Google NHS deal rebuked again by DeepMind panel – BBC News

The panel also acknowledged that this first contract had differed from the standard ones the NHS signed with third-parties despite the fact that DeepMind had said its deal was “no different” from the multitude of other data-sharing deals done within the NHS. Although most of the ICO’s criticism was of the Royal Free, which controlled patient data, the panel had the following advice for DeepMind. “It would be well-advised to…

July 6, 2017
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Is there institutional racism in mental health care? – BBC News

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionEche explains how he was Tasered when sectioned under the Mental Health Act Black people are being failed by the UK’s mental health services because of “institutional racism”, it has been warned. How does this affect those who experience it? When Eche Ogbuono, who has bipolar disorder, was sectioned under the Mental Health Act, he should have been taken to a safe…

July 5, 2017
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News Daily: North Korean missile and Grenfell ‘frustration’ – BBC News

Get news from the BBC in your inbox, each weekday morning Grenfell: Survivors express frustration Survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire have held a meeting with a coroner, expressing frustration at a lack of information from the authorities. During the three-hour discussion, Dr Fiona Wilcox, coroner for Westminster, described the scenes inside the building, where at least 80 people died last month, as “apocalyptic”. Meanwhile, the Grenfell response team says…

July 5, 2017
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‘Babe’ actor and activist will serve one week in jail for climate protest

Actor and activist.Image: Matt Baron/BEI/Shutterstock The friendly farmer from Babe is facing jail time for a cause. James Cromwell, a climate activist, was sentenced to one week in jail for his arrest during a protest at a New York power plant in 2015. Two other environmental activists, Pramilla Malick and Madeline Shaw, were also sentenced by a judge in Wawayanda, N.Y. Cromwell helped stage a sit-in at a natural gas…

July 4, 2017
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Facebook is winning the social networking war, but here’s how Amazon almost did it first

Amazon CEO Jeff BezosImage: David Ryder/Getty Images It may seem like Amazon is suddenly hungry to take over the world, but the company has been focused on dominating the internet for a very long time, a fact we were recently reminded of via a profile on early social networking site PlanetAll. If you’ve never heard of PlanetAll, that’s because it’s one of the few social networks born in the ’90s…

July 4, 2017
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This week in apps: Watch videos with friends and island hop with UberBOAT

Download those new apps ASAP.Image: drew angerer/Getty Images It’s completely possible that you weren’t able to keep up with app updates this week considering all of the speculation of what the iPhone will look like in 2020. If that’s the case, there’s no need to worry. We’ve got you covered. SEE ALSO: Why your iPhone photos look so bad Each week we round up the most important app news along…

July 4, 2017
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The headstones with unusual stories to tell – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images In 1703, Hannah Twynnoy became Britain’s first recorded victim of a tiger. She was a barmaid at the White Lion in Malmesbury, Wiltshire, when a travelling menagerie set up in the pub’s large rear yard, ready to attract paying crowds. Hannah was warned against upsetting the tiger but she enjoyed bothering and poking at the big cat – until one day it discovered the cage door…

July 3, 2017
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Trump Commission Demanding Voter Data Via Unsecured Email

The voter rolls include names, addresses, birthdays, partial Social Security numbers, and in some cases even drivers license numbers, among other information. But the the email system intended to traffic the information lacks minimal encryption protections, according to the report. Mississippis Republican Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann said commission members could go jump in the Gulf of Mexico. Californias participation would only serve to legitimize the false and already debunked…

July 2, 2017
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Buzz Aldrin Looked As Baffled As We Felt During Trump’s Space Talk

The astronaut was at Trumps side as the president announced a new executive order reestablishing the National Space Council 24 years after it was last active to direct space policy in his administration. Trump also referred to space providing the security that we need to protect the American people. And he sent Aldrins eyebrows shooting up when he added, inexplicably, At some point in the future, were going to look…

July 2, 2017
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Bizarre Video Shows Runaway Toilets Chasing People During Storm

Video of the chaos uploaded to Twitter on Friday shows the fast-moving blue port-a-potties sliding across Red Square in the Russian capital as people move out of their way. Video of the hilarious scene went viral on Twitter and toilet jokes abounded. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsLiveCaster ELITE Livecaster is a powerful desktop based livecasting software for Facebook and YouTube.PLR Training Course Instant Product Publisher – PLR…

July 2, 2017
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NASA Politely Clarifies It Is Not Running A Child Slave Colony On Mars

Three months ago, the conspiracy theory-loving radio show host apologized for spreading fake news about a child sex ring at a Washington, D.C., pizzeria after an armed man stormed the place looking for victims. To make sure this conspiracy theory doesnt catch fire, NASA was forced to deny it. Robert David Steele, a man whose Wikipedia page lists him as an American activist and former Central Intelligence Agency clandestine services…

July 1, 2017
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EPA Plans New Climate Science Critique, Swapping Peer Review For Red Vs. Blue Politics

The Environmental Protection Agency has already its website dedicated to climate change, of scientific advisory board members, and to alter her congressional testimony to include more political talking points. Now EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt plans to launch a new initiative aimed at challenging the widely accepted conclusion that the climate is changing due to the influx of planet-warming gases caused by burning fossil fuels, industrial farming and large-scale deforestation. The…

July 1, 2017
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Oval Office Press Chaos: ‘You Guys Are Getting Worse,’ Says Trump

Video of the scene appears to show news photographers bumping a small table holding a lamp next to Trump, toppling it. Someone else can be heard in video saying, Stop. This is the Oval Office. Stop it. When things calmed down, Trump called South Korea a major trading partner with the United States. He said the very, very strong relationship is good for American workers, but his administration is renegotiating…

July 1, 2017
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Trump Administration Accused Of Using Immigrant Kids As ‘Bait’ To Catch Parents

Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials confirmed that their surge initiative against human smuggling operations, first reported by McClatchy on Thursday, is targeting, among others,those who pay for unaccompanied minors to be brought into the U.S. without authorization. Dont be fooled here by claims that this is an effort by the government to protect children from smugglers, Michelle Bran of the Womens Refugee Commission said Friday on a call with reporters….

