Monthly Archives: February 2015

Google agrees privacy policy changes with data watchdog

BBC News : Google has agreed to rewrite its privacy policy after pressure from the UK Information Commissioner’s Office. The firm must make it easier for users to find out how their data is collected and what it is used for and submit to a two-year review. The deal follows an investigation by the regulator. Similar reviews are continuing elsewhere ...

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Cold plasma kills off norovirus

By Alex Berezow Science writer BBC News Norovirus, the most common cause of gastroenteritis in the world, can be killed with “cold plasma,” researchers in Germany have reported. The virus, which elicits vomiting and diarrhoea, has gained international notoriety for causing outbreaks on cruise ships. However, such incidents represent merely a fraction of the tens of millions of cases that occur ...

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Obama plans tax on US firms overseas to fix roads at home

BBC News : US President Barack Obama plans to close a tax loophole that allows US firms to avoid paying taxes on overseas profits, the White House says. His 2016 budget will impose a one-off 14% tax on US profits stashed overseas, as well as a 19% tax on any future profits as they are earned. The $238bn (£158bn) raised ...

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Murray out to end Aussie heartbreak against Djokovic

MELBOURNE: Andy Murray will bid to end a tormenting run of three losing Australian Open finals as world number one Novak Djokovic eyes a fifth triumph in Sunday’s decider in Melbourne. The year’s first major has been a heartbreak Grand Slam for the Scot, but he has given himself another chance to finally break through and add to his Wimbledon ...

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