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Web law offers 'right to be forgotten' online

Social media firms will have to erase personal information on individuals when asked under laws allowing people the “right to be forgotten” online. The Data Protection Bill will make it simpler for people to control how companies use their personal details, including requesting that posts or pictures be deleted. …

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Google in heated row over sex differences memo

Google has denounced an engineer’s memo blaming biological differences between sexes for the lack of women in leadership roles. Executives released a statement after the memo stoked a heated debate over treatment of women in the male-dominated Silicon Valley. The unnamed engineer wrote a 3,000-word document – that circulated …

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Commuters face Waterloo disruption chaos

Tens of thousands of commuters are bracing themselves for three weeks of severe disruption as they head into the first working day of engineering works at London Waterloo. London Waterloo is Britain’s busiest station with annual passenger numbers reaching 99 million in 2015/16, compared to 39 million at Birmingham …

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Mobile masts giant Arqiva eyes £6bn float

The communications infrastructure giant which owns thousands of mobile‎ phone masts across Britain has lined up a quartet of banks to prepare a bumper London stock market listing. Sky News has learnt that Arqiva, which is owned by a consortium of Australian and Canadian investors, has appointed Barclays, Goldman …

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Energy review examining household and environmental costs

An independent review looking at ways to reduce energy costs has been launched by the government.The study will examine how the UK can keep household bills down while also meeting its climate change targets.Oxford University professor Dieter Helm, who is carrying out the work, said he would “sort out …

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Belgium says it knew about contaminated eggs in June

Belgium has admitted it knew in June that eggs from Dutch farms might be contaminated with an insecticide – a month before the issue became public.The information was not shared because of a fraud investigation, a spokeswoman for Belgium’s food safety agency said.Tests found the chemical fipronil, which can …

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