under management, want the chains to cut carbon and water risks in their dairy and meat suppliers. Animal agriculture, they argue, is one of the highest emitting sectors without a low CO2 plan.They're calling for public, time limited targets for reducing impacts.The investors group have targeted some of the largest companies in the global fast food sector that's said to be worth $ 570bn.These include the owners of McDonalds, Domino's Pizza, Burger King, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Wendy's, Pizza Hut and KFC. More than 80 investors have signed a letter to the fast food giants asking them to "enact mea...
WPP courts Chinese tech giants over $2.5bn deal

WPP courts Chinese tech giants over $2.5bn deal

Business
Alibaba Group and Tencent‎ Holdings, the two biggest names in China's technology industry, are in talks to buy a stake in the $ 2.5bn (£1.9bn) Chinese operations of WPP Group. Sky News can exclusively reveal that Alibaba, Tencent and China Media Capital Holdings (CMC) are in early-stage discussions about buying roughly 20% of WPP China.Sources said the negotiations, which could take several months to conclude, were expected to value the business at between $ 2bn (£1.52bn) and $ 2.5bn.Under the deal, WPP - which is hunting a successor to Sir Martin Sorrell, the 33-year company veteran ‎who stepped down in April following an investigation into his personal conduct - would pool its Chinese agency operations into a new holding company.The consortium compris...