EU privacy law heralds new era in online data protection

EU privacy law heralds new era in online data protection

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – New European privacy regulations that go into effect on Friday will force companies to be more attentive to how they handle customer data, while bringing consumers both new ways to control their data and tougher enforcement of existing privacy rights. The European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) replaces the bloc’s patchwork […]

Special Olympics 50th Anniversary Gets Entertainment Industry Boost

Special Olympics 50th Anniversary Gets Entertainment Industry Boost

Pharrell Williams, Cindy Crawford, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Stevie Wonder are among the talents that will participate in a year-long celebration of the Special Olympics 50th anniversary. The stars and celebration leaders including Special Olympics’ Global Ambassadors’ John C.McGinley, Brooklyn Decker, Apollo Anton Ohno, Nancy O’Dell, and Vanessa Williams plan to actively promote the organization’s Inclusion Revolution […]

Amnesty: Algerian blogger facing death penalty for online posts

Amnesty: Algerian blogger facing death penalty for online posts

The trial, of Algerian blogger Merzoug Touati faces charges relating to a Facebook post and YouTube video that authorities claim encouraged civil unrest, is a “yet another stain on the country’s human rights record,” according to Amnesty International. Touati’s trial begins on 24 May. He has been in detention since January 2017. According to Heba Morayef, […]

The Houston Rockets are one win away from the NBA Finals

The Houston Rockets are one win away from the NBA Finals

FINAL: Warriors 94, Rockets 98 Warriors 91, Rockets 95 (1:21 4Q) Eric Gordon hit an absolutely huge three to put the Rockets up 4 with just over a minute left. Warriors 86, Rockets 92 (4:05 4Q) This one’s still close but the Rockets are pulling further and further away. Chris Paul is absolutely taking over […]

Given the State Department's Scary New Warning, Should You Cancel Your Trip to Mexico?

Given the State Department's Scary New Warning, Should You Cancel Your Trip to Mexico?

In spite of reassurances from many pros, the reverberations of the U.S. Department of State’s Mexico travel warnings continue to be felt. Issued on March 18, the State Department’s Level 2 advisory tells travelers to “exercise increased caution in Mexico” generally, noting that “violent crime, such as homicide, kidnapping, carjacking, and robbery, is widespread,” and explicitly […]

Asia Stocks Open Down After Trump-Kim Summit Nixed: Markets Wrap

Asia Stocks Open Down After Trump-Kim Summit Nixed: Markets Wrap

Asian stocks opened lower after the cancellation of the U.S.-North Korea summit, which sparked a move to safe-haven assets. Treasuries and the yen held gains from Thursday, as did gold after its biggest advance in a month. Shares in Japan and Korea dropped alongside those in Australia. U.S. stocks closed lower despite a late rally, […]

Wales to ban smoking outside hospitals and schools in UK first

Wales to ban smoking outside hospitals and schools in UK first

Wales is to become the first country in the UK to ban smoking in outdoor school spaces, playgrounds and hospital grounds. The Labour-led government said on Friday it would bring in the restriction by summer 2019, arguing it would protect people from secondhand smoke and “de-normalise” smoking for children and young people. While most hospitals […]

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