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£100m fighting fund to tackle terror online

£100m fighting fund to tackle terror online

Technology
Tech companies have begun investing huge amounts of money to help in the fight against extremism.Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Twitter are directly funding an increasing number of projects, not just online, but in local communities.Sky News has been told the investment, aimed at countering propaganda from terror groups like ISIS, currently tops more than £100m and is separate to the many millions already invested in policing and removing extremist content online.:: Amber Rudd plans tougher laws for terrorists using the internetIt comes at a time of fierce criticism from politicians that the tech sector is not doing enough to deal with extremist content online.Richard Allan - Facebook's Vice President of Policy for Europe, the Middle East and Africa - said their investment in counter-extr
Crimes linked to online dating rise dramatically

Crimes linked to online dating rise dramatically

Technology
Reported crimes related to online dating have risen dramatically in the last five years.Exclusive figures for Sky News from UK police forces show that 2,054 offences were recorded between 2011 and 2016.In 2011, 140 crimes were recorded, by 2016 that had risen to 676 - a 382% increase.In the same period, the number of sexual crimes reported rose from 14 to 106 and violent attacks were up from 29 to 240.Becky Crozier suffered panic attacks and depression after being stalked by a man she met online.After three dates she broke up but despite not revealing where she lived he managed to track her down.For almost 10 months she was too scared to leave her house."I'd get at least a text message every minute, if I didn't reply, and if I'd turn my phone off, he'd ring me," she explained."It got to th...
Scam baiter: Why I risk death threats to expose online cons

Scam baiter: Why I risk death threats to expose online cons

Technology
In the flesh, Wayne May (not his real name) is an affable gentleman in his late 40s, softly spoken with a lilting Welsh accent. When we meet he's casually dressed in jeans and a Batman T-shirt. He works full-time as a carer.On the net, he's a tireless defender of scam victims and a fearless scam baiter - a person who deliberately contacts scammers, engages with them and then publishes as much information about them as possible in order to warn others. He regularly receives death threats, and his website, Scam Survivors, is often subjected to attempted DDoS attacks - where a site is maliciously hit with lots of web traffic to try to knock it offline.But Mr May is determined to continue helping scamming victims in his spare time, and has a team of volunteers in the US, Canada and Europe doin...
Online matchmaking businesses in India have many ways to woo

Online matchmaking businesses in India have many ways to woo

Finance
“IT WAS 2012…I was number 37,” says Ashwini, referring to the badge that was pinned on her shirt pocket. Her task was to go onto the stage and introduce herself to around 70 eligible bachelors and their parents. Families then conferred and, provided caste and religious background proved no obstacle, would approach the event’s moderator asking to meet number 37. At midday girls would wait for prospects to swing by, again with parents on either side. A brief exchange might establish the potential bride’s cooking skills or her intention to work after marriage. If the two sides hit it off, they would exchange copies of their horoscopes. Nearly 50 men lined up to meet Ashwini that day, speed-dating style. No one made the cut. She later married a colleague.Such gatherings form an important part
Companies need to furnish new staff details online to EPFO from October

Companies need to furnish new staff details online to EPFO from October

Finance
NEW DELHI: The formal sector employers will be required to intimate about the details of their new employees online to retirement fund body EPFO from October 1, 2017, an EPFO official said today.The Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has decided to do away with filing of Form-9, a declaration by a person (employee) taking up employment in an establishment in which Employees' Pension Scheme is in force, a senior official said.This Form-9 is filed by the formal sector employers manually at present to intimate about their new employees.The body has taken this step in the wake of rapid computerisation in EPFO as an initiative towards Electronic Paper Free Organisation.The official said that since employee master (roll) is available in the system containing all relevant details of th...