July 1, 2017
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Your Health Care Information Is Insecure — And Extremely Lucrative On The Black Market

Not very. TrendMicro, an information security company, has reported that the health care sectoris now the preferred target for cybercriminals. The industry, with hospitals leading the way, has been the top target of data breaches, followed by government and retail.In 2015, a total of 113.2 million health care-related records were stolen, the most ever, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. An electronic health record database contains personal…

June 30, 2017
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Radio 1: Why is the station struggling to find new DJs? – BBC News

Image caption Jameela Jamil presented T4 before joining Radio 1 in 2012 In recent years, Radio 1’s line-up has sometimes resembled a Sunday morning TV schedule. Fearne Cotton, Nick Grimshaw, Jameela Jamil and many more were hired to present on the station after first cutting their teeth on TV. But Cooper says the issue now with hiring from TV is the fundamental change in the type of personalities which fill…

June 30, 2017
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Avebury neolithic ‘stone square circle’ discovered – BBC News

Dr Joshua Pollard, said its “scale and complexity” was “unheard of”. Image caption The survey took place within the bank and ditch and colossal outer stone circle of the Avebury henge “We have detected and mapped a series of prehistoric standing stones that were subsequently hidden and buried,” Dr Gillings said. “Together, these reveal a striking and apparently unique square megalithic monument within the Avebury circles that has the potential…

June 29, 2017
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Republicans Keep Using This Shockingly Dishonest Argument To Sell Their Health Care Plan

What might take the cake, however, is one of the GOPs main rationales for why Obamacare needs to be junked rather than simply shored up. Key Republicans, includingHealth and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, argue that the law enacted in 2010 failed because millions of people still have no health insurance. Meanwhile, they push legislation that would add to this problem. Thats not to say that the current draft of…

June 29, 2017
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Warren Buffett Makes The Case For Single-Payer Health Care

In an interview on PBS NewsHour, host Judy Woodruff asked Buffett, a longtime Democratic donor, how the United States should address the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare. With my limited knowledge, I think that [single payer] probably is the best system, Buffett said. In almost every field of American business, it pays to bring down costs, he said. Theres an awful lot of people involved in the medical,…

June 28, 2017
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Adam Driver Brings A Family To Tears With Life-Changing Surprise

Just a warning: Tears may start flowing when you see Star Wars actor Adam Driverdeliver a surprise, life-changing scholarship to the daughter of a disabled veteran. Driver teamed up with Budweiser and the Folds of Honor Foundation to make it happen. The actor, a former Marine, told HuffPost he jumped at the chance to get involved when he heard how the two organizations were helping military families. Over email, Driver…

June 28, 2017
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Trump’s Not Going To Like This: Alec Baldwin Is Returning To ‘SNL’

Yeah, were going to fit that in, Baldwin told the network. I think people have enjoyed it. I dont quite know if people want to continue with that, he said in March.If everything stays the same in the country as it is now, I dont think people will be in the mood to laugh about it come September. That may come as unwelcome news to at least one high-profile SNL…

June 28, 2017
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United States’ Image Takes A Beating Under Trump, Survey Shows

Five months into Trumps presidency, the survey spanning 37 nations showed U.S. favorability ratings in the rest of the world slumping to 49 percent from 64 percent at the end of Barack Obamas eight years in the White House. Trump took office in January pledging to put America First. Since then he has pressed ahead with plans to build a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico, announced he will…

June 27, 2017
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White House Warns Syria Against Launching Another Chemical Weapons Attack

The White House said in a statement released late on Monday the preparations by Syria were similar to those undertaken before an April 4 chemical attack that killed dozens of civilians and prompted U.S. President Donald Trump to order a cruise missile strike on a Syrian air base. If … Mr. Assad conducts another mass murder attack using chemical weapons, he and his military will pay a heavy price, he…

June 27, 2017
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Kim Kardashian Faces Criticism For Car Seat Photo

On Saturday, Kardashian posted a photo of her 18-month-old son, Saint, sitting in a car seat. While many commenters pointed out how adorable Saint is, others also took the opportunity to voice concerns about the safety of his car seat setup specifically the fact that the toddler appeared to be front-facing. The comments section is filled with similar concerns, as well as responses from fans defending the celebrity. The American…

June 27, 2017
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How Harry Potter enchanted the world – BBC News

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWhat JK Rowling said about first Harry Potter book in 1997 Can you believe it’s 20 years since the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone? Joanne Rowling, as she was known then, dreamed up the story of the bespectacled boy wizard on a train trip between London and Manchester. She finished the manuscript in 1995, writing much of it in…

June 26, 2017
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Ian Paterson: Why have private patients not been compensated? – BBC News

“What he did – it will never go away. When you go private, you think you’ve got the best.” Ian Paterson: Surgeon was ‘psychopathic like Shipman’ Breast surgeon ‘played God’ with women’s bodies Ian Paterson: ‘He took a pound of flesh for money’ Linda Millband, national lead lawyer for clinical negligence at legal firm Thompsons, is acting for more than 500 of Paterson’s former private patients. She said private policies…

June 26, 2017
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