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Facebook scandal: Who is selling your personal data?

Facebook scandal: Who is selling your personal data?

Business
Offering handy parenting tips and £200 worth of vouchers, Emma's Diary may have seemed like the perfect website for new parents to sign up to.But in exchange for free nappies, they also gave consent for their data to be used for a mix of advertising purposes.It has now emerged that the data was sold to the Labour Party in 2017, even though the consent did not extend to political parties.The site now faces a fine for misuse of personal data.The case is part of the Information Commissioner's inquiry into political digital marketing, following the Cambridge Analytica data scandal.What began with a look at the misuse of Facebook data has now has opened a window on the complex ecosystem of online advertising, and thrown light on...
Domestic mutual funds are selling these smallcaps and midcaps in hordes. Check out why

Domestic mutual funds are selling these smallcaps and midcaps in hordes. Check out why

Finance
NEW DELHI: And you thought midcaps and smallcaps have been under pressure over the past three months because of the Sebi reclassification, requiring mutual funds to rejig their portfolios? Mutual fund houses across the board exited several midcap and smallcap stocks over the past three months. As such, while the largecap equity indices have shown signs of stabilising in recent weeks, midcaps and smallcaps continued to be in turmoil. In fact, these stocks continued to bear the brunt of the selloff in market. Data showed BSE midcap and smallcap indices were up 50-55 per cent in last three years, but are down 10-12 per cent year-to-date. BSE smallcap and midcap indices fell 6 per cent each in May. Some analysts say there has been a structural shift among institutional and individual investors...
FDA warns firms to stop selling highly concentrated caffeine

FDA warns firms to stop selling highly concentrated caffeine

Health
June 5 (UPI) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has sent warning letters to two websites the agency said are selling illegal highly concentrated caffeine products. The FDA on Tuesday warned liquidcaffeine.com and Dual Health Body and Mind to find ways to make their products more safe, based on previous warnings of potential dangers to consumers. In April, the FDA announced it was taking steps to remove highly concentrated caffeine found in dietary supplements. The FDA has given the two companies 15 days to notify the agency about specific ways it will address the violations -- that is, make it easier for consumers of their products to avoid ingesting dangerous or toxic amounts of caffeine -- and prove that the violations will not occur again. The agency said it may take additional ...
Armed groups in Libya torturing migrants, selling slaves, U.N. says

Armed groups in Libya torturing migrants, selling slaves, U.N. says

World
March 21 (UPI) -- Seven years after the U.S. and NATO-led effort to remove Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, armed groups are committing human rights abuses and people are being sold in slave markets, according to United Nations officials.Andrew Gilmour, United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights, said the situation in Libya has not improved since Gaddafi was toppled and killed in 2011. Armed groups with no connection to the government have proliferated throughout the country and are detaining people arbitrarily and subjecting them to torture and murder."Extrajudicial and unlawful killings are rampant," Gilmour said. "In what has become an increasing pattern in and around Benghazi over the last two years, more bodies with signs of torture and hands bound were found in the str...
Fury as touts selling Peter Kay tour tickets for £1,000 a seat

Fury as touts selling Peter Kay tour tickets for £1,000 a seat

Entertainment
The comedian’s upcoming tour – his first since 2010 – sold out within minutes of going on sale at 10am today.Many lucky enough to nab tickets immediately tried to cash in by selling them on sites such as StubHub! and Ticketmaster.Some greedy fans who got pre-sale seats even tried to flog them before they went on general sale.Stall seats costing £55 each were being offered for £417 each on Saturday night.TWITTER/GETTY/WIREIT’S TOUT OF ORDER: Demand to see Peter Kay live on tour has seen resale prices soarTWITTERTOUR: Peter Kay will start in April 2018 before wrapping up in March 2019 “Presale for Peter Kay is sold out and they are already on StubHub! at twice the price” Angry fan tweetAfter they went on general sale the prices rose to a staggering £1,000 a seat.Others we