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Missing Interpol president sent wife image of knife

Missing Interpol president sent wife image of knife

World
The wife of missing Interpol president Meng Hongwei has said he sent her an image of a knife before he disappeared in China. Grace Meng told reporters in Lyon, France, that she thinks her husband was trying to tell her he was in danger.It comes as authorities in China said the Interpol president is under investigation on suspicion of breaking the law.The Communist Party's corruption unit said Mr Meng, who is also China's vice minister of public security, is "suspected of violating the law and is currently under the monitoring and investigation" of the body.Meanwhile, Interpol says Mr Meng resigned as the body's president this evening - but did not give any further details.The agency issued a statement yesterday demanding "clarification" from China after Mr Meng's disappeara...
Workers of Hawaii agency that sent false alert seen sleeping

Workers of Hawaii agency that sent false alert seen sleeping

Technology
An employee of the Hawaii agency that mistakenly sent cellphone and broadcast alerts about an imminent missile attack earlier this year said he saw staff members watching movies or TV on the job. The worker wrote an email to the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency's administrator saying another staffer witnessed all three people on duty asleep. The email was dated Jan. 14, the day after the alert went out. The employee's name wasn't released. A different agency worker mistakenly sent the warning that a ballistic missile was heading to the islands, leading hundreds of thousands of people to believe they were about to die in a nuclear attack. The button pusher thought it was a real emergency even though other workers understood it was an exercise. The agency later fired him. It took the age...
Medics to assess 999 calls by video before ambulance sent

Medics to assess 999 calls by video before ambulance sent

Technology
New technology is allowing emergency services to see patients via a smartphone camera before paramedics are able to arrive at the scene.The feature works by sending a text message to 999 callers which gives doctors access to their phone camera in order to assess a patient and better deploy the appropriate resources.The service requires no app to be downloaded, and a live picture and map location is transmitted in just seconds.It is part of the GoodSam platform, which already links up nearby first responders to 999 call outs.Image:The technology is being used by Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air AmbulanceThe technology is being used by the Great North and the Kent, Surrey and Sussex air ambulances, with other services in talks to use the facility.It is hoped the system will cut down on the deploy...
Hastings chair Hoffman sent to Coventry

Hastings chair Hoffman sent to Coventry

Business
Gary Hoffman, the banker who led the transformation of Northern Rock after its nationalisation, is being lined up as the next chairman of the Coventry Building Society, Britain's second-biggest.Sky News has learnt that Mr Hoffman's appointment by the mutual is awaiting clearance from regulators‎ and could be announced later this month.Assuming the move is approved by watchdogs, it will see one of the UK's most senior financial executives replacing Peter Ayliffe, who has been acting as interim chairman since Ian Pickering died last autumn.Mr Hoffman, who was born in Coventry, has retained strong links to the city, having tried on a previous occasion to lead a takeover of its League Two football club from Sisu Capital, its controversial hedge fund owner.A City source said this weekend that M
Facebook: Cambridge Analytica warning sent to users

Facebook: Cambridge Analytica warning sent to users

Technology
Facebook members can discover whether they are among the 87 million potential users whose data was shared with Cambridge Analytica.Every account holder is being sent one of two notices informing them whether their data was breached.The tech giant said people will also be shown what apps they use and what data those apps may have gathered.Facebook has additionally suspended a data analytics firm called Cubeyou, ahead of an investigation.The tech giant will look into into whether Cubeyou collected data for academic purposes and then used it commercially, following a partnership with Cambridge University in the UK.The investigation follows allegations reported by CNBC, regarding a personality quiz called "You Are What You Like", also known as "Apply Magic Sauce".Cubeyou denies the allegations...